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Care home hosts ‘come dine with us’ event to celebrate refurbished dining room

Care home hosts ‘come dine with us’ event to celebrate refurbished dining room

A care home in Liss, Hampshire played host to residents’ friends and families, with a special ‘Come Dine With Us’ event to celebrate the refurbishment of its dining room. Heathmount Care Home, which is based on London Road, ran the four-day event which brought people from the local community in to join residents for a […]

11th January 2018 | By | Reply More
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
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 […]

9th January 2018 | By | Reply More
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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Yeovil care home staff and residents celebrate ‘Outstanding’ CQC result

Yeovil care home staff and residents celebrate ‘Outstanding’ CQC result

Staff at Grovelands are celebrating following the results of their recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection. The Yeovil care home was given the highest rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the social care inspectorate who published their report on 21st December. This now puts Grovelands in the 1.4% of adult social care providers nationally that are rated […]

9th January 2018 | By | Reply More
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 […]

8th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Staff at Hemel Hempstead care home invite public to open day

Staff at Hemel Hempstead care home invite public to open day

Queensway House, a residential care home in Hemel Hempstead, is to open its doors to members of the public and prospective residents to give them the opportunity to learn more about what it has to offer.   The home, which is located in Jupiter Drive, will be providing visitors with a guided tour of the […]

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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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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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Christmas panto Cinderella wows Ingleby Care Home residents

Christmas panto Cinderella wows Ingleby Care Home residents

PANTO season has arrived and Teesside care home residents have been flocking to the theatre to catch a show.     Ingleby Care Home, in Stockton on Tees, chose Cinderella at Billingham Forum for their annual pantomime.   Starring X Factor finalist Lola Saunders as Cinderella and Hollyoaks’ Ben-Ryan Davies as Prince Charming, the show […]

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 […]

5th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Seabourne House Care Home rated Outstanding by the CQC

Seabourne House Care Home rated Outstanding by the CQC

Seabourne House Care Home in Clifton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following a recent inspection. Inspectors rated the service Outstanding in the areas of being caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led and Good for being safe and effective. The overall rating was Outstanding. Seabourne House Care Home […]

4th January 2018 | By | Reply More
What’s it like to live in a care home? Findings from the Healthwatch network

What’s it like to live in a care home? Findings from the Healthwatch network

Between January 2016 and April 2017, local Healthwatch staff and volunteers across England visited 197 care homes across 63 different local authority areas to find out what day to day life is really like for many of those living in care homes. These homes collectively provide care for almost 3,500 residents ranging from elderly people […]

4th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Christmas proves to be the season of new friendships in West Sussex

Christmas proves to be the season of new friendships in West Sussex

Christmas has certainly proven to be the season of good will in West Sussex as children from a local nursery have forged friendships with residents at a local care home.   Residents at Croft Meadow care home, in Steyning, welcomed a group of three and four-year-olds from Elan Nursery, and helped them make Christmas cards. […]

4th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Big Christmas cheer with miniature therapy ponies

Big Christmas cheer with miniature therapy ponies

Staff and residents at Banstead-based maritime charity, The Royal Seafarers’ Society, have been getting into the festive spirit with a visit from therapy animals Dotty and Blossom.   The miniature ponies from Kingswood Shetland Ponies in Surrey, delivered an animal therapy session on 19 December. Blossom and Dotty toured seafaring residents of the charity’s care […]

3rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
Malvern care home residents enjoy the tastes of pantomime

Malvern care home residents enjoy the tastes of pantomime

Residents at a Malvern care home have been enjoying the tales of Mother Goose as a professional pantomime was put on as part of their Christmas entertainment.   Legendary story Mother Goose was performed for dozens of residents and their families at Welland House Care Centre in Welland.   Staff, who put together a year-round […]

3rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
Santa’s helpers deliver cheer to home

Santa’s helpers deliver cheer to home

SCHOOL pupils from the Blandford Forum area have been using their Christmas creativity to spread smiles among the residents of one care home.   Conscious of the debate about loneliness among the elderly, the pupils of Milldown School decided to spend some ‘end of term’ time, designing a series of Christmas cards, especially for residents […]

3rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
A care home Christmas round up

A care home Christmas round up

Christmas is a special time of year, whether you are in your own home or with relatives. In Care UK’s 114 homes across the country dedicated teams have been working hard to ensure residents and their relatives enjoy the run-up to Christmas as well as the big day itself.   Christmas, and the traditions around […]

3rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
Chorley specialist care home celebrates the festive season by hosting a Christmas market

Chorley specialist care home celebrates the festive season by hosting a Christmas market

A specialist care home in Chorley celebrated the arrival of the festive season by hosting a Christmas market, which was opened by Miss Chorley 2017. The indoor market was held in Market Square, The Lodge, a specialist dementia care home within the award-winning Buckshaw Retirement Village. Becky Lizz, the reigning Miss Chorley opened the event, […]

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