Marking Dementia Action Week

Borough Care marked Dementia Action Week (20-26 May) with a range of activities at its 11 homes across Stockport.

Families honour military heroes

Relatives of local military veterans have gathered to see their loved ones celebrated at The Royal Star & Garter Home in High Wycombe.

Work begins on Ayrshire care home

Work is now underway on the development of a new £7.5 million care home in Doonfoot, Ayrshire, which was marked by an official sod cutting ceremony on site.

Skiing wish comes true

Sunrise of Westbourne is celebrating the success of its Wishing Well after granting one of its residents their lifelong wish.

Digital strategy enhances care

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.

Shetland ponies are mane attraction

Residents at a care home in Kemnay have been horsing around this week thanks to a visit from some new equine friends.

Blythe Valley care home planned

Octopus Real Estate, part of the Octopus Group and leading investor in healthcare facilities throughout the UK, has exchanged contracts with IM Properties to purchase a 1.4 acres site in the Blythe Valley Park development.

Surrey home completed

Hallmark Care Homes recently celebrated the completion of its new home in Banstead, Surrey, with a grand launch event.

Supporting Dementia Action Week

Borough Care is supporting Dementia Action Week (20-26 May) with a range of activities for residents at its 11 homes across Stockport.

Pioneering work in dementia design

Experts at Dulux Trade are continuing their work in design for people living with dementia, using Dementia Action Week to help provide additional support to healthcare and design professionals with the launch of the Dementia Friendly Colour Palette and Design Guide.

Thousands raised for Solihull home

A community group has raised more than £11,600 for The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull after naming the care home its charity of the year.

MOT service to aid resident wellbeing

Fairmile Grange care home has further expanded the health and wellbeing services it provides for residents by introducing a new healthcare ‘MOT’ initiative.

Key appointment at Runwood Homes

With 33 years’ credible experience within the health and social care sector, Clare Silvester has joined Runwood Homes at its head office in Hadleigh, Essex, to become head of quality and governance.

RMBI unveils plans for new home

RMBI Care Co has announced plans for a brand new building for Lord Harris Court, an existing care home in Wokingham.

Rosebank recognised for end of life care

A specialist dementia care home in Oxfordshire has been awarded platinum status by the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) for its end of life care.

Clean sweep for CHS Group

Dunstan Court, an extra care scheme in Cambridge run by CHS Group, has been awarded a five star food hygiene rating, following an unannounced inspection.

Orchard Care strengthens management

Care provider Orchard Care Homes has added further sector and management skills to its senior leadership team with the appointment of Hayden Knight as chief operating officer to work alongside CEO Tom Brookes.

Social walks for residents

Borough Care residents will be donning their walking shoes during National Walking Month, to participate in a number of social walks.

MHA appoints director of operations

Older person’s charity MHA has brought together the management of its care home, retirement living and community-based Live at Home schemes under the newly created role of director of operations, which has been filled by the appointment of Dan Ryan.

Swansea home sold to local provider

Swn Y Gan, an established nursing home in the Welsh village of Penclawdd, situated north of the Gower Peninsula, has been sold.