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Chesterfield care home group has raised over £200 selling cupcakes for Alzheimer’s Society

Chesterfield care home group has raised over £200 selling cupcakes for Alzheimer’s Society

A CHESTERFIELD care home group has raised over £200 selling cupcakes to neighbouring businesses – with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society.   The sale was part of a year-long fundraising campaign by the Hill Care Group, whose head office is on St Mary’s Gate.   The group’s homes across the north of England […]

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Alzheimer’s Society announces biggest-ever single investment into dementia care research

Alzheimer’s Society announces biggest-ever single investment into dementia care research

Alzheimer’s Society has today announced its biggest-ever single investment in dementia care research. £6 million has been awarded to three ‘Centres of Excellence’ that will focus on key priority areas within dementia care research over the next five years. The centres, located at the Universities of Newcastle and Exeter and University College London, are part […]

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UK prison service requires national strategy to address needs of elderly prisoners

UK prison service requires national strategy to address needs of elderly prisoners

HM Prison and Probation Service needs a national strategy to address the needs of the increasing numbers of elderly prisoners living – and dying – in jail so that they can be managed and cared for more appropriately, said Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) Nigel Newcomen. Today he published a report on older prisoners.   […]

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York charity celebrating 50 families who share their lives

York charity celebrating 50 families who share their lives

York charity The Avalon group is holding a special celebration event in York on 23rd June, in recognition of its 50th Shared Lives household. The event, which takes place at St Aelred’s Community Centre, will bring together carers and social care professionals from across the city to mark the milestone, whilst also highlighting the impact […]

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Sanctuary Group expands portfolio with purchase of thirty five Embrace care services

Sanctuary Group expands portfolio with purchase of thirty five Embrace care services

Leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group has expanded its portfolio of care homes, with the purchase of 35 residential care homes and a supported living scheme from Embrace Group.   The homes, which are largely in Scotland and the North East, will dovetail with Sanctuary’s 68 existing care homes, which are mostly in the […]

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York care home residents go ‘back to school’ at pop-up restaurant

York care home residents go ‘back to school’ at pop-up restaurant

Residents at Ebor Court care home in Nether Poppleton, York, took a trip down memory lane and went ‘back to school’ at their latest pop-up restaurant.  Staff dressed up and got into the spirit of the evening whilst residents reminisced about favourite meals from their childhood.  Ebor Court, which is operated by Ideal Carehomes, understands […]

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Lord Foulkes reports on the rights and care of the elderly within Europe

Lord Foulkes reports on the rights and care of the elderly within Europe

The PACE Committee on Social Affairs has called on European governments “to take measures with a view to combating ageism, improving care for older persons and preventing their social exclusion”. While welcoming the growing trend towards strengthening the protection of older persons’ human rights, the members underlined that negative stereotypes of older persons continue to […]

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Two vital emergency mental health services saved from closure in Yorkshire

Two vital emergency mental health services saved from closure in Yorkshire

Two vital services that reduce demand on emergency services by helping people experiencing mental distress, have been saved from closure in Rotherham and York. Two vital services that reduce demand on emergency services by helping people experiencing mental distress have been saved. The Pathways model, developed and delivered by Together for Mental Wellbeing, offers free, […]

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South Wales care home honoured for commitment to vegetarian cuisine

South Wales care home honoured for commitment to vegetarian cuisine

The SilverCrest Group has been honoured for its commitment to vegetarian cuisine amongst the food it serves to residents.   Morgana Court in South Wales, part of the SilverCrest Group, has received a special award for being the 1,000th residential home in the UK to be accepted onto the Vegetarian for Life charity’s care home […]

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Residents, relatives and carers eagerly await egg-citing new arrivals at care home

Residents, relatives and carers eagerly await egg-citing new arrivals at care home

Residents, relatives and carers at Tall Trees nursing home have been eagerly waiting for the patter of tiny claws this week as they welcomed chicks to the home following an Incredible Eggs delivery. The eight chicks have all hatched out and have been doing the rounds at the home meeting all residents who are not […]

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Call for more Shared Lives carers to help people ‘blossom’ in Sheffield

Call for more Shared Lives carers to help people ‘blossom’ in Sheffield

“You help someone blossom as a Shared Lives carer, and they help you blossom too. They just become part of the family…”   That’s the view of carer Sue Cashmore, 59 years old from Shiregreen, who has been caring for adults in her own home for around 20 years. She’s part of the Shared Lives […]

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Chief Executive of CQC praises ‘outstanding’ Wimbledon care staff

Chief Executive of CQC praises ‘outstanding’ Wimbledon care staff

Chief Executive of CQC praises ‘outstanding’ Wimbledon care home during visit on Care Home Open Day 2017.     Sir David Behan CBE, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission, chose Arthur House, run by Priory Adult Care, for a visit on Care Home Open Day – and praised the quality of care delivered there. […]

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National accreditation for Newbus Grange in Darlington

National accreditation for Newbus Grange in Darlington

Newbus Grange Hospital in Darlington, part of the Danshell Group, is celebrating after receiving Quality Network for Inpatient Learning Disability Services (QNLD) accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. QNLD is a standards-based quality network that facilitates the sharing of best practice within learning disability services, based on external peer review. The specialist standards are […]

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Nottingham care home gets a ‘Good’ from the CQC

Nottingham care home gets a ‘Good’ from the CQC

Fairway View care home in Bulwell, Nottingham, has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission in an inspection report published last week.  The home achieved the enviable rating in all key areas of care: safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.  CQC made the unannounced visits to the home, which is operated by Ideal Carehomes, […]

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Belong Crewe hosts LGBT reminiscence session brings residents together

Belong Crewe hosts LGBT reminiscence session brings residents together

Residents, apartment tenants and Experience Day customers came together at specialist care village, Belong Crewe, for a reminiscence event created by Cheshire East Council Community Development Officer Deb Lindop and the Silver Rainbows older people’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Network.    The event used memory boxes which contained vintage artefacts including ration books, […]

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Care Management Group launches expert STOMP Best Practice Guide

Care Management Group launches expert STOMP Best Practice Guide

Care Management Group (CMG), a leading provider of residential care, supported living services and domiciliary care for people with learning disabilities, has launched a STOMP Best Practice Guide, which gives comprehensive guidance on ways to reduce the over-medication of people with learning disabilities, and/or autism through non-drug alternative methods of treatment.    STOMP (Stopping the […]

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Runcorn care home staff climb Snowdon raising over £1000 for dementia care

Runcorn care home staff climb Snowdon raising over £1000 for dementia care

STAFF from a Runcorn care home have scaled Snowdon and raised over £1,000 for those living with dementia.   The sponsored walk to the peak of Wales’ highest mountain, at 1,085m, was tackled by staff from Simonsfield Care Home, on Boston Avenue in Runcorn.   They include Alex Groundwater, Alison Clifton and her daughter Lucy, […]

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Care home masterchefs cook up a storm

Care home masterchefs cook up a storm

A group of care home masterchefs are cooking up a storm. Residents of Pendine Park in Wrexham are making a host of taste bud-teasing dishes after setting up their own cookery school. The idea came from Elaine Lee, the enrichment and activities coordinator at their Penybryn care home which specialises in brain injuries and neurological […]

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Learning disability care provider encourages residents to vote

Learning disability care provider encourages residents to vote

Care provider Heathcotes Group has spent the past month making a concerted effort to encourage its service users to exercise their right to vote in the General Election. The Group produced and distributed impartial and easy-to-digest information explaining questions, policies and processes to enable its residents across the UK to make a more informed choice […]

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Home care provider hosts special afternoon tea

Home care provider hosts special afternoon tea

Ripley based home care provider Caremark (Guilford & Woking) hosted a special afternoon Summer Tea for their clients last week in the local Village Hall. More than thirty people were treated to a sumptuous afternoon tea, with the cakes and sandwiches made and provided by the staff at Caremark (Guildford & Woking). By special invitation, […]

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