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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Northfleet care home residents enjoy a nostalgic and memory boosting activity

Northfleet care home residents enjoy a nostalgic and memory boosting activity

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home spent a morning painting and decorating their own memory boxes.   Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home began the wonderful journey of storing their memories by decorating and painting their own memory box. Residents were given a choice of what box they would like and were encouraged […]

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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, […]

28th November 2017 | By | Reply More
New technology in care homes brings back old memories

New technology in care homes brings back old memories

A Sedgefield care home has been using new technology to bring back old memories for its residents with virtual reality aided reminiscence. By using a virtual reality headset which plays videos and audio recordings, residents of Willowdene care home enjoy stepping into familiar and far way settings, from Durham Cathedral and Buckingham Palace to farmyards […]

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Coventry care home resident reunites with childhood friend Vince Hill after 70 years

Coventry care home resident reunites with childhood friend Vince Hill after 70 years

A showbiz loving resident at a Coventry based HC-One care home was reunited with a childhood friend and local singer recently thanks to the detective work of staff members.    Brandon House resident, Gwendoline Wall, aged 82, first met Vincent Hill back in the 1940’s when the pair attended Hen Lane School together. The pair […]

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Residents swap fish and chips for a vintage afternoon tea party

Residents swap fish and chips for a vintage afternoon tea party

Residents at Drewery Drive, the Society’s supported home in Wigmore, enjoyed a vintage afternoon tea party on Friday afternoon. Instead of their usual Friday fish and chips, residents of the supported home were treated to a very special afternoon on 10th November, courtesy of housekeeper, Carol Driver and Julie Berry, the niece of a new […]

21st November 2017 | By | Reply More
Graham who lives with dementia wins ‘Best Resident Contribution’ at national awards

Graham who lives with dementia wins ‘Best Resident Contribution’ at national awards

A resident at Bilney Hall care home near Dereham is today celebrating after being presented with the ‘Best Resident Contribution’ award at the National Dementia Care Awards 2017 at a glittering ceremony earlier this month. Despite living with dementia, 71-year old Graham Mason contributes towards daily life at the home, and has been recognised at […]

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