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    Avery Healthcare raises £2,635.54 for Dementia UK

    Avery Healthcare raises £2,635.54 for Dementia UK

    Staff and residents across Avery care homes were proud to support Dementia UK through their March Tea Party event, part of the charity’s Time for a Cuppa campaign. Despite the cold and snow that week the Avery homes persevered and enjoyed a great time raising a total of £2,635.54 for Dementia UK.   Residents and […]

    19th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Sheffield Lord Mayor awards “a true role model for the care industry”

    Sheffield Lord Mayor awards “a true role model for the care industry”

    A Sheffield care worker that once performed life saving CPR on a resident has been personally thanked by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield for her exemplary 22 years service at Rosebank Nursing Home in S4. Helen Ibottson was full of emotion at the surprise visit by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Anne Murphy, who […]

    10th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    £7m Heanor care home will create over 100 care jobs

    £7m Heanor care home will create over 100 care jobs

    Ashmere Derbyshire held a ground breaking ceremony which saw the deputy mayor, councillors, main contractors and three generations of the Poxton family in attendance to celebrate the start of build at a brand new 60 bed home in Heanor.   It was a highly anticipated day as it had been over 6 years since they […]

    27th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care UK employee loses toes fundraising for a good cause

    Care UK employee loses toes fundraising for a good cause

    A Care UK care home regional facilities manager, praised by colleagues for his determination in ensuring residents’ wellbeing, has shown the same dedication during a 300 mile race in temperatures as low as -54 degrees.   Now 46-year-old Nick Griffiths, from Bolton, is recovering at home from the fourth degree frostbite that will see him […]

    27th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Introducing Log my Care – the simplest and cheapest way for care homes to start electronic care planning.

    Introducing Log my Care – the simplest and cheapest way for care homes to start electronic care planning.

    Log my Care is the easiest way to get a residential care home up and running with electronic care planning. The new system has been developed by carers for carers and has been specifically designed to overcome the challenging amounts of administration and paperwork involved in delivering residential care. “We saw first-hand what a burden […]

    19th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care homes are stuck between a rock and a hard place

    Care homes are stuck between a rock and a hard place

    The proportion of care homes rated “inadequate” or “requires improvement” increased in 1 in 5 local authority areas in 2017. A dramatic variation in the quality of care homes at a regional and local authority level across England continues to exist. The North West is the worst performing region when it comes to the proportion […]

    15th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Long standing Truro carer rewarded for taking part in Employee Engagement Survey

    Long standing Truro carer rewarded for taking part in Employee Engagement Survey

    A long standing employee of Barchester Healthcare has been rewarded with a brand new car for her participation in the company’s 2017 Employee Engagement Survey. Betty Verran, a carer in Kenwyn Care Home in Truro, Cornwall, was presented with the keys to a Fiat 500 in Bossa Nova White from Chief Executive Pete Calveley and […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    New carers become ‘Dementia Friends’ at Watford nursing home

    New carers become ‘Dementia Friends’ at Watford nursing home

    The Chase care centre in Watford, Hertfordshire, has welcomed seven new carers to the home, and as part of the home’s induction programme has provided ‘Dementia Friends’.   The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, is providing Dementia Friends training as mandatory practice to all new members of staff that join the […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    New Forest hospice praises care home residents for ‘phenomenal’ fundraising

    New Forest hospice praises care home residents for ‘phenomenal’ fundraising

    People living with dementia have found a crafty way to support a New Forest hospice charity.   Residents at Colten Care’s Linden House care home in Lymington sold greeting cards and pictures they made in arts sessions as part of a fundraising drive for Oakhaven Hospice Trust.   They and fellow Colten residents at nearby […]

    14th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Maritime charity humbled by unwavering support

    Maritime charity humbled by unwavering support

    A Home Manager from Sutton is celebrating 35 years’ service to a Banstead-based maritime charity, having dedicated her life to the care of former seafarers and mariners. Home Manager Anne Kasey from the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society first joined the Society as a nurse at the previous care home located in another area of Banstead […]

    5th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Efforts by social care teams to cope with winter pressures highlighted by ADASS

    Efforts by social care teams to cope with winter pressures highlighted by ADASS

    “TEAMWORK MAKES THE DIFFERENCE”: ADASS HIGHLIGHTS EFFORTS OF SOCIAL CARE TEAMS TO COPE WITH WINTER PRESSURES  “Whole system” approaches to care, preventative work to keep people out of hospital, and a flu immunisation programme are just some of the measures taken across the country to pre-empt winter pressures affecting Health and Social Care, the Association […]

    30th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care providers- Workforce Development Fund 2018/19 now open for applications

    Care providers- Workforce Development Fund 2018/19 now open for applications

    Large national organisations and lead organisations of employer led partnerships can now apply for the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2018-19.   The money allows organisations to claim back money towards the costs of workers completing eligible qualifications and learning programmes.   A number of changes have been made to the Workforce Development Fund for 2018-19 […]

    29th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Shropshire care home operator gives boost to cancer charity

    Shropshire care home operator gives boost to cancer charity

    A charity that works to improve life and treatment for people living with cancer has received a welcome boost from Shropshire’s leading independent care home provider.   Coverage Care, which runs 14 homes in the county on a not-for-profit basis, donated £500 to the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund in lieu of sending Christmas cards during […]

    26th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Prestigious award for dementia care goes to Sunrise Senior Living team member

    Prestigious award for dementia care goes to Sunrise Senior Living team member

    Sunrise Senior Living’s Memory Care and Area Coordinator, Francis Bosompim, has been awarded the prestigious Dr Trevor Jarvis Award by the University of Bradford for his exceptional work on dementia care.   Francis received the award for promoting innovation and debate around dementia care while studying at the university, and for research conducted while in […]

    24th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    ‘Caring Heroes’ race to colleague’s assistance

    ‘Caring Heroes’ race to colleague’s assistance

    Two members of staff from Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale raced to their colleague’s assistance after hearing she had been involved in a car accident.   Sam Bagnall, an activities coordinator at the home, was hurt in a road accident before Christmas, suffering injuries including a broken foot and head wound.   Vicky Sudworth, […]

    19th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home cook set to retire after more than two decades caring for the elderly.

    Care home cook set to retire after more than two decades caring for the elderly.

      CARE home cook Judy Wilson is set to retire after more than two decades caring for elderly residents.   The 74-year-old has been working at Ingleby Care Home, in Ingleby Barwick, for 22 years – as a domestic worker, then care assistant and eventually cook.   She started at the home, on Lamb Lane, […]

    19th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Welwyn care home celebrates the success of its new manager

    Welwyn care home celebrates the success of its new manager

    In 2017 Heath Lodge Care Centre in Welwyn introduced a new manager to its team, Obafemi Shoyombo, but little did the home’s owners Gold Care Homes know what a change he would make.   In the few months that he has been at the new home, Obafemi has made a number of significant and sweeping […]

    16th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    I Care…Ambassadors spread the word about working in social care

    I Care…Ambassadors spread the word about working in social care

    A national team of I Care…Ambassadors are delivering careers events across England to inspire people to work in adult social care. Over 400 organisations in England are involved in supporting the 700-strong team of ambassadors, who inspire thousands of people to consider a career in social care. They do this through careers activities such as […]

    15th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care worker saves baby’s life whilst shopping

    Care worker saves baby’s life whilst shopping

    A routine shopping trip took a rather unexpected turn for Natasha Page, a carer at Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tonbridge, when she noticed a baby had stopped breathing.   “I was joining the queue in Primark in Maidstone with my daughter when a lady in front of me stopped, she told me to […]

    11th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    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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