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    Mossley care home residents dance the afternoon away!

    Mossley care home residents dance the afternoon away!

    HC-One’s Sandon House in Mossley recently danced the afternoon away, when Glenn’s Girls came to sing their rock & roll hits.   They sang an array of songs in their rock and roll red spotted dresses, which the residents & staff sang along to.   During the show, the girls got 3 members of staff […]

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    Residents and Lord Mayor of Chester officially open Grosvenor Manor Care Centre

    Residents and Lord Mayor of Chester officially open Grosvenor Manor Care Centre

    The doors to Grosvenor Manor Care Centre, on Heath Lane in Chester, have been officially opened by one of the care home’s first residents, Miss Margaret Laird.   Margaret, who is due to move into Grosvenor Manor in the coming days, was joined by William Jakeman (a New Care resident at Ashlands Manor in Sale) […]

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    Turning St Neots’ community into Dementia Friends

    Turning St Neots’ community into Dementia Friends

    The team at The Hillings residential home is on a mission to help turn the St Neots and Eaton Socon communities into ‘Dementia Friends’, by hosting a number of free Dementia Friends sessions.   The ‘Dementia Friends Information Sessions’ are being held to help people understand more about dementia and how they can help those […]

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    Sheffield Lord Mayor awards “a true role model for the care industry”

    Sheffield Lord Mayor awards “a true role model for the care industry”

    A Sheffield care worker that once performed life saving CPR on a resident has been personally thanked by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield for her exemplary 22 years service at Rosebank Nursing Home in S4. Helen Ibottson was full of emotion at the surprise visit by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Anne Murphy, who […]

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    Taunton care home residents have the need for speed at stock car racing day

    Taunton care home residents have the need for speed at stock car racing day

    Sherford Manor residents swapped tea and cakes for gears and brakes when they attended a stock car racing event at Smeatharpe Stadium. The Taunton home, based on Wyvern Road, arranged the day at the races for a group of residents who wanted to brave the cold to experience the action. Entertainment was provided by the […]

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    Inspirational dementia champion becomes Ambassador for Care Campaign for the Vulnerable

    Inspirational dementia champion becomes Ambassador for Care Campaign for the Vulnerable

    Inspirational dementia champion Terry Eccott has become an Ambassador for Care Campaign for the Vulnerable. Care Campaign for the Vulnerable was founded six years ago by Jayne Connery, following her mother’s experiences in the care sector. It now has more than 55,000 supporters on social media, with many sharing their own experiences of family members’ […]

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    Derbyshire care home residents enjoy some foodie fun during Nutrition and Hydration Week

    Derbyshire care home residents enjoy some foodie fun during Nutrition and Hydration Week

    Residents at Derbyshire based Milford House Care Home, got fully on board with Nutrition and Hydration Week, by hosting an array of activities, which left them well and truly hungry for more!   On Tuesday, the residents experimented by baking with vegetables, with carrot and ginger cake, along with a courgette loaf being hailed as […]

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    CQC rate Mansfield specialist care provider ‘Outstanding’

    CQC rate Mansfield specialist care provider ‘Outstanding’

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by The Oaklands in Warsop, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, to be Outstanding following an inspection in December.     The Oaklands accommodates up 20 people living with mental health needs, learning disabilities or an autistic spectrum disorder in three separate bungalows. People also attend this service for […]

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    Country Court Care Group prepares for Care Home Open Day 2018

    Country Court Care Group prepares for Care Home Open Day 2018

    Care homes across the Country Court Care group are opening their doors to the local community, relatives and friends on Saturday 21st April 2018. The idea behind the day is to encourage local people to visit care homes in their community and to work together to develop better relationships.   All of the Country Court […]

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    The hidden cost of falls- preventative solution from Closomat

    The hidden cost of falls- preventative solution from Closomat

    Research has highlighted that falls cost the NHS in excess of £2billion a year- and that excludes the potentially four times higher cost, arising from the impact in community care, aids provision, and the psychological impact(1).   In some areas, falls account for almost 5% of the whole local adult social care budget(1).   Falls […]

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    Lord O’Shaughnessy discusses how GDPR can benefit care homes

    Lord O’Shaughnessy discusses how GDPR can benefit care homes

    Data protection laws are set to change in a few weeks as we prepare for the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But what do the new rules mean, and why do they matter for care homes?  The GDPR replaces the current Data Protection Act, and will set a stronger framework for […]

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    Poole care home residents and guests celebrate 10th anniversary

    Poole care home residents and guests celebrate 10th anniversary

    The Laurels & Pine Lodge Care Home in Oakdale, Poole celebrated its 10th anniversary on Wednesday 4th April 2018.   A host of prestigious guests, residents, relatives and community supporters attended the celebration to toast the Poole care home.     Dignitaries included MP for Poole – Robert Syms along with The High Sheriff of […]

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    Shropshire care home looks to reduce falls with fun project

    Shropshire care home looks to reduce falls with fun project

    A Shropshire care home is anticipating a reduction in falls among its residents after starting a fun project to encourage them to ‘pimp’ their Zimmer frames.   Users at Coverage Care’s Woodcroft home in Market Drayton have been personalising their walking aids by spray painting them different colours including pink, orange, blue and purple or […]

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    Hats off to Tenants at Watling Court

    Hats off to Tenants at Watling Court

    The Easter Bunny dropped by to Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme last week and inspired the tenants to get creative and make some special Easter bonnets.   With the Easter weekend only a few days away, tenants at Watling Court got into the spirit of spring and spent a morning decorating their very own Easter […]

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    First Minister highlights impact of sight loss at care home opening in Paisley

    First Minister highlights impact of sight loss at care home opening in Paisley

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has highlighted the issue of sight loss experienced by hundreds of thousands of older people in Scotland. The First Minister conducted the official opening of Jenny’s Well, a new care home in Paisley run by Scotland’s largest vision impairment charity, Royal Blind, which this year celebrates its 225th anniversary. Jenny’s Well […]

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    Care home resident’s passion for fashion reignited

    Care home resident’s passion for fashion reignited

    A chance friendship struck between a Steyning care home resident and a local tailor has resulted in an unexpected job offer. Val Lynch, 85, was first introduced to award-winning stylist, Igor Srzic-Cartledge, when she and her fellow residents at Croft Meadow care home were invited to his tailor shop, Dandylion Style, on Steyning’s High Street, […]

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    Local project inspires young people into social care in Lincoln and Skegness

    Local project inspires young people into social care in Lincoln and Skegness

    Skills for Care funded a local project that supported 17-24 year olds from a range of backgrounds to do a work-based social care placement. The project wanted to break down some of the barriers to employment that people can face, and support local employers to find potential talent in new places. Some people face barriers […]

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    Thetford care home found to be ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

    Thetford care home found to be ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Ford Place Nursing Home, in Thetford, to be Outstanding following an inspection in November.      Ford Place Nursing Home provides care and accommodation for up to 49 people. Inspectors found staff were caring and compassionate and people were being provided with safe, […]

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    No more of the ‘Same old, same old’ as Amyleigh makes a difference in social care

    No more of the ‘Same old, same old’ as Amyleigh makes a difference in social care

    A woman who gave up a job as a beautician to pursue a career in the care sector has been named Learner of the Year through an apprenticeship scheme funded by the Welsh government.   Amyleigh Normanton started work as a support worker for the Regard Group in 2008 and has since obtained four QCF diplomas […]

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    Easter bonnets and Easter ducklings in Blyth!

    Easter bonnets and Easter ducklings in Blyth!

    The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth, had been incubating the baby birds for several days before they began to break free of their shells.   Four new arrivals greeted the elderly residents with chirps before enjoying a dip in a specially provided paddling pool.   The residents were delighted to see the ducklings ahead of […]

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