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Worrying number of care homes not up to scratch!

Worrying number of care homes not up to scratch!

A lack of good quality care means some parts of the country have more than half of their care home beds in homes rated as requiring improvement or inadequate, according to a new investigation by consumer champion Which?. Which? analysis of Care Quality Commission (CQC) data shows that in six local authority areas, good quality […]

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Hartlepool school children have H’Angus surprise at care home!

Hartlepool school children have H’Angus surprise at care home!

SCHOOL pupils were surprised by a giant monkey during their visit to a care home in Hartlepool.     H’Angus the Money dropped into Queens Meadow Care Home, on Stockton Road, to surprise the children and residents.   The Hartlepool United mascot was greeted with hugs from the pupils of St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School, […]

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Bury St Edmunds care provider delighted with Outstanding CQC inspection

Bury St Edmunds care provider delighted with Outstanding CQC inspection

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by St Peter’s House in Bury St Edmunds to be Outstanding following an inspection in September.    St Peter’s House provides accommodation, nursing and personal care for up to 66 older people. There were 53 people living in the home on the day of […]

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Student paramedics benefit from valuable work experience placements in Sanctuary Care’s homes

Student paramedics benefit from valuable work experience placements in Sanctuary Care’s homes

Student paramedics are benefiting from valuable work experience placements in Sanctuary Care’s homes across Worcestershire and the West Midlands.   A cohort of up to 50 BSc (Hons) first year students from the University of Worcester are getting ‘real life’ work experience, with a five-week placement in Sanctuary Care’s homes. The first half of the […]

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Mayor of Peterlee kicks off care home celebrations

Mayor of Peterlee kicks off care home celebrations

THE MAYOR of Peterlee officially kicked off the Christmas cheer for elderly care home residents by opening their annual festive fayre.   Mayor Councillor Mary Cartwright was among the visitors to Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, on Manor Way, for the Christmas celebration.   Bric-a-brac stalls, raffles and home baked cakes help raise over £510 for […]

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New Dorset care home to create over 100 care jobs in Poole

New Dorset care home to create over 100 care jobs in Poole

More than 100 jobs will be created when a new care home opens in Dorset next year. Construction work is now well underway on Colten Care’s Bourne View in Poole with the art deco-style home due to open in autumn 2018. Speaking at a topping out ceremony, Cllr Lindsay Wilson, Mayor of Poole, described plans […]

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Care Inspectorate praises Strathaven care home

Care Inspectorate praises Strathaven care home

Collisdene Care Home in Strathaven has been praised by the Care Inspectorate. The home received three upgrades to ‘Very Good’ in its latest report, highlighting that residents and their families ‘were very happy with the care and support received’. Collisdene care home was praised by the inspectors as having a ‘family feel’ with ‘familiarity and […]

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Local football teens brighten elderly residents’ lives in Barnsley

Local football teens brighten elderly residents’ lives in Barnsley

BARNSLEY FC volunteers have been brightening the lives of elderly residents at Deangate Care Home.   The teenage helpers from the club’s National Citizenship Service (NCS) spent three days in the home, in Mapplewell.   During their visits, they created a colourful activities cart to store the residents’ games, baked cakes, offered hand massages and […]

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Huntingdon care home to take part in campaign to end loneliness this Christmas

Huntingdon care home to take part in campaign to end loneliness this Christmas

  Ferrars Hall Care Home have teamed up with the Community Christmas campaign to offer Christmas lunch to elderly people from the local community Huntingdon who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day. “This will be a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new friends, creating bonds in communities […]

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West Yorkshire care provider takes proactive stance against workplace stress

West Yorkshire care provider takes proactive stance against workplace stress

BRADFORD based Czajka Care Group has become one of the UK’s first care operators to take a proactive stance against workplace stress, by incorporating dedicated training into the induction programmes of all its new employees.  Following the initial success of the pilot scheme, the company now plans to offer the training to its entire team […]

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Vera and her family celebrate her 100th birthday together

Vera and her family celebrate her 100th birthday together

A Sussex woman, whose parents were told it would be ‘unlikely’ that she would reach the age of seven because of a heart condition, has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Steyning care home.   Vera Brennan was joined by staff and residents at Croft Meadow care home, run by Shaw healthcare, in celebration of […]

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Cottingham care home takes part in Hull City of Culture 2017 funded initiative to support its residents

Cottingham care home takes part in Hull City of Culture 2017 funded initiative to support its residents

A Cottingham care home is taking part in a Hull City of Culture 2017 funded initiative to support its residents. Overton House, a specialist dementia care home operated by not-for-profit organisation Hica Group, has welcomed the StoryBox project, which includes free ground-breaking sessions designed for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.      The creative activities, […]

21st November 2017 | By | Reply More
Dundee care home gets hair salon and American-style diner thanks to generous donation

Dundee care home gets hair salon and American-style diner thanks to generous donation

RESIDENTS at a Dundee care home will be able to enjoy American-style dining and get their hair cut in style, thanks to a generous donation from a former resident’s fundraiser. The memorial for 101-year-old Jerry Morrison raised £500 for the Bupa Balcarres Care Home following his death in September. Now staff have spent the money […]

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Adult social care needs long term funding, starting now says ADASS

Adult social care needs long term funding, starting now says ADASS

Measures to address the long-term reform of adult social care need to be brought forward to tackle the significant financial, workforce and quality pressures facing the sector, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) is urging.   With more than half (53%) of councils expecting to overspend their adult social care budgets this […]

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Norfolk care home welcomes Church Mice Toddlers

Norfolk care home welcomes Church Mice Toddlers

Residents and staff of Olive House Residential Care Home in Newton Flotman, Norfolk, were delighted to be joined by a local toddler group to celebrate the autumn harvest this year. Youngsters from the local Newton Flotman ‘Church Mice’ parent and toddler group visited the senior citizens at the home as part of an autumn crafts […]

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Raft of care jobs for Rothley care home

Raft of care jobs for Rothley care home

A brand new residential and dementia care home in Rothley is bringing a raft of employment opportunities to the area.  Mountview, which is due to open later this year, will employ nearly 50 local people once it is fully staffed and will provide exciting and fulfilling job opportunities for people who are both experienced in […]

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Ombudsman highlights the power of complaints to improve social care

Ombudsman highlights the power of complaints to improve social care

The impact of an individual complaint in improving care services for others is being highlighted in a new report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman. The Ombudsman’s Review of Adult Social Care Complaints reveals councils and care providers implemented more than 1,300 recommendations to put things right for people in 2016/17. As well […]

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Abbeyfield launches campaign to tackle loneliness in older people

Abbeyfield launches campaign to tackle loneliness in older people

Abbeyfield launches Companionship at Christmas campaign to tackle loneliness in older people. Offering a cosy place to stay without the numbness of waking to an empty house; a comforting homemade meal and a festive party with none other than Aled Jones MBE as the turkey carver. These are just some of the ways in which […]

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Care team at Burnham-on-Sea care home celebrate ‘Outstanding’ rating from CQC

Care team at Burnham-on-Sea care home celebrate ‘Outstanding’ rating from CQC

Following their recent ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Frith House decided to hold a celebration for residents, staff and visitors. On Friday 3rd November, celebrations began at the Burnham-on-Sea care home with breakfast. Whilst tucking into their usual breakfast of choice, residents were offered a glass of Buck’s Fizz. The care home […]

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Shaw healthcare’s Mill River Lodge celebrates 10 year anniversary

Shaw healthcare’s Mill River Lodge celebrates 10 year anniversary

A West Sussex care home has celebrated 10 years of providing residential care.   Mill River Lodge, in Horsham, which is owned and operated by Shaw healthcare, marked the occasion with drinks, cake and entertainment from guitarist, John Paul Miller. Residents, staff and relatives were joined in the celebrations by special guests, Abbie Johnson, contracts […]

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