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Time to kick-start housing for an ageing population

15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Time to kick-start housing for an ageing population

On Wednesday 22nd November, Chancellor Philip Hammond will take centre-stage in the House of Commons to deliver his first Autumn Budget. While the initial shockwaves that followed the general election have settled somewhat, the government’s commitment to deliver on the housing shortage should not be forgotten.  We still have a severely inadequate number of suitable […]

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Remembrance service brings back special memories

15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Remembrance service brings back special memories

Remembrance Day brings a special time to recall those loved or injured whilst serving their county, and for residents at a local rest home it was an opportunity too to remember other family and friends who are no longer with us.   Residents and staff of Lakeview Rest Homes held a special commemorative event to […]

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Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

The tactics being taken by Government’s revenue agency HMRC is taking a spectacular new turn in dealing with the sleep in crisis says VODG the group that represents disability charities.   Government’s recent announcement of a new Social Care Compliance Scheme raised more questions than answers. The lack of clarity has prompted VODG and other […]

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Amazing support for care homes in cycle relay challenge for Children in Need

14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Amazing support for care homes in cycle relay challenge for Children in Need

Teams from care homes across the country are coming to the end of a cycle relay challenge from the Scottish Highlands to the South Coast of England and ending in Jersey, to raise money for BBC Children in Need.   Colleagues from every one of the 71 homes run by care group brighterkind have taken […]

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Exeter’s Green Tree Court achieves Excellent BREAMM

14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Exeter’s Green Tree Court achieves Excellent BREAMM

Exeter’s Green Tree Court has proved it’s green by nature as well as name by gaining a coveted Excellent BREAMM standard.  BREAMM is the world’s leading design assessment method for sustainable buildings. Green Tree Court is one of only a handful of nursing care homes in the country to achieve this highly-respected status, putting the […]

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Charity calls on government to help social care sector in Autumn Budget

14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity calls on government to help social care sector in Autumn Budget

A social care provider is calling on the Government to provide much-needed funding and relief to the sector in the upcoming Autumn Budget.   The appeal comes from health & social care charity Vibrance, which says that services are struggling under the pressure of increased demand and financial strain, making it more difficult for organisations […]

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Healthcare Homes launch accredited apprenticeship programme

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Healthcare Homes launch accredited apprenticeship programme

The Healthcare Homes Group, a leading provider of residential and domiciliary care services, is announcing the introduction of a brand new role to support nursing care across the group.  The new Health Care Practitioner role has launched, which offers staff an accredited apprenticeship programme that results in them transitioning to a skilled post alongside the […]

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Reaching for the sky at Sidney Corob home

14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Reaching for the sky at Sidney Corob home

Interior designer, Mark Aldbrook, has designed the newly painted dining room ceiling of Jewish Care’s Sidney Corob House and officially opened the room last week. Mark has been a resident at Sidney Corob House for people with mental health needs since March this year. He has had his own interior design business for many years, […]

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6,600 care homes at risk of closure over the next 5 years-Knight Frank predicts national care crisis

14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
6,600 care homes at risk of closure over the next 5 years-Knight Frank predicts national care crisis

Knight Frank, the leading independent global property consultancy, predicts the UK is facing a national crisis in care bed provision, with the last 12 months representing a stern test for the UK healthcare market, according to their latest research report, Care Homes Trading Performance Review.         Operators have needed to react to […]

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Ascot school children celebrate Harvest Festival with care residents

14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Ascot school children celebrate Harvest Festival with care residents

SCHOOLCHILDREN celebrated the Harvest Festival by donating gifts to an elderly day care centre. Parents and boys from Papplewick primary school in Ascot gave tins of food and fresh flowers to the residents of Ascot Day Centre. On October 14, the students took the time out of their weekends to visit the day centre to […]

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Mountsorrel school children create time capsule for new care home

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Mountsorrel school children create time capsule for new care home

Pupils from Christ Church & St Peter’s CE Primary School in Mountsorrel have been creating posters and stories about their lives to bury in a time capsule at brand new Rothley care home, Mountview.  Representatives from the school brought artefacts to site this week to place in the time capsule which will be sealed and […]

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Chorley Second World War Royal Marine veteran attends a remembrance trip to Normandy

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Chorley Second World War Royal Marine veteran attends a remembrance trip to Normandy

A local Chorley Second World War Royal Marine veteran has attended a remembrance trip to Normandy thanks to special funding. John Dowling, who celebrated turning 97 during the trip, went on the seven-day break with his daughter Maggie and grandson Ian. The break was organised through the Royal British Legion and paid for with LIBOR […]

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Willow captures hearts in Yeovil care home

13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Willow captures hearts in Yeovil care home

Rescue donkey Willow captured hearts when he dropped into meet residents at Acacia nursing home in Yeovil. Accompanied by his handlers, the former show donkey travelled to the Hendford Hill home run by care provider Camelot Care from the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth.   Percy West was just one of Acacia’s residents who enjoyed a […]

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Topping out takes place at extra care housing in Larkfield

13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Topping out takes place at extra care housing in Larkfield

Lawson House, The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s extra care housing scheme in Martin Square, Larkfield, reached a key milestone in the development last week, as the final roof tiles were fitted.   As its spring 2018 completion date approaches, the charity’s new Martin Square extra care housing scheme reached a key milestone in the development last week, […]

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Gloucestershire supported living service officially accredited by the National Autistic Society

13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Gloucestershire supported living service officially accredited by the National Autistic Society

Supported living provider Eden Futures is celebrating after its Gloucestershire service was officially accredited by the National Autistic Society (NAS).   The Autism Accreditation programme provides an autism-specific quality assurance for organisations throughout the UK and across the world, by providing a unified standard of excellence and systematic framework for continuous self-examination and development. It […]

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Local volunteers become Dementia Friends

13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Local volunteers become Dementia Friends

Local volunteers from the National Citizens Service (NCS) have been getting to know residents at Belong Wigan, the state-of-the-art care village operated by Belong, whilst gaining an understanding of what it is like to live with dementia. Two groups of young volunteers visited the village over two weeks. Each group attended a Dementia Friends Awareness […]

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Sale nursery delights care home residents with monthly visits

13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Sale nursery delights care home residents with monthly visits

A day nursery in Sale has forged an ongoing link with a recently opened care centre, delighting its residents with a monthly visit. The pre-schoolers, aged two, three and four, from Kids Planet Day Nursery on Wharf Road in Sale make a monthly visit to Ashlands Manor care centre on Ashlands in Ashton-on-Mersey for an uplifting […]

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Hair raising pain helps raise funds for those living with dementia

13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Hair raising pain helps raise funds for those living with dementia

HAIR raising pain helped care home worker John Drury collect over £400 for elderly residents living with dementia. The deputy manager of The Beeches Care Home, in Stockton on Tees, had his legs waxed to raise the funds.   He was joined by brother Paul and father-in-law Damien Brewster for the painful challenge – which […]

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New artwork commemorates the Second World War fallen

12th November 2017 | By | Reply More
New artwork commemorates the Second World War fallen

A six foot tall backdrop depicting a scene from the Second World War has become the centrepiece of a new display to help commemorate this year’s Armistice Day at a Hanover Housing Association estate in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.   The striking background scene – which has been inspired by images from during The Blitz – […]

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Extra care residents commemorate Remembrance Day

11th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra care residents commemorate Remembrance Day

Almost 100 years on since marking the end of the Great War, residents at an Extra Care Housing estate in Stifford Clays, Essex have welcomed a new colourful display to help commemorate Remembrance Day.   The display, which has been made for older residents at Hanover Housing Association’s Elizabeth Gardens development, is thanks to the […]

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