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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
Magical afternoon at Bridgwater care home

Magical afternoon at Bridgwater care home

There was magic in the air at a Bridgwater dementia care home when comical conjurer Mr B Bunny shared his critically-acclaimed brand of entertainment with the residents.   Mr B, aka Brian Banwell, is a member of the prestigious Magic Circle and, together with his wife Giovanna, has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 […]

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Plymouth care home hosts special evening of remembrance

Plymouth care home hosts special evening of remembrance

A special service has been held at a Plymouth nursing home for people who have lost a family member over the past year.   The ‘remembrance’ evening was organised by staff at Freshfields in St Budeaux, which cares for up to 36 residents with dementia.   The event included the release of balloons individually dedicated […]

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Ex-services project comes to Aberystwyth care home

Ex-services project comes to Aberystwyth care home

Carwyn Lloyd-Jones, an air cadet who recently started volunteering at welsh care home MHA Hafan y Waun as part of an ex-services project, has found a firm friend in resident Derek Bedford.   Carwyn, who has plans to become an engineer in the RAF, regularly visits the home to chat with Derek about his experiences […]

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Remembrance service brings back special memories

Remembrance service brings back special memories

Remembrance Day brings a special time to recall those loved or injured whilst serving their county, and for residents at a local rest home it was an opportunity too to remember other family and friends who are no longer with us.   Residents and staff of Lakeview Rest Homes held a special commemorative event to […]

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Amazing support for care homes in cycle relay challenge for Children in Need

Amazing support for care homes in cycle relay challenge for Children in Need

Teams from care homes across the country are coming to the end of a cycle relay challenge from the Scottish Highlands to the South Coast of England and ending in Jersey, to raise money for BBC Children in Need.   Colleagues from every one of the 71 homes run by care group brighterkind have taken […]

14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Exeter’s Green Tree Court achieves Excellent BREAMM

Exeter’s Green Tree Court achieves Excellent BREAMM

Exeter’s Green Tree Court has proved it’s green by nature as well as name by gaining a coveted Excellent BREAMM standard.  BREAMM is the world’s leading design assessment method for sustainable buildings. Green Tree Court is one of only a handful of nursing care homes in the country to achieve this highly-respected status, putting the […]

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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 […]

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Ipswich care centre rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Ipswich care centre rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Baylham Care Centre Limited in Baylham, Ipswich, to be Outstanding following an inspection in June and July.   Baylham Care Centre is a care home with nursing providing care and support for younger adults and older people, some of whom have complex health […]

10th November 2017 | By | Reply More
New Welwyn Garden City care home to create 60 care jobs

New Welwyn Garden City care home to create 60 care jobs

A brand new care facility named Oakview Lodge will create up to 60 jobs for local people. This new care home is located on the site of the old Queen Elizabeth ll Hospital in Welwyn Garden City and will provide essential specialist dementia and residential care, with a philosophy of holding all residents and their […]

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Double celebration for Romsey care home

Double celebration for Romsey care home

Abbotswood Court Care Home in Romsey celebrates second anniversary and ‘Good’ rating from Care Quality Commission following their most recent inspection. Abbotswood Court Care Home in Romsey has reason to celebrate.  As they approach their second anniversary, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by the Home to be ‘Good’ […]

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Bridging the age gap with pre-schoolers

Bridging the age gap with pre-schoolers

Did you see Channel 4’s documentary ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’ earlier this summer? The documentary saw pre-schoolers swap their nursery for a nursing home as they joined a group of pensioners for six weeks. The aim of the documentary was to see whether a group of four-year-olds can be the key to […]

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Solihull and Brough care homes acquired for £10.3m

Solihull and Brough care homes acquired for £10.3m

AEW UK Long Lease REIT plc has announced the acquisition of two residential care home properties in the West Midlands and East Riding for £10.3m. Both were acquired from 90 North Real Estate Partners LLP and are let to Prime Life Limited, a care services provider operating a total of 57 care homes, based mainly in Lincolnshire […]

9th November 2017 | By | Reply More
HC-One resident meets artist through Grant a Wish

HC-One resident meets artist through Grant a Wish

National home care provider HC-One has been pulling out all the stops to make residents’ wishes come true at Oaktree Mews in Moreton-in-Marsh.   The ‘Grant a Wish’ project was thought up as part of a plan to allow residents to get motivated and take part in activities that are specifically tailored to their desires, or […]

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Former local Land Girl awarded with special Women’s Land Army Badge

Former local Land Girl awarded with special Women’s Land Army Badge

A Hull resident has been awarded a special Women’s Land Army Badge to mark her efforts during Second World War. Nora Greenfield, who is a resident at Hica Group care home Raleigh Court, was nominated for the award by staff at the specialist dementia care home.   Nora, who is 97, worked on a threshing […]

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Market Deeping care home staff delighted at Good CQC inspection

Market Deeping care home staff delighted at Good CQC inspection

Managers and staff at Rose Lodge Care Home in Market Deeping were 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 people were involved in decisions about their care wherever possible and that staff took time […]

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Great granny celebrates 104th birthday at Paisley care home

Great granny celebrates 104th birthday at Paisley care home

Jeanie Martin, who is the oldest resident at the care home, can often be found taking part in the varied activities and exercise classes at HC-One’s Kyle Court Care Home in Paisley.  Jeanie, who has recently celebrated her 104th birthday said: “Fitness classes and eating lots of salt are the key to a long life!” […]

6th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Avery Healthcare raises over £6500 for cancer charity

Avery Healthcare raises over £6500 for cancer charity

National care provider Avery Healthcare again put its full support behind the Macmillan Coffee Morning and raised over £6,500 from its group of care homes and independent living locations. The company’s professional chefs were joined by residents to bake a sumptuous range of cakes and biscuits, and the homes welcomed the families and friends of […]

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Larchwood Care is celebrating after raising more than £2200 for Macmillan

Larchwood Care is celebrating after raising more than £2200 for Macmillan

Larchwood Care is celebrating after raising more than £2200 for Macmillan as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning campaign. The homes held a number of events across the UK, including cake stalls, bake offs, entertainers and visitors from local community groups. Larchwood care has residential and day-care facilities across the UK, and provides specialist […]

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Kenilworth Manor Care Home launches town’s annual Poppy Appeal

Kenilworth Manor Care Home launches town’s annual Poppy Appeal

Following last year’s launch at the cenotaph, the Kenilworth and District Poppy Appeal opening event for 2017 was hosted by Joy Thorpe and the team at Kenilworth Manor Care Home.   One of Poppy Appeal’s longest serving volunteers, Margaret Kite BEM, also presented town Mayor, Cllr Kate Dickson, with her poppy for this year at […]

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