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Granny needs YOU!

Granny needs YOU!

Gift for Granny 2014 needs you! Last year The Little Group, a recruitment and care compliance company working in the Health and Social Care Sector, launched the Gift for Granny Christmas gift appeal. The appeal asked members of the public to donate a Christmas gift which was then delivered to a resident in a local […]

November 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Want to market your care home?

Want to market your care home?

  Marketing- It’s a funny old word and it can bring to mind all sorts of pictures but it’s definitely the way forward for care operators and their owners, big or small- group size I mean! The world has changed a lot and so has care. The old Victorian vicarage turned care home, run by the […]

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Sanctuary Care residents throw themselves into the SHIRE Olympics

Sanctuary Care residents throw themselves into the SHIRE Olympics

With the country at fever pitch over London 2012, residents from seven Sanctuary Supported Living homes for adults with learning and physical disabilities showed off their sporting prowess at the SHIRE Olympics.   Now in its fourth year the event was organised by SHIRE – Sanctuary Helping Involve Residents Equally. The group is made up […]

August 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Construction of New London Health Centre in Tooting

Construction of New London Health Centre in Tooting

The construction of a new 17,800 sq ft medical centre in London has begun.  Located in Tooting, South West centre the new purpose built primary care centre will provide healthcare facilities for local residents.  Once completed the new medical centre will be leased by Dr Freeman and Partners, providing a new base for two existing […]

July 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Excellence in Care workshop gets caring Lorna back to work

Excellence in Care workshop gets caring Lorna back to work

An industry-specific workshop run by Ingeus in Dumbarton has paid off for local jobseeker Lorna Cockburn, who is now back in work and embarking on a new career in Care after being unemployed for almost two years.   The Excellence in Care workshop, recently developed by employability services provider Ingeus gives an in-depth insight into […]

July 12, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
90 new care jobs to be created by Hica in West Yorkshire

90 new care jobs to be created by Hica in West Yorkshire

90 new jobs are to be created by the Hica Group as it expands its domiciliary care operations to meet an increasing demand from local authorities and residents in West Yorkshire.   Hica at Home (formerly Hica Homecare) is recruiting 46 people now to support people in their own homes in Bradford, Bingley, Keighley and […]

June 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Triple success as Glasgow’s Hospice secures Business Excellence Award

Triple success as Glasgow’s Hospice secures Business Excellence Award

GLASGOW’S Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice has won the People Development Award at the Quality Scotland Awards for Business Excellence. The award, sponsored by Investors in People, is presented to the company or organisation that can best demonstrate how its people development strategies have improved its performance and created a committed, motivated and effective […]

June 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Caring Lyn marries the right Steve

Caring Lyn marries the right Steve

There was a flutter of excitement a little while ago at Lindsay Hall Nursing Home; Manager Lyn Foster was going to marry ‘her’ Steve Winter which was a little confusing because this is also the name of her boss!   The Operations Director of the Home’s owners, Galleon Care is also called Steve Winter and […]

June 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Mental Health charity wins £85k grant for exceptional eco project in Bromley

Mental Health charity wins £85k grant for exceptional eco project in Bromley

Today Branching Out, the outdoor project run by Community Options in Bromley, celebrates the win of a £85,000 Ecominds grant from the mental health charity Mind, on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund. The award comes in recognition of the project’s invaluable work to date, supporting local residents with experience of mental health problems, by […]

May 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ideal Secure Design Award From Greater Manchester Police

Ideal Secure Design Award From Greater Manchester Police

Moston’s newest care home Lightbowne Hall, on Lightbowne Road, Moston, has been awarded a prestigious award for the manner in which its design and construction ensures the safety of the people who live and work there.   Gareth Hulmes, on behalf of Greater Manchester Police said: “We are delighted to be able to present the […]

April 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Jewish Care Volunteer Carrys The Olympic Torch

Jewish Care Volunteer Carrys The Olympic Torch

Simon Davies, a 36 year old fundraising volunteer for Jewish Care has been selected as a torchbearer for the Olympics. He was born with Athetoid Cerebral Palsy and he is confined to a wheelchair and communicates through either a voice synthesiser or a computer. He lives in Rela Goldhill Lodge in Golders Green one of […]

March 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Jewish Care Display Winners Work

Jewish Care Display Winners Work

Three talented artists scooped the prizes at the Jack Goldhill Painting Prize showcase and prize giving event.  Michael Goldhill, instigator of the painting prize, made the presentations to the winners at an event held at the Zabludowicz Collection in Chalk Farm North London. Ben Walker won first prize for his work “To be given your […]

March 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cynthia Bower Announces Resignation As Chief Executive Of CQC

Cynthia Bower Announces Resignation As Chief Executive Of CQC

Cynthia Bower, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) today announced her resignation. Cynthia Bower said: “After almost four years leading CQC, I feel that it is now time to move on. The process of setting up an entirely new system of regulation has been intensely challenging – but we have accomplished an enormous […]

February 23, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
New Gosforth Home Care Business To Create 40 Caring Jobs

New Gosforth Home Care Business To Create 40 Caring Jobs

A business specialising in providing care for older people in their own homes has opened at the Regents Centre in Gosforth and is looking to create 40 jobs in the coming year. Home Instead Senior Care will serve clients in Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding areas and is part of a national network recognised as […]

February 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Healthcare Providers Dig Into Collaborative Working

Healthcare Providers Dig Into Collaborative Working

An innovative partnership to provide pioneering services for people and their families affected by Working Age Dementia, Huntingdon’s Disease and alcohol related brain injury has got underway between Barchester Healthcare and Nottinghamshire Healthcare, as both parties took part in ‘ground breaking’ on the site of their new venture. Mike Parsons, Founder and Chief Executive of […]

February 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
”You’re Never Too Old To Learn Something New” Say Care Home Residents

”You’re Never Too Old To Learn Something New” Say Care Home Residents

“Had I realised it was this simple, I’d have done it years ago!” enthused a care home resident in Lancashire. Her care home is one of 300+ who have installed Gem, an easy-to-use computer developed by SimplyUnite. The touchscreen system combines email, Skype, web browsing and interactive games through a simple interface with the aim […]

February 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Christie & Co Seal The Deal On JV In Hampshire

Christie & Co Seal The Deal On JV In Hampshire

Two well-established Hampshire businesses, Highwood Group and Hartford Care, have been brought together by the business adviser Christie + Co and combined forces in a joint venture to open a new elderly care home in the heart of the New Forest. Highwood Group, experienced care developers with many major projects currently under construction, acquired Hill […]

February 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
GPs Could Soon Offer Their Patients Free Smartphone Apps

GPs Could Soon Offer Their Patients Free Smartphone Apps

GPs could soon offer their patients free smartphone apps to help with managing health conditions. The Department of Health says its initiative is the “next step” in the drive to give patients more control over their own health. The apps could help diabetics keep a check on their blood sugar and patients monitor their own […]

February 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Help Bupa Tackle Loneliness In Older People-With Gaffer!

Help Bupa Tackle Loneliness In Older People-With Gaffer!

Bupa care homes are teaming up with the Tetley Tea Folk and are calling on communities across the UK to create a special ‘Communi-tea Cosy’ for Gaffer. The aim is to raise awareness of Bupa’s Communi-tea Week [12 – 18 March], a nationwide campaign which uses the theme of tea to tackle the problems of […]

February 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Finalists For Pinders Awards Announce Creation of 300 Jobs

Finalists For Pinders Awards Announce Creation of 300 Jobs

A development and project management duo, formerly affiliated with a major care provider, has launched as an independent company. Having already secured contracts with other care providers, the move is set to bring work to other organisations across the country. NorthStar, working out of offices in Newcastle and South Oxfordshire, is confident that it will […]

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