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Christmas comes early for Wiltshire care home

Christmas comes early for Wiltshire care home

Christmas has come early for one care home in Royal Wooton Bassett, as insurer, LV=, has donated a brand new 50 inch television so residents can watch their favourite programmes this Christmas.   Miranda House cares for around 65 elderly residents by providing specialist nursing and dementia care support. While the residents take part in […]

December 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Festive fun at Shildon care home

Festive fun at Shildon care home

Residents and members of staff at Redworth House in Shildon put on their best Christmas fancy dress and enjoyed a festive fayre at the home. Members of the local community attended the home’s Christmas market, which was made up of stalls with wooden Christmas presents, handbags, jewellery, arts and crafts and cakes and, of course, […]

December 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Christmas extravaganza for Stocks Hall St Helens Care Home

Christmas extravaganza for Stocks Hall St Helens Care Home

A truly Christmas extravaganza took place this weekend for Stocks Hall St Helens Care Home. The event was held at St Helens Cricket Club which is adjacent to the Stocks Hall Nursing Home. People living at Stocks Hall, family, friends and staff joined together for a very memorable afternoon. The event began with the children […]

December 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Stockton-on-Tees Care Home Welcomes ‘The Carpenters’

Stockton-on-Tees Care Home Welcomes ‘The Carpenters’

Residents at a Thornbury care home enjoyed songs by the 1970s hit singers The Carpenters, when they were joined by a local singer and her father who perform music by the popular duo.   The pair sang songs from The Carpenters heyday in an event held at Mandale House on Monday 8th December.   They […]

December 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Fundraising Christmas Fayre at Barton-on-sea care home is a great success

Fundraising Christmas Fayre at Barton-on-sea care home is a great success

Residents at Bethel House residential care home in Barton-on-sea, thoroughly enjoyed their recent charity Christmas Fayre. Residents and staff were joined by friends, relatives and visitors at the fundraising event in December. There were lots of lovely stalls including a flower stall, a cake and sweet stall, and a raffle with some fabulous prizes. The […]

December 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Centenarian Cyril puts ‘eye-catching’ design on Christmas

Centenarian Cyril puts ‘eye-catching’ design on Christmas

A snowy English landscape painted by a 102-year-old care home resident in Lymington has been chosen as a Christmas card design. Hundreds of festive greetings cards with the watercolour illustration by Cyril Bibbs are being sent out from Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge, where he lives, and three other homes in the family-owned group. Great-grandfather Cyril […]

December 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Colten Care home raises over £900 for Macmillan

Colten Care home raises over £900 for Macmillan

A family-owned Lymington care home has raised more than £900 to help people living with cancer in Hampshire. Residents and team members at Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge held a series of money-spinning events in aid of the cancer support charity Macmillan. They included a Christmas market, race night and barbecue along with participation in the […]

December 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Belong Crewe’s Tree of Light

Belong Crewe’s Tree of Light

On Christmas Eve at 11:30am, Belong Crewe, on Brookhouse Drive, will be holding a service at the care village’s Tree of Light, to commemorate and celebrate the lives of lost loved ones. Throughout the month of December customers of Belong Crewe, their families and members of the local community are invited to make a donation […]

December 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lonely Pensioners Invited To Christmas Lunch At Stockton Care Home

Lonely Pensioners Invited To Christmas Lunch At Stockton Care Home

A Stockton-on-Tees care home is opening its doors and inviting lonely, elderly and vulnerable members of the local community to join both staff and residents for a Christmas to remember.    Almost half a million elderly people faced Christmas alone last year and according to the latest statistics released today by charity Age UK, the […]

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Over two million Brits know an elderly person forced  to put their pet to sleep when moving into care

Over two million Brits know an elderly person forced to put their pet to sleep when moving into care

A survey published by www.stayinmyhome.co.uk1 has found that over two million people in Britain say they know an elderly person who had to have their cat and/or dog put to sleep because they were moving into a residential care home.  The survey also found 20% say the elderly people they know with pets would refuse […]

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Art Exhibition Success For Care Home Residents

Art Exhibition Success For Care Home Residents

Residents at Bupa’s Arran View Care Home in Saltcoats have found themselves becoming ‘paid artists’ thanks to a successful art exhibition. The exhibition of artwork created by residents raised nearly £150 which will be put towards the home’s activity fund. The display attracted friends and family who came along to purchase the designs – and […]

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home to open its doors for relatives at Christmas

Care home to open its doors for relatives at Christmas

An Ayrshire care home is truly capturing the season of good-will by opening its door to relatives for Christmas day. Bupa’s Claremont Care Home, in Ayr, has revealed it will be hosting the relatives of residents who don’t have any plans for Christmas. Carol Barr, Home Manager at Bupa’s Claremont Care Home, believes the provision […]

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bearded Dragons visit Derby Care Home

Bearded Dragons visit Derby Care Home

Two Bearded Dragons named Romeo and Juliet were just some of the exotic visitors at St. Werburgh’s House Care Home in Spondon this week. Residents, relatives, and staff at the home were treated to an exciting array of scaly and furry creatures during a wildlife workshop. Four adorable guinea pigs proved to be a crowd […]

December 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care Provider raises over £30,000 for The Silver Line.

Care Provider raises over £30,000 for The Silver Line.

Care Provider, Hartford Care announces that it has raised over £30,000 for The Silver Line.   The Silver Line helpline was founded by Esther Rantzen CBE in 2013 to provide advice, information and friendship to isolated and vulnerable older people across the UK. The team at Hartford Care recognised that the objectives of the new […]

December 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Coverage Care’s Operations boss scoops top national award

Coverage Care’s Operations boss scoops top national award

A director of a Shropshire care provider has won one of the top titles at an award ceremony to celebrate and showcase innovation and excellence in the not for profit care sector. Bev Aldridge, who is is Operations Director and sits on the board in charge of Coverage Care’s 15 homes in the county, was […]

December 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Caring Homes celebrates ‘topping out’ of newest Care Centre

Caring Homes celebrates ‘topping out’ of newest Care Centre

A purpose built care home moved a step closer to completion this week as the team behind the development celebrated the traditional ‘topping out’ ceremony at the Ivy Road property in Norwich.   Ivy Court is the latest state-of-the-art care centre to be built by the award-winning independent provider Caring Homes and will offer residential, […]

December 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
‘World class’ Mariner service leads revolution in learning disability care

‘World class’ Mariner service leads revolution in learning disability care

A state-of-the-art residential support service in Hartlepool is leading a revolution in learning disability care by enabling people with complex needs to live semi-independently in the community. The £4.5m Mariner Care service, which was officially launched on Tuesday, December 9, has been created to meet a national requirement for people with learning disabilities and autism […]

December 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Skelmersdale care home signs up as a winter warrior

Skelmersdale care home signs up as a winter warrior

A North West care home is backing an initiative to help the old and lonely this winter across the region.   Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale is supporting the cause after figures revealed that last year more than 18,000 older people died over the winter period.   Through the Connect4Life ‘Lancashire Winter Warriors/Friends Campaign’, […]

December 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
A trip down memory lane for residents at St Ives care home

A trip down memory lane for residents at St Ives care home

Residents at Field Lodge care home in St Ives have been taking a walk down memory lane following the unveiling of a nostalgic ‘reminiscence street’ at the care home which features a fully-functioning and well stocked tuck shop, as well as traditionally-styled greengrocer and post office shop fronts.   Part of an ongoing project at […]

December 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Room for improvement in care home catering- YouGov

Room for improvement in care home catering- YouGov

New research from YouGov Reports suggests that while most people with relatives/friends in care homes are satisfied with the standard of food and drink provided to their loved ones, there is room for improvement. The ‘Care Home Catering 2014’ report explores the issue by examining both the experience and views of people with a relative […]

December 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Glasgow care home resident, 104, reveals her “tonic” for long life

Glasgow care home resident, 104, reveals her “tonic” for long life

Care home resident Ina Carruthers from Glasgow has revealed her top tips for maintaining a long and healthy life – one that has seen her reach her 104th birthday.   Ina, who celebrated her birthday at Bupa’s Ailsa Craig Care Home, says she attributes her good health to a diet consisting of wheat-bran cereal, toast, […]

December 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pet project idea helps residents at learning disability care home

Pet project idea helps residents at learning disability care home

People with learning disabilities at a care home in Aylesbury have had a cracking time welcoming the arrival of chickens and a number of other animals to the property. Sanctuary Supported Living’s Pennefather Court, on Croft Road, took ownership of the four chickens following a 12 day Living Eggs experience, which allowed them to watch […]

December 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Graham Care plans further expansion

Graham Care plans further expansion

One of the UK’s leading care home operators has announced plans for further expansion following the completion of an additional £15 million funding package with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank. Graham Care Limited (‘Graham Care’), which already operates seven care homes in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, will open a new facility at Hawkhurst, Turnbridge Wells and […]

December 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Singing toddlers delight Winchester dementia care home

Singing toddlers delight Winchester dementia care home

Festive singers aged just three and four years old have brought Christmas cheer to delighted residents at a Winchester dementia care home.   Sixteen toddlers from Tops Winchester day nursery were in fine voice as they entertained an audience at Colten Care’s St Catherines View home in Stanmore Lane.   Residents and team members joined […]

December 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
CEO of care specialist Avalon comments on Stephen Bubb report

CEO of care specialist Avalon comments on Stephen Bubb report

NO NEED FOR INSTITUTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM AND LEARNING DISABILITIES Last month’s report by Stephen Bubb reviewing the lack of progress in providing local community services is really disappointing, particularly as there are real alternatives from local charities like The Avalon Group who are developing an expertise in supporting individuals with complex needs. We […]

December 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
A box-full-of-joy!

A box-full-of-joy!

Residents at The Cedars care home on Brookfield Drive are working some Christmas magic of their own this year by preparing little boxes of joy to send to children around the world.   Residents and staff at the CLS-run home have been decorating shoeboxes and filling them with toys, gifts and toiletries for children living […]

December 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bupa Care Home Fundraiser Races To Success

Bupa Care Home Fundraiser Races To Success

Staff at a Bupa care home in Edinburgh found themselves onto a winner after a race night raised more than £700 to fund future events and activities for residents.   Residents at Bupa’s Braid Hills Care Home joined staff, friends and family for the event held in the city’s Liberton Rugby Club.   Funds from […]

December 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care Home Raises Funds for Dementia Care Unit

Care Home Raises Funds for Dementia Care Unit

A Bupa care home in Glasgow has seen its plans to open a sensory room take a step forward.   Staff, friends and families at Bupa’s Ailsa Craig Care Home in Cessnock raised £700 from a fundraising disco held in the local Fairfield Bowling Club while £200 was raised from a tea and cake afternoon. […]

December 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Devonshire Court awarded prestigious dementia kitemark

Devonshire Court awarded prestigious dementia kitemark

RMBI care home Devonshire Court in Leicester, has been recognised for its exceptional dementia care by obtaining the prestigious ‘Butterfly Service’ status kitemark.   Only a handful of care homes in the UK have been awarded the kitemark, and Devonshire Court joins five other RMBI care homes around the country to meet the tough criteria. […]

December 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Glasgow care home is gearing up for Christmas with a festive fete

Glasgow care home is gearing up for Christmas with a festive fete

A Glasgow care home is gearing up for Christmas with a festive fete, featuring live music and prize draws.   Bupa’s Deanfield Care Home in Deanfield Quadrant, Penilee, will host its winter celebration on Sunday, December 14 between 2pm and 4pm. Relatives, staff and locals will be invited to join residents in the festivities, which […]

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