Care Industry News

Latest UK care news for care home & home care professionals

10/23/2017 12:15 PM
Abbeyfield Kent Society supported home residents form creative club
A group of residents at the Society’s supported home in Northwood Road, Whitstable have formed the Whitstable Creative Expression Group, enabling them to meet weekly and express themselves through creativity. Accompanied by one of the residents, Mary’s daughter and son-in-law, the group of artistic residents regularly get together to get involved with an array of creative […]

10/23/2017 11:15 AM
Rehabilitation facility gains coveted Headway approval
Staff at a neurological rehabilitation facility in Birmingham are celebrating after being accepted onto the coveted Headway Approved Provider scheme. Hunters Moor, which specialises in neurobehavioural and spinal injury rehabilitation and can accommodate up to 37 residents, is part of the award-winning Christchurch Group. The team had to undergo a robust on-site assessment, will have to […]

10/23/2017 10:15 AM
Care sector continues to provide income, fee challenges and opportunities in equal measure
Colliers International’s latest edition of its Healthcare Market Review reveals that in the last twelve months, the sector has continued to provide occupancy, income and fee challenges and opportunities in equal measure however overall, the healthcare investment market is still attracting great interest. In contrast to the more positive pattern of recent years, there have […]

10/23/2017 09:15 AM
Shortfall in bed spaces continues to increase in the UK care home market
Over the next 5 years, demand for care home places is expected to far exceed the number of bed spaces available. Demand is forecast to increase by around 9,000 bed spaces each year, while the current rate of care home development is at 5000-6000 new beds per year, leading to a substantial shortfall. The most […]

10/23/2017 08:15 AM
Bluebird Care appoints company’s first Training Manager to ensure consistency
One of Kent’s leading home care providers, Bluebird Care, has appointed Nicola Walmsley to the newly-created role of Training Manager.  Nicola will be responsible for the delivery of training and induction courses for new staff at Bluebird Care’s three regional offices in Kent (Maidstone, Tonbridge and Gravesend). Prior to the creation of the Training Manager role, […]

10/23/2017 07:15 AM
Swooping visitor entertains residents at Tonbridge care home
Residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home had a hoot last week, when an owl swooped in to visit them at the Tudeley Lane home. No stranger to animals, as they have their own pet cat and chickens at the home, residents of Barnes Lodge enjoyed meeting a more unusual animal this week, when an […]

10/21/2017 09:03 AM
Stay well this winter as Public Health England urges people to get the flu jab
Public Health England urges those at highest risk of flu to get vaccinated People who are the most vulnerable to flu are being urged to get their free vaccination ahead of the winter period when the virus is most common.   The Chief Medical Officer has warned that flu and complications associated with it cause […]

10/20/2017 12:59 PM
101st birthday celebrations go with a swing!
Celebrations went with a swing when a former golfer celebrated her 101st birthday in Dorset with the help of popular singing duo, The Land Girls. Rosalind Swaffield, who was ladies’ captain at Came Down Golf Club near Dorchester 47 years ago, was the toast of staff and residents at Colten Care’s Castle View. The Poundbury […]

10/20/2017 12:15 PM
Sandown Park care home in Windsor is bringing generations together
Sandown Park care home in Windsor is bringing generations together by working with a local pre-school.  Every fortnight, the home welcomes children from local group ‘First Steps’ to spend time in the home, interacting and socialising with the residents. The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, provides high quality care for up […]

10/20/2017 11:15 AM
Are we transforming care? – Comment
Five years on from the publication of the Transforming Care Agenda, can the government and the sector claim that care is being transformed in line with its objectives? Natalia Lysiuk, Head of Commissioning at Heathcotes Group, examines the challenges and the possible pathways to successful transformation. We are now almost six years on from the […]

10/20/2017 10:15 AM
Staff at Stevenage’s Martins House celebrate shortlisting at Hertfordshire Care Awards
The team at one of Stevenage’s leading residential care homes, Martins House, have been recognised for their excellent leadership at this year’s Hertfordshire Care Awards.    Organised by the Hertfordshire Care Providers Association, the awards recognise some of the best care services in the region and celebrate the work of local carers.   Run by […]

10/20/2017 09:15 AM
What could be more fun than Chocolate Week!
NATIONAL Chocolate Week has been celebrated at a Stockton on Tees care home with a special tasting session for residents. The UK’s largest celebration of the sweet treat saw elderly residents at Ingleby Care Home dipping strawberries and marshmallows into a fountain of chocolate.   Resident Olive Smith said: “I just wanted one strawberry dipped […]

10/20/2017 08:15 AM
Borough of Poole select Shaw healthcare to run new care home
Leading health and social care provider, Shaw healthcare, has been selected by Borough of Poole to manage and deliver specialist care and nursing services at a new 80-bed care home, following a competitive tender.    Figbury Lodge, in Canford Heath, will provide 50 care and 10 nursing beds, alongside 20 intermediate beds – a bridge […]

10/20/2017 07:15 AM
Coleraine care staff recognised at national awards ceremony
Bohill Bungalows, a care home run by Priory Adult Care, part of the Priory Group of mental healthcare specialists, is celebrating after its employees had their work recognised and celebrated at a national awards ceremony.    More than 200 people gathered at The Heythrop Park Hotel in Oxfordshire for the Priory’s PRIDE Awards, which aim […]

10/19/2017 12:15 PM
Centenarian celebrates birthday with Mayor and Mayoress of Halton
100-YEAR-OLD Lilian Beardsmore celebrated her birthday with the Mayor and Mayoress of Halton. Fellow residents of Halton View Care Home, where Lilian lives, as well as friends and staff also joined the centenarian on her big day.   Mayor Alan Lowe and Mayoress Joan Lowe personally delivered Lilian’s telegram from the queen as part of […]

10/19/2017 11:15 AM
Brunelcare staff celebrate care award success!
Charity Brunelcare is proudly celebrating and sharing the success of one their care teams this month! The Palliative Care Team, based at Brunelcare’s Robinson House care home scooped the specialist care award for ‘Palliative Care’ at the Care and Support West Awards 2017 held on 14th October at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium. The purpose of […]

10/19/2017 10:15 AM
Maidstone care home staff celebrate Good outcome from CQC inspection
A care home based in Maidstone has been rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following an inspection into the quality of service it provides.  Ashley Gardens Care Centre, which is part of the Healthcare Homes group, was inspected in July and has now received this positive grading. The CQC is the independent […]

10/19/2017 08:30 AM
Stockton care home residents remember WW2
SURVIVORS of World War 2 took part in a week of reminiscence events and activities at The Beeches Care Home, in Stockton on Tees. The home’s residents requested the commemorative week to share their war time memories and stories.   Staff contacted Preston Park Museum, on Yarm Road, to borrow items from the 1940s and […]

10/19/2017 08:15 AM
Isle of Skye care home residents and nursery children enjoy playtime!
Tiny tots from Portree Nursery bounced into HC-One’s Home Farm Care Home on the Isle of Skye recently for an afternoon of intergenerational activities.  Residents entertained the children by playing with an Octaband, designed for use by the elderly and children with physical and cognitive challenges, as well as to encourage movement and interaction.     […]

10/19/2017 07:15 AM
Home care boss takes part in Cheltenham’s Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s Society
Michael Folkes, Managing Director of new home care company Caremark (Cheltenham & Tewkesbury) joined hundreds of other walkers earlier in October, in the Cheltenham Memory Walk, showing a united front in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease. More than 1500 people gathered at Pittville Park in Cheltenham to walk either the 6.5km or 3km walk, raising […]