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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

June 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Craegmoor sponsors Stafford disability support group

Craegmoor sponsors Stafford disability support group

Craegmoor, part of the Priory Group of Companies, is supporting a charity dedicated to raising awareness of the issues faced when caring for people with special needs.   ‘Dads and Disabilities Support’ (DADS), based in Cannock, is holding an event aimed at breaking down barriers and changing perceptions on disability.   The event takes place […]

May 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Panorama programme does not represent UK care

Panorama programme does not represent UK care

‘Don’t tar all care facilities with same brush’ MD speaks out following Panorama programme   THE MD of an award-winning retirement village has urged the public not to tar all care homes with the same brush following abuse revelations in this weeks episode of BBC Panorama Behind Closed Doors.   Jeremy Walford, the managing director […]

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Want to market your care home?

Want to market your care home?

  Marketing- It’s a funny old word and it can bring to mind all sorts of pictures but it’s definitely the way forward for care operators and their owners, big or small- group size I mean! The world has changed a lot and so has care. The old Victorian vicarage turned care home, run by the […]

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The London Autistic Spectrum Condition Centre praised for its quality care

The London Autistic Spectrum Condition Centre praised for its quality care

The London Autistic Spectrum Condition Centre in Anerley, part of specialist care provider Glen Care, has been praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the quality of its care. The positive report mans that all of Glen Care’s secure services are now fully compliant with the CQC standards. Following a recent inspection the service […]

March 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care provider rewards 40 employees for dedicated long service

Care provider rewards 40 employees for dedicated long service

West Yorkshire based Czajka Care Group has rewarded 40 members of its team who have all spent more than 15 years working for the company. The care provider recently hosted a party to reward them and say thank you for their hard work and loyalty.  Of the 40 employees that attended over half have been with […]

March 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Social care spokesman calls for an end to unacceptable local government cuts

Social care spokesman calls for an end to unacceptable local government cuts

Leading social care spokesman Mike Padgham has called for an end to under-funding after a damning report exposed a ‘catastrophic’ situation for vulnerable older people. The report, by Age UK, revealed that at least 800,000 older people are going without help as a result of funding cuts. Age UK research found that the proportion of […]

March 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Barchester Healthcare only care provider in Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For 2014

Barchester Healthcare only care provider in Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For 2014

National care home provider, Barchester Healthcare appears in the Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work for list 2014 for the sixth time and is still the only care provider in the listing. The results were announced at an event hosted by BBC Breakfast Presenter Kate Silverton and were listed in yesterday’s Sunday Times. The […]

March 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Regional care provider secures meeting with Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb

Regional care provider secures meeting with Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb

A senior regional care advocate Mike Padgham is to hold his second top-level meeting with a Government minister in a matter of weeks to press for more help for a sector that looks after the country’s most vulnerable people. Mike Padgham is to meet Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb on Monday to urge him to provide […]

February 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care providers provide essential services despite challenging conditions

Care providers provide essential services despite challenging conditions

Spare a thought for all the brave and hardworking care and support workers out in this dreadful weather, providing essential care services to all their clients.  With the worst of the storms behind us for the moment, delivering a care service is still proving to be a challenge. Despite these grim conditions, Caremark care and […]

February 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Craegmoor enhances porfolio with acquisition of New Directions

Craegmoor enhances porfolio with acquisition of New Directions

Craegmoor, part of the Priory Group of Companies, has enhanced its portfolio of care services with the acquisition of New Directions, a company providing specialist residential care and Supported Community Living for individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). New Directions operates five homes, with a total of 34 beds, in the Hastings area. Prader-Willi Syndrome is […]

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