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Home Instead gains first CQC Outstanding in Shropshire

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Home Instead gains first CQC Outstanding in Shropshire

Home Instead Senior Care has announced that its Telford office has been awarded a coveted ‘outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is the first homecare provider in Shropshire to achieve the highest rating possible from the care regulator. Nationally, Home Instead now has 17 outstanding ratings – more than any other homecare […]

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NACC Training & Development Forum 2017 – a time for learning, debate and celebration

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NACC Training & Development Forum 2017 – a time for learning, debate and celebration

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Training & Development Forum 2017 on 4-6 October at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, will bring the NACC’s 30th anniversary celebrations to a grand crescendo with an engaging programme, excellent networking and entertainment, and a special cake competition. The tailored two-day training event will address the latest […]

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Happy 103rd Birthday to Ava!

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Happy 103rd Birthday to Ava!

CHESTER-le-Street resident Ava Dodd has celebrated her 103rd birthday with friends and family at Pelton Grange Care Home. Born on the brink of WW1, Ada has lived in Great Lumley all her married life, only moving to the Front Street based care home in May 2014.   She married at 22 to William ‘Billy’ Dodd. […]

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Norfolk nursing home extends thanks to Swaffham community for record fete donations

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Norfolk nursing home extends thanks to Swaffham community for record fete donations

Meadow House Nursing Home, located in Swaffham, Norfolk, hosted its successful summer fete this month and raised over £1,700 for the resident’s comfort fund; a record sum compared to previous years’ events.  The home, which is rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, were delighted to welcome friends, family and members of the local Swaffham community in […]

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Additional support for social care providers announced by government today

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Additional support for social care providers announced by government today

The government today announced it has temporarily suspended enforcement activity and is waiving historic financial penalties against employers concerning sleep-in shift pay in the social care sector. Ministers have worked closely with the sector in response to concerns over the combined impact which financial penalties and arrears of wages could have on the stability and […]

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Learning disability and mental health care provider continues strong growth

25th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Learning disability and mental health care provider continues strong growth

Having opened 12 new services during the past 12 months, the Regard Group – the UK’s fourth largest private care-provider in the learning disabilities and mental health sector – now reports that it has acquired nine new services and expects to expand organically as well by opening and filling a further dozen within the next […]

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

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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 […]

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Nottingham learning disability care provider found to be outstanding

25th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Nottingham learning disability care provider found to be outstanding

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Lawrence Mews in Eastwood, Nottingham, to be Outstanding following an inspection in May. Lawrence Mews is registered to provide accommodation for up to five people who have learning disabilities who require accommodation or personal care.   Inspectors found staff were caring and compassionate […]

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Big hearted care staff and residents raise hundreds of pounds for charity

25th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Big hearted care staff and residents raise hundreds of pounds for charity

Big-hearted staff and residents at a family-owned Dorset dementia care home have raised hundreds of pounds for charity in separate initiatives. A beach side ‘memory walk’ and a brave-the-shave challenge have enabled Colten Care’s Fernhill home in Longham to help Dementia UK and Macmillan Cancer Support respectively.   Six residents, some in wheelchairs, accompanied by staff, […]

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Housing service supports Watford teenagers turn lives around with employment skills

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Housing service supports Watford teenagers turn lives around with employment skills

Two Watford teenagers have positive stories to share to marking the United Nations’ World Youth Skills Day held on Saturday 15th July. For Katie (17 years’ old) and Maija (17 years’ old), their lives are being transformed through access to key employment skills. After a difficult start in life, both girls are now supported by […]

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Lakeview Rest Homes support local Age UK event

25th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Lakeview Rest Homes support local Age UK event

A St Annes care home has reached out to support the local community through fostering its links with Age UK. Age UK Lancashire needed a venue to host a special event to showcase the services and support that is available to older people in the Fylde area. They wished to focus particularly on people living […]

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Independent Care Group tell CQC Chief Inspector they are committed to drive up care standards

25th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Independent Care Group tell CQC Chief Inspector they are committed to drive up care standards

Social care providers have told a leading sector regulator that they are committed to driving up standards but are being hampered by funding shortages and the ability to recruit nursing and care staff. Members of the Independent Care Group, meeting at their AGM in York, told Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, […]

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Brigg care home residents enjoy a Pamper and Prom Party!

24th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Brigg care home residents enjoy a Pamper and Prom Party!

Earlier this month Orchard Court Care Home in Brigg held a Pamper and Prom Party, residents enjoyed getting their hair styled and nails manicured as part of the day. They were joined by the Managers daughter Ebony and her friend Chloe who chose to get ready for their prom at Orchard Court so that they could […]

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Care village resident hits the high notes in school brass band performance

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Care village resident hits the high notes in school brass band performance

Staff at Belong Atherton care village have made a dream come true for lifelong music fan, 85 year-old Edith Ibbotson, by arranging for her to perform with Fred Longworth High School’s brass band, in their charity benefit concert. Edith, who is an avid singer, recently revealed to Belong Atherton staff members that it was her […]

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Ombudsman input to CMA care home market study

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Ombudsman input to CMA care home market study

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has submitted its response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) invitation to comment on initial findings from its study of the care homes market. Last month the CMA issued its preliminary findings into the review, saying people are struggling to make decisions about their care because they […]

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Stourbridge care home fundraising success at annual Summer Fete

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Stourbridge care home fundraising success at annual Summer Fete

Fun-loving staff and residents at a Stourbridge care home have raised vital funds to ensure residents can have days out and take part in community events. High Lodge Care Home in Iverley held its annual Summer Fete for their residents’ activity fund – raising £514 through a tombola, craft stalls, raffles and face painting for […]

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Independent Care Group welcomes Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care to AGM

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Independent Care Group welcomes Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care to AGM

Social care providers from across the region are set to quiz a leading regulator on how they can raise standards whilst coping with the current financial crisis in the sector. The Independent Care Group is currently holding its AGM (today July 24th) and will welcome Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, with the sector’s regulatory body, the […]

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Fun time as care home staff stages Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Dorset care home

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Fun time as care home staff stages Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Dorset care home

A North Dorset care home created its very own wonderland when it hosted a highly successful Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Staff at Colten Care’s Newstone House in Sturminster Newton dressed as characters from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for the fun afternoon. Home Manager Sohail Daniel led from the front as the Mad Hatter […]

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Katie embraces independent living

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Katie embraces independent living

A young woman with cerebral palsy who was born in the Tywyn area has moved back to her roots and is celebrating making the successful transition from leaving home to leading an independent life, thanks to support from care-provider Regard. Twenty-three year old Katie Collinswood moved to Cerrig Cornel in May 2013 from Buckinghamshire where […]

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Great Oxendon care home celebrates completion of new extension

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Great Oxendon care home celebrates completion of new extension

A Market Harborough care home, Oxendon House, in Great Oxendon is celebrating the completion and registration of their 16 bedroom extension, which is now ready for residents to move into! The new extension has created 16 fantastic spacious bedrooms, all with wet rooms, most with patio doors leading out onto the garden.  These new bedrooms being […]

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