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1TcA launch sustainable face masks and snoods enhanced by HeiQ Viroblock
August 2020 | 1TcA launch sustainable face masks and snoods enhanced by HeiQ Viroblock
1TcA face coverings offer the care sector an environmentally friendly, inexpensive, safe and durable alternative to disposable face masks. 
They are the first British made reusable, sustainable and washable face masks and snoods manufactured using GRS (Global Recycle Standard) fabric woven from recycled waste plastic to be treated with HeiQ Viroblock technology. 
HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is among the first textile finishing technologies that have been successfully tested against the virus that causes COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2*.  
This intelligent textile technology is specially engineered to work against enveloped viruses, such as influenza viruses and human coronaviruses.  
It inhibits the growth and persistence of bacteria and enveloped viruses on textile surfaces and is a unique combination of registered silver technology for antiviral and antibacterial effect and vesicle technology as a booster.  
HeiQ Viroblock is certified as safe and sustainable as all its ingredients are cosmetic grade, bio-based and recycled. 
All face coverings, be they disposable or reusable, carry a real risk of acting as vectors for viruses and bacteria.  
There is a risk of fabric contamination and the transfer of pathogens to and from the surface of face coverings, when putting them on and taking them off, during disposal and when touching the mask whilst wearing or during adjustment of the fit.  
The addition of HeiQ Viroblock technology makes the fabric resistant to harmful microbes. 
The treatment on the 1TcA face masks and snoods lasts for up to 30 washes at an energy saving 30°C and the products are durable, soft touch and comfortable, even when worn for extended time periods. Products have an expected life span of approximately one year.  
Easily worn around the neck and just pulled up when required, 1TcA snoods offer a protective alternative to those who find face masks uncomfortable or when only occasional use of a face covering is required for protection.  
1TcA Ltd: One Thought Changes All, is the brainchild of three professional mums keen to make a positive impact on the local and global community through provision of protective face coverings; with all net profits from sales funding sustainable charity development projects in the UK and globally. 
Products are immediately available for individual or bulk trade purchase.  
* HeiQ Viroblock treated fabrics showed over 99.99 per cent reduction of SARS-CoV-2 viruses (which causes COVID-19 disease) after 30 minutes using the Viral Stability and Persistence test method.  
Testing took place in collaboration with the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne.
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Biscuit delivery offers sweet treat to residents
August 2020 | Biscuit delivery offers sweet treat to residents
LIFE was sweet at Edward Moore House and Dene Holm Residential Care Home thanks to a delivery of biscuits from their friends at Northfleet Nursery. 
The afternoon's snacks were taken care of, as one of the teachers of the local nursery dropped off a batch of biscuits for the residents, to let them know the children are thinking of them and they're missing their regular visits. 
General manager Chris Hutchinson said: 'At the end of 2019, children from Northfleet Nursery started visiting us, and our residents made some visits to them to watch their Nativity etc. The project grew really quickly, and friendships developed, it was wonderful to be a part of. 
'However, due to Covid-19, the residents haven't been able to see the children for quite some time now, so it was a really thoughtful gesture for them to drop in some treats, to let the residents know they are thinking of them, we'd like to say thank you and that we hope to see them all soon.' 
Prior to the pandemic, the nursery children and care home residents had developed a friendship, regularly visiting one another and learning and reading together.  
General manager Chris Hutchinson is pictured with Amy Bullen of Northfleet Nursery.
Care staff working miracles on Covid-19 frontline
August 2020 | Care staff working miracles on Covid-19 frontline
SOCIAL care staff have been praised for their amazing and selfless contribution to the frontline fight against coronavirus. 
The Independent Care Group (ICG) says care staff working in care and nursing homes and caring for people in their own homes are true heroes during the pandemic. 
They are calling for care workers to get greater recognition. 
ICG Chair, Mike Padgham said: 'The work social care staff have done these past months has been right up there alongside NHS staff, doctors and nurses. They have worked miracles. 
'They have gone to work every day, putting their own lives and health on the line to care for people with Covid-19. They have been absolutely amazing. 
'From the very start of the pandemic they were on the frontline of the fight against coronavirus and at times were battling without the right personal protective equipment and without a proper testing regime.' 
He said better recognition of care staff was now vital. 
'We desperately need social care reform and central to that will be greater recognition of our staff,' he added. 
'As part of root and branch reform of social care, staff must have pay and recognition parity with their colleagues in the NHS and a proper career pathway. 
'For far too long, work in social care has been seen as a poor relation to NHS care work. The pandemic has proved that this should never have been the case and that now it has to change.'
Dignitaries enjoy afternoon tea at new home
August 2020 | Dignitaries enjoy afternoon tea at new home
COUNCILLOR June Burns, the Mayor of Sefton, her husband Paul and Councillor Josh Burns, Mayor of Maghull, visited Burscough's newest care home Lily Wharf Lodge. 
Everybody enjoyed a delicious buffet prepared by the in-house chef that included a selection of delightful cakes and Prosecco before embarking on a tour of the purpose-built residential and nursing home. 
All the team were involved in the celebrations, chatting to the dignitaries and enjoying a breath-taking performance of 'The Impossible Dream' by team member Danny.  
Home opens its outdoor space to visitors
August 2020 | Home opens its outdoor space to visitors
VISITORS have been allowed into the gardens of Deerhurst in Bristol to finally reunite their loved ones face to face.  
The care home is the first of Brunelcare's five facilities to trial outdoor visits.  
Each one-on-one visit will be 30 minutes long, with five visits being coordinated per day on a 'one in one out' basis. The visitors will be chaperoned to the garden area where their loved one will be waiting to greet them (all under a gazebo in case of bad weather).  
Precautions such as PPE, a temperature check, a signed disclosure form and social distance rules will be in place. 
Deerhurst was last open to visitors on March 23, but the carers and employees at the site have been making sure all of the residents have stayed well connected with friends and family with daily video and telephone calls and lots of activities taking place at the home. 
Property News From Caring UK
August 2020 | Staffordshire care home rated Outstanding
A STAFFORDSHIRE care home has been rated Outstanding following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.  
CQC inspected Crispin Court Care Home in Stafford in January. 
The service accommodates up to 70 older people, including people living with dementia. 
Amanda Lyndon, CQC interim head of inspection for adult social care, said: 'Our inspection team was very impressed by the level of care and support offered at Crispin Court Care Home. 
'People were cared for with kindness and compassion, helping them improve their health and wellbeing. This considerate approach was particularly valued by people when they were new to the service, as it helped them settle into their new surroundings.' 
Under CQC's inspection programme, services are rated according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. In addition to its overall rating, Crispin Court has been rated Outstanding for being caring and responsive. It is rated Good for being safe, effective and well-led.  

August 2020 | London care home is rated Outstanding
A CARE home in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea has been rated Outstanding overall by the Care Quality Commission.  
It was previously rated Good overall. 
Chelsea Court Place in London's Kings Road was rated Outstanding for being effective, caring, responsive and well-led. It was rated Good for being safe following the inspection in February.  
Chelsea Court Place provides accommodation with personal and nursing care for up to 15 people, including those with dementia.
A CQC spokesperson said: 'All the staff at Chelsea Court Place should be very proud of the care they are providing for people using their services.  
'CQC's immediate focus will be on supporting the provider to continue to provide safe care to people during the Covid-19 pandemic.'  

Mayor joins homecare provider for birthday celebrations
August 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
August 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
August 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.
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