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The Beeches Care Home deputy manager Rachel Harris, home manager Jess Brown and carer Amy Trattles with resident Janet Wren when they dropped off donations to the neonatal unit at University Hospital of North Tees on Random Act of Kindness Day.

Newborns receive Random Act of Kindness from care home

RANDOM Act of Kindness Day saw care home staff and residents donating a trove of supplies for Teesside’s newborns.

Nappies, beanie hats,…

Sunrise of Sonning nursing students

Sunrise of Sonning launches placement scheme for budding Nursing students

Sunrise of Sonning, on Old Bath Road, has launched a scheme to give nursing students an opportunity to train and learn in a hands-on environment, in addition to their…

Medical Refrigeration in Care Homes: Safety, Stability, Quality and Reliability

Medical Refrigeration in Care Homes: Safety, Stability, Quality and Reliability

Medical refrigeration is a topic that any hospital, pharmacy or medical facility must take seriously. The same applies to care homes, which handle and manage…

Creating Safer Heating In The Care Sector

Creating Safer Heating In The Care Sector

Despite the tight regulations laid down by the Health and Safety Executive, concern is continuing to grow around resident safety in care homes amid reports that some…

Hazelgrove Court Care Home resident Pat Keleher knitting a belt for a dressing gown as part of a Knit for Peace UK initiative

Technicolour dressing gowns to keep elderly warm this winter

JOSEPH’S technicolour dressing gowns were knitted by Hazelgrove Court care home residents in Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

Residents at Hazelgrove Court Care Home, on…

Pendock’s LST radiator guards in a bedroom

Pendock’s LST radiator guards protect against risk of burns in care homes

Richard Braid, managing director at Pendock, explains how low surface temperature (LST) radiator guards can help care homes manage the risk of burns from radiators…

Change is in the air

Change is in the air

Government departments are pouring over technical data and preparing new directives, trade bodies are examining every aspect of potential market implications. No,…

Naidex - 26th & 27th March at Birmingham's NEC

Naidex - 26th & 27th March at Birmingham's NEC

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be partnering with Naidex, Europe’s largest event for the disability and independent living sector! 

Celebrating its…

Blondie with 2 care home residents

Blondie the Shetland pony delights care home residents

Blondie the Shetland pony trotted into a Teesside care home to meet elderly residents.

The tiny, all white pony paid a visit to those living at Ingleby Care…

Care home turns into pizzeria for National Pizza Day

Care home turns into pizzeria for National Pizza Day

A TEESSIDE care home transformed into a pizzeria for the day as residents baked their own Italian creations. National Pizza Day was celebrated by staff and residents…

Understanding the Customer Needs. The Key to Fastroi’s Success.

Understanding the Customer Needs. The Key to Fastroi’s Success.

Fastroi are a Finnish company developing Care Management Software for the residential & domiciliary sectors.…

Supermarket bag pack raises funds for care home flower beds

Supermarket bag pack raises funds for care home flower beds

CARERS have been packing shopping bags to buy elderly residents raised flower beds for their care home’s garden. Staff and family members from Willowdene Care Home,…

Don’t play with fire

Don’t play with fire

After all, the specification and use of fire doors is a very serious matter and as we all know can have far reaching consequences if wrong decisions are made.  It is…

Using technology to connect 

Using technology to connect

Alive has been using touchscreen technology to enrich the lives of older people in care settings for almost a decade since its inception. We use touchscreen devices…

Care Home Support and Training

Care Home Support and Training

At Care Home Support and Training we work with Managers, Nominated Individuals and Providers to meet and exceed the regulatory requirements.

Expectations on…

HC-One care home ‘pimps out zimmers’ to help residents recognise their frames 

HC-One care home 'pimps out' zimmers to help residents recognise their frames

Residents of a HC-One care home based in Coventry have been decorating their Zimmer frames, along with staff to help reduce the number of falls.  

The Pimp My…

Mayor of Lincoln celebrates the launch of Bernadette House’s homecare service

Mayor of Lincoln celebrates the launch of Bernadette House’s homecare service

A care home in Lincoln was joined by the Mayor to celebrate the launch of their new homecare service, with an official cake cutting. The Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor…

Great Oaks care home welcomes soft food diet specialist

Great Oaks care home welcomes soft food diet specialist

Great Oaks in Bournemouth has appointed a soft food diet specialist to allow for a wide range of diet requirements to be catered for at the care home.

Patrick…

Fortune cookies helping elderly with dementia

Fortune cookies helping elderly with dementia

FORTUNE cookies are having a therapeutic effect on those living with dementia in the North East.

Residents at Pelton Grange Care Home, in Pelton, near Chester…

Mayor of Lincoln celebrates the launch of Bernadette House’s homecare service

Mayor of Lincoln celebrates launch of Bernadette House’s homecare service

A care home in Lincoln was joined by the Mayor to celebrate the launch of their new homecare service, with an official cake cutting. The Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor…

Encore Care Homes staff

Innovative dementia training showcased at Encore Care Homes

Encore Care Homes is proud to introduce ‘Mind the Gap’, an insightful dementia training programme, across its care homes in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Fareham.…

Recycling Bin

Recycling Bin Combines Style with Convenience

The new stylish EnviroStep pedal recycling bin from Leafield Environmental is rapidly becoming a favourite for the collection of food waste.

Slim enough to…

Resident Audrey Glinsky taking part in National Pie Day activities at Halton View Care Home.

Care home uses pies to help residents remember

PIES helped care home residents living with dementia to recall their younger days, this National Pie Day.

The smells, tastes and sights of one of the nation’s…

2 New Contract Upholsteries from Skopos

2 New Contract Upholsteries from Skopos

Alongside their new print, Mau Loa, Skopos have launched 2 new flexible upholstery ranges into the contract market.  Contrasting plains, Bonita and Cuba each offer…

Moffat’s new hospital foodservice trolley delivers flexibility, energy efficiency and food quality

Moffat’s new hospital foodservice trolley delivers flexibility, energy efficiency and food quality

Developed with hospital caterers, latest Vgen also sets new standards in ease of use

Moffat’s new hospital foodservice trolley created waves when the…

Y/Our Future Recruitment Social Care Workers

Y/Our Future Recruitment campaign welcomes health and social care professionals to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Y/Our Future is a new recruitment campaign launched today that unites five major health and social care employers - University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust,…

Chelsea Court music therapy - Derek and the team are behind the dementia therapy research

Music study investigates communication in people living with dementia

Chelsea Court Place, a residential home for individuals living with dementia, is working with the University of Roehampton in a research project entitled Beyond Words…

Lincoln Care Home Hair Salon

Lincoln care home grants resident’s wish

A resident at a care home in Lincoln had her wish come true when she was surprised by a new hair salon at the home.

Yvonne Radford, who is a long-term…

Peterlee elderly enjoying their tea party

Mayor serves new year tea party for Peterlee elderly

A MAYORAL afternoon tea was enjoyed by residents from a Peterlee care home.

Town Mayor Councillor Scott Meikle invited residents from Bannatyne Lodge Care…

Mabon & Ray

Mabon & Ray specialise in healthcare businesses

Mabon & Ray is a business and consultancy agency specialising in healthcare businesses.  

Mabon & Ray has been founded by former care home owner,…

Hughes Pro

Hughes Pro - commercial laundry and dishwashing equipment

Hughes Pro is a specialist provider of commercial laundry and dishwashing equipment as well as providing aftercare, authorised by the manufacturer, to local…

A Spearhead showroom bedroom

Caring for carers: practical ways to make a difference

Russell Pillar, director of care interiors at Spearhead Healthcare, advises how the right equipment and training makes a huge difference – to staff, residents…