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Myrtle celebrates 100th birthday at Jewish Care

Myrtle celebrates 100th birthday at Jewish Care

Myrtle Stone who lives in Hampstead, celebrated her 100th birthday at a party with family and friends, staff and volunteers at Jewish Care’s Michael Sobell Community Centre in Golders Green, where she is a member. After the party, Myrtle, who joined in with the singing and dancing throughout the party with entertainer, Mike Morandi, was […]

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Social Care Institute for Excellence announces appointment of former minister of state for social care

Social Care Institute for Excellence announces appointment of former minister of state for social care

Paul Burstow – social policy expert and former minister of state for social care – has been appointed as chair of the national improvement agency and independent charity, the Social Care Institute for Excellence. Following a competitive selection process and formal approval by the SCIE Board of Trustees today, Paul takes over from Lord Michael […]

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Chesterfield teens tackle isolation among elderly with social action project

Chesterfield teens tackle isolation among elderly with social action project

A GROUP of Chesterfield youths has been working with elderly care home residents to help reduce feelings of isolation. The Future Foundations National Citizenship Service (NCS) has been visiting Springbank House Care Home as part of their social action project.   Almost a dozen 15 to 17 year olds hosted pamper sessions and coffee mornings […]

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Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s Banstead nursing care home reach big milestone

Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s Banstead nursing care home reach big milestone

Three members of staff at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s Banstead nursing care home have been presented with 10 year, long service awards.   The Society, which provides care for retired seafarers from across the UK, prides itself on  low staff turnover which it attributes to good working conditions and making the home, Belvedere House, […]

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Lakeview Rest Homes celebrate their 30th anniversary in true party style!

Lakeview Rest Homes celebrate their 30th anniversary in true party style!

A double treat turned into a hat trick for residents of Lakeview Rest Homes which are based in Lytham St Annes. Residents, family, friends and care teams from the four homes (The Moorings, Rosewood Lodge, Lake View and Newfield Lodge) came together at the prestigious Moorings to enjoy a spectacular garden party which celebrated Lakeview […]

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Cheddar care home garden transformed by volunteers

Cheddar care home garden transformed by volunteers

Residents and staff at Greenhill House are delighted to have a re-vamped garden space thanks to volunteers from Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). On 12th July, volunteers arrived armed with tools and plants and worked tirelessly to revitalise the garden at the Cheddar care home. One of the aims was to make […]

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Care home residents transported to a reminiscent seaside setting

Care home residents transported to a reminiscent seaside setting

Surrounded by seagulls, blue skies and salty sea, residents of the Craddock Road residential care home were transported to a reminiscent seaside setting. Courtesy of the Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company, the residents were invited to get involved with an exciting production, which would take them back to their younger days, when summers were spent […]

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1 in 4 elderly who are legally entitled to a free care home place are facing hidden charges on their family

1 in 4 elderly who are legally entitled to a free care home place are facing hidden charges on their family

A new report by Age UK reveals another element of unfairness in the UK’s failing social care system, with the families of 1 in 4 care home residents whose care is supposed to be free – representing 1 in 10 of all care home residents – forced to stump up ‘top up fees’ that can […]

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Norfolk nursing home extends thanks to Swaffham community for record fete donations

Norfolk nursing home extends thanks to Swaffham community for record fete donations

Meadow House Nursing Home, located in Swaffham, Norfolk, hosted its successful summer fete this month and raised over £1,700 for the resident’s comfort fund; a record sum compared to previous years’ events.  The home, which is rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, were delighted to welcome friends, family and members of the local Swaffham community in […]

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Advancing Care – new report highlights some of the latest research into care homes

Advancing Care – new report highlights some of the latest research into care homes

A new report from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) shows how clinical research is working to address the challenges faced by people working and living in care homes.     Advancing Care – Research with Care Homes, a themed review of NIHR-funded studies, looks at an area of research that has historically received […]

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Big hearted care staff and residents raise hundreds of pounds for charity

Big hearted care staff and residents raise hundreds of pounds for charity

Big-hearted staff and residents at a family-owned Dorset dementia care home have raised hundreds of pounds for charity in separate initiatives. A beach side ‘memory walk’ and a brave-the-shave challenge have enabled Colten Care’s Fernhill home in Longham to help Dementia UK and Macmillan Cancer Support respectively.   Six residents, some in wheelchairs, accompanied by staff, […]

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Ombudsman input to CMA care home market study

Ombudsman input to CMA care home market study

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has submitted its response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) invitation to comment on initial findings from its study of the care homes market. Last month the CMA issued its preliminary findings into the review, saying people are struggling to make decisions about their care because they […]

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Stourbridge care home fundraising success at annual Summer Fete

Stourbridge care home fundraising success at annual Summer Fete

Fun-loving staff and residents at a Stourbridge care home have raised vital funds to ensure residents can have days out and take part in community events. High Lodge Care Home in Iverley held its annual Summer Fete for their residents’ activity fund – raising £514 through a tombola, craft stalls, raffles and face painting for […]

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Independent Care Group welcomes Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care to AGM

Independent Care Group welcomes Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care to AGM

Social care providers from across the region are set to quiz a leading regulator on how they can raise standards whilst coping with the current financial crisis in the sector. The Independent Care Group is currently holding its AGM (today July 24th) and will welcome Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, with the sector’s regulatory body, the […]

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Fun time as care home staff stages Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Dorset care home

Fun time as care home staff stages Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Dorset care home

A North Dorset care home created its very own wonderland when it hosted a highly successful Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Staff at Colten Care’s Newstone House in Sturminster Newton dressed as characters from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for the fun afternoon. Home Manager Sohail Daniel led from the front as the Mad Hatter […]

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Great Oxendon care home celebrates completion of new extension

Great Oxendon care home celebrates completion of new extension

A Market Harborough care home, Oxendon House, in Great Oxendon is celebrating the completion and registration of their 16 bedroom extension, which is now ready for residents to move into! The new extension has created 16 fantastic spacious bedrooms, all with wet rooms, most with patio doors leading out onto the garden.  These new bedrooms being […]

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Sheffield care home residents enjoy the benefits of gardening therapy

Sheffield care home residents enjoy the benefits of gardening therapy

HORTICULTURAL therapy sessions have been taking place for Sheffield care home residents. The gardening activities have proven benefits for all elderly and particularly those with dementia – helping to reduce agitation, anxiety and improve wellbeing.   The residents of The Laurels and The Limes Care Home, on Manchester Road, enjoyed getting into the garden during […]

21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care Inspectorate award coveted six star reviews for West Coast care services

Care Inspectorate award coveted six star reviews for West Coast care services

A leading housing and care provider has received glowing praise from the Care Inspectorate after gaining five and six star reviews for its West Coast services. Blackwood’s Care Home and Care at Home/Housing Support services across North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire and West Dumbartonshire received an overall five star review – a […]

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Cirencester care home praised in latest CQC inspection report

Cirencester care home praised in latest CQC inspection report

Staff and residents at a Cirencester care home are celebrating being rated ‘good’ in their most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection. Inspectors visited Watermoor House, in Cirencester, in April and were impressed with the ‘genuine sense of fondness and respect between the staff and the people using the service.’   One resident told the […]

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
East Dereham care team take part in carnival parade

East Dereham care team take part in carnival parade

Sanford House care home in East Dereham has achieved a ‘first’ for a care home in the area by taking part in the community carnival parade which took place on Sunday. The team, along with residents and relatives, worked hard to decorate their bus on a Royal Family theme with bunting, balloons and a crown […]

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