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    CQC rate Mansfield specialist care provider ‘Outstanding’

    CQC rate Mansfield specialist care provider ‘Outstanding’

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by The Oaklands in Warsop, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, to be Outstanding following an inspection in December.     The Oaklands accommodates up 20 people living with mental health needs, learning disabilities or an autistic spectrum disorder in three separate bungalows. People also attend this service for […]

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    Country Court Care Group prepares for Care Home Open Day 2018

    Country Court Care Group prepares for Care Home Open Day 2018

    Care homes across the Country Court Care group are opening their doors to the local community, relatives and friends on Saturday 21st April 2018. The idea behind the day is to encourage local people to visit care homes in their community and to work together to develop better relationships.   All of the Country Court […]

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    St Albans care home found ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

    St Albans care home found ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Tenterden House Care Home in Bricket Wood, St Albans, to be Outstanding following an inspection in January.     Tenterden House Care Home is run by Bupa Care Homes (BNH) Limited. It is registered to provide accommodation for up to 40 people who require […]

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    Thetford care home found to be ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

    Thetford care home found to be ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Ford Place Nursing Home, in Thetford, to be Outstanding following an inspection in November.      Ford Place Nursing Home provides care and accommodation for up to 49 people. Inspectors found staff were caring and compassionate and people were being provided with safe, […]

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    No more of the ‘Same old, same old’ as Amyleigh makes a difference in social care

    No more of the ‘Same old, same old’ as Amyleigh makes a difference in social care

    A woman who gave up a job as a beautician to pursue a career in the care sector has been named Learner of the Year through an apprenticeship scheme funded by the Welsh government.   Amyleigh Normanton started work as a support worker for the Regard Group in 2008 and has since obtained four QCF diplomas […]

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    HC-One announces re-launch of pioneering Nursing Assistant Programme

    HC-One announces re-launch of pioneering Nursing Assistant Programme

    In the context of a national shortage of nurses across the country, as well as the dramatic rise in the use of agency staff in the health and social care sectors, HC-One, a leading care home provider in the UK are offering an alternative solution to a problem faced by care providers and the NHS […]

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    Community Integrated Care celebrates its 30th anniversary

    Community Integrated Care celebrates its 30th anniversary

    National social care charity, Community Integrated Care, celebrated its 30th anniversary last month, hosting a major event that explored the progress made by the care sector in the past three decades. With participation from some of the most influential figures in the UK health and social care sector, colleagues and people who access care and […]

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    Norwegian students work with the respite centre as part of education exchange

    Norwegian students work with the respite centre as part of education exchange

    Clients and staff at the Halcon Centre have been blessed with the company of visiting students from Stavanger in Norway. The students have been working with the respite centre as part of their education exchange with Taunton and Bridgwater College. Clients at the Halcon Centre have enjoyed getting to know the Health and Social care […]

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    £100,000 windfall for society providing specialist care

    £100,000 windfall for society providing specialist care

    A Sussex society providing specialist residential and home care for elderly people has received an unexpected £100,000 windfall. Abbeyfield Ferring Society was presented with the substantial donation following the solvent liquidation of care home and sheltered accommodation provider Careways Trust. The society, part of the international Abbeyfield network, runs the Cornwall House residential home and […]

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    £30 million boost for adult social care in Liverpool

    £30 million boost for adult social care in Liverpool

    SOCIAL care for adults in Liverpool is set to get a £30 million boost with plans for three new centres and improved accommodation for people with learning disabilities moving ahead.   A report approved by the Cabinet recommends pushing ahead with plans for three, 60 bed flexible facilities that will open by 2020 in the […]

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    Getting the Opportunity to do what you Want to Do, Not what you Need to Do…

    Getting the Opportunity to do what you Want to Do, Not what you Need to Do…

    When limitations make doing anything an effort, one man has found a great way to enable him to spend time doing what he wants to do, rather than what he has to do…   Stephen Savill, 58, has been disabled since he was 23, as a result of a brain haemorrhage and stroke. Deterioration in […]

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    Awareness and adjustments are key to tackling health inequalities

    Awareness and adjustments are key to tackling health inequalities

    Greater awareness of the health issues experienced by disabled people and the use of reasonable adjustments are vital if individuals are to have better health outcomes. These are among the good practice steps for health and care staff outlined in a new publication released today.   The VODG discussion paper, Tackling Health Inequalities, sets out […]

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    Twickenham woman takes independent living in her stride

    Twickenham woman takes independent living in her stride

      A Twickenham woman is celebrating living an independent life in the community. Kelyn Esprit who has been living in care settings since she was 18 has recently moved into her own flat.   Kelyn, 34, is being supported by care staff from nearby Jubilee House, run by the Regard Group who provide care services […]

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    Gravesend Extra Care tenants delighted to bring Border Collie to new home

    Gravesend Extra Care tenants delighted to bring Border Collie to new home

    Dave and Gillian Sayer, new tenants at Watling Court in Gravesend, were delighted they could bring their border collie of seven years, Rusty, to their new extra care apartment.   Moving into their new home, an extra care housing scheme with 56 apartments for over 55s, Dave and Gillian thought they might have to rehome […]

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    Sunday Times UK’s Top 100 Best Companies to work for lists social care provider

    Sunday Times UK’s Top 100 Best Companies to work for lists social care provider

    It’s official! North-west London care provider, SweetTree Home Care Services, is one of the UK’s Top 100 Best Companies to work for. SweetTree is the highest-ranked health and social care provider at 35th in the Sunday Times list. The accolade follows just one month after SweetTree was rated ‘Outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission […]

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    Outstanding care home staff rewarded by Anchor CEO

    Outstanding care home staff rewarded by Anchor CEO

    Managers of Anchor care homes which gained an ‘outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission came together for a formal gathering today where they each received their due recognition from CEO Jane Ashcroft.    The event, held at Anchor’s flagship location, and of course one of the ‘outstanding’ homes itself, West Hall in Surrey was […]

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    Care England calls for government to introduce the Care Cap and Threshold

    Care England calls for government to introduce the Care Cap and Threshold

    Care England, a representative body for independent providers of social care has submitted evidence to the joint inquiry by the Health Select Committee and the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee into the long term funding of adult social care. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says: “After much frustration with the […]

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    Grandfather turns Godfather

    Grandfather turns Godfather

    A 96-year-old retired plumber in Glasgow is set to publish his second novel – just over a month since his first became a national media sensation. William Glen’s latest novel follows the lives four retirement home residents who, after becoming involved with a dangerous local gangster, end up committing two murders. Those intrigued by his […]

    8th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    New Trustee for Brunelcare Board

    New Trustee for Brunelcare Board

    Nick Hooper is to become a new Trustee on the Board of Brunelcare, the Bristol based Charity and Housing Association Nick has spent most of his career in local government, but has also worked in the voluntary and private sectors. His background is in housing development and in the nearly 30 years he spent with […]

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    Family team open new home care business in Bromley with help of HSBC

    Family team open new home care business in Bromley with help of HSBC

    SureCare, one of the UK’s fastest growing care companies, has opened a new franchise in Bromley. SureCare Bromley will supply people in the area with a range of dedicated care services including person centred care for the elderly and vulnerable, child care, home services and staffing solutions for care homes. The new franchise, based in […]

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