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Taylor Wimpey support builds for care home
June 2020 | Taylor Wimpey support builds for care home
HIGHCLIFFE in Sunderland has been overwhelmed with messages of support and thanks for its critical frontline care staff in recent weeks. 
The care home recently received supplies of personal protective equipment, games and stationery to add to its stocks from Taylor Wimpey by way of support and appreciation for the amazing work being carried out by staff during the current coronavirus pandemic. 
The residential building developer has been using its logistical contacts to access and distribute face masks, aprons and gloves, as well as its own manufactured face visors via local teams of volunteers from the group. 
Home manager Adam Kane said: 'I would like to take the opportunity to express my thanks to Taylor Wimpey for their kind donation to our home and residents here at Highcliffe. Their valued support is very much appreciated.'
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Care group goes live to celebrate VE Day
June 2020 | Care group goes live to celebrate VE Day
STAFF and residents across each of the 19 Ideal Carehomes in Yorkshire, the North West and the Midlands will stand in solidarity with the rest of the British public to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. 
Staff have arranged lots of activities for their residents to take part in throughout the day, including a two-minute silence to remember the declaration of victory and commemorate the end of World War II in Europe. Residents will have the opportunity to re-watch Sir Winston Churchill's victory speech before hosting a 1940's style afternoon tea party at 4pm when everyone will join in with a rendition of Dame Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again' live on Facebook.   
Ideal Carehomes is encouraging all families and friends to tune in and sing along with residents. 
Director Stacey Linn said: "Many people have likened the current pandemic to certain war experiences and we often look to the older and wiser generation to learn from them and their experiences.   
'We wanted to ensure our residents were able to celebrate with the help of their friends and families to show their respects and pay tribute during this monumental event." 
Phillip Scott, a resident at Newfield Lodge in Castleford, is pictured getting ready for the celebrations.
Care home gets bunting ready for VE Day celebrations
June 2020 | Care home gets bunting ready for VE Day celebrations
RESIDENTS at Gracewell of Weymouth have been busy making bunting in preparation for the 75th anniversary of VE Day. 
They have decorated the care home's main windows at the front of the building to help the local community feel involved in the celebrations. 
As part of the historic anniversary, residents will be treated to themed food and cupcakes with various activities set to take place in the home. 
Meanwhile, Weymouth town has fully embraced the celebratory spirit, with everything from old bras and knickers to old curtains being used as bunting on the special anniversary. 
Racheal Craig, activities organiser at Gracewell of Weymouth, said: 'We have lots of fun activities planned for this Friday, including a virtual karaoke with local entertainer Aaron Carter. The residents are really looking forward to it.'
Prestigious home care award win for operator 
June 2020 | Prestigious home care award win for operator 
A NATIONAL live-in care provider is celebrating following a prestigious award win at the Home Care Awards and for promoting excellence in home care services.  
Promedica24, which offers affordable, alternative live-in care for clients in the comfort of their own homes, was announced as a winner in the 'Recruitment/Training Expertise' category, as well as being highly commended in the 'Live-in care Expertise category. 
The care team impressed judges with their emphasis on recruitment, inspiring and supporting new and existing carers to build their skills on a solid foundation of care values and compassion, as well as expanding their professional development.  
The live-in care expertise category awards home care services for their personalised and flexible approach to providing a real alternative to admission into residential care.
SOUP event serves up success for people in the community
June 2020 | SOUP event serves up success for people in the community
A SOCIAL care provider has raised £400 for a local charity after a successful third SOUP event in Wokingham.  
The £200, which was raised during the evening, was match funded by Optalis and awarded to the winner of the night, Grief and a Cuppa, who support bereaved people to talk about their loss.  
The event hosted by Optalis provided an opportunity for members of the community to come together and listen to a range of community project ideas.  
In addition to Grief and a Cuppa, guests heard from a wellness community interest company, Omada CIC and the LINK Visiting Scheme, who work to tackle loneliness experienced by older people. 
Guests enjoyed homemade soup, bread and refreshments at The Westmead Centre while listening to the three community groups pitch for funding.
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Mayor joins homecare provider for birthday celebrations
June 2020 | Mayor joins homecare provider for birthday celebrations
MAYOR of Tonbridge and Malling Councillor Jill Anderson joined Bluebird Care Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells in celebrating eight years of homecare provision 
Since opening, the company has provided just under 400,000 care visits to more than 1,000 customers. This includes 80 customers who required live-in care assistants.  
Zoe Furlonger, care manager at Bluebird Care Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, said: 'We are extremely proud of the service, which can only be delivered by our fantastic team of care assistants who work tirelessly every day to ensure our customers receive the right level of care and support.' 
The birthday was marked with a celebratory afternoon tea.
Carers 'get on their bikes' to support people in their homes
June 2020 | Carers 'get on their bikes' to support people in their homes
MANORCOURT Homecare, which provides a range of care and support services to people living in their own homes throughout Norfolk, has opened a new branch in Bowthorpe, Norwich.  
To mark the opening of the new location, the team has embraced the city's love of cycling and has purchased two new bikes for its carers to use when visiting nearby customers. 
The branch, which is led by manager Anne-Marie Brown, was previously located in Attleborough, however the new base provides a more convenient location to access both the city as well as the neighbouring villages.    
Branch manager Anne-Marie Brown is pictured with care coordinator Kelly Soane and team leader Ryan Girard on their bikes.
New luxury care home to open in Newport
June 2020 | New luxury care home to open in Newport
THE Grange care home in the picturesque village of Newport close to Saffron Walden will celebrate its grand opening with an open day on March 7 from noon until 4pm.  
The facility will provide affordable luxury care with a warm family feel. Set in the grounds of Debden Grange Retirement Village the care home will specialise in residential care, short-term respite care and specialist dementia care for up to 40 people.  
Managing director Alykhan Kachra said: 'We are delighted to be welcoming families to The Grange. As a family-run company we aim to create a 'home from home' feel in our homes and our care is the kind we'd want all of our loved ones to receive.' 
Staff will be on hand to show visitors around the care home, which will boast its very own themed pub where residents can visit for a drink with friends and relatives or enjoy activities such as pub games and quizzes. The Audley Suite on the first floor will open out on to a large terrace where residents and their visitors will be able to enjoy tea and cakes.  
The care home will feature quiet seating areas in corridors where residents can rest for a moment and enjoy the themed dècor. Each part of the interior design has been carefully chosen to offer opportunities for reminiscing and talking points, with themes such as vintage aircraft with maps, books and items to look at or read.
Club representatives attend home's opening
June 2020 | Club representatives attend home's opening
SOUTHPORT Football Club recently attended the opening of Birkdale Tower Lodge in Birkdale. 
Cutting the ribbon to open the home along with Southport manager Liam Watson was Mayor of Sefton Councillor June Burns, Steven Wylie, CEO of the Athena Health Care Group, and home manager Maxine Nichol. 
The Athena Healthcare Group and Southport Football Club have begun to work together for the benefit of both residents and the wider community. 
The club has welcomed residents from Parklands Lodge and Hesketh Park Lodge, both in Southport, and given them the opportunity to access football matches and the pre and post-match facilities, along with all other fans on a match day.
Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
June 2020 | Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
SPECIALIST business property adviser Christie & Co has sold Spurfield House in Exminster near Exeter on behalf of Guinness Care & Support. 
Having closed earlier this year, it has been acquired by a specialist operator from Torquay who plans to invest in the property and reopen it as a care facility in 2017. 
The site, which stands in a sizeable plot located close to the centre of the village, is a detached period property and was previously registered to provide accommodation for 13 people. 
Christie & Co has been instructed to market the remainder of the Guinness Care & Support care home portfolio which comprises a further six homes in Exeter, Tiverton, Paignton and Kingsteignton near Newton Abbot.
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