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Specialist care provider appoints Dr Mark Jackson as Chairman

Specialist care provider appoints Dr Mark Jackson as Chairman

Agilitas, a pan-European, mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Mark Jackson as Chairman of its portfolio company, Exemplar Healthcare, a leading specialist provider of nurse-led residential care for adults with disabilities, with immediate effect.   Dr Jackson worked for many years as a GP, and as a GP practice […]

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Competition and Markets Authority to review care homes market and customer experience

Competition and Markets Authority to review care homes market and customer experience

The CMA has today launched a market study into care homes for the elderly, to review how well the market works and whether people are treated fairly. By its very nature, the need to find a care home can come at a distressing time, with decisions taken in challenging circumstances. The Competition and Markets Authority’s […]

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Virtual cruise helps residents visit Mediterranean from comfort of care home

Virtual cruise helps residents visit Mediterranean from comfort of care home

Residents at Parklands residential care home in Macclesfield left behind the downpours of the Great British Summer and explored the delights of the Mediterranean on a ‘virtual cruise’, which enabled them to enjoy the history, food and culture of southern Europe from the comfort of the CLS-run home.   The virtual cruise, organised by staff […]

September 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Deeside Care home celebrates Care Inspectorate audit

Deeside Care home celebrates Care Inspectorate audit

A well-known Aberdeen facility offering care for the elderly has announced that it achieved very good grades during a recent Care Inspectorate audit.   The 68-bed Deeside Care Home in Cults has recently been the focus of a rolling programme of investment by owners Deeside Care LLP and, to date, the extensive project has exceeded […]

September 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
New care unit to benefit older patients

New care unit to benefit older patients

A facility to improve care for older people and speed up hospital discharge times has been opened on the George Eliot Hospital site which serves North Warwickshire, South West Leicestershire and North Coventry. Arbury Lodge, run by Sanctuary Care, will support people who are able to leave hospital wards, but need on-going assessment of their […]

June 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Clos-o-Mat giving a new lease of life to 30,000 and counting!

Clos-o-Mat giving a new lease of life to 30,000 and counting!

Dignity and independence has been retained by 30,000 people through use of the latest incarnation of assistive technology.   The Clos-o-Mat Palma Vita wash and dry toilet saw its 30,000th model roll of the British manufacturing line this week.     The landmark affirms the Palma Vita’s position as the brand leader, and Clos-o-Mat as […]

June 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Regard CEO shortlisted for prestigious Investors In People Awards 2016

Regard CEO shortlisted for prestigious Investors In People Awards 2016

Sandie Foxall-Smith, CEO of care-provider Regard, has been shortlisted for Leader of the year in the global Investors in People Awards.   The category, for leaders in businesses with over 250 employees, recognises inspirational leadership that stands out above the rest.   The Awards, which received over 300 entries internationally, celebrate the best people management […]

May 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
St Annes care home complimentary meal initiative is a success

St Annes care home complimentary meal initiative is a success

Do you know a retired person like to join a St Annes care home for a complimentary meal and enjoyable companionship? Residents and staff at The Moorings Luxury Rest Home have been delighted by the success of their Complimentary Meal initiative. Throughout April, the home extended a warm welcome to any retired locals who might welcome companionship, free tea […]

May 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Specialist care property consultant HPC has announced its latest deal in the care home sector.

Specialist care property consultant HPC has announced its latest deal in the care home sector.

Specialist care property consultant HPC has announced its latest deal in the care home sector. Target Healthcare REIT Limited and its subsidiaries (“the Group”), the only UK listed specialist investor in care homes, has completed the acquisition of a care home in Sheffield. Tapton Court is a 69 bed home which was built in the […]

January 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC inspectors publish reports on 110 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 110 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 110 adult social care services in the Central region   In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 110 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region. Following recent inspections, 73 of these care homes and homecare agencies […]

January 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hampshire school wins ‘outstanding’ praise from Ofsted

Hampshire school wins ‘outstanding’ praise from Ofsted

Coxlease School in Lyndhurst, Hampshire is celebrating after being officially recognised as an ‘outstanding’ school for children and young people with emotional, social, behavioural and mental health difficulties.   In its latest report, Ofsted, the independent education watchdog, said the New Forest school was outstanding across the board for its ‘effective leadership and management’, ‘quality […]

January 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Scottish carers win top awards

Scottish carers win top awards

A group of top carers have been recognised for their outstanding performance and dedication at the fifth annual Meallmore Awards, which took place in October.   Members of staff from Meallmore’s 21 care homes, community services and support staff across Scotland gathered at Perth Race Course to celebrate a successful year and recognise employees who make […]

November 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
NorthStar extra care development for BCHA underway in Bedford

NorthStar extra care development for BCHA underway in Bedford

NorthStar announces phase two of the acclaimed multi-million pound Bedford Citizens Housing Association’s Charter House redevelopment of elderly residential care provision is now underway. Designed and project managed by NorthStar, construction has begun on 42 self-contained Extra Care apartments that will enable residents to maintain their independence whilst benefitting from the facilities on offer at […]

July 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Figures support the devastating truth of the social care crisis

Figures support the devastating truth of the social care crisis

Age UK today publishes a social care ‘score card’ that shows despite rising demand from growing numbers of people in need of support, the amount spent on social care services for older people has fallen nationally by £1.1 billion (14.4 per cent) since 2010/11, even after accounting for additional funding from the NHS, and by […]

January 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Bupa opens £10.5million state-of-the-art care home in Southborough

Bupa opens £10.5million state-of-the-art care home in Southborough

Fountains Lodge Nursing and Residential Home, Southborough, opened its doors this week in an official ceremony attended by Tunbridge Wells Borough Councillor Lynne Weatherly, the cabinet member for Communities and Wellbeing.    The £10.5 million Bupa care home boasts state-of-the-art facilities including a cinema, hair salon, therapy room and sensory garden. Extra home comforts include […]

November 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care England welcomes the proposals for the future of residential care put forward by Paul Burstow MP

Care England welcomes the proposals for the future of residential care put forward by Paul Burstow MP

Care England, the largest representative body for independent care providers, has today welcomed the proposals, which were outlined in the DEMOS Commission on The Future of Residential Care, chaired by Paul Burstow MP.   Care England Chief Executive, Professor Martin Green said:   “ The DEMOS commission has given us a vision for the future […]

September 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
£375 million deal secures sale of specialist care provider

£375 million deal secures sale of specialist care provider

A consortium of Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, Duke Street, the European mid-market buy-out sector specialist, and Tikehau, the multi-asset class investment manager, today announced the acquisition of Voyage Care on behalf of their clients from HgCapital, the European private equity investor, in a GBP 375 million transaction. Voyage Care, headquartered in […]

August 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
MPs challenged to visit every care home in their constituency as part of National Care Home Open Day

MPs challenged to visit every care home in their constituency as part of National Care Home Open Day

Limited and infrequent personal engagement between British adults and care homes may lie at the heart of uncertainty and misunderstanding about care homes and the care sector.   A ComRes poll (sample of 2,006 GB adults) commissioned by the National Care Home Open Day committee shows that those with first hand experiences of residential care […]

June 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Local Authorities paying care home fees well below recommended £600 per week

Local Authorities paying care home fees well below recommended £600 per week

Disparity in funding for Residential Care Ranges From £597.87  To £326.45 GMB Congress told If £600 per week is what is needed to provide decent care for our elderly and vulnerable, provided by fairly paid staff, then that is what should be paid and  Government must provide councils with the resources to do so says GMB. GMB Congress in Nottingham was told […]

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