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Lancashire care home receives positive rating from the Care Quality Commission

Lancashire care home receives positive rating from the Care Quality Commission

Haslingden Hall care home in Lancashire announces an overall positive GOOD rating from a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) report this month.   Representatives from CQC undertook an unannounced visit to the home on 23 and 25 January 2017, and the report has come through rating the home good for being safe, effective, caring, and […]

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gravesend care home residents top off their week!

Gravesend care home residents top off their week!

Who needs a takeaway when you can make your own? Residents of Edward Moore House Care Home in Gravesend topped off their week by making their own pizzas.   With the wet weather looking like it’s here to stay, residents of the Trinity Road care home avoided the cold and spent a cosy afternoon indoors, […]

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Surrey topping out ceremony signifies final stages of care home rebuild

Surrey topping out ceremony signifies final stages of care home rebuild

Kingsclear reached a new milestone in its development this week, with a topping out ceremony to signify the final stages of its rebuild by Caring Homes. The final roof tile, at the care home in Camberley, Surrey, was fitted by Surrey Heath Mayor John Winterton in the presence of colleagues from Caring Homes, to celebrate […]

March 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Enfield Hospital ‘post-war street’ theraputic garden given £10,000 by Freemasons

Enfield Hospital ‘post-war street’ theraputic garden given £10,000 by Freemasons

A grant of £10,000 is being given to the new therapeutic gardens project at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield by the Masonic Charitable Foundation.   The first of the two new gardens is a dementia care garden, which aims to use colour, scent and visual stimulation to evoke memories. It will recreate a residential street […]

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Worcester care home supports national wildlife conservation initiative

Worcester care home supports national wildlife conservation initiative

A Sanctuary Care home in St John’s, Worcester has supported a national wildlife conservation initiative today with the help from local schoolchildren.   The team and residents at Regent Residential Care Home in School Road welcomed pupils, aged 8 to 9, from St Clement’s Church of England Primary School to celebrate National Nest Box Week […]

February 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stranraer care home joins Zimmer frame craze

Stranraer care home joins Zimmer frame craze

Thorney Croft Care Home in Stranraer has joined the national ‘Pimp My Zimmer’ campaign – a unique initiative aimed at brightening up the traditional walking aids with personalised decorations. The craze has also seen significant health benefits, helping reduce the risk of falls within care homes.   The campaign was devised by creative care home […]

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
New Northwich Care Home given 5* Environmental Health rating

New Northwich Care Home given 5* Environmental Health rating

Lostock Lodge Care Home in Lostock Gralam, Northwich has been awarded a five star rating by Environmental Health after a rigorous inspection found excellent food hygiene throughout the brand new care home.   The achievement is the highest rating a care home can receive from Environmental Health officers, and shows the home has complied with […]

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Senior nurse Professor Trish Morris-Thompson announces her retirement

Senior nurse Professor Trish Morris-Thompson announces her retirement

One of the most senior nurses in the care sector, Professor Trish Morris-Thompson, currently Director of Quality and Clinical Governance at Barchester Healthcare, has announced that she is retiring on 28th Feb 2017. During her 38 year-long career she has worked in high-ranking positions within both the NHS and the private sector and is a […]

January 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Significant investment in Nottingham specialist care hospital

Significant investment in Nottingham specialist care hospital

The Danshell Group has made a significant investment in Cedar Vale independent hospital in Nottingham.   The hospital in East Bridgford provides care and treatment for men living with autism, a learning disability and associated challenging behaviours.   Promoting an individual’s independence is very important at Cedar Vale.  The aim of the refurbishment and reconfiguration […]

January 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Norfolk nursing home rated as ‘good’ by CQC

Norfolk nursing home rated as ‘good’ by CQC

A residential nursing home based in Caister-on-sea in Norfolk has been rated as ‘good’ for the quality of service it provides by the industry’s regulator.  Claremont House and Lodge on Yarmouth Road in Caister, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, has recently been inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and has received […]

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Liaison committee to question Prime Minister on sustainability of adult social care

Liaison committee to question Prime Minister on sustainability of adult social care

The Liaison Committee questions Theresa May MP on exiting the European Union, and health and social care spending.           Watch Parliament TV here : Evidence session with the Prime Minister Tuesday 20 December 2016, Grimond Room, Portcullis House At 2.00pm Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Professor Bart De Strooper to lead landmark UK Dementia Research Institute

Professor Bart De Strooper to lead landmark UK Dementia Research Institute

The Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) has today been named as Professor Bart De Strooper from the University of Leuven in Belgium. Professor De Strooper will lead the national Institute’s ‘Hub’ at University College London (UCL) recognised for its world-class dementia research and state-of-the-art facilities, which will closely link to a […]

December 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Coventry care home receives skin award for second year

Coventry care home receives skin award for second year

A Coventry care home has received a prized accreditation for the second year running for its work in preventing painful pressure ulcers and looking after residents’ skin.   Armscott Road-based Arden Park Care Home has again been awarded the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Tissue Viability Accreditation.   It means staff at the […]

December 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
NHS pressures risk making the health service more vulnerable to serious lapses in care

NHS pressures risk making the health service more vulnerable to serious lapses in care

NHS vulnerable to serious lapses in care even as healthcare quality improves in some areas, report warns Ongoing pressures on the NHS risk making the health service more vulnerable to serious lapses in care in future, despite impressive achievements in maintaining and improving care quality in important areas, the Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation warn […]

December 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Manchester care home celebrates 10th birthday in style

Manchester care home celebrates 10th birthday in style

Pemberton Fold Care Home in Little Hulton, Manchester, celebrated their 10th birthday party in style with a glitzy party complete with ballroom dancing, Michael Bublé tribute act and firework display.   Pemberton Fold supports older people, including people who live with dementia. It is part of national health and social care charity, Community Integrated Care […]

November 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Social care costs not factored into NHS funding for the next five years

Social care costs not factored into NHS funding for the next five years

The influential National Audit Office (NAO) has today published its report into the sustainability of the NHS.  With winter upon us, Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, urges the Government and the NHS to take heed of the recommendations from the NAO, and thoroughly assess the impact of social […]

November 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Raising the volume on the social care crisis!

Raising the volume on the social care crisis!

A gathering of social care providers has been told it needs to raise the volume of its protests over the crisis hitting the sector. The Independent Care Group heard about a ‘perfect storm’ which was putting at risk the very existence of providers who care for older and vulnerable adults. There were calls for a […]

November 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Planning permission granted for 66 bed care home in Northampton

Planning permission granted for 66 bed care home in Northampton

LNT Care Developments has received planning permission to build a 66 bed care home on a site on Duston, Northampton. Northampton Borough Council Planning Committee approved the planning application on 18th October 2016 for the care home, which will be owned and operated by Oakdale Care Group.  The facility will provide a care home for […]

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
A bright future for domiciliary care provider Bright Care

A bright future for domiciliary care provider Bright Care

Significant client growth at Bright Care, the Scottish, family-owned domiciliary care provider, has prompted a move to new and bigger offices at Kirkhill House, Newton Mearns, on the south side of Glasgow.   Previously based in Clarkston, Glasgow, Bright Care’s new 1,200 square foot Glasgow South office accommodates six office based staff who, in turn, […]

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC’s State of Care report shows underfunding is bringing care to tipping point-comments

CQC’s State of Care report shows underfunding is bringing care to tipping point-comments

Elderly and vulnerable people are having difficulty accessing high-quality care as local authorities slash funding and raise the eligibility criteria and social care and care home operator fees increasing, the strain is now palpable. Today’s CQC annual report State of Care confirms to many organisations involved in care that entire care sector including the NHS is […]

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