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CQC: '3 rehab facilities in same London road are Inadequate'

Local people in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea will be dismayed to learn that three locations, all run by the same provider in Kendrick Mews, have been…


Care home's new hens bring back memories for chicken whisperer Irene

THE CHICKEN whisperer is the nickname given to a Teesside care home resident due to her uncanny ability to calm an intake of feathered friends.

Mandale House…


Bluebird Cares and Gains Award

"Healthwatch Star" award presented to care company for treating patients like a family member

A Gateshead-based care provider that…


Mighty marathon hike raises funds for Macmillan

CARE home staff have completed a mighty mixed terrain 26-mile hike across the Peak District to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Six head office staff…



Hiring temporary contractors – understanding tax rules IR35

Are you aware of the recent change in law regarding temporary contractors? Here the team at Lawspeed, the…

Residents dreams and wishes granted in a plan to spread happiness

A specialist dementia care home in Oxfordshire has created a wellbeing plan to entertain residents and make their dreams and wishes come to reality. 


The shocking truth of fire safety in care homes and how to ensure you are compliant

We all know how damaging a fire can be; from seeing the devastating effects of the Grenfell Tower incident, to witnessing centuries worth of history burning down with…


Supporting People with Sight Loss in a Care or Nursing Home setting

If you support people with sight impairments as part of your working role, the following tips will help you understand the difficulties they may be facing and what…



WIN a Balmonds Skincare Bundle!

Award-winning natural skincare brand, Balmonds, was founded by a mother desperate to find an emollient that didn’…


WIN a dementia books package worth over over £75!

Thanks to Jessica Kingsley Publishers we have four books to give away as part of a dementia books package, worth the total of over £75.

The titles you could…


WIN the ‘Now Just Press Play' dementia-friendly DVD

We are Gill and Marilyn and since 2012 our mission has been to create outstanding activities for older people in care and at home. 

From our first hand…


Keep keys safe - Win a Supra C500 KeySafe™!

You never have to worry about forgetting your keys again thanks to The Key Safe Company’s Supra C500 KeySafe™, which can store up to six keys and we’re giving one…



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