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North Dorset school soccer team gets new look thanks to care provider

North Dorset school soccer team gets new look thanks to care provider

A North Dorset school has a brand new soccer kit thanks to a family-owned care home company. Pupils from Blandford St Mary’s Church of England Primary School were presented with the kit when they visited Colten Care’s Whitecliffe House. Shelley Kinnaird, the home’s administrator, had asked former Dorset district and county councillor Della Jones MBE […]

22nd September 2017 | By | Reply More
Clarriots Care hope for marketing success

Clarriots Care hope for marketing success

A market leading health and social care provider has been announced as a finalist at the Franchise Marketing Awards 2017 for its innovative advertisement.   Clarriots Care has received a nomination in the ‘Best Print Advert’ category for its ‘Together We’ll Discover Your Potential’ advertisement, which focuses on the company’s commitment to attracting new franchise […]

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War heroine celebrates her 100th birthday

War heroine celebrates her 100th birthday

A woman who contributed to solving the Enigma code has celebrated her 100th birthday. Ann Bayley who served as a Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF) Officer in WW2 spent her special day with her daughters, Tina and Nick sister, Helen great-grandchild, friends and Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for East Sussex, Peter Field. Ann, who lives at […]

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Walsall care home supports young football team

Walsall care home supports young football team

A new local football team called Walsall Wood Avengers Under 7s, got kitted out with the brand new football shirts thanks to the sponsorship from Pelsall Hall, a local care home in Pelsall, Walsall. The football team was formed this year by Manager Lee Stretton to encourage more youngsters into the sport.   One of […]

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Teesside care home residents enjoy a pyjama and pamper session

Teesside care home residents enjoy a pyjama and pamper session

A PYJAMA party and pamper session took place at a Teesside care home as a treat for residents and staff. The evening of relaxation included manicures and nail painting while enjoying a supper of salmon and cream cheese washed down with prosecco.   Elderly residents, staff, families and friends of The Beeches Care Home, Green […]

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Wellington care home resident attends wedding thanks to technology

Wellington care home resident attends wedding thanks to technology

The use of technology is something that continues to grow with each generation. However, for someone like Olive Vile, a 96-year-old resident at Popham Court care home in Wellington, it’s not something she’s familiar with. Olive’s grandson got married earlier this month at Hornsbury Mill in Chard, and unfortunately for Olive, it wasn’t possible for […]

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Luxury Camberley care home officially opened by Mayor of Surrey Heath

Luxury Camberley care home officially opened by Mayor of Surrey Heath

Aura Care Living, the pioneering luxury retirement specialist funded by Octopus Healthcare, are redefining the luxury care landscape by challenging industry standards for later-life living, have opened the doors to its first residential care community.   Kings Lodge, Camberley, a magnificent lodge style property offering 64 en-suite bedrooms in 15 acres of stunning natural woodland, […]

21st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Hull based care staff go the extra mile for fundraising

Hull based care staff go the extra mile for fundraising

Dozens of care workers went the extra mile to take part in a campaign to provide people in residential care with the best quality of life. Teams of staff from across Hull based Hica Group, a not for profit organisation which run 19 homes across Hull and East Riding, came together to complete a 10-mile […]

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Disability shouldn’t mean sacrificing style

Disability shouldn’t mean sacrificing style

Just because someone may need help in the bathroom doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice style. Closomat, Britain’s market leader in supported intimate care (www.clos-o-mat.com), has taken that to heart. Its new look Lima Vita wall-hung toilet enables people to take advantage of the aesthetics and household cleaning benefits of a wall-hung WC, and simultaneously […]

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CQC award top rating to Gloucestershire learning disability service

CQC award top rating to Gloucestershire learning disability service

A service in Moreton-in-Marsh supporting people with learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Gloucestershire DCA (Domiciliary Care Agency), run by national learning disabilities charity Hft, was described as “exceptionally caring” and “extremely responsive” following its inspection at the end of June.  […]

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Sanctuary Supported Living secure mental health services in Cambridgeshire

Sanctuary Supported Living secure mental health services in Cambridgeshire

Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL) has secured a contract to deliver mental health services in Cambridgeshire following an agreement with Cambridgeshire County Council worth more than £1m a year. The national housing, care and support provider will be delivering a combination of supported housing services and floating support directly to clients in the community.   The […]

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Strategic appointments made by Oakdale Care Group

Strategic appointments made by Oakdale Care Group

Oakdale Care Group has made two strategic appointments in readiness of their imminent expansion plans.  The group opened Kingfisher Court in Sutton-in-Ashfield earlier this year and is due to open two new homes in the next six months, all being built by specialist care developer, LNT Care Developments.  Rachel Cadd has been appointed as Home […]

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Chester-Le-Street care home names wing after local artist

Chester-Le-Street care home names wing after local artist

A WING at Pelton Grange Care Home has been named after Chester-Le-Street artist George Levitt. The painter and photographer has been a long-term friend and supporter of the home, having donated eight works that are now enjoyed by residents and staff.   As a thank you for his ongoing support, a wing of the care […]

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Residents of Warrington showcase their blossoming gardening skills

Residents of Warrington showcase their blossoming gardening skills

Green fingered residents of Belong, the specialist care village in Warrington, have been honing their horticultural skills in the village garden, planting flowers and trees donated by international financial services provider, Forester’s Financial as part of their commitment to giving back to the local community. Residents and staff members weeded the garden’s raised flower beds, […]

20th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Thirsk care home welcomes local cycling hero to celebrate fundraising success

Thirsk care home welcomes local cycling hero to celebrate fundraising success

Sowerby House is celebrating after raising £205 for Macmillan, and receiving a visit from fundraiser Jim Bumby and councillor Hazel Dalgliesh-Brown for afternoon tea. The Thirsk-based home, on Front Street, raised money for the charity in support of Jim, the nephew of one of Sowerby House’s residents, who cycled with his brother-in-law Simon from Land’s […]

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Grand opening for Great Oaks!

Grand opening for Great Oaks!

Great Oaks, a brand new residential, nursing and dementia specialist care home in Bournemouth, hosted an event to celebrate its grand opening.   More than 100 guests attended the event including The Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth, Cllr Lawrence Williams and Mrs Elaine Williams, who cut the ribbon to officially open Great Oaks. The Mayor […]

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Traditional topping out ceremony to mark the latest milestone of Ware care home

Traditional topping out ceremony to mark the latest milestone of Ware care home

The final trim was secured on the roof of a new luxury care home in Ware this week as part of a traditional topping out ceremony to mark the latest milestone at the development. Deputy Mayor of Ware Cllr Mick Standley helped to secure the final elements of the roof at Riverside Place by Caring […]

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Mayor joins Blaina care home for summer fête

Mayor joins Blaina care home for summer fête

Staff and residents at a Blaina care home were joined by the local mayor as they celebrated the end of the summer with a fête. Cwm Celyn care home, which is owned and operated by Shaw healthcare, invited mayor Clive Bridgeman and Shaw healthcare chairman Alun Thomas to the event, which included raffles, face painting, […]

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Victoria Gardens care home making dreams come true

Victoria Gardens care home making dreams come true

A new initiative at a Coventry care home has been helping the staff to make dreams come true for its Residents. Victoria Gardens care home in Tile Hill has recently introduced a ‘Dream Catcher Tree’ that allows Residents to highlight lost hobbies they would like to rediscover or activities they have always wanted to try.  […]

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People with dementia receive little specialist support at end of life, despite high levels of need

People with dementia receive little specialist support at end of life, despite high levels of need

Research has found that, despite having complex needs, most of the healthcare received by people in the later stages of dementia is provided by GPs or emergency services, with little support from specialist healthcare professionals. The researchers, from the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London, found that GPs were the main […]

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