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Chester-Le-Street care home names wing after local artist

Chester-Le-Street care home names wing after local artist

A WING at Pelton Grange Care Home has been named after Chester-Le-Street artist George Levitt. The painter and photographer has been a long-term friend and supporter of the home, having donated eight works that are now enjoyed by residents and staff.   As a thank you for his ongoing support, a wing of the care […]

21st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Thirsk care home welcomes local cycling hero to celebrate fundraising success

Thirsk care home welcomes local cycling hero to celebrate fundraising success

Sowerby House is celebrating after raising £205 for Macmillan, and receiving a visit from fundraiser Jim Bumby and councillor Hazel Dalgliesh-Brown for afternoon tea. The Thirsk-based home, on Front Street, raised money for the charity in support of Jim, the nephew of one of Sowerby House’s residents, who cycled with his brother-in-law Simon from Land’s […]

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Grand opening for Great Oaks!

Grand opening for Great Oaks!

Great Oaks, a brand new residential, nursing and dementia specialist care home in Bournemouth, hosted an event to celebrate its grand opening.   More than 100 guests attended the event including The Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth, Cllr Lawrence Williams and Mrs Elaine Williams, who cut the ribbon to officially open Great Oaks. The Mayor […]

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Victoria Gardens care home making dreams come true

Victoria Gardens care home making dreams come true

A new initiative at a Coventry care home has been helping the staff to make dreams come true for its Residents. Victoria Gardens care home in Tile Hill has recently introduced a ‘Dream Catcher Tree’ that allows Residents to highlight lost hobbies they would like to rediscover or activities they have always wanted to try.  […]

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Shepperton care home residents prove you’re never too old for adventure

Shepperton care home residents prove you’re never too old for adventure

The residents of Shepperton-based care home Charlton Grange are enjoying an eventful few months, proving that you’re never too old for adventure. As part of a busy few months for fun and outdoor entertainment, the residents have been hosting pet therapy sessions, a village fete, a tea party and doing some gardening. At the village […]

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£12.5 million care centre in Lytham St Annes opened by Mayor and first resident

£12.5 million care centre in Lytham St Annes opened by Mayor and first resident

The doors to The Hamptons Care Centre, located off Heyhouses Lane in Lytham St Annes, have been officially opened by the care home’s first resident, Joan Wightman. Having only just moved in a few days earlier, Joan, aged 92, who is from Lytham St Annes, was joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde, John […]

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Royal Star & Garter Homes’ resident in Solihull celebrates 100th birthday

Royal Star & Garter Homes’ resident in Solihull celebrates 100th birthday

Residents, family, staff and volunteers at The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull joined together to celebrate resident Joan Taylor’s 100th birthday. The Home, which cares for disabled veterans and their spouses, made sure it was a birthday to remember with surprise performances, giant balloons, a spectacular cake and a party in her honour. […]

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Bognor Regis care home celebrates 10 year anniversary

Bognor Regis care home celebrates 10 year anniversary

A care home in Bognor Regis has celebrated 10 years of providing residential care. Elizabeth House, which is owned and operated by Shaw healthcare, marked the occasion with drinks, cake and musical entertainment. The party included guests such as the Mayor of Bognor Regis, Councillor Phil Woodall, as well as Shaw healthcare’s deputy CEO Suzanne […]

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Before we disappear into autumn, anyone for Pimms?

Before we disappear into autumn, anyone for Pimms?

A beautifully sunny weekend attracted lots of people to the annual summer fete at Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater, which was opened by the Mayor of Bridgwater, Graham Granter. All the residents came out to enjoy the activities on offer, as well as family, friends and relatives.   Paula Howlett, Avalon’s manager, said: “This was […]

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Hica Group ‘business as usual’ after selling four of its care homes

Hica Group ‘business as usual’ after selling four of its care homes

Care operator Hica Group is selling off four of its homes as part of a strategic business plan to build for a stronger, stable future. The Hull-based group will use the financial proceeds to eliminate bank borrowings and provide cash reserves for future investment in enhanced quality care and its regional network of homes. Meanwhile, […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care group supports residents who wish to bring much loved pets into the care environment

Care group supports residents who wish to bring much loved pets into the care environment

The Healthcare Homes Group, which provides high quality residential and nursing care in homes across the South and East of England, is demonstrating its commitment to supporting residents who wish to bring much-loved pets into the care home environment, through its work with the Cinnamon Trust. Eight of the group’s homes are now registered with […]

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As summer slips away care home residents enjoy the last rays of sun

As summer slips away care home residents enjoy the last rays of sun

As summer is seemingly slipping away, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home took a trip to the beach, to enjoy the last few rare rays of sun. Accompanied by staff of the Dene Holm Road care home, the group of residents boarded the minibus, looking forward to a day of sun, sea and sand […]

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Droitwich care home opens its doors to local community

Droitwich care home opens its doors to local community

A Droitwich care home has opened its doors to the local community for its annual summer fair. Ravenstone Care Home, which is based on St Andrews Road, welcomed friends and relatives from the local community to celebrate with the residents in the sunshine. One resident, John Tarleton, took the role of Ravenstone Mayor, and opened […]

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Sanctuary Care home residents enjoy a summer of globe-trotting

Sanctuary Care home residents enjoy a summer of globe-trotting

Residents at Sanctuary Care homes across the country have been embarking on ‘virtual’ cruise trips during a summer-long globe-trotting expedition. Throughout August and September the teams at each of Sanctuary Care’s homes have re-created holiday hot spots from across the world right in the heart of their homes, inviting people from their local communities along […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Bury St Edmunds nursing home has ‘Outstanding’ CQC inspection

Bury St Edmunds nursing home has ‘Outstanding’ CQC inspection

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Risby Park Nursing Home, in Bury St Edmunds, to be Outstanding following an inspection in July.  Risby Park Nursing Home is run by The Partnership In Care Ltd and provides accommodation, nursing and personal care for up to 54 older people.    Inspectors […]

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Glasgow care home residents enjoy musical therapy

Glasgow care home residents enjoy musical therapy

A care home in Uddingston is offering a unique form of musical therapy which has residents singing its praises, and now it’s calling out to the local community to get involved. Bupa’s Highgate Care Home has established a weekly choir group which runs every Friday afternoon and has proved hugely popular as a social activity […]

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Plymouth pupils take part in scheme to help understand dementia

Plymouth pupils take part in scheme to help understand dementia

Residents and staff at Camelot Care’s Freshfields Nursing Home in Plymouth are looking forward to taking part for the second time in the Archie Project, a scheme that links local schools with people with dementia in the community. Part of Reminiscence Learning, a West Country-based charity that aims to promote, maintain and improve activity and […]

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Seaside rendezvous for North East care homes

Seaside rendezvous for North East care homes

A SEASIDE rendezvous saw elderly care home residents meet for a day at the beach.   Dozens of residents from two homes met in Seaton Carew, near Hartlepool, to catch up, make new friends and enjoy a fish and chip supper followed by ice cream.   Ingleby Care Home, in Stockton on Tees, switched their […]

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Bradford care worker celebrates long-service with family-run Czajka Care Group

Bradford care worker celebrates long-service with family-run Czajka Care Group

A care worker from Eccleshill, Bradford is celebrating 28 years working for family-run Czajka Care Group. Dawn Pearson, who started working as a care assistant at Czajka’s Staveley Birkleas residential nursing home in Nab Wood in 1989, was attracted to the role as the home looks after younger people with a wide range of physical […]

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Summer fete success for Bury care home

Summer fete success for Bury care home

Residents and staff at a care home in Ramsbottom are celebrating the success of their recent vintage-themed summer fete. Lavender Hills Care Home held its annual summer fete for their residents raising £180 through a raffle, cake stalls, and a performance from singing duo Vintage Pearls. Friends and family of the residents attended the 1940’s […]

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