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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, […]

16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Braving the shave for Salisbury care home’s ‘good sports’

Braving the shave for Salisbury care home’s ‘good sports’

Four Salisbury care home colleagues went a cut above to raise more than £1,300 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Losing their locks in a sponsored head shave at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge in Stratford Road were laundry assistants Libby Durham and Carol Petty and domestic staff Martin Cannings and Debbie Pepper. Each surpassed their personal fundraising […]

8th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes should turn to tech to ease staff shortages

Care homes should turn to tech to ease staff shortages

Care homes could ease the pressure of staff shortages, and potentially enable their residents to be less reliant on support for some basic activities, by making more use of technology. A new survey by UNISON has claimed the care system is failing elderly residents because of lack of staff. The survey found more than a […]

4th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Defibrillator bid for high-flying Dorset care team

Defibrillator bid for high-flying Dorset care team

Carers at a north Dorset nursing and residential home are preparing to hit the heights in a bid to raise cash to buy a community defibrillator. Novice free-fallers Becci Hancock and Emily Butler, both healthcare assistants at Colten Care’s Abbey View in Sherborne, will make their 10,000-ft sky dives above Old Sarum airfield near Salisbury. […]

2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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