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    Banbury care home staff celebrate ‘Outstanding’ result!

    Banbury care home staff celebrate ‘Outstanding’ result!

    Anchor’s care home, The Ridings in Banbury, Oxfordshire was celebrating this month as it has been classed as ‘outstanding’ in its responsiveness category by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  The other key sections of the home remained as ‘good’. This unannounced comprehensive inspection took place in March and April this year. The Riding’s met […]

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    Work is underway on £16million Merseyside care village

    Work is underway on £16million Merseyside care village

    Site clearance is underway in Birkdale, Merseyside, prior to the construction of the latest £16 million state-of-the-art development on behalf of care village operator, Belong.    Once completed, the new development will provide high-specification accommodation for over 100 people and will feature a 74-bed village, divided into six households, providing 24-hour care and nursing support. […]

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    Leicester care service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

    Leicester care service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by MacIntyre Leicester LifeLong Learning, to be Outstanding following an inspection in May.    MacIntyre Leicester LifeLong Learning provides care and support to people living in their own homes and for people living in a house of multi-occupation shared by other people in Leicester […]

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    117 care homes close as need for beds increases

    117 care homes close as need for beds increases

    The UK care home sector has continued to see a net loss in the number of homes and beds, with the past year seeing a net loss of 117 homes and 388 beds, according to the latest research by leading global property adviser Knight Frank.   The annual UK Healthcare Development Opportunities 2018 research report […]

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    Hydrotherapy with a Difference – news from Closomat

    Hydrotherapy with a Difference – news from Closomat

    The benefits of hydrotherapy are being delivered in style, at home, with developments at Closomat.   Britain’s brand leader in enabled toileting has, in its latest Asana unit, combined a series of wellness functions, which can be selected depending on each user’s personal requirements. The features simultaneously enhance cleanliness in intimate hygiene, and can contribute […]

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    Lion-hearted Care UK adventurer hands over cheque to Colchester based Rob George Foundation

    Lion-hearted Care UK adventurer hands over cheque to Colchester based Rob George Foundation

    A Care UK regional facilities manager, praised by colleagues for his determination in ensuring residents’ wellbeing, presented money he raised – by racing in a 300 mile Arctic Ultra race in temperatures as low as minus 54 degrees – to a charity supporting young people.   The race, the Yukon Arctic Ultra, was a gruelling […]

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    Open door policy invites intergenerational activities

    Open door policy invites intergenerational activities

    Acorn House Care Home has always had an open door policy, but when a mother and son walked in one day, they could never have anticipated the positivity that would follow.   Two years ago the Carrington based home welcomed two unexpected visitors, Natalie Holmes, and her 18 month-old son Daniel. The mother was keen […]

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    Environment Secretary and Surrey Heath MP visits award winning care home to open nature trail

    Environment Secretary and Surrey Heath MP visits award winning care home to open nature trail

    The Secretary of State for the Environment and Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove visited Kings Lodge care home in Camberley Surrey on Friday 29 June. The Conservative MP was asked to come and officially open the homes recently finished garden nature trail, that according to recent studies and the UK’s Social Care Institute for Excellence […]

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    St Annes Carnival – Success for Lakeview

    St Annes Carnival – Success for Lakeview

    Residents and staff at Lakeview Rest Homes are thrilled to have received a double award at the St Annes Carnival.   With outstanding weather and fun activities, the Carnival offered fun for all. The festivities began with the ever popular parade and first to appear, in proud place near the front, was Lakeview’s beautiful 1937 […]

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    Court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay

    Court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay

    Today, 13th July, the court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay. This overturns an employment tribunal which ruled that workers were entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for every hour of a sleep-in shift.   Reacting to the decision, the #SolveSleepIns Alliance, a coalition formed to deal […]

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    Care industry ball looks to raise £100,000 for charity

    Care industry ball looks to raise £100,000 for charity

    Hallmark Care Homes in association with Care England will attempt to raise £100,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Care Workers Charity at a glittering fundraising event in Mayfair.   Over 250 people are invited to attend the Care Sector Fundraising Ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Saturday 29th September.   The special event […]

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    Home Instead care staff go that extra mile for local war hero

    Home Instead care staff go that extra mile for local war hero

    Two CAREGivers from Home Instead Senior Care in Chichester, Sharon Gregory and Dave Pearce, have gone above and beyond their call of duty in support of their lovely client, John Seal. 98-year-old John, a local war hero, had his 5 Second World War medals stolen in a burglary at his home over the weekend.   […]

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    Director of Supporter Engagement appointed by The Royal Star & Garter Homes

    Director of Supporter Engagement appointed by The Royal Star & Garter Homes

    Caley Eldred has been appointed as the new Director of Supporter Engagement heading up the Fundraising & Marketing Team at The Royal Star & Garter Homes. She joins the Charity, which provides specialist care for veterans and their partners who live with disability or dementia, in state-of-the-art care homes, on 9 July.   Previously the Director […]

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    Derbyshire care home staff celebrate Armed Forces Day with residents

    Derbyshire care home staff celebrate Armed Forces Day with residents

    A celebration to show appreciation of the work of the Armed Forces was held throughout Ashmere Derbyshire and featured a celebration of music, residents talking about their own personal experiences and staff dressing up to hold reminiscence sessions.   It was held as part of Armed Forces Day, the annual national campaign that gives everyone […]

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    Hornchurch homecare provider praised by Local Authority

    Hornchurch homecare provider praised by Local Authority

    The Hornchurch branch of Manorcourt Homecare, which provides personal care and support to people in their own homes across the area, has received extremely positive feedback from its Local Authority.    Part of the Healthcare Homes Group, the Hornchurch branch of Manorcourt Homecare was inspected by the London Borough of Havering Joint Commissioning Unit earlier […]

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    Improving lives with dementia therapy

    Improving lives with dementia therapy

    Pioneers of a therapy which slows the progress of dementia are disappointed that more community-based techniques have not been recommended in official guidelines. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), which aims to exercise different areas of the brain through a series of focused activities in a socially-engaging context, was the only non-drug treatment recommended to stimulate cognition, […]

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    Encore Care Homes working to meet the nutritional needs of residents with dysphagia

    Encore Care Homes working to meet the nutritional needs of residents with dysphagia

    Encore Care Homes is working closely with Dining with Dignity, a specialist training provider, to help meet the nutritional needs of residents who have dysphagia.   Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties and is usually caused by nerve or muscle problems. It is very common amongst the elderly which can limit the range […]

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    Pear tree planted to celebrate ‘supported housing’ topping out in Worcester

    Pear tree planted to celebrate ‘supported housing’ topping out in Worcester

    The Mayor of Worcester joined Specialised Supported Housing to celebrate the topping out of a Comer Road housing development with a special tree planting ceremony.   The developers are working in partnership with support provider Lifeways and social care landlord Inclusion Housing to provide independent living support in 20 modern apartments, due to complete in […]

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    Fylde rest home offers support to local Foodbank

    Fylde rest home offers support to local Foodbank

    Staff and residents at a Fylde rest home offer support to the Fylde Foodbank.   Residents and their team at The Moorings, one of Lakeview Rest Homes four establishments, made a generous donation to the Fylde Foodbank, which is part of the Trussel Trust UK.   Residents Margaret Hill and Ann Lord visited Fylde Foodbank’s […]

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    Football legend calls for Three Lions fans to support Alzheimer’s Society

    Football legend calls for Three Lions fans to support Alzheimer’s Society

    Football legend Gordon Banks is urging England fans to turn World Cup fever into dementia fervour.   The 1966 World Cup winner spearheaded the Alzheimer’s Society United Against Dementia campaign last year after the heartbreak of seeing three of his fellow Three Lions heroes develop dementia.   Now, with his country on the brink of […]

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