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Ipswich care centre rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

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Ipswich care centre rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Baylham Care Centre Limited in Baylham, Ipswich, to be Outstanding following an inspection in June and July.   Baylham Care Centre is a care home with nursing providing care and support for younger adults and older people, some of whom have complex health […]

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New Welwyn Garden City care home to create 60 care jobs

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New Welwyn Garden City care home to create 60 care jobs

A brand new care facility named Oakview Lodge will create up to 60 jobs for local people. This new care home is located on the site of the old Queen Elizabeth ll Hospital in Welwyn Garden City and will provide essential specialist dementia and residential care, with a philosophy of holding all residents and their […]

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Encore Care Homes is the first in Dorset to provide an immersive dementia experience

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Encore Care Homes is the first in Dorset to provide an immersive dementia experience

Encore Care Homes is the first care group in Dorset to offer a Virtual Dementia Tour, which provides care and health professionals with an inside look into what it’s like to live with dementia, and training on the best ways to support someone suffering with the disease.  Encore manages three care homes in Dorset and […]

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Double celebration for Romsey care home

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Double celebration for Romsey care home

Abbotswood Court Care Home in Romsey celebrates second anniversary and ‘Good’ rating from Care Quality Commission following their most recent inspection. Abbotswood Court Care Home in Romsey has reason to celebrate.  As they approach their second anniversary, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by the Home to be ‘Good’ […]

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‘Dedicated’ Birmingham volunteers rewarded for their community work

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‘Dedicated’ Birmingham volunteers rewarded for their community work

Volunteers across Birmingham have been rewarded for the work they are doing to battle the “lingering sadness of loneliness” across the city. Citizens at the heart of Ageing Better in Birmingham, a programme set up to tackle isolation in the over 50s, have received awards recognising their “hard work and dedication” in setting up activities […]

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Bridging the age gap with pre-schoolers

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Bridging the age gap with pre-schoolers

Did you see Channel 4’s documentary ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’ earlier this summer? The documentary saw pre-schoolers swap their nursery for a nursing home as they joined a group of pensioners for six weeks. The aim of the documentary was to see whether a group of four-year-olds can be the key to […]

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Rising demand in social care will cost 60p in every £1 collected in council tax by 2020

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Rising demand in social care will cost 60p in every £1 collected in council tax by 2020

Almost 60p in every £1 that people pay in council tax may have to be spent caring for children and adults by 2020, leaving increasingly less to fund other services, like fixing potholes, cleaning streets and running leisure centres and libraries.   New analysis by the Local Government Association, published ahead of the Autumn Budget, […]

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Toilet Gadget from Closomat – “Better than a Throne!”

9th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Toilet Gadget from Closomat – “Better than a Throne!”

A new gadget at home is enabling a Muscular Dystrophy sufferer to stop feeling scared, and transformed a frequent, daily activity into “a delight”. And, says former teacher turned disability blogger Rosemarie Lawy, it has revealed a hidden benefit: the security it is giving her means she now feels safe enough to leave her wheelchair […]

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Solihull and Brough care homes acquired for £10.3m

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Solihull and Brough care homes acquired for £10.3m

AEW UK Long Lease REIT plc has announced the acquisition of two residential care home properties in the West Midlands and East Riding for £10.3m. Both were acquired from 90 North Real Estate Partners LLP and are let to Prime Life Limited, a care services provider operating a total of 57 care homes, based mainly in Lincolnshire […]

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Wickford care home plays host to some unusual visitors

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Wickford care home plays host to some unusual visitors

A Wickford care home played host to some unusual visitors, when local business Pony Pals Club paid them a visit. Chaplin Lodge, on Nevendon Road, spent an afternoon of fun with the ponies, including one dressed up as a unicorn, and other pets including puppies. The residents were given the opportunity to spend time with […]

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Toddler integration with elderly residents, goes from strength to strength

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Toddler integration with elderly residents, goes from strength to strength

Monsters, witches, ghouls and ghosts were found at Dormy House care home in Sunningdale last week as the regular toddler group enjoyed a theme morning with residents. Dormy House Toddler Group is going from strength to strength, backing up all the research which indicates that intergenerational projects are beneficial to both older people, including those living […]

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There cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable adult social care system

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There cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable adult social care system

LGA RESPONDS TO NHS CHIEF EXECUTIVE SIMON STEVENS’ SPEECH Responding to NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens’ speech to the NHS Providers conference, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “There cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable adult social care system. “Adult social care services provide invaluable care […]

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Thor the Labrador makes friends with Perth care home residents

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Thor the Labrador makes friends with Perth care home residents

The Residents of a Perth-based care home made friends with a young black Labrador this week following their first Therapet visit.   Thor the therapy dog bounced into HC-One’s Strathtay House Care Home in Perth with his owner Lynn, to provide comfort and companionship to all that live there.    The Therapet Visiting Service is […]

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Team effort raises over £21,000 for trips out!

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Team effort raises over £21,000 for trips out!

Moor House care home in Staines, run by charity Friends of the Elderly, has reached its fundraising target of £21,745 to buy a minibus to take residents and older members of the Staines community out on day trips. The final push in fundraising was a charity dinner held at Bella Napoli at the end of […]

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Caerphilly-based carers become Dementia Friends

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Caerphilly-based carers become Dementia Friends

Caerphilly-based carers are celebrating their 50th member of staff becoming a Dementia Friend. Sydnee Pearce, who joined Radis Community Care last month, is the branch’s latest recruit to become a Dementia Friend. The local home care company supported the national campaign, organised by Alzheimer’s Society, by providing free training to its community of carers.   […]

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Team builder appointed manager of Gosforth care home

8th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Team builder appointed manager of Gosforth care home

Hadrian Healthcare Group have appointed Suzanne Hughes as manager of The Manor House care home in Gosforth, Newcastle.    Suzanne’s career has always been in the care sector where she began as a care assistant; working her way up through various roles to become a manager. Her track record includes building and managing successful teams to […]

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Care provider receives government thank you for a good job done

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Care provider receives government thank you for a good job done

It’s not every day that one receives a personal letter from the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, offering thanks and congratulations for a good job done. However, Caremark’s franchisee in the North East is delighted to have received a letter from Jeremy Hunt. This followed the announcement of their recent […]

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York specialist care provider turns Pink for cancer charity

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York specialist care provider turns Pink for cancer charity

The staff team at Danshell Group’s central support office in York have raised more than £200 for ‘Breast Cancer Now’. The team rose to the challenge by organising a brilliant range of fundraising events. Everyone got in the spirit of the day by wearing pink, even the Chief Executive’s dogs, who were visiting for the […]

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HC-One resident meets artist through Grant a Wish

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HC-One resident meets artist through Grant a Wish

National home care provider HC-One has been pulling out all the stops to make residents’ wishes come true at Oaktree Mews in Moreton-in-Marsh.   The ‘Grant a Wish’ project was thought up as part of a plan to allow residents to get motivated and take part in activities that are specifically tailored to their desires, or […]

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Church-goers in Chirk have found the purr-fect way to support those living with dementia

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Church-goers in Chirk have found the purr-fect way to support those living with dementia

Church-goers in Chirk have found the purr-fect way to support those living with Dementia, as they have donated a life-like ‘Dementia Friendly Cat’ to the local Chirk Court care home. “The congregation at St Mary’s Church are helping the town to embrace the opportunity to be a dementia friendly community. The battery-operated cat is incredibly […]

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