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Delivering the right care in the right place for vulnerable adults is essential-ADASS responds

Delivering the right care in the right place for vulnerable adults is essential-ADASS responds

Responding to the latest Delayed Transfer of Care Figures, Glen Garrod, Vice President of the Association for the Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said:   “Delivering the right care in the right place for vulnerable adults is essential and it’s positive that the number of delayed transfers of care fell last November when compared […]

12th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Care worker saves baby’s life whilst shopping

Care worker saves baby’s life whilst shopping

A routine shopping trip took a rather unexpected turn for Natasha Page, a carer at Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tonbridge, when she noticed a baby had stopped breathing.   “I was joining the queue in Primark in Maidstone with my daughter when a lady in front of me stopped, she told me to […]

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Care providers have your say on a national recruitment campaign in adult social care

Care providers have your say on a national recruitment campaign in adult social care

Skills for Care is asking for feedback from across adult social care, to explore how a national recruitment campaign might work for the sector. They’re running an open scoping study to explore how a national recruitment campaign could help the sector attract the right people to take up adult social care roles, and want to […]

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Calls for local authorities to give accurate information on care home costs

Calls for local authorities to give accurate information on care home costs

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman is reminding councils across England they must give families accurate information when placing relatives in care homes, following an investigation into a complaint against Lincolnshire County Council. The investigation found a family was not told about the possibilities available to them when their father was placed in a […]

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Secretary of State called to act swiftly and tackle the crisis in social care

Secretary of State called to act swiftly and tackle the crisis in social care

A providers’ group has called on Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt to act quickly and tackle the crisis in social care. And they have invited Mr Hunt and his new ministerial team to visit the frontline of social care delivery as soon as possible to see the situation first-hand. The Independent Care Group says on […]

10th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Danshell Group recognise dedication and commitment of healthcare staff

Danshell Group recognise dedication and commitment of healthcare staff

Whorlton Hall Hospital in Barnard Castle, part of the Danshell Group, has recognised the dedication and commitment of four members of its team.   Yvonne Dean-Johnson, 62, has been employed as a Healthcare Support Worker for 30 years.    In a career that has seen service users and colleagues come and go, Yvonne has been a […]

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All-clear for cancer, thanks to Voyage Care’s team in Scarborough

All-clear for cancer, thanks to Voyage Care’s team in Scarborough

One of the people supported by Voyage Care has been given the all-clear for bladder cancer – just in time for her 60th birthday – thanks to the keen eye and dedication of their staff team at Derwent Cottage in Scarborough.   The person has autism, with extremely complex needs and severe communication barriers. Staff […]

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Opt for a ‘fit and forget’ solution- something you can rely on, from a company you can depend on

Opt for a ‘fit and forget’ solution- something you can rely on, from a company you can depend on

When choosing aids to help someone live as independently as possible, it is more important than ever to opt for a ‘fit and forget’ solution- something you can rely on, from a company you can depend on.   Failure to verify the equipment, quality, and support can leave you, or a client, exposed. “There is […]

9th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Birmingham care home found ‘Outstanding’ after CQC inspection

Birmingham care home found ‘Outstanding’ after CQC inspection

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Manor House in Kingstanding, Birmingham, to be Outstanding following an inspection in September.     Manor House, which is run by GCH (Midlands) Ltd, provides accommodation for up to 37 people who require support with their personal care.   Inspectors found staff were […]

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Avery Healthcare celebrates a year of awards

Avery Healthcare celebrates a year of awards

In November Avery Healthcare continued its 2017 awards successes, with yet another stunning result of two wins and a finalist, at The National Care Awards. The National Care Awards are the longest established annual awards celebrating the very best people in the long-term care sector, highlighting excellence and rewarding those who work tirelessly to provide […]

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Somerset Care awards Outstanding Manager

Somerset Care awards Outstanding Manager

Somerset Care has announced Liz Harper as the winner of this year’s ‘Harry Patch Outstanding Manager Award’. The Harry Patch Award was first presented in 2009, following the passing of the ‘Last Surviving Tommy’, Harry Patch, who lived at Fletcher House, Somerset Care’s home in Wells. The award is presented annually to an outstanding Somerset Care Manager […]

8th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Ambitious plans will create care villages of the future

Ambitious plans will create care villages of the future

Ambitious plans for care villages and quality residential homes throughout the UK have been unveiled by North East care operators Crown Care, which will create more than 700 jobs and aim to take the standard of such developments to new heights. Crown Care has planning permission in place for three new developments with others in […]

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Sudbury care home marked ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

Sudbury care home marked ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Mellish House Residential Home in Sudbury, Suffolk, to be Outstanding following an inspection in October.       Mellish House, which is run by Stour Sudbury Limited, provides accommodation, nursing and personal care for up to 48 older people.   Inspectors found staff […]

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Castleoak announces partnership with specialist dementia care operator

Castleoak announces partnership with specialist dementia care operator

Established European specialist dementia care operator Martha Flora has joined forces with care sector development specialists Castleoak and operating partner Mike Parsons to create Martha Flora UK. Amsterdam-based Martha Flora operates specialist boutique dementia care homes across the Netherlands with thirteen homes currently open or under construction. As part of the joint venture Castleoak will […]

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Waveney care homes placed in special measures

Waveney care homes placed in special measures

A provider responsible for two Waveney elderly care facilities has been told by the Care Quality Commission that both homes are inadequate and remain in special measures. Both were visited in autumn, with recently-published reports revealing both had been judged as inadequate overall, with CQC inspectors raising severe concerns over the way they are run. The homes […]

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Holbeach care home staff celebrate ‘Good’ inspection by CQC

Holbeach care home staff celebrate ‘Good’ inspection by CQC

Managers and staff at Beech Lodge Care Home in Holbeach are delighted with their overall ‘Good’ rating following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The report rated the care home good in all areas, highlighting that staff were kind, caring and compassionate and supported people’s dignity and independence. “We are very pleased […]

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Gravesend tenants’ enjoyed a variety of festivities

Gravesend tenants’ enjoyed a variety of festivities

Tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme spent a day at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre, browsing the festive displays and finishing their Christmas shopping.   The group of tenants got into the Christmas spirit with a trip to the garden centre in Sidcup, which had been transformed into a real-life grotto, with lots of […]

5th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Grantham care home celebrates ‘Outstanding’ inspection by CQC

Grantham care home celebrates ‘Outstanding’ inspection by CQC

Healthcare inspectors have awarded Gregory House care home in Grantham, run by The Orders of St John Care Trust, the highest possible ranking of ‘outstanding’.   The Care Quality Commission’s report, published 18 December, commended Tracy Turfrey, the manager, and her staff’s commitment to person-centred care, praising the home’s ‘positive, person-centred and open culture’. Gregory […]

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Yorkshire based care group appoints new maintenance manager

Yorkshire based care group appoints new maintenance manager

YORKSHIRE based Czajka Care Group has appointed Alan Vennard as its new maintenance manager to oversee health and safety compliance across the company, and head up its specialist team of maintenance personnel and grounds staff. In his new role, Alan will manage Czajka Care Group’s team of six maintenance staff and groundsmen, who work across […]

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Heathcotes announce new development plans across the UK

Heathcotes announce new development plans across the UK

Heathcotes Group is increasing its capacity to provide a full care pathway for service users with plans to establish independent supported living accommodation in every region.   The first of a series of new developments will commence this month with the construction of supported living apartments in Nottingham and Leicester for service users who no […]

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