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Elderly Vs Young in Teesside Tennis

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Elderly Vs Young in Teesside Tennis

TEESSIDE primary school pupils and care home residents celebrated Wimbledon with a match of their own.   96-year-old Joyce Marsay served against an opponent almost nine decades her junior in one game.   The players used homemade rackets and yellow balloon balls to even the playing field.   Joyce, a resident of Ingleby Care Home, […]

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Alzheimer’s Society responds to life expectancy figures

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Alzheimer’s Society responds to life expectancy figures

In response to updated life expectancy figures from Professor Sir Michael Marmot at UCL Institute of Health Equity, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said “Every day through our helpline we hear how the chronic lack of funding to the social care system over the last decade is devastating people with dementia. This latest analysis […]

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Danshell – Newbus Grange Hospital in Darlington maintains ‘Good’ by CQC

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Danshell – Newbus Grange Hospital in Darlington maintains ‘Good’ by CQC

Newbus Grange Hospital in Darlington, part of the Danshell Group, has maintained a ‘Good’ rating in every area in a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), continuing to provide effective specialist assessment and support for men living with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs. Newbus Grange’s multi-disciplinary team meets the needs of the […]

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Belong Crewe residents roll back the years and go back to school!

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Belong Crewe residents roll back the years and go back to school!

Residents and customers at Belong Crewe care village rolled back the decades to find themselves in a classroom setting, taking part in a very special science lesson. The session was organised with the local Oaks Academy High School, which sent along pupils from years 7 and 8, accompanied by their science teacher, Mr Ash Scott, […]

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The NHS and care homes could work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare

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The NHS and care homes could work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare

Research identifies how the NHS and care homes can work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare to the half million people in residential care Healthcare provision to residents in care homes across England is often ‘erratic and inequitable’, a major three-year study led by the University of Hertfordshire, funded by the National Institute […]

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Mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’ reports CQC

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’ reports CQC

CQC warns mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’ – some services responding positively to unprecedented challenges but others must move away from out-dated care that leaves people ‘helpless and powerless’ The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes the findings of its comprehensive inspection programme of all specialist mental health services, giving the most complete […]

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Report by Christie & Co highlights opportunities and challenges of solving the UK’s bed blocking problem

19th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Report by Christie & Co highlights opportunities and challenges of solving the UK’s bed blocking problem

The nursing crisis in the UK has reached new heights according to the latest report published by Christie & Co. The report, entitled ‘Adult Social Care 2017: Funding, Staffing & the Bed Blocking Challenge’, surveyed every local authority and over 200 leading operators across elderly and specialist care in the UK in order to understand […]

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Care home garden transformed as part of young leadership project

19th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home garden transformed as part of young leadership project

RAWMARSH Ashwood Primary School pupils have transformed a care home garden as part of a young leadership project.   The youngsters were tasked with making improvements within their community.   They chose to brighten the garden at Rotherham’s Broadacres Care Home, on Naylor Street, which cares for elderly people and those living with dementia.   […]

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Caring Homes celebrate 1000th staff member to complete dementia training

19th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Caring Homes celebrate 1000th staff member to complete dementia training

A care worker at Oak Manor care home in Norfolk had a surprise visit from the Caring Homes managing director who presented her with an Ipad as the 1000th person to successfully complete the company’s dementia training.   Marlise Moura, who has worked at Oak Manor for a year alongside her husband Joao was delighted […]

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Care home group hosts glittering gala evening for 3rd annual national care awards

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Care home group hosts glittering gala evening for 3rd annual national care awards

National care home operator, Maria Mallaband Care Group and Countrywide Care Homes held their 3rd annual awards on Thursday 22nd June 2017. The awards were created to acknowledge the efforts of staff and the impact they have on the lives of residents and their families. Residents, colleagues, relatives and visitors placed a staggering amount of […]

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Strawberry picking stimulates old memories

19th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Strawberry picking stimulates old memories

A trip to Halberton Court Farm near Tiverton brought back some happy memories for a pensioner who is living with dementia.   Ian Spreadbury visited the farm, along with fellow residents, as part of an activities programme organised by Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington, Somerset, “Our aim is to keep people as active as we can and […]

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The sights and sounds of the 1960s were back in vogue at a Dorset nursing home

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The sights and sounds of the 1960s were back in vogue at a Dorset nursing home

The sights and sounds of the 1960s were back in vogue as a Dorset nursing and residential home tuned into a fun day of reminiscence. The action at Colten Care’s Avon Reach in Mudeford centred around four Mini Cooper S cars, a style icon favoured by well-known Sixties’ figures such as Peter Sellers, Paul McCartney, […]

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Vulnerable adults being let down by poor social work practice

19th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Vulnerable adults being let down by poor social work practice

Vulnerable people are being forced into situations against their will because care providers are not going through the proper processes, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. In a report published today, the Ombudsman highlights some of the very real concerns it has about the way some of the most vulnerable people in […]

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Davina McCall and family unite to launch Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Davina McCall and family unite to launch Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

Davina McCall and family are joining forces with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle dementia after being inspired by her dad who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. The television star, alongside her mum and dad, Gaby and Andrew, are supporting Memory Walk, Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this autumn. […]

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Care home staff and residents celebrate £500 grant with strawberries and cream

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home staff and residents celebrate £500 grant with strawberries and cream

Residents, family members and friends enjoyed strawberries and cream with a glass of bubbly at the Chirk Court Care Home in Chirk last Friday. The event was supported by many from the wider community in Chirk including members of Chirk Town Council who presented the care home with a £500 discretionary grant which will pay […]

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Random act of kindness completes seaside treat!

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Random act of kindness completes seaside treat!

A small group from Stocks Hall Care Home, Skelmersdale recently went to visit Marine Lake Café in Southport.   Jack, Pauline, Alan and Rose accompanied by Tracie and Claire, Activities Staff at the Home enjoyed a wonderful day out and watched the world go by at this fabulous cafe.   Enjoying cool refreshments, listening to […]

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Care England announces date of Judicial Review against Essex County Council

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care England announces date of Judicial Review against Essex County Council

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has announced that the date for the hearing of its Judicial Review (JR) against Essex County Council regarding inadequate fee rates for the care of older people living in care homes has been set for 7th November 2017. Professor Martin Green OBE, […]

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‘Outstanding’ Isle of Wight care home staff praised for being ‘highly caring and compassionate’

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Outstanding’ Isle of Wight care home staff praised for being ‘highly caring and compassionate’

A care home in Sandown has been praised as “outstanding” by inspectors for its “exceptionally personalised care.”  The staff at The Briars on Broadway were noted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as being “highly caring and compassionate” and working “tirelessly to meet people’s holistic needs.” The Briars is one of only two homes on […]

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Sisters doing it for themselves!

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Sisters doing it for themselves!

The Taylor Report, published last week, sets out that “all work in the UK economy should be fair and decent with realistic scope for development and fulfilment” – hot on the heels of last month’s National Learning Disability Week which focused on raising awareness of the benefits of employing people with a learning disability.  Meanwhile Mencap, […]

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Dartford MP Gareth Johnson praises home care provider’s new live-in care service

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Dartford MP Gareth Johnson praises home care provider’s new live-in care service

An MP has praised a local home care company for launching a new premium live-in care service, which means older people who need round-the-clock care no longer need to leave the comfort of their own homes. Dartford’s MP Gareth Johnson visited local home care provider Bluebird Care Gravesham and Dartford at its offices in Gravesend […]

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