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    Care UK silver and gold wins in national awards

    Care UK silver and gold wins in national awards

    Members of Care UK’s residential care team are celebrating  after winning in two categories of a national award scheme open some of the biggest household brands in the country – not just those in the care sector.   At a ceremony in London attended by representatives of employers as diverse as Laing O’Rourke, RBS, Nationwide […]

    30th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care UK employee loses toes fundraising for a good cause

    Care UK employee loses toes fundraising for a good cause

    A Care UK care home regional facilities manager, praised by colleagues for his determination in ensuring residents’ wellbeing, has shown the same dedication during a 300 mile race in temperatures as low as -54 degrees.   Now 46-year-old Nick Griffiths, from Bolton, is recovering at home from the fourth degree frostbite that will see him […]

    27th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Suffolk care home gains a top CQC rating with a little help from man’s best friend

    Suffolk care home gains a top CQC rating with a little help from man’s best friend

    A canine relations manager, a pub and a twilight club for residents who can’t sleep are just some of the ingredients that have led to Care UK’s Mildenhall Lodge care home being rated as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC.   The ethos of the home is one focused entirely on residents, with the inspector’s report highlighting […]

    16th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    A care home Christmas round up

    A care home Christmas round up

    Christmas is a special time of year, whether you are in your own home or with relatives. In Care UK’s 114 homes across the country dedicated teams have been working hard to ensure residents and their relatives enjoy the run-up to Christmas as well as the big day itself.   Christmas, and the traditions around […]

    3rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care UK celebrates after winning LaingBuisson Award

    Care UK celebrates after winning LaingBuisson Award

    Care UK colleagues are celebrating after winning one of the two Residential Care Provider categories at the prestigious 12th National LaingBuisson Awards.   The LaingBuisson Awards are held annually and recognise the most inspiring and innovative work in the health and social care sector.   The Residential Care Provider award pays tribute to organisations which […]

    28th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Suffolk care home hosts Dementia Friends session with local primary school pupils

    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 […]

    14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Weybridge care home celebrates the showbiz life!

    Weybridge care home celebrates the showbiz life!

    A care home in Weybridge is celebrating the showbiz life of one of its residents, Desrie Higgs, with a trio of music and performance-themed events.     The team at Norfolk House in Weybridge, Surrey kicked off celebrations with a visit from the Movie Time Experience, where an old-fashioned projector delighted residents as it broadcast […]

    1st September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Bromsgrove resident helps Care UK find the perfect name for a new home

    Bromsgrove resident helps Care UK find the perfect name for a new home

    Coming up with a name for a new care home isn’t always easy so Care UK colleagues invited the West Midlands local community to help find a name for its latest new development. Patricia Jenkins from Bromsgrove took part in a competition to name the new Care UK home which is due to open in […]

    30th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Castleoak and Care UK celebrate latest construction milestone of new Windsor care home

    Castleoak and Care UK celebrate latest construction milestone of new Windsor care home

    One of the UK’s leading independent care home providers, Care UK, has moved a step closer to delivering a new care home in Windsor, with a ‘topping out’ ceremony held on site to mark the latest construction milestone. The new Care UK home, which will offer views of Windsor Castle, forms part of the Castle […]

    16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Inter-generational project aims to dispel myths associated with dementia

    Inter-generational project aims to dispel myths associated with dementia

    Residents at Hartismere Place care home in Eye, Suffolk were joined by pupils from St. Peter and St. Paul CEVA Primary School as part of an inter-generational project aimed at dispelling the myths and stigma associated with dementia. A class of 30 eight and nine year olds visited Hartismere Place as part of the Archie […]

    3rd August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Commemorative sculpture is unveiled at Care UK’s Bury St. Edmunds care home

    Commemorative sculpture is unveiled at Care UK’s Bury St. Edmunds care home

    A beautiful outdoor sculpture, commissioned by Care UK from a talented local artist, has been unveiled at a care home in Bury St. Edmunds. The artwork entitled ‘Tree of Life’ was commissioned to celebrate the ground-breaking partnership between Suffolk County Council and Care UK to deliver 10 new care homes to the region.   Senior […]

    31st July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Academics appointed to help care home provider deliver great dementia services

    Academics appointed to help care home provider deliver great dementia services

    Care UK has selected the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester, as its new partner to help it invest further in its provision of care for people living with dementia. The initial phase of the partnership sees an 18-month contract where the University of Worcester will support Care UK to build consistency, […]

    21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
    TV national treasure Gloria Hunniford OBE helps celebrate launch of luxury Kent care home

    TV national treasure Gloria Hunniford OBE helps celebrate launch of luxury Kent care home

    Fresh from celebrating seven decades in television and entertainment, Gloria Hunniford OBE was guest of honour at an event to mark the opening of a brand new care home in Kent.   Gloria Hunniford cut the ribbon to officially launch Weald Heights in Sevenoaks, the 29th care home Care UK has opened since 2013.   […]

    20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Dorset Mayor helps open Care UK’s newest care home

    Dorset Mayor helps open Care UK’s newest care home

    Care UK has just opened the doors on its first care home in Dorset – Ferndown Manor.   Councillor Mike Parkes, Mayor of Ferndown, cut the ribbon and officially opened the care home, with the help of the home’s first resident, Mrs June Judd. Guests were also treated to a special performance from the pupils’ […]

    2nd May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care UK wins nationwide employee experience award

    Care UK wins nationwide employee experience award

    Care UK has been named as one of the country’s top employers in this year’s Employee Experience Awards, which recognise employers delivering an exceptional employee experience, including promoting continuous improvement, learning and personal development.   The care home division of the Colchester-based provider took the title in the sector specific category Government and Public Services.  […]

    4th April 2017 | By | Reply More
    Dame Vera’s birthday brings back wartime memories for care home residents

    Dame Vera’s birthday brings back wartime memories for care home residents

    Residents at more than 50 Care UK homes around the country recently joined forces to sing nostalgic songs and film a heart-warming happy birthday message for Dame Vera Lynn.   As well as signing along to the iconic wartime song “We’ll Meet Again”, residents recorded a birthday greeting and shared their memories of how Dame […]

    3rd April 2017 | By | Reply More
    Feathered friends visit Care UK’s homes

    Feathered friends visit Care UK’s homes

    Birds and wildlife of all shapes and sizes were spotted at 39 Care UK homes across the UK as residents took part in the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.   This is the third consecutive year that Care UK homes have taken part in the initiative which forms part of the organisation’s commitment to activity based care, whereby […]

    20th February 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care UK shortlisted for best care sector employer accolade

    Care UK shortlisted for best care sector employer accolade

    Care UK’s Residential Care Service has been shortlisted for a prestigious award, acknowledging its position as one of the top care sector employers in the country for developing the skills of its teams.   The fifth largest care home operator in the country, Care UK has been shortlisted by Skills for Care in the Best […]

    16th February 2017 | By | Reply More
    Brass band honour Stowmarket care home resident

    Brass band honour Stowmarket care home resident

    Players from the East Anglian Brass Band Association surprised Cedrus House care home resident, Dianne Hastings, with a certificate to honour over 40 years’ contribution to music.   The Stowmarket care home resident, Dianne Hastings, aged 79, was awarded the certificate in recognition of her contribution to the East Anglian Brass Band Association and the […]

    6th January 2017 | By | Reply More
    Love knows no bounds for Elsie, 95, and Tony, 75!

    Love knows no bounds for Elsie, 95, and Tony, 75!

    Elsie, 95, and Tony, 75, who are both residents at Care UK’s Broadwater Lodge care home, surprised everyone by announcing their engagement and then agreeing to share it with the nation via a BBC News film.   When a 95-year old widow moved into a care home in Surrey two years ago, she really wasn’t expecting […]

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