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TV presenter, restaurateur and author Prue Leith lunches with Jewish Care

TV presenter, restaurateur and author Prue Leith lunches with Jewish Care

TV presenter, restaurateur and author Prue Leith was the guest speaker at a lunch organised by Jewish Care’s Options Committee and sponsored by Maxwell Williams. The event held at Jewish Care’s Betty and Asher Loftus Centre and catered by the in-house team was judged by Prue to be; “the best charity lunch I have eaten”. […]

22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
St Nicholas House acquired by RD Capital Partners

St Nicholas House acquired by RD Capital Partners

One of the largest care homes on the Welsh borders, St Nicholas House, has been acquired by RD Capital Partners (RDCP Care) in a leveraged buyout deal supported by a seven figure funding package structured by Allied Irish Bank (GB). The 49 single bedded state-of-the-art purpose built facility has been purchased from its previous owners, […]

24th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist healthcare property consultancy HPC expand their team

Specialist healthcare property consultancy HPC expand their team

Specialist healthcare property consultancy HPC has expanded its team with the appointment of Sophie Bagley to the role of Consultant Surveyor. Sophie is a Chartered Surveyor with over 16 years post-qualification experience across a range of property sectors, including healthcare, residential development and property finance. She has extensive experience acting on behalf of financial institutions, […]

12th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Taunton care home celebrates grand ‘re-opening’ following refurbishment

Taunton care home celebrates grand ‘re-opening’ following refurbishment

A Taunton care home, which has been undergoing a series of improvements and refurbishments, is celebrating its ‘re-opening’ with a visit from the Mayor of Taunton Deane. Sherford Manor is constantly improving its service, recently hiring experienced new manager Katrina Ball, investing more than £300,000 in renovations, and the improvements the home has made were […]

2nd October 2017 | By | Reply More
Chester-Le-Street care home names wing after local artist

Chester-Le-Street care home names wing after local artist

A WING at Pelton Grange Care Home has been named after Chester-Le-Street artist George Levitt. The painter and photographer has been a long-term friend and supporter of the home, having donated eight works that are now enjoyed by residents and staff.   As a thank you for his ongoing support, a wing of the care […]

21st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Springhill Care Group take on local ‘Ambassador’ role

Springhill Care Group take on local ‘Ambassador’ role

East Lancashire-based Springhill Care Group has joined a group of ‘ambitious and prestigious’ local businesses with the opportunity to shape policy in the area. The care group, based in Accrington, has joined the Diamond Ambassador programme operated by the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.   Membership of the scheme is limited to just 60 companies, […]

27th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Buckinghamshire care homes ‘on song’ for NAPA Challenge

Buckinghamshire care homes ‘on song’ for NAPA Challenge

Buckinghamshire charity and care provider, The Fremantle Trust invited its residents and team members to warm up their vocal chords as part of the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) Challenge 2017 to sing the same song at the same time across a number of its homes. Residents and employees across the Trust’s care homes in […]

29th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Oakdale Care Group add newly built Duston care home to portfolio

Oakdale Care Group add newly built Duston care home to portfolio

LNT Care Developments has sold Timken Grange in Duston to Oakdale Care Group. Once complete, Timken Grange will provide a state-of-the-art 66 bed care home with amenities including a cinema, library, garden room and tea shop, all surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. Christine Cooper, Project Director at LNT Care Developments said: “We are delighted to be […]

21st February 2017 | By | Reply More
Further executive appointment at Manchester-based New Care

Further executive appointment at Manchester-based New Care

Fast growing Manchester-based care home operator, New Care, has appointed Cathryn Fairhurst as its chief operating officer.   In her new role, Cath takes responsibility for the quality of care and commercial performance of the care homes that operate under the New Care banner.  This includes the existing care centres and the recruitment and operating […]

9th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Winners of the 2016/2017 Best Employers In Care Awards Announced

Winners of the 2016/2017 Best Employers In Care Awards Announced

Smith & Henderson announced the winners of the inaugural Best Employers in Care Awards, based on feedback from thousands of carers.     Home Instead Senior Care received the Best Large Employer Award, Right at Home recognised with the Best Mid-Size Employer Award, Bridgewater Home Care received the Best Local (Independent) Employer Award and Home […]

8th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Housing association starts work building extra care housing scheme

Housing association starts work building extra care housing scheme

Now celebrating its 50th year, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has started work on its Maidstone extra care housing scheme, one of three planned projects in Kent, which combined, will provide care and housing for hundreds of older people.   The Larkfield extra care housing scheme, which is scheduled for completion in 2018, will provide 74 […]

12th January 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC Chief Executive David Behan accepts knighthood in New Years Honours

CQC Chief Executive David Behan accepts knighthood in New Years Honours

New Years Honours list includes Chief Executive David Behan CBE. According to the New Year Honours list David Behan, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission, is transforming the CQC from a troubled organisation into an effective and trusted regulator. He has led the development of a more in-depth and specialised model of inspection and […]

31st December 2016 | By | Reply More
Wren Retirement Living launches with series of themed events

Wren Retirement Living launches with series of themed events

Wren Retirement Living, a newly-established, luxury care provider in the South East and South West, has held a series of events to celebrate its launch.   Healthcare Management Solutions (HCMS) is now managing Featherton House, in Banbury, Linden House, in Epsom, Patcham Nursing Home, in Brighton, Westerham Place, in Westerham, and Wren House, in Warminster, […]

6th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Audley Care commits to enhanced contracts for care staff during Living Wage Week

Audley Care commits to enhanced contracts for care staff during Living Wage Week

As part of its ongoing commitment to being at the forefront of care provision, Audley Care has offered enhanced contracts to all of its care staff. It has become one of the first UK providers to offer all 231 Personal Care Assistants permanent contracts, which includes a contributory pension and benefits.   Paul Morgan, Operations […]

31st October 2016 | By | Reply More
Shropshire care home provider welcomes new sector leader

Shropshire care home provider welcomes new sector leader

The new Executive Director of the National Care Forum has paid a fact finding mission to one of Shropshire’s leading independent care home provider. Vic Rayner, who took up her role earlier this summer, spent a day with Coverage Care Services, finding out more about its organisation and meeting board members, staff and residents. Coverage […]

21st September 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home nurse celebrates twenty years of caring

Care home nurse celebrates twenty years of caring

A nurse at a Catterick Garrison nursing home for the elderly was treated to a surprise party to celebrate her two decades of service to the home and its residents.   Helen McFarlane-Stevens has worked at Rosedale Nursing Home, which provides permanent and respite care for up to 63 people with nursing, residential and dementia-related […]

9th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Rugby care home is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Rugby care home is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Mill Green in Rugby, Warwickshire, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection carried out in June. Mill Green provides accommodation and personal care for up to 15 younger adults, who may live with dementia, learning or physical disabilities or a life limiting condition. […]

25th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Sensory place instead of a waste of space

Sensory place instead of a waste of space

AN old room used for storing clutter in an ExtraCare village has been transformed into a stunning sensory space for seniors – thanks to a donation from a wish granting charity for the elderly.   Residents at Reeve Court Village in Rainhill, St Helens, have a brand new sensory room featuring tactile colour changing fibre […]

9th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Innovation in bed technology

Innovation in bed technology

Meeting the needs of an ageing population to reduce falls and promote enhanced care, dignity and independence The UK population is transforming. Thanks to medical advancements and better public awareness of the lifestyle factors that contribute to shorter life expectancies, we’re living longer lives. While this is of course to be celebrated, it also presents […]

2nd August 2016 | By | Reply More
Straight talking ADASS President Harold Bodmer will be sorely missed

Straight talking ADASS President Harold Bodmer will be sorely missed

David Behan, Chief Executive and Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care said: “We are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Harold Bodmer’s untimely death. He was an honourable and decent man who cared deeply about people, especially those in need of support. “In his too short months as ADASS President he […]

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