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Retirement village set to show its creative side as arts festival launches
July 2019 | Retirement village set to show its creative side as arts festival launches
A PACKED programme of arts and crafts has been unveiled as part of the first Middleton Hall Arts Festival. 
More than 100 artefacts will be on public display, including ceramics, jewellery, photographs, painting and drawings, throughout the event from June 24 to 30. 
Organised by residents, Middleton Hall's co-owners and external artists, the free festival at the retirement village in Middleton St George near Darlington will bring together the many talents of the Hall's potters, artists, photographers and painters. 
This includes a display by the Middleton Hall photography group, 'Hobsons Choice', which will showcase a range of photographs on subjects including colourful food, farming, engineering, farming, the landscape, flowers and 'Back in Time'.
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Group supports Healthy Eating Week
July 2019 | Group supports Healthy Eating Week
Borough Care marked the British Nutrition Foundation's Healthy Eating Week with lots of healthy food and drink related activities at its homes.  
The company has an ongoing mission to provide residents with the healthiest meals possible. 
The week kicked off with residents enjoying fruit-based mocktails, to ensure they get their five-a-day. Other events included a cruditès and smoothies afternoon and a vegetarian buffet. During the afternoon tea parties, where traditionally tea and cakes are served, platters of exotic, vitamin packed fruit were available instead.
Provider honours carers for National Carers Week
July 2019 | Provider honours carers for National Carers Week
BARCHESTER Healthcare paid special tribute to all of its carers throughout the company for National Carers Week, to thank them for their dedication to the residents and patients they care for.  
Chief executive officer Dr Pete Calveley made a special visit to Bluebell Park Care Home in Derbyshire where he personally awarded the carers with a Cadbury's gift hamper full of chocolate delights as a token of appreciation for their contribution at the home. 
All of Barchester Healthcare's care staff that work across the 200 home portfolio were also presented with the Cadbury's chocolate hamper to thank them for the contribution they make to the lives of those in their care.
Residents showcase artistic skills in pottery exhibition
July 2019 | Residents showcase artistic skills in pottery exhibition
RESIDENTS from MHA Bradbury Grange in Whitstable have been showing off their artistic talents in an exhibition at a local museum and gallery. 
The six-day long display, held at Whitstable Museum and Gallery, featured various pottery works created by residents at the care home. Each resident produced their own piece of artwork during one of the activity sessions at the home, which were led by local artist Imogen Taylor-Noble.  
The exhibition also included two private viewing events, where residents, their families and staff from the home were able to visit, browse the display and show off their creations.
100-mile England to Scotland bike ride for Macmillan
July 2019 | 100-mile England to Scotland bike ride for Macmillan
A CARE home quality manager is taking on a 100-mile bike ride to raise funds to support those with cancer. 
60-year-old Lynn Walter is taking on the challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support, the chosen charity of her employer, the Hill Care Group, based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. 
She is joining colleagues from the head office and care homes across the country to raise funds for the charity throughout the year. 
Her 100-mile journey will start at Bitts Park, Carlisle, cross the border to Scotland, and finish at Cramond Beach, Edinburgh. 
She will be joined by 11 members of her cycling club, DOBS and FOBS CC, in The Wirrall. They estimate the ride should take around eight hours.
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Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
July 2019 | 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
July 2019 | 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
July 2019 | 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
July 2019 | 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.
July 2019 | 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.
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17/09/2019 | NCA Care Study Day: When The Inspector Calls BIRMINGHAM 2019, The Regis Conference and Banqueting Centre
23/10/2019 | Caring UK Conferences Colchester 2019, Colchester Football Club
29/10/2019 | NCA Care Study Day: When The Inspector Calls DARTFORD 2019, Mercure Dartford Brands Hatch Hotel
29/10/2019 | Diabetes Professional Care 2019 (DPC2019), National Hall, Olympia, London
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