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    Care Industry News Protection Policy Update

    Care Industry News Protection Policy Update

      The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force on 25 May 2018. At Care Industry News, we’re completely committed to protecting the data you share with us, so we’ve updated our Data Protection Notice and encourage you to have a read. Here’s what’s new: It’s clearer. We’ve rewritten our Privacy Policy to […]

    21st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Lord O’Shaughnessy discusses how GDPR can benefit care homes

    Lord O’Shaughnessy discusses how GDPR can benefit care homes

    Data protection laws are set to change in a few weeks as we prepare for the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But what do the new rules mean, and why do they matter for care homes?  The GDPR replaces the current Data Protection Act, and will set a stronger framework for […]

    6th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    An apprentice at 50, Shelly can’t believe how good she feels

    An apprentice at 50, Shelly can’t believe how good she feels

    Shelly, is a bubbly bright Support worker who takes huge pride in her role and the difference she makes every day to the lives of people she supports at Holland House, a Consensus service which provides support for people with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Eighteen months ago, Shelly had reached the big 50 and had taken time […]

    23rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care group nominated for Inspiring Wellbeing Awards

    Care group nominated for Inspiring Wellbeing Awards

    Sunrise Senior Living UK’s Reward Team have been nominated for a prize at the prestigious Inspiring Wellbeing Awards taking place on 20th February.   The Reward Team have been nominated for the Inspiring Wellbeing Award for the Workplace, as a result of their dedication to the wellbeing of all team members at Sunrise, and the caring […]

    16th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care firm hailed as a beacon of quality after celebrating unique landmark

    Care firm hailed as a beacon of quality after celebrating unique landmark

    A pioneering care organisation is celebrating a major milestone for the quality of the service it provides. Pendine Park was the first nursing home in the UK to be awarded a British quality mark 25 years ago. The British Standard 5750 award was presented in 1993 by the then Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for […]

    6th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Council wrongly decides elderly woman had spent her money to avoid paying care fees

    Council wrongly decides elderly woman had spent her money to avoid paying care fees

    North Yorkshire County Council stopped paying for an elderly woman’s care home after it decided she gave away money to avoid paying the fees, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. Following an investigation, the Ombudsman is now asking the council to reassess the woman’s finances and repay her any money she should […]

    3rd February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Survey is further evidence that social care crisis is rising up the worry list of MPs

    Survey is further evidence that social care crisis is rising up the worry list of MPs

    Responding to a report by Independent Age revealing that two-thirds of MPs in England believe there is a lack of high-quality care homes for older people in their constituencies, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “This telling survey is further evidence that the social care crisis is […]

    25th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    CQC Chief Executive announces intention to step down in the summer

    CQC Chief Executive announces intention to step down in the summer

    Sir David Behan has announced his intention to step down as Chief Executive of CQC. He will continue in the role until the summer to allow the appointment process for a successor to take place. Sir David said: “After six years at CQC and over 40 years continuous employment in health and social care, I […]

    15th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Specialist care operator Regard secures new investor

    Specialist care operator Regard secures new investor

    The Regard Group, the UK’s fourth largest private organisation providing supported living and residential services for people with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health needs and Acquired Brain Injury has secured a new investor enabling it to continue developing its care services. Regard, which now has 161 services and 1,186 beds across the country, has been acquired […]

    20th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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