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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 […]

4th January 2018 | By | Reply More
New Year’s Honours: OBE for Veterans’ Charity Director

New Year’s Honours: OBE for Veterans’ Charity Director

The Director of Care at The Royal Star & Garter Homes has received an OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List. The award was made to Pauline Shaw in recognition of her services to Veterans.   As a nurse, Pauline has worked in clinical practice and health & social care since 1982. She has […]

29th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home strengthens business links in local community

Care home strengthens business links in local community

Abbotswood Court Care Home has hosted The Mountbatten School’s Business Patrons’ Club, enabling the school to continue building its relationships with local businesses. Respected local figures recently gathered at Abbotswood Court Care Home in Romsey for The Mountbatten School’s Business Patrons’ Club. The Club is a pivotal group ensuring strong links with businesses. Through these […]

22nd December 2017 | By | Reply More
Kingdom Homes hosts annual care staff awards

Kingdom Homes hosts annual care staff awards

Kingdom Homes, who have 10 care homes throughout Fife, recently held their annual Staff Awards evening in a local hotel. Over 100 staff were present to celebrate the achievements of Kingdom Homes employees over the past 12 months.   The “Employee of the Year” were voted for by residents, relatives and their fellow colleagues. The […]

14th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Ormskirk care staff have an Elf of a day for dementia charity

Ormskirk care staff have an Elf of a day for dementia charity

From the youngest to the oldest, Stocks Hall, Ormskirk’s Home, Santa and his team, worked very hard raising money for charity recently.  Elf Day held on Friday 8th December encourages schools, colleges and other organisation to unleash their inner Elf and fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Society. The team of ……not so little elves, worked around the […]

14th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Sanctuary Care staff wow in this year’s Christmas Cake Competition

Sanctuary Care staff wow in this year’s Christmas Cake Competition

The culinary creativity of Sanctuary Care staff has once again wowed the judges in this year’s Christmas Cake Competition. Now in its 10th year, the contest tasks staff from Sanctuary Care’s homes across the country to make a traditional fruit Christmas cake, iced to their own unique design. The cakes are carefully transported to its […]

14th December 2017 | By | Reply More
How CPD has changed over the years, but in a good way- Skills for Care blog

How CPD has changed over the years, but in a good way- Skills for Care blog

The end of October marked my three year anniversary at Skills for Care. As you might expect, Skills for Care is pretty proactive in supporting continued professional development (CPD), so it’s been a very busy three years, but I’ve been fortunate to work for other organisations keen to support staff development. Let’s jump back a […]

13th December 2017 | By | Reply More
New Year, new qualifications framework information from Skills for Care

New Year, new qualifications framework information from Skills for Care

I know we’ve only just got our heads around the move from NVQs to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) but we will soon have to move with the times again and get used to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF will replace the QCF from 1 January 2018 but anyone who has enrolled […]

11th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Blairgowrie care home bids fond farewell to long serving housekeeper

Blairgowrie care home bids fond farewell to long serving housekeeper

A care home in Blairgowrie is saying farewell to the housekeeper who has been part of the team for almost 30 years, as she takes a well-earned retirement. Helen Lovie, who was the housekeeper at Muirton House, on Essendy Road, has retired from the post after 28 years of service. Helen was initially employed as […]

8th December 2017 | By | Reply More
East Hertfordshire care home to create over fifty care jobs

East Hertfordshire care home to create over fifty care jobs

A brand new care home, currently under construction in Buntingford, is creating over 50 job opportunities for local people over the next few months.  Layston Grove on Keen Avenue, is due to open in March 2018 and will provide residential and dementia care to 66 residents in luxurious en-suite accommodation. The home will be the […]

29th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Senior carer makes a difference at Romsey care home

Senior carer makes a difference at Romsey care home

Senior Carer, Matt Byres, has won Abbotswood Court Care Home’s quarterly ‘You Make The Difference’ Award nominated and voted by carers, residents, their families and visitors.   Matt Byres, a Senior Carer at Abbotswood Court Care Home in Romsey, has won the Home’s quarterly ‘You Make The Difference Award’, receiving a voucher for £100.00. The […]

28th November 2017 | By | Reply More
South coast care home provider launches dedicated team to enable residents to enjoy life to the full!

South coast care home provider launches dedicated team to enable residents to enjoy life to the full!

Care homes champion winter wellbeing as companionship role takes off   A south coast care home provider has launched a dedicated team role to enable residents at its 20 homes enjoy each day as fully as possible.   Family-owned Colten Care has brought the functions of social carers and activity organisers together under one job […]

27th November 2017 | By | Reply More
New Century Care honours its most committed and outstanding staff in their ‘Caring Hearts’ awards

New Century Care honours its most committed and outstanding staff in their ‘Caring Hearts’ awards

New Century Care has honoured its most committed and outstanding staff in their second ‘Caring Hearts’ awards – held to recognise those staff who go above and beyond to provide the highest quality care.   In total, 28 members of staff from across all 21 of New Century Care’s care homes were honoured by fellow […]

23rd November 2017 | By | Reply More
West Yorkshire care provider takes proactive stance against workplace stress

West Yorkshire care provider takes proactive stance against workplace stress

BRADFORD based Czajka Care Group has become one of the UK’s first care operators to take a proactive stance against workplace stress, by incorporating dedicated training into the induction programmes of all its new employees.  Following the initial success of the pilot scheme, the company now plans to offer the training to its entire team […]

23rd November 2017 | By | Reply More
New Welwyn Garden City care home to create 60 care jobs

New Welwyn Garden City care home to create 60 care jobs

A brand new care facility named Oakview Lodge will create up to 60 jobs for local people. This new care home is located on the site of the old Queen Elizabeth ll Hospital in Welwyn Garden City and will provide essential specialist dementia and residential care, with a philosophy of holding all residents and their […]

10th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Team effort raises over £21,000 for trips out!

Team effort raises over £21,000 for trips out!

Moor House care home in Staines, run by charity Friends of the Elderly, has reached its fundraising target of £21,745 to buy a minibus to take residents and older members of the Staines community out on day trips. The final push in fundraising was a charity dinner held at Bella Napoli at the end of […]

9th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Home Secretary praises Hastings care home staff for ‘great compassion’ and ‘devotion’

Home Secretary praises Hastings care home staff for ‘great compassion’ and ‘devotion’

Staff at a Hastings care home have been praised by the town’s MP for their “thoughtfulness” and dedication to caring for residents. Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary and MP for Hastings and Rye, read in the Hastings Observer how Kellie Carter and Kimberly Mann from Hastings Court care home on The Ridge had given up […]

8th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Dedicated Braintree care home staff shortlisted for awards

Dedicated Braintree care home staff shortlisted for awards

Staff at two Braintree care homes are on a roll after being shortlisted for three awards at The Prosper Essex Care Sector Awards. The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court care homes have recently been shortlisted for other national awards, bringing the total up to an incredible 15 short-listings. Home Manager at St Mary’s Court, […]

3rd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset Care recognise long-serving care staff

Somerset Care recognise long-serving care staff

Celebrations were recently held at Critchill Court to celebrating long-serving members of the staff team.   Presentations were made by the new Manager, Sadie Lott and Operations Manager, Sue Harvey. A combined total of 115 years were acknowledged at the event, which included Patsy Brown, who has reached an outstanding 20 years service with the […]

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