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Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

The First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damian Green, has announced today that the Government will publish a Green Paper on care and support for older people by Summer 2018. The Paper will set out plans for how Government proposes to improve care and support for older people and tackle the […]

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Brain training could potentially help reduce the risk of developing dementia

Brain training could potentially help reduce the risk of developing dementia

Results from a ten year study have hinted that a type of brain training designed to train people’s thinking speed could reduce dementia risk. The study, known as the ACTIVE study, recruited 2,802 older adults without dementia. The participants undertook one of three programmes designed to train their memory, reasoning or attention speed, or were […]

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Dementia Care Innovation Award goes to MacIntyre Dementia Project

Dementia Care Innovation Award goes to MacIntyre Dementia Project

The MacIntyre Dementia Project team is delighted to have won the Outstanding Dementia Care Innovation Award at the Dementia Care Awards, following a successful few days at UK Dementia Congress. The award recognises the vital role of innovation in developing high quality services for people living with dementia; in particular, the MacIntyre Dementia Project was […]

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Employee owned Shaw healthcare addresses social care crisis with £10m Bridges Evergreen investment

Employee owned Shaw healthcare addresses social care crisis with £10m Bridges Evergreen investment

Shaw healthcare (“Shaw”), an employee-owned care provider for the elderly, has agreed to sell a minority stake to Bridges Evergreen Holdings (“Evergreen”) for £10m to accelerate its growth and development. Care provision for the elderly is approaching crisis point in the UK due to funding pressures and the rapid growth in demand caused by an […]

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New Staffordshire care village appoints activities coordinator

New Staffordshire care village appoints activities coordinator

Belong Newcastle-under-Lyme has appointed Daniel Turner as Experience Day and Heritage Gallery Coordinator at the state-of-the-art care village, currently under construction in the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire.   Daniel will lead the village’s programme of activities, both for residents and members of the wider community, including customers visiting the village on Experience Days – […]

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Stocks Hall Nursing and Care Group celebrate 30 years in care

Stocks Hall Nursing and Care Group celebrate 30 years in care

West Lancashire based Care Provider, Stocks Hall Nursing and Care Group got into full blown celebration mode last weekend as they celebrated their 30th Anniversary. The Company first opened its doors in 1987, beginning with Stocks Hall Residential Care Home in Nursery Avenue, Ormskirk in Lancashire.  Now the group has 6 Homes based around West Lancashire, […]

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Unique Holocaust memorial unveiled at Didsbury’s specialist Jewish care village

Unique Holocaust memorial unveiled at Didsbury’s specialist Jewish care village

The Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Warren Smith, Lord Mayor of Manchester, Eddy Newman and the leader and communal Rabbi of the Sephardi community, Joseph Dweck, were amongst special guests present at the official opening of Belong Morris Feinmann, Didsbury’s specialist Jewish care village.   The opening ceremony saw the unveiling of a unique timeline […]

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Encore Care Homes enters a multimillion pound partnership to tackle the elderly care crisis

Encore Care Homes enters a multimillion pound partnership to tackle the elderly care crisis

Encore Care Homes has entered a £250million strategic development partnership with U.S healthcare REIT (real estate investment trust), Welltower.  The partnership will provide Welltower with the exclusive option to acquire £250million of Encore’s future developments which secures long term care options for the elderly and will allow Encore to continue to design and construct its […]

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Chesterfield’s elderly pay their respects to those who fell in both world wars

Chesterfield’s elderly pay their respects to those who fell in both world wars

CHESTERFIELD’s elderly paid their respects to those who fell in both world wars and later conflicts on Remembrance Sunday.   The residents of Barnfield Care Home all wore poppies with pride over the weekend commemorating the contribution of British and Commonwealth civilian and military service men and women.   The home, on Barnfield Close, took […]

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Cardiff care facility scoops prestigious dementia design award

Cardiff care facility scoops prestigious dementia design award

Hallmark Care Homes’ facility in Cardiff has scooped a prestigious dementia design award.   Shire Hall Care Home was named ‘Best Interior Dementia Design’ at the recent, national Dementia Care Awards.   The esteemed awards, first established in 2009, seek to acknowledge care providers and individuals who have made a significant difference to the quality […]

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Plymouth care home hosts special evening of remembrance

Plymouth care home hosts special evening of remembrance

A special service has been held at a Plymouth nursing home for people who have lost a family member over the past year.   The ‘remembrance’ evening was organised by staff at Freshfields in St Budeaux, which cares for up to 36 residents with dementia.   The event included the release of balloons individually dedicated […]

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Singing legend Barbara Dickson celebrates 25th anniversary of Fife mental health service

Singing legend Barbara Dickson celebrates 25th anniversary of Fife mental health service

  Scottish singing star Barbara Dickson has hailed a pioneering mental health service in her native Fife as she helped celebrate its 25th anniversary. The singer, whose hits include ‘I Know Him So Well’, ‘January, February’ and ‘Another Suitcase In Another Hall’, visited Barony’s Contact Point centre in Buckhaven for a birthday party to celebrate […]

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Ex-services project comes to Aberystwyth care home

Ex-services project comes to Aberystwyth care home

Carwyn Lloyd-Jones, an air cadet who recently started volunteering at welsh care home MHA Hafan y Waun as part of an ex-services project, has found a firm friend in resident Derek Bedford.   Carwyn, who has plans to become an engineer in the RAF, regularly visits the home to chat with Derek about his experiences […]

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Time to kick-start housing for an ageing population

Time to kick-start housing for an ageing population

On Wednesday 22nd November, Chancellor Philip Hammond will take centre-stage in the House of Commons to deliver his first Autumn Budget. While the initial shockwaves that followed the general election have settled somewhat, the government’s commitment to deliver on the housing shortage should not be forgotten.  We still have a severely inadequate number of suitable […]

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Remembrance service brings back special memories

Remembrance service brings back special memories

Remembrance Day brings a special time to recall those loved or injured whilst serving their county, and for residents at a local rest home it was an opportunity too to remember other family and friends who are no longer with us.   Residents and staff of Lakeview Rest Homes held a special commemorative event to […]

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Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

The tactics being taken by Government’s revenue agency HMRC is taking a spectacular new turn in dealing with the sleep in crisis says VODG the group that represents disability charities.   Government’s recent announcement of a new Social Care Compliance Scheme raised more questions than answers. The lack of clarity has prompted VODG and other […]

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Amazing support for care homes in cycle relay challenge for Children in Need

Amazing support for care homes in cycle relay challenge for Children in Need

Teams from care homes across the country are coming to the end of a cycle relay challenge from the Scottish Highlands to the South Coast of England and ending in Jersey, to raise money for BBC Children in Need.   Colleagues from every one of the 71 homes run by care group brighterkind have taken […]

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Exeter’s Green Tree Court achieves Excellent BREAMM

Exeter’s Green Tree Court achieves Excellent BREAMM

Exeter’s Green Tree Court has proved it’s green by nature as well as name by gaining a coveted Excellent BREAMM standard.  BREAMM is the world’s leading design assessment method for sustainable buildings. Green Tree Court is one of only a handful of nursing care homes in the country to achieve this highly-respected status, putting the […]

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Charity calls on government to help social care sector in Autumn Budget

Charity calls on government to help social care sector in Autumn Budget

A social care provider is calling on the Government to provide much-needed funding and relief to the sector in the upcoming Autumn Budget.   The appeal comes from health & social care charity Vibrance, which says that services are struggling under the pressure of increased demand and financial strain, making it more difficult for organisations […]

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Healthcare Homes launch accredited apprenticeship programme

Healthcare Homes launch accredited apprenticeship programme

The Healthcare Homes Group, a leading provider of residential and domiciliary care services, is announcing the introduction of a brand new role to support nursing care across the group.  The new Health Care Practitioner role has launched, which offers staff an accredited apprenticeship programme that results in them transitioning to a skilled post alongside the […]

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