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    Encore Care Homes working to meet the nutritional needs of residents with dysphagia

    Encore Care Homes working to meet the nutritional needs of residents with dysphagia

    Encore Care Homes is working closely with Dining with Dignity, a specialist training provider, to help meet the nutritional needs of residents who have dysphagia.   Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties and is usually caused by nerve or muscle problems. It is very common amongst the elderly which can limit the range […]

    11th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care Chef of the Year 2018 finalists confirmed

    Care Chef of the Year 2018 finalists confirmed

    The 12 finalists for the NACC Care Chef of the Year 2018 culinary competition have been confirmed.   Following a series of regional heats, the National Association of Care Catering is one step closer to crowning the nation’s best chef working in the care sector.   Across Scotland, Wales, the North, the Midlands, the South […]

    4th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    British Pie Week celebrated at Belper care home

    British Pie Week celebrated at Belper care home

    This month, alongside the rest of the nation, Milford House Care Home in Belper celebrated British Pie Week, with the residents picking a firm favourite for the kitchen to serve up.   Staff at Milford House got talking to the residents to find out what pies they would like to see on their plates over […]

    27th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Scottish care homes’ Head Chef proves he’s the Crème de la Crème

    Scottish care homes’ Head Chef proves he’s the Crème de la Crème

    Congratulations to Oakbridge Care Homes’, Head Chef, Richard Pandelus on attaining the SVQ in Management at SCQF Level 9.   The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Management at SCQF level 9 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise. It has been developed to support those working […]

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    Bristol care home scoops rare award for cooking up a healthy and sustainable approach to food

    Bristol care home scoops rare award for cooking up a healthy and sustainable approach to food

    A Bristol care home run by Milestones Trust has clinched a top award for its work in providing healthy and sustainable food to its residents. 2A Court Road provides around the clock support for 15 residents with learning disabilities in three self-contained houses. The Soil Association presented the gold level Food for Life Served Here […]

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    Avery Healthcare celebrate 100% in 5 stars in Food Standards

    Avery Healthcare celebrate 100% in 5 stars in Food Standards

    With over fifty care and senior living locations throughout the country, Avery Healthcare has probably achieved a sector first for a larger care provider by attaining a 5-star rating from the EHO for food standards in all of its locations. Environmental Health Officers (EHO) are responsible for carrying out measures for protecting public health, including […]

    10th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    NACC Training & Development Forum 2017 – a time for learning, debate and celebration

    NACC Training & Development Forum 2017 – a time for learning, debate and celebration

    The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Training & Development Forum 2017 on 4-6 October at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, will bring the NACC’s 30th anniversary celebrations to a grand crescendo with an engaging programme, excellent networking and entertainment, and a special cake competition. The tailored two-day training event will address the latest […]

    26th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Yarnton Sanctuary Care chef enjoys another taste of success!

    Yarnton Sanctuary Care chef enjoys another taste of success!

    The culinary talents of a Sanctuary Care chef in Yarnton have secured her victory in the organisation’s prestigious annual cookery contest.   Competing against finalists from Sanctuary Care’s homes across the country Marcella Field, chef manager at Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home in Rutten Lane has been crowned the organisation’s Chef of the Year 2017. […]

    11th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Nestlé Health Science launches new online education hub to address lack of dysphagia training and support resources for carers

    Nestlé Health Science launches new online education hub to address lack of dysphagia training and support resources for carers

    Nestlé Health Science launches new online education hub to address lack of dysphagia training and support resources for carers. Nestlé Health Science has launched a new online healthcare professional hub featuring support tools and educational CPD modules following research revealing that 52% of Speech and Language Therapists believe that limited support available to carers leads […]

    21st April 2017 | By | Reply More
    New Stourbridge care home manager to focus on health and nutrition for residents

    New Stourbridge care home manager to focus on health and nutrition for residents

    A Stourbridge care home has appointed a new manager who plans to introduce a new health and nutrition programme for residents. With 14 years’ experience in the care and adult support sector, specialist Wallence Miyoba has been appointed to run The Foresters Nursing Home in Clent. He said: “I am thrilled to join the team […]

    31st March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Nightingale Hammerson care homes celebrate Nutrition and Hydration Week

    Nightingale Hammerson care homes celebrate Nutrition and Hydration Week

    One of the Jewish community’s leading providers of care for older people, Nightingale Hammerson is celebrating Nutrition and Hydration week with a series of initiatives for its residents.   The week, which takes place every year, aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.   Nightingale […]

    15th March 2017 | By | Reply More
    National Association of Care Catering announces its new ambassadors

    National Association of Care Catering announces its new ambassadors

    Chris and Jayne Roberts named as new ambassadors for National Association of Care Catering The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) is honoured to announce that Chris and Jayne Roberts are its new ambassadors. Chris and Jayne are committed to educating others about dementias, drawing on their particular experiences. Jayne’s mother has a diagnosis of […]

    23rd February 2017 | By | Reply More
    Leading care home group demonstrates excellence in food hygiene standards

    Leading care home group demonstrates excellence in food hygiene standards

    Healthcare Homes group, which provides residential, nursing and domiciliary care services, is making a commitment to achieving the highest possible food hygiene standards throughout its 35 homes.   Out of all the homes in the group, which are located across East Anglia and the south of England, an impressive 91% are rated as being of 5 […]

    6th December 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care home head chefs gather to share best practice and skills

    Care home head chefs gather to share best practice and skills

    The head chefs from Meallmore’s 22 care homes gathered for a two-day catering conference.   The event – which was held at the company’s newest care home, Mearns House, and also at the Tennent’s Training Academy Cook School – allowed the chefs to share best practice and develop their skills.   Training included an in-depth […]

    28th October 2016 | By | Reply More
    Top catering award for Care UK nutrition expert

    Top catering award for Care UK nutrition expert

    A Care UK nutrition and hydration expert has won a prestigious national award that recognises and celebrates excellence, innovation and education in the field of care catering.   James Clear, Care UK’s hotel services manager, was named Catering Manager of the Year at the annual National Association of Care Catering (NACC) awards on Thursday 6 […]

    27th October 2016 | By | Reply More
    Prestigious care catering awards announce winners at annual dinner

    Prestigious care catering awards announce winners at annual dinner

    The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) crowned the winners of the NACC Awards 2016, last night, at its annual gala dinner. The prestigious awards spotlight the continued exceptional work undertaken by care providers and caterers, as well as the sector’s unsung heroes.  Every winner exemplifies a true commitment to excellence, innovation and education, and […]

    7th October 2016 | By | Reply More
    Nutrition & hydration expert shortlisted for top care catering award

    Nutrition & hydration expert shortlisted for top care catering award

    One of Care UK’s team of nutrition and hydration experts has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award that recognises and celebrates excellence, innovation and education in the field of care catering.   James Clear, Care UK’s hotel services manager, has been shortlisted by the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) in the Catering Manager […]

    16th September 2016 | By | Reply More
    Ayr care home enjoys a taste of success

    Ayr care home enjoys a taste of success

    A care home has become the first of its kind in the local area to receive a prestigious Eat Safe Award for food safety.   Bupa’s Claremont care home in Whitletts, South Ayrshire has been awarded the merit through the Eat Safe scheme, run by national agency Food Standards Scotland in conjunction with local Councils to recognise […]

    12th September 2016 | By | Reply More
    NACC Training & Development Forum set to inform, update and inspire care catering professionals

    NACC Training & Development Forum set to inform, update and inspire care catering professionals

    The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Training & Development Forum2016 returns to the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, on 5-7 October with the clear objective to inform, update and inspire delegates on the latest issues affecting care catering. The two-day event has a strong reputation for introducing new perspectives and ideas through relevant, thought-provoking […]

    3rd August 2016 | By | Reply More
    Food donor scheme cuts charity care home’s bills

    Food donor scheme cuts charity care home’s bills

    Staff at Rogers House Residential Home in Wigmore, Gillingham have been working with FareShare, a UK-wide initiative that redistributes food that would otherwise have gone to waste.   On a mission to make use of the 270,000 tonnes of surplus food and drink that could be redistributed each year, FareShare is part of a global movement […]

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