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    Belmont Healthcare Group expands portfolio

    Belmont Healthcare Group expands portfolio

    New Year announcement couldn’t be more positive for the Belmont Healthcare Group who has added to their care portfolio with the purchase of the Dartford based Haslington Care Home. Working with the Allied Irish Bank, Belmont Healthcare were able to acquire the specialist elderly and dementia care home in Greenhithe, which has now been renamed […]

    17th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    AEW UK Long Lease REIT acquires Bristol Care Home for £6.65m and extends debt facility to £41m

    AEW UK Long Lease REIT acquires Bristol Care Home for £6.65m and extends debt facility to £41m

    AEW UK Long Lease REIT Plc (AEWL) is pleased to announce the acquisition of a long let Care Home in Nailsea, Bristol for £6.65m reflecting a net initial yield of 5.8%, funded through the Company’s debt facility. The asset comprises a 62-room, purpose built care home located in an affluent suburb approx. 8 miles south […]

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    Octopus Healthcare raises £133.5 million for care home fund

    Octopus Healthcare raises £133.5 million for care home fund

    Octopus Healthcare, part of the Octopus Group and a leading investor in healthcare facilities throughout the UK and Ireland, announces that it has raised a further £133.5 million for its Octopus Healthcare Fund (the Fund) and, separately, has also agreed to acquire seven care homes. This latest fundraising, from new and existing institutional investors, takes […]

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    Expansion of Hayle specialist care home officially opened by George Eustice MP

    Expansion of Hayle specialist care home officially opened by George Eustice MP

    Refurbishment of a granite chapel attached to a care-home in Hayle in West Cornwall, located between Camborne and Penzance, has been officially opened by George Eustice MP. The renovation and restoration to the Downes Residential Care Home, which is situated in a grade 2 listed historic building first built in the 1880s, has seen the […]

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    Intergenerational social club connects former teacher with local school children

    Intergenerational social club connects former teacher with local school children

    Judy Pass, 73, a former school teacher has enjoyed meeting young people once again, thanks to an intergenerational social club with her care home and Birchensale Primary School. “I used to be a teacher in the local area and it was absolutely great to have the school children visit the home to entertain us. I […]

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    New Kidderminster nursing home manager promises quality care

    New Kidderminster nursing home manager promises quality care

    The owners of a popular Wyre Forest nursing home have appointed a new manager who plans to maintain the home’s high quality care and forge closer links with the community. Experienced care specialist Jackie Huckvale, who has over 20 years’ experience in the care and nursing sector, has joined Kidderminster’s Brookdale Nursing Home. Jackie, who […]

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    92-year-old Thomas learns to sing again at Hampshire care home

    92-year-old Thomas learns to sing again at Hampshire care home

    Thomas Timson was one of the first residents to arrive at the luxury Abbotswood Court care home when the purpose-built facility opened in Romsey in 2015. He made the decision to move following the passing of his beloved wife after 65 years of marriage. Having shared many cherished years together, her absence had a huge […]

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    Christmas brings back memories of yesteryear for centenarian residents

    Christmas brings back memories of yesteryear for centenarian residents

    Residents at The Gables care home in Gorleston have been reminiscing about Christmases of yesteryear, as part of special festive celebrations organised by staff. With three residents aged 100 and over, the home asked for their recollections and favourite memories of bygone Christmases to bring a touch of nostalgia to the home. Manager Chris Chambers […]

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    Wetherby school children create time capsule for local new-build care home

    Wetherby school children create time capsule for local new-build care home

    Pupils from St James’ Church of England Primary School in the heart of Wetherby have been creating posters and collecting artefacts to bury in a time capsule at brand new Wetherby care home, Windsor Court. The Head of School at St James’, Miss Beatson, and other representatives brought over 60 children to the home earlier […]

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    Charity to expand its range of care and provide affordable housing in Gloucestershire

    Charity to expand its range of care and provide affordable housing in Gloucestershire

    With all the homes rated as Good in all areas, Lilian Faithfull is looking to expand its breadth of care in Gloucestershire. There is a distinct shortage of options for older people looking to remain independent but not tie-up their capital in a retirement property.     In April 2019, Lilian Faithfull will offer quality […]

    15th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Southampton care home presents first time panto!

    Southampton care home presents first time panto!

    Southampton’s Woodlands House Care Home presented their first ever resident and staff Pantomime performance of Cinderella on Christmas Eve. The tradition of Pantomime aka ‘panto’ is a type of musical comedy stage production designed for family entertainment, performed especially during the Christmas and New Year season. Preparations began in October to share the idea and […]

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    Care home residents benefit from ‘magic table’ after £5,000 donation from Santander Foundation

    Care home residents benefit from ‘magic table’ after £5,000 donation from Santander Foundation

    A ‘magic table’ projector, which supports physical and mental well-being, has been delivered to The Royal Star & Garter Homes in Surbiton after a successful fundraising drive. The interactive table was purchased following a £5,000 Discovery Grant from the Kingston Santander branch. Staff and volunteers at the care home also helped raise money to support […]

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    Young chefs cook up a feast for Wokingham Mayor

    Young chefs cook up a feast for Wokingham Mayor

    The Rainbow Café, located in the Acorn Community Centre, Wokingham, recently saw a group of young amateur chefs chop, slice and blend to create and serve a hearty lunch for local residents and special guest, the Mayor of Wokingham. Customers from Optalis’ Supported Employment service took over the community café for the day to develop […]

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    Care home food supplier prepares for no-deal Brexit scenario with £5m investment in additional stock

    Care home food supplier prepares for no-deal Brexit scenario with £5m investment in additional stock

    apetito, a leading supplier of food to the health and social care sector, is investing £5 million in its planning and preparation ahead of BREXIT. The key aim is to optimise its ability to supply customers, many of whom are elderly and vulnerable people, in hospitals, care homes and their own homes. Given the level […]

    14th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Caring Homes residencies shortlisted for Pinders Healthcare Design Awards

    Caring Homes residencies shortlisted for Pinders Healthcare Design Awards

    Caring Homes is delighted to announce that two of its newest care homes have been shortlisted for a prestigious national healthcare design award. Riverside Place in Ware is a finalist in the Best New Care Home (higher development budget) category in the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards and Blenheim Court in Liss is a finalist in […]

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    Care organisation has struck gold for the support it gives those looking for a career in the sector

    Care organisation has struck gold for the support it gives those looking for a career in the sector

    A pioneering care organisation has struck gold for the support it gives to students and those looking for a career in the sector. Pendine Park Care Organisation won the gold award from Careers Wales after demonstrating its commitment to helping students prepare for their future careers. They were among more than 40 companies from across […]

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    North Yorkshire care home elves raise funds for dementia charity

    North Yorkshire care home elves raise funds for dementia charity

    Staff and residents from a nursing home in Cross Hills have over raised over £800 for its residents fund, £100 of which will be donated to dementia charity, Alzheimer’s Society, after its staff paid to wear elf outfits and ran a ‘name the elf competition’. Czajka Care Group’s Beanlands Nursing Home hosted the special ‘Elf […]

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    Shropshire’s largest independent care provider announces new chief executive

    Shropshire’s largest independent care provider announces new chief executive

    Shropshire’s largest independent care provider has announced the retirement of its long-standing chief executive and the name of his successor. David Coull has been at the helm of Coverage Care Services for the last 15 years, in which time the company has constructed five modern, purpose-built care homes in the county as part of its […]

    12th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Basildon home manager recognised as an Outstanding Leader

    Basildon home manager recognised as an Outstanding Leader

    The home manager at Mundy House Care Home in Basildon has been recognised as an outstanding leader by Essex County Council. Josi George received the Outstanding Leadership Award at The Prospers 2018 Essex Care Sector Awards. The awards highlight innovative practice and outstanding achievement across the care sector. This year, the awards board received more […]

    11th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Bagpiper and Irish dancers descend on Stockport care home

    Bagpiper and Irish dancers descend on Stockport care home

    A Bagpiper and Irish dancers descended on HC-One’s Newlands care home in Stockport recently to mark the 103rd birthday of Resident, Margaret Mair. The centenarian was joined by her daughter, staff and children from the 0-2-5 Nursery in Heaton Mersey to celebrate the special day. The youngsters treated the birthday girl to a selection of […]

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