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Care Home Residents Celebrate Birthday at Broadstairs

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Care Home Residents Celebrate Birthday at Broadstairs

Residents at Rogers House Residential Home in Wigmore, celebrated resident, Margaret Carver’s birthday with a celebratory trip to Broadstairs.   With the sun shining on the south east on Saturday 23rd July, there was no better way for Margaret to spend her special day than to take a trip to the coast and bask in […]

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Herefordshire care home is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Herefordshire care home is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Charnwood Country Residence in Much Dewchurch, King’s Thorn, Herefordshire, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection carried out in June. Charnwood Country Residence provides accommodation and personal care for up to 27 people. Inspectors found staff were caring and compassionate and people were […]

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Langford Tigers celebrate top three finish

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Langford Tigers celebrate top three finish

The Langford Tigers football team has celebrated their top three finish at the Sussex Disability Football League annual presentation. The team, from Bramley Health’s Langford Centre, not only scored highly in the league but also came runners up in the League Cup. The presentation took place at the University of Sussex in Falmer and was […]

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Craft Group Knit Twiddle Muffs for Dementia Residents

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Craft Group Knit Twiddle Muffs for Dementia Residents

A craft group based at Kemsing Church has been busy knitting a batch of Twiddle Muffs for residents at nearby care home, The Dynes. The group visited the residents on 13th July to present their finished products.   The craft group, lead by Jane Webb, regularly put their creative skills to good use by manufacturing […]

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Linc tenant groups triumph at national Awards

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Linc tenant groups triumph at national Awards

Three forward-thinking tenant groups, supported by Cardiff-based Linc Cymru Housing Association (Linc), have fought off competition from across Wales to scoop four awards at the annual TPAS Cymru Participation Awards, held in Llandudno [14 July]. The Awards recognise and celebrate the hard work and commitment of those engaged in projects and schemes to empower housing […]

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Manchester specialist dementia care home hosts leading dementia academics

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Manchester specialist dementia care home hosts leading dementia academics

EachStep Blackley, a specialist dementia care service in Manchester, hosted leading academics for a practical research session that reviewed the potential benefits of internet use for people living with dementia.   Professor Sugata Mitra from Newcastle University gave a presentation at the home exploring new methods of learning and engagement using the internet, and the […]

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Prisons need to develop dementia strategy to deal with the growing number of older prisoners

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Prisons need to develop dementia strategy to deal with the growing number of older prisoners

  The Prison Service needs to develop a strategy to deal with the growing number of older prisoners so that staff can manage age-related conditions such as dementia better, said Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) Nigel Newcomen. Today he published a bulletin on lessons that can be learned from investigations into deaths of prisoners with […]

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Social care is facing a critical funding crisis as NLW impacts sector

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Social care is facing a critical funding crisis as NLW impacts sector

The Low Pay Commission is consulting on the rate for the National Living Wage (NLW) from April 2017. VODG fully endorses the principle of paying social care staff a living wage. The introduction of the national living wage, if properly funded, should enable organisations to invest in their workforce by building careers in the sector, […]

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Growing Support Gardening Challenge – Care Home Open Day 2016 competition winners

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Growing Support Gardening Challenge – Care Home Open Day 2016 competition winners

Care Home Open Day 2016 competition winners announced;  the winners of the recent Growing Support Gardening Challenge which was held as part of Care Home Open Day 2016. Care homes around the country, participating in Care Home Open Day, took part in the Gardening Challenge which aimed to celebrate the great work taking place in […]

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Loss of a dedicated ministerial post for social care looks like a backward step

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Loss of a dedicated ministerial post for social care looks like a backward step

A leading social care group fears the loss of a dedicated ministerial post could signal a downgrading in the new Government’s attitude to looking after older and vulnerable adults. The Independent Care Group is dismayed that the recent new Government reshuffle has seen the social care brief come under a more junior, parliamentary under-secretary of […]

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Belper care home residents have a ball at rooftop beach party

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Belper care home residents have a ball at rooftop beach party

A group of care home residents celebrated the late arrival of summer by sticking their toes in the sand at their very own beach party, which was held in a rooftop garden. The event, organised by the Spencer Grove Care Home, part of the Milford Care Group, took place on Friday, and saw residents enjoy a true taste of […]

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Alzheimer’s Society invites health and social care professionals to enter charity’s third annual Dementia Friendly Awards

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Alzheimer’s Society invites health and social care professionals to enter charity’s third annual Dementia Friendly Awards

Alzheimer’s Society Chief Executive, Jeremy Hughes, is today calling on “inspirational” organisations and individuals from the health and social care sector to enter the charity’s third annual Dementia Friendly Awards.   Sponsored by Iceland, the awards celebrate people, organisations and communities making an outstanding contribution towards improving the lives and experiences of people affected by […]

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‘Never Forget, Never Again’ Holocaust remembrance garden launched at RHS Tatton 2016

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‘Never Forget, Never Again’ Holocaust remembrance garden launched at RHS Tatton 2016

North West care provider, Belong, and award-winning garden designer, Carolyn Hardern, joined forces with the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust to create a remembrance garden commemorating victims of the Holocaust.   The garden – Never Forget, Never Again – was unveiled at RHS Tatton 2016, where it was awarded a prestigious silver-gilt medal from the Royal […]

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Hugo Swire MP marks Carers Week with Bluebird Care East Devon

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Hugo Swire MP marks Carers Week with Bluebird Care East Devon

East Devon MP, Hugo Swire, marked Carers Week 2016 by meeting Bluebird Care’s customers and Care Assistants in West Hill and Ottery St Mary on Friday 10th July. Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout […]

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100 people from care charity watch Widnes Vikings slay Dragons

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100 people from care charity watch Widnes Vikings slay Dragons

100 people from the charity Community Integrated Care watched Widnes Vikings beat Catalans Dragons this weekend, giving a special day out to people with care and support needs, their families, volunteers and dedicated staff.   This visit represented an unprecedented effort by a social care charity and a sports club to enable as many people […]

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Cheshire care home staff create scarecrows for local Crow Fair

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Cheshire care home staff create scarecrows for local Crow Fair

Members of staff at Crossways, a CLS-run care home in Cheshire, have created a pair of scarecrows for entry into ‘The Crow Fair’, a local fair and scarecrow competition held annually in the local village of Moulton.   With the theme of this year’s competition being ‘jobs or occupations’, Crossways Domestic Supervisor Yvonne Morton and […]

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Care home welcomes in community with Hawaiian themed open day

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Care home welcomes in community with Hawaiian themed open day

Prince Alfred care home added a splash of the tropics to Wavertree with a Hawaiian-themed party.   Residents, staff and family members alike donned their flower garlands for a celebration of community spirit. The sensory decorations were particularly beneficial to residents living with dementia, who could engage with different colours, textures and scents.   A […]

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Uddingston care home staff dare the drop for charity

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uddingston care home staff dare the drop for charity

Four daring staff members from an Uddingston care home have taken a huge leap to raise a whopping £810 for charity. Home Manager, Michelle Ferrey, Administrator Shell Edgar, Maintenance Manager Alex Stark and Activity Coordinator Janine Boyle from Bupa’s Highgate Care Home on Old Edinburgh Road completed a 165ft abseil down Scotland’s iconic Forth Rail […]

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Adult social care partners join forces to strengthen roles and responsibilities when care home closure is necessary

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Adult social care partners join forces to strengthen roles and responsibilities when care home closure is necessary

A new good practice guide – Managing care home closures – has been published today (Tuesday 26 July) to help minimise the impact on people, and their families and carers, in the event of a care home closing in response to poor care, an emergency or market exit. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has worked […]

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New Care confirms £50million care home deals

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
New Care confirms £50million care home deals

Manchester-based New Care has completed on a series of deals worth £50million with regards to four individual care homes, located in Sale, Lytham, Chester and Nottingham.           The various deals have seen two new build projects hit site, Detailed Planning Permission granted for a third new care facility, and a sale […]

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