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Reaching for the sky at Sidney Corob home

Reaching for the sky at Sidney Corob home

Interior designer, Mark Aldbrook, has designed the newly painted dining room ceiling of Jewish Care’s Sidney Corob House and officially opened the room last week. Mark has been a resident at Sidney Corob House for people with mental health needs since March this year. He has had his own interior design business for many years, […]

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6,600 care homes at risk of closure over the next 5 years-Knight Frank predicts national care crisis

6,600 care homes at risk of closure over the next 5 years-Knight Frank predicts national care crisis

Knight Frank, the leading independent global property consultancy, predicts the UK is facing a national crisis in care bed provision, with the last 12 months representing a stern test for the UK healthcare market, according to their latest research report, Care Homes Trading Performance Review.         Operators have needed to react to […]

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Ascot school children celebrate Harvest Festival with care residents

Ascot school children celebrate Harvest Festival with care residents

SCHOOLCHILDREN celebrated the Harvest Festival by donating gifts to an elderly day care centre. Parents and boys from Papplewick primary school in Ascot gave tins of food and fresh flowers to the residents of Ascot Day Centre. On October 14, the students took the time out of their weekends to visit the day centre to […]

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Mountsorrel school children create time capsule for new care home

Mountsorrel school children create time capsule for new care home

Pupils from Christ Church & St Peter’s CE Primary School in Mountsorrel have been creating posters and stories about their lives to bury in a time capsule at brand new Rothley care home, Mountview.  Representatives from the school brought artefacts to site this week to place in the time capsule which will be sealed and […]

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Chorley Second World War Royal Marine veteran attends a remembrance trip to Normandy

Chorley Second World War Royal Marine veteran attends a remembrance trip to Normandy

A local Chorley Second World War Royal Marine veteran has attended a remembrance trip to Normandy thanks to special funding. John Dowling, who celebrated turning 97 during the trip, went on the seven-day break with his daughter Maggie and grandson Ian. The break was organised through the Royal British Legion and paid for with LIBOR […]

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Willow captures hearts in Yeovil care home

Willow captures hearts in Yeovil care home

Rescue donkey Willow captured hearts when he dropped into meet residents at Acacia nursing home in Yeovil. Accompanied by his handlers, the former show donkey travelled to the Hendford Hill home run by care provider Camelot Care from the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth.   Percy West was just one of Acacia’s residents who enjoyed a […]

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Topping out takes place at extra care housing in Larkfield

Topping out takes place at extra care housing in Larkfield

Lawson House, The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s extra care housing scheme in Martin Square, Larkfield, reached a key milestone in the development last week, as the final roof tiles were fitted.   As its spring 2018 completion date approaches, the charity’s new Martin Square extra care housing scheme reached a key milestone in the development last week, […]

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Gloucestershire supported living service officially accredited by the National Autistic Society

Gloucestershire supported living service officially accredited by the National Autistic Society

Supported living provider Eden Futures is celebrating after its Gloucestershire service was officially accredited by the National Autistic Society (NAS).   The Autism Accreditation programme provides an autism-specific quality assurance for organisations throughout the UK and across the world, by providing a unified standard of excellence and systematic framework for continuous self-examination and development. It […]

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Local volunteers become Dementia Friends

Local volunteers become Dementia Friends

Local volunteers from the National Citizens Service (NCS) have been getting to know residents at Belong Wigan, the state-of-the-art care village operated by Belong, whilst gaining an understanding of what it is like to live with dementia. Two groups of young volunteers visited the village over two weeks. Each group attended a Dementia Friends Awareness […]

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Hair raising pain helps raise funds for those living with dementia

Hair raising pain helps raise funds for those living with dementia

HAIR raising pain helped care home worker John Drury collect over £400 for elderly residents living with dementia. The deputy manager of The Beeches Care Home, in Stockton on Tees, had his legs waxed to raise the funds.   He was joined by brother Paul and father-in-law Damien Brewster for the painful challenge – which […]

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New artwork commemorates the Second World War fallen

New artwork commemorates the Second World War fallen

A six foot tall backdrop depicting a scene from the Second World War has become the centrepiece of a new display to help commemorate this year’s Armistice Day at a Hanover Housing Association estate in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.   The striking background scene – which has been inspired by images from during The Blitz – […]

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Extra care residents commemorate Remembrance Day

Extra care residents commemorate Remembrance Day

Almost 100 years on since marking the end of the Great War, residents at an Extra Care Housing estate in Stifford Clays, Essex have welcomed a new colourful display to help commemorate Remembrance Day.   The display, which has been made for older residents at Hanover Housing Association’s Elizabeth Gardens development, is thanks to the […]

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Ipswich care centre rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Ipswich care centre rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Baylham Care Centre Limited in Baylham, Ipswich, to be Outstanding following an inspection in June and July.   Baylham Care Centre is a care home with nursing providing care and support for younger adults and older people, some of whom have complex health […]

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New Welwyn Garden City care home to create 60 care jobs

New Welwyn Garden City care home to create 60 care jobs

A brand new care facility named Oakview Lodge will create up to 60 jobs for local people. This new care home is located on the site of the old Queen Elizabeth ll Hospital in Welwyn Garden City and will provide essential specialist dementia and residential care, with a philosophy of holding all residents and their […]

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Encore Care Homes is the first in Dorset to provide an immersive dementia experience

Encore Care Homes is the first in Dorset to provide an immersive dementia experience

Encore Care Homes is the first care group in Dorset to offer a Virtual Dementia Tour, which provides care and health professionals with an inside look into what it’s like to live with dementia, and training on the best ways to support someone suffering with the disease.  Encore manages three care homes in Dorset and […]

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Double celebration for Romsey care home

Double celebration for Romsey care home

Abbotswood Court Care Home in Romsey celebrates second anniversary and ‘Good’ rating from Care Quality Commission following their most recent inspection. Abbotswood Court Care Home in Romsey has reason to celebrate.  As they approach their second anniversary, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by the Home to be ‘Good’ […]

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‘Dedicated’ Birmingham volunteers rewarded for their community work

‘Dedicated’ Birmingham volunteers rewarded for their community work

Volunteers across Birmingham have been rewarded for the work they are doing to battle the “lingering sadness of loneliness” across the city. Citizens at the heart of Ageing Better in Birmingham, a programme set up to tackle isolation in the over 50s, have received awards recognising their “hard work and dedication” in setting up activities […]

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Bridging the age gap with pre-schoolers

Bridging the age gap with pre-schoolers

Did you see Channel 4’s documentary ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’ earlier this summer? The documentary saw pre-schoolers swap their nursery for a nursing home as they joined a group of pensioners for six weeks. The aim of the documentary was to see whether a group of four-year-olds can be the key to […]

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Rising demand in social care will cost 60p in every £1 collected in council tax by 2020

Rising demand in social care will cost 60p in every £1 collected in council tax by 2020

Almost 60p in every £1 that people pay in council tax may have to be spent caring for children and adults by 2020, leaving increasingly less to fund other services, like fixing potholes, cleaning streets and running leisure centres and libraries.   New analysis by the Local Government Association, published ahead of the Autumn Budget, […]

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Toilet Gadget from Closomat – “Better than a Throne!”

Toilet Gadget from Closomat – “Better than a Throne!”

A new gadget at home is enabling a Muscular Dystrophy sufferer to stop feeling scared, and transformed a frequent, daily activity into “a delight”. And, says former teacher turned disability blogger Rosemarie Lawy, it has revealed a hidden benefit: the security it is giving her means she now feels safe enough to leave her wheelchair […]

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