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    Shropshire care home looks to reduce falls with fun project

    6th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Shropshire care home looks to reduce falls with fun project

    A Shropshire care home is anticipating a reduction in falls among its residents after starting a fun project to encourage them to ‘pimp’ their Zimmer frames.   Users at Coverage Care’s Woodcroft home in Market Drayton have been personalising their walking aids by spray painting them different colours including pink, orange, blue and purple or […]

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    Hats off to Tenants at Watling Court

    6th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hats off to Tenants at Watling Court

    The Easter Bunny dropped by to Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme last week and inspired the tenants to get creative and make some special Easter bonnets.   With the Easter weekend only a few days away, tenants at Watling Court got into the spirit of spring and spent a morning decorating their very own Easter […]

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    First Minister highlights impact of sight loss at care home opening in Paisley

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    First Minister highlights impact of sight loss at care home opening in Paisley

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has highlighted the issue of sight loss experienced by hundreds of thousands of older people in Scotland. The First Minister conducted the official opening of Jenny’s Well, a new care home in Paisley run by Scotland’s largest vision impairment charity, Royal Blind, which this year celebrates its 225th anniversary. Jenny’s Well […]

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    Care home resident’s passion for fashion reignited

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    Care home resident’s passion for fashion reignited

    A chance friendship struck between a Steyning care home resident and a local tailor has resulted in an unexpected job offer. Val Lynch, 85, was first introduced to award-winning stylist, Igor Srzic-Cartledge, when she and her fellow residents at Croft Meadow care home were invited to his tailor shop, Dandylion Style, on Steyning’s High Street, […]

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    Local project inspires young people into social care in Lincoln and Skegness

    5th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Local project inspires young people into social care in Lincoln and Skegness

    Skills for Care funded a local project that supported 17-24 year olds from a range of backgrounds to do a work-based social care placement. The project wanted to break down some of the barriers to employment that people can face, and support local employers to find potential talent in new places. Some people face barriers […]

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    Thetford care home found to be ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

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    Thetford care home found to be ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Ford Place Nursing Home, in Thetford, to be Outstanding following an inspection in November.      Ford Place Nursing Home provides care and accommodation for up to 49 people. Inspectors found staff were caring and compassionate and people were being provided with safe, […]

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    No more of the ‘Same old, same old’ as Amyleigh makes a difference in social care

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    No more of the ‘Same old, same old’ as Amyleigh makes a difference in social care

    A woman who gave up a job as a beautician to pursue a career in the care sector has been named Learner of the Year through an apprenticeship scheme funded by the Welsh government.   Amyleigh Normanton started work as a support worker for the Regard Group in 2008 and has since obtained four QCF diplomas […]

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    Easter bonnets and Easter ducklings in Blyth!

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    Easter bonnets and Easter ducklings in Blyth!

    The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth, had been incubating the baby birds for several days before they began to break free of their shells.   Four new arrivals greeted the elderly residents with chirps before enjoying a dip in a specially provided paddling pool.   The residents were delighted to see the ducklings ahead of […]

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    Former ballerina gets VIP treatment at Swan Lake performance

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    Former ballerina gets VIP treatment at Swan Lake performance

    Former dancer Margaret Higgins relived some of the high ‘pointes’ of her career on a visit to see Swan Lake at The Brewhouse in Taunton. The 89-year-old who has dementia was invited on stage after the performance to meet members of the Vienna Festival Ballet. She was accompanied by Richard Dempslake, activities co-ordinator at Camelot […]

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    HC-One announces re-launch of pioneering Nursing Assistant Programme

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    HC-One announces re-launch of pioneering Nursing Assistant Programme

    In the context of a national shortage of nurses across the country, as well as the dramatic rise in the use of agency staff in the health and social care sectors, HC-One, a leading care home provider in the UK are offering an alternative solution to a problem faced by care providers and the NHS […]

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    Watford retirement village planning permission announced by Audley Group

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    Watford retirement village planning permission announced by Audley Group

    Mayfield Villages, the new retirement villages proposition from Audley Group, has secured planning permission to begin work on its first site in Watford.   Mayfield addresses the increasing demand for modern, mainstream retirement accommodation in the UK. This new type of village will transform the way in which older people live by offering high quality, […]

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    Family owned care operator acquires Hertfordshire nursing home

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    Family owned care operator acquires Hertfordshire nursing home

    A family owned care operator has acquired a Hertfordshire nursing home, and plans to transform the home over the next couple of years.   Acacia Care, who also own a luxury residential home in Nottingham, has recently taken over Chalfont Court and will be carrying out a major internal refurbishment bringing it to the same […]

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    Care Chef of the Year 2018 finalists confirmed

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    Care Chef of the Year 2018 finalists confirmed

    The 12 finalists for the NACC Care Chef of the Year 2018 culinary competition have been confirmed.   Following a series of regional heats, the National Association of Care Catering is one step closer to crowning the nation’s best chef working in the care sector.   Across Scotland, Wales, the North, the Midlands, the South […]

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    Community Integrated Care celebrates its 30th anniversary

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    Community Integrated Care celebrates its 30th anniversary

    National social care charity, Community Integrated Care, celebrated its 30th anniversary last month, hosting a major event that explored the progress made by the care sector in the past three decades. With participation from some of the most influential figures in the UK health and social care sector, colleagues and people who access care and […]

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    Care home residents enjoy cracking Easter visit from local school

    3rd April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home residents enjoy cracking Easter visit from local school

    Following the success of their recent visit to Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home, pupils of Bishop Chavasse Primary School dropped in again this week to create some Easter bonnets with the residents.   In celebration of Easter, residents of the Tudeley Lane residential care home got into the spirit of spring and spent an afternoon decorating […]

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    Orchestra in tune with Withernsea care home residents

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    Orchestra in tune with Withernsea care home residents

    A partnership between one of the UK’s leading orchestras and a Withernsea care home has revealed some budding musicians and composers.   Tamarix Lodge residents have worked alongside members of the Manchester Camerata Orchestra, to produce their own music, which members of the orchestra recently performed at the Meridian Centre, a community hub in Withernsea. […]

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    Top dog Mungo joins in thank-you celebrations at Lymington care home

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    Top dog Mungo joins in thank-you celebrations at Lymington care home

    Residents at a dementia care home said hello to an ‘amazingly clever’ disability assistance dog that has transformed the life of a New Forest woman.    Nine-year-old Mungo and his partner Barbara Houston visited Colten Care’s Linden House to say thank-you for supporting the charity that brought the pair of them together.   Dogs specially […]

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    Lord Mayor of Birmingham officially opens Heartlands Care Home

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    Lord Mayor of Birmingham officially opens Heartlands Care Home

    On the 16th of March, Country Court Care were delighted to welcome local dignitaries, healthcare professionals and business people to the Grand Opening of their Heartlands Care Home, Yardley, Birmingham. The Right Worshipful, The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Anne Underwood, along with Mr Alykhan Kachra, Managing Director of Country Court Care cut the ribbon […]

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    Care Management Group wins top award for best employee

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    Care Management Group wins top award for best employee

    Care Management Group (CMG) is celebrating, after it was named winner of a prestigious Skills For Care Accolade award – recognising its commitment to providing high-quality support to its Home Managers.   CMG, the leading provider of residential care and supported living services for people with learning disabilities and associated complex needs, was crowned winner […]

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    Norwegian students work with the respite centre as part of education exchange

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    Norwegian students work with the respite centre as part of education exchange

    Clients and staff at the Halcon Centre have been blessed with the company of visiting students from Stavanger in Norway. The students have been working with the respite centre as part of their education exchange with Taunton and Bridgwater College. Clients at the Halcon Centre have enjoyed getting to know the Health and Social care […]

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