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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 […]

29th December 2017 | By | Reply More
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. […]

1st December 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

1st June 2017 | By | Reply More
New manager for Bridgwater care home

New manager for Bridgwater care home

Paula Howlett has been appointed as the new manager of Avalon Nursing Home in Taunton Road, Bridgwater, which is part of the west country-based Camelot Care group of specialist dementia care homes.   Paula was previously the registered manager at a home in Burnham, where her expertise had been swiftly recognised by promotion from carer […]

30th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Cheshire care home appointment strengthens management team

Cheshire care home appointment strengthens management team

Croftwood Care (Cheshire) has strengthened its already outstanding management team by appointing highly experience care professional, Jackie Walker, as Home Manager at New Milton House, in Alsager, Cheshire.   Jackie has worked in the social care sector for 28 years, and has vast experience in care home management and rolling out new initiatives. In her […]

19th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Third largest care home provider prepares for next phase of its journey

Third largest care home provider prepares for next phase of its journey

HC-One, the UK’s third largest care home provider is preparing for the next phase of its journey with the appointment of Justin Hutchens as its new Chief Executive Officer. Hutchens has spent his twenty-three year career in the healthcare sector in the United States. He will be joining HC-One on 1st June 2017 from HCP […]

6th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Eastbourne care home manager selected for prestigious programme at Kings College London

Eastbourne care home manager selected for prestigious programme at Kings College London

Sunrise Senior Living of Eastbourne’s General Manager, Fiona White, has been selected to complete the prestigious Older Person’s Fellowship (OPF) at King’s College London. As one of only thirty selected participants in the country, Fiona’s fellowship will focus on ‘quality improvement’, furthering the innovation and development of care championed by Sunrise Senior Living UK. The […]

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