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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 […]

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 […]

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