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Taunton care home staff praised as warm, spontaneous and respectful

Taunton care home staff praised as warm, spontaneous and respectful

Frethey House care home in Taunton, Somerset, has been praised in its latest CQC inspection report for its’ warm, spontaneous and respectful staff. The home was rated as providing a ‘good’ care service in all areas in the inspection and staff were seen to demonstrate best practice in their approach to care, treatment and support. […]

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home boss scoops ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ award

Care home boss scoops ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ award

Care home operator, Harnoop Atkar, has been named ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ in a national awards ceremony at the House of Commons. 30 year old Harnoop, Chief Executive of Oakland Primecare, won the accolade at the 11th Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards on Thursday 2nd March.  Oakland Primecare operates Woodland Grove care […]

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sanctuary Care homes enjoyed taking Time for a Cuppa to support Dementia UK

Sanctuary Care homes enjoyed taking Time for a Cuppa to support Dementia UK

From a St David’s-themed afternoon tea to an Alice in Wonderland inspired party, the teams and residents at Sanctuary Care homes enjoyed taking Time for a Cuppa to support Dementia UK.   Wantage Nursing Home in Oxfordshire celebrated all things Welsh of the border with their St David’s Day tea party. The home, which has […]

March 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Buckingham care home receives ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission

Buckingham care home receives ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission

Gracewell of Maids Moreton in Buckinghamshire is celebrating being awarded a prestigious ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Only eight other homes have received this rating in 2017, and only 1% receive this overall, making Gracewell of Maids Moreton one of the country’s top care homes. The rating was awarded following an unannounced […]

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Former RAF serviceman celebrates 54 years of marriage at Middlesex care home

Former RAF serviceman celebrates 54 years of marriage at Middlesex care home

Kingsley Court care home in Hayes, Middlesex, hosted a special celebratory party to mark the 54th wedding anniversary of resident Brian Rudge and his wife Maureen.   Brian, who has been a resident at the home since November 2016, celebrated the milestone with Maureen as part of an afternoon tea, which included a large home-made […]

March 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Judge Rinder gives a great verdict for evening at Jewish Care’s Lady Sarah Cohen House in Friern Barnet

Judge Rinder gives a great verdict for evening at Jewish Care’s Lady Sarah Cohen House in Friern Barnet

Last Sunday, the celebrity Judge, Robert Rinder spoke to 150 guests who enjoyed a fundraising evening in the Wohl Synagogue at the Betty and Asher Loftus Centre. The evening was organised by Jewish Care’s Friend’s of Lady Sarah Cohen House Committee raising £4000 for the Jewish Care home in Friern Barnet.  After talking individually to guests […]

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Royal Star & Garter Homes – Veterans meet their penpals

The Royal Star & Garter Homes – Veterans meet their penpals

Veterans at The Royal Star & Garter Homes in Surbiton and pupils from Hinchley Wood School have become penpals in an initiative to get generations writing to each other run by It’s not Your Birthday But.   Glitter pens and fountain pens in hand, the 12-year old pupils and the residents, who are mostly in their […]

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Redditch Sanctuary Care resident receives special recognition on International Women’s Day

Redditch Sanctuary Care resident receives special recognition on International Women’s Day

A Sanctuary Care resident in Redditch, who has dedicated many years of her life to serve in the Women’s Land Army (WLA), received a special recognition.   On International Women’s Day, the team and residents at Brambles Residential Care Home in Birchfield Road hosted a celebratory tea party for all their female residents to mark […]

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lancashire care homes celebrate good ratings from CQC

Lancashire care homes celebrate good ratings from CQC

Millennium Care Group is celebrating after all six of its Lancashire care homes were awarded ‘good’ ratings by the Care Quality Commission.   The care company which has homes Standish, Wigan, Chorley, Ramsbottom and Bury received its latest inspection report this month for Lakeside Nursing and Residential Home. This latest inspection confirms that all of […]

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Loughton care home residents sing the praises of ‘superb’ Ugandan children’s choir

Loughton care home residents sing the praises of ‘superb’ Ugandan children’s choir

Residents at a Loughton care home were moved in more ways than one when they were visited by a children’s choir from East Africa. The performance was a first for both Woodland Grove care home on Rectory Lane and the children of the Watoto choir from Uganda, who had never danced and sang for elderly […]

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Felixstowe care home residents enjoy visit from local youth group

Felixstowe care home residents enjoy visit from local youth group

Residents at Maynell House residential care home in Felixstowe have spent time with members of a local youth group after they visited the home on Wednesday 1st March.   Young people from Level Two Youth Group visited Maynell House as part of their work around intergenerational involvement, just one of the topics that the youth […]

March 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Target Healthcare confirms acquisition of two care homes near Wimborne, Dorset

Target Healthcare confirms acquisition of two care homes near Wimborne, Dorset

Target Healthcare REIT Limited and its subsidiaries, the UK listed specialist investor in care homes, announces that it has completed the acquisition of two purpose built care homes in the village of Three Legged Cross near Wimborne, Dorset for an undisclosed price.   The two homes are adjacent to each other and comprise a total […]

March 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Warrington care home residents have a Wales of a time on St David’s Day

Warrington care home residents have a Wales of a time on St David’s Day

The Welsh dragon was flying high at Holcroft Grange, the Croftwood Care-run residential home in Warrington, as residents marked St David’s Day with a day-long party celebrating the very best of Welsh culture.   To mark the special day, staff decorated the home in Welsh colours, hanging red, white and green bunting throughout the home […]

March 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
New Tonbridge care home residents visit Dame Kelly Homes’ cafe

New Tonbridge care home residents visit Dame Kelly Homes’ cafe

A storm may have been raging outside but that didn’t stop residents of Barnes Lodge Care Home from nipping out to enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake. With a storm causing chaos outside, residents of the new Tudeley Lane care home took a short trip to the cosy café 1809 in Hildenborough, […]

March 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Budget 2017 brings an extra £2bn for social care-Comments

Budget 2017 brings an extra £2bn for social care-Comments

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his first Budget, which the Treasury says will prepare Britain for a “new chapter” in its history after Brexit. The Local Government Association says councils with responsibility for social care are facing a funding gap of £2.6bn by 2020 and the entire system stands on the “brink of collapse” without an […]

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Employee Motivation Day enjoyed by care home staff

Employee Motivation Day enjoyed by care home staff

STAFF in care homes across Teesside have been treated to a day of treats as part of Employee Motivation Day.   The national day encourages business across the UK to thank staff and demonstrate appreciation for their hard work.   Three cares homes in Stockton, all operated by the Hill Care Group, took part, including […]

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sam crowned winner of the ‘Oomph! Factor’ competition

Sam crowned winner of the ‘Oomph! Factor’ competition

88-year-old Belong Warrington resident, Sam Clark, has been crowned winner of the ‘Oomph! Factor’ competition, a nationwide competition that recognises people who are enthusiastic about Oomph! fitness sessions. Oomph!(Our Organisation Makes People Happy!), is an award-winning social enterprise dedicated to enhancing the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of older adults.     Sam was presented […]

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
West Yorkshire care home staff celebrate in-house award for dynamic activities!

West Yorkshire care home staff celebrate in-house award for dynamic activities!

Staff at Yorkshire care home Rastrick Hall & Grange, in Brighouse, have been awarded the highest activity accreditation by care group Orchard Care Homes. As part of a company focus to drive up standards of care across all homes, the award primarily recognises the valuable contribution that staff make to their homes. The group-wide initiative […]

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
New Forest art experience creates fresh perspective for care home residents

New Forest art experience creates fresh perspective for care home residents

Five residents from a dementia care home enjoyed a creative day out in the historic Hampshire village of Buckler’s Hard.   The party, from Colten Care’s Fernhill home in Longham, Dorset, took part in a hands-on workshop devised especially for them and led by artist-in-residence Helen Snell.   Using laser-cut plywood stencils for frames, they […]

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Certification recognises the Derbyshire based care home’s commitment to reduce falls

Certification recognises the Derbyshire based care home’s commitment to reduce falls

LONGMOOR Lodge Care Home has achieved the coveted Strictly No Falling certification from Age UK Derby and Derbyshire.   The award is supported by Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.   Strictly No Falling certification recognises the Derbyshire based care home’s commitment to reducing residents’ risk of falling.   The award […]

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