Care Industry News

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

04/19/2018 03:56 PM
Hampshire care homes get ready to celebrate Care Home Open Day
Hartford Care’s Hampshire Care Homes will be celebrating Care Home Open Day on Saturday 21st April 2018 with the theme ‘connecting communities’. The exciting day of activities will allow us to open our doors to the Hampshire area to ensure care homes are considered to be an active part of the community.       […]

04/19/2018 09:15 AM
Animal therapy enjoyed by Tonbridge care home residents
Residents at Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tonbridge enjoyed a spring day out at the Rare Breeds Centre in Ashford.   With the weather slowly starting to warm up and spring well on its way, residents and staff of the Tudeley Lane residential care home headed to Ashford to visit the Rare Breeds Centre […]

04/19/2018 08:15 AM
Care home celebrates Coventry’s eldest recorded citizen
There was much to celebrate as the eldest recorded person in Coventry, marked her 109th birthday  at her Sanctuary Care home. Surrounded by family and friends, Edith Smith celebrated her milestone birthday at Lammas House Residential Care Home on Lammas Road, where she has lived since 2014, living independently until she was 104. Looking back […]

04/19/2018 07:15 AM
Activities coordinator takes on daring zip wire challenge for veterans’ charity
Patcham care home in Brighton is supporting its activities co-ordinator, Paula Grout, who is taking on a daring zip wire challenge to raise money for the charity Blind Veterans UK. Paula will take part in the event, which will be held on 21 April, at the Blind Veterans Centre in Ovingdean. This is the third […]

04/18/2018 12:15 PM
Professional gardener helps residents grow their own vegetables
A professional gardener who has managed some of Britain’s top garden estates is helping care home residents grow their own vegetables to use in cookery classes. Andrew Jones, 53, is the Pendine Park Care Organisation’s head gardener and takes time out from his busy schedule to help the green-fingered residents. It’s a role Andrew thoroughly […]

04/18/2018 09:15 AM
South Petherton care home staff surprise avid biker
Burnworthy House in South Petherton recently organise a special surprise for one of their residents, Bill Ambrose. Great grandfather and Founder Member of the Ilminster Lions, Bill is an avid biker and spent his younger years biking across Europe with his wife. After discovering a photograph album with images of Bill and his bikes, Claire Hickey, […]

04/18/2018 08:15 AM
Alzheimer’s and dementia risk may be increased by use of antiepileptic drug
The use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, DZNE. Continuous use of antiepileptic drugs for a period exceeding one year was associated with a 15 percent increased risk of […]

04/18/2018 07:15 AM
60th wedding anniversary celebrations for St Neots couple
The team from The Hillings residential home in Eaton Socon were delighted to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of resident, PJ Johnstone and his wife Sylvia, at the end of March.  The couple, who have always lived in St Neots, were delighted to mark their special day with a celebratory tea at the home.   […]

04/17/2018 09:15 AM
Scotland’s Dementia Awards-The search is on for Scotland’s most inspirational dementia projects
The search is on across Scotland to recognise, promote and celebrate the inspirational achievements of those making a difference to support people living with dementia and their families, with the launch of Scotland’s Dementia Awards. The Awards are a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council. Now in […]

04/17/2018 08:15 AM
Cirencester care home and retirement village now open
The care home and retirement village situated in Stratton, Cirencester, in the heart of the Cotswolds is now officially open. Aura Care Living, the luxury retirement specialists behind the project have now received official certification from CQC (Care Quality Commission) and they can now take in residents to the care home, owners of the retirement […]

04/17/2018 07:15 AM
Rotherham community gets crafty with care home residents
A COMMUNITY charity has been holding regular arts and crafts sessions at a Rotherham care home to boost elderly residents’ creativity.   RotherFed has been visiting Broadacres Care Home, in Parkgate, twice a month to run the sessions.   The latest was over Easter, when residents, relatives and children of the home’s staff all took […]

04/16/2018 02:15 PM
Care homes across the UK are taking part in Care Home Open Day
Care homes across the UK are taking part in Care Home Open Day 2018 this Saturday. The idea behind the event is to encourage local people to visit care homes in their community and to work together to develop better relationships. Beginning with Dovehaven Care Homes who have continuously nurtured relationships within their community since the […]

04/16/2018 09:15 AM
World Darts Champion guest of honour at Middlesbrough care home
BDO World Darts Champion Glen Durrant has officially opened a new pub in a care home in Middlesbrough.   Glen, who was born in the town, was guest of honour at the ceremony Anchor’s Middlesbrough Grange in Fosdyke Green.   Residents had been looking forward to having their own pub – the Netherfield Arms, which […]

04/16/2018 08:15 AM
Couple celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary over a Champagne afternoon tea!
Ethel (82) and Chris (81) Hayward celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary at Milford House Care Home on Thursday with all the staff and residents congratulating them over a Champagne afternoon tea!   The Belper born and bred couple, who have been married 60 years met at a regular Saturday night dance at the Assembly Rooms […]

04/16/2018 07:16 AM
Making Space partners with Rotherham Council to deliver dementia carer support
Making Space is partnering with Rotherham Council to deliver dementia carer support and dementia cafes across the borough. The three-year contract will see the health and social care charity take over the running of dementia cafes and one-to-one support. The contract was previously fulfilled by Alzheimer’s Society. In addition, a number of local services and […]

04/13/2018 09:15 AM
Promedica24 partners with The Silver Line to combat loneliness
Live-in care provider, Promedica24, has announced its partnership with The Silver Line Helpline in a bid to help combat loneliness amongst older people in the community. The Silver Line is Promedica24’s Charity of the Year.   The new alliance will see Promedica24’s local partners promote and fundraise for the organisation, which relies entirely on voluntary […]

04/13/2018 08:15 AM
North East care provider expands home care services on Teesside
One of the North-East’s care providers, Care Matters, based in Darlington, is to expand its services on Teesside to help more vulnerable people at home. The firm, which employs 80 members of staff, supplies personal and palliative care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patients coming towards the end of their lives are […]

04/13/2018 07:15 AM
Doncaster homecare workers bring taste of Italy into community
Two Doncaster homecare workers have bought a taste of Italy to some of the people they care for.   Alison Haigh and her colleague Emma Knot recently introduced the annual Virtual Food Cruise into the homes of service users.   The food cruise is an initiative in place across the Hull-based Hica Group care organisation, […]

04/12/2018 09:15 AM
Friendship group helps Persona customers get more out of life
Bury residents with learning disabilities have formed a friendship group which is enabling them to enjoy trips out and holidays with the support of local social care provider Persona.    Customers of Persona’s Supported Living Team created the friendship group in order to get more from their personalised care and support services.    In its […]

04/12/2018 08:15 AM
Bristol nursing home residents team up with community charity
Riversway Nursing Home will be ‘Making Pals’ in the community after teaming up with a charity. The home is working with the Alive organisation on its Making Pals project in Bristol to connect communities with care homes. Alive introduced the three-year project last year and works with ten, carefully selected, care homes across Greater Bristol. […]