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    Investment manager Downing exits five care homes following £65m investment

    Investment manager Downing exits five care homes following £65m investment

    Investment manager Downing LLP today announces the successful exit by its funds from a group of five trading care homes, which comprise over 390 beds, managed by Care Concern Group.   Downing has worked closely with Care Concern since 2012, investing some £65 million across nine care home projects, including new-build developments, operational improvement projects, […]

    29th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    New report addresses stages to help people move out of long-stay inpatient care

    New report addresses stages to help people move out of long-stay inpatient care

    A new report outlines the challenges and solutions to moving people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health conditions out of long-stay inpatient care.   The report from VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group), Transforming care – the challenges and solutions, addresses NHS England’s policy ambition to enable people to move from inpatient settings, closer to […]

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    The ‘Big Dig’ – Residents Celebrate VE Day at Dronfield care homes

    The ‘Big Dig’ – Residents Celebrate VE Day at Dronfield care homes

    This month, residents at both The Green Dronfield and The Callywhite came together to celebrate VE Day with the Big Dig.   Residents, staff, friends & family rolled up their sleeves, put on their gardening gloves and got stuck into sprucing up the garden, getting it ready for summer.   Sarah Moulton, Home Manager for […]

    25th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Change For The Better At Drake House

    Change For The Better At Drake House

    Being involved in planning the décor and furnishings of their new home has been the key to a stress-free relocation for three Plymouth women with learning disabilities and mental health issues.   Their new city-centre supported living service, Drake House, has been a ten-month labour of love by care-providers the Regard Group to ensure its […]

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    Christchurch care home celebrates VE Day in style

    Christchurch care home celebrates VE Day in style

    Reside Care Home on Stour Road held a Victory tea and dance for their 19 residents on Tuesday 8th May. Ladies enjoyed a visit from the hairdresser, who spent the morning styling their hair in vintage 1940’s fashion. Terri Smithers, Care home Manager said “The residents awoke to the sounds of Vera Lynne, staff in […]

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    Specialist housing and support organisations Hanover and Anchor in merger talks

    Specialist housing and support organisations Hanover and Anchor in merger talks

    Hanover and Anchor, two organisations specialising in housing, care and support services to older people, are in talks about merging.   Under the proposals, the two organisations would come together as the Anchor Hanover Group.   In a joint statement, Anchor Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft CBE and Hanover Chief Executive Dame Clare Tickell said:   […]

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Tyneside care home resident’s wish fulfilled

    Tyneside care home resident’s wish fulfilled

    Alex Dawson is one of many residents at Waverley Lodge Care Home, in Lemington, to add his name to the home’s wish list.   The staff are aiming to fulfil as many wishes as possible, with the latest being Alex’s trip to the coastal town.   He travelled on the bus to Newcastle and then […]

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    Homecare service launched in Swansea with HSBC finance package

    Homecare service launched in Swansea with HSBC finance package

    A Swansea franchisee has opened the city’s first Right at Home homecare service after securing an £83,000 finance package from HSBC.   James Foley, who was awarded the Franchise in Swansea, has used the finance package to launch Right At Home in Fforestfach. The company has already created seven new jobs for the local economy, […]

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    Pioneering young volunteers visit Sudbury care home

    Pioneering young volunteers visit Sudbury care home

    Caring Homes’ Mellish House, an Outstanding Care Home in Sudbury recently hosted a YOPEY befriending event. A YOPEY Befriender is a young person who volunteers to visit a care home near their school and befriend lonely residents, many of them living with dementia. YOPEY Befrienders are easing loneliness and isolation whilst learning life lessons and […]

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    Brave mum joins forces with care organisation to launch awareness campaign

    Brave mum joins forces with care organisation to launch awareness campaign

    A brave mum whose three grown-up children all have a degenerative brain condition has joined forces with a care organisation to launch a new awareness campaign. Kim James, from Llay, near Wrexham, made an emotional plea for more research into Huntingdon’s Disease amid renewed hope of a cure for the cruel hereditary illness. She is […]

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    Parkinson’s audit reveals- Neurology and elderly care improved

    Parkinson’s audit reveals- Neurology and elderly care improved

    The results of the 2017 UK Parkinson’s Audit, the largest dataset obtained to date about the quality of care provided to people with Parkinson’s across the UK, have now been released. Developed to address the concerns of professionals, patients and their representatives, the UK wide clinical audit assesses the quality of care provided to people […]

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Liverpool care home should not have banned daughter from visiting her mum without warning

    Liverpool care home should not have banned daughter from visiting her mum without warning

    A woman was banned from visiting her mother in a Liverpool care home after she complained about her treatment, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. The woman, whose mother had been placed in a BUPA care home by Liverpool City Council, said she was banned by care staff from seeing her mum […]

    23rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care group named as ‘inspiring’ company

    Care group named as ‘inspiring’ company

    Springhill Care Group has been identified as one of the 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain in a report by the London Stock Exchange Group. The list is the fifth edition of the of the report, which celebrates the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic SMEs. To be included in the list, companies need to show consistent […]

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    Northampton-based brain injury service praised for exceptional leadership

    Northampton-based brain injury service praised for exceptional leadership

    Staff at Abington-based Christchurch Court have been praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for their ‘caring and compassionate’ approach in a recently published inspection report.   The service, which provides specialist residential rehabilitation care and support for up to 17 adults with acquired brain injuries, demonstrated ‘an excellent commitment to providing outstanding care’ according […]

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    And they said it wouldn’t last!

    And they said it wouldn’t last!

    Somerset couple Frank and Patricia Baker celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss this month, even though the groom’s mother predicted the match wouldn’t last long. The pair met in 1957 at RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland where they were both serving in the Royal Air Force, wed on May Day in 1958, and have four […]

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    Supported Living Service run by The Fremantle Trust secures Outstanding rating

    Supported Living Service run by The Fremantle Trust secures Outstanding rating

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated The Fremantle Trust’s Milton Keynes Supported Living Service as Outstanding. The service enables 107 people with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible and was praised by the Regulator for its ‘empowering and empathetic attitude to support people’s personal development.’ Managed by Lorraine McGinley since 2008, when […]

    23rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Andover care home resident celebrates 100th birthday

    Andover care home resident celebrates 100th birthday

    Mountwood care home in Andover celebrated the 100th birthday of one of its residents with a special event for her family and friends. Vicky Aldridge was joined by her daughter Gill McGarry, who made the trip from Cornwall to see her mother on the big day, and her younger sister Rene, 97. Vicky has two […]

    22nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Stockport care home gets extension go ahead

    Stockport care home gets extension go ahead

    Borough Care, the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, has been given the go ahead to extend one of its homes.  Planning permission has been granted for a new wing to be added to Bruce Lodge in Offerton, Stockport. The new wing will be based on the ‘household model’. […]

    22nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Northumberland home care organisation appoints in-house trainer

    Northumberland home care organisation appoints in-house trainer

    A Northumberland homecare organisation has appointed an in-house trainer to support its expansion plans.   Helping Hands Community Care, which provides social and specialist care to hundreds of people across Northumberland, has welcomed Natalie Perera to its Cramlington branch.   Before joining the organisation, Natalie worked in a range of job roles, including senior lead […]

    22nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Scarborough care services enjoyed a triple slice of the Royal Wedding and FA Cup celebrations.

    Scarborough care services enjoyed a triple slice of the Royal Wedding and FA Cup celebrations.

    Scarborough care provider Saint Cecilia’s enjoyed a triple slice of the Royal Wedding and FA Cup celebrations. The company held parties at all three of its Scarborough centres – the care home on Stepney Road, nursing home on Filey Road and day care centre at Eastway, Eastfield. At the homes, residents gathered to watch the […]

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