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    Gracewell team members return from Mega Polio Campaign

    Gracewell team members return from Mega Polio Campaign

    Peter Walton and Christine Davies, team members at Gracewell of Kentford, have returned from the trip of a lifetime, representing Gracewell Healthcare and the local Newmarket Rotary Club at the Mega Polio Campaign in India – fighting to eradicate the disease in the country for good.   Peter, Gracewell of Kentford’s Home Manager and Christine […]

    5th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Thirsk care home promotes experienced deputy to new manager

    Thirsk care home promotes experienced deputy to new manager

    Sowerby House has promoted its deputy manager to lead the team of staff and volunteers at the Thirsk-based care home. Katie Hodgson, who joined the staff of Sowerby House in 2016, has more than 16 years’ experience in the field. She started her care career with Sowerby House, where she worked with the Thirsk home, […]

    5th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    A care worker with almost three decades of experience takes top job

    A care worker with almost three decades of experience takes top job

    A CARE worker with almost three decades of experience has taken the top job at one of Derbyshire’s most unique care homes.   Hazel Jones has been appointed care home manager at the Grade II listed Burton Closes Hall, in Bakewell.   The building was originally constructed in 1845, with the Palace of Westminster’s interior […]

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    ‘Caring Heroes’ race to colleague’s assistance

    ‘Caring Heroes’ race to colleague’s assistance

    Two members of staff from Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale raced to their colleague’s assistance after hearing she had been involved in a car accident.   Sam Bagnall, an activities coordinator at the home, was hurt in a road accident before Christmas, suffering injuries including a broken foot and head wound.   Vicky Sudworth, […]

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    New Year’s Honours: OBE for Veterans’ Charity Director

    New Year’s Honours: OBE for Veterans’ Charity Director

    The Director of Care at The Royal Star & Garter Homes has received an OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List. The award was made to Pauline Shaw in recognition of her services to Veterans.   As a nurse, Pauline has worked in clinical practice and health & social care since 1982. She has […]

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    New Year, new qualifications framework information from Skills for Care

    New Year, new qualifications framework information from Skills for Care

    I know we’ve only just got our heads around the move from NVQs to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) but we will soon have to move with the times again and get used to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF will replace the QCF from 1 January 2018 but anyone who has enrolled […]

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    HPC responds to CMA Care Homes Market Study

    HPC responds to CMA Care Homes Market Study

    The CMA has identified that the care homes sector across the UK is under-funded to the tune of £1 billion per annum and calls for oversight of local authorities. (Read here) The publication of the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) Care Homes Market Study report may be something of a watershed for the care sector. […]

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    North Walsham care home welcomes new manager

    North Walsham care home welcomes new manager

    The Manor House care home in North Walsham, Norfolk, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new manager.  Paula Pawsey takes the helm at the residential care home, having worked in the care industry for over 20 years.    Paula joins the home focused on maintaining the standard of quality care being provided, while […]

    22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Stocks Hall Nursing and Care Group celebrate 30 years in care

    Stocks Hall Nursing and Care Group celebrate 30 years in care

    West Lancashire based Care Provider, Stocks Hall Nursing and Care Group got into full blown celebration mode last weekend as they celebrated their 30th Anniversary. The Company first opened its doors in 1987, beginning with Stocks Hall Residential Care Home in Nursery Avenue, Ormskirk in Lancashire.  Now the group has 6 Homes based around West Lancashire, […]

    16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    6,600 care homes at risk of closure over the next 5 years-Knight Frank predicts national care crisis

    6,600 care homes at risk of closure over the next 5 years-Knight Frank predicts national care crisis

    Knight Frank, the leading independent global property consultancy, predicts the UK is facing a national crisis in care bed provision, with the last 12 months representing a stern test for the UK healthcare market, according to their latest research report, Care Homes Trading Performance Review.         Operators have needed to react to […]

    14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Team builder appointed manager of Gosforth care home

    Team builder appointed manager of Gosforth care home

    Hadrian Healthcare Group have appointed Suzanne Hughes as manager of The Manor House care home in Gosforth, Newcastle.    Suzanne’s career has always been in the care sector where she began as a care assistant; working her way up through various roles to become a manager. Her track record includes building and managing successful teams to […]

    8th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Duston residential and dementia home to create 50 new care jobs

    Duston residential and dementia home to create 50 new care jobs

    A brand new, luxury care home in Duston will create more than 50 new jobs for local people over the next few months.    Timken Grange, which is currently being constructed on the site of the historic British Timken factory, will provide high quality residential and dementia care for 66 people in state-of-the-art accommodation.  The […]

    1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Hica care group creates new role to oversee North West operations

    Hica care group creates new role to oversee North West operations

    A northern care group which operates a luxury retirement village and care services across the North West has welcomed a new regional director. Lisa Barnes, from Lancashire, has worked in the health and social care industry for over twenty years. She joins the Hull-based Hica Group team at a time of significant investment for the […]

    29th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Cheshire care home appoints new manager

    Cheshire care home appoints new manager

    The Hawthorns, the Minster Care-run residential home in Wilmslow, Cheshire, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of new Home Manager, Marie Sharp. Marie, who has worked in the care sector for over thirty years, began her career as a trainee care assistant before working her way up to Registered Manager. She has a […]

    23rd August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home manager overcomes her fear of heights to support Alzheimer’s Society

    Care home manager overcomes her fear of heights to support Alzheimer’s Society

    On 6th August  Orchard Court Care Home in Brigg Manager Tracy Mussett took a leap of faith and overcome her fears of heights and flying by doing a skydive in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. The manager Tracy Mussett said” it was a fantastic experience as well as raising money for a cause so close […]

    15th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Norfolk care home welcomes new Home Manager

    Norfolk care home welcomes new Home Manager

    Overbury House residential care home, located in Wroxham, Norfolk, has announced the appointment of Gerard Dooley as its new Home Manager. Gerard joins the home, which specialises in delivering quality care to elderly adults including those living with dementia, having previously managed a care home where the service was recognised as being ‘outstanding’ in the […]

    10th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Community health professionals give a South coast care home company top marks

    Community health professionals give a South coast care home company top marks

    Community health professionals have given a South coast care home company top marks in a survey designed to identify areas of best practice and scope for improvement. Respondents to the Colten Care poll included GPs, nurses, first responders, mental health teams and other medical specialists.   Altogether, 171 responses were received from external clinical experts […]

    2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
    British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy invites care homes to complete short survey

    British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy invites care homes to complete short survey

    The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is calling for Care Home Managers to complete a short survey which is now live at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZFF59TX The survey (which should take less than 10 minutes to complete) aims to find out whether talking therapies are available in UK care homes; and where they are available how […]

    14th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Edinburgh’s newest care home appoints general manager

    Edinburgh’s newest care home appoints general manager

    Edinburgh’s newest and finest care home, Cramond Residence has appointed Eileen Gray as general manager. Cramond Residence, a purpose-built care home finished to an exceptional standard, will be managed exclusively by Walker Healthcare.  Eileen will be responsible for the general management of the Residence and ensure the highest standards of personalised nursing care when it […]

    5th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    New Lytham St Anne’s £12.5 million care home appoints manager

    New Lytham St Anne’s £12.5 million care home appoints manager

    With build well underway and the official opening of the care home scheduled for this summer, New Care has appointed Lorraine Disley as registered manager at The Hamptons Care Centre on Main Drive in Lytham St Anne’s.   In her new role, Lorraine will take responsibility for the soon-to-open, state-of-the-art 76-bed care facility, including all […]

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