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Love knows no bounds for Elsie, 95, and Tony, 75!

Love knows no bounds for Elsie, 95, and Tony, 75!

Elsie, 95, and Tony, 75, who are both residents at Care UK’s Broadwater Lodge care home, surprised everyone by announcing their engagement and then agreeing to share it with the nation via a BBC News film.   When a 95-year old widow moved into a care home in Surrey two years ago, she really wasn’t expecting […]

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hertfordshire firefighters get to experience living with dementia

Hertfordshire firefighters get to experience living with dementia

Firefighters from Royston Fire Station and members of the Royston Business Network got to experience what it is like to have dementia, courtesy of Margaret House Residential and Dementia Home in Barley, Royston.   The Virtual Dementia Experience, the only one of it’s kind in the UK, came back to Margaret House last week, to […]

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Activities planned as care home takes delivery of new mini bus

Activities planned as care home takes delivery of new mini bus

Celebrations all round as a new mini bus arrived at Hartford Court, the home opened in June of this year and staff thrilled to be able offer their residents this brilliant service. Just in time for Christmas!   This will enable residents in the home to travel further afield and visit Hartford Care’s other homes across the South. It is just […]

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Scouts visit brings festive cheer to Cheshire care home

Scouts visit brings festive cheer to Cheshire care home

Christmas came early for residents at Crossways, the Croftwood Care-run residential care home in Cheshire, as they enjoyed a festive-themed visit and carol concert from a local Scout group.   During their visit to the home, the Scouts sang a variety of Christmas carols before sitting down to have a chat with residents about their […]

December 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Camberley care home celebrates grand opening in seasonal style

Camberley care home celebrates grand opening in seasonal style

Guests celebrated the grand opening of Gracewell of Camberley, a new luxury care home on Fernhill Road, in seasonal style last Thursday. VIP guests, Gracewell of Camberley residents and the Mayor of Rushmoor, Councillor Jacqui Vosper, were greeted on arrival with a red carpet lined with Santa on his sleigh and a reindeer by his […]

December 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
DC Care confirm latest care home sale

DC Care confirm latest care home sale

DC Care is delighted to announce that we recently completed on the sale of Littlemoor House, Newbold, Derbyshire – a long established market town 25 miles north of Derby.   The Care Home is a semi-detached property which was originally constructed as a private house which has been adapted and extended to provide care to […]

December 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
We want your views on what it’s like to run a care home?

We want your views on what it’s like to run a care home?

UK care and nursing homes have been in the news a lot recently, but amid all the conversation not much has been heard about what it’s like to provide such a complex service. Given the much-debated pressures on the sector, and the extreme importance of caring for vulnerable elderly people, it’s crucial that the market […]

December 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care UK celebrates its brightest care home stars at annual awards ceremony

Care UK celebrates its brightest care home stars at annual awards ceremony

Colleagues at more than 100 Care UK homes competed nationally in the annual Residential Care Services Stars Awards which recognise and reward excellence among the company’s 7,500 employees.   A total of 19 individual and team awards were presented during the ceremony which included announcing the winner of the Care UK Chef of the Year […]

December 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Youngsters Bring ‘Miles Of Smiles’ To Nursing Home

Youngsters Bring ‘Miles Of Smiles’ To Nursing Home

Students from Robert Blake Science College in Bridgwater brought ‘miles of smiles’ to the residents of Avalon Nursing Home, when they visited to share a festive musical programme with them.   Wearing Santa hats or reindeer antlers, students from years 7 to 11 and their music teacher Matt Hawkins, sang a mixture of traditional carols […]

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Positive relationship grows between nursery children and care home residents

Positive relationship grows between nursery children and care home residents

Allingham House Care Home featured in a  news story on Granada TV last week. The home, part of the Maria Mallaband Care Group, is located in Timperley, Altrincham and offers residential, nursing and dementia care for 86 residents, across 3 floors. The local TV News Channel became interested when they found out that children from […]

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Brexit means Brexit but what does that mean to the care sector?

Brexit means Brexit but what does that mean to the care sector?

Following concerns that a loss of EU workers as a result of Brexit could lead to the UK care system collapsing, Nick Sanderson, CEO at Audley Retirement Villages comments. Nick Sanderson, CEO, Audley Retirement Villages commented: “In an economy that has become increasingly dependent on an EU migrant workforce, the care sector is no exception. […]

December 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Santa and his reindeer drop in to see Glasgow care home residents

Santa and his reindeer drop in to see Glasgow care home residents

A Glasgow care home had Santa and his reindeer drop by this week to visit the residents and help kick start their Christmas celebrations.   Bupa’s Darnley Court Care Home welcomed Dasher, Blitzen and friends to bring the festive spirit and all of the residents and over 100 local children were given the honour of […]

December 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Richard Smith: The dead journalist and social care-We can’t muddle through the social care crisis

Richard Smith: The dead journalist and social care-We can’t muddle through the social care crisis

The juxtaposition of an article by a dying (indeed, dead) journalist bemoaning the NHS denying him an expensive cancer drug and a spate of articles illustrating the “crisis in social care” shows well the conundrum facing the British people. I may be the only member of Britain’s “elite” who hadn’t heard of A A Gill, […]

December 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home residents get to grips with iPads and the online world

Care home residents get to grips with iPads and the online world

A Sanctuary Care home in Weston-super-Mare has been bridging the digital gap as residents get to grips with iPads. Residents at Beach Lawns Residential and Nursing Home in Beach Road have been learning new skills throughout the year to help them to engage in the growing online world with the help of Bristol-based charity Alive! […]

December 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Warwickshire care home residents enjoy the magical delights of pantomime

Warwickshire care home residents enjoy the magical delights of pantomime

Residents at a Warwickshire care home have been enjoying the magical delights of Cinderella as a professional pantomime was put on as part of their Christmas entertainment. The legendary tale of Cinderella was performed for dozens of residents and their families at Kenilworth Manor Care Home. Staff, who put together a year-round programme of events […]

December 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hull and East Riding care home residents celebrate Christmas card competition win

Hull and East Riding care home residents celebrate Christmas card competition win

A colourful range of Christmas cards have been launched for sale to raise funds for specialist activities across Hull and East Riding care homes. Four cards were chosen from over 150 entries submitted by residents in a competition run by Hull based Hica Group. The selection pack of cards are now on sale in all […]

December 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Camberley care home is celebrating settling its last resident into a brand-new building

Camberley care home is celebrating settling its last resident into a brand-new building

Gracewell of Camberley is celebrating settling its last resident into a brand-new building in Camberley, after the transfer project was successfully completed on Friday. Residents were transferred to the new building after investment in new facilities to replace the older site built in the 1950s.    The new building offers all residents more spacious rooms […]

December 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Leicester care home sheds light on dementia to help primary school project

Leicester care home sheds light on dementia to help primary school project

Year 6 pupils from Leicester school, Heatherbrook Primary, called on Beaumont Hall care home to help with their project based on life in a care home.  The children were struggling to understand what care home life was like for residents and so were given the opportunity to experience it first-hand at Beaumont Hall. Teacher, Matthew […]

December 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rest home opens its doors to local people during the Christmas period

Rest home opens its doors to local people during the Christmas period

A popular Lytham St Annes care home is opening its doors to local people during the Christmas period. Lakeview Rest Homes, based in Lytham St Annes, is hosting December Delights and would like to invite members of the community to join in their festivities. Resident Donald Eastwood said, ‘As residents we are asked for our thoughts […]

December 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
A treat in store for Stranraer care home

A treat in store for Stranraer care home

Community not-for-profit charity, Apex Stranraer, build traditional sweet cart for older people’s care home, Thorney Croft. A team of eight kindly donated their time and skills as part of a community volunteering project.   Staff at the care home wanted to create a nostalgic sweet cart for residents at the home to enjoy. Apex Stranraer, […]

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