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    Which? care homes investigation raises discussion on care contracts

    Which? care homes investigation raises discussion on care contracts

    An investigation by consumer watchdog Which? has found that care homes are failing to provide contracts and may be breaking the law by neglecting to tell residents and their families about important terms and conditions. Which? is calling on the Government to act now on the competition authority’s recommendations to strengthen consumer protections for care […]

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    Homecare provider Clarriots Care appoints new Chief Operating Officer

    Homecare provider Clarriots Care appoints new Chief Operating Officer

    National homecare provider Clarriots Care has appointed James Fry as Chief Operating Officer, in a move to sustain significant future expansion across the UK. The move comes as part of a large investment and development plan to enhance the infrastructure and technology across the company’s network of centrally owned and franchised offices as it approaches […]

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    Norfolk nursing home rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

    Norfolk nursing home rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Ford Place Nursing Home in Thetford, Norfolk, to be Outstanding following an inspection in November.       Ford Place Nursing Home offers accommodation, nursing and personal care for up to 42 people in an adapted building.    Inspectors found staff were caring and […]

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    Nottingham domiciliary care service is rated Outstanding by CQC

    Nottingham domiciliary care service is rated Outstanding by CQC

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Nottingham Supported Living to be Outstanding following an inspection in January.   This service which is run by Voyage 1 Limited provides care and support for up to 13 people living in six supported living settings in and around Nottinghamshire and an additional […]

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    The power of networks in adult social care

    The power of networks in adult social care

    Good managers and leaders in social care are committed to embedding best practice through engaging with their peers, sharing information and growing their knowledge. The importance and value of networking shouldn’t be underestimated. Skills for Care facilitates registered manager networks, covering every local authority area in England. They offer registered managers the chance to meet […]

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    CQC survey shows public find search for care extremely stressful

    CQC survey shows public find search for care extremely stressful

    Choosing adult social care in England is one of the biggest sources of stress compared to other key life events, according to a survey of 1,000 people carried out for the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The findings come as the quality regulator is raising public awareness about how its inspection findings can help support people […]

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    Fire damaged farm undergoes multi-million investment to become specialist supported living space

    Fire damaged farm undergoes multi-million investment to become specialist supported living space

    An historic 400-year-old Manchester farm building which was badly damaged in an arson attack has risen from the ashes to provide homes for people with learning disabilities.   Salford-based specialist social care developer Fairhome Group Plc and Greater Manchester-based care provider Zeno Ltd have spent more than two years working in partnership with Manchester City […]

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    AEW UK Real Return Fund increases focus on the social care sector

    AEW UK Real Return Fund increases focus on the social care sector

    The AEW UK Real Return Fund is pleased to announce the purchase of Hestia House, a residential accommodation block in Birmingham, for £1.9m. The acquisition is the latest in a number of transactions the fund has undertaken in the social care sector.   Hestia House comprises 23 self-contained rooms and studios and is let on […]

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    ‘Stand Up for Legs’ is the call as campaign for leg ulcer awareness finds its feet

    ‘Stand Up for Legs’ is the call as campaign for leg ulcer awareness finds its feet

    LOWER leg and feet disorders are often overlooked by patients, carers and clinicians leading to thousands of people needlessly suffering simply because there is a lack of awareness.  Now, a lecturer from the University of Huddersfield, together with a team of experts, has been awarded funding from the Urgo Foundation to launch a national campaign […]

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    CQC rates Nottingham supported living DCA as Outstanding

    CQC rates Nottingham supported living DCA as Outstanding

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have released a draft report rating Voyage Care’s Nottingham Supported Living DCA as Outstanding.   The community support hub supports individuals with learning disabilities and autism in their own homes throughout Nottinghamshire. This new rating takes Voyage Care to a total of 4 Outstanding ratings by CQC and an average […]

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    Dept. of Health & Social Care launches consultation on care workforce

    Dept. of Health & Social Care launches consultation on care workforce

    A consultation which will focus on the adult social care workforce has been launched by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in partnership with Skills for Care.   Those with an interest in social care are encouraged to share their views on what could be done to address a number of challenges facing […]

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    West Yorkshire care homes have it all under control

    West Yorkshire care homes have it all under control

    West Yorkshire based Czajka Care Group has achieved an infection control rating of more than 98% at all five of its care homes, in recognition of its exceptional cleanliness and hygiene standards, after independent assessors put the homes through a rigorous testing process. The report stated that infection prevention and control management is seen as […]

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    New care services open in Lutterworth

    New care services open in Lutterworth

    Care provider Heathcotes Group has opened a new specialist services in Lutterworth, near Leicester, for adults with learning disabilities, mental illness and associated complex needs. Lutterworth View provides eight en-suite bedrooms and 24-hour support from a team of experienced care workers. The facility will employ 16 full-time care staff, all trained in practices which help […]

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    New Century Care’s residents treated to extra special Pancake Day celebrations

    New Century Care’s residents treated to extra special Pancake Day celebrations

    Residents across New Century Care’s 21 care homes were treated to some extra special Pancake Day celebrations on Tuesday.     Chefs at each of New Century Care’s care homes organised a master class in pancake making for the residents – teaching them the best way to make a pancake and how to flip it […]

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    Ombudsman offers practical guidance on contracts for social care providers

    Ombudsman offers practical guidance on contracts for social care providers

    Care providers can now download new guidance from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to help them provide clearer cost information in their contracts for service users. Based on learning from its investigations, the Ombudsman’s guide offers good practice on how to approach Funded Nursing Care (FNC) payments and ensure contracts properly reference them. […]

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    Bluebird Care Swindon has appoints a new director

    Bluebird Care Swindon has appoints a new director

    Care at home provider Bluebird Care Swindon has appointed a new director.   Katrina Simms, who joined the company in 2014 as care manager, becomes operations director, supporting founder and managing director Ben Curtis.   “Katrina has, in the time she has been with Bluebird Care Swindon, played a huge part in helping make it […]

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    THE GDPR Clock is ticking… are you prepared for the changes?

    THE GDPR Clock is ticking… are you prepared for the changes?

    What will be your lawful basis for processing and sharing healthcare information under the GDPR? If you are relying on ‘consent’ you might want to think again! Patient sensitive information is the life-blood of the health and care sector. How healthcare data is used is essential to the provision of best care. Keeping information secure […]

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    How can adult social care employers get involved in National Careers Week 2018?

    How can adult social care employers get involved in National Careers Week 2018?

    National Careers and Apprenticeship week will be taking place between 05 and 09 March 2018. It’s a great opportunity to link up with local schools, colleges and job centres to promote adult social care as a positive career choice – and you can help! There are lots of low cost and easy ways you can […]

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    Home care services launches in Cheltenham

    Home care services launches in Cheltenham

    Experienced elderly and dementia care specialist Kelly Hennessey-Ford has been appointed to launch a new high-quality home care service in Cheltenham. Kelly is opening a local branch of SweetTree Home Care Services, one of the UK’s leading care providers, and is in the process of recruiting a team of exceptional carers. SweetTree, established 15 years […]

    9th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Teesside care home staff thrilled to have their hard work recognised by CQC

    Teesside care home staff thrilled to have their hard work recognised by CQC

    STAFF at a Teesside care home are “thrilled” to have their dedication recognised by the care industry watchdog following a recent inspection.   The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has given The Beeches Care Home, in Stockton-on-Tees, the overall rating of “Good”.   Inspectors awarded the rating in all five categories of their assessment – safe, […]

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