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Award for end of life care

Royal Star & Garter in Surbiton has received recognition for the quality of its end of life care.

Care sector ball raises £200,000

The second annual Care Sector Fundraising Ball has raised a staggering £200,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society and The Care Workers Charity.

St Mary's Court commended for care

St Mary’s Court Care Home has become the first in Braintree, Essex, to be commended by the National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) for the quality of care it provides to residents in the last years of their lives.

New branding for veteran's charity

Royal Star & Garter has revealed a new name and logo. The charity, which provides care for ex-servicemen and women and their partners living with disability or dementia already has three care homes and plans to reach out to more veterans through a range of new services.

Pen pals sought by French students

A teacher at a high school near Toulouse in the South of France is hoping to set up a partnership with a care home to give her students the opportunity to become pen pals with residents.

Animal therapy at Sunrise of Banstead

Residents and team members at Sunrise of Banstead recently celebrated World Alzheimer’s Day with a special animal therapy session.

Bed numbers boosted in Chigwell

A new care home opening in Chigwell will offer much-needed places for older people in the county of Essesx, which has seen a loss of more than 500 care home beds.

Retirement development in Berkshire

McCarthy & Stone has announced that it is to begin construction on a £32.2 million development of 92 specialist retirement apartments in Thatcham, Berkshire.

Runwood launches guide for carers

Runwood Homes has launched an on-person care guide to every care delivery staff member across all 72 of its homes.

Hallmark employees recognised

Outstanding employees at Hallmark Care Homes were recognised recently at an annual awards ceremony.

Skelmersdale home celebrates 25 years

A Skelmersdale care home is celebrating 25 years of delivering care to its local community this month.

Housing 21 shortlisted for award

Housing 21 has been shortlisted for a national industry award celebrating the UK’s best housing developers.

Creepy crawlies take centre stage

A giant snail was one of the unusual guests to visit The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull last week.

Topping out at Oakham Grange

Dr Sarah Furness, Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, bravely climbed three storeys of scaffolding dressed in high vis and a hard hat, to celebrate a significant milestone in the creation of the new Oakham Grange nursing home.

Safety in Care Awards 2019

NASHiCS has announced this year’s Safety in Care award winners. The finalists were announced at the Safety in Care Awards Dinner on Wednesday 11 September.

Care UK shortlisted for awards

Two Care UK teams have been shortlisted for National Association of Care Catering (NACC) awards for their commitment to ensuring care home residents have dignity, choice and great food.

Hampshire home rated 'outstanding'

Tegfield House, a Hampshire care home run by Hartford Care, has received an 'outstanding' overall rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Rise in criminal enforcement actions

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is increasingly using its civil and criminal enforcement powers rather than its regulatory power to hold care providers to account often over minor incidents, says law firm Royds Withy King.

Carers concerned over fire risk

Care homes are believed to be at an alarming risk of a fire, with three in five care home workers admitting to serious concerns according to new research released to launch Fire Door Safety Week (23-29 September).

Call to act now to protect social care

Care providers are calling on the Government to act over the ongoing social care crisis before a no-deal Brexit makes the current situation worse.