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Social Care Institute for Excellence announces appointment of former minister of state for social care

Social Care Institute for Excellence announces appointment of former minister of state for social care

Paul Burstow – social policy expert and former minister of state for social care – has been appointed as chair of the national improvement agency and independent charity, the Social Care Institute for Excellence. Following a competitive selection process and formal approval by the SCIE Board of Trustees today, Paul takes over from Lord Michael […]

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Chesterfield teens tackle isolation among elderly with social action project

Chesterfield teens tackle isolation among elderly with social action project

A GROUP of Chesterfield youths has been working with elderly care home residents to help reduce feelings of isolation. The Future Foundations National Citizenship Service (NCS) has been visiting Springbank House Care Home as part of their social action project.   Almost a dozen 15 to 17 year olds hosted pamper sessions and coffee mornings […]

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Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s Banstead nursing care home reach big milestone

Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s Banstead nursing care home reach big milestone

Three members of staff at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s Banstead nursing care home have been presented with 10 year, long service awards.   The Society, which provides care for retired seafarers from across the UK, prides itself on  low staff turnover which it attributes to good working conditions and making the home, Belvedere House, […]

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Lakeview Rest Homes celebrate their 30th anniversary in true party style!

Lakeview Rest Homes celebrate their 30th anniversary in true party style!

A double treat turned into a hat trick for residents of Lakeview Rest Homes which are based in Lytham St Annes. Residents, family, friends and care teams from the four homes (The Moorings, Rosewood Lodge, Lake View and Newfield Lodge) came together at the prestigious Moorings to enjoy a spectacular garden party which celebrated Lakeview […]

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Cheddar care home garden transformed by volunteers

Cheddar care home garden transformed by volunteers

Residents and staff at Greenhill House are delighted to have a re-vamped garden space thanks to volunteers from Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). On 12th July, volunteers arrived armed with tools and plants and worked tirelessly to revitalise the garden at the Cheddar care home. One of the aims was to make […]

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Gala opening for dementia friendly garden

Gala opening for dementia friendly garden

A Glenrothes Care Home has celebrated the opening of its dementia friendly garden with a traditional summer fete. Bield’s Finavon Court have worked on their outdoor space to provide a welcoming, relaxing and safe environment for their service users and their families to enjoy free of stress. The fully accessible garden features raised beds and […]

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One man’s solution to dealing with a life-changing accident

One man’s solution to dealing with a life-changing accident

If you ask Karl van Gool which fixture in his home he values more than any other, he’d say it was his toilet.   “The independence it has given me! I can go to the loo without my wife having to help me. It’s the most wonderful thing we have had put into our home,” […]

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Springhill Care Group take on local ‘Ambassador’ role

Springhill Care Group take on local ‘Ambassador’ role

East Lancashire-based Springhill Care Group has joined a group of ‘ambitious and prestigious’ local businesses with the opportunity to shape policy in the area. The care group, based in Accrington, has joined the Diamond Ambassador programme operated by the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.   Membership of the scheme is limited to just 60 companies, […]

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Housing association for the vulnerable and disabled celebrates 50th anniversary

Housing association for the vulnerable and disabled celebrates 50th anniversary

Hightown Housing Association has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. Founded by local volunteers in Hemel Hempstead and St. Albans 50 years ago, today Hightown has 5,500 homes, an annual turnover of £71m and 860 staff across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. But with rough sleeping and homelessness growing and rising property prices meaning […]

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Care home boss completes London to Paris cycle for Alzheimer’s Society

Care home boss completes London to Paris cycle for Alzheimer’s Society

CARE home boss Wendy Waddicor has completed a London to Paris cycle ride in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society – raising more than £7,500. The grueling 340-mile challenge saw Wendy set off in a peloton of more than 130 riders, who collectively raised more than £270,000 in sponsorship for the charity.   Wendy has spent […]

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User and community-owned care poorly understood, new research finds

User and community-owned care poorly understood, new research finds

The growing desire for user and community-led approaches to social care is being held back by a lack of understanding of how to make them work, says a report described as a ‘wake-up call’, published today. Read here With social care in need of transformation and political parties focused on finding solutions, the new report […]

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Kemsing care home residents enjoy River Medway cruise

Kemsing care home residents enjoy River Medway cruise

Residents of The Dynes Residential Care Home in Kemsing enjoyed an afternoon river cruise along the winding River Medway, courtesy of the Rotary Club. With the sun shining and our British summer in full swing, the keen sailors headed out from the Nightingale Road residential care home, ready for a day sailing down the River […]

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Care home brings 90 jobs to Edinburgh

Care home brings 90 jobs to Edinburgh

A new care home based in Cramond, North-West Edinburgh will bring 90 jobs to the city following its opening this winter. Due to open in January 2018, Cramond Residence will be recruiting care teams comprising nurses, dementia team leaders and carers at various grades, activity coordinators, catering, housekeeping, and other support staff. Managed exclusively by […]

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1 in 4 elderly who are legally entitled to a free care home place are facing hidden charges on their family

1 in 4 elderly who are legally entitled to a free care home place are facing hidden charges on their family

A new report by Age UK reveals another element of unfairness in the UK’s failing social care system, with the families of 1 in 4 care home residents whose care is supposed to be free – representing 1 in 10 of all care home residents – forced to stump up ‘top up fees’ that can […]

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Government’s commitment to resolve sleep-in crisis welcomed by industry bodies in social care

Government’s commitment to resolve sleep-in crisis welcomed by industry bodies in social care

Today’s announcement that the Government has temporarily suspended its enforcement activity and will waive historical financial penalties against employers concerning sleep in shift pay for care workers has been welcomed by care industry bodies. VODG and Care England have been in active discussions with Government to create an appropriate framework for sleep in payments, in […]

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Extra social care funding: Sheffield City Council aims to increase carer pay

Extra social care funding: Sheffield City Council aims to increase carer pay

Extra funding for adult social care in Sheffield will be used to increase investment in frontline care services. A key aim is to increase the amount carers are paid, as well as stabilise the local social care market. Plans are being set out by Sheffield City Council, which was awarded an extra £24 million over […]

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Hull care home residents carry on lifelong hobbies thanks to donation

Hull care home residents carry on lifelong hobbies thanks to donation

Hull care home residents have been able to carry on a lifelong hobby thanks to a donation. Dennis Greatorex, 87, and Roy Greening,  70, struck up a friendship after both moved into Elm Tree Court last year. The pair, who have dementia, began their own handy club which includes sprucing up the care home’s used […]

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Home Instead gains first CQC Outstanding in Shropshire

Home Instead gains first CQC Outstanding in Shropshire

Home Instead Senior Care has announced that its Telford office has been awarded a coveted ‘outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is the first homecare provider in Shropshire to achieve the highest rating possible from the care regulator. Nationally, Home Instead now has 17 outstanding ratings – more than any other homecare […]

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NACC Training & Development Forum 2017 – a time for learning, debate and celebration

NACC Training & Development Forum 2017 – a time for learning, debate and celebration

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Training & Development Forum 2017 on 4-6 October at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, will bring the NACC’s 30th anniversary celebrations to a grand crescendo with an engaging programme, excellent networking and entertainment, and a special cake competition. The tailored two-day training event will address the latest […]

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Happy 103rd Birthday to Ava!

Happy 103rd Birthday to Ava!

CHESTER-le-Street resident Ava Dodd has celebrated her 103rd birthday with friends and family at Pelton Grange Care Home. Born on the brink of WW1, Ada has lived in Great Lumley all her married life, only moving to the Front Street based care home in May 2014.   She married at 22 to William ‘Billy’ Dodd. […]

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