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Leeds primary school has a flourishing relationships with local care home

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Leeds primary school has a flourishing relationships with local care home

A Leeds primary school has a flourishing relationships with Nesfield Lodge Care Home, as children join the home for a weekly HenPower session, working on hen-inspired activities with the home, its residents and their hens.   The 44-bed home has a long-standing relationship with Sharp Lane Primary School, who have been visiting the residents and […]

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Czajka Care Group serves up an ace sponsorship deal

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Czajka Care Group serves up an ace sponsorship deal

WEST Yorkshire based Czajka Care Group is sponsoring young tennis player Luke Johnson from Roundhay in Leeds as he embarks on a professional sporting career and pursues his dream of climbing to the top of world tennis. The 23 year old turned professional in October after returning from the US, where he’d spent four years […]

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NHS would fall over without staff from EU countries say Jeremy Hunt

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
NHS would fall over without staff from EU countries say Jeremy Hunt

Responding to the Health Select Committee report on Brexit and health and social care, Nuffield Trust Chief Executive Nigel Edwards said:   “The major implications for the NHS must not be overlooked in Brexit negotiations, and we support the call for a clear list of the issues to be planned for and who is in […]

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Triumphant London Marathon runners raise thousands for charity

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Triumphant London Marathon runners raise thousands for charity

Jewish Care’s team of four triumphant runners were proud to complete the 26.2 miles in the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise £20,000 to support the charity’s vital work. The runners were spurred on by the incredible atmosphere which saw over 40,000 participants take to the streets cheered on by 1000’s more supporters, including the […]

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Milton Keynes South MP performs topping out ceremony on new care home

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Milton Keynes South MP performs topping out ceremony on new care home

The MP for Milton Keynes South, Iain Stewart, recently performed a topping ceremony at a new care home in Newton Leys, called Lakeview Lodge. The care home, which officially opens its doors on Sunday 3th of September for a Public Open Day, overlooks the beautiful Little Willow Lake and will house 66 residents and will […]

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West London homecare service marked ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
West London homecare service marked ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

A service that provides personal care and support at home to people living across the west London boroughs of Hounslow, Richmond, Hillingdon, Kingston and Wandsworth has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. Royal Mencap Society – Domiciliary Care Services – West London, has been rated Outstanding for being caring, responsive and well-led. It […]

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Young boy surprises Garforth care home resident with a special donation

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Young boy surprises Garforth care home resident with a special donation

A kind-hearted boy from Strawberry Fields Primary School, Garforth demonstrated the true meaning of Easter when he paid a surprise trip to a care home resident in Garforth recently. Young Calub Winterhalder struck up such a special bond with Augustus Court resident, Joyce Shaw, following an Intergenerational trip to the home with classmates, that when Easter Day […]

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Newark care home residents rediscover their green fingers during ‘National Gardening Week’

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Newark care home residents rediscover their green fingers during ‘National Gardening Week’

Staff at Bowbridge Court care home in Newark have been helping residents to rediscover their green fingers during National Gardening Week last week. Jean Gregory, who has lived at Bowbridge Court for just under a year, mentioned in a recent Social Committee Meeting how much she missed planting and pruning.  Jean, who is 88 years […]

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London Marathon runners raise more than £9000 for disabled veterans

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
London Marathon runners raise more than £9000 for disabled veterans

The London Marathon remains one of the biggest charity fundraising events in the UK and this year veterans’ charity The Royal Star & Garter Homes was represented by three runners keen to go the extra mile to raise funds for the Charity they feel so passionately for.   The 26.2-mile course was completed by Pauline […]

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Political parties must make a commitment to social care and the people it supports

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Political parties must make a commitment to social care and the people it supports

With six weeks to go before the general election on 8 June, VODG is calling on political parties to put human rights, social care funding and the workforce at the heart of their manifesto commitments.   Election campaigns must also be accessible to disabled people, argues VODG – the national charity that represents leading not-for-profit […]

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Sunrise Senior Living UK nominated for prestigious motivational award

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sunrise Senior Living UK nominated for prestigious motivational award

Residents and staff at Sunrise Senior Living UK are celebrating after the care home provider was nominated for a prestigious award recognising the motivational benefits given to team members. For the second year running, Sunrise has been put forward for the Most Motivational Benefits prize at the esteemed Employee Benefits Awards. The award ceremony, now […]

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Care group makes pledge to improve social care with commitment to care staff

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care group makes pledge to improve social care with commitment to care staff

A care home group in the South East, Forest Healthcare, has pledged to fight an industry-wide reputation for poor pay and conditions with a commitment to salaries above the living wage and career development packages via their Talent Strategy to attract and retain a higher calibre of carers and staff.    Forest Healthcare, which has […]

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New leadership appointments for Four Seasons Health Care

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
New leadership appointments for Four Seasons Health Care

Four Seasons Health Care has announced new leadership appointments and they are all promotions of people in the business. Amanda Cunningham has been appointed as Care Services Director, responsible for continuing improvement of care quality, safety, clinical standards and the resident experience. She was previously Managing Director for the North East England Region. Amanda joined […]

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Abbeyfield Scotland celebrates completion of interiors upgrade

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Abbeyfield Scotland celebrates completion of interiors upgrade

Abbeyfield Scotland, the charity that provides independent living with support for older people across Scotland, held a celebration at their house in Garngaber Avenue in Lenzie to mark the completion of an interiors upgrade project. Local MSP, Ms Rona Mackay joined, residents, local volunteers, and the Abbeyfield Scotland team to officially cut the ribbon on […]

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Dare devil care home staff ziplines for MND Scotland

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dare devil care home staff ziplines for MND Scotland

A daring staff member from a Glasgow care home and her sister have ziplined across the River Clyde in a brave bid to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease. Geared up in harnesses and helmets, Heather Graham, from Bupa’s Wyndford Locks Care Home, and sister Nicola, were raised 150ft in the air, to the top […]

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Bramley Health service users enjoy birds of prey visit

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bramley Health service users enjoy birds of prey visit

Bramley Health has held a birds of prey workshop for all its service users building on a successful event in 2016. Staff across the centres felt they saw a fantastic level on engagement from service users and unanimously agreed they would like to see the workshop return. During the latest workshop participants were taught how […]

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Kent extra care residents enjoyed Easter activities

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kent extra care residents enjoyed Easter activities

Tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme didn’t put all of their eggs in one basket over the Easter holidays, with plenty of fun activities taking place.   With Easter decorations adoring the home and a bustling activity calendar, it would be difficult for tenants of the Ifield Way housing scheme not to get […]

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Costumed bikers deliver Easter eggs to care home residents

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Costumed bikers deliver Easter eggs to care home residents

EASTER bunnies, a gorilla, a beefeater Yeoman Warder and even Iron Man dropped into an Ingleby Barwick care home to delivery eggs to the elderly.   The Boundary 500 Motorcycle Group donned costumes to make their Easter rounds in the Stockton-on-Tees area this year.   Ingleby Care Home, on Lamb Lane, welcomed the eclectic mix […]

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Run rabbit run!

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Run rabbit run!

If you spotted a large group of rabbits circling Ninesprings last week then your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Taking inspiration from their pets at the care home, residents and staff at Grovelands came up with a ‘hare-raising’ scheme to boost their amenities fund. Dressed in their best bunny ears (and full outfits for some) the […]

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Acacia Court resident in high spirits as she celebrates her centenary

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Acacia Court resident in high spirits as she celebrates her centenary

A jet setting resident at Meridian Healthcare’s Acacia Court in Pudsey was in high spirits this month when she celebrated her 100th birthday.   Centenarian Emily Procter, nee Pearson, fondly known by her friends and family as ‘Emmie,’ was born on 2nd April 1917 in Farsely, where her parents and grandparents were shopkeepers.   Sadly, her mother died during […]

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