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    Frome care home supports budding young chefs

    12th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Frome care home supports budding young chefs

    Gracewell of Frome, on Welshmill Lane, were delighted to sponsor young cooking enthusiasts from the community in the local heat of the Rotary Young Chef Competition. Held on Monday 26 November, this year’s heat saw the short-listed 12 entrants, made up of Frome College Students, go head-to-head as part of the annual national competition organised […]

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    Primary school pupil’s winning artwork unveiled in Edinburgh care home

    12th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Primary school pupil’s winning artwork unveiled in Edinburgh care home

    A budding young artist from Cramond Primary School has had her winning artwork unveiled at Edinburgh’s newest care home, Cramond Residence. Six year old Lauren White was crowned the winner of a local art competition run by the Residence, after her poster depicting Cramond village was chosen out of over 400 entries. Now, the pupil […]

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    NCS students from Huddersfield Giants Community Trust have been paying regular visits to local care home

    12th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    NCS students from Huddersfield Giants Community Trust have been paying regular visits to local care home

    BINGO brought teenagers and elderly care home residents together in Huddersfield.   National Citizenship Service (NCS) students from the Huddersfield Giants Community Trust have been paying regular visits to Aden Court Care Home.   The 15-to-17-year-olds organised a bingo night with nibbles and drinks, as well as a games afternoon, quiz and arts and crafts […]

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    Work begins on 55 bed assisted living development for Essex based care home operator

    11th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Work begins on 55 bed assisted living development for Essex based care home operator

    Work has begun on the construction of a ground-breaking 55 bed assisted living development and a 77 bed care home which will provide residential and dementia care.   The new luxury development is being built at a cost of £23 million across a 3.3 acre site in Hutton Essex, by multi-award-winning care provider, Hallmark Care […]

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    Learning disability charity launches CookABILITY cooking videos to fight obesity

    11th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Learning disability charity launches CookABILITY cooking videos to fight obesity

    People with learning disabilities are making YouTube videos to help tackle obesity as part of a pioneering new project from the disability charity United Response. CookABILITY launches today and aims to encourage people with learning disabilities, Down’s syndrome and autism to cook for themselves and eat healthy food. Research* shows disabled people are more likely […]

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    ‘Celebration’ exhibition brings together work from care home residents in the south west

    11th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    ‘Celebration’ exhibition brings together work from care home residents in the south west

    Residents from five care homes are showing off their artwork at Nynehead Court’s Orangery this month. The show, called ‘Celebration’, has been coordinated by Stable Arts at Nynehead Court and features work from care home residents of Nynehead Court, Oaktree Court, Chelston Park and Gardens, Camelot House, and Court House, Cullompton. It opened on 1st […]

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    Live-in care provider launches campaign to end loneliness

    10th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Live-in care provider launches campaign to end loneliness

    A national live-in care provider has launched a campaign aimed at combatting loneliness this month in honour of their chosen charity, The Silver Line. Promedica24, which provides dedicated live-in care across many regions of the UK, have released a series of images that show a ‘retired’ elf struggling with life on his own following the […]

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    Care crisis as care home occupancy rates are the highest levels ever recorded

    10th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care crisis as care home occupancy rates are the highest levels ever recorded

    Care home occupancy rates are at the highest levels ever recorded after a sixth consecutive year of increase and combined with another year of a net loss in the number of homes and beds, with 267 homes and 6,028 beds lost by the middle of 2018 already, the UK care home industry is facing an […]

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    Edinburgh housing residents have been taken back in time!

    10th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Edinburgh housing residents have been taken back in time!

    TENANTS from an Edinburgh retirement housing development have been taken back in time with a play showcasing 1950s Leith. Joined by pupils from Abbeyhill Primary School on Thursday 29th November, tenants from Bield’s Gordon Court were treated to a first glimpse of the production of ‘Moonshine on Leith’ – inspired by the tales of the […]

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    Borough Care goes Totally Local

    10th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Borough Care goes Totally Local

    Borough Care, the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, is linking up with the Totally Local Company. The partnership will see staff from the Totally Local Company volunteering to send Christmas cards to Borough Care residents. Based in Stockport, the Totally Local Company provides facilities management services to public […]

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    Dewsbury care home staff, residents and local community join in celebrating Good CQC inspection

    10th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Dewsbury care home staff, residents and local community join in celebrating Good CQC inspection

    A care home manager in Dewsbury has reached out to thank her staff, residents, relatives and the local community for their support after receiving their latest Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) report.  Cheryl Green has steered Ashworth Grange residential care home to achieving ‘Good’ in all five key areas of care: Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and […]

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    High praise for BBC drama, ‘Care’, for tackling social care crisis

    9th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    High praise for BBC drama, ‘Care’, for tackling social care crisis

    The UK’s leading dementia charity, Alzheimer’s Society, has warned that the story at the heart of a new BBC1 drama, Care, is too often the reality for countless people at the mercy of a broken social care system.   The Society has commended scriptwriting legend Jimmy McGovern for casting a light on an invisible group […]

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    School boy with heartwarming desire to help others wins award

    7th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    School boy with heartwarming desire to help others wins award

    A heart-warming desire to help others at just 11 years old has won a schoolboy a national award.   Charlie Phillips has already started to take direct action locally, to support people living with dementia including his Nan Judy.   His efforts have been recognised by Alzheimer’s Society in this year’s Dementia Friendly Awards, winning […]

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    Mental Health Act review shines light on disturbing practices for some of the most vulnerable people

    7th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Mental Health Act review shines light on disturbing practices for some of the most vulnerable people

    The government will introduce a new Mental Health Bill to transform mental health care, following publication of the final report from the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983. The government is accepting 2 of the review’s recommendations to modernise the Mental Health Act. Those detained under the Act will be allowed to nominate […]

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    Traditional topping out ceremony marks latest milestone for Caring Homes

    7th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Traditional topping out ceremony marks latest milestone for Caring Homes

    The final trim has been secured on the roof of a new luxury care home in West Sussex as part of a traditional topping out ceremony to mark the latest milestone at the development. The final roof tile, at the care home in Broadbridge Heath, West Sussex, was fitted by Donna Boobyer, Senior Commissioning Manager […]

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    Minister for Care drops in on Outstanding home care team

    7th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Minister for Care drops in on Outstanding home care team

    The Minister for Care visited local home care company to thank the team following its recent ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission.   MP Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care popped in to Home Instead Senior Care Westminster and City of London to talk to business owner […]

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    Construction commences on the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s site in Redhill

    7th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Construction commences on the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s site in Redhill

    Construction has commenced on the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) residential site in Redhill. The scheme will provide RNIB with specialised accommodation for up to 50 residents as well as 77 luxury new homes for sale on the open market. The completed development will include the refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Tudor […]

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    Care UK faces legal action unless it pays more than £3m in compensation

    6th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care UK faces legal action unless it pays more than  £3m in compensation

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has made clear to the company, one of the country’s largest care home providers, that it must refund over 1,600 residents who were charged a compulsory upfront ‘administration’ fee of as much as £3,000 – or face legal action.    It comes as part of the CMA’s ongoing investigation, […]

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    Michelin Star chef brings his lifetime love of food to care home residents

    6th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Michelin Star chef brings his lifetime love of food to care home residents

    Catering to the taste buds is one of the UK’s finest chefs, Paul Wright, as he takes up his full-time position as chef at the Malpas based Prospect House residential care home. With over 26 years in the catering business the former Gleneagles and Michelin Star chef brings his lifetime love of food to residents […]

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    75% of disabled people and their families have no long term support plan

    6th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    75% of disabled people and their families have no long term support plan

    National disability charity, Sense, delivered its #HelpFamiliesPlan petition to Number 10 Downing Street. More than 35,000 people have joined Sense in calling on it to become compulsory that councils ensure disabled people aged 25 and over are supported to have a plan in place for their future care and support. Sense have been campaigning on […]

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