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Increase in alternative home funding

Increase in alternative home funding

In anticipation of the forthcoming green paper on older people and parallel programme (England), independent funder Henry Howard Finance has reported an increase in care home owners looking to take advantage of a growing and more diverse customer base by investing in new facilities or better experiences.
Managers go from ‘good to great’

Managers go from ‘good to great’

A leading Scottish care provider is paving the way for excellence in care home management thanks to its introduction of an exclusive leadership initiative.
Garden centre donates tulip bulbs

Garden centre donates tulip bulbs

The stunning garden at The Royal Star & Garter Homes in Surbiton will be bursting with even more colour after the home was given 1000 tulip bulbs.
£13m Hallmark home opens

£13m Hallmark home opens

Professional dancer, Ian Waite was the guest of honour recently at the opening of a new £13m Hallmark care home in Girton, Cambridge.
Helping older people feel less lonely

Helping older people feel less lonely

Age UK and the Masonic Charitable Foundation have joined forces to launch a new, three year programme to help older people feel less lonely and get the most out of life.
Stockport care worker raises £1175

Stockport care worker raises £1175

A clinical trainer for Barchester Healthcare from Stockport, Cheshire, put the ‘fun’ into ‘fundraising’ when she took on the Ironman race in Barcelona on the 7 October, completing it in 14 hours, 35 minutes and 26 seconds and raising £1,175 for Barchester’s Charitable Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support..
Council celebrates ‘outstanding’ home

Council celebrates ‘outstanding’ home

MHA Starr Hills care home manager Annette Williams and activity co-ordinator Camille Cutler were some of the guests of honour when Lancashire County Council held a celebration lunch to mark the ‘outstanding’ care services in the county.
Hull home hosts miniature funfair

Hull home hosts miniature funfair

Hull care home residents enjoyed all the fun of the fair during their own event, which rivalled the city’s annual show.
Hosting Mind And Natter Day

Hosting Mind And Natter Day

Borough Care held a Mind and Natter Day for staff at each of its 11 homes, to coincide with World Mental Health Day.
£6 million home refurbishment

£6 million home refurbishment

Runwood Homes Senior Living has invested £6 million in rebuilding former Warwickshire County Council owned care home, Four Acres, turning it into a modernised and expanded version of the former residential care setting, completed to a favourably high specification and now open to new admissions.
Surrey home sails towards success

Surrey home sails towards success

Banstead-based maritime care charity the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society is celebrating being shortlisted for six care awards in just one week.
Wish comes true for resident

Wish comes true for resident

The team at Davers Court care home in Suffolk really did reach for the stars to make the wish of one resident come true.
Charity bowling match for veterans

Charity bowling match for veterans

Staff at Toad Hall Nurseries in Chessington and Walton-on-Thames have held a charity tenpin bowling match to raise money for veterans’ charity The Royal Star & Garter Homes.
Baycroft Great Baddow reaches top spot

Baycroft Great Baddow reaches top spot

Baycroft Great Baddow has reached the number one spot in the carehome.co.uk ratings within the first 12 months of opening.
Devon home sold to first time entrant

Devon home sold to first time entrant

The Croft, a residential care home situated just outside of Newton Abbot, Devon, has been sold to first time entrants to the care sector.
Pet friendly care home of the year

Pet friendly care home of the year

The Old Vicarage in Leigh, Sherborne has been named Pet Friendly Care Home of the Year by The Cinnamon Trust.
Scottish carers win top awards

Scottish carers win top awards

A group of top carers have been recognised for their outstanding performance and dedication at the Meallmore Staff Awards.
Hallmark scoops design award

Hallmark scoops design award

Chamberlain Court, Hallmark Care Homes’ facility in Royal Tunbridge Wells, has scooped a prestigious design award.
Resident honoured with war medal

Resident honoured with war medal

Ashfields Care Home in Norwich held a special medal presentation ceremony for 95 year old resident, John Frew, during which Sargent Major Rushton of the Royal Anglian Regiment presented him with a medal for his contributions to the war and honoured him with a new title - the rank of Chevalier (Knight) of the French army, Ordre National De La Legion D’honneur (National Order of the Legion of Honor).
NACC award winners announced

NACC award winners announced

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has announced the winners of the 2018 NACC Awards at a gala dinner.

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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