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Open door leads to friendship

Open door leads to friendship

Acorn House Care Home has always had an open door policy, but when a mother and son walked in one day, they could never have anticipated the positivity that would follow.
Care sector welcomes Matt Hancock

Care sector welcomes Matt Hancock

It has been announced that West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock is the new secretary of state for health and social care.
CQC rates Suffolk home 'outstanding'

CQC rates Suffolk home 'outstanding'

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Montana Residential Home in Great Barton, Bury-St-Edmunds to be 'outstanding' following an inspection in May.
Pen pal scheme aims to link generations

Pen pal scheme aims to link generations

A new initiative has launched that aims to partner nursery and primary school children with care home residents with the same name in what it is hoped will be the nation’s biggest pen pal scheme.
Residents keep their cool

Residents keep their cool

Portsmouth’s Hartford Court invites guests, friends and residents to come together for a monthly dementia support group, the Memory Café.
RMBI Care teams up with White Oaks

RMBI Care teams up with White Oaks

RMBI Care Co has signed a five year agreement with catering company White Oaks, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, to offer residents an enhanced dining experience in 12 of its care homes across the UK.
Essex home celebrates CQC rating

Essex home celebrates CQC rating

Frank Foster House care home in Theydon Bois, Essex, held celebrations on Thursday 28 June 2018 to mark its new ‘outstanding’ status, recently awarded by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Second Nottingham home for New Care

Second Nottingham home for New Care

New Care, a development-led care home operator, has opened the doors to a new £12 million care facility on Ruddington Lane in Ruddington, its second care home in Nottingham.
Barchester receives RoSPA award

Barchester receives RoSPA award

Barchester Healthcare is celebrating after receiving a prestigious award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for its contribution to occupational health and safety in the healthcare sector.
Sector relies on overseas recruitment

Sector relies on overseas recruitment

Overseas recruitment is vital to maintain appropriate staffing levels in Scotland’s care home sector, according to a leading Scottish care provider.
Tennis bonus at Windsor development

Tennis bonus at Windsor development

Active retirees wanting an urban lifestyle and great transport links can now view the newly launched show apartments at Castle View retirement village in Windsor, which come with the added bonus of a lifetime membership to Windsor Lawn Tennis club, right next door to the development.
Rise of retirement living market

Rise of retirement living market

Knight Frank has released its latest retirement housing report, revealing that the private retirement market is estimated to reach a value of £44 billion by 2022, reflecting a 50 per cent increase. The number of private retirement living units is also forecast to increase by almost 30 per cent in the same timeframe.
Hygiene beating baths a success

Hygiene beating baths a success

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing successfully showcased why its unique integrated BioCote antimicrobial technology delivers CQC compliant infection control at Health Plus Care.
Home hosts community open day

Home hosts community open day

An Aberdeenshire care home recently welcomed the local community for a fun-filled event and the opportunity to meet its care team.
World Cup fever takes over

World Cup fever takes over

Residents and staff at New Century Care have fully embraced World Cup fever this year by running their very own World Cup themed competition.
Sunrise collaborates with Cavendish School

Sunrise collaborates with Cavendish School

A group of year 10 students from Cavendish School visited residents in the Memory Care Neighbourhood at Sunrise of Eastbourne on 25 June to present them with beautiful works of textile art based on the lives of residents.
Borough Care supports Cupcake Day

Borough Care supports Cupcake Day

Borough Care has been raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society by participating in the charity’s Cupcake Day. Staff at the company’s head office, along with staff and residents at Shepley House in Hazel Grove, Silverdale in Bredbury and Lisburne Court in Offerton all enjoyed a selection of cakes during the fundraising day.
Step forward for care unit

Step forward for care unit

Larkfleet Homes has sold land to a specialist provider for the development of a care unit as part of the ‘continuing care retirement community’ (CCRC), which the company is creating in Oakham, Rutland. A 60-bed specialist care home will be developed over the next 12 months.
Celebrating Armed Forces Day in style

Celebrating Armed Forces Day in style

A celebration to show appreciation of the work of the Armed Forces was held throughout Ashmere Derbyshire, and featured a celebration of music, residents talking about their own personal experiences and staff dressing up to hold reminiscence sessions.
CLCS celebrates 200th anniversary

CLCS celebrates 200th anniversary

Chubb Locks Custodial Services (CLCS) has marked its 200th anniversary with customers, ex and long-standing employees all coming together at its Willenhall headquarters to celebrate.

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