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DC Care go the extra-mile during recent negotiations of Surrey care home

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DC Care go the extra-mile during recent negotiations of Surrey care home

Having been owned by the same family for over 50 years it was a day of mixed emotions for the vendors of Malmesbury House when completion day finally came around in June. The home, located in the leafy Surrey suburb of East Molesey had been owned and run by the Gajraj family since 1962 but […]

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Day centre takes its provision to new heights

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Day centre takes its provision to new heights

Caerphilly Council is adopting an innovative approach to support individuals to get the best out of day centre provision: it is increasing opportunities to maintain or further develop their independence, even in the toilet. As part of a major refurbishment of its Brondeg Day Centre, set in a Victorian house in Blackwood, the Council has […]

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Peterborough Care enjoys period of expansion as it develops fifth care home with funding from RBS

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Peterborough Care enjoys period of expansion as it develops fifth care home with funding from RBS

Peterborough Care is enjoying a period of expansion as it develops its fifth care home due to complete in July 2018. Royal Bank of Scotland has supported this purpose built development with a seven figure funding package.   Thorpe Wood care home has been designed with dementia residents in mind. The two storey building will […]

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CQC fines supported living care provider £3,750 for failing to report incidents

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CQC fines supported living care provider £3,750 for failing to report incidents

The Care Quality Commission has issued three Fixed Penalty Notices, each for £1,250, against a Barnet care provider – after it failed to report three incidents to the CQC. Lifeways Community Care Limited has been fined a total of £3,750 after admitting the breaches of regulation. During CQC’s inspection of Lifeways Community Care (New Barnet) […]

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Cirencester care home praised in latest CQC inspection report

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Cirencester care home praised in latest CQC inspection report

Staff and residents at a Cirencester care home are celebrating being rated ‘good’ in their most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection. Inspectors visited Watermoor House, in Cirencester, in April and were impressed with the ‘genuine sense of fondness and respect between the staff and the people using the service.’   One resident told the […]

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East Dereham care team take part in carnival parade

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East Dereham care team take part in carnival parade

Sanford House care home in East Dereham has achieved a ‘first’ for a care home in the area by taking part in the community carnival parade which took place on Sunday. The team, along with residents and relatives, worked hard to decorate their bus on a Royal Family theme with bunting, balloons and a crown […]

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Elderly Vs Young in Teesside Tennis

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Elderly Vs Young in Teesside Tennis

TEESSIDE primary school pupils and care home residents celebrated Wimbledon with a match of their own.   96-year-old Joyce Marsay served against an opponent almost nine decades her junior in one game.   The players used homemade rackets and yellow balloon balls to even the playing field.   Joyce, a resident of Ingleby Care Home, […]

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Alzheimer’s Society responds to life expectancy figures

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Alzheimer’s Society responds to life expectancy figures

In response to updated life expectancy figures from Professor Sir Michael Marmot at UCL Institute of Health Equity, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said “Every day through our helpline we hear how the chronic lack of funding to the social care system over the last decade is devastating people with dementia. This latest analysis […]

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Danshell – Newbus Grange Hospital in Darlington maintains ‘Good’ by CQC

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Danshell – Newbus Grange Hospital in Darlington maintains ‘Good’ by CQC

Newbus Grange Hospital in Darlington, part of the Danshell Group, has maintained a ‘Good’ rating in every area in a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), continuing to provide effective specialist assessment and support for men living with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs. Newbus Grange’s multi-disciplinary team meets the needs of the […]

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Belong Crewe residents roll back the years and go back to school!

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Belong Crewe residents roll back the years and go back to school!

Residents and customers at Belong Crewe care village rolled back the decades to find themselves in a classroom setting, taking part in a very special science lesson. The session was organised with the local Oaks Academy High School, which sent along pupils from years 7 and 8, accompanied by their science teacher, Mr Ash Scott, […]

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The NHS and care homes could work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare

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The NHS and care homes could work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare

Research identifies how the NHS and care homes can work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare to the half million people in residential care Healthcare provision to residents in care homes across England is often ‘erratic and inequitable’, a major three-year study led by the University of Hertfordshire, funded by the National Institute […]

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Mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’ reports CQC

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Mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’ reports CQC

CQC warns mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’ – some services responding positively to unprecedented challenges but others must move away from out-dated care that leaves people ‘helpless and powerless’ The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes the findings of its comprehensive inspection programme of all specialist mental health services, giving the most complete […]

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Report by Christie & Co highlights opportunities and challenges of solving the UK’s bed blocking problem

19th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Report by Christie & Co highlights opportunities and challenges of solving the UK’s bed blocking problem

The nursing crisis in the UK has reached new heights according to the latest report published by Christie & Co. The report, entitled ‘Adult Social Care 2017: Funding, Staffing & the Bed Blocking Challenge’, surveyed every local authority and over 200 leading operators across elderly and specialist care in the UK in order to understand […]

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Care home garden transformed as part of young leadership project

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Care home garden transformed as part of young leadership project

RAWMARSH Ashwood Primary School pupils have transformed a care home garden as part of a young leadership project.   The youngsters were tasked with making improvements within their community.   They chose to brighten the garden at Rotherham’s Broadacres Care Home, on Naylor Street, which cares for elderly people and those living with dementia.   […]

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Caring Homes celebrate 1000th staff member to complete dementia training

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Caring Homes celebrate 1000th staff member to complete dementia training

A care worker at Oak Manor care home in Norfolk had a surprise visit from the Caring Homes managing director who presented her with an Ipad as the 1000th person to successfully complete the company’s dementia training.   Marlise Moura, who has worked at Oak Manor for a year alongside her husband Joao was delighted […]

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Care home group hosts glittering gala evening for 3rd annual national care awards

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Care home group hosts glittering gala evening for 3rd annual national care awards

National care home operator, Maria Mallaband Care Group and Countrywide Care Homes held their 3rd annual awards on Thursday 22nd June 2017. The awards were created to acknowledge the efforts of staff and the impact they have on the lives of residents and their families. Residents, colleagues, relatives and visitors placed a staggering amount of […]

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Strawberry picking stimulates old memories

19th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Strawberry picking stimulates old memories

A trip to Halberton Court Farm near Tiverton brought back some happy memories for a pensioner who is living with dementia.   Ian Spreadbury visited the farm, along with fellow residents, as part of an activities programme organised by Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington, Somerset, “Our aim is to keep people as active as we can and […]

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The sights and sounds of the 1960s were back in vogue at a Dorset nursing home

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The sights and sounds of the 1960s were back in vogue at a Dorset nursing home

The sights and sounds of the 1960s were back in vogue as a Dorset nursing and residential home tuned into a fun day of reminiscence. The action at Colten Care’s Avon Reach in Mudeford centred around four Mini Cooper S cars, a style icon favoured by well-known Sixties’ figures such as Peter Sellers, Paul McCartney, […]

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Vulnerable adults being let down by poor social work practice

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Vulnerable adults being let down by poor social work practice

Vulnerable people are being forced into situations against their will because care providers are not going through the proper processes, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. In a report published today, the Ombudsman highlights some of the very real concerns it has about the way some of the most vulnerable people in […]

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Davina McCall and family unite to launch Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Davina McCall and family unite to launch Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

Davina McCall and family are joining forces with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle dementia after being inspired by her dad who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. The television star, alongside her mum and dad, Gaby and Andrew, are supporting Memory Walk, Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this autumn. […]

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