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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 […]

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of Barton Health & Community Care Centre, in Barton-under-Needwood, was built in 2007 to replace the much loved, but outdated Barton Cottage Hospital and GP surgery.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 […]

12th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Fundraising care home staff take part in a ‘Labyrinth challenge’

Fundraising care home staff take part in a ‘Labyrinth challenge’

Members of staff from Warmere Court care home in Yapton have taken part in the world’s longest inflatable obstacle course, raising an impressive £340 for the residents. The challenge, which was based at Fontwell Park Racecourse, involved a series of interactive and wacky obstacles spread across various unique themed zones, including a lava zone, jungle […]

2nd October 2017 | By | Reply More
Mayor joins Blaina care home for summer fête

Mayor joins Blaina care home for summer fête

Staff and residents at a Blaina care home were joined by the local mayor as they celebrated the end of the summer with a fête. Cwm Celyn care home, which is owned and operated by Shaw healthcare, invited mayor Clive Bridgeman and Shaw healthcare chairman Alun Thomas to the event, which included raffles, face painting, […]

20th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Bognor Regis care home celebrates 10 year anniversary

Bognor Regis care home celebrates 10 year anniversary

A care home in Bognor Regis has celebrated 10 years of providing residential care. Elizabeth House, which is owned and operated by Shaw healthcare, marked the occasion with drinks, cake and musical entertainment. The party included guests such as the Mayor of Bognor Regis, Councillor Phil Woodall, as well as Shaw healthcare’s deputy CEO Suzanne […]

19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Novelist enjoys 101st Birthday at Worcester Care Home

Novelist enjoys 101st Birthday at Worcester Care Home

A resident at a care home in Worcester has celebrated turning 101 with a party organised by staff. Hilda Newman, who lives in Shaw Red Hill care home, was joined by her two sons, Martyn and Alan, as well as residents and staff for an afternoon tea party in the garden, with a seamstress themed […]

30th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Couple celebrate 70th wedding anniversary at Kettering care home

Couple celebrate 70th wedding anniversary at Kettering care home

A Kettering couple have celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary with residents, family and staff at a Kettering care home. Pauline and Murray Freeman, both 92, were commemorated with a party at Thorndale care home, where they are both residents.   They couple met in their early 20s at a party, after Murray had recently returned […]

29th August 2017 | By | Reply More
60th Wedding anniversary celebrations at Steyning care home

60th Wedding anniversary celebrations at Steyning care home

A local couple has celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with residents, family and staff at Croft Meadow care home in Steyning. John and Audrey Mundy, 82 and 84 years old respectively, were surprised with a party in the Shaw healthcare-operated care home, which included a display of photos of family members and their wedding day. […]

15th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Award-winning student nurse praised by Blaina care home

Award-winning student nurse praised by Blaina care home

A nursing student, who spent a six week university placement at a care home in south Wales, has been commended for her dedication with two university awards. Ambitious Daniella Crawford, a student at the University of South Wales, spent six weeks at Cwm Celyn Care Home in Blaina earlier this year as part of her […]

14th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Wriggle Dance Theatre to bring their exciting performances to Shaw healthcare

Wriggle Dance Theatre to bring their exciting performances to Shaw healthcare

A dance group that offers interactive shows for young children and families will be bringing its innovative performances to 12 Northamptonshire care homes.   Wriggle Dance Theatre’s latest project, funded by Northamptonshire community foundation’s Compton Fund and in partnership with Shaw healthcare and St Crispin’s Retirement Village, will see eight community volunteers, from 9 – […]

10th July 2017 | By | Reply More
“Feisty” centenarian takes up woodwork at local care home

“Feisty” centenarian takes up woodwork at local care home

A 103-year-old woman from Steyning has been credited for her “feisty attitude” by staff at her care home after taking up woodwork, with her designs being displayed in the care home and a local store. Kathleen Smart was introduced to woodwork classes at Croft Meadow care home, where she is a resident, in late 2016, […]

6th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Northamptonshire butcher celebrates 102nd birthday

Northamptonshire butcher celebrates 102nd birthday

A resident at a care home in Wellingborough has celebrated turning 102 with a party attended by three generations of his family.   George Saxby, who lives in Lancum House care home, was thrilled when his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren attended his party which saw local singer, Jenny Simmonds, providing the entertainment.   George is […]

1st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Herefordshire care scheme raises over £400 for charity

Herefordshire care scheme raises over £400 for charity

A care facility in Ledbury welcomed the Malvern Male Voice Choir to perform for its residents, raising over £400 for a local charity.   Residents and guests at Leadon Bank Extra Care Housing enjoyed an hour-long performance from the choir last Thursday (18 May), which included amusing solo pieces and three poetry readings based on […]

26th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Bognor Regis care home staff raise more than £600 for charity

Bognor Regis care home staff raise more than £600 for charity

Four care home workers from Bognor Regis have completed a ‘jailbreak challenge’ to raise more than £600 for a Sussex children’s charity. Marcia Ellis, Danni Andrews, Nikki Kenchington and Kodie Chesters, who work at Elizabeth House care home, took part in the challenge to raise the funds for local cause, The Sussex Snowdrop Trust. The […]

17th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home nurses across the country celebrate International Nurses Day

Care home nurses across the country celebrate International Nurses Day

Nurses working at Shaw healthcare care homes across the country were each presented with a box of chocolates in celebration of International Nurses Day last Friday. Shaw healthcare has 147 qualified nurses working throughout their services, with senior management wishing to show their appreciation of their hard work and dedication demonstrated by its nurses. Suzanne […]

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