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Budget must help care sector
March 2021 | Budget must help care sector
TOMORROW'S Budget must include a once in a lifetime moment for the care of older and vulnerable people, care providers have said. 
They are urging the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to take the bold step of tackling social care in his speech. 
Provider organisation The Independent Care Group says extra funding for the sector would tackle the crisis in care which has left 1.4m people without the care they need. 
Chair Mike Padgham said: 'The Budget offers Rishi Sunak the opportunity to be bold and to go down in history as the Chancellor who finally began to tackle the crisis in social care. 
'Covid-19 exposed a care sector in crisis and a terrible price was paid. Now, as we emerge from the pandemic, the social care sector must be the first to get the reform and help it needs to recover.' 
The ICG says the Chancellor could begin by getting more funds to local authorities to help them fund social care.  
And he could make social care zero-rated for VAT, helping hard-pressed care providers, who are struggling for financial survival during the pandemic. 
'We are seeing suggestions that Mr Sunak plans a giveaway Budget,' Mike added.  
'We would argue that the country doesn't need giveaways, it needs positive action on the care of our most vulnerable and it needs it now. 
'After the Second World War, Nye Bevan set about establishing proper healthcare for the country, as part of our recovery from conflict.  
"This Government must give social care its Nye Bevan moment and make the full, root and branch reform and better funding of social care part of its recovery from Covid-19 and that can and must start tomorrow.' 
The ICG is calling on the Government to carry out total root and branch reform of the social care sector to bring it and the staff who work in it parity with NHS care. 
Amongst other things, the ICG wants to see NHS health care and social care merged and managed either locally or nationally; extra funding for social care, funded by taxation or National Insurance; a properly costed national rate for care fees and a proper salary and career pathway to recognise and reward social care staff.
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Thanking colleagues on National Care Worker Day
March 2021 | Thanking colleagues on National Care Worker Day
THE activities team at a Wellington dementia care home made the most of National Care Worker Day, both to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of colleagues over the past 12 challenging months, and also to provide an inspiring talking point for residents who have themselves worked in the care sector.  
Richard Dempslake, activities co-ordinator for Camelot House and Lodge, described how moved resident Barbara Doubtfire was as she shared her memories of working as a registered nurse in a children's intensive care unit in the late 1950's.  
Richard and his team supported residents to make 'National Care Worker Day' posters, and organised a socially-distanced singalong for staff and residents.  
He said: 'It was such a harmonious afternoon, with everyone singing along to Bridge Over Troubled Water and Country Roads.  
'Lockdown and the pandemic has been tough on everyone's mental health so we thought a takeaway would also be a nice treat for all staff and residents.  
'Big thanks to manager Rob Pearce of Dominoes in East Reach, Taunton, who masterminded our mega-order for more than 100 people - staff and residents at Camelot House and Lodge.'
Sunrise of Winchester residents pay tribute to Sir Captain Tom Moore
March 2021 | Sunrise of Winchester residents pay tribute to Sir Captain Tom Moore
RESIDENTS at Sunrise of Winchester have paid tribute to Sir Captain Tom Moore with a walk around the care home. 
Sir Captain Tom Moore was an inspiration to all the residents and team members at Sunrise of Winchester.  
Following the news of his passing they wanted to honour his legacy with a walk around the home. Residents initially set a target of 100 laps - one for each year of Sir Captain Tom's life. 
19 residents took part, and between them they accomplished more than 181 laps of the home.  
After residents completed the laps, team members presented them with certificates that said, 'I walked for Captain Tom'. 
Families and friends of residents sponsored the residents on their walk, and all proceeds are going to The Captain Tom Foundation. The residents raised a total of £475. 
Resident Jean Tudor is pictured with her certificate.
Residents ring in Chinese New Year
March 2021 | Residents ring in Chinese New Year
RESIDENTS of Rogers House in Wigmore wished each other Gong Hei Fat Choy when they celebrated the Chinese New Year together.  
Marking the most important day in the Chinese calendar and welcoming the Year of the Ox, residents of the care home spent the morning embracing some Chinese themed crafting, including some therapeutic colouring. 
The home's catering team also prepared a tasting banquet for the residents' lunch, including plenty of tasty Chinese delicacies.  
The hungry residents enjoyed tucking into a number of dishes from chicken in black bean sauce and special fried rice to appetising sides, including spring rolls and prawn crackers.
Group's homes celebrate the Year of the Ox in Chinese New Year festivities
March 2021 | Group's homes celebrate the Year of the Ox in Chinese New Year festivities
HC-One care homes across the UK held Chinese New Year parties welcoming the 'Year of the Ox' by taking part in a series of fun, cultural celebrations. 
Colleagues at Dingle Meadow Care Home in Oldbury, West Midlands, decorated the home for the occasion in luxurious colours of red and gold, as well as a variety of dècor including Chinese paper lanterns, streamers, origami animals and flowers.  
Residents feasted on a selection of delicious Chinese cuisine, including spring rolls, noodles, samosas and a variety of sweet treats including plenty of cakes and biscuits for dessert.  
Residents enjoyed sampling the dishes, along with a tipple or two of wine, before finishing the evening with some dancing. 
At St Margaret's Care Home in Crossgate, County Durham, residents and colleagues celebrated Chinese New Year by making Chinese lanterns which were displayed proudly in the home to celebrate the 'Year of the Ox'. 
The home's chef made a variety of Chinese-inspired dishes for residents to sample.  
As part of their new year's resolutions to keep active, residents are taking part in virtual exercise programmes with fitness guru Joe Wicks.  
After finishing the exercise class, residents enjoyed crafting their Chinese lanterns.
Property News From Caring UK
New owners for West Sussex care home
March 2021 | New owners for West Sussex care home
CORPORATE lawyers at regional law firm Lodders have supported the owners of a 20-bed residential care home on its sale. 
The retiring owners of the CQC-registered, 20-bed Cornelius House in Fishbourne, West Sussex, have sold 100 per cent of the business to Alchemy Care Holdings Limited in the deal brokered by Lodders - the firm they used when they purchased the home in 2005. 
John Kellas and his wife were each 50 per cent shareholders of Cornelius House, which provides full time and respite care to up to 20 residents.  
Head of Lodders' corporate and commercial team in Stratford upon Avon, Kim Klahn, acted for Mr and Mrs Kellas, with support from associate Leanne Lawrence, and Victor Matts, former head of the team who acted for the couple on the home's purchase in 2005. 
Kim said: 'Mr and Mrs Kellas took the decision to sell Cornelius House as part of their retirement plans. 
'Having made the decision, the aim was to find a buyer and complete the sale as quickly as possible. John turned to Lodders for legal advice and support on this important transaction, being familiar with the firm's capabilities and expertise in this area, especially in share capital transactions, from when he purchased the home 15 years earlier.  
'The timing of the sale was significant for Mr and Mrs Kellas for personal reasons, and we succeeded in progressing to completion quickly.'
New HQ investment to support group growth
March 2021 | New HQ investment to support group growth
RANDOLPH Hill Nursing Homes Group has relocated to a new, larger head office as part of its ongoing expansion.  
The company, which operates nursing homes across central and east Scotland, has moved to a new 4,000 square foot group headquarters in the Redheughs Rigg Business Park in Edinburgh's South Gyle. 
The move to the new premises follows a number of key appointments within the group to support its ongoing expansion. They include the recruitment of a care standards manager, recruitment manager, facilities manager and marketing manager. 
Managing director Peter McCormick said: 'The new head office will enable us to enhance the support we provide and give us room for further growth across the group.  
'Over recent years we have been investing in both new and existing sites to ensure we retain the highest care standards for our residents. 
'Despite the current challenges in managing Covid-19 across all our homes, we remain fully committed to maintaining that investment and keeping our growth plans on track going forward.' 
Randolph Hill is nearing completion of a new, £9m home in Livingston, which is due to open early next year. The 60 bedroom site will become the group's seventh home and will create up to 80 new jobs.
Work begins on new Purley care home
March 2021 | Work begins on new Purley care home
BARCHESTER Healthcare marked the start of its newest care home build in Purley, which is under construction by McGoff Construction Ltd. 
The 72-bed care home is set to open in Spring 2022. The home will provide residential care services, as well as dedicated dementia care in Barchester's unique Memory Lane communities. 
Barchester's senior property development manager Andy Williams said: "We are thrilled to see the start of work on site here in Purley, and are excited to bring a high quality care provision to the local area. 
'Our care home will offer luxury surroundings for residents, and with 25 years' experience will bring Barchester's high quality care and expertise in caring for residents.  
'The luxury care home in Purley will provide residents with a home set in beautiful grounds, and will deliver personalised residential care, as well as dementia care within an interactive multi-sensory environment. 
'Our new home will also provide employment opportunities in the local community.' 
To officiate the start of the construction, Andy was joined by head of marketing Mandy Macara, who met with McGoff Construction project manager Drew Campbell, alongside McGoff's Construction contracts manager Craig Clancy and Holden and Lee project manager Michael Hilton to take a tour of the site. 
 
Silverline Care expands portfolio with the acquisition of Victorguard Care  
March 2021 | Silverline Care expands portfolio with the acquisition of Victorguard Care  
SILVERLINE Care is operating an additional three care homes in Bradford following the successful acquisition of Victorguard Care.  
The care homes (The Beeches, Willow Bank and Laurel Bank) are leased from Impact Healthcare, they are all purpose-built and offer 182 beds in total, with strong transport links, gardens and en-suite bathrooms. 
The acquisition, which took place in March, takes the number of homes under Silverline Care management to 12 in total, of which six are in Scotland and six in Yorkshire.  
Danny Wulwick, director of acquisitions at Silverline Care, said: 'We are delighted to welcome the residents, families and staff at Victorguard into the Silverline Care family.  
"Our vision at Silverline is to be the leading care provider in each of the local communities we serve.  
"We believe these three homes have great potential and we have ensured that there is a strong budget to support and reposition the homes, safeguarding their future."
Spalding Common care home opened by local MP
March 2021 | Spalding Common care home opened by local MP
SIR John Hayes MP cut the ribbon to officially open Fenchurch House Care Home in Spalding Common. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions the open day was not quite the usual grand celebration, with visitors instead enjoying socially distanced individual tours and the opportunity to see the home and meet manager Suria Webb.  
Stringent measures were in place to ensure the visitors felt safe and welcome during their tours, PPE was provided, and the domestic team was on hand to clean all areas and touchpoints between each tour. 
Fenchurch House will be home to up to 60 people, with a luxurious yet homely feel. The care home will offer long term residential care, short-term respite care and specialist dementia care.  
Facilities have been designed with residents' needs in mind, with themed communal spaces, large open spaces and various spacious lounge and dining areas, all complete with comfortable seating, modern facilities and specialist equipment.  
All bedrooms feature en-suite walk-in shower rooms and are bright and spacious, with some opening on to the landscaped gardens.
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