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December 2018 | Care provider introduces services to Harlow and surrounding areas
HARLOW-based homecare provider Care Just4U is introducing its services across the many parts of Essex where it works, including Epping Forest, Stansted and Waltham Abbey. 
The company's focus is on providing older people with a wide range of care services where its clients live, allowing them to stay at home, and live independently, for much longer. 
Ifeoma Achomadu, director of Care Just4U Limited, said: 'We have many years of experience in this sector, and we only employ people who share our understanding of what great care should be. 
'Our passion is for providing quality, affordable care to the vulnerable and elderly so that they can remain in their own homes. We believe that this can and should be a positive, joyful experience, and our motto is 'Your care, the way you want it.' 
'Our services are also provided around the clock, so we can be there whenever we're needed.'
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December 2018 | Recruitment drive launched for new veterans' home
THE Royal Star & Garter Homes has launched a recruitment drive ahead of the opening of its new home in High Wycombe. 
At least 140 new staff members will work at the £26million care home, which will welcome its first residents in early 2019. 
Registered nurses, care assistants, housekeepers and catering staff are all needed to work at the facility. 
It will also have its own fully-equipped physiotherapy room providing residents with in-house therapy. As a result, the charity is also looking for physiotherapists.  
Once open, the home will provide specialist nursing and therapeutic care for 74 residents and include a specialist dementia care wing for 30 residents.
Allied Irish Bank appoints healthcare specialist
December 2018 | Allied Irish Bank appoints healthcare specialist
ALLIED Irish Bank has strengthened its specialist healthcare team with the appointment of Richard Henshaw as a healthcare relationship manager.  
He will be responsible for supporting the bank's healthcare customers. 
Richard has extensive experience working in the healthcare sector spanning over 16 years. He previously worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland as a healthcare specialist but also has experience working as a broker and gained five years' experience working as a care home operator.
Barwood Capital moves into care home sector through partnership
December 2018 | Barwood Capital moves into care home sector through partnership
NORTHAMPTON-based real estate investment manager Barwood Capital has agreed a funding partnership with care home development specialist Duncan Ford. 
A new company, Perseus Land & Developments Limited, has been set up by Duncan, who has more than 20 years' experience in the healthcare property sector, working for Frontier Estates, Tilfen Land and Danescroft Developments. 
He has overseen the acquisition and obtained planning permission for more than 50 developments throughout the UK, from Exeter to Edinburgh including the provision of over 3,500 care home bed spaces. 
Perseus will be a developer and facilitator of bespoke residential accommodation for older people who have both emerging and acute care needs including sheltered housing, extra care housing and new care homes.  
The partnership will see Barwood Capital fund the acquisition of sites with Perseus as development manager. The Barwood 2017 Fund closed earlier this year with the capacity to invest in £150m of regional property opportunities.
Group shortlisted in Small Business Entreprenuer of the Year category
December 2018 | Group shortlisted in Small Business Entreprenuer of the Year category
ARCADIA Care Homes has been shortlisted for the sixth annual NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Small Business Entreprenuer of the Year category. 
The operator beat off some tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist as the only care home in the finals in the UK, with a record number of businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories. 
Ali Al-Mufti, managing director of Arcadia Care Homes, said: "This is an incredible moment for all of our team, past and present, who have been with us over the last four years.  
'Everything they've done for our residents and their families is the sole reason why the business has been shortlisted for this wonderful award, and I'm delighted for them that they're dedication and commitment has been recognised.'
Property News From Caring UK
Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
December 2018 | 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.
Bondcare invests in North East care homes
December 2018 | Bondcare invests in North East care homes
BONDCARE is investing more than £1m in major refurbishments at four of its North East care homes. 
Allan Court in Benwell, Newcastle; Debaliol Care Home in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland; Donwell House Care Home & Day Centre in Washington and Redworth House in Shildon, Co. Durham, will all benefit from the investment. 
Allan Court will undergo a full refurbishment of its lower ground floor to create a seven-bed learning disability unit. The refurbishment will include a new heating system, new lounge, kitchen and diner and a full re-fit and redecoration of the home's bedrooms.  
Debaliol will also have a new heating system installed and its public areas and some bedrooms refurbished.  
Donwell House will have a new heating system fitted, some of its bedrooms refurbished and improvements made to the car park and the home's gardens. And Redworth House will benefit from general improvements to the public areas in the homes, including new carpets throughout.  
Chris Denton, manager at Allan Court, is pictured with resident Annie Hunter and Steve Massey, north east regional manager of Bondcare, choosing materials.
Loan facilitates home's £1.1m expansion
December 2018 | Loan facilitates home's £1.1m expansion
Barclays has provided funding to support Peverel Court Ltd's expansion plans at Bartlett's Residential Care Home The loan has helped facilitate a £1.1m expansion project and complete the first phase of a new 14-bed extension at the facility in the Buckinghamshire village of Stone, a short distance from Thame. Bartlett's Residential Care Home, which is owned and traded by Peverel Court Limited, is a Victorian country house built in 1856 and offers residents around the clock personal care including those with the early onset of dementia. The newly completed extension will allow the care home to increase the number of residents to 38 and will create eight new jobs to take the staff teams to 38. 
Barclays relationship director Neil Chandler is pictured with Peverel Court managing director Anil Dhanani.
Residents and supporters celebrate the opening of new retirement development
December 2018 | Residents and supporters celebrate the opening of new retirement development
A NEW retirement living development has been officially opened in Market Harborough by Methodist Homes. 
Rev Alison Tomlin, who lives in the town, cut the ribbon of Welland Place, one of the newest services from MHA. 
Welland Place has 100 one and two bedroom apartments for people over 60, with individualised care and on site support available 24 hours a day and options for sale, rent or shared ownership. Facilities for residents include a gym, spa, swimming pool and landscaped gardens. 
Residents and local supporters were welcomed by MHA Board Member Norman Mann, followed by a thanksgiving service with contributions from residents and the local Methodist Church.  
Manager Richard Haddon said: "We offer privacy and independence with total peace of mind, the best of both worlds, in a community of like-minded friends and neighbours. Several people have already become firm friends and the new community is growing and evolving all the time." 
MHA also offers residential and dementia care at Aigburth care home in Oadby, Leicester.
December 2018 | Home approved despite residents' opposition
PLANS for a new 44-bed care home in a Suffolk town have been approved despite vociferous opposition from local residents. 
Tanner & Tilley Town Planning and Development Consultants were successful in obtaining planning consent for Angel Care to construct the facility after a more ambitious scheme was rejected on appeal in January 2012. 
Angel Care's Sandip Ruparelia said: 'This approval means this scheme can now go ahead, enabling much needed extra care accommodation to be provided for the residents of Woodbridge.' 
Tanner & Tilley operations director John Montgomery told the Development Control Sub-Committee the new application fully addressed the appeal inspector's concerns regarding effect on the amenities of surrounding properties and, in particular, those in Godfreys Wood to the rear.   
The committee heard from local residents who opposed the scheme before granting planning permission, but only on the chairperson's casting vote.