RECENT NEWS

Residents step into the spotlight

Residents at MHA Elmside care home in Hitchin put on a show to remember as they performed a play they had been busily rehearsing for months.

Charity celebrates staff loyalty

The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, which has a workforce of nearly 100 employees, has celebrated almost half of its staff who have collectively dedicated 526 years to the society and its residents.

Care catering heroes honoured

On 10 October, the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) celebrated outstanding contributions to the care catering sector at the NACC Awards 2019.

Resident celebrates 100 years

Olive Taylor, a resident at Borough Care’s Bryn Haven home in Brinnington, Stockport, recently celebrated her 100th birthday.

Tunstall Healthcare wins award

Tunstall Healthcare took home the ‘Technology in Care Homes’ award at the Leaders in Care Awards for its work with NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group and its Quest for Quality in Care Homes programme.

Luxury home opens in Eastbourne

Care home staff and guests were delighted when her majesty’s deputy lieutenant of Eastbourne, Mr John Smith JP and deputy mayor councillor Sammy Choudhury officially opened Eastbourne’s newest luxury care home, Mortain Place on Pevensey Bay Road.

Software integration a success

Rodwell House in Surrey, part of the Graham Care group of care homes, is celebrating the successful integration of medicines administration and electronic care planning applications from Person Centred Software and Invatech Health.

Lucky 13 for Suffolk care home

Care UK has been awarded its 13th 'outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) at Mills Meadow care home in Framlingham in Suffolk.

Open day brings people together

A Wiltshire care home’s community open day, which was held to bring people and residents together during World Alzheimer’s Month, has been hailed a huge success.

Audley Group raises over £30,000

Audley Group, a provider of luxury retirement villages in the UK, has raised over £30,000 for charity in 2019.

Borough Care appoints head of finance

Borough Care has appointed Nick Pennell as its new head of finance; the company is the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport and has 11 homes across the borough.

Fairmile Grange marks World Music Day

Fairmile Grange in Christchurch invited a number of guests into the care home to join in with the celebrations to mark BBC World Music Day on Thursday 26 September.

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.