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Stockton’s Ingleby Care Home raises funds for residents living with dementia

Stockton’s Ingleby Care Home raises funds for residents living with dementia

A STOCKTON care home has raised hundreds of pounds to help elderly residents living with dementia.   Ingleby Care Home organised a 5km sponsored walk around Tees Barrage and a supermarket bag pack as part the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Awareness Week.   The two activities raised almost £450, which will go towards sensory equipment for […]

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
BRE and Loughborough University to create dementia-friendly home

BRE and Loughborough University to create dementia-friendly home

Construction of a new ‘dementia-friendly’ home aimed at learning how better to support those living with the condition will begin on the BRE Innovation Park this Autumn. The 100sqm Victorian house will be adapted to cater for different types, and stages, of the debilitating illness, and is aimed at allowing sufferers to live independently by […]

May 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Liverpool Mental Health Services Race to Raise £500

Liverpool Mental Health Services Race to Raise £500

Earlier this month, staff and people supported at two mental health care services in Liverpool raised over £500 by taking part in the Liverpool Spring City 5k Race.   On Saturday 6th May, 10 people from Gordon House and St Michaels care services, which are part of national social care charity Community Integrated Care, joined […]

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia care service first fundraising golf event raises £1500

Dementia care service first fundraising golf event raises £1500

A pioneering dementia care service held its’ first fundraising event at Lincoln Golf Centre recently, raising a fantastic £1,500 for the project. Members of Lincoln Golf Centre together with local businesses including Eccleshare Court Care Home and The Mayor of North Hykeham, Cllr Susannah Spencer supported the fundraising event.   The dementia golf project began […]

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity’s thanks for support during Dame Vera’s 100th birthday week

Charity’s thanks for support during Dame Vera’s 100th birthday week

There were celebrations across the country to mark the 100th birthday of Dame Vera Lynn, with a dazzling London stage show, bluebirds over the cliffs of Dover, a Spitfire flypast and traditional tea parties among the festivities. On the back of such successful birthday celebrations, the charity founded by the Forces’ Sweetheart has managed to […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lanarkshire care home signs up to dementia initiative

Lanarkshire care home signs up to dementia initiative

A care home in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, has signed up to an innovative project that aims to further widen knowledge and understanding of dementia.   The ‘Pledge Tree’, a creative work of art at the reception of Bupa’s Hatton Lea Care Home, aims to encourage staff, carers and family members to write down their thoughts and […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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