Care Industry News

Latest UK care news for care home & home care professionals

06/28/2017 01:20 PM
Tribunal supports CQC’s decision to prevent a hospital ward from changing its registration
Tribunal supports CQC’s decision to prevent a hospital ward from changing its registration to a residential service for people with a learning disability Ensuring that people with a severe learning disability receive the support they need in the community took an important step forward this week. This follows the Tribunal’s endorsement of a decision made […]

06/28/2017 12:15 PM
Royal Naval Association makes donation of iPads to Navy veterans
The Royal Naval Association (RNA) has kindly donated Apple iPads to the Navy veterans and partners who live at The Royal Star & Garter Homes. The donation was funded by the Aged Veterans Fund and named Project Semaphore: an initiative set up by the RNA to improve communications for aged Naval veterans.   The custom […]

06/28/2017 11:47 AM
Barchester Healthcare celebrate prestigious health and safety award
Barchester Healthcare are celebrating after receiving a prestigious award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for their contribution to occupational health and safety in the healthcare sector. Having previously won two RoSPA ‘Gold’ awards, this year Barchester entered into the competitive ‘Healthcare Provider’ category, open to hospitals, university trusts and care […]

06/28/2017 11:15 AM
East Yorkshire care home celebrates ‘outstanding’ CQC inspection
Yorkcare Care homes own Magdalen Park in Hedon , East Yorkshire is celebrating an ‘Outstanding’ inspection by the Care Quality Commission. Read the report here   Magdalen Park is a new build nursing home which opened on the 1st September 2014 after an investment of £4.15 million. The home, situated on Magdalen Lane in Hedon, […]

06/28/2017 10:15 AM
Digital technology has helped reduce isolation among elderly Hartlepool care home residents’
DIGITAL technology has helped reduce isolation among elderly Hartlepool residents’ after a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.   The £10,000 grant funded a year-long project at Queens Meadow Care Home, on Stockton Road.   The money was used to purchase tablet computers and pay for tutors to teach the residents how to use them. […]

06/28/2017 09:25 AM
Extra social care funding from Government is not reaching the front line
Providers understand the pressure that local authorities and CCGs are under, but as ADASS’ Budget Survey demonstrates, continued provider attrition threatens the capacity and ongoing quality care for people now and in the future.  As a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, across older people, people with learning or physical disabilities and […]

06/28/2017 09:17 AM
More cuts and difficult decisions for adult social care
WELCOME EXTRA FUNDING DOES NOT REMOVE NEEDS, DEMANDS, INCREASED COSTS AND DIFFICULT DECISIONS IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE, SAYS ADASS   Despite welcome extra funding and councils protecting and planning to spend more on adult social care budgets, difficult decisions and more cuts need to be made in the service, according to a survey of 151 adult […]

06/28/2017 09:15 AM
Leading UK retirement village developer and operator fund raises £85m to continue growth
The Moorfield Audley Real Estate Fund (MAREF) has successfully raised a further £85 million from existing investors to take the total raised to £285 million.   Moorfield Group, the UK real estate private equity fund manager, created MAREF to acquire Audley, the leading UK retirement village developer and operator, in December 2015.   Audley, one […]

06/28/2017 08:15 AM
State-of-the-art retirement wing gets royal seal of approval
A new multi-million pound, state-of-the-art retirement home at Nautilus International’s Wallasey-based, Mariners’ Park Estate, welcomed its first residents last week following its royal unveiling. The £2.7m Seafarers UK Centenary Wing – which includes £1.17m of funding from Seafarers UK – was formally opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex; who is also the President of […]

06/28/2017 07:15 AM
Gravesham & Dartford home care provider launches ‘Summer Hydration’ campaign
Following this month’s record-breaking heat wave, Kent-based home care provider Bluebird Care Gravesham and Dartford has launched its ‘Summer Hydration’ campaign to protect vulnerable people from the harmful effects of heat and sun exposure.   As part of the campaign, older people, their families, friends and neighbours across Gravesham and Dartford are being urged to […]

06/27/2017 12:32 PM
CQC finds Shropshire home care provider ‘outstanding’
The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Home Instead Senior Care, in Newport, Shropshire, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection in February. Home Instead Senior Care is run by Renbridge Associates Ltd and the service provides personal care and support to people living in their own homes in the […]

06/27/2017 12:15 PM
Greater muscle strength – better cognitive function for older people
Greater muscle strength is associated with better cognitive function in ageing men and women, according to a new Finnish study. The association of extensively measured upper and lower body muscle strength with cognitive function was observed, but handgrip strength was not associated with cognitive function. Cognition refers to brain functions relating to receiving, storing, processing […]

06/27/2017 11:15 AM
Pottery class inspires Arnold residents on Care Home Open Day
Residents from Coppice Lodge care home in Arnold were inspired by a pottery class during one of the biggest events of the care home calendar last week, Care Home Open Day.  The UK wide initiative has an emphasis on the importance of connecting care home residents with local communities, developing lasting relationships and encouraging intergenerational […]

06/27/2017 10:15 AM
CQC gives green light for West Yorkshire care home
Rastrick Hall & Grange has received a positive Care Quality Commission (CQC) report, which records the home as overall GOOD, this in addition to being an Orchard Care Centre for Activity Excellence. With easy links to Halifax and Huddersfield, Rastrick Hall & Grange is a modern home specialising in the care of older people, with the […]

06/27/2017 09:15 AM
Cambridge care home helps to prevent harmful falls for the community’s elderly
Staff at Home Close residential care home in Fulbourn near Cambridge are helping residents and local community members to stay physically strong in an effort to stop them coming to harm through falls.   The home, which is based on Cow Lane in the village, hosts ‘Falls Prevention’ classes every Thursday morning, which are open […]

06/27/2017 08:15 AM
Warrington care home residents discover shared love of poetry
A poetry group at Golborne House, the Minster-run care home near Warrington, is proving exceptionally popular with residents. The group is bringing people together through a new-found love of verse, stimulating discussion and rekindling old memories. One resident has even been contributing her own compositions.   The poetry group, which is dubbed ‘Poetry Corner’, meets […]

06/27/2017 07:15 AM
Mayor opens new sensory garden in Bicester
There’s a new green spot for older people in Bicester to enjoy, after Cllr Les Sibley unveiled a garden oasis at a Hanover Housing Association estate near the town centre.   During a special afternoon tea – which coincided with The Great Get Together – residents at the appropriately named Hanover Gardens were joined by […]

06/26/2017 12:15 PM
Fifteen staff members celebrated for over 220 years combined service at Peterborough care home
Fifteen members of staff at Park House nursing home in Peterborough have been thanked and recognised for their long service to the home.    The group have accrued a staggering 222 years’ service at the home between them, carrying out a range of roles to care for the residents. The home is part of the Healthcare […]

06/26/2017 11:15 AM
Ending loneliness in care homes scheme founder named in Queens’s Birthday Honours
A former national newspaper journalist who runs ‘YOPEY Befriender’ – the growing scheme that recruits young people to volunteer in care homes – was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours on June 17.    Tony Gearing’s work has been endorsed by two prime ministers, one deputy prime minister and a chancellor among other […]

06/26/2017 10:16 AM
North West care homes raise over £800 for Alzheimer’s Society
ST HELENS supermarket charity bag pack has raised hundreds of pounds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from four care homes across the North West spent the day on the checkouts at Morrisons helping customers with their packing.   The generous shoppers donated a total of £835.59 – with all proceeds going towards research and […]