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    Social care funding must match increase in NHS funding says LGA

    Social care funding must match increase in NHS funding says LGA

    Responding to today’s keynote speech by Theresa May on funding for the NHS, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “The long-term funding for the NHS needs to be matched by a significant investment in adult social care and public health services otherwise it won’t be as effective […]

    18th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Dunstable care home unveils senior leadership team as home prepares to reopen

    Dunstable care home unveils senior leadership team as home prepares to reopen

    A DUNSTABLE luxury care home has unveiled its all new senior leadership team as the home prepares for reopening later this Summer. Home Manager Martyn Dawes and his team will welcome residents to the new look Caddington Grove in July after a state-of-the-art refurbishment. Martyn, who has held senior leadership roles for more than 15 […]

    8th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Springhill staff step up responsibilities in care

    Springhill staff step up responsibilities in care

    Springhill Care Home has created three new roles which will see staff stepping up to take responsibility for key areas of care. The new positions, clinical leads, will play the important role of maintaining and raising the standards of care at the Accrington home. The three staff are qualified nurses: Susan Balazs will be the […]

    7th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Norfolk Care home helps Daniel O’Donnell fan see her idol

    Norfolk Care home helps Daniel O’Donnell fan see her idol

    The team at The Manor House care home in North Walsham, Norfolk, was delighted to help a resident fulfil one of her dreams, with a visit to the Theatre Royal in Norwich to see Daniel O’Donnell perform live.  Annie Bacon, who has been a resident at The Manor House for almost 18 years making her […]

    16th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Turning St Neots’ community into Dementia Friends

    Turning St Neots’ community into Dementia Friends

    The team at The Hillings residential home is on a mission to help turn the St Neots and Eaton Socon communities into ‘Dementia Friends’, by hosting a number of free Dementia Friends sessions.   The ‘Dementia Friends Information Sessions’ are being held to help people understand more about dementia and how they can help those […]

    11th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Orchestra in tune with Withernsea care home residents

    Orchestra in tune with Withernsea care home residents

    A partnership between one of the UK’s leading orchestras and a Withernsea care home has revealed some budding musicians and composers.   Tamarix Lodge residents have worked alongside members of the Manchester Camerata Orchestra, to produce their own music, which members of the orchestra recently performed at the Meridian Centre, a community hub in Withernsea. […]

    3rd April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Grand opening of new luxury care home in Buntingford

    Grand opening of new luxury care home in Buntingford

    Buntingford’s brand-new care home, Layston Grove, was officially opened last week by honoured guests Town Mayor, Councillor John Noades and Councillor Jeff Jones. The home opened its doors to local healthcare professionals, councillors and business owners, giving them the opportunity to view the state-of-the-art facilities.  The purpose-built home, which is located at the Southern End of Buntingford, […]

    29th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Eggstra special Easter for Harrogate seniors and their carers

    Eggstra special Easter for Harrogate seniors and their carers

    Over 130 Easter eggs and bunnies have been delivered to local elderly people and their carers by North Yorkshire’s ‘outstanding’ elderly home care provider, Carefound Home Care.   The Harrogate team of Carefound Home Care have been busy celebrating Easter with their elderly clients, taking the time to deliver ‘eggstra’ special treats and enjoy the […]

    29th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    National skills organisation throws its weight behind campaign led by Lancashire care home network

    National skills organisation throws its weight behind campaign led by Lancashire care home network

    A national skills organisation has thrown its weight behind a campaign led by Lancashire care home network Springhill Care Group to highlight the growing skills shortages facing the care sector.   Sharon Allen, chief executive of Skills for Care, has come out in support of the Caring Heroes campaign which was launched by the Accrington-based […]

    21st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Westerham care home been praised by the Care Quality Commission

    Westerham care home been praised by the Care Quality Commission

    A care home in Westerham has been praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following a recent inspection. Westerham Place, which is located on Quebec Square, was given a resounding ‘Good’ rating in all five categories carried out by the independent inspectors. A CQC report judges a care home on its level of safety, effectiveness, […]

    20th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Former bookshop owner shares tales with tots during National Storytelling Week

    Former bookshop owner shares tales with tots during National Storytelling Week

    Helen Paiba, an 83 year old lady receiving respite care at Dell Field Court residential care home, drew on her experience of running a children’s bookshop to share stories with little ones from local childminding service, Smile and Shine, during National Storytelling Week. Children from Smile and Shine paid a special visit to Dell Field […]

    22nd February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bradford care home residents receive surprise from local supermarket

    Bradford care home residents receive surprise from local supermarket

    Anchor’s Mill View care home residents in Bradford received a Valentine’s Day surprise out of the blue. All 50 residents were sent their own beautiful red rose courtesy of Morrison’s in Bradford to celebrate the big day. Anchor’s manager Tee Tatum takes up the story: ‘Our care assistant Lisa Hawksworth has a sister and she […]

    21st February 2018 | By | Reply More
    New Care is first in UK to install life-saving Dechoker in all homes

    New Care is first in UK to install life-saving Dechoker in all homes

    Underlining its commitment to providing only the very best medical services and care for its residents, fast growing care home operator New Care is the first care home group in the UK to install the revolutionary Dechoker anti-choking device in all its care centres.   Lightweight and easy to use, Dechoker can be quickly placed […]

    16th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home residents entertained by harpist

    Care home residents entertained by harpist

    Residents at the Chirk Court care home in Chirk enjoyed a visit from the ‘Music in Hospitals’ service recently when harpist Alfair Dyer performed a wide-range of items from classical, folk and Beatles numbers. “Everyone who attended the event had a wonderful time, it was such a gentle and relaxing sound we all felt uplifted,” […]

    16th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bluebird Care Maidstone selects Stroke Association as their Charity of the Year 2018

    Bluebird Care Maidstone selects Stroke Association as their Charity of the Year 2018

    The Stroke Association, a charity that supports stroke survivors in Maidstone, has been selected from a large number of applications to become Bluebird Care Maidstone’s Charity of the Year 2018.   The Stroke Association Maidstone branch, which is based at Turkey Mill on Ashford Road, provides a range of support services for stroke survivors, including arts and games groups, to help re-build their confidence […]

    30th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care village residents go for pedal power to blow away the cobwebs

    Care village residents go for pedal power to blow away the cobwebs

    Residents at a care village catering for Manchester’s Jewish population are going for pedal power rather than jet power to blow away the cobwebs for the New Year by embarking on a virtual sponsored cycle to Israel to raise funds for digital equipment for the village’s households.   Sixteen residents at Belong Morris Feinmann village […]

    26th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Basildon care home celebrates Nora’s 99th birthday

    Basildon care home celebrates Nora’s 99th birthday

    A popular resident of Mundy House is celebrating her 99th birthday with family and friends at a special event held at the care home, which is part of Larchwood Care. Nora English is the guest of honour at the party, which has been organised by staff at the Basildon-based care home, and which will feature […]

    24th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    CQC announces appointment of three non-executive board members

    CQC announces appointment of three non-executive board members

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced the appointments by the Secretary of State for Health of three non-executive Board members – Sir John Oldham, Liz Sayce and Mark Saxton. • Sir John Oldham is Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Global Health at Imperial College and was the Chair of the Independent Commission on […]

    5th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Annual Christmas party at Ashbourne care home was a smash hit

    Annual Christmas party at Ashbourne care home was a smash hit

    There was a festive feel in the air for staff and residents at an Ashbourne care home at their annual Christmas party. Ashbourne Lodge, a care home run by Milford Care in Derbyshire, hosted its annual Christmas knees up for residents and relatives on Wednesday (December 20). Jim Watt, manager at the home, donned a […]

    3rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Lytham St Annes care centre starts the festive season in style!

    Lytham St Annes care centre starts the festive season in style!

    With Christmas fast approaching, The Hamptons Care Centre in Lytham St Annes started the season of good will in style, by donating the headline prize for the Mayor’s charity Christmas raffle.   Open for just over four months, the ‘new generation’ care facility, in partnership with Airwave, the company that supplied and installed the Samsung […]

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