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Key construction stage marked

Key construction stage marked

Representatives from construction contractor Stepnell, care home provider Baycroft (part of One Housing) and care home developer Frontier gathered to celebrate a ‘high point’ in the construction of two new state-of the-art Bedfordshire care homes.
Queens Manor home unveiled

Queens Manor home unveiled

Care home staff and guests were delighted when Frank Ross, Edinburgh's right honourable lord provost, officially opened Queens Manor on Queensferry Road by unveiling a plaque at a recent opening ceremony at the home.
CQC appoints new chief inspector

CQC appoints new chief inspector

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has appointed Kate Terroni as chief inspector of adult social care (ASC). Kate is due to start the role in May, taking over from Debbie Westhead who has been interim chief inspector since Andrea Sutcliffe’s departure in December last year.
Belmont continues growth

Belmont continues growth

Care service provider, Belmont Healthcare, has completed the acquisition of Haslington Lodge care home in Greenhithe, Kent, worth in excess of £2 million.
Sunrise nominated for award

Sunrise nominated for award

Sunrise Senior Living UK has been nominated for a prize at the Employee Wellbeing Awards 2019.
New friendships forged

New friendships forged

Inspired by Channel 4's 'Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds', Stocks Hall Care Home in Mawdesley, Lancashire recently welcomed children from a nearby primary school for a fun filled morning.
Dementia training showcased

Dementia training showcased

Encore Care Homes has introduced ‘Mind the Gap’, an insightful dementia training programme, across its care homes in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Fareham.
Home extension declared open

Home extension declared open

The refurbishment of a granite chapel attached to a care home in Hayle in West Cornwall, located between Camborne and Penzance, has been officially opened by George Eustice MP.
Top care home chef rewarded

Top care home chef rewarded

Months of head-to-head heats and a showdown final have seen residential care home provider Care UK crown Graham Watson Care Home Chef of the Year.
Charity marks 103rd anniversary

Charity marks 103rd anniversary

Residents enjoyed live music, food and drink as they marked Founders’ Day at The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull on Friday 11 January, the charity’s 103rd anniversary.
Gateshead home rated 'outstanding'

Gateshead home rated 'outstanding'

The Care Quality Commission has rated the care being provided at Northbourne, a care home in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, to be 'outstanding' after an inspection in November last year.
Banstead show suites now open

Banstead show suites now open

The show suites are now open at Banstead Manor, a new 77 bed care home which will provide residential and dementia care and create 100 jobs locally.
Lincoln home grants resident’s wish

Lincoln 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.
Octopus acquires seven homes

Octopus acquires seven homes

Octopus Healthcare, part of the Octopus Group and a leading investor in healthcare facilities throughout the UK and Ireland, has announced that it has raised a further £133.5 million for its Octopus Healthcare Fund and has also agreed to acquire seven care homes.
Researching aspects of ageism

Researching aspects of ageism

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Robert Gordon University (RGU) has welcomed the first of two international early career researchers, who will be employed at the school to undertake PhDs on aspects of ageism.
Conference speakers announced

Conference speakers announced

The Future of Care Conference has announced an outstanding line-up of leading names from across the care sector to speak at the event on 19 March.
Barton home hosts 'bubble yoga'

Barton home hosts 'bubble yoga'

At a time of the year when the focus is to improve health and wellbeing, Bethel House is using a unique approach to keeping fit with ‘bubble yoga’ sessions.
Nurses go ‘back to school’

Nurses go ‘back to school’

Three staff members from The Royal Star & Garter Homes in Surbiton have become the first from the charity to begin their trainee nursing associate course.
Household model of care

Household model of care

NorthStar has designed a new 48 bed care home in Chippenham for Pilgrim’s Friend Society; this is the first project in a programme that will see much of the society’s stock improved or re-provided across the whole of their estate across the UK.
Doll therapy may be beneficial

Doll therapy may be beneficial

According to a survey, 52 per cent of care home staff say their residents have dementia dolls.

Upcoming Events

Innovative Care Exhibition

Westpoint Centre, Exeter, EX5 1DJ
13 March 2019

The Future of Care Conference

The King’s Fund, No. 11 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN
19 March 2019

The Cleaning Show 2019

Excel, London
19-21 March 2019

Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo 2019

NEC, Birmingham
26-27 March 2019

Care Roadshow Glasgow

Hampden Park Stadium,Letherby Drive, Glasgow, G42 9BA
30 April 2019

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