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Grand opening of Sutton-in-Ashfield care home by Rtd Lt Col Keith Seddon MBE

Grand opening of Sutton-in-Ashfield care home by Rtd Lt Col Keith Seddon MBE

Sutton-in-Ashfield’s newest care home, Kingfisher Court, has been officially opened by special guest, Rtd Lt Col Keith Seddon MBE.  The home opened its doors to local care professionals, councillors and business owners, giving them the opportunity to view the brand new state-of-the-art facilities.  The purpose-built home, which is located on Kingfisher Way, will provide a […]

May 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Singer, Russell Watson surprises care home resident

Singer, Russell Watson surprises care home resident

Singer, Russell Watson surprised care home resident, Don Done sending him a personalised 80th birthday wish during his busy touring schedule.   Don has been a fan of Russell Watson for many years and has watched him live at the Philharmonic, Liverpool a number of times.  Activities Staff, Laura Coghlan-Adam said “Don absolutely loves Russell Watson, he even […]

May 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nottinghamshire care home is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Nottinghamshire care home is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Thistle Hill Hall in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, to be Outstanding in all areas following an inspection in February.   Thistle Hill Hall is run by Debdale Specialist Care Limited and provides accommodation, personal care and nursing to adults with support needs relating to their […]

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lancashire care home engages with the local community

Lancashire care home engages with the local community

A home at the heart of the community, Haslingden Hall & Lodge in Lancashire, continues to create strong links with local groups with two new confirmed regular dates in the dairy.   A new Memory Choir – The local Rossendale Memory Choir runs weekly in the community. They aim to bring together those with dementia, […]

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Happy World Penguin Day

Happy World Penguin Day

Sanctuary Care home residents in Chester and local nursery children came together to celebrate all things penguin last week.   Celebrating World Penguin Day, the team and residents at Upton Dene Residential and Nursing Home in Caldecott Close had a flipping good time at their penguin themed party with youngsters from Bright Horizons Countess of […]

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Southwold staff praised for being friendly, caring and responsive

Southwold staff praised for being friendly, caring and responsive

Southwold House a care service, in Leigh-on-Sea, which specialises in residential support for people with learning disabilities and other associated complex needs has been rated as ‘Good’, according to its latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).   Southwold House was praised by inspectors, for providing a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led service. […]

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh care home residents enjoy therapeutic and sensory bread making

Edinburgh care home residents enjoy therapeutic and sensory bread making

              Spirits were high at Camilla House Care Home in Edinburgh as residents came together to bake (and eat) their very own homemade bread bloomers. Always making the best out of any situation, residents took the gloomy weather outside as an opportunity to create a warm day inside by […]

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mayor of Kirklees enjoys a trip down Memory Lane at Dewsbury care home

Mayor of Kirklees enjoys a trip down Memory Lane at Dewsbury care home

The Mayor of Kirklees and his wife took a trip down Memory Lane last week when they visited Ashworth Grange residential and dementia care home in Dewsbury for a pop-up restaurant event.  The Mayor, who is a regular visitor to the home, was invited by residents and staff to the monthly event which recreates an […]

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
91st celebrations for The Queen at Redditch care home

91st celebrations for The Queen at Redditch care home

A Sanctuary Care home in Redditch got out the fine bone china and enjoyed cupcakes galore as they celebrated Her Majesty’s 91st birthday.   On Friday 21 April – which was also National Tea Day 2017, residents and the team at Brambles Residential Care Home in Birchfield Road hosted a vintage high-tea party fit for […]

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care group makes pledge to improve social care with commitment to care staff

Care group makes pledge to improve social care with commitment to care staff

A care home group in the South East, Forest Healthcare, has pledged to fight an industry-wide reputation for poor pay and conditions with a commitment to salaries above the living wage and career development packages via their Talent Strategy to attract and retain a higher calibre of carers and staff.    Forest Healthcare, which has […]

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stocks Hall Burscough celebrate National Pet Month

Stocks Hall Burscough celebrate National Pet Month

To celebrate National Pet Month in April, Stocks Hall Burscough welcomed Pet Therapy Dog, Brad…everyone’s new best friend!   Brad the Miniature Poodle is a wonderful sweet natured dog who kindly visits Stocks Hall Burscough accompanied by his owner and ‘Pets As Therapy’ Volunteer, Eileen on a regular basis.  Generously sharing warmth and kindness with […]

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sheriff drops in as Gloucester care home marks 50 years

Sheriff drops in as Gloucester care home marks 50 years

A popular Gloucester care home has celebrated its 50th birthday with a special ‘flower power’ party for residents and their families. The Knoll Care Home in Tuffley, which opened in 1967, held the 60s themed event which featured a Cake Bake Off, a puppet show and live music from 60s covers band, Out of the […]

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cheltenham care home staff praised as warm, friendly and respectful

Cheltenham care home staff praised as warm, friendly and respectful

Whittington House nursing home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire has been praised in its latest CQC inspection report for its warm, friendly and respectful staff. The home – which was taken over by Caring Homes last year and provides residential and nursing care for up to 66 people who have nursing needs –  was rated as providing […]

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lanarkshire care home signs up to dementia initiative

Lanarkshire care home signs up to dementia initiative

A care home in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, has signed up to an innovative project that aims to further widen knowledge and understanding of dementia.   The ‘Pledge Tree’, a creative work of art at the reception of Bupa’s Hatton Lea Care Home, aims to encourage staff, carers and family members to write down their thoughts and […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
First birthday celebrations for Cassington care home

First birthday celebrations for Cassington care home

Residents and staff at a Cassington based care home were in high spirits recently when they celebrated their first birthday.     The family owned care home, which is run by husband and wife team Jane and Gerry Roberts, first opened its doors a year ago to members of the community needing residential and nursing care. […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
One hundred-year-old Kathleen celebrated her centenary with family and friends

One hundred-year-old Kathleen celebrated her centenary with family and friends

ONE HUNDRED-year-old Kathleen Cattermole celebrated her centenary with a party at Longmoor Lodge Care Home.   The Nottingham-based home invited Kathleen’s friends, family, fellow residents and staff to celebrate the milestone.   Born in April 1917 in Long Eaton, Kathleen never left the area, and has lived at the care home since September 2013, on […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
£1m supreme court battle deprives many in need of care says social care leader

£1m supreme court battle deprives many in need of care says social care leader

A social care leader has slammed a £1 million court battle between local authorities and health boards that’s depriving vulnerable people of much needed care.   According to Care Forum Wales the cost of the head to head that’s due to end up in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, April 26, could have funded nursing […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Glasgow care home has come up with the perfect tonic

Glasgow care home has come up with the perfect tonic

A Glasgow Care Home has come up with an unusual therapy for its residents living with dementia – by providing them with their own traditional ‘pub’.   Bupa’s Golfhill Care Home, in the East End of Glasgow, features the ‘Dennistoun Arms’, which aims to provide a recognisable social environment in which residents can relive the […]

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents go back in time with Weston Museum

Care home residents go back in time with Weston Museum

Residents at Summer Lane Nursing and Care Home spent a fabulous morning reminiscing thanks to Dean, Barbara, Lesley and Joyce, volunteers from Weston Museum. The team from the museum bought a wide selection of items from the museum that residents could look at, handle and talk about. The special reminiscence boxes are themed around different […]

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents enjoy ladies day out at Wakefield hotel

Care home residents enjoy ladies day out at Wakefield hotel

Three residents from Ashworth Grange care home in Dewsbury enjoyed a ladies day out, when they took a trip to the extravagant Waterton Park Hotel in Walton.  Joyce Booty, Doreen Tyas and Joan Burton relished the experience of being served cream tea in the formal lounge whilst looking over the well-manicured gardens. This is the […]

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