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Runcorn care home staff climb Snowdon raising over £1000 for dementia care

Runcorn care home staff climb Snowdon raising over £1000 for dementia care

STAFF from a Runcorn care home have scaled Snowdon and raised over £1,000 for those living with dementia.   The sponsored walk to the peak of Wales’ highest mountain, at 1,085m, was tackled by staff from Simonsfield Care Home, on Boston Avenue in Runcorn.   They include Alex Groundwater, Alison Clifton and her daughter Lucy, […]

16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Egg-citement in the air at Cambridgeshire care home

Egg-citement in the air at Cambridgeshire care home

There was egg-citement in the air at Littleport Grange residential care home in Ely, Cambridgeshire, as staff and residents were given the opportunity to take five newborn ducklings under their wings and rear them in their first week of life.   Five eggs were delivered to the Minster Care-run home by Incredible Eggs, which gives […]

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Care home charges for care it could not prove it had provided

Care home charges for care it could not prove it had provided

Worcestershire County Council has been criticised by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman after a care home it contracted with charged a vulnerable dementia patient for care it could not prove it had provided. The woman had been placed in Haresbrook Park care home owned and operated by Capital Care Group when she was […]

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Are some residential care homes breaking consumer law?

Are some residential care homes breaking consumer law?

  The CMA has today published the initial findings of its care homes market study, and is investigating if some care homes are breaking consumer law.   The market study was launched in December 2016 to examine whether the residential care homes sector is working well for elderly people and their families. Having reached the halfway […]

14th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents wear it red to kick start a month of fundraising

Care home residents wear it red to kick start a month of fundraising

Staff and residents at a care home in Belper donned red to raise awareness of heart disease. The event, on Friday, raised funds for the British Heart Foundation and marked a month of fundraising at Spencer Grove for three charities. Residents at the Milford Care owned home will be taking part in cupcake day on […]

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Residents of Lytham St Annes care homes prove the saying ‘Charity begins at home.’

Residents of Lytham St Annes care homes prove the saying ‘Charity begins at home.’

Residents of Lakeview Rest Homes prove the saying ‘Charity begins at home.’   This popular idiom refers to helping those who are close to you, Residents, family and staff at Lakeview Rest Homes certainly embraced this concept when voting for the charities that they wish to support throughout the year.   Peter Wood is the […]

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Wigan care home residents in exotic animal encounter

Wigan care home residents in exotic animal encounter

Residents at Woodlands Court, the Minster-run care home in Wigan, have enjoyed meeting a diverse range of exotic animals as part of a specially arranged visit from animal experience facilitator ‘Home Safari’.   The experience was organised by staff at Woodlands Court and involved Home Safari bringing several exotic animals into the care home. The […]

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Councils across England reminded of the need to offer affordable care home placements

Councils across England reminded of the need to offer affordable care home placements

Councils across England are being reminded of the need to offer affordable care home placements to families when arranging relatives’ care, following an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman into Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. The advice comes after the Ombudsman upheld a complaint from a family who were given no alternative but […]

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The Mayor of London praises work of Jewish Care

The Mayor of London praises work of Jewish Care

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, addressed an audience of over 1,000 people at Jewish Care’s annual fundraising dinner.   Before delivering his speech the Mayor spent time talking to the Jewish Care clients including David, Sid and Hyman whose stories appeared in a powerful film shown during the event.     95-year-old Hyman Pittal […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Looking to the future – Only 3% of Brits have a care fund

Looking to the future – Only 3% of Brits have a care fund

Research from Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has shown that almost half of Brits (47%) have a holiday fund as opposed to only 3% that have a care home fund.  Furthermore almost three quarters of Brits (73%) have no idea how much the average weekly cost of […]

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Avery Healthcare care staff graduate from Senior Carers Programme

Avery Healthcare care staff graduate from Senior Carers Programme

May 2017 saw the latest dedicated Avery Healthcare employees graduating with flying colours from the Advanced Senior Carers Programme. Talented employees walked away with certificates presented by CEO John Strowbridge at a high-profile luncheon at The Kettering Park Hotel in Northamptonshire.   The Advanced Senior Carers Programme delivers highly trained lead carers that provide enhanced […]

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Care home pirates leap for charity booty!

Care home pirates leap for charity booty!

It was a case of ‘Ahoy me hearties’ as care home staff in Dorset took an exhilarating leap of faith to raise money for Dementia UK. An intrepid party from Colten Care’s dementia care home Fernhill in Longham braved the Bournemouth Pier zipwire dressed as pirates. Accompanied by family and friends, they ascended the 60ft […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC seeks views on next phase of regulation

CQC seeks views on next phase of regulation

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is consulting on a further set of proposals which will help shape the next phase of regulation for health and social care across the country.    For the next eight weeks anyone with an interest is encouraged to have their say.       The proposals include:    • Changes […]

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Care home staff surprise volunteer team in Volunteer Week

Care home staff surprise volunteer team in Volunteer Week

Staff at Oaklands House care home in Reydon, near Lowestoft, have surprised their volunteers with a special treat to thank them for their work. As part of National Volunteers Week, the home’s three volunteers were asked to come to the home on Monday 6th June and were surprised with a bouquet flowers each, a card, […]

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Mural stimulates memories at dementia-care nursing home

Mural stimulates memories at dementia-care nursing home

Residents at a specialist dementia-care nursing home in Plymouth are revelling in their memories of special moments at Plymouth Ho, thanks to the installation at their home of a large mural featuring a photo of the landmark.   It is now a major talking point at Freshfields, on Agaton Road in Plymouth, run by Camelot […]

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Tonbridge care home residents welcome a new kitten to their family

Tonbridge care home residents welcome a new kitten to their family

They may already have a coop full of chickens in the garden but residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home recently welcomed a new pet to their family.   Barney, named after the Tudeley Lane care home, joined the family a couple of weeks ago, after a staff member’s cat had kittens and the residents […]

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Conservative manifesto plans on Social Care – The biggest stealth tax in history?

Conservative manifesto plans on Social Care – The biggest stealth tax in history?

Today’s result and the scrutiny of the Conservative manifesto pledges calls into question how social care should really be delivered. A long term strategy working with NHS nurses delivering a fair care service has been suggested by the Bow Group. It would be interesting to hear from care providers, on their views of where we […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
The Fremantle Trust recognises the impact of volunteers

The Fremantle Trust recognises the impact of volunteers

Barnet care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, is recognising the importance of giving back during Volunteers’ Week. The annual awareness week celebrates the difference that can be made by members of the local community who are willing to give their time to help others. Hendon-based Gaz Twist and his partner Sarah-Lou are both volunteers […]

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Sleaford care home celebrates ‘Good’ rating from CQC

Sleaford care home celebrates ‘Good’ rating from CQC

St Andrews Nursing Home, Ewerby (near Sleaford) has been praised by the National Watchdog- The Care Quality Commission, in an inspection that was published on the 15th May 2017. The home was rated Good in being Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well Led, and was rated Good overall. Comments from Relatives and Residents within the […]

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Silver Jubilee celebrations for one of the UK’s largest not-for-profit care providers

Silver Jubilee celebrations for one of the UK’s largest not-for-profit care providers

One of the UK’s largest not-for-profit care providers has celebrated its Silver Jubilee.   The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) first started providing nursing and residential care when it took over responsibility for 16 homes from Lincolnshire County Council in May 1992. Today, the Trust operates 70 care homes and 14 extra care […]

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