Care Industry News

Latest adult social care news for care homes & home care professionals in the uk care sector

02/20/2018 12:52 PM
Love is in the air for Gravesend Tenants’ tea dance
Love was in the air at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme on Valentine’s Day when tenants got together for a themed afternoon tea celebration.   Tenants of the Ifield Way extra care housing scheme gathered in the communal lounge for an afternoon of romantic themed fun. With nostalgic music filling the background and lots […]

02/20/2018 11:20 AM
Care home residents get into the spirit of Pancake Day by creating their own tasty treats.
Residents at one of Welwyn’s leading care homes, Heath Lodge, have got into the spirit of Pancake Day by creating their own tasty treats.   The home’s chef and its carers supported residents of the home in Danesbury Park Road as they prepared and cooked the traditional pancakes, as part of a celebration of the […]

02/20/2018 09:16 AM
Mayor of Trafford pops in for Digni-Tea Party with care home residents
High tea and cakes were the order of the day at an Urmston care home as it hosted a tea party as part of a national initiative which aims to enrich the experience of those who use care services. The Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Jonathan Coupe, joined residents and guests of Manorhey Care Centre at […]

02/20/2018 08:15 AM
Specialist care provider Tracscare ‘accomplish’ a full rebrand
Tracscare, the specialist provider of support for individuals with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health needs and Brain Injuries, has announced that it has changed its name to ‘accomplish.’.   The name change is part of a wider rebrand which includes a Brand Promise, Values and Behaviours – all of which are designed to set the […]

02/20/2018 07:30 AM
Connors House Care Home residents relish painting and pink pancakes
Residents of Connors House Care Home in Canterbury enjoyed some flipping good fun on Shrove Tuesday, getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day too!   Love was in the air at the Craddock Road care home yesterday, when residents got together to enjoy some Valentine’s themed fun, in the form of crafting and some yummy […]

02/20/2018 07:15 AM
West Yorkshire care homes have it all under control
West Yorkshire based Czajka Care Group has achieved an infection control rating of more than 98% at all five of its care homes, in recognition of its exceptional cleanliness and hygiene standards, after independent assessors put the homes through a rigorous testing process. The report stated that infection prevention and control management is seen as […]

02/19/2018 10:15 AM
Hartford Care acquires three Isle of Wight care homes
Hartford Care has recently completed its acquisition of Scio Healthcare Limited, compromising of three high-quality nursing homes on the Isle of Wight, consisting of 134 beds and over 240 staff.   At Hartford Care we take pride in our long-established history as a family-owned business, and firmly believe our excellent reputation within the care industry […]

02/19/2018 09:15 AM
New care services open in Lutterworth
Care provider Heathcotes Group has opened a new specialist services in Lutterworth, near Leicester, for adults with learning disabilities, mental illness and associated complex needs. Lutterworth View provides eight en-suite bedrooms and 24-hour support from a team of experienced care workers. The facility will employ 16 full-time care staff, all trained in practices which help […]

02/19/2018 08:15 AM
Rugby nursing home’s shoebox appeal helps the homeless
Residents and staff at a Rugby nursing home have been helping the homeless with an appeal in aid of a local charity.   Willow Tree Nursing Home, based in School Street, ran a ‘shoebox appeal’ with support from staff, residents and their families in aid of Hope4.   Led by staff at the home, people […]

02/19/2018 07:30 AM
Milestone year for Macklin Care Homes
CELEBRATING its 30th year in business, Macklin Care Homes experienced a milestone year in 2017 when the Group picked up an incredible 25 awards, created 20 new jobs, and took ownership of Our Lady’s Care Home in West Belfast – now the sixth care home within the Macklin portfolio.   Major award wins within the […]

02/19/2018 07:15 AM
Crewe care village appoints Experience Coordinator
Natalie Ravenscroft, 33, has been appointed experience coordinator at state-of-the-art care village Belong Crewe with responsibility for the development and implementation of a programme of activities suitable for customers of varying ages and abilities within the village and the wider local community.   Coming from a family of care workers, Natalie was previously a regional […]

02/17/2018 09:18 AM
‘Forget Me Not’ café a big hit with Peterlee community
A care home in Durham is helping residents and members of the community with dementia to build up a support network thanks to its ‘Forget Me Not’ café.   HC-One’s Grampian Court in Peterlee opened its doors to visitors for an afternoon tea, with Residents, Ivy and Irene, acting as ‘tea ladies’ to hungry guests. […]

02/16/2018 07:22 PM
New Care is first in UK to install life-saving Dechoker in all homes
Underlining its commitment to providing only the very best medical services and care for its residents, fast growing care home operator New Care is the first care home group in the UK to install the revolutionary Dechoker anti-choking device in all its care centres.   Lightweight and easy to use, Dechoker can be quickly placed […]

02/16/2018 07:01 PM
Colten Care celebrate latest CQC inspection after gaining third ‘Outstanding’
A New Forest nursing home has become the third Colten Care home in less than a year to gain an official ‘Outstanding’ rating.   Inspectors from care industry regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) awarded their highest grade to Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst, praising its ‘exceptionally personalised’ care and declaring its service especially ‘effective, responsive and […]

02/16/2018 04:21 PM
Barchester celebrates the Chinese Year of the Dog
Care home Wimbledon Beaumont, welcomed the Year of the Dog with a day of celebration and activities, which were a delight for staff, residents, relatives and friends of the home.   Inspired by Chinese culture and traditions, [lucky red envelopes were exchanged and the home was decorated with hanging red lanterns. The chef cooked up […]

02/16/2018 01:15 PM
Romance and roses as care home celebrates Valentine’s Day
Romance was in the air when a Dorset care home laid on a special Valentine’s Day lunch for residents and guests. Champagne, roses and fine food were the order of the day as Colten Care’s The Aldbury in Poole marked the Feast of St Valentine in spectacular fashion. Invites to the four-course lunch, accompanied by […]

02/16/2018 10:55 AM
Care group nominated for Inspiring Wellbeing Awards
Sunrise Senior Living UK’s Reward Team have been nominated for a prize at the prestigious Inspiring Wellbeing Awards taking place on 20th February.   The Reward Team have been nominated for the Inspiring Wellbeing Award for the Workplace, as a result of their dedication to the wellbeing of all team members at Sunrise, and the caring […]

02/16/2018 09:29 AM
New Century Care’s residents treated to extra special Pancake Day celebrations
Residents across New Century Care’s 21 care homes were treated to some extra special Pancake Day celebrations on Tuesday.     Chefs at each of New Century Care’s care homes organised a master class in pancake making for the residents – teaching them the best way to make a pancake and how to flip it […]

02/16/2018 09:15 AM
Ombudsman offers practical guidance on contracts for social care providers
Care providers can now download new guidance from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to help them provide clearer cost information in their contracts for service users. Based on learning from its investigations, the Ombudsman’s guide offers good practice on how to approach Funded Nursing Care (FNC) payments and ensure contracts properly reference them. […]

02/16/2018 08:15 AM
Care home residents entertained by harpist
Residents at the Chirk Court care home in Chirk enjoyed a visit from the ‘Music in Hospitals’ service recently when harpist Alfair Dyer performed a wide-range of items from classical, folk and Beatles numbers. “Everyone who attended the event had a wonderful time, it was such a gentle and relaxing sound we all felt uplifted,” […]