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Hica care group creates new role to oversee North West operations

Hica care group creates new role to oversee North West operations

A northern care group which operates a luxury retirement village and care services across the North West has welcomed a new regional director. Lisa Barnes, from Lancashire, has worked in the health and social care industry for over twenty years. She joins the Hull-based Hica Group team at a time of significant investment for the […]

29th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Ipswich care home awarded ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating

Ipswich care home awarded ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating

Team members and residents at a Hallmark care home are celebrating after receiving an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission.     The health watchdog gave Bucklesham Grange Care Home in Ipswich, Suffolk the maximum overall rating putting it in a small percentage of care homes across the country to achieve this high standard. […]

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Yorkshire care provider racks up five gold awards

Yorkshire care provider racks up five gold awards

All five of Czajka Care Group’s care and nursing homes now boast the prestigious Gold Standard Framework Accreditation Quality Hallmark Award, after Fairmount Nursing Home in Nab Wood near Bradford was presented with the prestigious accolade this month. Czajka Care Group’s Brookfield Care Home and Staveley Birk Leas Nursing Home, which are also both in […]

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Middlesbrough care home residents’ Memory Walk raises funds for charity

Middlesbrough care home residents’ Memory Walk raises funds for charity

ELDERLY care home residents have been raising funds for the fight against dementia with a sponsored walk.   The Gables Care Home, in Middlesbrough, held a memory walk in support of the Alzheimer’s Society, which has seen over 100,000 take part in similar walks around the country this year.   Six residents and their family […]

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‘Dance for Parkinson’s’ classes launched in Cambridgeshire

‘Dance for Parkinson’s’ classes launched in Cambridgeshire

Home Meadow care home in Toft near Cambridge is launching ‘Dance for Parkinson’s’ classes in an effort to provide a new form of exercise for people living with the condition.   The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, supports residents with a range of conditions including Parkinson’s and dementia and will beginning […]

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Birmingham care home resident celebrates 105th birthday

Birmingham care home resident celebrates 105th birthday

A resident at a Birmingham based HC-One care home celebrated her 105th birthday surrounded by family and friends, and guest of honour Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood. Minnie Ratheram, who has lived at The Orchards for nearly five years, enjoyed an afternoon party with close friends Jim and Anne, and all the homes residents and staff. […]

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Brexit will have a much wider impact on the NHS and social care than most people realise

Brexit will have a much wider impact on the NHS and social care than most people realise

Mark Dayan, Policy and Public Affairs Analyst at the Nuffield Trust, responds to an analysis in The Lancet of how Brexit may affect health and health services in the UK:   “This analysis is absolutely right that Brexit will have a much wider impact on the NHS than most people realise. There is a risk […]

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International Day of Older Persons marked by sharing stories on isolation

International Day of Older Persons marked by sharing stories on isolation

An army of volunteers across Birmingham are working to bring older people out of isolation. To mark International Day of Older Persons (October 1) volunteers representing Ageing Better in Birmingham have been sharing their stories about tackling the problems of isolation faced by older people.   The National Lottery-funded programme is working to reduce isolation […]

28th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Ribbon cut for brand new Newton Leys Care Home

Ribbon cut for brand new Newton Leys Care Home

Country Court Care were delighted to welcome local dignitaries and business people to the Grand Opening of their state-of-the-art Care Home, Lakeview Lodge in Newton Leys, near Bletchley. Opening on the 17thth of January, Lakeview Lodge Care Home provides residential and essential specialist dementia care in a beautiful, homely environment tailored to fulfil the needs […]

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Care provider to launch anthology on National Poetry Day

Care provider to launch anthology on National Poetry Day

Care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special collection of 25 poems created by older people across its North Bucks services.   ‘Reflections’ is an anthology that will launch on National Poetry Day (28th September), which was originally set up to inspire people across the UK to enjoy, […]

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Paisley care home gears up to host ‘Silver Sunday’ event

Paisley care home gears up to host ‘Silver Sunday’ event

Staff and residents at a Paisley care home are gearing up to host a free, fun-packed event for members from the local community. Bupa’s Braemount Care Home, on Donaldswood Road, is welcoming those living in the Paisley area to join in its ‘Silver Sunday’ event. Guests will be treated to entertainment, music and bingo with […]

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The NACC engages MPs to help protect Meals on Wheels services

The NACC engages MPs to help protect Meals on Wheels services

Meals on Wheels Week returns on 6-10 November 2017 and the National Association of Care Catering (NACC), the event organiser, will be leading a series of activities to raise awareness of the important role the Meals on Wheels service plays in modern society, including a round table discussion with MPs. The debate will engage MPs […]

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Ombudsman publishes rare critical finding against London care provider

Ombudsman publishes rare critical finding against London care provider

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has published a rare public notice against a Wembley care provider, after it refused to put things right for the son of a woman in its care. The man complained about the homecare services provided to his mother by Peepal Care Limited. The Ombudsman’s investigation found the provider […]

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Hallmark Care Homes recognise outstanding employees at Bollywood-themed awards

Hallmark Care Homes recognise outstanding employees at Bollywood-themed awards

Outstanding employees at Hallmark Care Homes were recognised at a national and glittering, Bollywood-themed awards ceremony. Team members across Hallmark’s 16 facilities dressed up in authentic Indian dress to honour the care group’s 20th anniversary and had their hard work celebrated at the Hallmark Care Homes’ Awards.   The event, held at The Beaumont Estate in […]

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CQC rates The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull Outstanding

CQC rates The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull Outstanding

Care at The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Only one per cent of care homes achieve this rating. The Solihull Home, which was inspected by the CQC in July, cares for 60 veterans and their partners who live with disability or dementia, in […]

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Award winning retirement village in County Durham celebrates its 10th birthday

Award winning retirement village in County Durham celebrates its 10th birthday

AN AWARD winning retirement village celebrated its 10th birthday and completion of its latest outstanding independent living development with a lavish lunch for residents. Ten years ago the first residents moved into Middleton Woods, marking the beginning of what would become Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington, County Durham, from an historical care home, first […]

27th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Aura Care Living Group opens Camberley care home

Aura Care Living Group opens Camberley care home

A new bar, cinema and hair salon has opened in Camberley and all are under one roof and it is not a new retail complex but in a care home. Kings Lodge, situated on the towns Kings Ride, has recently opened and contains the luxuriously finished Kings Bar, salon and a cinema room. It also […]

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National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services announce winners of Safety in Care Awards 2017

National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services announce winners of Safety in Care Awards 2017

Following on from the success of previous awards, NASHiCS have announced this year’s awards winners. These prestigious awards were open to everyone who works in the social care sector, across the UK, both members and non-members of NASHiCS whose dedication, skill and knowledge deserved recognition. Nominees were required to submit evidence of innovation and measurable […]

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Care leadership team working with one of the UK’s leading specialist learning providers

Care leadership team working with one of the UK’s leading specialist learning providers

Care provider Regard is working with one of the UK’s leading specialist learning providers, the Positive Group, to support the company’s leadership team to manage pressure and adapt to change more effectively. The 20-strong team are set to embark on a programme in partnership with Positive to design, implement and measure learning solutions looking at […]

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Richmond upon Thames care home for people with learning disabilities rated Outstanding by CQC

Richmond upon Thames care home for people with learning disabilities rated Outstanding by CQC

1 Lichfield Lane, Richmond upon Thames, a home for up to eight people with learning disabilities has been rated as overall Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. The service, which is run by London Care Partnership, was rated Outstanding for being effective, responsive and well-led and rated Good for being safe and caring. Although people […]

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