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Special measures for Sutton care home

Special measures for Sutton care home

A Sutton care home has been inspected earlier than planned by the Care Quality Commission after it received concerns about the quality of care, raised by the public, Sutton Council and Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group. Belmont House Nursing Home, which is operated by Caring Homes Healthcare Group Limited, was rated Inadequate overall. It was rated […]

November 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lowestoft care home receives outstanding CQC report

Lowestoft care home receives outstanding CQC report

Greensleeves Care, a national care charity, is celebrating that one of its care homes has been recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the outstanding service provided to the residents. Broadlands, a residential care home located near Lowestoft, has achieved an overall “Outstanding” rating from inspectors for its “exceptional standard of care”.  The management […]

November 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
HRH The Duke of Gloucester officially opens Henley care centre

HRH The Duke of Gloucester officially opens Henley care centre

Oxfordshire’s newest care facility, Chilterns Court Care Centre, officially opened its doors with a special visit from HRH The Duke of Gloucester. His Royal Highness met residents and staff as he toured the care centre in Henley, which is run by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) – one of the UK’s largest […]

November 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
HPC Supports Calls for Additional Funding for Care Sector in Autumn Statement

HPC Supports Calls for Additional Funding for Care Sector in Autumn Statement

With the Chancellor’s Autumns Statement due this week, the directors of specialist property consultants HPC have lent their voices to the increasing calls for additional funding for the care sector. Ian Wilkie of HPC said, “It seems that we hear the same story repeated every year, with a crisis in the NHS caused by beds being […]

November 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gillingham care home residents enjoy visit to local garden centre

Gillingham care home residents enjoy visit to local garden centre

Residents of Rogers House Residential Home in Wigmore, spent an afternoon at Notcutts Garden Centre in Maidstone, browsing the plants and enjoying a cup of tea.   Accompanied by the home’s activity coordinator, the group of residents made the short trip to Notcutts, to do a spot of seasonal shopping and get into the spirit […]

November 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nostalgia in the air at Gravesend Care Home’s Vintage tea Dance

Nostalgia in the air at Gravesend Care Home’s Vintage tea Dance

Reminiscence was in the air at Edward Moore House Residential Home on Tuesday 8th October, as residents had a ball at a vintage themed tea dance.   With the lounge suitably adorned for the occasion, with balloons, flags and bunting hung for miles, the residents of the Trinity Road care home got together in the […]

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dewsbury care home refurbishment includes brand new facilities

Dewsbury care home refurbishment includes brand new facilities

The Mayor of Kirklees officially reopened Ashworth Grange in Dewsbury this week, after the home completed a series of exciting renovations.  Councillor Jim Dodds enjoyed the Remembrance Day activities and war time singer to celebrate the occasion with residents and visitors alike.  Councillor Dodds was treated to a tour of the facilities and stopped for […]

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Glasgow Care Home’s Remembrance Day Tribute

Glasgow Care Home’s Remembrance Day Tribute

A Glasgow care home has paid tribute to Remembrance Day by creating a decorative memorial tree filled with red poppies and handwritten memories. Bupa’s Craigbank Care Home, on Saracen Street, organised the commemorative piece to be exhibited in the home on November 13th to mark the annual day and honour all those who have been […]

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Operation Christmas Child gets in gear at Telford care home

Operation Christmas Child gets in gear at Telford care home

Sanctuary Care residents in Telford are supporting the Samaritan’s Purse annual drive by packing shoeboxes full of gifts to help children around the world.   The team and residents at Lake View Residential Care Home in Brookside Avenue are rallying behind Operation Christmas Child, commonly known as the Shoebox Appeal, to share festive cheer this […]

November 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Tranquil Remembrance Garden unveiled at care village

Tranquil Remembrance Garden unveiled at care village

Residents and staff members at specialist care village, Belong Wigan, marked Remembrance Day with a poignant ceremony to open their new ‘remembrance garden,’ that has been designed with 102 hand-crafted red poppies; a touching tribute to the 100th year anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and two Belong Wigan bereavements.   The remembrance garden […]

November 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Tea Dance marks first birthday for Dronfield care home

Tea Dance marks first birthday for Dronfield care home

The Callywhite Care Home, last week, celebrated its first birthday with a Tea Dance to mark the special event. The residential and dementia care home in Dronfield, which opened in November last year, put on a swinging celebration for residents, relatives and members of the local community to celebrate life at The Callywhite, one year […]

November 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home hosts an event to reflect and remember

Care home hosts an event to reflect and remember

A Lytham St Annes rest home held a special service to commemoration not only those lost during the War Years, but also to remember other family and friends who are no longer with us.   On Remembrance Day on 11th November residents and staff of Lakeview Rest Homes remembered members of their family and friends who […]

November 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
£13 million funding package to create 180 care jobs in Buckinghamshire

£13 million funding package to create 180 care jobs in Buckinghamshire

Oakdale Care Group, a new care home operator, is developing a chain of state-of-the-art residential facilities for the elderly that will create 180 new jobs after securing a £13 million funding package from Clydesdale Bank. Buckinghamshire-based Oakdale aims to become a leading provider of elderly care facilities, with plans to deliver three new 66-bed residential […]

November 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dementia Care Awards scooped by Hallmark Care Homes

Dementia Care Awards scooped by Hallmark Care Homes

Hallmark Care Homes facility in Rugby, Anya Court and a team member from Admiral Court, their facility in Essex has taken home two prestigious Dementia Care Awards. Anya Court was awarded ‘Best Dementia Garden’ and Lifestyle Leader Sarah Savidge took home the title of ‘Best Activities Co-ordinator’ at a glittering ceremony presented by Astrologer, Russell […]

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Barchester staff and residents commemorate Armistice Day

Barchester staff and residents commemorate Armistice Day

Barchester care homes, hospitals and offices across the country held a two minute silence to remember those who fought and fell to protect our freedom. The commemorations will continue throughout the weekend in a number of poignant and creative ways as Barchester staff and residents seek to show their respect for those who have fought […]

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ayr care home’s Armistice Day tribute

Ayr care home’s Armistice Day tribute

An Ayrshire care home has paid tribute to Remembrance Day with a memorial garden filled with red poppies.   Bupa’s Claremont Care Home, in Whitletts, Ayr, organised the garden on November 13th to mark the annual day and honour all those who have been affected by or lost their lives in war.   Residents and […]

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
New Rugby care home manager ready to restore reputation

New Rugby care home manager ready to restore reputation

The owners of a Warwickshire nursing home which was criticised by the industry regulator have appointed a new manager to help restore its reputation. Culpeper Care Limited, owners of Willow Tree Nursing Home in Rugby, have brought in experienced elderly care specialist Jackie Huckvale as its new manager. It follows a report by the Care […]

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
DC Care Sells Herefordshire care home

DC Care Sells Herefordshire care home

Located in the Herefordshire village of Llangarron between Monmouth and Ross on Wye, Dovecote Care Home has been purchased by specialist care operators CareTech Holdings PLC.   The home previously provided residential care for up to 15 residents (old age & dementia) until its closure in November 2015.   DC Care was instructed by Simon […]

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Carter Jonas assists Royal British Legion Industries with its modernisation plans to help former armed forces personnel

Carter Jonas assists Royal British Legion Industries with its modernisation plans to help former armed forces personnel

  Carter Jonas has been appointed by Royal British Legion Industries as its Estates Advisor to provide expert strategy, planning, architectural and development advice. The vision is to create greater capacity across the organisation’s 70 acre estate in Kent to ensure that more former armed forces personnel can benefit from RBLI’s care and retraining services. […]

November 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nursing home residents knit Remembrance Day poppies to raise funds for The Royal British Legion

Nursing home residents knit Remembrance Day poppies to raise funds for The Royal British Legion

Surrey nursing home residents knit Remembrance Day poppies to raise funds for The Royal British Legion. The Women’s Institute along with staff and residents at Huntington House Nursing Home in Surrey have been getting crafty for charity making beautiful knitted poppies using wool from the Ryland sheep who reside within the grounds of the home. […]

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