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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 […]

February 20, 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 […]

February 16, 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 […]

January 6, 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 […]

December 29, 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 […]

December 20, 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 […]

October 27, 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 […]

October 19, 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 […]

October 14, 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 […]

September 16, 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 […]

August 25, 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, […]

August 18, 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 […]

August 5, 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 […]

June 16, 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, […]

May 16, 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 […]

May 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Caring coordinator scoops top accolade at national awards

Caring coordinator scoops top accolade at national awards

A compassionate Activities Coordinator, who uses exercise and activity to motivate residents at Sandfields care home, Cheltenham, has received a national award for his efforts.              David Ible, from Gloucester Quays, was voted the Activities Coordinator of the Year at the annual Residential Care Services (RCS) Stars Awards.  The awards, held by the […]

March 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Construction of Banbury care home restarts

Construction of Banbury care home restarts

Work has restarted on building a beautiful new care home in Banbury, after a delay caused by the original construction company that was responsible for building the home going into administration last summer.   Care UK, which will own and operate the new care home, has appointed specialist developer Castleoak as the new construction company. […]

February 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Manager’s mission to make Sandfields the home of choice for Cheltenham

Manager’s mission to make Sandfields the home of choice for Cheltenham

A nurse with over thirty years’ experience working with the oldest and the youngest in our society has taken the helm at Sandfields care home in Cheltenham.         Deanna Lane, spent decades working as a nurse and midwife, then as a care home trainer and manager before taking on the role of home manager […]

January 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
New chef brings fine dining to Cheltenham care home this Christmas

New chef brings fine dining to Cheltenham care home this Christmas

Sandfields care home in Cheltenham is bringing the fine dining experience to its residents, with the appointment of chef David Morgan, who has cooked for the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Rick Stein.          David has worked in kitchens for nearly 20 years, assuming the role of head chef for the last decade.  His impressive […]

December 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home chef scoops national award

Care home chef scoops national award

A professional chef from Perry Manor care home in Worcester is celebrating after being crowned Chef of the Year at Care UK’s annual Residential Care Services Stars Awards ceremony.   Head chef Peter McGregor beat off stiff competition from chefs at 114 care homes nationwide to be presented with the prestigious accolade.   Peter won […]

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