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Long-serving care staff recognised at Street care home

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Long-serving care staff recognised at Street care home

Celebrations took place at Southlawns care home earlier this month to recognise their long-serving members of staff. The party recognised staff who had marked service ranging from 5 to 25 years, with an outstanding combined total of 100 years. Amongst those being acknowledged was manager, Catherine Brown, who has reached an impressive 25 years at Somerset Care. […]

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Glasgow care home residents enjoy musical therapy

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Glasgow care home residents enjoy musical therapy

A care home in Uddingston is offering a unique form of musical therapy which has residents singing its praises, and now it’s calling out to the local community to get involved. Bupa’s Highgate Care Home has established a weekly choir group which runs every Friday afternoon and has proved hugely popular as a social activity […]

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Specialist services for blind people to open doors to Paisley community

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist services for blind people to open doors to Paisley community

Local residents are being invited to attend an Open Day at two newly built services for blind people in Paisley. Charities Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded are opening their doors to the public on 30 September to show the new buildings to the local community before they start operating. Local residents can visit the […]

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Plymouth pupils take part in scheme to help understand dementia

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Plymouth pupils take part in scheme to help understand dementia

Residents and staff at Camelot Care’s Freshfields Nursing Home in Plymouth are looking forward to taking part for the second time in the Archie Project, a scheme that links local schools with people with dementia in the community. Part of Reminiscence Learning, a West Country-based charity that aims to promote, maintain and improve activity and […]

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Seaside rendezvous for North East care homes

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Seaside rendezvous for North East care homes

A SEASIDE rendezvous saw elderly care home residents meet for a day at the beach.   Dozens of residents from two homes met in Seaton Carew, near Hartlepool, to catch up, make new friends and enjoy a fish and chip supper followed by ice cream.   Ingleby Care Home, in Stockton on Tees, switched their […]

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Bield Wins £72k Funding to Support Innovative Services

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Bield Wins £72k Funding to Support Innovative Services

Around 350 older people across Scotland are set to benefit after a leading housing and services provider landed a £72,000 funding boost. Bield will use the funds to ensure the continued provision of a number of additional services for residents, service users and their families, including dining out experiences for people with dementia, IT projects […]

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Forestry Commission England partners with mental health charity Mind

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Forestry Commission England partners with mental health charity Mind

Forestry Commission England is encouraging everyone to have a feel-good autumn through a new partnership with mental health charity Mind.  ‘Feel Good autumn’ is a new initiative inspiring people to spend time in the forest to boost their wellbeing,  after 94% of respondents to a Mind survey said green exercise had benefited their mental health. […]

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Bradford care worker celebrates long-service with family-run Czajka Care Group

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Bradford care worker celebrates long-service with family-run Czajka Care Group

A care worker from Eccleshill, Bradford is celebrating 28 years working for family-run Czajka Care Group. Dawn Pearson, who started working as a care assistant at Czajka’s Staveley Birkleas residential nursing home in Nab Wood in 1989, was attracted to the role as the home looks after younger people with a wide range of physical […]

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‘Amazing’ pedal power reunites Dorset care home resident with German friend

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Amazing’ pedal power reunites Dorset care home resident with German friend

‘Amazing’ pedal power reunites Dorset care home resident with German friend A big-hearted German businessman cycled 1,400 km in a week to arrive at a Dorset dementia care home and thank the mentor who inspired him as a young student.   Nicolas Guenther, who was 19 when he first met Peter Matchan, has raised more […]

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Care group promotes ‘Grow Your Own Talent’

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care group promotes ‘Grow Your Own Talent’

Claims that the success of an enterprise is boosted by nurturing home-grown talent have been validated with the recent promotion to senior roles of two key staff members, Kerry Libby and Sam Collier, and the creation of a new head office post for former employee Matt Butcher by care-provider the Regard Group. The organisation has […]

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Brunelcare’s ABC Centre extra care housing scheme is given a boost this summer

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Brunelcare’s ABC Centre extra care housing scheme is given a boost this summer

Some fantastic teams of volunteers from Lloyds Bank and RBS in Bristol have provided support to Brunelcare’s ABC Centre extra care housing scheme in Whitchurch, Bristol on three separate days this summer! In June a team from Lloyds Bank redecorated the indoor and outdoor communal areas at the ABC Centre. Following this, volunteers from RBS […]

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Monty Python legend Terry Jones unites with 3,500 people at Memory Walk

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Monty Python legend Terry Jones unites with 3,500 people at Memory Walk

Monty Python legend Terry Jones joined more than 3,500 people to unite against dementia at the London Memory Walk. The 75-year-old, who is living with a rare form of dementia, took part in Alzheimer’s Society’s London Memory Walk at the historic HAC Grounds in central London, accompanied by his daughter Sally Jones and his former partner Alison Telfer.   Terry […]

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Banbury care home celebrates fourth ‘Good’ CQC rating

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Banbury care home celebrates fourth ‘Good’ CQC rating

Featherton House care home is celebrating its fourth ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), including a second ‘Outstanding’ in one of the five grading categories. The Banbury-based home, on Chapel Square, Deddington, was given the highly coveted ‘Outstanding’ rating in the Is the Service Caring? category, repeating the success of its 2015 inspection, […]

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Special Olympics success for Lockerbie care home residents

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Special Olympics success for Lockerbie care home residents

Two service users at Trinity House in Lockerbie, part of the Danshell Group, have celebrated success with a trio of medals at the Special Olympics.   After lots of training and preparation, Richard and Nigel competed in the major national games in Sheffield, the largest event of its kind in the country. They took part […]

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Summer fete success for Bury care home

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Summer fete success for Bury care home

Residents and staff at a care home in Ramsbottom are celebrating the success of their recent vintage-themed summer fete. Lavender Hills Care Home held its annual summer fete for their residents raising £180 through a raffle, cake stalls, and a performance from singing duo Vintage Pearls. Friends and family of the residents attended the 1940’s […]

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Suffolk care home hosts Dementia Friends session with local primary school pupils

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Suffolk care home hosts Dementia Friends session with local primary school pupils

Residents at Hartismere Place care home in Eye were joined by pupils from St. Peter and St. Paul CEVA Primary School to take part in a Dementia Friends information session. A class of 30 eight and nine-year-old visited the Care UK home to take part in a number of activities to learn about how the […]

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Good practice resource, Equally Outstanding launched today

13th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Good practice resource, Equally Outstanding launched today

CQC, alongside a number of partners, has today published a new good practice resource, Equally Outstanding, exploring how a focus on equality and human rights can help to improve quality of care. Using case studies from the NHS, adult social care and primary medical services, it looks at how services rated outstanding by CQC have […]

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The Fremantle Trust honours green-fingered talent with a blooming great day!

13th September 2017 | By | Reply More
The Fremantle Trust honours green-fingered talent with a blooming great day!

The Fremantle Trust held a special 25th anniversary final of  Fremantle in Bloom – an annual horticultural competition open to its older people and learning disability services. The final took place at Burnham-based Lent Rise House nursing  home and was judged by a panel including deputy chair of trustees at The Fremantle Trust, Alan Howard, […]

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Nuneaton care home manager raises over £1200 on Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walks

13th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Nuneaton care home manager raises over £1200 on Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walks

The manager of a Nuneaton care home is celebrating raising more than £1,240 for charity through a series of sponsored walks. Theresa Ingram-Gettins, who managers Harmony House in Chilvers Coton, took to the local beauty spots for three days, covering 5.5k each day to raise the money as part of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk. […]

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Teen volunteers from Sheffield Wednesday NCS transform a care home courtyard

13th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Teen volunteers from Sheffield Wednesday NCS transform a care home courtyard

A COURTYARD has been transformed at The Laurels and The Limes Care Home by volunteers from the Sheffield Wednesday FC National Citizenship Service (NCS). The charitable teens have given a new lease of life to the previously redundant area of the home, adding bird feeders, seating, a colourful mural and plants.   Twelve volunteers, all […]

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