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County Durham care home is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

County Durham care home is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the quality of care provided by Helen McArdle Care at Eden House care home as Outstanding. The care home in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, provides accommodation and personal care for up to 53 people. It is one of the first social care services in the North East to […]

August 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lilian Faithfull homes announce two new managerial appointments

Lilian Faithfull homes announce two new managerial appointments

Lilian Faithfull Homes have announced the appointment of two new managers. Suzanne Booker, Director of Care at the Cheltenham based care charity Lilian Faithfull Homes said ”We are very pleased to announce after coming up against six external candidates and being interviewed extensively by our Trustees, we have appointed two new managers” ”The new managers Alexandra Gore […]

August 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Middlesbrough FC volunteers entertain care home residents

Middlesbrough FC volunteers entertain care home residents

DOZENS of teenagers have volunteered their time to help elderly Teesside care home residents.   The Gables Care Home, on Highfield Road, welcomed over 30 volunteers from Middlesbrough FC Community Foundation.   The group – all aged between 16 and 18 – spent two days at the home renovating the garden furniture and socialising with […]

August 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Latest CQC report finds Deer Park View ‘good’ in all areas

Latest CQC report finds Deer Park View ‘good’ in all areas

Deer Park View care home in Teddington is ‘good’ in all areas of care, according to its 2015 home inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published recently.   The CQC report found Deer Park View to be good in all areas, as a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led service during its inspection visit […]

August 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Enthusiastic helper shares reasons for volunteering

Enthusiastic helper shares reasons for volunteering

Lynda Davis, a volunteer at Edward Moore House Residential Home, has worked many varied jobs but for her, nothing makes her as happy as volunteering.   “I’ve worked in the city, I’ve done the 9-5 but I am happier now. I think people can run themselves into the ground; you need to think about yourself […]

August 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Connect 2 Care and HIT Training celebrate ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

Connect 2 Care and HIT Training celebrate ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

National care skills development and training provider Connect 2 Care (C2C) is celebrating after its parent company, HIT Training Ltd, received a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted inspectors – the third time running that the company has been given the Grade 2 ranking. The company received particular praise for the way in which its apprentices progress, […]

August 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
New owners confirmed for luxury West Dorset care home

New owners confirmed for luxury West Dorset care home

Fairfield House, a luxury residential care home in the West Dorset coastal town of Lyme Regis has been sold in a deal brokered by specialist property adviser Christie + Co. Perched on a hillside overlooking the peaceful town of Lyme Bay, the 36 bedroom Victorian Mansion has been privately owned by Eytan and Michelle Krips […]

August 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Planning granted for £8million purpose-built 57 bed care facility in Greater Manchester

Planning granted for £8million purpose-built 57 bed care facility in Greater Manchester

Planning permission for an £8million purpose-built 57 bed care facility has been granted for a site in Sale, Greater Manchester.   Development-led care home operator, New Care Projects, has acquired the land, which is located on Ashlands in Ashton on Mersey, and will represent the third multi-million pound development that New Care has invested in […]

August 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
KC Healthcare eager to spread music therapy across UK care homes

KC Healthcare eager to spread music therapy across UK care homes

KC Healthcare are pleased to announce Justin Devereux – Product Specialist who joins the expanding team. Justin has been brought in to look after customers within the Midlands, North of England and Wales. Justin brings years of experience in the care industry. He will be the main point of contact for existing and new customers to […]

August 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mossley care home hosts colourful 1950’s summer fayre

Mossley care home hosts colourful 1950’s summer fayre

Sandon House care home in Mossley opened its doors to the community recently as the staff and residnets hosted a colourful 1950’s beach-themed summer fayre.   With activities and entertainment including fancy dress, traditional fairground games, lucky dip and live music from the ever-popular ‘Good Vibrations’, there was something for everyone to enjoy.   The […]

August 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care Home “Pub” Is Just The Tonic for Residents

Care Home “Pub” Is Just The Tonic for Residents

A Bupa Care Home has come up with an unusual tonic for residents – by providing them with their own traditional “pub and beer garden’’.  Bupa’s Golfhill Care Home, in Glasgow, opened ‘The Dennistoun Arms’ as a concept to provide a recognisable social environment for residents to relive the past and encourage the sharing of […]

August 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Titanic achievement as replica model boats on display at Bournemouth care home

Titanic achievement as replica model boats on display at Bournemouth care home

George Pottinger, 79, who lives in one of the independent flats at the Retired Nurses National Home in Bournemouth, has carefully crafted six intricate model boats including the famous Titanic. The Titanic model is on display at the care home, run by national charity Friends of the Elderly, and took George around fifteen months to […]

August 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care jobs go as buyer sought for Anglesey purpose built care home

Care jobs go as buyer sought for Anglesey purpose built care home

A purpose built nursing home that provides a full range of elderly care options including residential, nursing and dementia care based in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey has been forced to make 18 employees redundant as part of a review following a winding up order on May 29th 2015.     Sarah O’Toole, Ryan Grant and Anne O’Keefe, […]

August 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
MP Clive Lewis visits new Ivy Court care home in Norwich

MP Clive Lewis visits new Ivy Court care home in Norwich

Clive Lewis MP visited Caring Homes newest care home Ivy Court for afternoon tea with residents on Friday 31 July. He met new residents that had moved in since the building officially opened in early July and was escorted on a tour of the new building by Home Manager Amanda Bell and the first resident […]

August 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Holmleigh resident bowls over care community with cricket performance

Holmleigh resident bowls over care community with cricket performance

A service user from Holmleigh Care is enjoying life at the crease having been selected for a disability team run by Gloucestershire Cricket Board.   Stephen Parsons, a resident at Elmlea care home in London Road, Gloucester, was chosen in March to play for Gloucestershire’s disability county team, having impressed coaches with his dedication to […]

August 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sunrise of Banstead’s big Bollywood birthday

Sunrise of Banstead’s big Bollywood birthday

Celebrity dancer Lionel Blair joined Sunrise of Banstead for the senior living community’s 10th birthday. The Bollywood-themed bash brought residents, their staff and families together to mark a hugely successful first decade for the senior living community. Although the weather was more Banstead than Bangalore, the rain didn’t dampen any spirits as everyone got in […]

August 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Paisley to get new blind services as planning secured for care facilities

Paisley to get new blind services as planning secured for care facilities

Planning permission has been secured for the construction of two new services for blind people in the West of Scotland. Royal Blind and its sister charity Scottish War Blinded have received planning permission from Renfrewshire Council to construct a care home for older people with a visual impairment and centre for veterans of military service […]

August 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
multi-million pound investment in new care homes for Suffolk and Norfolk

multi-million pound investment in new care homes for Suffolk and Norfolk

July saw a trio of new, state-of-the-art homes added to Care UK’s portfolio of care homes in East Anglia.   The first residents arrived at Cavell Court – a new home in Norwich which, when full, will provide comfortable, high quality care for up to 80 older people. In addition, two more homes in Haverhill […]

August 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Writing and painting keeps resident happy in later life

Writing and painting keeps resident happy in later life

Pauline Burgess, a resident at the Society’s supported home in Wigmore, Kent, is not only a talented poet, she also writes short stories and paints portraits, she opened up about what motivates her to keep creative in later life.   “I have always been creative and loved reading and writing, even when I was small,” […]

August 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Young volunteer says more youngsters should give up their time

Young volunteer says more youngsters should give up their time

Not many 20-year-olds would choose to volunteer with older people but that’s exactly what Lauren Brown, a volunteer at Rogers House in Wigmore, has been doing since she was 15.   “I started volunteering at Rogers House for my work experience when I was at school, I did two weeks and loved it so much […]

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