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Sheffield care home appoints new home manager

Sheffield care home appoints new home manager

THE LAURELS Care Home has promoted Louise Spooner to home manager – after more than 24 years at the home.   The dementia care home is one half of The Laurels and The Limes Care Home, on Manchester Road, Sheffield.   Louise is the longest serving member of staff at the home, having started as […]

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hill Care Group expand with a further six homes

Hill Care Group expand with a further six homes

The Hill Care Group has welcomed six more care homes to its family of homes across the Midlands and North of England.   The transfer from previous owner Four Seasons Health Care takes Hill Care from 19 to 25 homes. The group now operates over 1,200 registered beds.       The new homes include: […]

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
“Chatterbox” carer raises almost £300 through sponsored silence!

“Chatterbox” carer raises almost £300 through sponsored silence!

CHATTERBOX Deborah Pritchard took on a sponsored silence to raise funds for a dementia friendly sensory garden at a Widnes care home.   The carer at Halton View Care Home, on Sadler Street, spent an entire day silently carrying out her duties.   She wore a sign around her neck reading “I am on a […]

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
One hundred-year-old Kathleen celebrated her centenary with family and friends

One hundred-year-old Kathleen celebrated her centenary with family and friends

ONE HUNDRED-year-old Kathleen Cattermole celebrated her centenary with a party at Longmoor Lodge Care Home.   The Nottingham-based home invited Kathleen’s friends, family, fellow residents and staff to celebrate the milestone.   Born in April 1917 in Long Eaton, Kathleen never left the area, and has lived at the care home since September 2013, on […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ethel celebrates 100th birthday at Stockton-on-Tees care home

Ethel celebrates 100th birthday at Stockton-on-Tees care home

The former school cook was joined by family, friends, staff and pupils from St Therese Primary School, who presented her with homemade birthday cards.   Ingleby Barwick Town Mayor and Councillor Stefan Barnes also attended to wish Ethel a happy birthday on her centenary.   Carol Singleton, home manager at Ingleby Care Home, on Lamb […]

April 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Employee Motivation Day enjoyed by care home staff

Employee Motivation Day enjoyed by care home staff

STAFF in care homes across Teesside have been treated to a day of treats as part of Employee Motivation Day.   The national day encourages business across the UK to thank staff and demonstrate appreciation for their hard work.   Three cares homes in Stockton, all operated by the Hill Care Group, took part, including […]

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes’ charity bag pack raises funds for dementia fight

Care homes’ charity bag pack raises funds for dementia fight

A CHARITY bag pack at a Teesside supermarket has raised over £700 for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from four care homes in Stockton and Hartlepool took to the tills at Tesco to help shoppers with their packing.   The nurses, carers, activity coordinators and managers collected donations to help with the fight against dementia […]

March 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Certification recognises the Derbyshire based care home’s commitment to reduce falls

Certification recognises the Derbyshire based care home’s commitment to reduce falls

LONGMOOR Lodge Care Home has achieved the coveted Strictly No Falling certification from Age UK Derby and Derbyshire.   The award is supported by Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.   Strictly No Falling certification recognises the Derbyshire based care home’s commitment to reducing residents’ risk of falling.   The award […]

March 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes across the north of England took part in the RPSB Big Garden Bird Watch

Care homes across the north of England took part in the RPSB Big Garden Bird Watch

BINOCULARS were at the ready for Hill Care home residents taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.   Elderly residents at care homes across the north of England took stock of local bird life as part of the national survey.   Among those was 91-year-old John Walker, a resident at Mandale House Care […]

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Barnsley care home celebrates good rating

Barnsley care home celebrates good rating

DEANGATE care home is celebrating after being awarded a “Good” rating by regulator the Care Quality Commission.   The home, in Mapplewell, Barnsley, was awarded the second highest rating after carrying out an action plan of improvements following the last inspection.   Inspectors spoke with residents and family members who “told us they felt safe […]

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hartlepool care home residents go digital and explore their history

Hartlepool care home residents go digital and explore their history

TABLET computers are helping elderly residents in Hartlepool explore their pasts and the history of the town.   Queens Meadow Care Home has been working with Equal Arts to teach the residents to use the handheld devices to carry out the research project.   A £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund helped the care […]

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stockton World War II veteran recognised for his part in the “Arctic Convoys” in 1944

Stockton World War II veteran recognised for his part in the “Arctic Convoys” in 1944

RUSSIA has recognised a Teesside World War II veteran for services on the “Arctic Convoys” in 1944 – named the “worst journey in the world” by Winston Churchill.   93-year-old John Podzukites, who lives at Ingleby Care Home, Ingleby Barwick, has been awarded the Medal of Ushakov by the Russia Federation.   Born in South […]

November 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hill Care homes raise over £1000 for Alzheimer’s Society

Hill Care homes raise over £1000 for Alzheimer’s Society

OVER £1,000 has been raised by three homes in the Hill Care Group as part of the national Alzheimer’s Memory Walk campaign.   In Nottingham, Longmoor Lodge Care Home raised £641.25 after staff and relatives pounded the pavements for the charity.   In Chesterfield, residents, relatives and staff from Barnfield and Holmewood Care Homes took […]

September 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Pupils’ mural unveiled by Mayor at Stockton on Tees care home

Pupils’ mural unveiled by Mayor at Stockton on Tees care home

THE MAYOR of Stockton-on-Tees officially unveiled a garden mural created by school pupils for elderly residents.   Mayor Councillor Ken Dixon was the guest of honour at the unveiling ceremony at The Beeches Care Home, Green Lane, Newtown.   The mural of colourful birds, flowers and butterflies was created by pupils from Stockton Riverside College […]

September 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Chesterfield care home charity walk for Alzheimer’s Society

Chesterfield care home charity walk for Alzheimer’s Society

A CHARITY sponsored walk through Chesterfield raised almost £300 for Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff and a relative from Holmewood Care Home, on Barnfield Close, trekked 8 miles to the city centre.   The walk ended at the home operator Hill Care’s head office on St. Mary’s Gate.   The group included care home staff Bradley […]

September 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bolton care home carries out a good action plan of enhancements

Bolton care home carries out a good action plan of enhancements

LEVER EDGE Care Home is celebrating after being awarded a “Good” rating by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).   The home, in Great Lever, Bolton, was given the second highest overall rating after carrying out an action plan of enhancements since the previous inspection.   Lever Edge Care Home, operated by Hill Care Group, […]

September 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Garden party huge success for Bolton care home

Garden party huge success for Bolton care home

A GARDEN party at a Bolton care home was attended by over 100 residents, family members and friends.   Among the visitors at Lever Edge Care Home was Bolton Mayor Cllr Lynda Byrne, who officially unveiled a memorial bench to passed resident Norah Roberts.   The bench was donated to the home by Norah’s family. […]

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Reptilian encounter for Chesterfield care home residents

Reptilian encounter for Chesterfield care home residents

HOLMEWOOD care home residents enjoyed a reptilian encounter during a visit from animal handling firm ZooLab.   Elderly residents at the home, on Barnfield Close, Chesterfield, got the opportunity to meet, handle and pet snakes, lizards and even a giant tarantula.   Kathleen Richardson, home manager at Holmewood, operated by Hill Care Group, said: “Seeing […]

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bakewell care home to get floral treatment from celebrity florist

Bakewell care home to get floral treatment from celebrity florist

CELEBRITY TV florist Jonathan Moseley will revamp the garden of Burton Closes Hall Care Home after a hugely successful Bakewell Show.   The Haddon Road home sponsored the award-winning designer’s floral exhibition – which proved a popular attraction for the thousands of visitors who flocked to the annual event.   Jonathan was the expert floral […]

August 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Boro’s teen volunteers visit Teesside Care Homes

The Boro’s teen volunteers visit Teesside Care Homes

TEENAGERS from Middlesbrough Football Club’s National Citizenship Service (NCS) are spending the new few weeks volunteering at care homes across Teesside.   The volunteers, all aged between 15 and 17, will be visiting elderly residents at Hill Care homes in Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough throughout July and August.     They will be keeping residents company […]

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