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Answering questions on security

Stanley Security has launched a new website as part of its continued commitment to improving the security and safety of people and the environment.

Chair specialist named top business

Each year the campaign to find the Small Biz 100 launches in recognition of the best small business entrepreneurs in the country as part of the Small Business Saturday campaign; this year’s list has been revealed and a Derby based mobility chair specialist is in the running.

Florence appoints chief nurse

Florence, the recruitment marketplace connecting nursing and care home providers with qualified professionals to fill temporary shifts, has appointed Fiona Millington to the newly created position of chief nurse.

Orchard Care shortlisted for award

Orchard Care Homes has been announced as a finalist in this year’s Leaders in Care Awards.

Challenging perceptions of art

On National Day of Arts in Care Homes on 24 September, arts charity Magic Me has announced a second round of artists’ residencies in care homes.

Group celebrates three 'good' ratings

Scarborough care provider Saint Cecilia’s is celebrating after achieving a hat trick of ‘good’ inspection ratings for its local homes.

Edinburgh Fringe comes to Gracewell

Six comedians brought Edinburgh Fringe to Gracewell care home in Newbury for a stand up comedy event organised by care home reviews website carehome.co.uk.

Marking World Alzheimer’s Month

Borough Care is marking World Alzheimer’s Month as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia affect many of its residents.

Home to benefit as local charity

Squire’s Garden Centre in Long Ditton has named The Royal Star & Garter Home in Surbiton as its charity of the year for the second year running.

CHD Living shortlisted for award

An award winning, family owned Surrey care group has reason to celebrate after being shortlisted in the prestigious LaingBuisson Awards 2019 in recognition of its outstanding levels of care.

Beach party fun at Borough Care

Determined to keep summer going for as long as possible, despite the weather, residents and staff at Borough Care’s Silverdale home in Bredbury recently enjoyed a beach party afternoon.

Fonthill House rated ‘outstanding’

Fonthill House Nursing and Residential Care Home, already rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June 2016, has once again achieved the highest possible inspection rating following a planned follow-up visit by CQC.

£450,000 refurbishment revealed

Hallmark Care Homes’ facility in Leigh on Sea, Essex has unveiled its £450,000 refurbishment to the general public with help from the Mayor, Councillor John Lamb and Miss Essex beauty pageant winner, Georgie Goodey.

Garden stimulates the senses

Sunrise of Banstead has created a new sensory Garden to provide sensory stimulation for residents living with dementia.

Robotic animals boost wellbeing

Residents from Great Oaks care home in Bournemouth have benefited from the addition of two new robotic animals as part of the home’s pet therapy sessions - Biscuit the robotic dog and Arthur the robotic cat.

Vintage caravan brings back memories

A retro-style ‘reminiscence’ caravan designed to help those with dementia has been opened by the Mayor of Winchester at Westacre Nursing Home, Sleepers Hill, Winchester.

Barchester previews Trinity Manor

Newly appointed general manager Sue Monger recently unveiled the marketing suite at Barchester Healthcare’s brand new luxury care home in Sherborne, Trinity Manor; she cut the ribbon to the completed part of the home and toasted the opening with team members who joined her on the day.

Young musicians share the music

Team members and residents at Sunrise of Westbourne were delighted to receive a visit from a group of talented young musicians for a very special live performance.

Orchard Care named awards finalist

Orchard Care Homes has been confirmed as a finalist in this year’s LaingBuisson Awards in the Residential Care (larger organisations) category.

Raising awareness of fire doors

Safety campaigners are emphasising the life saving role of fire doors as part of this year’s Fire Door Safety Week (23-29 September), which is run by the British Woodworking Federation.