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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 […]

21st December 2017 | By | Reply More
Care provider and entrepreneur finalist at 12th Scottish Asian Business Awards

Care provider and entrepreneur finalist at 12th Scottish Asian Business Awards

  Serial entrepreneur, Arti Poddar, is a finalist in the Entrepreneur/Investor of the year category at the 12th Scottish Asian Business Awards 2017 to be held today, 14th of December at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow.   The Awards, which have been celebrated annually since 2006 recognise Scotland’s top Asian achievers and cover every aspect of […]

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MHA research highlights over 75 years olds have no contact with others 80% of the time

MHA research highlights over 75 years olds have no contact with others 80% of the time

New research undertaken by MHA, one of the largest charities for older people in Britain, indicates that those aged over 75 years old only have meaningful contact for 80% of the week* This, on top of the fact that 49% of over 75s live alone**, highlights the chronic issue of loneliness and isolation amongst older […]

5th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Surrey Choices scoop Community Heroes Award

Surrey Choices scoop Community Heroes Award

Social care provider Surrey Choices are celebrating after a winning a prestigious award at the BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey Community Heroes Awards. Winners in the category of Sport, the Rebound Therapy team impressed the judges with their dedication and contribution to local sporting life. Their coaches encourage Surrey Choices customers to participate in the […]

28th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Budget fails the elderly stuck in hospital due to social care funding

Budget fails the elderly stuck in hospital due to social care funding

The President of the British Geriatrics Society commented that the budget ‘failed to address the critical issue of delayed transfers of care for older people by increasing funding for social care’ at the Society’s national conference.   At the BGS national conference on Wednesday, Dr Eileen Burns, President of the British Geriatrics Society, called for […]

23rd November 2017 | By | Reply More
VODG demands disability provision is not sidelined after Government announces consultation on social care

VODG demands disability provision is not sidelined after Government announces consultation on social care

VODG welcomes Government’s step forward in addressing future social care strategy, but demands that disability provision is not sidelined. Government has announced a process for consultation on social care. This is a step forward that VODG welcomes in principle. But with a predominant  focus on addressing older people’s care and support needs VODG demands that […]

22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Unique Holocaust memorial unveiled at Didsbury’s specialist Jewish care village

Unique Holocaust memorial unveiled at Didsbury’s specialist Jewish care village

The Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Warren Smith, Lord Mayor of Manchester, Eddy Newman and the leader and communal Rabbi of the Sephardi community, Joseph Dweck, were amongst special guests present at the official opening of Belong Morris Feinmann, Didsbury’s specialist Jewish care village.   The opening ceremony saw the unveiling of a unique timeline […]

16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Singing legend Barbara Dickson celebrates 25th anniversary of Fife mental health service

Singing legend Barbara Dickson celebrates 25th anniversary of Fife mental health service

  Scottish singing star Barbara Dickson has hailed a pioneering mental health service in her native Fife as she helped celebrate its 25th anniversary. The singer, whose hits include ‘I Know Him So Well’, ‘January, February’ and ‘Another Suitcase In Another Hall’, visited Barony’s Contact Point centre in Buckhaven for a birthday party to celebrate […]

15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Residents make the most of the final few days of summer with a trip to Broadview Gardens

Residents make the most of the final few days of summer with a trip to Broadview Gardens

As the summer ends, residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home made the most of the final warm days by taking a trip to the nearby Broadview Gardens. On a sunny morning, the group of residents made their way to visit the unique garden, which is originally designed and maintained as a teaching resource for […]

7th November 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC State of Care report: Technology can help improve social care…

CQC State of Care report: Technology can help improve social care…

Thinking beyond the traditional, and turning to technology could help relieve pressure on care providers and their staff, and improve the quality of care. So says the Care Quality Commission’s new State of Care report. The findings reinforce an approach Closomat, Britain’s leading provider of intimate care solutions for the elderly and disabled, has been […]

11th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Guidance for commissioners on hearing loss and ageing launched

Guidance for commissioners on hearing loss and ageing launched

New guidance for commissioners published by NHS England has for the first time comprehensively addressed social and medical care for older people with hearing loss. Leading UK charity Action on Hearing Loss helped produce the guide, entitled What Works: Hearing Loss and Healthy Ageing, which was developed in response to the ambition set out in […]

6th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Stockport care home rated ‘Good’ by Care Quality Commission

Stockport care home rated ‘Good’ by Care Quality Commission

Brinnington Hall care home in Stockport, Cheshire has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (“CQC”), achieving the enviable rating in four key areas of care: effective, caring, responsive and well-led.  The latest inspection report was published last week after CQC made an unannounced two day visit to the home in July.  The team […]

7th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Cambridgeshire care home residents rediscover past hobby with new fishing club

Cambridgeshire care home residents rediscover past hobby with new fishing club

Residents at Home Meadow care home in Toft have been able to enjoy a much-loved pastime of fishing thanks to the launch of the home’s new Fishing Club. Last week, Tuesday 29th August saw the first of the club’s outings to a local fishing lake in Elsworth, where residents were able to enjoy an afternoon […]

6th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Staff awards ceremony for Lakeview Rest Homes

Staff awards ceremony for Lakeview Rest Homes

It is always nice to be appreciated – as demonstrated by residents of Lakeview Rest Homes in St Annes. The residents and their families wanted to show their appreciation for those who help them. The idea grew from there and an Awards Ceremony was the result.   Pete Wood said ‘When the residents and care […]

5th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia Standard Award for two Derbyshire care homes

Dementia Standard Award for two Derbyshire care homes

PREMIUM dementia care has been officially recognised at two Derbyshire care homes by the local authority. The Dementia Standard Award has been awarded to Chesterfield’s Holmewood Care Home and Springbank House Care Home by Derbyshire County Council.   The homes, both operated by the Hill Care Group, had to pass an intense inspection process and […]

5th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Poole care home celebrates summer fete success

Poole care home celebrates summer fete success

Ashley Court care home based in Poole recently held its annual summer fete and is proudly sharing its huge success. The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, provides nursing and residential care for up to 60 residents, many of whom live with dementia. The fete was held on Saturday 12th August and […]

1st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Finale for Country Court Care In Bloom gardening competition

Finale for Country Court Care In Bloom gardening competition

The finale of ‘Country Court Care In Bloom’ a gardening competition between homes in the Country Court Care group was celebrated with a garden party at Lyncroft Care Home in Wisbech. Led by their Well-being and Activities Coordinators, care and nursing homes in the Country Court Care group across the UK have been busy growing […]

1st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Meallmore awarded Silver Investors in People

Meallmore awarded Silver Investors in People

One of Scotland’s largest independent care home providers, Meallmore Ltd, has been awarded Silver status by Investors in People. The status was awarded in recognition of Meallmore’s efforts to ensure the company’s homes are great places to work, as well as great places for their residents to live.   Specialists from Investors in People visited […]

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