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    Bradford care home residents taken back to the 1950’s

    Bradford care home residents taken back to the 1950’s

    An Anchor care home, Mill View in Bradford, has celebrated the opening of its brand new on-site 1950s diner with the king himself, Elvis Presley, making a special appearance.   Transporting residents back in time, the kitsch diner is kitted out with slick leather booths, a vintage jukebox, and a milkshake machine. There is also […]

    15th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Recruitment and retention of capable, valued and supported care staff has never been more critical

    Recruitment and retention of capable, valued and supported care staff has never been more critical

    Findings from the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) ‘Driving Improvement’ report – exploring how adult social care services from across the country have managed to turn around their inspection quality rating from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’ – show that the recruitment and retention of capable, valued and supported staff has never been more critical to achieving the […]

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    Catch that pigeon now!

    Catch that pigeon now!

    A Lancashire Care Home has reunited a lost racing pigeon with its owners, after finding out that it was released over 250 miles away in Portsmouth.    Stocks Hall Care Home, in the delightful rural village of Mawdesley in Lancashire, welcomed an unexpected visitor of the feathered kind.    Home Manager, Faye Cooper says “A […]

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    Former nursery nurse proves it’s never too late for a new career in social care

    Former nursery nurse proves it’s never too late for a new career in social care

    A former nursery nurse, who became an apprentice aged 55, has been named this year’s top health and social care apprentice at Cheshire College South and West, beating 200 other health and social care apprentices to the top spot.   Angela Roberts, now 57 and a support worker at Belong Warrington, was a nursery nurse […]

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    Teesside care home cake sale for the Stroke Association

    Teesside care home cake sale for the Stroke Association

    A TEESSIDE care home cake sale has raised over £100 for the Stroke Association.   The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, sold home-baked cakes and biscuits to residents, relatives and visiting health professionals to raise the funds.   They collected £116 from the sale – taking their total raised for the charity to […]

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    Care Home Open Day event raises money for Stowmarket care home’s garden project

    Care Home Open Day event raises money for Stowmarket care home’s garden project

    Hillcroft House residential care home in Stowmarket, Suffolk, opened its doors to neighbours and friends in celebration of National Care Home Open Day and was delighted to raise over £200 for a garden project for its residents. Visitors were invited to enjoy entertainment and refreshments, and an array of activities including a prize raffle.  Music […]

    15th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Husband and wife care workers retire after two decades at Newcastle-upon-Tyne home

    Husband and wife care workers retire after two decades at Newcastle-upon-Tyne home

    HUSBAND and wife care home workers Kevin and Pauline Healy are set to retire after a combined 42 years.   The couple have spent the last two decades at Willowdene Care Home, in Hebburn, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne.   Kevin started at the home when it opened in 1996, working weekends doing laundry. Pauline started two years […]

    10th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Special recruitment drive tempts nurses into care

    Special recruitment drive tempts nurses into care

    A nursing home’s recruitment campaign offering new nurse recruits a free holiday in the sun before they start work, is already paying dividends. Saint Cecilia’s Nursing Home in Scarborough launched its new golden hello package on Saturday during Care Home Open Day and has already got half a dozen potential  candidates. The welcome package offers […]

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    Dorset nursing home gains national accolade for end of life care

    Dorset nursing home gains national accolade for end of life care

    A Dorset nursing home has gained a national accolade for the way it supports relatives whose loved ones receive end of life care.    Team members at Canford Chase in Poole took part in a year-long programme run by the Point of Care Foundation, an independent charity, called ‘Living Well to the Very End’.   […]

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    Avery Healthcare raises £2,635.54 for Dementia UK

    Avery Healthcare raises £2,635.54 for Dementia UK

    Staff and residents across Avery care homes were proud to support Dementia UK through their March Tea Party event, part of the charity’s Time for a Cuppa campaign. Despite the cold and snow that week the Avery homes persevered and enjoyed a great time raising a total of £2,635.54 for Dementia UK.   Residents and […]

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    Sheffield Lord Mayor awards “a true role model for the care industry”

    Sheffield Lord Mayor awards “a true role model for the care industry”

    A Sheffield care worker that once performed life saving CPR on a resident has been personally thanked by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield for her exemplary 22 years service at Rosebank Nursing Home in S4. Helen Ibottson was full of emotion at the surprise visit by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Anne Murphy, who […]

    10th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    £7m Heanor care home will create over 100 care jobs

    £7m Heanor care home will create over 100 care jobs

    Ashmere Derbyshire held a ground breaking ceremony which saw the deputy mayor, councillors, main contractors and three generations of the Poxton family in attendance to celebrate the start of build at a brand new 60 bed home in Heanor.   It was a highly anticipated day as it had been over 6 years since they […]

    27th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care UK employee loses toes fundraising for a good cause

    Care UK employee loses toes fundraising for a good cause

    A Care UK care home regional facilities manager, praised by colleagues for his determination in ensuring residents’ wellbeing, has shown the same dedication during a 300 mile race in temperatures as low as -54 degrees.   Now 46-year-old Nick Griffiths, from Bolton, is recovering at home from the fourth degree frostbite that will see him […]

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    Introducing Log my Care – the simplest and cheapest way for care homes to start electronic care planning.

    Introducing Log my Care – the simplest and cheapest way for care homes to start electronic care planning.

    Log my Care is the easiest way to get a residential care home up and running with electronic care planning. The new system has been developed by carers for carers and has been specifically designed to overcome the challenging amounts of administration and paperwork involved in delivering residential care. “We saw first-hand what a burden […]

    19th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care homes are stuck between a rock and a hard place

    Care homes are stuck between a rock and a hard place

    The proportion of care homes rated “inadequate” or “requires improvement” increased in 1 in 5 local authority areas in 2017. A dramatic variation in the quality of care homes at a regional and local authority level across England continues to exist. The North West is the worst performing region when it comes to the proportion […]

    15th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Long standing Truro carer rewarded for taking part in Employee Engagement Survey

    Long standing Truro carer rewarded for taking part in Employee Engagement Survey

    A long standing employee of Barchester Healthcare has been rewarded with a brand new car for her participation in the company’s 2017 Employee Engagement Survey. Betty Verran, a carer in Kenwyn Care Home in Truro, Cornwall, was presented with the keys to a Fiat 500 in Bossa Nova White from Chief Executive Pete Calveley and […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    New carers become ‘Dementia Friends’ at Watford nursing home

    New carers become ‘Dementia Friends’ at Watford nursing home

    The Chase care centre in Watford, Hertfordshire, has welcomed seven new carers to the home, and as part of the home’s induction programme has provided ‘Dementia Friends’.   The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, is providing Dementia Friends training as mandatory practice to all new members of staff that join the […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    New Forest hospice praises care home residents for ‘phenomenal’ fundraising

    New Forest hospice praises care home residents for ‘phenomenal’ fundraising

    People living with dementia have found a crafty way to support a New Forest hospice charity.   Residents at Colten Care’s Linden House care home in Lymington sold greeting cards and pictures they made in arts sessions as part of a fundraising drive for Oakhaven Hospice Trust.   They and fellow Colten residents at nearby […]

    14th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Maritime charity humbled by unwavering support

    Maritime charity humbled by unwavering support

    A Home Manager from Sutton is celebrating 35 years’ service to a Banstead-based maritime charity, having dedicated her life to the care of former seafarers and mariners. Home Manager Anne Kasey from the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society first joined the Society as a nurse at the previous care home located in another area of Banstead […]

    5th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Efforts by social care teams to cope with winter pressures highlighted by ADASS

    Efforts by social care teams to cope with winter pressures highlighted by ADASS

    “TEAMWORK MAKES THE DIFFERENCE”: ADASS HIGHLIGHTS EFFORTS OF SOCIAL CARE TEAMS TO COPE WITH WINTER PRESSURES  “Whole system” approaches to care, preventative work to keep people out of hospital, and a flu immunisation programme are just some of the measures taken across the country to pre-empt winter pressures affecting Health and Social Care, the Association […]

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