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Brunelcare celebrate 19 years of being awarded Investors in People

Brunelcare celebrate 19 years of being awarded Investors in People

For the 19th year running, Brunelcare have been awarded the Investors in People Standard. This is a standard recognising that Brunelcare is a great employer, is an outstanding place to work and has a clear commitment to sustainability. Investors in People is the standard for people management.  Their standard defines what it takes for organisations […]

May 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
South West education and care specialist secures growth funding

South West education and care specialist secures growth funding

The Phoenix Learning and Care Group has agreed a £4.5m refinance facility with the Royal Bank of Scotland to support the future growth of the business as it looks to roll out new sites across the region.   Established in 2006, Phoenix Learning and Care Group is headquartered in Barnstaple and is a well-respected provider […]

May 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kind-hearted staff at Hampshire care home raise £2,500 for colleague

Kind-hearted staff at Hampshire care home raise £2,500 for colleague

KIND-HEARTED residents and staff at a Hampshire care home have raised thousands of pounds for a much-loved colleague who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Graham Bishop, and his wife Pat, who both work at Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge in Lymington, were overcome with emotion after being presented with a £2,500 cheque by Home Manager […]

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stirling housing support service triumphs with five star review

Stirling housing support service triumphs with five star review

 A Stirling housing and care provider has been heavily praised by the Care Inspectorate after it received a five star review for its services.   The Inspection Report for Blackwood’s Forth Valley Services revealed five star grades in the “care and support” and “management and leadership” categories – a testament to the quality of customer […]

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Michael Mansfield’s ‘Silence of Suicide’ event attracts huge audience at University of Huddersfield

Michael Mansfield’s ‘Silence of Suicide’ event attracts huge audience at University of Huddersfield

Michael Mansfield’s ‘Silence of Suicide’ event attracts huge audience at University The event shattered the stigma surrounding suicide by providing an open forum for people who have attempted suicide or those affected by the suicide of someone close WE need opportunities to come together and talk about suicide more freely if we are to breakdown […]

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jewish community village celebrates topping out ceremony

Jewish community village celebrates topping out ceremony

Belong Morris Feinmann, a new Jewish community care village in Didsbury, has celebrated a key milestone, with a topping out ceremony to mark the completion of the site’s roof and main building work.     Deborah Baker, General Manager of Belong Morris Feinmann, was joined by Ian Paul, Chair of Morris Feinmann Homes Trust and […]

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Home From Home Care scoops Investors In People Gold Award

Home From Home Care scoops Investors In People Gold Award

The UK’s largest parent-led specialist residential care provider, Home From Home Care, are delighted to announce they have been awarded an Investors In People Gold accreditation. Based in Lincolnshire, Home From Home Care opened ‘The Old Hall’ in Fiskerton, its first specialist residential care service for adults with complex needs, in 2005, employing 25 staff […]

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Alpine cycling’ boosts care village residents’ wellbeing

‘Alpine cycling’ boosts care village residents’ wellbeing

Specialist care village, Belong Macclesfield, is helping residents in their 80s and 90s to experience cycling through the mountains of the Swiss Alps, walking through the streets of Amsterdam or rowing along the Rhine, thanks to the introduction of specialist virtual reality cardiovascular equipment. The equipment has been proven to increase older people’s independence, balance, […]

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Eighty Seven year old Exmouth resident learns to read!

Eighty Seven year old Exmouth resident learns to read!

Shared Lives South West’s Ursula Shepherd is proof that it’s never too late in life to learn. Ursula, who lives with Shared Lives carer Lesley Waller in Exmouth, has been having lessons to learn to read. The 87 year old being taught by a teacher from Learn Devon at the Kennaway Centre near to where […]

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
11 CQC Outstanding Rating for Home Instead

11 CQC Outstanding Rating for Home Instead

Caregivers with ‘hearts of gold who know how to make their clients day’ have been recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in Home Instead Senior Care’s excellent 11th Outstanding rating.   Its Epsom and Mole Valley office, opened by Paul and Jill Tame seven years ago, has become the latest chapter in the brand’s […]

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pioneering centre to provide innovative care and support in Darlington

Pioneering centre to provide innovative care and support in Darlington

AN AWARD winning retirement village is investing £1.5m in a new care centre as it continues with growth plans as a leader of innovative care. Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington, is building the radical centre following the success of its innovative Family Living service, which provides opportunities and active participation, particularly for people with […]

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
New report sets out why dementia and learning disabilities needs better representation in policy, practice and research

New report sets out why dementia and learning disabilities needs better representation in policy, practice and research

People with learning disabilities are five times more likely than those in the general population to develop dementia*. Today a partnership of voluntary sector organisations launch a new report calling for the needs of people with learning disabilities and dementia to be better addressed.   Dementia has never had such a high profile. The Prime […]

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Activities give around 11,000 older people somewhere to go on Christmas Day

Activities give around 11,000 older people somewhere to go on Christmas Day

National charity Friends of the Elderly has been working in partnership with the charity Community Christmas this festive season to tackle loneliness among older people, by identifying and promoting hundreds of activities taking place on Christmas Day.   As a result of hard work and determination by volunteers and businesses across the UK, more than […]

January 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Enhancing safety around the loo

Enhancing safety around the loo

Using the bathroom, particularly going to the toilet, is one of the most dangerous places in the home. Making it safer by use of effective transfer assistive technology could reduce the risk, and also help older people stay in their own home instead of being admitted to long-term care.   Installing a toilet lift to […]

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cross-party talks needed to explore social care crisis

Cross-party talks needed to explore social care crisis

In response to reports that the Prime Minister is set to relax the rules on council tax rises in an attempt to help fund social care, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people’s charity said:   “The level of calls across the social care sector for the government to take action has […]

December 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Excellent all round for Marchglen care team

Excellent all round for Marchglen care team

Marchglen Care Centre in Fishcross, Clackmannanshire, is celebrating after receiving a superb report from the Care Inspectorate in Scotland for the second year running. Part of the Caring Homes Group, Marchglen was inspected in October and received top marks. Inspectors assessed two of the four categories, quality of care and support, plus quality of management […]

December 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cheshire care home residents celebrate fair’s fundraising success

Cheshire care home residents celebrate fair’s fundraising success

Elm House residential care home in Nantwich, Cheshire, is celebrating its fundraising success after raising over £270 at its Autumn Fair. The event saw staff, residents and friends of the home come together to raise money for the Elm House residents’ activities fund.   The Autumn Fair, which is held annually at Elm House, hosted […]

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Autumn Statement spells deepening misery for many older people says Age UK

Autumn Statement spells deepening misery for many older people says Age UK

No additional investment in social care is a disaster for older people Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK said: “The Government’s failure to provide any respite for our beleaguered social care system in the Autumn Statement spells deepening misery for many older people.”   ‎”It means current trends are certain to continue: more older […]

November 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Czajka care staff stand up to cancer and raise over £400

Czajka care staff stand up to cancer and raise over £400

More than £400 has been raised for Cancer Research UK thanks to a team of carers, staff and residents at Czajka Care Group’s Brookfield Care Home in the Nab Wood area of Shipley.    Activities Coordinator Julie Morley organised the ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ event which saw residents, their families, staff and visitors take part […]

November 7, 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 […]

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