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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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    Shoreham school raises more than £400 for local care home

    Shoreham school raises more than £400 for local care home

    A care home in Shoreham has been presented with a cheque for more than £400 from pupils at Shoreham Academy.   Residents and staff from Elmcroft care home were invited to a community day at the school which was organised by those studying BTEC qualifications in health and social care. They shared tea and cake […]

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    £30 million boost for adult social care in Liverpool

    £30 million boost for adult social care in Liverpool

    SOCIAL care for adults in Liverpool is set to get a £30 million boost with plans for three new centres and improved accommodation for people with learning disabilities moving ahead.   A report approved by the Cabinet recommends pushing ahead with plans for three, 60 bed flexible facilities that will open by 2020 in the […]

    23rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Youth and experience brought together at Northamptonshire care home

    Youth and experience brought together at Northamptonshire care home

    A Northamptonshire care home is leading the way in bridging the generational gap by opening its doors to local young people.   Abbott House has welcomed pupils from Oundle School, who have been volunteering at the home by helping staff at meal times, playing board games with residents and providing entertainment using their own musical […]

    16th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Shaw healthcare expands healthcare provision in Poole

    Shaw healthcare expands healthcare provision in Poole

    One of the UK’s leading healthcare providers will start providing home care at three of Borough of Poole’s extra care facilities. Shaw healthcare will be providing over 1500 hours of care to residents at Borough of Poole’s extra care services – Trinidad, Delphis and Belmont. Shaw was recently selected through an open tender process to […]

    27th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Worcestershire care home celebrates 25 year anniversary

    Worcestershire care home celebrates 25 year anniversary

    A Worcestershire care home is celebrating 25 years of delivering care to its residents this month.   St John’s care home, in Droitwich, marked the occasion with drinks, cake and musical entertainment from local singer, David Lawrence. Residents, their family members, and staff, past and present, were joined in the celebrations by special guests that […]

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    ‘Outstanding’ marks for care home in being ‘responsive to people’s needs’

    ‘Outstanding’ marks for care home in being ‘responsive to people’s needs’

    A Bristol care home that supports people with learning disabilities has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for being responsive to people’s needs. Following an inspection in November, Springbank care home in Brentry received an overall rating of ‘good’ from the CQC. The overall inspection rating is aggregated from five categories which, […]

    15th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Christmas proves to be the season of new friendships in West Sussex

    Christmas proves to be the season of new friendships in West Sussex

    Christmas has certainly proven to be the season of good will in West Sussex as children from a local nursery have forged friendships with residents at a local care home.   Residents at Croft Meadow care home, in Steyning, welcomed a group of three and four-year-olds from Elan Nursery, and helped them make Christmas cards. […]

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    West Sussex care home raises funds for an extra special Christmas

    West Sussex care home raises funds for an extra special Christmas

    A care home in Steyning raised over £850 at its Christmas fete, which will go towards giving residents an extra special Christmas.   Staff, residents and relatives at Croft Meadow care home spent weeks preparing for their festive event by making items to sell.    The fete also included raffles and stalls and even Santa […]

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    Pulborough care home celebrates 10 year anniversary

    Pulborough care home celebrates 10 year anniversary

    A care home in Pulborough is celebrating 10 years of delivering care in the community. Hillside Lodge, which has been run by Shaw healthcare since 2007, marked the occasion with a buffet lunch, including a celebratory cake and entertainment in the form of an Elvis tribute act. Special guests on the day included West Sussex […]

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    Award-winning violinist joins music session for Camden residents

    Award-winning violinist joins music session for Camden residents

    Residents at a Camden care home were given quite the treat when an award-winning musician popped by to support their weekly music session.   Renowned violinist, Esther Yoo, was invited to Wellesely Road care home by Kate Williams, from Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy. Ms. Williams leads a music session every Friday afternoon at the home, where […]

    30th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Bristol resident has her dream come true after recording a song at a professional studio

    Bristol resident has her dream come true after recording a song at a professional studio

    A resident of a Bristol care service has had her dream come true after recording a song at a professional studio. Lynne Hayter, of Springbank care home, in Brentry, was recognised earlier this year in the ‘Resident / Relative’ category at the prestigious Shaw Star awards, an event organised by Shaw healthcare to recognise excellence […]

    27th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Vera and her family celebrate her 100th birthday together

    Vera and her family celebrate her 100th birthday together

    A Sussex woman, whose parents were told it would be ‘unlikely’ that she would reach the age of seven because of a heart condition, has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Steyning care home.   Vera Brennan was joined by staff and residents at Croft Meadow care home, run by Shaw healthcare, in celebration of […]

    22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

    16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Staffordshire care facility celebrates 10 year anniversary

    Staffordshire care facility celebrates 10 year anniversary

    A care facility in Staffordshire held an event to celebrate 10 years of service to the community this month.     The Cottage Wing, part of Barton Health & Community Care Centre, in Barton-under-Needwood, was built in 2007 to replace the much loved, but outdated Barton Cottage Hospital and GP surgery. It now provides twelve, […]

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    West Sussex care home staff tackle obstacle course in fundraiser for residents

    West Sussex care home staff tackle obstacle course in fundraiser for residents

    Staff at a West Sussex care home have taken part in one of the country’s toughest ‘mud runs’ in a fundraiser for residents.   Charlotte Brooking, Kayleigh Stace and Sharon Walker, who work at the Shaw healthcare-run Mill River Lodge care home, in Horsham, raised over £600 when they completed the ‘Nuts Challenge’, which saw […]

    27th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    West Sussex care home residents and staff tackle 3.8 mile ‘memory walk’ for Alzheimer’s Society

    West Sussex care home residents and staff tackle 3.8 mile ‘memory walk’ for Alzheimer’s Society

    Residents of a West Sussex care home were recently joined by staff and members of the public in a 3.8 mile walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. The joint effort, from Elmcroft care home, involved a route around the home to Southwick Square, and raised £160. The ‘memory walk’ is a nationwide event […]

    24th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Borough of Poole select Shaw healthcare to run new care home

    Borough of Poole select Shaw healthcare to run new care home

    Leading health and social care provider, Shaw healthcare, has been selected by Borough of Poole to manage and deliver specialist care and nursing services at a new 80-bed care home, following a competitive tender.    Figbury Lodge, in Canford Heath, will provide 50 care and 10 nursing beds, alongside 20 intermediate beds – a bridge […]

    20th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Oundle care home celebrations

    Oundle care home celebrations

    A care home in Oundle has celebrated 10 years of providing residential care. Abbott House, which is owned and operated by Shaw healthcare, marked the occasion with drinks, a buffet lunch and musical entertainment. The party included the Mayor of Oundle, Councillor Roy Sparks, as well as Shaw healthcare’s deputy CEO, Suzanne Hughes.   Children […]

    17th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care provider hosts national awards ceremony to celebrates employee achievements

    Care provider hosts national awards ceremony to celebrates employee achievements

    Two care homes and 10 employees from across the UK and further afield have had their work recognised and celebrated at a national awards ceremony last week. More than 200 people gathered at The Chesford Grange in Warwickshire for the annual Shaw Star Awards, which aims to reward the achievements of outstanding staff members from […]

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