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    Students look to tackle care sector’s biggest challenges

    Students look to tackle care sector’s biggest challenges

    A group of university students spent time at Riversway Nursing Home in Bristol as part of a project to tackle some of the care sector’s biggest challenges. The group, from Cardiff Metropolitan University, is competing in the Care Innovation Challenge, a national competition set up to kickstart new ideas and solutions for the care sector. […]

    2nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Indian cultural day proved a real ‘dahl’ breaker for residents at a Plymouth nursing home

    Indian cultural day proved a real ‘dahl’ breaker for residents at a Plymouth nursing home

    An Indian cultural day proved a real ‘dahl’ breaker for residents at a Plymouth nursing home for people with dementia. The event, the first of a series of planned cultural days at Freshfields, featured music, dancing and authentic Indian food with staff dressing up in saris. “There was a wonderful atmosphere with the sounds of […]

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    Croydon care home rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

    Croydon care home rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

    Tigh Sogan care home in Croydon has been rated Outstanding overall by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in February 2018. Run by Kisimul Group Limited, Tigh Sogan, was rated Outstanding for being safe and responsive. It was rated Good for being effective, caring and well-led. The service, which provides accommodation and care to […]

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    Survey uncovers the real reasons why people choose a career in older people’s nursing

    Survey uncovers the real reasons why people choose a career in older people’s nursing

    Care home staff have come out in force to highlight the top reasons to pursue a career in older people’s nursing. Respondents have celebrated the profession for its clinical practice and progression opportunities, fighting back against false impressions within the industry.   The Care to Care survey was run by Bupa in partnership with the […]

    30th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Report highlights impact of bereavement on older people

    Report highlights impact of bereavement on older people

    A report, launched by Independent Age, has found that bereavement has a huge impact on older people, including those living with dementia. The report found that: ·     People with dementia are less likely to get good end of life care. ·     Anticipatory grief is a big issue for carers of people with dementia, as it can be […]

    27th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Trafford care homes forced to close as council fees do not meet running costs

    Trafford care homes forced to close as council fees do not meet running costs

    Shawe Lodge Nursing Home in Urmston and Shawe House Care Home in Flixton are to close in May 2018.  The care provider running them cannot be certain that it will be able to meet the care needs of residents in the future, following years of receiving fees from the local authority, Trafford Council, that do […]

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    Eastbourne’s latest care home one step closer to opening

    Eastbourne’s latest care home one step closer to opening

    Oakland Care – a luxury care provider with more than 25 years’ experience – is delighted to announce the practical completion of its latest luxurious care home, ‘Beechwood Grove’, which is set to open the doors to residents and the Eastbourne community in May 2018.   To mark the practical completion of the building works, […]

    26th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Belper care home celebrates ‘graduation’ success

    Belper care home celebrates ‘graduation’ success

    Staff and residents at Milford House care home in Belper have thrown a ‘graduation’ party to celebrate one of their residents returning home following rehabilitation at Milford House.   Ex-headteacher, Maurice Shenton (91), came to Milford House for rehabilitation on Christmas Eve, following a fall outside which left him unable care for himself due to […]

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    Witney care home welcomes new manager

    Witney care home welcomes new manager

    Cedar Court residential care home in Witney, Oxfordshire, is delighted to announce the appointment of Phil Chapman as its new Home Manager.   With over twenty years’ managerial experience across a range of care services, Phil joins the team at Cedar Court to lead them through the implementation of an improvement programme to take Cedar […]

    23rd April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Postcode lottery for those needing dementia care-which? reports

    Postcode lottery for those needing dementia care-which? reports

    Which? research has revealed that people with conditions including dementia are being denied NHS funding due to where they live. The research revealed that: People in England with the highest medical needs can be up to 25 times more likely to get their care costs covered depending on where they live. Families often have their […]

    20th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hampshire care homes get ready to celebrate Care Home Open Day

    Hampshire care homes get ready to celebrate Care Home Open Day

    Hartford Care’s Hampshire Care Homes will be celebrating Care Home Open Day on Saturday 21st April 2018 with the theme ‘connecting communities’. The exciting day of activities will allow us to open our doors to the Hampshire area to ensure care homes are considered to be an active part of the community.       […]

    19th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home celebrates Coventry’s eldest recorded citizen

    Care home celebrates Coventry’s eldest recorded citizen

    There was much to celebrate as the eldest recorded person in Coventry, marked her 109th birthday  at her Sanctuary Care home. Surrounded by family and friends, Edith Smith celebrated her milestone birthday at Lammas House Residential Care Home on Lammas Road, where she has lived since 2014, living independently until she was 104. Looking back […]

    19th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Activities coordinator takes on daring zip wire challenge for veterans’ charity

    Activities coordinator takes on daring zip wire challenge for veterans’ charity

    Patcham care home in Brighton is supporting its activities co-ordinator, Paula Grout, who is taking on a daring zip wire challenge to raise money for the charity Blind Veterans UK. Paula will take part in the event, which will be held on 21 April, at the Blind Veterans Centre in Ovingdean. This is the third […]

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    South Petherton care home staff surprise avid biker

    South Petherton care home staff surprise avid biker

    Burnworthy House in South Petherton recently organise a special surprise for one of their residents, Bill Ambrose. Great grandfather and Founder Member of the Ilminster Lions, Bill is an avid biker and spent his younger years biking across Europe with his wife. After discovering a photograph album with images of Bill and his bikes, Claire Hickey, […]

    18th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Rotherham community gets crafty with care home residents

    Rotherham community gets crafty with care home residents

    A COMMUNITY charity has been holding regular arts and crafts sessions at a Rotherham care home to boost elderly residents’ creativity.   RotherFed has been visiting Broadacres Care Home, in Parkgate, twice a month to run the sessions.   The latest was over Easter, when residents, relatives and children of the home’s staff all took […]

    17th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    World Darts Champion guest of honour at Middlesbrough care home

    World Darts Champion guest of honour at Middlesbrough care home

    BDO World Darts Champion Glen Durrant has officially opened a new pub in a care home in Middlesbrough.   Glen, who was born in the town, was guest of honour at the ceremony Anchor’s Middlesbrough Grange in Fosdyke Green.   Residents had been looking forward to having their own pub – the Netherfield Arms, which […]

    16th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Couple celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary over a Champagne afternoon tea!

    Couple celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary over a Champagne afternoon tea!

    Ethel (82) and Chris (81) Hayward celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary at Milford House Care Home on Thursday with all the staff and residents congratulating them over a Champagne afternoon tea!   The Belper born and bred couple, who have been married 60 years met at a regular Saturday night dance at the Assembly Rooms […]

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    Bristol nursing home residents team up with community charity

    Bristol nursing home residents team up with community charity

    Riversway Nursing Home will be ‘Making Pals’ in the community after teaming up with a charity. The home is working with the Alive organisation on its Making Pals project in Bristol to connect communities with care homes. Alive introduced the three-year project last year and works with ten, carefully selected, care homes across Greater Bristol. […]

    12th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Mossley care home residents dance the afternoon away!

    Mossley care home residents dance the afternoon away!

    HC-One’s Sandon House in Mossley recently danced the afternoon away, when Glenn’s Girls came to sing their rock & roll hits.   They sang an array of songs in their rock and roll red spotted dresses, which the residents & staff sang along to.   During the show, the girls got 3 members of staff […]

    11th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Residents and Lord Mayor of Chester officially open Grosvenor Manor Care Centre

    Residents and Lord Mayor of Chester officially open Grosvenor Manor Care Centre

    The doors to Grosvenor Manor Care Centre, on Heath Lane in Chester, have been officially opened by one of the care home’s first residents, Miss Margaret Laird.   Margaret, who is due to move into Grosvenor Manor in the coming days, was joined by William Jakeman (a New Care resident at Ashlands Manor in Sale) […]

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