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Teddy bears’ picnic in Stockport

Teddy bears’ picnic in Stockport

Borough Care recently held a Teddy Bears’ Picnic for residents. The Teddy Bears’ Picnic was part of a sensory walk, which Borough Care hosts each week over the summer.
Mansfield takes over Bield Care Homes

Mansfield takes over Bield Care Homes

A deal has been agreed which saw residents and staff at three Bield care homes transfer to a new provider earlier this month.
Children bring joy to residents

Children bring joy to residents

Scarborough’s Saint Cecilia’s Nursing Home and Wheatcroft Primary School have cemented a mutual friendship which is bringing benefits to both the home’s residents and the children.
Family run care home in Poole sold

Family run care home in Poole sold

The sale of Lilliput House, a well-established care home situated close to Sandbanks and Poole Harbour in Dorset has been completed.
Residents stay active with table tennis

Residents stay active with table tennis

Residents at RMBI home Devonshire Court in Leicester have been donated dementia-friendly table tennis equipment to help them keep active.
New executives for care group

New executives for care group

Growing social care provider membership organisation the Independent Care Group (ICG) has announced two key new appointments as it looks to expand further in the future: Lisa Pickard, the new chief executive, is joined by Beverley Proctor as operations director.
Anson Care Services to add capacity

Anson Care Services to add capacity

Anson Care Services, an elderly and specialist care operator in Cornwall, is adding nine beds and new ancillary facilities to its St Mary’s Haven home in Penzance, after receiving a funding package worth over £1 million from Santander Corporate & Commercial (SCC).
Techy tenants are well connected

Techy tenants are well connected

New findings from one of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers show that those over the age of 50 are more tech savvy than ever before.
Cow to the rescue at Richmond Nantwich

Cow to the rescue at Richmond Nantwich

They are a creative and competitive lot at Richmond Village Nantwich, and when tasked with entering an inter-village competition called ‘The English Countryside’, decided that if they couldn’t take the village to the country, the country would have to come to them!
CQC rates Lincolnshire home 'outstanding'

CQC rates Lincolnshire home 'outstanding'

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Hartsholme House in Lincoln, to be Outstanding following an inspection in May.
Monkscroft achieves ‘outstanding’ rating

Monkscroft achieves ‘outstanding’ rating

Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission have awarded Monkscroft care home in Cheltenham the highest possible ranking of ‘outstanding’, following its latest surprise inspection.
Plans to redevelop closed home

Plans to redevelop closed home

Sister Dora, a closed care home in the Staffordshire village of Milford, bordering Cannock Chase and situated near Shugborough Hall, a National Trust site, has been sold.
Grand opening at The Spires

Grand opening at The Spires

Care home staff and guests were delighted when Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson, and the Mayor of Lichfield, Councillor David Leytham, officially opened Lichfield care home The Spires by unveiling a plaque at a recent ceremony.
Topping out ceremony in Bradford

Topping out ceremony in Bradford

A topping out ceremony has taken place at a £10.8 million care home and extra care scheme in Bradford being built by Derbyshire based Wildgoose Construction on behalf of City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.
QCS appoints new head of care quality

QCS appoints new head of care quality

Philippa Shirtcliffe has been announced as the new head of care quality at QCS. She joined the business in October 2017 as clinical policy lead and has been instrumental in the successful review of more than 230 QCS policies on the compliance management system.
Woodbury Court celebrates CQC rating

Woodbury Court celebrates CQC rating

Laindon care home, Woodbury Court, has retained its ‘outstanding’ status following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
Trust upgrades alarm system

Trust upgrades alarm system

The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT), a registered housing association and care provider in York and north east England, has completed the first phase of an upgrade of the fire alarm systems in one of its retirement communities using Aico’s range of advanced alarms and accessories.
CQC publishes social care review

CQC publishes social care review

The Care Quality Commission has published its findings following a review of health and social care services in Northamptonshire.
Maesteg House care home sold

Maesteg House care home sold

Maesteg House care home in Mountain Ash, South Wales, has been sold to Dr Neelanjan Bhaduri from Wickford in Essex.
Care UK adventurer hands over cheque

Care UK adventurer hands over cheque

A Care UK regional facilities manager, praised by colleagues for his determination in ensuring residents’ wellbeing, has presented money he raised – by racing in a 300 mile Arctic Ultra race in temperatures as low as minus 54 degrees - to a charity supporting young people.

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