Agenda for social care change

Ahead of the 2020 Budget, Care England has called for social care to be at the heart of the new Government agenda.

Residents welcome furry friends

Residents of Westacre Nursing Home in Winchester received a cheerful and therapeutic visit from a group of Alpacas on Wednesday 15 January.

Head chef wins competition

The head chef at Gracewell of Bath, Nicholas (Nick) Sauter, has won the company wide MasterChef competition.

Midlands homes join forces

Residents from MHA Homewood care home in Leamington Spa recently stepped into the spotlight to perform Jack and the Beanstalk to two other care homes in the West Midlands and Warwickshire, MHA Cedar Lodge and MHA Cedar Lawn.

Sandstone Care acquires three homes

The Sandstone Care Group has acquired three homes from Orchard Care Homes: Sandstone completed on a deal to take over the three homes in the North West of England on Friday 17 January.

Runwood raises catering standards

Passionate chef and culinary coach, Chris Williams, has joined Runwood Homes as the organisation’s first group hospitality manager.

Improved rating for Doncaster home

The professional care team at Rowena House in Old Road, Conisbrough, are celebrating a new, improved rating from care industry regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Club creates ‘close knit’ community

A popular knitting club at a Surrey care home, which regularly meets to create pieces for a number of charitable causes, is helping to restore a sense of pride and responsibility in older people – including one member who used to knit items for soldiers during the Second World War.

Dream comes true for resident

While the number may be unlucky for some, 13 January actually marks ‘Make Your Dreams Come True Day’ resulting in a very lucky experience for an RAF veteran as he relived his days of flying a Spitfire during the war.

Care home residents monkey around

Residents at Churchfields Care Home in Oxfordshire were delighted to receive a visit from some cheeky guests.

Plas Newydd care home sold

Plas Newydd, a well established care home in Criccieth in Gwynedd, Wales, has been sold; the home is registered for 18 service users within the category of elderly residential care.

Care UK chef of the year awards

The food and dining awards for 2019 have recently been presented to teams and individuals working in Care UK’s 120 homes.

Cornerstone to develop new service

Cornerstone Healthcare Group has announced the development of a 42-bed care centre in Surrey to add to its portfolio of specialist care homes.

York home receives 'outstanding' rating

RMBI Care Co home Connaught Court in Fulford, York, has received an overall rating of 'outstanding' following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

CHD Living shortlisted for award

An award winning, family owned care group based in Surrey has been shortlisted in the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2020, which recognises the very best developments in all types of care related property.

Cardiff home celebrates 20 years

Regency House Care Home, Hallmark Care Homes’ facility in Ely, Cardiff, recently celebrated 20 years since it first opened its doors, with a party for residents, relatives and members of the local community.

Chelsea Court hosts community lunch

Chelsea Court Place was delighted to host a free four course Christmas lunch party for over 100 elderly and less fortunate residents of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday 14 December.

Laundry and quality of life linked

Over three quarters of care home professionals believe that enabling residents to do their own laundry improves their quality of life, despite many homes not yet being equipped to make this possible.

Resident wins card competition

Care home provider Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare recently organised a very exciting competition for residents to enter.

DC Care sells Grove Hill home

Grove Hill, an attractive and highly regarded residential care home in the North Wiltshire market town of Highworth near Swindon has been sold to Mr Fezan Islam of Fidelity Healthcare Ltd.