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Dedicated care workers receive a personal letter of thanks from the company CEO!

Dedicated care workers receive a personal letter of thanks from the company CEO!

It is not often that the head of a national home care provider feels moved to write a personal letter of thanks to care workers in his organization but then, there is a first time for everything. Kevin Lewis, CEO of Caremark Limited, was so impressed and touched by testimonials he saw regarding three care […]

7th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care village raises over £1,000 with sponsored cycle to Blackpool

Care village raises over £1,000 with sponsored cycle to Blackpool

Staff at Belong Atherton, the state-of-the-art care village in Atherton, Greater Manchester, have raised over £1,000 by completing a sponsored bike ride from Atherton to Blackpool. The funds will go towards purchasing specialist ‘Vecta’ equipment for the village. The equipment can transform any room into a multisensory, therapeutic environment for people receiving end of life […]

1st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group completes LGBT Awareness Training for Older People

Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group completes LGBT Awareness Training for Older People

Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group have recently embraced and completed Older & Out – LGBT Awareness Training. The training given by Age Concern Central Lancashire, seeks to increase awareness and give greater understanding of (especially older) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Age UK say “There’s a real diversity of people within the LGBT […]

25th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Fears grow that Brexit could cause staff shortages in social care

Fears grow that Brexit could cause staff shortages in social care

A Dorset care provider has spoken out over fears escalating recruitment problems and vacancy rates in the care system could get worse after Britain leaves the European Union. Brian Westlake, chairman of Dorset and Somerset care organisation Altogether Care said: “Social care has benefited from free movement of labour across the EU, hence the vision of […]

2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Government’s commitment to resolve sleep-in crisis welcomed by industry bodies in social care

Government’s commitment to resolve sleep-in crisis welcomed by industry bodies in social care

Today’s announcement that the Government has temporarily suspended its enforcement activity and will waive historical financial penalties against employers concerning sleep in shift pay for care workers has been welcomed by care industry bodies. VODG and Care England have been in active discussions with Government to create an appropriate framework for sleep in payments, in […]

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Suzie and her live-in care worker complete Race for Life

Suzie and her live-in care worker complete Race for Life

A former primary school teacher who lost her sight after being struck down with meningitis has completed Race for Life with the support of her Live-in Care Worker.   Suzie Prince completed the 5K race in Newbury with her Care Worker Zoe Hunt, who guided her around the course. The pair took part in the […]

14th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Godalming carers made guests of honour at community event

Godalming carers made guests of honour at community event

A group of hardworking local carers were made guests of honour at a recent community event, which was held during National Carers Week.   The event provided an opportunity to celebrate the hard work of carers who support their loved ones. It also marked the latest office opening by the national care provider Clarriots Care […]

29th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Fifteen staff members celebrated for over 220 years combined service at Peterborough care home

Fifteen staff members celebrated for over 220 years combined service at Peterborough care home

Fifteen members of staff at Park House nursing home in Peterborough have been thanked and recognised for their long service to the home.    The group have accrued a staggering 222 years’ service at the home between them, carrying out a range of roles to care for the residents. The home is part of the Healthcare […]

26th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Barchester says a big thank you to all their care staff

Barchester says a big thank you to all their care staff

This week is Carers’ Week and Barchester is saying a huge “thank you” to all of our wonderful carers! Barchester couldn’t provide the services it does without such hard working and compassionate carers who are committed to the company values. The care and support carers give helps people to live with dignity, choice and as much […]

15th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Greensleeves Care supports the Care Workers Charity

Greensleeves Care supports the Care Workers Charity

Greensleeves Care, the award-winning care charity, is the latest organisation to join the Care Workers Charity Supporter’s Club, which provides vital support to care workers who experience hardship. The Care Workers Charity supports the welfare needs of current, former and retired care sector workers. Paul Newman, Chief Executive of Greensleeves Care, said: “On behalf of […]

1st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Lincolnshire based Clarriots Care pledge their support to Dementia Friends

Lincolnshire based Clarriots Care pledge their support to Dementia Friends

Lincolnshire based carers have pledged to support people with dementia after taking part in a Dementia Friends workshop.   Clarriots Care is committed to training people about the complexities of dementia and what they can do to make a difference to the lives of people affected.   The Dementia Friends campaign is part of a […]

30th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Healthcare Homes unite to raise dementia awareness

Healthcare Homes unite to raise dementia awareness

Thirty-five care homes in the South and East of England are uniting in a campaign to raise awareness of dementia during a national awareness week.   As part of this year’s Dementia Awareness Week, the Healthcare Homes Group is promoting the work it does in homes and within communities to support those living with dementia […]

16th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Blandford care home residents welcome local students to ‘pimp my zimmer’

Blandford care home residents welcome local students to ‘pimp my zimmer’

Residents at Blandford Grange Care home in Blandford near Dorset have enjoyed a morning of fun and creativity with local students ‘pimping’ their ‘zimmers’ and wheelchairs. Thirty-one year three students from Milldown First School, which is situated next to the home, visited the residents on Thursday 4th May, to take part in the exciting project. The […]

10th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Swaffham nursing home recognises long service care staff with awards ceremony

Swaffham nursing home recognises long service care staff with awards ceremony

A Norfolk nursing care home ranked within the top 1% of care homes in the UK has recognised staff for their long service and dedication with a special presentation.   Meadow House Nursing Home in Swaffham, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, specialises in providing care for those with physical disabilities such as […]

9th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Glaswegian Housing and Care manager takes on mountains for charity!

Glaswegian Housing and Care manager takes on mountains for charity!

A 66 year old Glaswegian granddad has topped Scotland’s highest peak to complete a trio of events that saw him scale 2,430 metres and run 10,000 metres – raising £1,425 in the process. Gurdev Singh Pall, manager at Bield’s Westland Court, raised the fantastic total by climbing Ben Nevis, Mount Snowdon and completing the Great […]

8th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Complex care provider Badby Group launches #whyicare campaign

Complex care provider Badby Group launches #whyicare campaign

A COMPLEX care provider has launched a campaign to share the voices of kind hearted and compassionate carers. The #whyicare project records the thoughts of team members who want to combat negative stereotypes of social care. The Badby Group kicked off the campaign with videos from staff members across it’s four sites and have shared […]

17th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Construction begins on new Lichfield care home creating 100 care jobs

Construction begins on new Lichfield care home creating 100 care jobs

Work has started on the development of a brand new 70 bed care home on Stafford Road in Lichfield, which will bring much-needed care services and job opportunities to the area. The new home will be run by national care provider Barchester Healthcare when it opens in the summer of 2018. It will create around […]

16th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Gravesend & Dartford social care customers vote for Bluebird Care Assistant of the Year

Gravesend & Dartford social care customers vote for Bluebird Care Assistant of the Year

Local resident Melita Agnoli from High Street Gravesend works as a care Assistant with Bluebird Care (Gravesend & Dartford) and supports older people living in Gravesend and Dartford.   She was recently announced as Care Assistant of the Year for the Gravesend & Dartford area following asking customers who they feel should receive the award […]

9th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Home carer of the year announced in Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells

Home carer of the year announced in Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells

Bluebird Care is delighted to announce that local Rusthall resident Claudia Oliviera has recently been announced as Care Assistant of the year for Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells. The award is an excellent opportunity to celebrate and recognise the good work that so many people who work in care do.   The award was presented by […]

2nd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Loyal care staff recognised at Harrogate home care company

Loyal care staff recognised at Harrogate home care company

Two employees at a Yorkshire home care company have received long-service awards. Jo Wood and Carla Hainsworth joined Carefound Home Care when the company started in 2012 and are celebrating 5 years’ service with the team. They were presented with their awards at the company’s offices in Harrogate and, as a gesture of appreciation, will be able to choose […]

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