Care Industry News

Latest UK care news for care home & home care professionals

08/17/2017 01:18 PM
Big Picnic Fortnight Come Rain Or Shine
All over the country the people who live or work at supported living and residential services run by the Regard Group, the UK’s fourth largest private organisation providing for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and acquired brain injury, are coming together to take part in ‘Regard’s Big Picnic Fortnight’ and raise funds in […]

08/17/2017 11:15 AM
Gravesend Care Staff’s Fundraiser Raises Cash for Outings
Staff of Edward Moore House Residential Home challenged themselves to a sponsored walk, to raise money for the residents of the home. Feeling inspired by the long summer days, staff of the Trinity Road residential care home decided to challenge themselves to a fundraising walk, in hope of raising some money, which would enable their […]

08/17/2017 10:15 AM
Care Quality Commission find Leicestershire care home Outstanding
The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Diamond House in Beaumont Leys, Leicester, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection in May.  Diamond House provides care and support for up to 44 older people a majority of whom are living with dementia. There were 40 people living at the home […]

08/17/2017 09:15 AM
Life in the 40s could be fun-St Annes care home residents have a swell time!
Life in the 40s could be fun – as demonstrated by residents, family, friends and the care team at a local St Annes rest home. Rosewood Lodge, one of the four Lakeview Rest Homes, hosted a Flirty ‘40s Garden Party. They invited people to “Come swing with us and have a real swell time.” And […]

08/17/2017 08:15 AM
Residents enjoy Mary Poppins-themed garden party and show at a New Forest care home
Residents from four Hampshire care homes came together for a Mary Poppins-themed garden party complete with acting and music. More than 100 guests enjoyed the singing, dancing and costume spectacular at Colten Care’s Woodpeckers home at Brockenhurst in the New Forest.   The get-together was designed to continue the spirit of the Lymington Carnival held earlier […]

08/17/2017 07:15 AM
Care home residents get up-close to both civilian and military aircraft dating from World War I
Residents at The Meadows, the Minster-run care home in Haverhill, Sussex, have been transported back in time to wartime Britain with a visit to the Imperial War Museum at RAF Duxford. The trip allowed residents to get up-close to both civilian and military aircraft dating from World War I to the present day and learn […]

08/16/2017 01:15 PM
The Old Rectory Nursing Home, Exeter rated Outstanding by the CQC
A care home in Exeter that goes out of its way to establish links with the local community has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in May. Inspectors rated The Old Rectory Nursing Home, in Old Tiverton Road, Exeter Outstanding for being effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well […]

08/16/2017 01:02 PM
Castleoak and Care UK celebrate latest construction milestone of new Windsor care home
One of the UK’s leading independent care home providers, Care UK, has moved a step closer to delivering a new care home in Windsor, with a ‘topping out’ ceremony held on site to mark the latest construction milestone. The new Care UK home, which will offer views of Windsor Castle, forms part of the Castle […]

08/16/2017 12:16 PM
Devon care home that goes out of its way to promote independence and wellbeing rated Outstanding
A care home in Devon that goes out of its way to promote the independence and wellbeing of people living with dementia has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in May. Inspectors rated Sefton Hall, in Plantation Terrace, Dawlish Outstanding for being effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led […]

08/16/2017 12:15 PM
Person-centred care celebrated in Grimsby care home video
A Grimsby care home is one of only two residential services in the UK featured in new videos about person-centred care.   The Anchorage, on Rutland Street, is featured in a new set of films the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) on personalised support in residential settings. Filming has already started at The Anchorage, […]

08/16/2017 11:15 AM
Music to their ears workshop launched for care home residents in the Midlands
A surveyor with a passion for music is helping to tackle the problem of social isolation and loneliness which is often experienced by those affected by dementia  in Care Homes. John Reed, 69, has launched his “music to their ears” musical workshop series to transport care home residents to a world of music, storytelling and […]

08/16/2017 10:15 AM
Taunton respite centre receives outstanding CQC inspection rating
Staff from the Halcon Centre are celebrating following the results of their recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection. The Taunton respite centre, which provides support to adults with physical disabilities, was given the highest rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the social care inspectorate who published their report on 25th July. This now puts the Halcon Centre […]

08/16/2017 09:15 AM
Tonbridge care home residents enjoy the summer and getting stuck into a spot of flower arranging
With summer in full bloom, residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home spent an afternoon embracing a seasonal activity of flower arranging. Creativity was in the air at the new Tudeley Lane care home, when the residents go together to let out their artistic sides and create some beautiful bouquets.   Using lots of different […]

08/16/2017 08:15 AM
Nottingham’s elderly care home residents enjoy a day of games with toddlers
TODDLERS took a trip to a Nottingham care home to enjoy a day of games with the elderly residents. Arts and crafts, playdough making, balloons and singing kept both young and elderly entertained before they shared lunch.   Longmoor Lodge Care Home, on Longmoor Lane, Sandicare, hosted the children from Brookhill House Day Nursery, on […]

08/16/2017 07:15 AM
Atherton community comes together to celebrate care village resident’s 104th birthday
Amy Hirst has celebrated her 104th birthday in style, with a nostalgic trip in a Cadillac coupe and an ‘around-the-world’ themed party at the Belong care village in Atherton where she lives. Well-wishers included Andrew Whyment from Coronation Street, Atherton’s fire crew who surprised Amy with a hand delivered card and over fifty cards and […]

08/16/2017 06:15 AM
Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness shines a spotlight on unpaid carers
It’s time to start a conversation about caring, as new research from Carers UK shows more action is needed to support unpaid carers who feel isolated and lonely. Greater understanding from friends, colleagues, and the public, as well as more opportunities for breaks and social activities, are all needed to combat a ‘silent epidemic’ of […]

08/15/2017 11:30 PM
The stark reality of care – An extra 71000 care home beds needed by 2025
The Lancet: An extra 71000 care home places will be needed by 2025 in England as care needs increase, study predicts. As life expectancy increases, so too have the number of years that older adults spend with substantial care needs, now reaching an average of 3.0 years for women and 2.4 years for men aged […]

08/15/2017 12:15 PM
60th Wedding anniversary celebrations at Steyning care home
A local couple has celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with residents, family and staff at Croft Meadow care home in Steyning. John and Audrey Mundy, 82 and 84 years old respectively, were surprised with a party in the Shaw healthcare-operated care home, which included a display of photos of family members and their wedding day. […]

08/15/2017 11:15 AM
Sutton-in-Ashfield care home resident gets on track at Silverstone
Sutton-in-Ashfield’s newest care home, Kingfisher Court, approach days out a little differently than most care homes.   Car enthusiast Taff Jones who has a long history with automotive sport mentioned his love of fast cars and track events to staff at the home when he and his wife Irene moved in a few weeks ago. […]

08/15/2017 10:15 AM
Eden Futures announces appointment of Stephen Collier as Chairman
Eden Futures, a leading UK operator of supported living services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Collier as Non-Executive Chairman with immediate effect. Stephen comes from a successful career in the health and care sector serving as CEO of BMI Healthcare and as chair/director on the boards of several leading health organisations.   […]