Tag: Care UK

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 […]

29th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Care UK celebrates its brightest care home stars at annual awards ceremony

Care UK celebrates its brightest care home stars at annual awards ceremony

Colleagues at more than 100 Care UK homes competed nationally in the annual Residential Care Services Stars Awards which recognise and reward excellence among the company’s 7,500 employees.   A total of 19 individual and team awards were presented during the ceremony which included announcing the winner of the Care UK Chef of the Year […]

20th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Top catering award for Care UK nutrition expert

Top catering award for Care UK nutrition expert

A Care UK nutrition and hydration expert has won a prestigious national award that recognises and celebrates excellence, innovation and education in the field of care catering.   James Clear, Care UK’s hotel services manager, was named Catering Manager of the Year at the annual National Association of Care Catering (NACC) awards on Thursday 6 […]

27th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Care UK shortlisted for national award

Care UK shortlisted for national award

An innovative and long-running scheme to improve communication between employees has seen Care UK’s care home division shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Next month, Care UK will go head-to-head with household names such as Heathrow Airport, Direct Line Group and Waitrose as finalists in the 2016 Engage Awards  – the only customer and employee […]

19th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Special sculpture marks Care UK’s £60 million development investment

Special sculpture marks Care UK’s £60 million development investment

A local artist has been appointed by Care UK to produce a special sculpture for the gardens of Glastonbury Court care home in Bury St. Edmunds.   The sculpture will celebrate the end of Care UK’s three-year, £60 million development project, which has seen the creation of 10 new care homes and 10 new day […]

14th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Nutrition & hydration expert shortlisted for top care catering award

Nutrition & hydration expert shortlisted for top care catering award

One of Care UK’s team of nutrition and hydration experts has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award that recognises and celebrates excellence, innovation and education in the field of care catering.   James Clear, Care UK’s hotel services manager, has been shortlisted by the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) in the Catering Manager […]

16th September 2016 | By | Reply More
New gardening club at Cheadle care home lets residents get ‘Green Fingers’

New gardening club at Cheadle care home lets residents get ‘Green Fingers’

The team at Care UK’s Abney Court care home in Cheadle has celebrated the launch of its new gardening club with a visit to the local Wilmslow Garden Centre.   During their visit, members of the new ‘Green Fingers’ gardening club planned which plants will work best for a brand new dedicated orchard, that arrived […]

25th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Milestone in care home £18 million investment story

Milestone in care home £18 million investment story

Major milestones have just been marked on three brand new care homes being developed by Care UK with topping out ceremonies held at a trio of new homes in Sevenoaks, Horsham and Ferndown in Dorset.  In Sevenoaks, the Mayor, Andrew Eyre, joined Care UK Chief Executive Mike Parish and representatives from construction partner, Lawrence Baker, […]

18th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Suffolk and Norfolk care home residents inspired to go for gold!

Suffolk and Norfolk care home residents inspired to go for gold!

Eleven care homes across Suffolk and Norfolk recently joined together for a fun sports day inspired by the Rio 2016 Olympic Games which start today.   The sports day, hosted at Mills Meadow care home in Framlingham, saw the 11 homes compete against each other in games such as the egg and spoon race, an […]

5th August 2016 | By | Reply More
It’s a record!  106 homes taking part in Care Home Open Day.

It’s a record! 106 homes taking part in Care Home Open Day.

Thousands of people are expected through the doors of Care UK care homes this week, as 106 of its 113 care homes across the country join in the celebrations for National Care Home Open Day. Homes up and down the country will be inviting local people along for a free family-friendly event in support of […]

16th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home residents go back to school to teach children about dementia

Care home residents go back to school to teach children about dementia

Residents from Care UK’s Cavell Court care home in Norwich visited pupils at Cringleford CE VA Primary School for a creative session to teach the youngsters what it’s like to live with dementia.   The chairman of Cringleford Parish Council, Malcom Wagstaff, also joined in the lesson which is part of The Archie Project, a regional initiative, […]

16th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Classic car dream comes true for Care UK resident

Classic car dream comes true for Care UK resident

89 year-old Mills Meadow care home resident Liz Austin’s dreams came true, as she took her first ride in a classic Austin Seven car. The Care UK team arranged a special visit from the Norfolk Austin Seven Club, who drove a fleet of 10 cars dating from the 1920s and 1930s to the home for […]

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