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Luxury Camberley care home officially opened by Mayor of Surrey Heath

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Luxury Camberley care home officially opened by Mayor of Surrey Heath

Aura Care Living, the pioneering luxury retirement specialist funded by Octopus Healthcare, are redefining the luxury care landscape by challenging industry standards for later-life living, have opened the doors to its first residential care community.   Kings Lodge, Camberley, a magnificent lodge style property offering 64 en-suite bedrooms in 15 acres of stunning natural woodland, […]

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Hull based care staff go the extra mile for fundraising

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Hull based care staff go the extra mile for fundraising

Dozens of care workers went the extra mile to take part in a campaign to provide people in residential care with the best quality of life. Teams of staff from across Hull based Hica Group, a not for profit organisation which run 19 homes across Hull and East Riding, came together to complete a 10-mile […]

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Disability shouldn’t mean sacrificing style

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Disability shouldn’t mean sacrificing style

Just because someone may need help in the bathroom doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice style. Closomat, Britain’s market leader in supported intimate care (www.clos-o-mat.com), has taken that to heart. Its new look Lima Vita wall-hung toilet enables people to take advantage of the aesthetics and household cleaning benefits of a wall-hung WC, and simultaneously […]

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CQC award top rating to Gloucestershire learning disability service

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CQC award top rating to Gloucestershire learning disability service

A service in Moreton-in-Marsh supporting people with learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Gloucestershire DCA (Domiciliary Care Agency), run by national learning disabilities charity Hft, was described as “exceptionally caring” and “extremely responsive” following its inspection at the end of June.  […]

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Sanctuary Supported Living secure mental health services in Cambridgeshire

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Sanctuary Supported Living secure mental health services in Cambridgeshire

Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL) has secured a contract to deliver mental health services in Cambridgeshire following an agreement with Cambridgeshire County Council worth more than £1m a year. The national housing, care and support provider will be delivering a combination of supported housing services and floating support directly to clients in the community.   The […]

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Strategic appointments made by Oakdale Care Group

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Strategic appointments made by Oakdale Care Group

Oakdale Care Group has made two strategic appointments in readiness of their imminent expansion plans.  The group opened Kingfisher Court in Sutton-in-Ashfield earlier this year and is due to open two new homes in the next six months, all being built by specialist care developer, LNT Care Developments.  Rachel Cadd has been appointed as Home […]

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Chester-Le-Street care home names wing after local artist

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Chester-Le-Street care home names wing after local artist

A WING at Pelton Grange Care Home has been named after Chester-Le-Street artist George Levitt. The painter and photographer has been a long-term friend and supporter of the home, having donated eight works that are now enjoyed by residents and staff.   As a thank you for his ongoing support, a wing of the care […]

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Residents of Warrington showcase their blossoming gardening skills

20th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Residents of Warrington showcase their blossoming gardening skills

Green fingered residents of Belong, the specialist care village in Warrington, have been honing their horticultural skills in the village garden, planting flowers and trees donated by international financial services provider, Forester’s Financial as part of their commitment to giving back to the local community. Residents and staff members weeded the garden’s raised flower beds, […]

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Thirsk care home welcomes local cycling hero to celebrate fundraising success

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Thirsk care home welcomes local cycling hero to celebrate fundraising success

Sowerby House is celebrating after raising £205 for Macmillan, and receiving a visit from fundraiser Jim Bumby and councillor Hazel Dalgliesh-Brown for afternoon tea. The Thirsk-based home, on Front Street, raised money for the charity in support of Jim, the nephew of one of Sowerby House’s residents, who cycled with his brother-in-law Simon from Land’s […]

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Grand opening for Great Oaks!

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Grand opening for Great Oaks!

Great Oaks, a brand new residential, nursing and dementia specialist care home in Bournemouth, hosted an event to celebrate its grand opening.   More than 100 guests attended the event including The Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth, Cllr Lawrence Williams and Mrs Elaine Williams, who cut the ribbon to officially open Great Oaks. The Mayor […]

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Traditional topping out ceremony to mark the latest milestone of Ware care home

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Traditional topping out ceremony to mark the latest milestone of Ware care home

The final trim was secured on the roof of a new luxury care home in Ware this week as part of a traditional topping out ceremony to mark the latest milestone at the development. Deputy Mayor of Ware Cllr Mick Standley helped to secure the final elements of the roof at Riverside Place by Caring […]

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Mayor joins Blaina care home for summer fête

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Mayor joins Blaina care home for summer fête

Staff and residents at a Blaina care home were joined by the local mayor as they celebrated the end of the summer with a fête. Cwm Celyn care home, which is owned and operated by Shaw healthcare, invited mayor Clive Bridgeman and Shaw healthcare chairman Alun Thomas to the event, which included raffles, face painting, […]

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Victoria Gardens care home making dreams come true

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Victoria Gardens care home making dreams come true

A new initiative at a Coventry care home has been helping the staff to make dreams come true for its Residents. Victoria Gardens care home in Tile Hill has recently introduced a ‘Dream Catcher Tree’ that allows Residents to highlight lost hobbies they would like to rediscover or activities they have always wanted to try.  […]

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People with dementia receive little specialist support at end of life, despite high levels of need

19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
People with dementia receive little specialist support at end of life, despite high levels of need

Research has found that, despite having complex needs, most of the healthcare received by people in the later stages of dementia is provided by GPs or emergency services, with little support from specialist healthcare professionals. The researchers, from the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London, found that GPs were the main […]

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Shepperton care home residents prove you’re never too old for adventure

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Shepperton care home residents prove you’re never too old for adventure

The residents of Shepperton-based care home Charlton Grange are enjoying an eventful few months, proving that you’re never too old for adventure. As part of a busy few months for fun and outdoor entertainment, the residents have been hosting pet therapy sessions, a village fete, a tea party and doing some gardening. At the village […]

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£12.5 million care centre in Lytham St Annes opened by Mayor and first resident

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£12.5 million care centre in Lytham St Annes opened by Mayor and first resident

The doors to The Hamptons Care Centre, located off Heyhouses Lane in Lytham St Annes, have been officially opened by the care home’s first resident, Joan Wightman. Having only just moved in a few days earlier, Joan, aged 92, who is from Lytham St Annes, was joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde, John […]

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Royal Star & Garter Homes’ resident in Solihull celebrates 100th birthday

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Royal Star & Garter Homes’ resident in Solihull celebrates 100th birthday

Residents, family, staff and volunteers at The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull joined together to celebrate resident Joan Taylor’s 100th birthday. The Home, which cares for disabled veterans and their spouses, made sure it was a birthday to remember with surprise performances, giant balloons, a spectacular cake and a party in her honour. […]

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Swindon care provider awards care team

19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Swindon care provider awards care team

More than half the team at a Swindon care at home provider have been rewarded for their loyalty to the company at its first annual awards ceremony. The event was staged by Bluebird Care Swindon, where more than 20 carers were given a huge pat on the back for their hard work and dedication.   […]

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Bognor Regis care home celebrates 10 year anniversary

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Bognor Regis care home celebrates 10 year anniversary

A care home in Bognor Regis has celebrated 10 years of providing residential care. Elizabeth House, which is owned and operated by Shaw healthcare, marked the occasion with drinks, cake and musical entertainment. The party included guests such as the Mayor of Bognor Regis, Councillor Phil Woodall, as well as Shaw healthcare’s deputy CEO Suzanne […]

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Before we disappear into autumn, anyone for Pimms?

19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Before we disappear into autumn, anyone for Pimms?

A beautifully sunny weekend attracted lots of people to the annual summer fete at Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater, which was opened by the Mayor of Bridgwater, Graham Granter. All the residents came out to enjoy the activities on offer, as well as family, friends and relatives.   Paula Howlett, Avalon’s manager, said: “This was […]

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