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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.

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.