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Burscough care home hosts Family Fun Day

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Burscough care home hosts Family Fun Day

Live cabaret performances and stalls were among the attractions keeping guests entertained at a family fun day hosted by Stocks Hall Care Home in Burscough. Staff and people living at the care home invited the local community to join them, along with family and friends, for a day of good fun and a sing-a-long. At the […]

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Springhill Care Group is pride of the north

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Springhill Care Group is pride of the north

Lancashire-based Springhill Care Group stands proud as the only care organisation so far in the North of England to have achieved the coveted Investors in People (IIP) Gold accreditation against the latest version of the leading best practice Standard. Now the efforts of the care group have been captured in a video produced by Investors […]

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Nattering nuns knit for Dementia Awareness Week!

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nattering nuns knit for Dementia Awareness Week!

A group of keen knitting nuns living at a supported living convent in Bushey have been getting crafty to combat dementia as part of Dementia Awareness Week.   The Sisters, who live at Sanctuary Supported Living’s Rosary Priory Convent, on Elstree Road, have put their knitting skills to the test and created nearly 70 colourful […]

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Cross Keys Care helps Peterborough resident celebrate 100th birthday

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cross Keys Care helps Peterborough resident celebrate 100th birthday

Cross Keys Homes has helped Kingfisher Court resident, Kathleen Johnson, celebrate her 100th birthday with a surprise party.   Kathleen moved into Peterborough’s Kingfisher Court, from Western super Mere in June last year in order to be close to her family. She celebrated her birthday with her close family, and the following day enjoyed a […]

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£2,500 donation helps Bield get better connected

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
£2,500 donation helps Bield get better connected

An East Ayrshire Very Sheltered Housing Development has helped spark interest in online after a generous donation enabled them to purchase iPads for all tenants to use.   The £2,500 donation to Bield’s Warrick and Glebe Courts in Cumnock was made by a former tenant, Mr McGough, who had enjoyed his 5 and a half […]

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Stockton’s Ingleby Care Home raises funds for residents living with dementia

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stockton’s Ingleby Care Home raises funds for residents living with dementia

A STOCKTON care home has raised hundreds of pounds to help elderly residents living with dementia.   Ingleby Care Home organised a 5km sponsored walk around Tees Barrage and a supermarket bag pack as part the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Awareness Week.   The two activities raised almost £450, which will go towards sensory equipment for […]

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As politicians grasp at solutions the demographic crystal ball shows elderly care crisis set to deepen, fast

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
As politicians grasp at solutions the demographic crystal ball shows elderly care crisis set to deepen, fast

By James Bloodworth of  the New Scientist Since 1975, Britain has changed a lot. Today the country is leaving the European Union, whereas 42 years ago it was reaffirming its membership of the European Economic Community. It is also considerably older as a nation. Back then, 14.1 per cent of the population were 65 or […]

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Bury St Edmunds care home builds community links with young students

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bury St Edmunds care home builds community links with young students

Fornham House care home in Fornham St Martin, near Bury St Edmunds, has enjoyed an afternoon of music with local students.   A group of year 11 students from Culford School visited the home this Wednesday, 10th May, to spend the afternoon singing and chatting with the residents.   The visit is part of an […]

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New community defibrillator unveiled in Haywards Heath

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
New community defibrillator unveiled in Haywards Heath

A retirement housing development owned by Hanover Housing Association and known for its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its residents and strong community spirit has unveiled a community defibrillator at Mill Hill Close.   Earlier this year residents at the Haywards Heath estate successfully gained a local authority grant to install a defibrillator. […]

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Rates of suicide “worrying” among people with autism, say experts

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rates of suicide “worrying” among people with autism, say experts

Suicide rates among people with autism in England have reached “worryingly” high levels, according to experts writing in the Lancet Psychiatry today.   Writing ahead of a world-first international summit on suicidality in autism, the researchers – from Coventry and Newcastle universities – say the issue remains poorly understood and that action is urgently needed […]

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UKHCA’s responds to the Conservative party’s social care proposals with own manifesto

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
UKHCA’s responds to the Conservative party’s social care proposals with own manifesto

“UKHCA has repeatedly called for the balance of responsibility for funding social care between the individual and the state to be clarified.  Discussion about proposals contained in the Conservative Party manifesto show that social care is an important issue for the public.   “There would need to be a genuine consultation with stakeholders and experts […]

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Rise in delayed transfers requires partnership between independent care and the NHS

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rise in delayed transfers requires partnership between independent care and the NHS

Care England, a representative body for independent care providers, has expressed frustration over the rise in delayed transfers of care figures stating that if properly engaged, the independent adult social care sector could help ensure people can be discharged from hospital safely and quickly.   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: […]

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Speke-based local hero praised for his bravery after coming to the rescue of a Support Worker

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Speke-based local hero praised for his bravery after coming to the rescue of a Support Worker

A Speke-based local hero has been praised for his bravery after coming to the rescue of a charity Support Worker during an attempted pickpocketing in the car park of New Mersey Retail Park in Speke.   Andrew Harper, a Customer Service Advisor at B&Q, witnessed the incident between the culprit and John Duvall, a Support […]

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Country Court Care homes come together for Dementia Awareness Week

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Country Court Care homes come together for Dementia Awareness Week

Homes across the Country Court Care Group united against dementia this Dementia Awareness Week, 14-20 May. Country Court Care have four care homes in Lincoln; residents and staff came together for a series of special events and activities to mark Dementia Awareness Week. Eccleshare Court on Ashby Avenue in Lincoln and Neale Court Care Home in […]

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Icy challenge nets cash for Shropshire hospice

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Icy challenge nets cash for Shropshire hospice

A fundraising afternoon involving a chilling challenge has helped to raise £200 in aid of Shropshire’s Severn Hospice.   Coverage Care, which runs 14 homes for mainly older people in Shropshire on a not for profit basis, organised the event at its headquarters at the Oxon Business Park, Shrewsbury, on May 10.   Five members […]

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St Annes rest home hosts Mad Hatters Tea Party

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
St Annes rest home hosts Mad Hatters Tea Party

An extravagant and thoroughly mad Tea Party was enjoyed by residents in a St Annes rest home.   Rosewood Lodge, which celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year, hosted a Mad Hatters Tea Party – complete with costumes, entertainment and delicious delights to tempt even the Mad Hatter!   Visitors and guests flocked to the invitation […]

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Slough care staff become Dementia Friends

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Slough care staff become Dementia Friends

Slough based seakr carers are celebrating becoming Dementia Friends after undertaking a workshop during Dementia Awareness Week.    The Berkshire based care organisation supported the national campaign, organised by Alzheimer’s Society, by providing free training to its community of carers.   The Dementia Friends is a national movement to spread awareness of dementia, inspiring people […]

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Reminiscence and remembering as part of Dementia Awareness Week

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Reminiscence and remembering as part of Dementia Awareness Week

Residents at Uvedale Hall residential care home in Needham Market have enjoyed a week of reminiscence and remembering as part of Dementia Awareness Week.    Staff at the home coordinated a packed week of entertainment and activities for residents to enjoy as part of their work to highlight and raise awareness of the condition.   […]

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Planning permission granted for Chester care village

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Planning permission granted for Chester care village

Planning permission has been granted for a new Belong care village located on City Road in Chester. Cheshire West and Chester Council approved proposals for the new facility, which will provide world-leading dementia care in the heart of the city centre, as well as a range of amenities for the wider community.   Following Belong’s […]

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Sun shines on supported home’s anniversary celebrations

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sun shines on supported home’s anniversary celebrations

From humble beginnings in Kingswood Road, Gillingham, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has grown to become the biggest independent Abbeyfield in the world. Last week, it celebrated its 50th anniversary.   Residents of the Society’s supported home in Paddock Wood, Margaret Fisher House, were joined by relatives, friends and volunteers of the home for an early […]

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