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Extra Care Tenants Spring into Spirit of Easter

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra Care Tenants Spring into Spirit of Easter

The spirit of spring was in the air at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme last week, when tenants got together to enjoy a spot of seasonal crafting.   Tenants of the Ifield Way housing scheme gathered together in the dining room, to embrace their creativity and indulge in an afternoon of Easter themed crafting. […]

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Care home residents celebrate 64th wedding anniversary with family and friends

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents celebrate 64th wedding anniversary with family and friends

On the 14th of March 2017, it was an extremely special day at Lostock Lodge Care Home, in Lostock Gralam. Residents Bill & June Stedman enjoyed their 64th wedding anniversary amongst family and friends. Bill joined the Air Force at the age of 16, where he trained for three years, to become an engineer. Bill […]

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Tracscare opens specialist training centre for individuals in supported living services

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tracscare opens specialist training centre for individuals in supported living services

Tracscare’s has opened ‘Y Hwb’ (The Hub) in Swansea – an innovative new training centre designed to improve access to training and education courses for individuals with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Needs, Autism and Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI).   Y Hwb was established to offer a new approach to supporting people by empowering them to […]

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Lancashire care home receives positive rating from the Care Quality Commission

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lancashire care home receives positive rating from the Care Quality Commission

Haslingden Hall care home in Lancashire announces an overall positive GOOD rating from a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) report this month.   Representatives from CQC undertook an unannounced visit to the home on 23 and 25 January 2017, and the report has come through rating the home good for being safe, effective, caring, and […]

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‘Alpine cycling’ boosts care village residents’ wellbeing

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Alpine cycling’ boosts care village residents’ wellbeing

Specialist care village, Belong Macclesfield, is helping residents in their 80s and 90s to experience cycling through the mountains of the Swiss Alps, walking through the streets of Amsterdam or rowing along the Rhine, thanks to the introduction of specialist virtual reality cardiovascular equipment. The equipment has been proven to increase older people’s independence, balance, […]

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Greater Manchester care home rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Greater Manchester care home rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

A Greater Manchester care home has been judged one of the very best in the country after receiving an “Outstanding” rating from the Care Quality Commission. This status – the highest achievable – puts Dystlegh Grange in the top 0.5% of all residential care homes in England. Situated in Disley, near Stockport, the CQC lists Dystlegh […]

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Mother and daughter team celebrate Mother’s Day at Banstead care home

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mother and daughter team celebrate Mother’s Day at Banstead care home

A mother and daughter team at the Banstead-based care home of the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society are highlighting the benefits of families working together, as they celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday. Valerie Dunbar, a Kitchen Assistant at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s nursing care home and a mother of four, has worked at Belvedere House […]

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New hospital director at Maidstone specialist care hospital

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
New hospital director at Maidstone specialist care hospital

Bramley Health has appointed experienced healthcare professional Salim Atchia as Hospital Director at Glenhurst Lodge in Maidstone.   Salim joins the mental health rehabilitation service from the Priory Hospital Potters Bar.  A qualified RMN, with 27 years’ experience, and Registered Nurse Tutor, Salim has taught at various Universities in the East of England. He has […]

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Newton Abbot MP Anne Morris praises specialist care home

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Newton Abbot MP Anne Morris praises specialist care home

Newton Abbot MP Anne Marie Morris visited Riverview, a specialist care home in Teignmouth, Devon, and praised the extraordinary achievements of its staff in receiving  a top accolade from the care industry watchdog. The home for adults with complex needs including autism, behaviours that challenge, acquired brain injury and learning disabilities, was recently rated “outstanding” […]

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Promise of fragrant summer days at Frinton-on-Sea residential home

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Promise of fragrant summer days at Frinton-on-Sea residential home

People with learning difficulties and complex health needs living in a Frinton-on-Sea residential home are looking forward to enjoying a fragrant new sensory garden in the grounds of their home this summer, thanks to a gift from the family of a former house-mate. Delia Nassim was so impressed with the support and care her brother […]

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Cambridge toddlers bring joy to care home residents

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cambridge toddlers bring joy to care home residents

Residents at Home Meadow care home in Toft are experiencing a new kind of therapy thanks to the ‘Little Owls’ project run by local childminders, Nat Jackson and Amanda Strong. Seven children aged 1-4 are now regular visitors to the Home Meadow care home after their childminders forged a partnership with the home to enable the […]

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Eighty Seven year old Exmouth resident learns to read!

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Eighty Seven year old Exmouth resident learns to read!

Shared Lives South West’s Ursula Shepherd is proof that it’s never too late in life to learn. Ursula, who lives with Shared Lives carer Lesley Waller in Exmouth, has been having lessons to learn to read. The 87 year old being taught by a teacher from Learn Devon at the Kennaway Centre near to where […]

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The real cost of care- Cymorth Llaw homecare provider takes part in Panorama investigation into social care

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The real cost of care- Cymorth Llaw homecare provider takes part in Panorama investigation into social care

As many have now witnessed, Cymorth Llaw recently took part in the BBC investigation programs Week in Week Out and Panorama that both aired on BBC 1’s prime time viewing slot of 20:30, in Wales and the wider U.K. on Monday the 20th March. Cymorth Llaw Care Workers, Managers and Directors appeared on film to inform the […]

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Darlington retirement village has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Darlington retirement village has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC

A retirement village has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission following a recent inspection.   Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington was found to be outstanding following an unannounced 3 day inspection by the CQC in January 2017.   Under CQC’s programme of inspections, all adult social care services are assessed and […]

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Care home welcomes top UK orchestra as part of council art project

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home welcomes top UK orchestra as part of  council art project

A Withernsea care home has welcomed one of the UK’s leading orchestras as part of a Hull City of Culture 2017 art project. Residents and staff at Tamarix Lodge, a residential care home which is operated by Hica Group, enjoyed a live performance from the Manchester Camerata Orchestra as part of the new ‘Classically Yours’ […]

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Castleford care home supports dementia charity

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Castleford care home supports dementia charity

Residents at Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford, made ‘Time for a Cuppa’ last week by hosting an event to raise money for Dementia UK.  The home threw open its doors to the local community for a tea party, providing hot drinks and home-made cakes from their award winning chef.  Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one […]

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Camelot Care shortlisted twice in local care awards

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Camelot Care shortlisted twice in local care awards

Wellington-based dementia-care providers Camelot Care are celebrating being shortlisted in two separate categories in the 2017 Care Focus Care Awards.   Now in their 10th year, the awards celebrate excellence across the care, support, health, housing and local communities sectors, aiming to pay tribute to those who have demonstrated outstanding excellence and commitment within their […]

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Chichester care home residents enjoy ‘heart of the action’ at improved rugby club

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Chichester care home residents enjoy ‘heart of the action’ at improved rugby club

Chichester Rugby Football Club has delighted sports fans at a neighbouring care home by making it easier to watch live action on match days. Discussions with Colten Care’s Wellington Grange prompted officials to install a raised wooden platform on the Oaklands Pavilion balcony overlooking the pitch.   Together with a newly installed lift and handrail, it […]

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Gloucestershire extra care housing up for national housing award

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gloucestershire extra care housing up for national housing award

An extra care housing development in the historic market town of Cinderford has been shortlisted for a major honour at this year’s National Housing for Older People Awards.   The Hanover Housing Association facility, Hanover Court, has been shortlisted in the ‘Best UK housing with care for 44 – 52 units’ category. The awards, which […]

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Changes to Deprivation of Liberty welcomed by Care England

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Changes to Deprivation of Liberty welcomed by Care England

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has welcomed the changes that coroners will no longer have a duty to undertake an inquest into the death of every person who was subject to an authorisation under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.   Professor […]

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