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Chelmsford care home hosts annual summer fair

Chelmsford care home hosts annual summer fair

St Joseph’s care home opened its doors to friends and family of residents to celebrate in the sunshine at its annual summer fair. St Joseph’s, based on Gay Bowers Road in Chelmsford, invited the residents’ friends and family to join them for a fun day of barbeque, cakes, stalls and a bouncy castle. The staff […]

4th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Calls to end austerity as cuts mean 1.2m people going without much needed social care

Calls to end austerity as cuts mean 1.2m people going without much needed social care

A leading social care group today called on the Government to end austerity for the country’s oldest and most vulnerable people. The Independent Care Group says the Government must end the crisis in social care which currently sees more than 1.2m people going without the care they need. Their warning comes after the Association of […]

4th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Client nominates carer for national award

Client nominates carer for national award

**Don, Marcela’s client was impressed with her caring and innovative approach, so he wrote a letter of thanks to the Caremark management. When he learned of the monthly Caremark national award for care workers across the network, he put Marcela forward.   The job of caring for others is both an occupation and a vocation.  […]

3rd July 2017 | By | Reply More
Gravesham & Dartford home care provider launches ‘Summer Hydration’ campaign

Gravesham & Dartford home care provider launches ‘Summer Hydration’ campaign

Following this month’s record-breaking heat wave, Kent-based home care provider Bluebird Care Gravesham and Dartford has launched its ‘Summer Hydration’ campaign to protect vulnerable people from the harmful effects of heat and sun exposure.   As part of the campaign, older people, their families, friends and neighbours across Gravesham and Dartford are being urged to […]

28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Jewish Care residents take part in memory recordings

Jewish Care residents take part in memory recordings

Recorded memories from residents living in a care home were created into an exciting sound installation that was opened last week. The 12 week sound project at Jewish Care’s Kun Mor and George Kiss Home aimed to celebrate the diverse experiences of the residents life stories.   The project formed part of the home’s ongoing […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
“Feisty” centenarian takes up woodwork at local care home

“Feisty” centenarian takes up woodwork at local care home

A 103-year-old woman from Steyning has been credited for her “feisty attitude” by staff at her care home after taking up woodwork, with her designs being displayed in the care home and a local store. Kathleen Smart was introduced to woodwork classes at Croft Meadow care home, where she is a resident, in late 2016, […]

6th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Cheshire golf club honours care home resident

Cheshire golf club honours care home resident

A Cheshire golf club has honoured a local care home resident at a celebratory afternoon tea attended by the club’s Chairperson and President.   Sheila Watson from Meridian Healthcare’s Lauren Court care home was invited to join President Sue Bennett at Sandiway Golf Club to reminisce her successful golfing era.   The 97 year old, […]

6th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Bromsgrove baking for The Queen

Bromsgrove baking for The Queen

The residents and the team at a Sanctuary Care home in Bromsgrove have baked up a storm to enjoy high-tea celebrations ahead of The Queen’s coronation. To celebrate 64 years since Her Majesty made her Coronation Oath (2 June 1953), the team and residents at Breme Care Home in Providence Road have thrown a high-tea […]

6th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care home for learning disability and autism found ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

Specialist care home for learning disability and autism found ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Alderwood LLA Limited – Cransley, in Kettering, to be Outstanding overall. CQC carried out its inspection at the home, Alderwood LLA Limited, in March. The service provides accommodation and personal care for up to six people with a learning disability and autistic spectrum […]

2nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Green minded Camborne residents look for local support

Green minded Camborne residents look for local support

A project by older residents living at Hanover Court in Camborne has been shortlisted for a Tesco Bags of Help Grant that will enable them to create a recycling point and transform part of their communal gardens into an area where they can grow their own herbs and vegetables.   Hanover Court is a small […]

31st May 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

25th May 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 […]

17th May 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 […]

16th May 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 […]

3rd May 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 […]

21st April 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 […]

21st April 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 […]

23rd March 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, […]

6th March 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 […]

2nd March 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 […]

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