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Care provider climbs Three Peaks for Prince’s Trust

Care provider climbs Three Peaks for Prince’s Trust

Phil Burgan, Chairman & CEO of Maria Mallaband Care Group, set off on Saturday 28th March to climb the national 3 peaks – Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in The Lake District and Snowdon in Wales, in 24 Hours. Phil did the same challenge 44 years ago when he was 19, despite his £50 […]

April 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Home care company expands into North Yorkshire

Home care company expands into North Yorkshire

With care at home growing in demand in Harrogate, Mears home care is delighted to be offering new services within Harrogate and is looking to recruit staff within the central belt. Mears home care provides services on contract to Harrogate Borough Council and supports people of all ages with a wide range of care needs. […]

March 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
CQC sets out plans to call time on Inadequate adult social care-Update

CQC sets out plans to call time on Inadequate adult social care-Update

”Adult social care services in England that fail to improve within a year of being rated as Inadequate overall will face closure as part of plans to tackle failing care shared at today’s (Wednesday 17 July) Care Quality Commission (CQC) Public Board Meeting.” Read more Today’s update follows the announcement from the Secretary of State […]

December 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Birmingham Care Show highlights the vibrant UK care sector

Birmingham Care Show highlights the vibrant UK care sector

ORGANISERS ANNOUNCE AN INTERNATIONAL DEMENTIA CONFERENCE AND NEW BIGGER HALL AT THE NEC FOR 2015 www.careshow.co.uk/birmingham   The annual budgets of almost all visitors to this year’s Care Show have increased significantly year on year, demonstrating a vibrant UK Care Sector. Most notably, 447 additional visitors with an annual purchasing authority of over £250,000 attended, […]

November 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Common misconception across the industry that the Care Act is something that will affect local authorities alone

Common misconception across the industry that the Care Act is something that will affect local authorities alone

    The Keynote Seminar Theatre at The Care Show is hosting more than 30 leading industry commentators during this year’s event at the Birmingham NEC (November 4 & 5).Topics covered include: The Care Act – Implications for Providers; Understanding and marketing to the self funder; Recruitment training and retaining of staff; Occupancy levels and CQC regulation. There […]

October 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care homes praise home grown PR

Care homes praise home grown PR

Care homes embrace story telling as a powerful marketing tool as they praise a new, specific to the care industry, do it yourself PR toolkit.   Called Practical PR for your Care Home, the product is the brainchild of Colette Lowe from Chew PR and Simon Beck from Care Home Marketing Expert, who together felt […]

October 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
New national association for care providers launched

New national association for care providers launched

More than 40 regional and local care associations throughout England have joined forces to form a powerful new group to represent providers.   Called the Care Association Alliance, members believe it will be better placed to represent the needs of its members than existing national bodies.   But Debbie Le Quesne, the Chief Executive of […]

September 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
NHS Confederation and NHS Employers responds to CQC consultations

NHS Confederation and NHS Employers responds to CQC consultations

NHS Confederation and NHS Employers responds to CQC consultations on ‘duty of candour’ and ‘fit and proper persons’ Rob Webster, chief executive at the NHS Confederation, said: “We welcome the opportunity to provide views on the CQC’s new guidance on “duty of candour” and the “fit and proper persons” requirements. It is right that breaches […]

July 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
CQC consults on how providers can meet new ‘fundamental standards’ of care

CQC consults on how providers can meet new ‘fundamental standards’ of care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has drafted guidance on how the 46,000 health and adult social care providers and services that it regulates across England can meet the government’s new regulations on care and what actions it will take when they fail. The new regulations (called “fundamental standards”) are more focused and clear about the […]

July 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home hosts Country and Western Day for National Care Home Open Day

Care home hosts Country and Western Day for National Care Home Open Day

Celebrating National Care Home Open Day The Beeches care home in Brentwood, Essex held an American Country and Western Day which included line dancing in the morning followed by a barbeque and an afternoon of music with country and western singer Country Diamond. Residents staff and visitors were joined by Brentwood Mayor Vicky Davies who […]

June 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Shropshire care home sold to growing multiple operator

Shropshire care home sold to growing multiple operator

Friendly Care Group, operator of four care homes in the West Midlands, has added a fifth to its growing portfolio with the acquisition of Netherwood care home in the market town of Shifnal in Shropshire.   The care home was acquired by the group in a sale brokered by the specialist care property adviser Christie […]

June 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
The consultation continues – CQC changes post October 2014

The consultation continues – CQC changes post October 2014

The CQC consultation is progressing at pace. We have put together a brief overview of the proposed changes and what they may mean to care home operators.   The proposed changes are very much in draft form and these will change but highlighted below are the main points of interest to you as a provider […]

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