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Mayor and Elvis fans visit Peterlee care home

26th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Mayor and Elvis fans visit Peterlee care home

A PETERLEE care home opened its doors to visitors as part of the national Care Home Open Day.   Mayor Lee Cook was among the guests invited to Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, on Manor Way.   The community building event helped raise over £50 for the Alzheimer’s Society, after residents and staff sold homemade cupcakes […]

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Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group embrace developing their staff potential

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group embrace developing their staff potential

Stocks Hall Mawdesley Home are delighted that Lilian Scullion is working as a Senior Carer at the Mawdesley Home and delivering personalised CQC tutorial sessions to her peers. Meet Lilian Scullion.  Lilian first joined The Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group, Agency run division, before taking up her most recent position. She has been with […]

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Prince’s Trust project create Dementia Village

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Prince’s Trust project create Dementia Village

Eleven young people from across Salford have helped create a unique Dementia Village at Pemberton Fold Care Home in Little Hulton, as part of a Prince’s Trust project run by the Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service and City West Housing Trust.   The team, aged 17 to 26, put their skills to the test […]

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Care Home Open Day hailed a great success

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care Home Open Day hailed a great success

A double celebration to mark National Care Home Open Day has been hailed as the best event yet by a Yorkshire care company. Saint Cecilia’s Care Services held open day events at both Saint Cecilia’s Care Home on Stepney Road and Saint Cecilia’s Nursing Home on Filey Road, on Friday. VIP guests, entertainers, visitors, family […]

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South Coast based specialist care provider secures investment to expand care home footprint

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
South Coast based specialist care provider secures investment to expand care home footprint

BGF has invested £3.85m in support of Dolphin Homes, a South Coast based specialist care provider for young adults with complex health needs. The funds will be used for the provision of two new care homes in Hampshire, as well as investing further into Dolphin’s existing homes. Now operating 12 homes with a total of […]

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Slough based care provider treats unpaid carers to a ‘Big Lunch’ during Carers Week

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Slough based care provider treats unpaid carers to a ‘Big Lunch’ during Carers Week

Slough based care provider, seakr, treated hardworking unpaid carers in the community to its free ‘Big Lunch’ event on 15th June.   The event, which formed part of Carers Week, provided an opportunity for seakr to celebrate a year of hard work by unpaid carers who support their loved ones.  Joining the seakr team, unpaid carers enjoyed […]

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Royal Star & Garter Homes’ resident shares his story for Armed Forces Day

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Royal Star & Garter Homes’ resident shares his story for Armed Forces Day

  Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to honour the bravery and commitment of British Service personnel both past and present. At this time, we think of the veterans cared for by The Royal Star & Garter Homes and share their stories of sacrifice and courage. One soldier, Stephen, was just 19 when he was […]

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Older people with Type 2 diabetes are being ‘over prescribed’

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Older people with Type 2 diabetes are being ‘over prescribed’

Older people with Type 2 diabetes are being over treated with certain drugs, according to a recent service evaluation carried out in Leicester.    The findings come as a NHS Digital report recently showed 52 million diabetes prescriptions were issued last year, which is an 81 per cent increase over the past decade.    The […]

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Local Hampton WI make knitted donations to care home

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Local Hampton WI make knitted donations to care home

Members of Bedfont Belles WI have been busy knitting, crocheting and creating ‘twiddle muffs’ for residents at Marling Court Care Home in Hampton. The knitted ‘twiddle muffs’ are ideal for residents with dementia as they are decorated with ribbons, large buttons or textured fabrics that they can fiddle with in their hands. The ‘twiddle muffs’ […]

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Chester care home residents mark 5th birthday with tea party

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Chester care home residents mark 5th birthday with tea party

Staff and residents at a Chester based care home marked the 5th birthday of national home provider HC-One recently with a celebratory tea party.    Festivities took place at Lauren Court and every HC-One home across the country as the third largest care home provider commemorated the successful journey that it has taken since it’s founding […]

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Man spends too long in care home because of councils’ delays

22nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Man spends too long in care home because of councils’ delays

A Warwickshire man, who had suffered a stroke, was prevented from living independently for too long because two councils failed to follow correct procedures, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. Warwickshire County Council made assumptions about the man’s capacity to make decisions about where he wanted to live and about what property […]

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Charities Aid Foundation CEO awarded knighthood in Queen’s Birthday Honours

22nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Charities Aid Foundation CEO awarded knighthood in Queen’s Birthday Honours

  John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, has been awarded a knighthood for charitable services in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017.     Responding to the award, John said: “I’m delighted and surprised to be honoured in this way, and of course most grateful. I’ve had great the pleasure of working with many highly […]

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Gloucestershire homecare staff raise more than £150 on Cupcake Day!

22nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Gloucestershire homecare staff raise more than £150 on Cupcake Day!

It was real teamwork when Gloucestershire homecare company DoCare opened its doors and invited people in for tea and cake as part of national Cupcake Day. The Stroud-based firm enlisted the help of staff, friends and even some of the clients to help bake a huge batch of cupcakes and other goodies, which they served […]

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Shropshire care provider announces strategic appointment

22nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Shropshire care provider announces strategic appointment

Shropshire’s leading independent care home provider has announced a strategic appointment to its senior management team.   Chris Wall will take up the post of Finance Director at Coverage Care, which runs 14 residential and nursing homes on a not for profit basis, in August.   He is currently the Finance Director, Deputy Chief Executive […]

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Leithers play a key role in festival

22nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Leithers play a key role in festival

Edinburgh locals have been put centre stage at the Leith Festival as a play celebrating the anniversary of one of the areas landmarks has taken inspiration from lifelong residents.   ‘Muriel of Leith’, which is playing at the Constitution Bar’s Red Room this week and explores the history and changing landscape of Leith, will feature […]

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Cycling challenge for Huddersfield care home

22nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Cycling challenge for Huddersfield care home

86-YEAR-OLD Elsie Bunyard cycled almost three miles in just 15 minutes as part of a fundraising event at her Skelmanthorpe care home.   The Longroyds and Pilling House Care Home resident was one of many who took to static bikes to clock up miles during the event.   The charity cycling challenge saw elderly residents, […]

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Fortrose care home plans submitted

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Fortrose care home plans submitted

New facility will be transformative for local community, says care boss. Revised plans for a new £4 million care home for older people in Fortrose will transform care in the Black Isle according to the care company making the investment. Independent care provider Parklands Group has formally submitted its plans to build a 40 bed […]

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Alzheimer’s Society responds to the Queen’s Speech

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society responds to the Queen’s Speech

Following the Queen’s speech today, Alzheimer’s Society’s Chief Executive, Jeremy Hughes, welcomes the pledge for a consultation on social care – but warns the promise of a consultation cannot be used to delay action. We urgently need workable solutions to the crisis in dementia care. In a YouGov poll carried out on Wednesday 14 June, […]

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UKHCA makes a response to social care proposals announced in the Queen’s speech

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
UKHCA makes a response to social care proposals announced in the Queen’s speech

Today, within the Queen’s speech, the Government has outlined its long terms plans to address the social care crisis. The Government has indicated that the consultation will set out options to improve the social care system and to put it on a more secure financial foundation, supporting individuals, families and communities. Bridget Warr CBE, UKHCA’s […]

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Lifted to new heights of independence with assistive technology from Clos-o-Mat

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Lifted to new heights of independence with assistive technology from Clos-o-Mat

A pensioner who has no strength in her arms is managing to retain her dignity and independence with minimal care support into her eighth decade, in part thanks to her toilet!   Sandra (76) contracted polio when she was just 20. After several years of stability, she developed Post Polio Syndrome, with increasing muscle weakness; […]

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