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Akari Care invests in staff with £1.35 million pledge

Akari Care invests in staff with £1.35 million pledge

Akari Care is demonstrating its commitment to its employees with a £1.35 million pound investment.   The care provider has announced that it is implementing the new National Living Wage (NLW) for all employees who currently earn less than £7.20 regardless of their age, and that all current differentials are being maintained for all grades […]

April 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
North West MPs back #caringheroes campaign

North West MPs back #caringheroes campaign

An initiative to highlight the sterling work done by the care industry’s unsung heroes has been backed by two North West MPs.   National care operator Springhill Care Group launched the high profile campaign earlier this year, encouraging the industry to think more about the people who work behind the scenes.   Recently Professor Martin […]

April 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
St Mary’s Court care home in Bocking is praised in latest CQC inspection report

St Mary’s Court care home in Bocking is praised in latest CQC inspection report

In the past 15 months, under the ownership of Sonnet Care Homes, St Mary’s Court care home has gone from strength-to-strength and is now rated as ‘good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), with a rating of ‘outstanding’ for leadership In the CQC’s latest report (April 2016) the care home was judged to be […]

April 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Grimsby based care home investment maintains high standards of care

Grimsby based care home investment maintains high standards of care

A Hull-based care group has invested in one of its leading homes to support high standards of care for residents.   Alderlea care home, based in Grimsby, has welcomed a new manager following significant investment into new fixtures and fittings as part of the recent development of the home, operated by the Hica Group.   […]

April 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Luxury Poole care home celebrates official open day

Luxury Poole care home celebrates official open day

Locals were invited to take a closer look at The Lindsay, a brand new purpose built luxury care home and roof top apartments on Friday April 8. The Lindsay, located on the grounds of the former Bridge Club on Lindsay Road, Poole is the second care home to be operated by Primetower, following the opening […]

April 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Extensive redevelopment work completes at specialist dementia care home

Extensive redevelopment work completes at specialist dementia care home

Work to extend and renovate a specialist dementia care home in Hampshire has now completed. Based in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, Valley Lodge Care Home provides specialist care for those living with dementia. It is owned and run by healthcare operator Karim Rajan.   Supported by a substantial funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland, Valley […]

April 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The BBC invite you into a care home

The BBC invite you into a care home

At Eastlake Care Home staff make sure that all 52 residents have their clothes washed separately. It may seem a trivial thing, but to Linda Grout, the home’s manager, it’s important. (From the BBC website 29th January 2015) “It would be much easier to mix them all in together, but I think about what I […]

April 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Café culture is care home residents cup of tea!

Café culture is care home residents cup of tea!

A North Ayrshire care home has launched a new social club to give its residents a taste of cafe culture.   Every week, Bupa’s Arran View care home, in Saltcoats, hosts a social tea room to encourage residents to meet and mingle together over a cup of tea or coffee.   Now, the tea room […]

April 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
MP opens specialist dementia care home marketing suite as major recruitment drive gets underway

MP opens specialist dementia care home marketing suite as major recruitment drive gets underway

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has officially opened the marketing suite at Abbey House, a new specialist dementia home being built in Swindon, as a major recruitment drive gets underway. The launch comes as Milestones Trust, the charity which is behind Abbey House, celebrates its 30th anniversary and long history of providing care and support […]

April 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC inspectors publish reports on 144 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 144 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 144 adult social care services in the Central region   In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 144 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region. Following recent inspections, 102 of these care homes and homecare agencies […]

April 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hicare Homes Celebrates Easter 2016!

Hicare Homes Celebrates Easter 2016!

This Easter Hicare Homes hosted their annual celebrations for Easter. These started on Good Friday with residents and staff decorating the homes to set the scene and create a springtime atmosphere.   Residents at Meadow’s Court and Spencefield Grange, Leicestershire were overjoyed to receive their Easters eggs, courtesy of the Directors of Hicare, and enjoyed […]

April 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nan Who Loves Naan WINS Top Curry Award

Nan Who Loves Naan WINS Top Curry Award

A 103 year old woman who became a national hit after revealing a love of hot curries as her secret to a long life has landed a well-deserved award win.   Margaret Phillips, a resident at Bupa’s Balcarres care home in Dundee, was dubbed the ‘nan who loves naan’, thanks to attributing her good health […]

April 6, 2016 | By More
CQC inspectors publish reports on 73 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 73 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 73 adult social care services in the Central region In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 73 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region. Following recent inspections, 49 of these care homes and homecare agencies have […]

April 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC ignores nursing home leaders and imposes ‘hefty increase’ in fees

CQC ignores nursing home leaders and imposes ‘hefty increase’ in fees

Speaking on behalf of nursing homes across the country, the RNHA has expressed its bitter disappointment that the Care Quality Commission is putting up the fees it charges them to be part of the regulated care market.   RNHA chief executive officer Frank Ursell commented: “The CQC ran a consultation to ask whether we would […]

April 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Easter bunny visits Bognor Regis care home

Easter bunny visits Bognor Regis care home

Residents, family members and staff at Aldwick House Care Home in Bognor Regis were treated to an egg-cellent Easter party last week.   Ahead of the celebration, staff helped residents make special decorations for the home including decorating eggs, to get everyone excited for the event.   The festivities were kicked off with a scrumptious […]

April 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Not to be missed-Driving Best Practice in Sheffield to focus on opportunities in Health and Social Care

Not to be missed-Driving Best Practice in Sheffield to focus on opportunities in Health and Social Care

  An Employer Conference, at Tapton Hall in Sheffield, is one not to be missed for Owners/Managers and Senior Personnel of Care Homes, Domiciliary Care Services, Hospitals NHS/Private and GP/Dental Practices. A unique opportunity for updating and networking relating to the future landscape in Health and Social Care.   The Conference will be an informative […]

March 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Canterbury Care Home Residents Enjoy Eggcellent Easter Events

Canterbury Care Home Residents Enjoy Eggcellent Easter Events

Residents at Connors House Residential Home in Canterbury enjoyed a cracking Bank Holiday weekend, full to the brim of eggciting Easter activities and events.   Residents of the Craddock Road residential home got into the spirit of spring over the long weekend, by getting stuck into a variety of Easter themed activities.   As well […]

March 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
The National Living Wage is threatening stability in social care

The National Living Wage is threatening stability in social care

On the eve of the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW), Care England, a representative body for independent care providers, reiterates its call to government to fund social care appropriately. From tomorrow, the new NLW, announced by the Chancellor in July 2015, will be paid to all those aged 25 and over. Professor Martin Green […]

March 31, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
CQC’s approach to fees is damaging good care

CQC’s approach to fees is damaging good care

Following the Care Quality Commission’s announcement that an increase in the fees charged to care providers the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) has strongly opposed this measure.   VODG chief executive, Professor Rhidian Hughes said:   “Alongside CQC’s strategy consultation this latest announcement does little to strengthen the regulator’s commitment to efficiency and cost control. The sector […]

March 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Changes to regulatory fees for care providers announced by CQC

Changes to regulatory fees for care providers announced by CQC

Following a public consultation last year, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has outlined the fees that providers of health and adult social care in England will pay from April 2016 to cover the costs of their regulation. CQC’s regulatory functions are funded both by fees paid by providers and by grant-in-aid from the Department of […]

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