RECENT NEWS

Home hosts 'tea & tech' event

Quantum Care hosted a 'tea & tech' event at Anson Court in Welwyn Garden City to teach older people in the local community how to safely use the internet, increase their digital skills and encourage greater independence.

Retirement community in County Down

One of Northern Ireland’s oldest charities, Belfast Central Mission, plans to develop Northern Ireland’s first continuing care retirement community (CCRC) on a six acre site it owns near Millisle in County Down.

Orchard Care give activities Oomph!

Orchard Care Homes is pulling out all the stops to create fun, engaging and inclusive activities for its residents.

Survey shows community benefits

The largest and most in-depth poll ever conducted of UK retirement community residents and prospective residents has found that people who live in retirement communities have healthier, more active, more social, more secure and happier lives.

New owner for Brixham homes

Hill House Nursing Home and Three Corners Nursing Home, both situated on the outskirts of the popular South Devon harbour town of Brixham, have been sold to Codess Sociale.

Technology alleviates paperwork

CHS Group, the Cambridgeshire charitable housing association and social enterprise, has introduced Nourish, an electronic care management platform, to three of its residential care homes - Alex Wood House and Langdon House in Cambridge and Vera James House in Ely.

New Liberty Protection Safeguards

Care England has disseminated a paper to its members outlining the changes in Liberty Protection Safeguards encompassing the process and timings of the changes to the legal framework and practice and how the sector can prepare for the LPS.

Family fun at summer fete

Hundreds of visitors enjoyed music, food and shopping at The Royal Star & Garter Homes’ Summer Fete in Surbiton on Saturday 29 June.

Clean sweep for Orchard Care Homes

Orchard Care Homes is celebrating after achieving an outstanding five star food hygiene rating across all 39 of its care homes.

Provider shows support for care badge

Scarborough care provider Saint Cecilia’s is backing a new campaign aimed at raising the profile of those who look after older and vulnerable people.

Role of dog officially recognised

RMBI Care Co home, Cadogan Court in Exeter, has recognised the contribution of its furriest staff member - Molly the dog - by giving her an official job title and certificate.

Quantum welcomes Elizabeth House

Hertfordshire care provider Quantum Care has welcomed Elizabeth House care home in Panshanger to the family with a celebration event for residents, staff and volunteers.

Yorkshire home sold to GH Group

Morris Grange Nursing Home in Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorkshire, has been sold to GH Group, an experienced, local operator in the sector.

Masterchef winner opens kitchen

Masterchef winner, renowned food writer and novelist, Sue Lawrence, has officially opened the new £160,000 state-of-the-art kitchen facility at St Raphael’s care home in Edinburgh.

Cupcake fundraiser for Alzheimer’s

Borough Care has been raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society by participating in the charity’s Cupcake Day.

Caring Group recognises excellence

Industry leading residential care and supported living provider, Caring Homes Group, has celebrated its 25th year in business by recognising its most outstanding colleagues and teams within its 5700-strong workforce.

Farehaven Lodge Care Home sold

Farehaven Lodge Care Home, a well established care home situated in Fareham, Hampshire, has been sold to first time buyers with experience in the care sector.

Two state-of-the-art homes planned

Octopus Real Estate, part of the Octopus Group and a leading investor in healthcare facilities throughout the UK, has completed three development transactions, with two sales and one acquisition.

Barchester previews Mortain Place

Newly appointed general manager, Lesley Standing, recently unveiled the new marketing suite at Barchester Healthcare’s luxury care home in Eastbourne, Mortain Place, where she cut the ribbon to open the completed part of the home with an enormous pair of scissors.

Third phase in village construction

Audley Chalfont Dene, the luxury retirement village based in Chalfont St Peter, officially broke ground on the third phase of properties on Monday 17 June at a VIP reception attended by Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan MP for Chesham and Amersham, owners and people from the local community.