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Barchester Charitable Foundation announces new trustees

Barchester Charitable Foundation announces new trustees

Barchester’s Charitable Foundation, a charity which helps older people and adults living with disabilities, has announced the names of four new trustees, including Ann Mackay MBE, Director of Policy at Care England.   Ann Mackay started as a new independent trustee on 1st January 2015, and the three new Barchester-nominated trustees started on 1st July. […]

July 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kenilworth care home raises charity funds through Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Kenilworth care home raises charity funds through Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Residents at a picturesque Kenilworth care home have held a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party as part of the care home’s support for a national cancer charity.   Joined by family and friends, the staff and residents of Kenilworth Manor donned their best bonnets in the tradition of Lewis Carroll’s iconic Wonderland stories.   Celebrating their […]

July 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fun-filled care home open day greets distinguished guests!

Fun-filled care home open day greets distinguished guests!

Residents and staff at Alexandra House were treated to a visit from distinguished guests at its fun-filled open day.   The Mayor of Gateshead, Councillor Alex Geddes, and the Mayoress, Mrs Freda Geddes, visited the home, which is part of Akari Care, along with other members of the community for the celebration.   There were […]

July 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Classic Cars and Retro Records at Kemsing Care Home

Classic Cars and Retro Records at Kemsing Care Home

Residents of The Dynes in Kemsing were treated to a nostalgic afternoon of reminiscence when the residential home was transported back to the fifties.   On a gloriously warm and sunny July afternoon, with classical music filling the air and an Alvis TC 21 100 parked up outside, you would be forgiven for thinking you’d […]

July 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shackletons turnkey service covers everything for care home owners

Shackletons turnkey service covers everything for care home owners

Shackletons provides a full turnkey care environment package for purpose built 40 bed specialist elderly and dementia residential care home, Woodlands care home in Mansfield. Tailored specifically to meet with the care home’s residential needs and usage, Shackletons provided a complete personalisation of design and manufactured items to create an environment that would encourage social […]

July 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Frome unveils beautiful dementia-friendly garden

Frome unveils beautiful dementia-friendly garden

Gracewell’s Rossetti House care home in Frome has unveiled a beautiful new dementia-friendly garden, as part of an initiative to further support residents living with memory loss.   The garden was created with the help of local landscaper James Stean, a relative of a resident at Rossetti House. The project was funded by a sponsored […]

July 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Akari Care home hosts fun-filled summer fete for local community

Akari Care home hosts fun-filled summer fete for local community

A Newton Aycliffe care home has hosted a fun-filled summer fete for the local community, to the benefit of its residents and two charities.   Aycliffe Care Home, which is part of Akari Care, raised a total of £910 for Veterans at Ease and the Joanne McCourt Fund, with a proportion going to the residents’ […]

July 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lincoln care home purchased by new care operator

Lincoln care home purchased by new care operator

Bespoke Care is delighted to announce the sale of Bernadette House in Lincoln. The privately owned residential care home was discretely marketed and a purchaser was sourced via the Bespoke Care network. The new owner, Dr Elizabeth Stephens researched the UK healthcare sector and decided to invest seeking advice from a friend who is an existing care home […]

July 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hallmark Care Homes plan new luxury care home for Cambridge

Hallmark Care Homes plan new luxury care home for Cambridge

Land has been acquired to build a luxury 84-bed care home in Girton providing residential, nursing and dementia care and will create 100 jobs locally.   Construction to the home is expected to take place later this year across a one acre site on Wellbrook Way in Cambridge by award-winning care provider, Hallmark Care Homes. […]

July 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lancashire care home launches Google tour facility

Lancashire care home launches Google tour facility

A Lancashire care home is embracing the power of technology so that people living further afield can take a tour of the home from the comfort of their own home.   Lavender Hills care home in Ramsbottom, near Bury, has installed a Google virtual tour on its website so that viewers can take a look around […]

July 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
St Helens care home duo do charity bike ride with a difference which raised a fabulous £510

St Helens care home duo do charity bike ride with a difference which raised a fabulous £510

Caring duo Sean Speakman, Unit Supervisor and Shaun Jones, Care Assistant from Stocks Hall Nursing & Group, St Helens took part in a sponsored bike ride recently, cycling a gruelling 28 miles….but with a twist….they we’re on a tandem bike and in fancy dress!   The route stretched a total of 28 miles, beginning at […]

July 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society comments on Healthwatch report warning of the dangers of poor hospital discharge

Alzheimer’s Society comments on Healthwatch report warning of the dangers of poor hospital discharge

Healthwatch England have today launched a report revealing the human and financial impact of getting the discharge process from hospital wrong. ‘Safely Home: What happens when people leave hospitals and care settings?’ – collates 3,230 stories and pieces of evidence from 101 local Healthwatch from across the country. The report highlights five key problems, including […]

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sun and sea for Gillingham care home residents

Sun and sea for Gillingham care home residents

Residents of Rogers House residential home in Wigmore, Gillingham, embraced the summer sunshine and headed to Leysdown for a nostalgic day at the beach.   On Friday 3rd July, the sun was shining and the skies were beautifully blue, so it was the perfect opportunity for staff to take residents on an eagerly anticipated trip […]

July 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Edgware care home launches exercise classes for residents

Edgware care home launches exercise classes for residents

Sydmar Lodge care home in Edgware has launched exercise classes for their residents in a bid to promote health, wellbeing and happiness through a programme of inclusive physical activity.   The classes at Sydmar Lodge support residents to participate in physical exercise that is accessible, fun, and has wide-ranging health benefits. Members of staff work […]

July 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Redcar welcomes care home residents on day trip

Redcar welcomes care home residents on day trip

ELDERLY Thornaby residents escaped from their care home for a day trip to the Redcar beachfront.   Fourteen residents from Mandale House Care Home, on Acklam Road, visited the seaside town.   The eight wheelchair users and six walkers enjoyed a stroll down the promenade before a feast of ice cream, fish and chips.   […]

July 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Criticism at delay to care costs cap

Criticism at delay to care costs cap

The delayed introduction of a cap of people’s care costs has been criticised by a care industry leader. The Government announced last week, that it is to delay the introduction of the £72,000 care cap until 2020. It was originally due to come into effect next year and was designed to avoid people having to sell […]

July 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crewe care home played its part in Battle of Britain

Crewe care home played its part in Battle of Britain

When a carer at Elm House, the CLS-run care home in Nantwich, Crewe, decided to conduct a local history project with the residents, her research turned up much more than she’d expected. Not only was Elm House the site of a former stately home, a farmhouse, and dentist’s surgery, but its lawn also once hosted […]

July 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Government announces Cap on Care delayed until 2020

Government announces Cap on Care delayed until 2020

This morning the government announced that the policy to cap care costs in England will be delayed until 2020. Councils across England wrote to ministers asking for a delay because of the “enormous pressures” under-funded social care faces. The latest pressure being the introduction of the forthcoming National Living Wage. The cap was to be set at […]

July 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
National Minimum Wage rise welcomed by care home charity

National Minimum Wage rise welcomed by care home charity

Martin Hughes, Chief Executive of Lilian Faithfull Homes a registered care charity in Cheltenham, commented; “We welcome legislation to increase the wages of those who have some of the most challenging and vital jobs in society particularly in Gloucestershire with our ageing profile. At Lilian Faithfull Homes we already pay well above the Minimum Wage […]

July 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Specialist care provider welcomes back manager in new role

Specialist care provider welcomes back manager in new role

joined Holmleigh Care in 2006 and has acted as the company’s Recruitment Officer for the last nine years, ensuring that the group’s services users receive first class care from some of the best staff in the Industry. Last year she left her job at Holmleigh’s head office in Gloucester to go on maternity leave. However, […]

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