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Outstanding rating for Essex care home

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Outstanding rating for Essex care home

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Woodbury Court in Laindon, Essex, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection in January.  Woodbury Court is owned by Runwood Homes Ltd. The service provides care and accommodation for up to 94 people who may need assistance with personal care and may have […]

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Spring celebrations at Warrington care home

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Spring celebrations at Warrington care home

Spring has finally sprung at Westy Hall, the Croftwood Care-run residential home in Warrington, where staff and residents welcomed the start of the new season with an afternoon tea party themed around one of its most familiar motifs – the daffodil.   Staff, residents, family and friends embraced the spirit of spring and attended the […]

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Cardiff nursing home transfers into new ownership

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cardiff nursing home transfers into new ownership

  Residents and staff at a Cardiff nursing home are looking forward to the future, following the completion of a transfer of ownership.   Ty Coch nursing home, on Station Road in Llanishen, has become the latest addition to the portfolio of health, social care and affordable housing schemes run by Linc Cymru (Linc) in […]

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Care home residents celebrate 75 years of marriage

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents celebrate 75 years of marriage

LOVE at first sight led to 75 years of happy marriage for Holmewood Care Home residents Jack and Muriel George.   The Chesterfield couple first met when Jack was visiting Muriel’s brother in 1936 and since then they have been inseparable.   Muriel, who was crowned Holmewood Carnival Queen in 1937, said: “The happiest day […]

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Grimsby care home hosts Easter egg hunt for local children

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Grimsby care home hosts Easter egg hunt for local children

Residents, staff and families at The Grove Care Home in Waltham near Grimsby got their annual Easter egg collection off to a great start last week. Local women’s refuge Women’s Aid supported the giving of eggs to local children. The collection was organised by David Emberson of J.W Emberson Funeral Directors on Macaulay Street in Grimsby. J.W Emberson paired up […]

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How to measure the Brexit-related risks and opportunities facing social care providers

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
How to measure the Brexit-related risks and opportunities facing social care providers

With Brexit set to dominate the snap general election, VODG (the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) is today launching a new resource to help social care providers assess the risks and opportunities facing the sector.             Brexit: risk register and mitigation plan for social care providers, has been developed with VODG […]

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Celebrities unite to fight dementia – set to be 21st century’s biggest killer

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Celebrities unite to fight dementia – set to be 21st century’s biggest killer

Alzheimer’s Society launches a new campaign today calling on the public to set aside their differences – from age to tastes and social standing to political allegiances – and unite in the fight against dementia, as it’s set to become the 21st century’s biggest killer.   Celebrities and sports stars including Jo Brand, James Cracknell, […]

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New manager appointed at Whorlton Hall hospital in Barnard Castle

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
New manager appointed at Whorlton Hall hospital in Barnard Castle

Danshell Group has promoted Chris Shield to Service Manager of Whorlton Hall hospital in Barnard Castle, County Durham.   Chris started his career as a Support Worker in 1996, before completing his nurse training in 2003.   For the last three years he has been Deputy Manager of Newbus Grange, another Danshell service, near Darlington, […]

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Good Heavens I’m 100!

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Good Heavens I’m 100!

George Heavens celebrated his 100th birthday at his West Moors care home, surrounded by friends and former neighbours. George, who lives at Colten Care’s Brook View in Riverside Road, marked his magnificent milestone with birthday cake and a glass of his favourite tipple, brandy. He was joined by Jayne and Brian Bailey and Peter and […]

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Stocks Hall Burscough celebrate National Pet Month

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stocks Hall Burscough celebrate National Pet Month

To celebrate National Pet Month in April, Stocks Hall Burscough welcomed Pet Therapy Dog, Brad…everyone’s new best friend!   Brad the Miniature Poodle is a wonderful sweet natured dog who kindly visits Stocks Hall Burscough accompanied by his owner and ‘Pets As Therapy’ Volunteer, Eileen on a regular basis.  Generously sharing warmth and kindness with […]

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Freda has Easter all sewn up with ‘Eggcellent’ idea

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Freda has Easter all sewn up with ‘Eggcellent’ idea

An 89 year old grandmother has been busy knitting Easter themed egg cosies in order to raise money for the residents fund at her care home. Freda Walter, who has been a resident of the Derby-based Milford House for nine years, has knitted a mix of around 30 Easter chicks and egg cosy bobble hats, […]

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Sheriff drops in as Gloucester care home marks 50 years

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sheriff drops in as Gloucester care home marks 50 years

A popular Gloucester care home has celebrated its 50th birthday with a special ‘flower power’ party for residents and their families. The Knoll Care Home in Tuffley, which opened in 1967, held the 60s themed event which featured a Cake Bake Off, a puppet show and live music from 60s covers band, Out of the […]

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Cheltenham care home staff praised as warm, friendly and respectful

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cheltenham care home staff praised as warm, friendly and respectful

Whittington House nursing home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire has been praised in its latest CQC inspection report for its warm, friendly and respectful staff. The home – which was taken over by Caring Homes last year and provides residential and nursing care for up to 66 people who have nursing needs –  was rated as providing […]

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Castleford care home rated ‘Good’ by Care Quality Commission

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Castleford care home rated ‘Good’ by Care Quality Commission

Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission in an inspection report published this week.  The home achieved the enviable rating in four key areas of care: safe, caring, responsive and well-led.  CQC made the unannounced visit on 28 February 2017.  Newfield Lodge, which receives a score of […]

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Nestlé Health Science launches new online education hub to address lack of dysphagia training and support resources for carers

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nestlé Health Science launches new online education hub to address lack of dysphagia training and support resources for carers

Nestlé Health Science launches new online education hub to address lack of dysphagia training and support resources for carers. Nestlé Health Science has launched a new online healthcare professional hub featuring support tools and educational CPD modules following research revealing that 52% of Speech and Language Therapists believe that limited support available to carers leads […]

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Charity’s thanks for support during Dame Vera’s 100th birthday week

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity’s thanks for support during Dame Vera’s 100th birthday week

There were celebrations across the country to mark the 100th birthday of Dame Vera Lynn, with a dazzling London stage show, bluebirds over the cliffs of Dover, a Spitfire flypast and traditional tea parties among the festivities. On the back of such successful birthday celebrations, the charity founded by the Forces’ Sweetheart has managed to […]

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Newly completed Belfast care home creates 100 new care jobs

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Newly completed Belfast care home creates 100 new care jobs

An Ulster Bank-supported care home investment in Jordanstown is creating more than 100 new jobs.   The 80-bed Wood Green Healthcare centre, just off the Circular Road, represents an investment of almost £4 million.   The facility sits on a four-acre site just outside Belfast. It specialises in frail-elderly and dementia care and has state-of-the-art […]

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Lanarkshire care home signs up to dementia initiative

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lanarkshire care home signs up to dementia initiative

A care home in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, has signed up to an innovative project that aims to further widen knowledge and understanding of dementia.   The ‘Pledge Tree’, a creative work of art at the reception of Bupa’s Hatton Lea Care Home, aims to encourage staff, carers and family members to write down their thoughts and […]

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First birthday celebrations for Cassington care home

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
First birthday celebrations for Cassington care home

Residents and staff at a Cassington based care home were in high spirits recently when they celebrated their first birthday.     The family owned care home, which is run by husband and wife team Jane and Gerry Roberts, first opened its doors a year ago to members of the community needing residential and nursing care. […]

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One hundred-year-old Kathleen celebrated her centenary with family and friends

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
One hundred-year-old Kathleen celebrated her centenary with family and friends

ONE HUNDRED-year-old Kathleen Cattermole celebrated her centenary with a party at Longmoor Lodge Care Home.   The Nottingham-based home invited Kathleen’s friends, family, fellow residents and staff to celebrate the milestone.   Born in April 1917 in Long Eaton, Kathleen never left the area, and has lived at the care home since September 2013, on […]

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