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Elderly care home residents have been taken on a trip down memory lane

21st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Elderly care home residents have been taken on a trip down memory lane

ELDERLY care home residents have been taken on a trip down memory lane as part of a youth volunteering service project in Stockton-on-Tees. The Safe in Tees Valley National Citizenship Service (NCS) spent time at Ingleby Care Home creating memory boards of the residents’ life stories.   The project, named Close the Generation Gap, involved […]

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Maidstone & The Weald MP praises live-in care service

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Maidstone & The Weald MP praises live-in care service

Maidstone & The Weald MP Helen Grant has praised a local home care company for launching a new premium live-in care service, which means older people who need round-the-clock care no longer need to leave their own homes to move into residential care homes.  Helen Grant visited local home care provider Bluebird Care Maidstone last […]

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Brunelcare announces appointment of three new Trustees to their Board

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Brunelcare announces appointment of three new Trustees to their Board

Brunelcare, the Bristol based Charity and Housing Association, has strengthened its Board by appointing three new Trustees.       ·         Deborah Evans – worked as a senior manager and Chief Executive in the NHS for 35 years. For the last five years Deborah has been Managing Director of the West of England Academic Health […]

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Learning from Birmingham – China’s Health Ministry visits £60m care village

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Learning from Birmingham – China’s Health Ministry visits £60m care village

Representatives from China’s Ministry of Health have visited a Birmingham care village to see how its innovative principles could be applied in the Far East.  The 19 senior delegates, representing high-level government and health departments, toured the £60m College Green development in Bournville.   It is being built by Bournville Village Trust, in partnership with […]

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Chesterfield care home bar built in Tony’s memory

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Chesterfield care home bar built in Tony’s memory

A BAR has been constructed at a Chesterfield care home after a former resident left money in his Will. Tony Walsham wanted fellow residents at Springbank House Care Home, on Ashgate Road, to decide what to do with his donation.   A vote led to the decision of building an outdoors bar for residents and […]

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Chorley specialist dementia care home has re-launched its pet therapy facility

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Chorley specialist dementia care home has re-launched its pet therapy facility

A specialist dementia care home has re-launched its permanent pet therapy facility to contribute to the care of its residents. The Lodge, which is based within the award-winning Buckshaw Retirement Village, Chorley, recently launched The Pet Shop, which is home to several pet rabbits, fish and guinea pigs. The Pet Shop was introduced to provide […]

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Care workers abseil for Alzheimer’s off Liverpool Cathedral raises over £900

18th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care workers abseil for Alzheimer’s off Liverpool Cathedral raises over £900

PETRIFIED care home workers abseiled from Liverpool cathedral to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Emma Willoughby, Lynn Walter and her niece Lucy Mellor strapped into harnesses and lowered themselves off the landmark for the charity.   Emma is acting home manager for Alderwood Care Home, in Salford, and Lynn is senior regional manager for […]

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The Croft Residential Home in Wolverhampton found Outstanding following a CQC inspection

18th August 2017 | By | Reply More
The Croft Residential Home in Wolverhampton found Outstanding following a CQC inspection

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by The Croft Residential Home, in Finchfield, Wolverhampton to be Outstanding following an inspection in April.   The Croft is registered to provide accommodation for up to 24 older people, some of whom are living with dementia, who require personal care and support.    […]

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Young people spruce up Nursing Home gardens for Leiston residents

18th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Young people spruce up Nursing Home gardens for Leiston residents

A group of young people currently on Inspire Suffolk’s Team programme have been working hard to benefit the residents of Aldringham Court Nursing Home, located between Leiston and Aldeburgh, by improving their garden area. As part of their course, the young people are required to plan, raise funds for and lead a project of their […]

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Royal Star & Garter Homes receives Level 1 Kitemark for exceptional dementia care

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Royal Star & Garter Homes receives Level 1 Kitemark for exceptional dementia care

The Royal Star & Garter Homes is proud to announce that both the Charity’s Homes’ have been awarded the Level 1 Kitemark by Dementia Care Matters, following recent, unannounced audits. The Charity has Homes in Solihull, West Midlands, and Surbiton, Surrey. Level 1 is the highest accolade achievable through Dementia Care Matters’ National ‘Butterfly Home […]

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Norfolk care home team accredited in specialist care

18th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Norfolk care home team accredited in specialist care

The care team at Olive House Care Home in Newton Flotman have become accredited as specialists in providing support around end of life care. Head of Care, Kerry Gooda and Home Manager, Lesley Eastoll have become recognised ‘Six Steps Champions’ as part of a scheme led by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, and […]

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The Fremantle Trust gets into the festival spirit to mark its 25th anniversary

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The Fremantle Trust gets into the festival spirit to mark its 25th anniversary

Due to popular demand, local charity event, FreFest returned to the calendar for the third year running with a special programme of activities to celebrate The Fremantle Trust’s 25th anniversary. The festival took place at Rivets Sports and Social Club in Aylesbury and was officially opened by the Town Mayor of Aylesbury, Cllr Tom Hunter-Watts. […]

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Yorkshire care home in Hessle gets residents moving to music

18th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Yorkshire care home in Hessle gets residents moving to music

Residents at Emmanuel House, the Minster-run care home in East Yorkshire, have been having fun while keeping active, by taking part in exercise classes set to music. The ‘Movement 2 Music’ sessions involve group-based exercises designed to improve the overall health of participants, including their mobility, balance and mental well-being. The ‘Movement 2 Music’ sessions […]

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Big Picnic Fortnight Come Rain Or Shine

17th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Big Picnic Fortnight Come Rain Or Shine

All over the country the people who live or work at supported living and residential services run by the Regard Group, the UK’s fourth largest private organisation providing for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and acquired brain injury, are coming together to take part in ‘Regard’s Big Picnic Fortnight’ and raise funds in […]

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Gravesend Care Staff’s Fundraiser Raises Cash for Outings

17th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Gravesend Care Staff’s Fundraiser Raises Cash for Outings

Staff of Edward Moore House Residential Home challenged themselves to a sponsored walk, to raise money for the residents of the home. Feeling inspired by the long summer days, staff of the Trinity Road residential care home decided to challenge themselves to a fundraising walk, in hope of raising some money, which would enable their […]

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Care Quality Commission find Leicestershire care home Outstanding

17th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care Quality Commission find Leicestershire care home Outstanding

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Diamond House in Beaumont Leys, Leicester, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection in May.  Diamond House provides care and support for up to 44 older people a majority of whom are living with dementia. There were 40 people living at the home […]

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Life in the 40s could be fun-St Annes care home residents have a swell time!

17th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Life in the 40s could be fun-St Annes care home residents have a swell time!

Life in the 40s could be fun – as demonstrated by residents, family, friends and the care team at a local St Annes rest home. Rosewood Lodge, one of the four Lakeview Rest Homes, hosted a Flirty ‘40s Garden Party. They invited people to “Come swing with us and have a real swell time.” And […]

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Residents enjoy Mary Poppins-themed garden party and show at a New Forest care home

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Residents enjoy Mary Poppins-themed garden party and show at a New Forest care home

Residents from four Hampshire care homes came together for a Mary Poppins-themed garden party complete with acting and music. More than 100 guests enjoyed the singing, dancing and costume spectacular at Colten Care’s Woodpeckers home at Brockenhurst in the New Forest.   The get-together was designed to continue the spirit of the Lymington Carnival held earlier […]

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Care home residents get up-close to both civilian and military aircraft dating from World War I

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Care home residents get up-close to both civilian and military aircraft dating from World War I

Residents at The Meadows, the Minster-run care home in Haverhill, Sussex, have been transported back in time to wartime Britain with a visit to the Imperial War Museum at RAF Duxford. The trip allowed residents to get up-close to both civilian and military aircraft dating from World War I to the present day and learn […]

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The Old Rectory Nursing Home, Exeter rated Outstanding by the CQC

16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
The Old Rectory Nursing Home, Exeter rated Outstanding by the CQC

A care home in Exeter that goes out of its way to establish links with the local community has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in May. Inspectors rated The Old Rectory Nursing Home, in Old Tiverton Road, Exeter Outstanding for being effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well […]

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