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UKHCA makes a response to social care proposals announced in the Queen’s speech

UKHCA makes a response to social care proposals announced in the Queen’s speech

Today, within the Queen’s speech, the Government has outlined its long terms plans to address the social care crisis. The Government has indicated that the consultation will set out options to improve the social care system and to put it on a more secure financial foundation, supporting individuals, families and communities. Bridget Warr CBE, UKHCA’s […]

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Sanctuary Group expands portfolio with purchase of thirty five Embrace care services

Sanctuary Group expands portfolio with purchase of thirty five Embrace care services

Leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group has expanded its portfolio of care homes, with the purchase of 35 residential care homes and a supported living scheme from Embrace Group.   The homes, which are largely in Scotland and the North East, will dovetail with Sanctuary’s 68 existing care homes, which are mostly in the […]

19th June 2017 | By | Reply More
MHA’s Stoke North Live at Home celebrates 25th anniversary

MHA’s Stoke North Live at Home celebrates 25th anniversary

On 14th June, MHA’s Stoke North Live at Home Scheme will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Floral Hall, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent. Taking place from 12.30-3.30pm, The Lord Mayor Cllr Ross Irving and other local dignitaries will be in attendance. Since 1989, the national charity MHA has run Live at Home, local schemes promoting […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Not enough value placed on unpaid care says general public

Not enough value placed on unpaid care says general public

The UK public does not feel that unpaid carers are sufficiently valued, according to a new online public poll published today (12 June) for the start of Carers Week. More than 7 in 10 (74%) of the UK public feel carers are not sufficiently valued by society for the support they provide and this figure […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care providers look for clarity on social care following General Election

Care providers look for clarity on social care following General Election

The Independent Care Group says the country needs urgent clarity on how the government is going to tackle social care and help the 1.2m people currently living without the care they need. A rapid resolution of the political leadership of the UK is urgent, so that a new Government can build a consensus to secure […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
102 year old Rose uses her right to vote

102 year old Rose uses her right to vote

Staff and volunteers working across Jewish Care are doing all they can to support clients to have their say in today’s election.   102 year old Rose was the oldest Jewish Care resident who chose to vote in person rather than by post commented “it’s something I have always done”. As she was wheeled off […]

8th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Talented Gaynor Jones picks up her pencils again at the Pendine Park care organisation

Talented Gaynor Jones picks up her pencils again at the Pendine Park care organisation

A grandmother who rediscovered the joy of art 50 years after being wrongly told her drawings were no good is looking forward to her first ever exhibition. Talented Gaynor Jones, 57, from Gwespyr, in Flintshire, picked up her pencils again while attending art classes at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham where she receives […]

1st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Older people explore identity and community through engaging arts programme

Older people explore identity and community through engaging arts programme

Last week Jewish Care clients in north London performed original songs and presented photography and artwork at a celebration of a six month long multi-arts project run by award-winning charity Create. The event, which took place at the Michael Sobell Jewish Community Centre, came at the culmination of Create’s creativity:revealed project, which has been bringing […]

31st May 2017 | By | Reply More
Herefordshire care scheme raises over £400 for charity

Herefordshire care scheme raises over £400 for charity

A care facility in Ledbury welcomed the Malvern Male Voice Choir to perform for its residents, raising over £400 for a local charity.   Residents and guests at Leadon Bank Extra Care Housing enjoyed an hour-long performance from the choir last Thursday (18 May), which included amusing solo pieces and three poetry readings based on […]

26th May 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

12th May 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 […]

11th May 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 […]

20th April 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 […]

11th April 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 […]

6th April 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 […]

6th April 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 […]

28th March 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, […]

23rd March 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 […]

22nd March 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 […]

9th February 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 […]

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