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    Maria Mallaband Care Group host their 4th Annual Care Awards

    Maria Mallaband Care Group host their 4th Annual Care Awards

    National care home operator, Maria Mallaband Care Group and Countrywide Care Homes held their 4th annual awards on Thursday 21st June 2018. The awards were created to acknowledge the efforts of staff and the impact they have on the lives of residents and their families. Residents, colleagues, relatives and visitors placed a staggering amount of […]

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    Care home holds Mexican fiesta to celebrate National Tequila day

    Care home holds Mexican fiesta to celebrate National Tequila day

    Residents of a Starbeck nursing home enjoyed a taste of Mexico as the home held its own National Tequila Day fiesta. Party-goers at Belmont House care home sipped on tequila sunrises or fruity ‘mocktails’ and staff members donned sombreros and Mexican costumes for an afternoon of Mexican-inspired festivities, including dancing, a themed quiz and trying […]

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    Care home group hosts glittering gala evening for 3rd annual national care awards

    Care home group hosts glittering gala evening for 3rd annual national care awards

    National care home operator, Maria Mallaband Care Group and Countrywide Care Homes held their 3rd annual awards on Thursday 22nd June 2017. The awards were created to acknowledge the efforts of staff and the impact they have on the lives of residents and their families. Residents, colleagues, relatives and visitors placed a staggering amount of […]

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    Sunderland care home hosts 1940’s themed street party to raise money for Help for Heroes

    Sunderland care home hosts 1940’s themed street party to raise money for Help for Heroes

    The staff and residents of a High Barnes nursing home took a step back in time as they held a 1940s-style street party in aid of charity group Help for Heroes. The nostalgic event, which took place at Barnes Court Care Home, was held to remember the soldiers of the past, whilst raising money to […]

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    South Shields care home spreads some random acts of kindness

    South Shields care home spreads some random acts of kindness

    Kindness is contagious at Garden Hill Care Home, South Shields, where residents, staff members and visitors to the home have been spreading simple acts of kindness as part of a week long initiative to improve the lives of others.   The home has been participating in Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week, a week-long celebration […]

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    New memory cafe takes guests on trip down memory lane

    New memory cafe takes guests on trip down memory lane

    A newly launched monthly ‘memory café’ in Wellfield has given guests the chance to enjoy a nostalgic peek into the past. The new service, hosted by Earsdon Grange, a residential care home for the elderly which also offers care for people living with dementia, has received praise from residents and local healthcare professionals and has […]

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    Inspection success for Castleford care home

    Inspection success for Castleford care home

    Manor Park Care Home is celebrating after being praised by Environmental Health, following a recent inspection. The care home, which offers residential and nursing care for the elderly and those living with dementia, received a five for their food hygiene rating, following an unannounced inspection from the Environmental Health. The Environment Health Officer judges a […]

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    1950s-style American diner and ice cream parlour opens at Blackhall Colliery care complex

    1950s-style American diner and ice cream parlour opens at Blackhall Colliery care complex

    A newly developed 1950s American diner is set to enhance the lives of people living with dementia in a Hartlepool care home. Yohden Care Complex in Blackhall Colliery spent over £5000 converting a smaller dining room at the nursing and residential home into an on-site retro American diner and ice cream parlour, complete with seating […]

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    North Tyneside care home hosts local services awareness day for older people

    North Tyneside care home hosts local services awareness day for older people

    A residential and dementia care home has been helping older people in North Tyneside find out more about available local support services and social groups by hosting an Older Persons Services community drop in. Earsdon Grange care home in Wellfield organised the event to showcase the works of Older Persons advice, support and social groups […]

    28th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Durham care home serves up fine dining at Come Dine With Me event

    Durham care home serves up fine dining at Come Dine With Me event

    It was a high class affair as guests of Rose Lodge care home in Newton Aycliffe, were treated to a sumptuous three course luncheon on Friday 28th October as the home hosted the latest in their highly popular ‘Come Dine With Me’ lunch events. Sixteen guests attended the dining event which saw a choice of […]

    8th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Sheffield care home prepares for opening of sensory garden

    Sheffield care home prepares for opening of sensory garden

    Heeley Bank care home in Sheffield  are busy preparing for the grand opening of their sensory garden on the 17th of June. The garden, previously a simple slab- patio, is the brainchild of activities co-ordinators Tina Johnson and Penny Count who have worked tirelessly to fundraise for it along with resident families and volunteers. Work […]

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    Newton Aycliffe Care home and stroke support group team up for charity coffee morning

    Newton Aycliffe Care home and stroke support group team up for charity coffee morning

    A Newton Aycliffe care home and Stroke Association support group joined forces to hold a charity fundraising coffee morning. The event, held at Rose Lodge care home, was a great success as members of the local Stroke Association group and residents, staff, families and friends and visiting guests treated themselves to cuppas and delicious cakes […]

    17th May 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care Home Residents say Bon  A’Pie’tite for British Pie Week

    Care Home Residents say Bon A’Pie’tite for British Pie Week

    British pie week 2016 was celebrated in style at Wellfield-based care home Earsdon Grange.   The home hosted their ‘Big Pie Tasting Party’ which featured a coffee morning and pie cook off competition, with staff bringing along a home-baked pie for residents and their families to judge.   British Pie Week is held at the […]

    21st March 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care Group continues to pay tribute to staff with 2nd National Care Awards

    Care Group continues to pay tribute to staff with 2nd National Care Awards

    National care home operator, Maria Mallaband Care Group and Countrywide Care Homes are set to launch their second annual awards. Voting commenced on 22nd February 2016, which have been created to acknowledge the efforts of staff and the impact they have on the lives of residents and their families.   Residents, colleagues, relatives and visitors […]

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    Valentine’s Visit from ‘Elvis’ for care home residents

    Valentine’s Visit from ‘Elvis’ for care home residents

    Residents at a Newton Aycliffe care home were feeling the love after the King of Rock and Roll stopped by for a special Valentine’s performance. Residents at Rose Lodge care home, a residential care home which also offers specialist care for those living with dementia, couldn’t help falling in love with Elvis impersonator ‘Mike Memphis’ […]

    11th February 2016 | By | Reply More
    Northumbrian care home celebrates CQC inspection

    Northumbrian care home celebrates CQC inspection

    A Cramlington care home is celebrating after being praised by industry regulators the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following a recent inspection. Astor Court and Lodge View care home, a care complex which offers residential and nursing care for the elderly and those living with dementia, received a clean bill of health after achieving ‘Good’ in […]

    8th January 2016 | By | Reply More
    Maria Mallaband Care Group and Countrywide Care Homes sign up for Skills for Care.

    Maria Mallaband Care Group and Countrywide Care Homes sign up for Skills for Care.

    Last week, Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG) and sister group, Countrywide Care Homes, took part in Social Care Commitment Week with Skills for Care and the Department of Health. The aim was to help to sign up as many employers to the Social Care Commitment as they could and to promote the commitment to the […]

    21st December 2015 | By | Reply More
    Whitley Bay care home celebrates a decade of caring

    Whitley Bay care home celebrates a decade of caring

    A Wellfield care home has been celebrating a decade of success as it hosted a big ‘birthday bash’ in honour of the 10th anniversary of the home opening. The party spirit was in full force at Earsdon Grange care home, a 48 bedded home which offers residential care for the elderly and for those living […]

    1st December 2015 | By | Reply More
    Care Home staff and residents create award winning memory box

    Care Home staff and residents create award winning memory box

    A recent project has helped Blackhall Colliery care home residents bring back some wonderful memories and create some new ones too – after being named as regional winners in a competition to design their own memory box. Field View care home, a 38 bedded home which offers residential care for the elderly and those living […]

    17th November 2015 | By | Reply More
    Bob’s novel dream comes true after life story is made into a book

    Bob’s novel dream comes true after life story is made into a book

    A Blackhall resident’s dream of having his life story made into a book has come true thanks to a kind-hearted care home Administrator. Robert ‘Bob’ Benson befriended Helen Carter, Administrator at Field View Care Home in Blackhall Colliery, during his visits to the home to visit wife Margaret, when he would share stories of his […]

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