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Advancing Care – new report highlights some of the latest research into care homes

Advancing Care – new report highlights some of the latest research into care homes

A new report from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) shows how clinical research is working to address the challenges faced by people working and living in care homes.     Advancing Care – Research with Care Homes, a themed review of NIHR-funded studies, looks at an area of research that has historically received […]

25th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Christine retires bringing 30 year care career to an end

Christine retires bringing 30 year care career to an end

A THIRTY year veteran of the care sector has retired after leading a successful care home in Stockton-on-Tees. Christine Reason will bring her career to a close at the end of July, when staff, residents, families and friends of the home will mark the occasion with a party.   Chris has been home manager at […]

21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
Caring Homes celebrate 1000th staff member to complete dementia training

Caring Homes celebrate 1000th staff member to complete dementia training

A care worker at Oak Manor care home in Norfolk had a surprise visit from the Caring Homes managing director who presented her with an Ipad as the 1000th person to successfully complete the company’s dementia training.   Marlise Moura, who has worked at Oak Manor for a year alongside her husband Joao was delighted […]

19th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Three members of staff celebrate 75 years of care in Gillingham

Three members of staff celebrate 75 years of care in Gillingham

Three members of staff from Rogers House, Abbeyfield Kent’s care home in Gillingham, have a combined total of 75 years of caring for our residents.   Lorraine Laker, Pam Hartmann and Val Banfield began their employment at Rogers House when the care home first opened in 1992. The three dedicated staff members have an extremely […]

10th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Hull and East Riding based care group continues investment in its activities and wellbeing programme

Hull and East Riding based care group continues investment in its activities and wellbeing programme

A Hull and East Riding based care group is continuing to invest in its activities and wellbeing programme with the creation of a new specialist lead role in this area. Hica Group, which operates 19 care homes across the area, as well as two retirement villages, has promoted quality and compliance advisor, Brian Johnson, to […]

7th July 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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