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Hoisting improvements in people’s mobility

September 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hoisting improvements in people’s mobility

Over ¼million people either cannot move around their home, or rely on being carried.   Their independence and mobility could be enhanced, and their and their carer’s safety improved, by utilising a new resource. Clos-o-Mat, Britain’s leading provider of disabled toileting solutions, has added ceiling track hoists to its portfolio.   “For people with mobility […]

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Glasgow Care Homes Raise Thousands From Summer Fetes

September 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Glasgow Care Homes Raise Thousands From Summer Fetes

Three Glasgow care homes are celebrating after their annual summer fetes together raised more than £3000 to support new activities for the residents. Bupa’s Elderslie, Darnley Court and Rutherglen care homes set up various activities and stalls for residents, guests and visitors, including a bouncy castle, tombola and a raffle, with some residents even running […]

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Lambhill Court Ltd appoints Elaine Rankin as Operations Manager

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Lambhill Court Ltd appoints Elaine Rankin as Operations Manager

Care Home provider, Lambhill Court Ltd are delighted to announce the appointment of Elaine Rankin as Operations Manager. Elaine Rankin, 46 years from Ayrshire has worked in similar roles previously to being appointed Operations Manager at Lambhill Court Ltd. Elaine brings a wealth of experience and an enviable reputation, having worked in the care sector […]

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Raising the roof on new care home in Newton Mearns

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Raising the roof on new care home in Newton Mearns

Construction of a private care home in Newton Mearns is nearing completion as the roof is installed, marking the final phases in the external development of the building.   Located at the corner of Waterfoot Road and Broom Road East, the state-of-the-art home is being built for Meallmore, one of Scotland’s leading providers of nursing […]

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Country Court Care wins Health Investor prestigious “Residential Provider of the year” award

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Country Court Care wins Health Investor prestigious “Residential Provider of the year” award

Country Court Care was recently presented with the prestigious “Residential Provider of the year” 2015 award at the annual Health Investor awards on June 10th at Grosvenor House Hotel, London. A panel made up of expert judges were looking for care organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the care sector during 2014. […]

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Warwickshire care home rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

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Warwickshire care home rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Galanos House in Warwickshire, West Midlands to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in March. Galanos House is registered to provide accommodation and nursing care for up to 90 people. There are three units providing residential, nursing and care for those with […]

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Flower arranging volunteers share reasons for giving up their time

September 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Flower arranging volunteers share reasons for giving up their time

A group of volunteers who give up their Wednesdays to do flower arranging at Watling Court, shared their story of why they are more than happy to help out.   Phylis Aitchison, Marion Holden and Robert Sparks have been running their weekly flower arranging sessions at Watling Court for nearly three years, around 20 tenants […]

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Residents celebrate £500K refurbishment of Hanover Court during trombone master class

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Residents celebrate £500K refurbishment of Hanover Court during trombone master class

92-year-old Jessie Hall from Hanover Court in Haxby has enjoyed her first trombone lesson on her 93rd birthday. Her birthday was celebrated during a special event to mark the completion of a major refurbishment project on Tuesday 25 August. Residents were joined by Cllr Sonja Crisp, Lord Mayor of York and other local dignitaries as […]

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New CEO for ExtraCare Charitable Trust from Student Loans Company

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
New CEO for ExtraCare Charitable Trust from Student Loans Company

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, the leading provider of affordable retirement villages in the UK, is pleased to announce that Mick Laverty has been appointed as its new Chief Executive.   Mick, currently Chief Executive at the Student Loans Company and formerly Chief Executive at Advantage West Midlands, the Regional Development Agency, takes up his new […]

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DC Care sells Doncaster care home

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
DC Care sells Doncaster care home

DC Care has completed the sale of Clifton Court Care Home, near Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The home, which was an asset of Mirus Care Limited (In Liquidation), was originally registered for 33 elderly clients and closed late last year. Upon instruction from Begbies Traynor LLP, DC Care carried out an extensive marketing campaign, to […]

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Firefighters to tackle dementia as Local Authorities embrace public health responsibilities

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Firefighters to tackle dementia as Local Authorities embrace public health responsibilities

Firefighters across England are going above and beyond their fire prevention work and are now supporting vulnerable people with issues relating to dementia, mental health, domestic abuse, social isolation, childhood obesity and youth unemployment.   Following the transfer of public health duties to local government, the fire and rescue service is now working in partnership […]

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Turning 100 is down to a daily cup of tea

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Turning 100 is down to a daily cup of tea

A care home resident from Falkirk has revealed her key to a long and healthy life – one that has seen her reach her 100th birthday.   Christina Hamilton, who has lived in Bupa’s Newcarron Care Home for nearly a year, says she attributes her good health to a lifelong passion for music – and […]

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Exeter residential home, celebrates successful turnaround with grand Summer Fete

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Exeter residential home, celebrates successful turnaround with grand Summer Fete

Alphington Lodge was acquired by husband and wife team, Paul and Jessica Nery, on 21st April 2015. Alphington Lodge was under-performing at the time and Paul and Jess have invested substantial time and several hundred thousand pounds to upgrade the care practices and the physical structure of the home. “I joined this industry after caring […]

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Skydive raises money for Friends of the Elderly

August 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Skydive raises money for Friends of the Elderly

Beau Strong aged 25, who lives in Bermondsey, has raised over £400 for national charity Friends of the Elderly by bravely jumping 10,000ft out of a plane in Salisbury.   Beau decided to support the charity having recently lost his own grandparents and seeing how important it was for them to be surrounded by family […]

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Gravesend Care Home residents get stuck in to the gardening!

August 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Gravesend Care Home residents get stuck in to the gardening!

Residents of Edward Moore House Residential Home in Gravesend made the most of the summer sunshine by putting on their gardening gloves and spending a morning digging and planting.   With the sun shining and the weather finally starting to feel like summer, residents of the Trinity Road residential home decided to spend a morning […]

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Rosewood Healthcare Group acquires Care at Home (Wales) Ltd

August 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rosewood Healthcare Group acquires Care at Home (Wales) Ltd

AlixPartners Services UK LLP, Joint Administrators of Care at Home (Wales) Limited in June 2014 instructed Bespoke Care and Eddisons to jointly market the assets for sale with a view to securing a sale to a trade buyer who would continue to operate the homes. The sale of all 3 care homes to Rosewood Healthcare […]

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Leading charity scores two new contracts

August 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Leading charity scores two new contracts

One of Scotland’s housing and care providers has secured a new contract with South Ayrshire Council.   Blackwood has taken over the role of Housing Support Services for two supported complexes in Ayr, Orchard Court and Hamilton House.   The charity has signed an initial three year contract with the possibility of a two year […]

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Clitheroe care home residents take a sweet trip down memory lane

August 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Clitheroe care home residents take a sweet trip down memory lane

A Clitheroe care home has taken its residents for a trip down memory lane with the opening of a unique sweet shop.   Riverside Care Centre has given its residents the opportunity to purchase sweets from yesteryear with its classic sweet shop, which features a 1940s wooden till and 1950s style scales.   Old favourites […]

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Care home residents to enjoy trips out in new minibus

August 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home residents to enjoy trips out in new minibus

Seale Pastures House care home, in Acresford, Swadlincote, has made a significant investment that will further enhance the lives of its residents.   The home, which is operated by Akari Care, has taken delivery of a new minibus that will allow its residents to go on more day trips and visit some of the local […]

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British people are living longer but have more ailments, study reveals

August 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
British people are living longer but have more ailments, study reveals

People in the UK are living longer but are coping with more medical ailments causing illness or disability in their older years, according to a major new international study published in The Lancet today (Thursday 27 August).   An international consortium of researchers working on the Global Burden of Disease study analysed more than 300 […]

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