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WW1 centenary marked with 100 poppies at care home

WW1 centenary marked with 100 poppies at care home

100 POPPIES were created by Barnsley care home residents to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Marion Batty, Joan White…

Disorientating effect of décor on dementia patients not understood by many

Disorientating effect of décor on dementia patients not understood by many

 Most people are unaware that interior décor can confuse those with dementia.  

Certain décor such as patterned and coloured carpets can…

Making Mobility Easy 

Making Mobility Easy 

Just like the family that runs it, AHM Installations is a business that won’t falter under pressure. Set up 18 years ago by Julie and Simon Symcox…

Meals on Wheels

A quarter of councils have stopped offering Meals on Wheels

24 per cent of the UK’s local authorities have stopped offering a Meals on Wheels service since 2014. Just 42 per cent of local authorities now…

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Cold Weather Priority Initiative Aimed at Tackling Winter Deaths

According to The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), each year in the UK, there are 40,000 so-called ‘excess winter deaths' as a…

National Care Awards Finalists from Balhousie Care Group

Triple success for Balhousie Care Group at National Care Awards

Three exceptional people from Balhousie Care Group have been shortlisted for a National Care Award. Heather Smith, Yvonne Manson and Ross Balmer…

Staff at Teesside Care Homes in Halloween Costumes

Teesside care homes hold Halloween celebrations

A FRIGHTFUL autumn fayre was held at a Teesside care home to mark Halloween.

Ghouls and ghosts walked the corridors of The Beeches Care…

Borough Care Launches New ‘Life in Colour’ Website

Borough Care Launches New ‘Life in Colour’ Website

Borough Care, the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, has created a new website that reflects the company’s ‘…

Sunrise of Edgbaston giving cheque to Acorns Children’s Hospice

Sunrise, Edgbaston partners with Acorns Children’s Hospice

Sunrise of Edgbaston on Church Road, is working with West Midlands-based charity Acorns Children’s Hospice, to support its mission of providing a…

Batleys raises funds for Middlesbrough residents with dementia

Batleys raises funds for Middlesbrough residents with dementia

BATLEYS Cleveland has donated hundreds of pounds to a Middlesbrough care home. The Gables Care Home, on Highfield Road, received £630 from the…

Reach Sled Dog Rescue helping care home residents

Reach Sled Dog Rescue helping care home residents with dementia

Reach Sled Dog Rescue recently visited Stocks Hall Care Home in Skelmersdale, …

Why a balanced diet is important for people with dementia

Why a balanced diet is important for people with dementia

Great Oaks care home in Bournemouth has a designated catering team that promotes the philosophy of using fresh, locally sourced ingredients in its…

Yorkshire Care Equipment Scales Up Its Flagship Product

Yorkshire Care Equipment Scales Up Its Flagship Product

Having launched its own Lento Care Chair last year, Yorkshire Care Equipment is now announcing that it has redeveloped and launched a second…
Bluebird Care offices in the South and East London area celebrate big win

Bluebird Care offices in the South and East London area celebrate big win

Bluebird Care offices in the South and East London area celebrate big win at National Bluebird Care Conference

Anoop Sekhon, Director of…

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EA Dribble

Regard Partnership Group, one of Britain's largest care providers, have completed the acquisition of  Learning Difficulties Group Solar Care Homes…

Great Oaks is a home from home

Great Oaks is a home from home

Making the decision to move into a care home, or to help a loved one move in, can be a hugely upsetting and challenging time so making the right…

Philip Hammond, who has announced the Autumn Budget

Autumn Budget 2018 - what it means for healthcare

Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced the government’s Autumn Budget. He promised: “A budget for hard working families who live their lives far…

New Care Home Opens, Bringing 50 Jobs to Edinburgh

New Care Home Opens, Bringing 50 Jobs to Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s newest and finest care home has officially opened its doors and welcomed its first residents.

The much-anticipated…

Abbotswood Court Care Home To Celebrate Community Volunteers

Abbotswood Court Care Home To Celebrate Community Volunteers

Abbotswood Court care home is working with the voluntary sector support organisation, Unity, to celebrate volunteers making a significant…

Avalon Nursing Home - Celebrating Those Who Have Gone Before

Avalon Nursing Home - Celebrating Those Who Have Gone Before

Residents, families, friends and staff of Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater have come together to celebrate the lives of loved ones at the home’s…

Gracewell of Ascot Celebrates Grand Opening

Gracewell of Ascot Celebrates Grand Opening

The red carpet was rolled out for the grand opening of new care home, Gracewell of Ascot, on Thursday 4th October.

The care home, on…

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CQC outlines proposed regulatory fees for providers from next April

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its consultation on the fees that it proposes to charge providers in 2019/20.
The proposals…

Mawdesley Care home’s wear it pink day for breast cancer charity

Mawdesley Care home’s wear it pink day for breast cancer charity

All shades of pink was proudly worn at a Mawdesley care home as they marked Wear It Pink Day – which raises awareness and funds to battle breast…

veteran Jimmy at WW2 exhibit

WW2 exhibits bring back memories for veteran Jimmy

A SECOND World War Merchant Navy veteran took a walk down memory lane when he visited South Shields Museum and Art Gallery.

Veteran Jimmy…

Community

Islamic community group organise special lunch for elderly

TEESSIDE care home residents received a special invitation to the Islamic Diversity Centre North East community lunch.

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Winter Funding: is £240 too little, too late?

Health secretary Matt Hancock recently announced that an emergency £240million fund would be ploughed into social care to free up beds this winter…

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Who Is Going To Solve The Social Care Crisis?

With Health Secretary Matt Hancock announcing that the long-awaited social care Green Paper will be revealed “later this year”, we take a look at…

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Care home provider in court over alleged sexual abuse of resident

The CQC is taking a care provider to court this week over alleged sex attacks at one of its homes.

In July 2017, it was reported that…

Amy Collins wins Outstanding Carer award

Buckinghamshire Carer Amy Collins wins Outstanding Carer award

30-year old Amy Collins a carer from Bucks based business Ashridge Home Care has…

One of three new care facilities planned by Parklands

Three new Parklands care homes planned in £16million Highlands investment

The latest phase of a multi-million pound investment by independent care provider Parklands Group has been given the green light. Plans for a £6.5…

Café serves care home residents supermarkets’ surplus

CARE home residents received a special invitation to a Skelmersdale café that specialises in turning supermarket surplus food into delicious meals…

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The NHS at 70

By editor Victoria Galligan

As the NHS turns 70, we take a look at a round-up of news, views and events which are taking place across the…