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New Care Home Opens, Bringing 50 Jobs to Edinburgh
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Edinburgh’s newest and finest care home has officially opened its doors and welcomed its first residents.

The much-anticipated Cramond Residence offers 74 luxury en-suite bedrooms and provides the highest quality person-centred nursing care for older people in the capital.

Now, having filled a number of key positions before opening, the Residence is recruiting for a further 50 roles, including care assistants (SVQ2 and above), team leaders, nurses, laundry and domestic staff, and food service assistants.

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Abbotswood Court Care Home To Celebrate Community Volunteers
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Abbotswood Court care home is working with the voluntary sector support organisation, Unity, to celebrate volunteers making a significant contribution to charities and community groups across the Test Valley.

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Avalon Nursing Home - Celebrating Those Who Have Gone Before
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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 yearly memorial service. 

In preparation for the occasion, those planning to attend were invited to write names, and memories or quotes on wooden doves in memory of loved ones, to hang on a tree in the garden of the home. 

Sarah Biffen from H Biffens & Sons funeral directors, opened the service with a poem before inviting everyone outside into the garden. 

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

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its consultation on the fees that it proposes to charge providers in 2019/20.
The proposals follow the plans CQC set out to continue to meet the Treasury’s requirement to recover its chargeable costs in full from providers. 

CQC will analyse the feedback from this consultation to prepare a response and a final fees scheme to recommend to the Secretary of State, whose consent is required to implement the scheme from 1 April 2019.

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

Wear it Pink is one of Breast Cancer Now’s biggest fundraising events – a single day when thousands of amazing people come together in work places, schools, homes and communities across the UK to wear pink, raise money and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.

The staff and residents all wore an item of pink clothing, of their choice and baked cakes and savouries were sold to raise extra funds.

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veteran Jimmy at WW2 exhibit
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A SECOND World War Merchant Navy veteran took a walk down memory lane when he visited South Shields Museum and Art Gallery.

Veteran Jimmy Mahoney, 95, was visiting the museum with fellow residents from Willowdene Care Home, in Hebburn, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

After entering an exhibit of a kitchen and sleeping quarters for crewmen during the War, he recalled memories from his time in the Merchant Navy.

He left school at 14 and joined as a cabin boy, prior to the start of the Second World War, and eventually worked his up to deck hand.

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

The event was organised specifically for Teesside’s elderly, with stalls and talks from Ageing Better Middlesbrough and Cleveland Police as well as members of the IDC.

Residents from The Gables Care Home, in Middlesbrough, were among the guests, who were also treated to craft activities and puzzles during the lunch.

Resident Ivy Artly said: “I have never eaten pizza before but it was nice.

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

Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst at The King’s Fund, responded, saying, “After a punishing summer of heatwaves and ever-increasing demands on services, the NHS is heading for another tough winter.

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Carer & resident - social care
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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 a possible solution to the crisis in the form of a voucher scheme to pay for care. We also find out what finance specialists think is in store for the NHS over winter...

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Amy Collins wins Outstanding Carer award
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30-year old Amy Collins a carer from Bucks based business Ashridge Home Care has been named Oustanding Carer 2018 at the prestigious Care Campaign for the Vulnerable Awards.

Announced on 5thOctober at a Gala dinner in Gerrards Cross, the 2018 Outstanding Carer Award recognises the exceptional work of individuals in the care sector in the UK. 

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One of three new care facilities planned by Parklands
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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 million care hub for older people in Inverness, one of three new Highland care homes planned or already under construction, have been approved by the Highland Council.

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

Residents and staff at Aaron Crest Care Home, on Tanhouse Road, were given the VIP treatment at the nearby Junk Food Café.

Café coordinator David Scott reserved a table and served a home cooked, three-course banquet after spotting several of the home’s residents walking by.

They pass the Tanhouse Community Centre, where the café opens every Wednesday, on their weekly walk to the newsagents.

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Credit BBC -  Britain's Best Junior Doctors - NHS
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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 country to celebrate the world’s greatest health service. Our nation became the envy of the world when, on 5 July 1948, the NHS was launched by Health Secretary Aneurin “Nye” Bevan, at Park Hospital in Manchester (now Trafford General Hospital). This was the first time that hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists had been brought together under one umbrella to provide services for free at the point of delivery.

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