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Appointment of Learning and Development Co-ordinator to take care staff to a higher level

Appointment of Learning and Development Co-ordinator to take care staff to a higher level

Lancashire-based care home leader Springhill Care Group has appointed a Learning and Development Co-ordinator to take the training of its employees to an even higher level.   Mike Lakins joins the group to help in the development and management of the organisation that employs 200 staff spread across its three sites in Accrington, Skelmersdale and […]

April 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mother and daughter team celebrate Mother’s Day at Banstead care home

Mother and daughter team celebrate Mother’s Day at Banstead care home

A mother and daughter team at the Banstead-based care home of the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society are highlighting the benefits of families working together, as they celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday. Valerie Dunbar, a Kitchen Assistant at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s nursing care home and a mother of four, has worked at Belvedere House […]

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
MP meets staff and residents at Cheltenham care home

MP meets staff and residents at Cheltenham care home

MP for Cheltenham Alex Chalk spent time meeting staff, relatives and residents at Whittington House during a constituency visit last Friday.  During his visit Mr Chalk was shown around the home by activities co-ordinators Jo Cann and Jenny Spencer and introduced to some residents who were enjoying a coffee morning.  “Mr Chalk sat for quite a […]

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
East Sussex care team take on April Fools’ Day challenge

East Sussex care team take on April Fools’ Day challenge

A team from Heffle Court, a care home run by Caring Homes in East Sussex, will be reaching new heights next month as they climb Mount Snowdon. The team of six – Home Manager Debby Potter, Deputy Manager Steve Orwell, Administrator Julie Wishman, Nurse Tina Hewitt, Head Chef Sam Armstrong and Assistant Chef Stuart Potter […]

March 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Employee Motivation Day enjoyed by care home staff

Employee Motivation Day enjoyed by care home staff

STAFF in care homes across Teesside have been treated to a day of treats as part of Employee Motivation Day.   The national day encourages business across the UK to thank staff and demonstrate appreciation for their hard work.   Three cares homes in Stockton, all operated by the Hill Care Group, took part, including […]

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
West Yorkshire care home staff celebrate in-house award for dynamic activities!

West Yorkshire care home staff celebrate in-house award for dynamic activities!

Staff at Yorkshire care home Rastrick Hall & Grange, in Brighouse, have been awarded the highest activity accreditation by care group Orchard Care Homes. As part of a company focus to drive up standards of care across all homes, the award primarily recognises the valuable contribution that staff make to their homes. The group-wide initiative […]

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Well Careplus proven to improve quality and efficiency of residential care

Well Careplus proven to improve quality and efficiency of residential care

Researchers at Cardiff University have found that Well Careplus’, Well Pad, reduces administrative tasks in care homes by up to 65 hours each month. The technology allows staff to spend more time on face-to-face resident care, which would ordinarily cost care homes an extra £1,400 per month. Results of the study of 66 care homes […]

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Council funded social care learning and development solution gets stamp of approval from Skills for Care

Council funded social care learning and development solution gets stamp of approval from Skills for Care

Local authorities are funding access to a unique learning and development solution to evidence the competence of the social care workforce – and it has just gained Recognised Provider status. The Grey Matter Group’s unique solution that facilitates the evidencing of competence, wins endorsement as a Recognised Provider from the strategic sector workforce lead, Skills […]

February 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care providers invited to give their opinion on Brexit and migrant workers

Care providers invited to give their opinion on Brexit and migrant workers

Launch of Inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration: “Beyond the highly skilled – The Needs of other Economic Migration Stakeholders” The All-Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) for Migration today launched an official inquiry into the effects of Brexit on immigration. The theme of the inquiry – Beyond the highly skilled – the needs of […]

February 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Accrington MP takes up campaign for care

Accrington MP takes up campaign for care

A campaign being run by Springhill Care Group in Accrington to raise awareness of the unsung heroes of the care sector and the dangers it faces is being taken to the top.   Accrington MP Graham Jones is supporting the initiative by the national care group to highlight the sterling work that is carried out […]

February 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cairn Care launches online training hub for care homes

Cairn Care launches online training hub for care homes

Infection control product specialist, Cairn Care, has launched an online training hub to help care home staff to learn about effective infection control, continence care and health and safety. Packed with a bank of training materials, it aims to provide a useful resource for managers looking to create a proactive working environment. Accessible free of […]

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘The Queen of Uvedale’ retires after almost 30 years of caring for others

‘The Queen of Uvedale’ retires after almost 30 years of caring for others

A member of staff at a Needham Market care home is retiring after devoting almost 30 years to looking after elderly people.  Cynthia Essom, has worked at Uvedale Hall Residential Home since October 1988, and is retiring in her 29th year.   Affectionately known as ‘the Queen of Uvedale’, Cynthia has been a central part […]

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Exceptionally talented Sanctuary Care staff have once again wowed Christmas Cake judges

Exceptionally talented Sanctuary Care staff have once again wowed Christmas Cake judges

Exceptionally talented Sanctuary Care staff have once again wowed the judges in the 2016 Christmas Cake Competition.   Now in its ninth year, the contest tasks staff from Sanctuary Care’s homes across the country to make a traditional fruit Christmas cake, which were iced to their own design and judged at Sanctuary’s Worcester offices.   […]

January 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care group thanks for care staff working at Christmas

Care group thanks for care staff working at Christmas

A national care group campaigning to highlight the Caring Heroes of the sector is extending a special thank you to those working at Christmas.   The ‘spare a thought’ message comes from the Springhill Care Group to employees throughout the industry working through Christmas.   Donna Briggs, managing director of Springhill Care Group, said: “Let’s […]

December 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Twenty care jobs to be created at new Bradford care home for Healthcare Homes

Twenty care jobs to be created at new Bradford care home for Healthcare Homes

Leeds-based Horizon Healthcare Homes (Ltd) has started work on the development of a new care home facility in Allerton, Bradford which will create 20 local jobs. This comes on the back of their Beckside Lodge care home in Bradford being awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is the first care […]

December 16, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Brexit means Brexit but what does that mean to the care sector?

Brexit means Brexit but what does that mean to the care sector?

Following concerns that a loss of EU workers as a result of Brexit could lead to the UK care system collapsing, Nick Sanderson, CEO at Audley Retirement Villages comments. Nick Sanderson, CEO, Audley Retirement Villages commented: “In an economy that has become increasingly dependent on an EU migrant workforce, the care sector is no exception. […]

December 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home manager raises awareness of homelessness in Preston

Care home manager raises awareness of homelessness in Preston

A care home manager has spent a night sleeping rough in Preston town centre as part of a move to raise awareness and money for the homeless as we enter the coldest season of the year. Kim Horton, General Manager at Barchester’s Sherwood Court Care Home joined a group of 5 local people on Friday […]

December 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Oxfordshire care home residents slip on their skates for a morning of ice-skating

Oxfordshire care home residents slip on their skates for a morning of ice-skating

Over 30 Oxfordshire care home residents and 20 care staff members and volunteers from Orders of St John Care Trust care homes throughout the county tightened their laces and took to the ice for a festive winter morning of ice-skating at Oxford Ice Rink on 29th November.   Among the care home residents showing off […]

December 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hallmark care home unveils its £700,000 refurbishment with help from the Mayor and international rugby star

Hallmark care home unveils its £700,000 refurbishment with help from the Mayor and international rugby star

Hallmark Care Homes’ facility in Cardiff has unveiled its £700,000 refurbishment to the general public with help from the Mayor Councillor Monica Walsh and Welsh rugby star Rhys Webb.   Shire Hall, which provides residential, nursing and dementia care, revealed its entire home refurbishment with tours for over 50 interested guests at an official grand […]

December 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Citizens Advice responds to launch of CMA investigation into care homes

Citizens Advice responds to launch of CMA investigation into care homes

Citizens Advice has welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) market study into the care and nursing home market.   The national charity called for the CMA to investigate the care home market after its research found people were getting shock bills, having as little as a week’s notice about fees going up, and paying […]

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