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Chief Executive of CQC praises ‘outstanding’ Wimbledon care staff

Chief Executive of CQC praises ‘outstanding’ Wimbledon care staff

Chief Executive of CQC praises ‘outstanding’ Wimbledon care home during visit on Care Home Open Day 2017.     Sir David Behan CBE, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission, chose Arthur House, run by Priory Adult Care, for a visit on Care Home Open Day – and praised the quality of care delivered there. […]

16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Barchester says a big thank you to all their care staff

Barchester says a big thank you to all their care staff

This week is Carers’ Week and Barchester is saying a huge “thank you” to all of our wonderful carers! Barchester couldn’t provide the services it does without such hard working and compassionate carers who are committed to the company values. The care and support carers give helps people to live with dignity, choice and as much […]

15th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home pirates leap for charity booty!

Care home pirates leap for charity booty!

It was a case of ‘Ahoy me hearties’ as care home staff in Dorset took an exhilarating leap of faith to raise money for Dementia UK. An intrepid party from Colten Care’s dementia care home Fernhill in Longham braved the Bournemouth Pier zipwire dressed as pirates. Accompanied by family and friends, they ascended the 60ft […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Shropshire care home staff clock up more than 100 years of dedicated service

Shropshire care home staff clock up more than 100 years of dedicated service

Three members of staff at a Shropshire care home have clocked up more than 100 years of dedicated service. Care Assistant Susan Morris and Relief Care Assistants Anne Steed and Lorna Knill have all passed a landmark 35 years working at Stone House in Bishops Castle. The home, which is run by Coverage Care, Shropshire’s […]

5th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Biggleswade care home staff celebrate over 150 years combined service

Biggleswade care home staff celebrate over 150 years combined service

Nine members of staff at Beaumont Park nursing home in Biggleswade have been thanked and recognised for their long service to the home.   The group have accrued a staggering 155 years’ service at the home between them, carrying out a range of roles to care for the residents. The home is part of the Healthcare […]

2nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Learning sign language enables Cambridge care home staff to communicate better with residents

Learning sign language enables Cambridge care home staff to communicate better with residents

Members of staff at Home Meadow residential care home in Toft, Cambridgeshire, have spent time learning sign language to enable them to better communicate with residents, and in particular one resident who is profoundly deaf.    102-year-old Mavis Coxall moved to Home Meadow last year, and carers and staff were keen to improve their direct […]

26th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Springhill Care Group is pride of the north

Springhill Care Group is pride of the north

Lancashire-based Springhill Care Group stands proud as the only care organisation so far in the North of England to have achieved the coveted Investors in People (IIP) Gold accreditation against the latest version of the leading best practice Standard. Now the efforts of the care group have been captured in a video produced by Investors […]

25th May 2017 | By | Reply More
“Chatterbox” carer raises almost £300 through sponsored silence!

“Chatterbox” carer raises almost £300 through sponsored silence!

CHATTERBOX Deborah Pritchard took on a sponsored silence to raise funds for a dementia friendly sensory garden at a Widnes care home.   The carer at Halton View Care Home, on Sadler Street, spent an entire day silently carrying out her duties.   She wore a sign around her neck reading “I am on a […]

19th May 2017 | By | Reply More
VE Day celebrations at Blandford care home

VE Day celebrations at Blandford care home

Residents and staff at Blandford Grange care home in Blandford have held a special celebration to mark VE Day.   On Monday 8th May, residents were invited to celebrate with staff in a special garden party to commemorate the end of World War 2.   They enjoyed wartime music, organised special VE day decorations and […]

19th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Triumphant London Marathon runners raise thousands for charity

Triumphant London Marathon runners raise thousands for charity

Jewish Care’s team of four triumphant runners were proud to complete the 26.2 miles in the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise £20,000 to support the charity’s vital work. The runners were spurred on by the incredible atmosphere which saw over 40,000 participants take to the streets cheered on by 1000’s more supporters, including the […]

27th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Dare devil care home staff ziplines for MND Scotland

Dare devil care home staff ziplines for MND Scotland

A daring staff member from a Glasgow care home and her sister have ziplined across the River Clyde in a brave bid to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease. Geared up in harnesses and helmets, Heather Graham, from Bupa’s Wyndford Locks Care Home, and sister Nicola, were raised 150ft in the air, to the top […]

26th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in care homes

Ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in care homes

Care England a body for independent care providers, has welcomed the launch of Teaching Care Home Impact Report. This suite of reports sums up the Teaching Care Home Programme; ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in homes, undergraduate nurse apprenticeships and all learning placements in care homes.    Professor Martin […]

25th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Kind-hearted staff at Hampshire care home raise £2,500 for colleague

Kind-hearted staff at Hampshire care home raise £2,500 for colleague

KIND-HEARTED residents and staff at a Hampshire care home have raised thousands of pounds for a much-loved colleague who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Graham Bishop, and his wife Pat, who both work at Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge in Lymington, were overcome with emotion after being presented with a £2,500 cheque by Home Manager […]

20th April 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

7th April 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 […]

22nd March 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 […]

15th March 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 […]

13th March 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 […]

8th March 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 […]

8th March 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 […]

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