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Residents of Warrington showcase their blossoming gardening skills

20th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Residents of Warrington showcase their blossoming gardening skills

Green fingered residents of Belong, the specialist care village in Warrington, have been honing their horticultural skills in the village garden, planting flowers and trees donated by international financial services provider, Forester’s Financial as part of their commitment to giving back to the local community. Residents and staff members weeded the garden’s raised flower beds, […]

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Thirsk care home welcomes local cycling hero to celebrate fundraising success

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Thirsk care home welcomes local cycling hero to celebrate fundraising success

Sowerby House is celebrating after raising £205 for Macmillan, and receiving a visit from fundraiser Jim Bumby and councillor Hazel Dalgliesh-Brown for afternoon tea. The Thirsk-based home, on Front Street, raised money for the charity in support of Jim, the nephew of one of Sowerby House’s residents, who cycled with his brother-in-law Simon from Land’s […]

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Grand opening for Great Oaks!

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Grand opening for Great Oaks!

Great Oaks, a brand new residential, nursing and dementia specialist care home in Bournemouth, hosted an event to celebrate its grand opening.   More than 100 guests attended the event including The Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth, Cllr Lawrence Williams and Mrs Elaine Williams, who cut the ribbon to officially open Great Oaks. The Mayor […]

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Traditional topping out ceremony to mark the latest milestone of Ware care home

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Traditional topping out ceremony to mark the latest milestone of Ware care home

The final trim was secured on the roof of a new luxury care home in Ware this week as part of a traditional topping out ceremony to mark the latest milestone at the development. Deputy Mayor of Ware Cllr Mick Standley helped to secure the final elements of the roof at Riverside Place by Caring […]

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Mayor joins Blaina care home for summer fête

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Mayor joins Blaina care home for summer fête

Staff and residents at a Blaina care home were joined by the local mayor as they celebrated the end of the summer with a fête. Cwm Celyn care home, which is owned and operated by Shaw healthcare, invited mayor Clive Bridgeman and Shaw healthcare chairman Alun Thomas to the event, which included raffles, face painting, […]

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Victoria Gardens care home making dreams come true

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Victoria Gardens care home making dreams come true

A new initiative at a Coventry care home has been helping the staff to make dreams come true for its Residents. Victoria Gardens care home in Tile Hill has recently introduced a ‘Dream Catcher Tree’ that allows Residents to highlight lost hobbies they would like to rediscover or activities they have always wanted to try.  […]

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People with dementia receive little specialist support at end of life, despite high levels of need

19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
People with dementia receive little specialist support at end of life, despite high levels of need

Research has found that, despite having complex needs, most of the healthcare received by people in the later stages of dementia is provided by GPs or emergency services, with little support from specialist healthcare professionals. The researchers, from the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London, found that GPs were the main […]

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Shepperton care home residents prove you’re never too old for adventure

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Shepperton care home residents prove you’re never too old for adventure

The residents of Shepperton-based care home Charlton Grange are enjoying an eventful few months, proving that you’re never too old for adventure. As part of a busy few months for fun and outdoor entertainment, the residents have been hosting pet therapy sessions, a village fete, a tea party and doing some gardening. At the village […]

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£12.5 million care centre in Lytham St Annes opened by Mayor and first resident

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£12.5 million care centre in Lytham St Annes opened by Mayor and first resident

The doors to The Hamptons Care Centre, located off Heyhouses Lane in Lytham St Annes, have been officially opened by the care home’s first resident, Joan Wightman. Having only just moved in a few days earlier, Joan, aged 92, who is from Lytham St Annes, was joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde, John […]

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Royal Star & Garter Homes’ resident in Solihull celebrates 100th birthday

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Royal Star & Garter Homes’ resident in Solihull celebrates 100th birthday

Residents, family, staff and volunteers at The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull joined together to celebrate resident Joan Taylor’s 100th birthday. The Home, which cares for disabled veterans and their spouses, made sure it was a birthday to remember with surprise performances, giant balloons, a spectacular cake and a party in her honour. […]

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Swindon care provider awards care team

19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Swindon care provider awards care team

More than half the team at a Swindon care at home provider have been rewarded for their loyalty to the company at its first annual awards ceremony. The event was staged by Bluebird Care Swindon, where more than 20 carers were given a huge pat on the back for their hard work and dedication.   […]

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Bognor Regis care home celebrates 10 year anniversary

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Bognor Regis care home celebrates 10 year anniversary

A care home in Bognor Regis has celebrated 10 years of providing residential care. Elizabeth House, which is owned and operated by Shaw healthcare, marked the occasion with drinks, cake and musical entertainment. The party included guests such as the Mayor of Bognor Regis, Councillor Phil Woodall, as well as Shaw healthcare’s deputy CEO Suzanne […]

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Before we disappear into autumn, anyone for Pimms?

19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Before we disappear into autumn, anyone for Pimms?

A beautifully sunny weekend attracted lots of people to the annual summer fete at Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater, which was opened by the Mayor of Bridgwater, Graham Granter. All the residents came out to enjoy the activities on offer, as well as family, friends and relatives.   Paula Howlett, Avalon’s manager, said: “This was […]

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Hica Group ‘business as usual’ after selling four of its care homes

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Hica Group ‘business as usual’ after selling four of its care homes

Care operator Hica Group is selling off four of its homes as part of a strategic business plan to build for a stronger, stable future. The Hull-based group will use the financial proceeds to eliminate bank borrowings and provide cash reserves for future investment in enhanced quality care and its regional network of homes. Meanwhile, […]

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Gloucestershire homecare service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Gloucestershire homecare service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

A care service in Gloucestershire where staff go out of their way to ensure people’s wellbeing needs are promoted and respected has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in June. Inspectors rated Care-Nursing Alliance Recruitment in High Orchard Street, Gloucester Outstanding for being caring and responsive to people’s needs and […]

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First job in care wins Tamzin ‘Best Activity Coordinator of the Year’!

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First job in care wins Tamzin ‘Best Activity Coordinator of the Year’!

Tamzin Moloney at Oakfield Care Home in Weston Park, Bath, has achieved the award for ‘Best Activity Coordinator of the Year’ in the prestigious NAPA (National Activities Providers Association) awards 2017.  She was selected by the judges from 180 entries for this award. Tamzin has been Activities Coordinator at Oakfield for nearly three years. She […]

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Care group supports residents who wish to bring much loved pets into the care environment

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care group supports residents who wish to bring much loved pets into the care environment

The Healthcare Homes Group, which provides high quality residential and nursing care in homes across the South and East of England, is demonstrating its commitment to supporting residents who wish to bring much-loved pets into the care home environment, through its work with the Cinnamon Trust. Eight of the group’s homes are now registered with […]

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Innovative Housing and Care Experts to Host Sports Themed AGM

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Innovative Housing and Care Experts to Host Sports Themed AGM

A SPECIALIST housing and care provider is putting a sporting twist on its annual general meeting by hosting various events from powerchair football to wheelchair basketball to promote the importance of health and wellbeing. Edinburgh-based Blackwood Homes and Care has earned a reputation for its highly creative and engaging yearly showcases, which feature life-changing technology […]

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Promedica24 plans to remodel the delivery of care in Wokingham and Bracknell

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Promedica24 plans to remodel the delivery of care in Wokingham and Bracknell

The founder of a local live-in care provider has described how his mission to keep elderly couples together sparked off his new business venture. The Wokingham and Bracknell branch of Promedica24 was set up by Leigh Slocombe, who after spending 25 years working in the voluntary sector for charities including The Samaritans and St John […]

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England football legend unites with Alzheimer’s Society at Memory Walk

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England football legend unites with Alzheimer’s Society at Memory Walk

England football legend Sir Geoff Hurst is joining forces with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle dementia in support of his fellow 1966 World Cup heroes who are living with the condition. Sir Geoff has pledged his backing for Memory Walk, Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event which is taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this […]

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