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Special outing for retired coach driver

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Special outing for retired coach driver

Kingdom Homes care home group in Fife helps residents fulfil their wishes for a special outing or new experience through the “Wishing Well” which sits in the reception of each care home. Willie Brown, a resident at Lomond View Care Home in Falkland, is the latest person to have his wish granted. Willie was a coach […]

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Queenie Celebrates 100 Years

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Queenie Celebrates 100 Years

Family and friends celebrated the 100th birthday of Queenie Palmer with a special personal concert by a crooner at the Avalon Nursing Home in Southgate Park, Taunton Road, Bridgwater.   Queenie, who was christened Gwendoline, was a keen gardener and allotment holder and formerly worked in the gardens of the Somerset Farm Institute in Cannington, […]

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Sisterly love triumphs over anxiety

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sisterly love triumphs over anxiety

A young woman with learning difficulties is enjoying a happier lifestyle thanks to support from her sister and a specialist behaviour psychologist who teamed up to help her be better understood.   Donjeta Kaliquani, who is non-verbal, was displaying behaviour that challenges at the care service where she lives in Mitcham, Surrey, so her sister […]

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Cheshire care home appointment strengthens management team

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cheshire care home appointment strengthens management team

Croftwood Care (Cheshire) has strengthened its already outstanding management team by appointing highly experience care professional, Jackie Walker, as Home Manager at New Milton House, in Alsager, Cheshire.   Jackie has worked in the social care sector for 28 years, and has vast experience in care home management and rolling out new initiatives. In her […]

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£10million care home completes for WCS Care in Kenilworth

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
£10million care home completes for WCS Care in Kenilworth

WCS Care has opened its doors to welcome older people and people with dementia at its latest care home, Castle Brook in Kenilworth.   Royal Bank of Scotland supported this development with a funding package to allow the Warwickshire-based care home charity to forge ahead with their expansion plans in the Midlands.   Providing specialist […]

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Make this General Election about social care say sector leaders

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Make this General Election about social care say sector leaders

Social care must be a key issue in the forthcoming General Election, sector leaders said today. The snap election provides a chance to decide how we look after the oldest and most vulnerable residents in the country, the Independent Care Group says. Chair Mike Padgham said: “Social care is in crisis with 1.2m now living […]

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‘Forces Sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn writes heartfelt letter

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Forces Sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn writes heartfelt letter

The nation’s most iconic ‘forces sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn has personally written to the team and residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Stourport-on-Severn.   When the veteran singer celebrated her centenary recently, among the many gifts she received was a beautiful handmade card crafted by Ravenhurst Residential Care Home’s care assistant Nicki Bell and […]

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Care home staff go the extra mile to brighten up the lives of residents

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home staff go the extra mile to brighten up the lives of residents

Tom Slowey and Morag McGeehan work as Bus Driver and Passenger Assistant respectively for the Kingdom Homes care home group which sees them taking residents from each of the Group’s care homes throughout Fife on day trips in one of the companies’ minibuses every day. Many of the residents look forward to getting out and […]

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Adrenaline junkie takes to the skies to raise money for children’s hospice

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Adrenaline junkie takes to the skies to raise money for children’s hospice

A daredevil staff member from Surrey Choices took to the skies recently when she participated in a charity skydive at Skydive London, raising over £600 for local children’s hospice, Shooting Star Chase.  Adrenaline loving Nicky Harding, Employment and Communities Manager at the social care provider, was inspired to raise money for the charity following her […]

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Outstand Care Team award for Somerset care home staff

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Outstand Care Team award for Somerset care home staff

Somerset Care is pleased to announce that Grovelands received the Outstanding Care Team award at the Somerset Care Awards 2017. The team nomination came from Grovelands Manager, Ross Isbell and was supported with statements from a family member and Barbara, a resident at the Yeovil care home, who said: “I join in with all the […]

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Care homes create magic moments for residents

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes create magic moments for residents

brighterkind care homes, are running a scheme called ‘Wishing Well’ throughout their 71 homes, that aims to enrich the lives of their residents, enabling them to feel really valued and special. The experience may be trying something new or reliving a fond memory. Wishes can be big or small, cost lots or nothing at all, […]

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Shortfall in social care budget puts those in need and care providers at risk

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shortfall in social care budget puts those in need and care providers at risk

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has responded to the latest paper by David Roe, Better Care Outcome Ltd.  The paper is very timely and mirrors the analysis and recommendations in the recent reports from the Communities and Local Government Select Committee on adult social care and the Lords ad hoc Committee […]

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The Clarriots Care ‘Glitz & Glam ball’ raises £2,500 for Parkinson’s UK

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Clarriots Care ‘Glitz & Glam ball’ raises £2,500 for Parkinson’s UK

Clarriots Care pulled out all the stops this weekend as they hosted a spectacular ‘Glitz & Glam’ ball to raise funds and awareness for a national charity and its local support groups.   Clarriots Care’s Lancashire South office hosted the ball in order to fundraise for Parkinson’s UK and its local support group in Chorley […]

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Care providers must involve people they support in designing new digital solutions

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care providers must involve people they support in designing new digital solutions

Care providers must involve people they support in designing new digital solutions   A new report outlines how health and social care providers must collaborate with users of services when designing apps, websites and other digital technologies.   The publication from VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) in partnership with the National Care Forum, Co-producing technology: […]

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It wouldn’t be Easter without a few cracking chicks!

April 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
It wouldn’t be Easter without a few cracking chicks!

A SALISBURY care home hatched a plan to celebrate Easter by hosting the birth of ten chicks. Staff at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge arranged for a heated incubator with 12 embryo eggs to take centre stage in the home’s garden lounge. Residents, relatives and visitors were transfixed as, one by one, the eggs hatched over […]

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Dundee care home opens up it’s very own church

April 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dundee care home opens up it’s very own church

Residents at a care home in Dundee no longer need to worry about missing Sunday service, after dedicated staff created their own church in the home’s garden.   Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home, in Broughty Ferry, built an innovative ‘dementia village’ in its grounds in 2015, which includes a putting green, bus stop café, post office, […]

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Nurse Plus team hop to RNIB Pears Centre for an ‘egg-stra’ special delivery

April 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nurse Plus team hop to RNIB Pears Centre for an ‘egg-stra’ special delivery

Generous members of staff at Nurse Plus’ Coventry branch have hopped in to RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning to donate a big bag of Easter Eggs to the charity. The team banded together to collect over 40 eggs for the Coventry based charity, which offers tailored education, care and therapies to children and young […]

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Easter visitors delight care centre residents

April 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Easter visitors delight care centre residents

Some egg-stra special visitors have arrived at The Grand Care Centre in West Bridgford, just in time for the Easter celebrations.   Residents at the state-of-the-art care centre on Greythorn Drive have been taking care of a small hatchery and were recently able to witness the delightful arrival of a number of beautiful spring chicks. […]

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Brightwork manager becomes Dementia Ambassador

April 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Brightwork manager becomes Dementia Ambassador

With Scotland’s aging population, and more than 93,000 Scots suffering from some form of dementia, most people have some experience of caring for a loved one afflicted by the condition.   This inspired Sean Magee, manager and trainer at multiple award-winning recruitment agency, Brightwork, to become a Dementia Ambassador and to promote the highest standard […]

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Tenants bake eggcellent cakes for Easter weekend

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tenants bake eggcellent cakes for Easter weekend

With the Easter weekend just around the corner, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme whipped up a batch of Easter themed goodies.   Easter is a time for a little indulgence, so tenants of the Ifield Way scheme decided to make the most of the opportunity to treat themselves and enjoy a spot […]

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