RECENT NEWS

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.

New home extension unveiled

The Beeches Residential Home has announced the addition of a new extension to the current home, enabling more people in the area to access care and support.

NCF launches Road Worlds for Seniors

Vic Rayner, executive director of the National Care Forum (NCF) joined Kelly Hartley, manager of Cherry Garth, a Fremantle Trust care home in Buckinghamshire (and an NCF Rising Star) and Stian Lavik, chief business officer at Motitech, to host the launch of The Road Worlds for Seniors Championship on Monday 2 September 2019.

Young volunteers join art project

Borough Care recently welcomed young people taking part in a National Citizen Service (NCS) project to its Lisburne Court home in Offerton.

New Care appoints home manager

Cheryl Bris from Maghull has been appointed by New Care as home manager for Formby Manor, a new expertly designed and purpose-built care facility located on Liverpool Road in Formby.

Barchester adds home to portfolio

Barchester Healthcare recently received the keys to Mortain Place Care Home in Eastbourne, enhancing the independent care home provider’s portfolio.

HC-One appoints new chair

HC-One has announced the appointment of Sir David Behan CBE as non-executive chairman of the company board.

Residents meet zoo animals

Some weird and wonderful creatures from around the world found their way into The Royal Star & Garter Home in Surbiton following a visit a special zoo.

Encore backs dementia project

Representatives from Encore Care Homes recently attended a summer garden party at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital to mark the opening of a dementia-friendly summerhouse that it donated to the Bournemouth Hospital Charity.