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New Welwyn Garden City care home to create 60 care jobs

New Welwyn Garden City care home to create 60 care jobs

A brand new care facility named Oakview Lodge will create up to 60 jobs for local people. This new care home is located on the site of the old Queen Elizabeth ll Hospital in Welwyn Garden City and will provide essential specialist dementia and residential care, with a philosophy of holding all residents and their […]

10th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Team effort raises over £21,000 for trips out!

Team effort raises over £21,000 for trips out!

Moor House care home in Staines, run by charity Friends of the Elderly, has reached its fundraising target of £21,745 to buy a minibus to take residents and older members of the Staines community out on day trips. The final push in fundraising was a charity dinner held at Bella Napoli at the end of […]

9th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Home Secretary praises Hastings care home staff for ‘great compassion’ and ‘devotion’

Home Secretary praises Hastings care home staff for ‘great compassion’ and ‘devotion’

Staff at a Hastings care home have been praised by the town’s MP for their “thoughtfulness” and dedication to caring for residents. Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary and MP for Hastings and Rye, read in the Hastings Observer how Kellie Carter and Kimberly Mann from Hastings Court care home on The Ridge had given up […]

8th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Dedicated Braintree care home staff shortlisted for awards

Dedicated Braintree care home staff shortlisted for awards

Staff at two Braintree care homes are on a roll after being shortlisted for three awards at The Prosper Essex Care Sector Awards. The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court care homes have recently been shortlisted for other national awards, bringing the total up to an incredible 15 short-listings. Home Manager at St Mary’s Court, […]

3rd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset Care recognise long-serving care staff

Somerset Care recognise long-serving care staff

Celebrations were recently held at Critchill Court to celebrating long-serving members of the staff team.   Presentations were made by the new Manager, Sadie Lott and Operations Manager, Sue Harvey. A combined total of 115 years were acknowledged at the event, which included Patsy Brown, who has reached an outstanding 20 years service with the […]

1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
Caring Homes celebrate their care staff in Scotland

Caring Homes celebrate their care staff in Scotland

Team members from Caring Homes’ seven Scottish care homes gathered together at Marchglen Care Centre in Fishcross, this month for the company’s Scottish Recognition Awards. Colleagues, residents and relatives were asked to nominate across nine categories: Nurse of the Year, Nurse Newcomer, Care & Support, Care Newcomer, Meaningful Activities, Nutrition/Eating Well, Management/Leadership, Specialist Adult Care […]

1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
West Sussex care home staff tackle obstacle course in fundraiser for residents

West Sussex care home staff tackle obstacle course in fundraiser for residents

Staff at a West Sussex care home have taken part in one of the country’s toughest ‘mud runs’ in a fundraiser for residents.   Charlotte Brooking, Kayleigh Stace and Sharon Walker, who work at the Shaw healthcare-run Mill River Lodge care home, in Horsham, raised over £600 when they completed the ‘Nuts Challenge’, which saw […]

27th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Shining stars of Lexicon Healthcare Star Awards announced

Shining stars of Lexicon Healthcare Star Awards announced

Lexicon Healthcare specialises in providing an exceptional, luxurious nursing home environment combined with the very best in clinical care and support. Green Tree Court in Exeter is the flagship residential, nursing and dementia home, providing care that is both highly personalised and focuses on the capabilities of the individual, not their limitations.   Lexicon Healthcare […]

27th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Care event discusses challenges facing Newcastle and Gateshead’s care homes

Care event discusses challenges facing Newcastle and Gateshead’s care homes

Region shines spotlight on care homes with event celebrating the success stories and discussing the challenges taking place across Newcastle and Gateshead’s care homes. Around 100 care professionals from across the region came together in Newcastle to celebrate the work taking place in care homes throughout Newcastle and Gateshead. The #CareHomesMatter event brought together clinicians, […]

16th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Care staff recognised for outstanding performance and dedication at the Meallmore Staff Awards

Care staff recognised for outstanding performance and dedication at the Meallmore Staff Awards

A group of top carers have been recognised for their outstanding performance and dedication at the Meallmore Staff Awards, which took place last week. Meallmore Ltd opened the doors of its first nursing home for the elderly in 1987, marking this year as their 30th anniversary and a special occasion for the company, the 2017 awards […]

13th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Staff fundraise for care home residents comfort fund

Staff fundraise for care home residents comfort fund

Staff and families of Tallington Lodge Care Home recently took to a sponsored bike ride to raise money for their residents comfort fund. Setting up a static bike at Rhinos Gymnasium in Stamford, staff took it in turns to cycle great distances, finishing up with a fantastic total of £300, cycling over 200miles in just […]

2nd October 2017 | By | Reply More
Yorkshire care provider racks up five gold awards

Yorkshire care provider racks up five gold awards

All five of Czajka Care Group’s care and nursing homes now boast the prestigious Gold Standard Framework Accreditation Quality Hallmark Award, after Fairmount Nursing Home in Nab Wood near Bradford was presented with the prestigious accolade this month. Czajka Care Group’s Brookfield Care Home and Staveley Birk Leas Nursing Home, which are also both in […]

29th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Retired carer crowned ‘star of Norfolk and Waveney’ enjoys a London treat

Retired carer crowned ‘star of Norfolk and Waveney’ enjoys a London treat

A lady from Poringland who devoted quarter of a century to caring for others enjoyed a day of indulgence in London last weekend a part of a special prize.     Retired carer for Manorcourt Homecare, Jan Parslow-Williams was recognised at the Eastern Daily Press ‘Stars of Norfolk and Waveney’ awards last year, and was […]

27th September 2017 | By | Reply More
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
Care village raises over £1,000 with sponsored cycle to Blackpool

Care village raises over £1,000 with sponsored cycle to Blackpool

Staff at Belong Atherton, the state-of-the-art care village in Atherton, Greater Manchester, have raised over £1,000 by completing a sponsored bike ride from Atherton to Blackpool. The funds will go towards purchasing specialist ‘Vecta’ equipment for the village. The equipment can transform any room into a multisensory, therapeutic environment for people receiving end of life […]

1st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Potters Bar care home staff take resident to new depths!

Potters Bar care home staff take resident to new depths!

At Cuffley Manor Care Home, the care staff help to make residents’ dreams come true.  A couple of residents have always enjoyed swimming and the staff at the care home thought that shouldn’t stop, just because they need extra care.  After a little investigation, they discovered the Barracuda Swimming Club at the Furzefield Centre in Potters Bar.  This is an […]

25th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Bridgnorth care staff go the extra mile for residents

Bridgnorth care staff go the extra mile for residents

Two members of staff from a Bridgnorth care home have raised more than £300 in aid of the residents they look after by completing a mud and obstacle run. Care assistants Katrina Jones and Kimberley Coombs, who work at Innage Grange in Bridgnorth, completed the Scorpion 10k obstacle race in Stafford to collect £303.50 towards […]

24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care workers abseil for Alzheimer’s off Liverpool Cathedral raises over £900

Care workers abseil for Alzheimer’s off Liverpool Cathedral raises over £900

PETRIFIED care home workers abseiled from Liverpool cathedral to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Emma Willoughby, Lynn Walter and her niece Lucy Mellor strapped into harnesses and lowered themselves off the landmark for the charity.   Emma is acting home manager for Alderwood Care Home, in Salford, and Lynn is senior regional manager for […]

18th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Gravesend Care Staff’s Fundraiser Raises Cash for Outings

Gravesend Care Staff’s Fundraiser Raises Cash for Outings

Staff of Edward Moore House Residential Home challenged themselves to a sponsored walk, to raise money for the residents of the home. Feeling inspired by the long summer days, staff of the Trinity Road residential care home decided to challenge themselves to a fundraising walk, in hope of raising some money, which would enable their […]

17th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Person-centred care celebrated in Grimsby care home video

Person-centred care celebrated in Grimsby care home video

A Grimsby care home is one of only two residential services in the UK featured in new videos about person-centred care.   The Anchorage, on Rutland Street, is featured in a new set of films the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) on personalised support in residential settings. Filming has already started at The Anchorage, […]

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