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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

29th August 2017 | By | Reply More
New Shropshire care home to create 150 jobs

New Shropshire care home to create 150 jobs

The development of a brand new multi-million pound care home which is set to result in the creation of 150 new local jobs is underway in Shropshire.  Supported by a £4.4m funding deal from Royal Bank of Scotland, the new specialist centre Cleobury Hills is being created to provide care for adults in the Midlands […]

22nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
The Mayor, a Monkey & Grease at care home Summer Fayre

The Mayor, a Monkey & Grease at care home Summer Fayre

A 1950s themed summer fayre took place at Queens Meadow Care Home – with young dancers performing songs and routines from movie classic Grease. The Hartlepool care home welcomed special guests Mayor Councillor Paul Beck and Mayoress Mary Beck to enjoy the performance and meet with residents.   They were entertained by Kelly’s Dance School, […]

1st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Kemsing care home residents enjoy River Medway cruise

Kemsing care home residents enjoy River Medway cruise

Residents of The Dynes Residential Care Home in Kemsing enjoyed an afternoon river cruise along the winding River Medway, courtesy of the Rotary Club. With the sun shining and our British summer in full swing, the keen sailors headed out from the Nightingale Road residential care home, ready for a day sailing down the River […]

27th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Advancing Care – new report highlights some of the latest research into care homes

Advancing Care – new report highlights some of the latest research into care homes

A new report from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) shows how clinical research is working to address the challenges faced by people working and living in care homes.     Advancing Care – Research with Care Homes, a themed review of NIHR-funded studies, looks at an area of research that has historically received […]

25th July 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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