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Banbury care home residents find the ‘spice’ of life appearing on This Morning

Banbury care home residents find the ‘spice’ of life appearing on This Morning

Residents of Featherton House Care Home in Banbury enjoyed a bit of winter ‘spice’ when they visited Geri Halliwell at her home to appear on ITV’s This Morning. The former Spice Girl baked biscuits with her young daughter Bluebell and presenter Rylan Clark-Neal, before serving up the festive treats to the residents. The home, which […]

10th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Hull City of Culture project inspires care home residents in photography competition

Hull City of Culture project inspires care home residents in photography competition

A group of care home residents from Hull have been announced as winners of a widespread photography competition inspired by the 2017 Hull City of Culture project. Betty Wiley, 87, from Overton House, Chris Capello, 65,  from Elm Tree Court and, Gavin Quinn, 50, from Horrox Court and Edith Jensen, 93,  from Raleigh Court were […]

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Bedfordshire residents tuck into Christmas Dinner at extra care housing facility

Bedfordshire residents tuck into Christmas Dinner at extra care housing facility

A team of kind-hearted carers put on a special Christmas dinner for the elderly at Quince Court in Bedfordshire to ensure they were not alone this Christmas.   Staff from Radis Community Care visited the residents on Christmas day armed with a turkey dinner and a selection of sweet treats. As well as dinner, residents […]

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What’s it like to live in a care home? Findings from the Healthwatch network

What’s it like to live in a care home? Findings from the Healthwatch network

Between January 2016 and April 2017, local Healthwatch staff and volunteers across England visited 197 care homes across 63 different local authority areas to find out what day to day life is really like for many of those living in care homes. These homes collectively provide care for almost 3,500 residents ranging from elderly people […]

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91-year-old former Brownie leader recalled her memories of being in the Girl Guides

91-year-old former Brownie leader recalled her memories of being in the Girl Guides

A 91-year-old former Brownie leader recalled her memories of being in the famous Girl Guides group during a visit from children at Brandon House in Coventry recently. Dorothy Henwood, Brownie leader at the 28th North Coventry St Albans branch, which was based in Valley Road in 1965, met with Brownies from Alderman Green after they came […]

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Care home resident and Saints fan gets a special Christmas visitor

Care home resident and Saints fan gets a special Christmas visitor

There was a fantastic early Christmas surprise recently for one of the younger gentlemen living at Stocks Hall Mawdesley Care Home. David Davis, 23 who is a massive Saints fan, received an unannounced visit from rugby league player, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, and by the look on his face, couldn’t believe who had come to see him! Louie is […]

27th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Could ‘Old People’s Home for 4-year-olds’ force a shake-up in social care- Andrew Dunne

Could ‘Old People’s Home for 4-year-olds’ force a shake-up in social care- Andrew Dunne

The University of Bath’s Professor Malcolm Johnson has been researching intergenerational issues in social care for a quarter of a century, but it’s taken his involvement in a hugely popular TV programme to get everyone finally talking about it. Professor Malcolm Johnson is a busy man. Since this summer’s broadcast of Channel 4’s ‘Old People’s […]

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Bakewell resident awarded for service in Egypt 70 years ago

Bakewell resident awarded for service in Egypt 70 years ago

ROYAL Air Force veteran Frank Thickett has been awarded a medal for his service in Egypt almost 70 years ago.   Frank was a sergeant in the RAF posted to the Suez Canal Zone in the early 1950s, when the vital waterway was under disputed British control.   Now a resident at Burton Closes Hall […]

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Rosebank residents present Christmas card winners with Toys ‘r’ us vouchers

Rosebank residents present Christmas card winners with Toys ‘r’ us vouchers

Rosebank Care Home residents visited children at Bampton C.E. Primary School to announce the winners of a Christmas poster and card competition. The Bampton based care home tasked the schoolchildren with coming up with designs for a festive themed card and poster that could be sent out to family and friends of Rosebank residents. The […]

21st December 2017 | By | Reply More
Prime Minister joins in 109th birthday celebrations at care home

Prime Minister joins in 109th birthday celebrations at care home

Theresa May took time out of her busy schedule this week to help one of her constituents to celebrate a very special birthday.   Irene Thompson, a resident at Clara Court care home in Maidenhead, celebrated her 109th birthday on 11th December, and as well as spending time with her family and friends, she was […]

20th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Four generations celebrate 97th birthday with Ruby!

Four generations celebrate 97th birthday with Ruby!

Barnfield Care Home Resident Ruby Weeks celebrated her 97th birthday this week at a party with friends, colleagues, Anchor staff and three other generations of her own family. Joining on this momentous occasion were her daughter Carol, grandson Steve and great grandson Jake.   Ruby blew out her candles of her cake – all 97 […]

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Halton and Merseyside care homes explore new ways to support residents to lead full lives

Halton and Merseyside care homes explore new ways to support residents to lead full lives

Care home providers across Halton and Merseyside came together at the Halton Stadium last week for a special event, exploring new ways to support care home residents to lead full lives.   The ‘Activity Academy’ event was delivered in partnership with Widnes Vikings, NHS Halton CCG, Halton Borough Council and the Widnes-based national social care […]

18th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Glasgow care home hosts own version of ‘Stars in their Eyes’

Glasgow care home hosts own version of ‘Stars in their Eyes’

  Residents at Bupa’s Ailsa Craig Care Home in Glasgow have been channelling their favourite musical icons with their very own version of ‘Stars in their Eyes’.   The home – which is in the Cessnock area of the city – has been hosting popular karaoke nights at the request of residents, who have been […]

15th December 2017 | By | Reply More
MHA’s music therapy to be showcased on BBC Radio 4

MHA’s music therapy to be showcased on BBC Radio 4

MHA’s music therapy service for residents living with dementia will be showcased on BBC Radio 4’s The Untold when it follows the story of a resident at Torrwood care home in Wells, Somerset.   The half-hour documentary, due to be broadcast on Monday 18 December at 11am, features resident Paul Mosby, along with wife Yvonne […]

14th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Slap-up Christmas celebration for care home residents

Slap-up Christmas celebration for care home residents

CHRISTMAS came early for Ingleby Barwick’s elderly as a community group took them for festive pub lunch.   The Ingleby Barwick Community Partnership paid for residents of Ingleby Care Home to enjoy a slap-up celebration at the Myton House Farm Pub.   Alongside lunch of turkey with all the trimmings, the residents were treated to […]

11th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Sheffield toddlers bring joy to elderly care home

Sheffield toddlers bring joy to elderly care home

Last month a group of children from Abbeydale Cottage Nursery in Sheffield took a trip to visit the elderly residents of The Callywhite Care Home in Dronfield. The visit was initiated by Fiona Gallagher, Child Practitioner at Abbeydale Cottage Nursery. Fiona was inspired by a Channel 4 programme that documented an intergenerational experiment demonstrating the benefits […]

8th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Bletchley girl receives recognition badge more than 70 years after end of WW2

Bletchley girl receives recognition badge more than 70 years after end of WW2

She has waited more than 70 years since World War Two ended, but Joanna Chorley has finally been presented with the Bletchley Park commemorative badge in recognition of her part in helping to shorten the war as a code breaker. The badge is issued by GCHQ on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government. Joanna was a […]

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Care industry bodies respond to the Competition and Marketing Care Home Market Study

Care industry bodies respond to the Competition and Marketing Care Home Market Study

The care homes sector is worth around £15.9 billion a year in the UK, with around 410,000 residents. The report calculates that there are around 5,500 different providers in the UK operating 11,300 care homes for the elderly. Around 95% of their beds are provided by the independent sector (both for-profit and charitable providers). Local […]

30th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Competition and Markets Authority calls for total reform of the care home sector

Competition and Markets Authority calls for total reform of the care home sector

The CMA is calling for reform of the care home sector so people get the support they need in their old age, and taking action against some homes. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published its final findings following an extensive review of whether the residential care homes sector is working well for […]

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Murals prompt memories in care home residents living with dementia

Murals prompt memories in care home residents living with dementia

A new giant mural is helping bring back happy memories for dog lover Elizabeth Bessant, 73, a resident at Freshfields nursing home in Plymouth The autumnal scene taken in a local wood was snapped by activities co-ordinator Paul Hutt and is on the first floor of the Agaton Road home. “Elizabeth used to love walking […]

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