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Social care charity are guests of honour at St Helens R.F.C. versus Huddersfield Giants

Social care charity are guests of honour at St Helens R.F.C. versus Huddersfield Giants

Thirty people from the charity Community Integrated Care were invited as guests of honour to the St Helens R.F.C. versus Huddersfield Giants rugby league game on Friday 7th April, offering a unique match day experience for people supported, their families and carers.   The event was arranged as part of Community Integrated Care’s new partnership […]

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Patron Capital sells The Badby Group to Elysium Healthcare

Patron Capital sells The Badby Group to Elysium Healthcare

Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on property backed investments, has sold the specialist neuro disability care provider The Badby Group to Elysium Healthcare.   The acquisition adds a new service offering to Elysium’s portfolio in a field in which the management team has significant experience.   The multi award-winning Badby Group, led by […]

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Priory Group announces merger of two adult care services

Priory Group announces merger of two adult care services

The Priory Group has today merged its two adult care divisions, Craegmoor and Amore Care, to create Priory Adult Care, one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist adult care.   This new division, which will be operational from 3 April 2017, will be headed by new Chief Executive, Jim Willis, previously the Managing Director […]

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
New hospital director at Maidstone specialist care hospital

New hospital director at Maidstone specialist care hospital

Bramley Health has appointed experienced healthcare professional Salim Atchia as Hospital Director at Glenhurst Lodge in Maidstone.   Salim joins the mental health rehabilitation service from the Priory Hospital Potters Bar.  A qualified RMN, with 27 years’ experience, and Registered Nurse Tutor, Salim has taught at various Universities in the East of England. He has […]

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Time to talk for Hannah: Raising awareness to mental health needs

Time to talk for Hannah: Raising awareness to mental health needs

With schools, businesses and charities nationwide holding events to mark ‘Time to Talk Day’, the annual awareness day to get people talking about mental health, a Chester woman with mental health needs is helping promote that understanding by sharing her own story.   One in four people will face a mental health problem at some […]

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bramley Health invests in new male rehabilitation service in Bexhill

Bramley Health invests in new male rehabilitation service in Bexhill

Bramley Health is opening a new male, mental health rehabilitation service at the Langford Centre in Bexhill on Sea. Cooden Lodge is a nine-bedded hospital service for men, which provides a supportive environment for patients who suffer from complex and enduring mental health conditions.   It follows on from the investment in Balmoral, an all-female rehabilitation […]

February 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC rate North London care home inadequate

CQC rate North London care home inadequate

St Mungo’s Broadway – 2 Hilldrop Road, has been rated Inadequate overall. It was rated Inadequate for being safe, effective and well-led. It was rated Requires Improvement for being caring and responsive, following the inspection in November 2016. St Mungo’s is a care home registered to accommodate up to 29 people with a history of […]

January 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mental Capacity Act and consent for inclusion in care provider marketing activities

Mental Capacity Act and consent for inclusion in care provider marketing activities

Julie Rayner, Care, Quality, Governance and Compliance Director at Hallmark Care Homes talks about the Mental Capacity Act and consent for inclusion in marketing activities. Julie has over 20 years’ experience working for the National Care Standards Commission, the Health Care Commission and CQC and as an Inspector, Area Manager and a Compliance Manager. The […]

January 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Outstanding CQC rating for care home for mental health in Bristol

Outstanding CQC rating for care home for mental health in Bristol

Congratulations to everyone at Manor Community Care Home which has recently become the first care home in Bristol specialising in mental health to be rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The hard work of staff and management at Manor Community Care Home has been recognised in the report, with staff commended for the […]

January 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Calls for Prime minister to begin cross-party process to end current NHS and social care crisis

Calls for Prime minister to begin cross-party process to end current NHS and social care crisis

Theresa May must urgently begin a cross-party process to find a long-term solution to the current crisis in health and social care funding. In an open letter to the Prime Minister signed by 75 organisations and leading voices in the sector including Independent Age, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Care England, Patients […]

January 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Milestones Trust strengthens senior management team

Milestones Trust strengthens senior management team

Social care provider Milestones Trust has strengthened its senior management team through the appointment of Geralyn Meehan as its new director of HR. Having previously provided HR support for social and health care providers in the not-for-profit, private and public sectors, Geralyn brings with her a wealth of experience to the Bristol-based Trust, which supports […]

January 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Two decades of caring at Twickenham residential care service

Two decades of caring at Twickenham residential care service

A Twickenham residential service that supports adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues has just celebrated its 20th anniversary by holding a party for the people who live there, as well as staff, family members and friends from neighbouring services.   Guests of honour were deputy manager Bruno Verdosci, and two of the people* […]

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Getting Together For A Cracker Of A Christmas Party

Getting Together For A Cracker Of A Christmas Party

A Christmas party for a group of local people with learning difficulties and mental health problems went with a real swing at Teynham Village Hall near Sittingbourne in Kent last week.   The festive get-together was arranged by the team at Berkeley House, a Regard residential home, and was attended by over 50 service users […]

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Investigating complaints about health and social care has led to significant benefits

Investigating complaints about health and social care has led to significant benefits

      Adopting an integrated approach to investigating complaints about health and social care has led to significant benefits, according to a new report by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) and Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO). Published today, the report explains the work of the ombudsmen’s Joint Working Team (JWT), which was set […]

December 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Actress Denise Welch becomes Home Group mental health ambassador

Actress Denise Welch becomes Home Group mental health ambassador

A WELL known actress who has battled depression has become the first ambassador for Home Group’s mental health services.   Denise Welch has become an ambassador for the not-for-profit housing provider after visiting a number of supported housing schemes specialising in mental health recovery.   Denise’s role was officially revealed as she visited the Home […]

December 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Specialist housing scheme in Eston nears completion

Specialist housing scheme in Eston nears completion

Thirteen will shortly welcome the first residents to its new housing scheme in Eston, which will provide homes for the over 55s and people with dementia, mental health issues and learning difficulties.   The development is in partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, which will manage lettings of the 51 new homes.   It has […]

November 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Faster improvements needed in how people are cared for when detained under Mental Health Act, warns CQC

Faster improvements needed in how people are cared for when detained under Mental Health Act, warns CQC

Faster improvements needed in how people are cared for when detained under the Mental Health Act, warns CQC   The quality regulator has found that there is a lot of good practice in how psychiatric inpatient units are caring for people when detained under the Mental Health Act but that there is still much to […]

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
What is the future of the NHS? House of Lords to ask Royal Colleges

What is the future of the NHS? House of Lords to ask Royal Colleges

The House of Lords Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS will next week take evidence from six Royal Colleges and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and as it continues its investigation. The evidence sessions will start at 10:05am on Tuesday 22 November in Committee Room 1 of the House of Lords. Watch […]

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mary Poppins comes to Manchester residential care home

Mary Poppins comes to Manchester residential care home

Simon Daulby The TV show ‘Four In A Bed’ which has B&B owners from around the country competing to be named ‘best value for money’ has inspired the manager of a Manchester residential care home to engage her staff in a fun new way of delivering quality care.   Emma Jarrett, who manages Manchester-based Homeleigh, […]

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Healthcare fund now owns ninth largest UK care group

Healthcare fund now owns ninth largest UK care group

Montreux Healthcare Fund now owns ninth largest UK care group after significant merger. The merger also means The Regard Partnership provides care and support for more than 1,000 people making the company the estimated 4th largest UK care group offering specialist learning disability and mental health care. The Montreux Healthcare Fund owns the 9th largest care group in […]

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