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Uplifting boat trip is just the ticket for Nantwich care home residents

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uplifting boat trip is just the ticket for Nantwich care home residents

Four residents from Elm House, the CLS-run care home in Nantwich, Cheshire, took to the water to enjoy an educational trip to the Anderton Boat Lift in Northwich. Once aboard, residents were treated to a history of the boat lift and surrounding area, while voyaging between the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey canal. […]

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Recruitment drive to support launch of new Shropshire care team

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Recruitment drive to support launch of new Shropshire care team

Shropshire’s leading independent care provider has begun a recruitment drive to support the launch of a new peripatetic team to work at homes across the county. Coverage Care is establishing a 10-strong unit of day and night nurses and care assistants to provide emergency and planned cover at its homes with plans to expand it […]

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New Tonbridge care Home opens doors to new residents

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
New Tonbridge care Home opens doors to new residents

The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s new residential home for older people officially opened last week, welcoming its first residents on 15th August.   After 18 months of construction, Barnes Lodge was officially declared open this week, as the first of the new residents made their way across to their new home from the Society’s former care home […]

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Care home looks forward to celebrity visit at Edinburgh Summer Fete

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home looks forward to celebrity visit at Edinburgh Summer Fete

An Edinburgh care home is gearing up to host its annual summer fete and is calling out for the local community to come along and get involved. Bupa’s Victoria Manor care home in Leith will hold its end of summer celebrations on Saturday the 3rd of September and is encouraging members of the public to […]

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Reptilian encounter for Chesterfield care home residents

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Reptilian encounter for Chesterfield care home residents

HOLMEWOOD care home residents enjoyed a reptilian encounter during a visit from animal handling firm ZooLab.   Elderly residents at the home, on Barnfield Close, Chesterfield, got the opportunity to meet, handle and pet snakes, lizards and even a giant tarantula.   Kathleen Richardson, home manager at Holmewood, operated by Hill Care Group, said: “Seeing […]

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Brunelcare hosts renewed wedding vows of Gloucestershire care home resident

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Brunelcare hosts renewed wedding vows of Gloucestershire care home resident

Malcolm and Jan De Gay renewed their wedding vows after 53 years of marriage on Sunday 14th August, surrounded by 150 guests. The ceremony was very special because it took place at Brunelcare’s Deerhurst Care Home in Gloucestershire where Malcolm has lived since January 2015. His wife Jan lives nearby and volunteers at the home; visiting […]

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Animals and ice cream at Wokingham care home

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Animals and ice cream at Wokingham care home

Visitors to Warren Lodge Care Centre in Wokingham would have been forgiven for thinking they’d dropped into Old MacDonald’s farm last week, when residents and their families mingled with goats, donkeys, sheep, hens and many more furry and feathered visitors during the home’s summer farm day. The lawns at the home were transformed into pens […]

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MP rolls up his sleeves at Greenacres Care Home

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
MP rolls up his sleeves at Greenacres Care Home

Jason McCartney MP for Colne Valley, got a taste of life as a carer when he volunteered at Greenacres residential and dementia care home in Meltham near Huddersfield last week.  The visit was part of his volunteering week, which has also seen him help out at Holme Valley Memorial Hospital and repair footpaths with the National […]

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Danshell announces investment in Darlington care service

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Danshell announces investment in Darlington care service

Hollyhurst residential care service in Darlington, part of the Danshell Group, has undergone a significant investment to refurbish the home, with service users playing a full part in the plans.   A number of bedrooms have been re-configured to provide modern en-suite bathrooms, with walk-in showers, supporting the privacy and dignity of service users.   […]

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Edinburgh care home raises hundred at annual summer fete

August 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh care home raises hundred at annual summer fete

Bupa’s Braid Hills Care Home in Edinburgh is celebrating after its annual summer fete raised a staggering £900, smashing its original fundraising target. The care home, on Liberton Drive, opened its doors to the public and invited them in to enjoy some fun in the sun with the residents and staff. Various activities and stalls […]

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Adara Group completes acquisition of two care homes

August 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Adara Group completes acquisition of two care homes

Northampton-based Adara Group has acquired two care homes; Burlington Hall in Woburn Sands and The Shrubbery in Higham Ferrers. An undisclosed funding package has been provided by the Royal Bank of Scotland to support the deal.   Adara Group was established in January 2016 by experienced care home operator Sue Hanspaul, alongside her husband Mike […]

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Project is music to the ears of Bield tenants

August 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Project is music to the ears of Bield tenants

Service users and their families at some of Bield’s care homes in Fife are set to join a pioneering project that uses music to improve the quality of life for those living with dementia. Bield’s Gillie Court and Grants Bank in Dunfermline and Finavon Court in Glenrothes will be the first to implement the scheme, […]

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Gravesend care home residents’ day trip reaches new heights

August 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gravesend care home residents’ day trip reaches new heights

Residents from The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s two Gravesend care homes, Dene Holm and Edward Moore House, took a trip to Herne Bay to watch their annual air show.   Accompanied by activity and care staff, the group of residents made the exciting trip to Herne Bay to watch the annual spectacular air show on Sunday […]

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Half A Sixpence stars perform at Chichester care home

August 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Half A Sixpence stars perform at Chichester care home

Leading cast members from the musical comedy Half A Sixpence took time out from their critically acclaimed run at Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT) to perform at the cathedral city’s newest care home. Charlie Stemp, who plays orphan and central character Arthur Kipps, was joined by fellow actors Emma Williams and Devon-Elise Johnson to entertain residents […]

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Care home teams up with Coventry Culture ‘Bringing the Museum to the Care Home’ dementia initiative

August 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home teams up with Coventry Culture ‘Bringing the Museum to the Care Home’ dementia initiative

PICTURES of everything from Coventry market in the 1980s to a visit from the Queen Mother and George VI are stimulating memories at a care home thanks to a collaboration with a city museum.   The Willows care home in Westminster Road, Earlsdon, linked up with Coventry Culture to reproduce a series of photographs on […]

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Bridlington care home hosts family fun day to provide innovative solutions for symptoms of dementia

August 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bridlington care home hosts family fun day to provide innovative solutions for symptoms of dementia

A Bridlington care home has hosted a family fun day to raise money to provide innovative solutions for the symptoms of dementia. Staff at Red House care home, run by not for profit organisation Hica Group, came together to host cake stalls, tombolas and raffles, raising £350 to go towards purchasing pop up reminiscence ‘pods’. […]

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North East care group celebrates UK first!

August 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
North East care group celebrates UK first!

This week a North East family run group is celebrating following the announcement that they have achieved four outstanding Care Quality Commission (CQC) gradings, the first care providers in the UK to achieve this.   The national average for outstanding CQC inspections is one in 200 care homes and Helen McArdle Care has four out […]

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CQC publish reports on 66 adult social care services in the North of England

August 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC publish reports on 66 adult social care services in the North of England

CQC inspectors publish reports on 66 adult social care services in the North of England In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 66 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the North that have been inspected under its new approach. Following recent inspections one […]

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Amazing care home resident completes 412 mile cycle

August 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Amazing care home resident completes 412 mile cycle

Amazing care home resident with cerebral palsy completes 412 mile cycle challenge and raises more than £1,000 for charity As the UK celebrates Laura Trott’s Olympic success, staff and residents at Drummond Grange Care Home in Lasswade are cheering for their own cycling champion, 63 year old Rhoda Gourlay. Rhoda, who lives with cerebral palsy […]

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Caring Homes receives inaugural Princess Royal Training Award

August 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Caring Homes receives inaugural Princess Royal Training Award

Caring Homes Group is delighted to be recognised in the first Princess Royal Training Awards for its unique Dementia Training programme, ‘My World’. The award is a new honour for employers in the UK who have created lasting impact by successfully linking their skills development needs to business performance. Caring Homes shares the prestigious accolade […]

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