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Gloucestershire homecare service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Gloucestershire homecare service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

A care service in Gloucestershire where staff go out of their way to ensure people’s wellbeing needs are promoted and respected has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in June. Inspectors rated Care-Nursing Alliance Recruitment in High Orchard Street, Gloucester Outstanding for being caring and responsive to people’s needs and […]

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Promedica24 plans to remodel the delivery of care in Wokingham and Bracknell

Promedica24 plans to remodel the delivery of care in Wokingham and Bracknell

The founder of a local live-in care provider has described how his mission to keep elderly couples together sparked off his new business venture. The Wokingham and Bracknell branch of Promedica24 was set up by Leigh Slocombe, who after spending 25 years working in the voluntary sector for charities including The Samaritans and St John […]

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Highly regarded group of learning disability care homes sell in super quick time!

Highly regarded group of learning disability care homes sell in super quick time!

Oaklea Care, an established and highly regarded group of learning disability care homes has been sold in super quick time by specialist healthcare business agents DC Care.   The group, all located in the Yeovil area of Somerset comprises 4 properties, providing care and accommodation to 15 residents with mild to moderate learning difficulties. The […]

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Bury St Edmunds nursing home has ‘Outstanding’ CQC inspection

Bury St Edmunds nursing home has ‘Outstanding’ CQC inspection

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Risby Park Nursing Home, in Bury St Edmunds, to be Outstanding following an inspection in July.  Risby Park Nursing Home is run by The Partnership In Care Ltd and provides accommodation, nursing and personal care for up to 54 older people.    Inspectors […]

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Bield Wins £72k Funding to Support Innovative Services

Bield Wins £72k Funding to Support Innovative Services

Around 350 older people across Scotland are set to benefit after a leading housing and services provider landed a £72,000 funding boost. Bield will use the funds to ensure the continued provision of a number of additional services for residents, service users and their families, including dining out experiences for people with dementia, IT projects […]

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Banbury care home celebrates fourth ‘Good’ CQC rating

Banbury care home celebrates fourth ‘Good’ CQC rating

Featherton House care home is celebrating its fourth ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), including a second ‘Outstanding’ in one of the five grading categories. The Banbury-based home, on Chapel Square, Deddington, was given the highly coveted ‘Outstanding’ rating in the Is the Service Caring? category, repeating the success of its 2015 inspection, […]

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Good practice resource, Equally Outstanding launched today

Good practice resource, Equally Outstanding launched today

CQC, alongside a number of partners, has today published a new good practice resource, Equally Outstanding, exploring how a focus on equality and human rights can help to improve quality of care. Using case studies from the NHS, adult social care and primary medical services, it looks at how services rated outstanding by CQC have […]

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VODG appoints new Head of Membership and Engagement

VODG appoints new Head of Membership and Engagement

VODG appoints Andrea Moulding as new Head of Membership and Engagement. Andrea has extensive experience in social care and the charity sector having been a social worker, probation officer and worked for a large disability organisation. Andrea said: “I am delighted to be joining such a cutting edge organisation. These are challenging times for voluntary […]

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Adult health and social care charity celebrates 35 years with new CEO and branding

Adult health and social care charity celebrates 35 years with new CEO and branding

Adult health and social care charity Making Space is celebrating 35 years with a new logo and CEO. Rachel Peacock has been announced as the charity’s new chief executive officer after spending three years as director of development. And with the appointment of a new CEO comes a fresh logo and brand for Making Space, […]

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Provider of specialist learning disability care hosts Athletics Championships

Provider of specialist learning disability care hosts Athletics Championships

Care Management Group (CMG), a leading provider of specialist learning disability care, has this week hosted its greatly anticipated Athletics Championship, enjoyed by hundreds of its service users, as well as staff and family members.   Taking place at the David Weir Leisure Centre in Carshalton, individuals joined together for a whole day of competitive […]

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Bluebird Care recognises exceptional contribution by care staff

Bluebird Care recognises exceptional contribution by care staff

Three outstanding care professionals have been recognised for their exceptional contribution to improving the lives of Bluebird Care customers at the company’s annual awards in London. The awards, which took place on 5 September, promote the extraordinary work of Bluebird Care employees and highlight the opportunities for a rewarding career in the care sector.   […]

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Dedicated care workers receive a personal letter of thanks from the company CEO!

Dedicated care workers receive a personal letter of thanks from the company CEO!

It is not often that the head of a national home care provider feels moved to write a personal letter of thanks to care workers in his organization but then, there is a first time for everything. Kevin Lewis, CEO of Caremark Limited, was so impressed and touched by testimonials he saw regarding three care […]

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Volunteer project brings great results for Chris!

Volunteer project brings great results for Chris!

Celebrating a very special rite of passage is the Goole gardening service charity, The Green Team, as it awards an official charity T-shirt to volunteer Chris Coggins in recognition of his dedication and commitment. Wearing the uniform of the charity, Chris very much looks the part as he attends to gardening maintenance in Goole and […]

6th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Leaked Brexit report on EU migration policy will create ‘a perfect storm’ for social care

Leaked Brexit report on EU migration policy will create ‘a perfect storm’ for social care

The ability of the homecare sector to recruit and retain sufficient care workers will be significantly challenged if proposals contained in a leaked Home Office paper on EU migration policy are implemented, says the United Kingdom Homecare Association, the professional body for domiciliary care providers. UKHCA notes that this is a leaked report, which the […]

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Caring Kai welcomed at Watford care home

Caring Kai welcomed at Watford care home

Staff at The Chase Care Centre in Watford have welcomed their youngest ever ‘Dementia Friend’. In early August, 10-year-old Kai Roberts, who lives in Wales, went to the home to visit his Nanny, Jo Mosses, who manages the home.  Whilst visiting, Kai quickly demonstrated his natural, caring demeanour with residents, many of whom live with […]

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Better funding for social care needed now to avoid staffing crisis

Better funding for social care needed now to avoid staffing crisis

A leading social care group has warned that any predicted increases in NHS pay must be matched by better funding for the independent care sector to avoid a worsening of the current staffing crisis in the sector. The Independent Care Group today welcomed reports that the government is expected to end the freeze on public […]

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A second community grant is a door opener for older people in Wiltshire

A second community grant is a door opener for older people in Wiltshire

A second community grant from care at home provider Bluebird Care Swindon is literally a door opener for older people in Wiltshire. Because £250 grant has been awarded to Cricklade Open Door, which was selected from several organisations which applied. The charity is based in Jenner Hall in Cricklade, and runs a café, lunches and […]

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Nest Homecare Windsor expands care team

Nest Homecare Windsor expands care team

Nest Homecare are delighted to announce the expansion of their Care Team with the appointment of Elizabeth Ellis as Care Coordinator. Elizabeth joins Nest Homecare with extensive experience in the industry having previously worked as a Care Worker, Senior Care Worker and Assistant Care Coordinator in the Berkshire area. Elizabeth will be responsible for staff […]

4th September 2017 | By | Reply More
New home for blind and partially sighted adults rated ‘Very Good’ in first inspection

New home for blind and partially sighted adults rated ‘Very Good’ in first inspection

The Care Inspectorate has praised the ‘positive and happy atmosphere’ of Royal Blind’s new residential home for disabled adults in its first ever inspection of the service. Allermuir, in Edinburgh, was opened in August 2016 as an extension to Royal Blind’s Adult Services, to provide a home for life for adults with sight loss and additional […]

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New resource in the campaign to tackle over-medication

New resource in the campaign to tackle over-medication

Today VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) launches a new resource to improve support to people with a learning disability or autism to participate in medication reviews. The resource, called ‘Preparing to visit a doctor’, aims to equip social care staff to plan with an individual for a review of their psychotropic medication. It includes guidance […]

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