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LGA responds to latest Which? report on home care providers

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
LGA responds to latest Which? report on home care providers

Responding to a study by Which? on private home care providers, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “This study sadly reflects the harsh reality of the social care crisis, which is affecting the quality of care provided and its availability. It is a further warning on the […]

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Councils must meet all assessed care needs says Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Councils must meet all assessed care needs says Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

People who need care should not be asked to choose which of their needs, identified through an assessment, their council should meet, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has said. An investigation by the Ombudsman found a man was placed in this situation, incurring him more than £17,000 in costs, by Northamptonshire County Council. […]

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Gloucester care home residents welcome Mayor and Sheriff for afternoon tea

17th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Gloucester care home residents welcome Mayor and Sheriff for afternoon tea

Residents and staff at a Gloucester care home have welcomed the city’s Mayor and its Sheriff for afternoon tea.   The Mayor of Gloucester, Councillor Steve Morgan, and Lady Mayoress Sally Morgan, were joined by Gloucester’s Sheriff, Councillor Paul Toleman at the Knoll Care Home in Tuffley.   The civic dignitaries were given a tour […]

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Peterlee Mayor invites elderly to new year tea party

17th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Peterlee Mayor invites elderly to new year tea party

A SPECIAL mayoral invitation was sent to care home residents ahead of the annual Peterlee over 60s New Year tea party.   Residents from Bannatyne Lodge Care Home were among those to attend the event, hosted by Town Mayor Cllr Mary Cartwright.   They were joined by elderly residents from across Peterlee, alongside care home […]

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Jersey care home residents thank pop-up ice rink for skating fun

17th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Jersey care home residents thank pop-up ice rink for skating fun

Residents from L’Hermitage care home enjoyed several sessions out on the ice rink in their wheelchairs thanks to Ice Skate Jersey at Fort Regent. The pop-up ice rink welcomed hundreds of islanders over the Christmas and New Year period and found time to invite residents from the care home for four sessions of wheelchair ice […]

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Nottingham’s Chetwynd House Care Home nominated for ‘Best New Care home’

17th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Nottingham’s Chetwynd House Care Home nominated for ‘Best New Care home’

Family-run, Chetwynd House Care Home has been shortlisted in the 2018 national Pinders Healthcare Design Awards. Adept Care Homes, owners of Chetwynd House, are celebrating the home’s nomination in the “Best New Care Home” category with Chartered Surveyors, Edward Cooper Young, and care home builder, Wynbrook, who collaborated on the design and build. Open since […]

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Social care provider Persona encourage activity in respite residents

17th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Social care provider Persona encourage activity in respite residents

Older people in respite accommodation are keeping active and healthy thanks to a range of new sports and fitness activities.    Customers of Bury Social care provider Persona have been enjoying the new sessions at its Elmhurst and Spurr House short stay centres, after Persona secured funding for a 12-month programme in partnership with Bury Council.  […]

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Pen pal scheme is the write stuff at Barry care home

17th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Pen pal scheme is the write stuff at Barry care home

A 93-year-old former teacher who lives in a Barry care home has inspired a heart-warming pen pal scheme involving residents and pupils of a nearby school.   The postman arriving at Springbank Care Home on College Road causes a ripple of excitement as they eagerly await the latest batch of letters from youngsters at Jenner […]

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Compliant care home access control from Abloy UK

16th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Compliant care home access control from Abloy UK

Security expert Abloy UK has supplied Crediton Care & Support Homes Ltd (CCSH) with a compliant electric locking solution for Kite House, a new care facility in Crediton, Devon.   CCSH specialise in providing residential care for people with Autism, Aspergers, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Issues. Barn conversion, Kite House is the newest of […]

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East Dunbartonshire Day Care Centre’s Biggest Christmas Yet

16th January 2018 | By | Reply More
East Dunbartonshire Day Care Centre’s Biggest Christmas Yet

A day care centre in East Dunbartonshire ensured that people living with dementia didn’t miss out on the Christmas festivities over December, as it hosted its biggest dinner party to date. Staff at Oakburn Park Day Care in Milngavie, run by leading housing and care provider Bield, established a restaurant concept named ‘Wee Betty’s Bistro’. […]

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‘Outstanding’ Exeter nursing home awarded Stirling Gold Standard for dementia-friendly environment

16th January 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Outstanding’ Exeter nursing home awarded Stirling Gold Standard for dementia-friendly environment

Staff and residents at Exeter’s Green Tree Court residential nursing home are celebrating gaining top marks for creating an exceptionally dementia-friendly environment. The innovative nursing home in Pinhoe has been formally awarded the Stirling Gold Standard, an internationally recognised benchmark devised by the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) based at the University of Stirling in […]

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Welwyn care home celebrates the success of its new manager

16th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Welwyn care home celebrates the success of its new manager

In 2017 Heath Lodge Care Centre in Welwyn introduced a new manager to its team, Obafemi Shoyombo, but little did the home’s owners Gold Care Homes know what a change he would make.   In the few months that he has been at the new home, Obafemi has made a number of significant and sweeping […]

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‘Outstanding’ rating awarded to North west London home care provider

16th January 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Outstanding’ rating awarded to North west London home care provider

North-west London care agency, SweetTree Home Care Services, has been rated Outstanding overall by the Care Quality Commission. SweetTree, which was established 15 years ago, provides home and live in care services across London and serves more than 350 clients including the elderly and those with complex needs. Following the inspection in October 2017, the […]

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Sci-fi fan Peter has been seeing stars

16th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Sci-fi fan Peter has been seeing stars

The last few weeks have been out of this world for science fiction fan Peter Makar, who has come face-to-face with some of his favourite stars.   Peter, who lives at the Homeleigh residential care home in Crumpsall, Manchester, not only saw the latest Star Wars movie on the big screen, but also got to […]

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Scales tipped for success for football-mad Ben

16th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Scales tipped for success for football-mad Ben

A care service in Neston, Cheshire, is supporting a young man to lose weight by helping him to improve his cooking skills and to do more exercise.   Ben Harling, 29, who has Down’s syndrome, and lives at Manor Barn supported living service, is steadily losing the pounds, and hopes to hit his target weight […]

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HPC announces sale of Gloucestershire learning and physical disability specialist service

15th January 2018 | By | Reply More
HPC announces sale of Gloucestershire learning and physical disability specialist service

Specialist healthcare property consultant HPC has announced the sale of a group of registered care homes and supported living units in Gloucestershire, providing accommodation for adults with learning and physical disabilities. The company has confirmed the sale of the entire issued share capital in Access Housing Limited, which owns and operates subsidiary company Chosen Care […]

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I Care…Ambassadors spread the word about working in social care

15th January 2018 | By | Reply More
I Care…Ambassadors spread the word about working in social care

A national team of I Care…Ambassadors are delivering careers events across England to inspire people to work in adult social care. Over 400 organisations in England are involved in supporting the 700-strong team of ambassadors, who inspire thousands of people to consider a career in social care. They do this through careers activities such as […]

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CQC Chief Executive announces intention to step down in the summer

15th January 2018 | By | Reply More
CQC Chief Executive announces intention to step down in the summer

Sir David Behan has announced his intention to step down as Chief Executive of CQC. He will continue in the role until the summer to allow the appointment process for a successor to take place. Sir David said: “After six years at CQC and over 40 years continuous employment in health and social care, I […]

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Glasgow’s Abbotsford House care home beats off strong competition at care industry awards

15th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Glasgow’s Abbotsford House care home beats off strong competition at care industry awards

The home beat off strong opposition to be crowned Care Home of the Year at Caring UK care awards. The awards, supported by headline sponsor Clydesdale/Yorkshire Bank, recognise excellence, innovation and achievement in all corners of the industry. To come out on top, the home went through a rigorous assessment process, which involved a site visit by […]

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Is going to the toilet a thrill for you?

15th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Is going to the toilet a thrill for you?

Going to the lavatory is now a “marvellous” experience for Steven Elliott-Potter, since he invested in a Closomat wash & dry toilet.   The 61 year-old from Bedford, who is already defying medical expertise, has bought the assistive technology on the recommendation of his Occupational Therapist: deterioration in his arthritis meant he was increasingly struggling […]

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