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40-year-old menu serves up memories
June 2019 | 40-year-old menu serves up memories
AN original menu in the shape of a grandfather clock from' The Chimes Restaurant' in the Prince of Wales Hotel in Southport has resurfaced after 40 years, and brought back many happy memories for a care home resident.  
Brenda Rothwell recently revisited The Prince of Wales Hotel with her sister Renee and daughter Karen for a 'walk down memory lane'. Brenda worked as a senior supervisor in the hotel, as did her sister.  
Her visit was organised as part of the occupational memory's initiative put in place in all Athena Healthcare Group lodges for their residents. She was able to once again visit the restaurant and the reception (originally a cocktail bar) where Brenda and Renee reminisced about meeting Englebert Humperdinck and George Best back in the 1960's.  
The morning's visit to the hotel was reported on the Athena Healthcare Group Facebook page and the story was quickly shared. By chance someone who had read the Facebook post then spotted the menu for sale on 'Southport of Yesterday' and the seller agreed to donate the menu to Brenda, after hearing the story of her visit to The Prince of Wales Hotel.  
Thanks to Facebook and a generous donation from a stranger, the wonderful clock shaped keepsake has found a home with someone who thinks its 'priceless'.
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Walk raises funds for care home
June 2019 | Walk raises funds for care home
A CARE home housekeeper has racked up the miles to raise funds for dementia friendly equipment and a fish and chip supper for her residents. 
Caroline Young, who works at Mandale House Care Home in Thornaby near Middlesbrough, raised £300 after conquering her bridge to bridge walk across the River Tees. 
She completed eight miles, walking from the home to the Princess of Wales Bridge and then along the walkway to the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre cafe. 
After a short refreshment stop, Caroline doubled back across the Infinity Bridge and returned to the home via Stockton Riverside College, clocking up 11,400 steps on her pedometer in just under two hours.  
The sponsorship money will help fund new equipment for the home's specialist dementia suite. At the request of the residents, it will also be used to buy fish and chips for everyone at the home.
Care home's residents knit for those in need
June 2019 | Care home's residents knit for those in need
RESIDENTS at Aldringham Court Nursing Home in Suffolk are making a difference to local people and to those across the globe, through their knitting efforts. 
91-year-old resident Joyce Lugo has been knitting intricate, brightly coloured jumpers for charity for the past 10 years. Her jumpers are taken to the local charity shop, which then ships them to Africa to be distributed to young people in need of help.  
Joyce became involved with the charity through a friend who lived at Paxton Chadwick Housing with Care and has continued with her efforts while living at the home. 
In addition, the home has a knitting club as part of its activities programme, and seven of the female residents have been creating knitted bonnets and blankets for the Special Care Baby Unit at Ipswich Hospital.
New general residential care unit opens at Belfast care home
June 2019 | New general residential care unit opens at Belfast care home
A NEW general residential care unit with space for an additional 15 residents to reside at the home and receive professional, round the clock care and support has opened at Dunmurry Manor care home for the elderly,  
The official opening event was attended by current Dunmurry Manor care home residents, their families and friends, health and social care professionals, visitors from the local area as well as broadcaster, Q Radio. 
A buffet and refreshments was provided, as well as an entertainment in the form of regular visitor to the home, The Music Man.  
A sing-song and dance was enjoyed by residents during the relaxed function to mark the opening of the new wing, catering for non-dementia residents. It has its own dining and lounge areas, plus access to the home's sociable Life Cafè and outdoor gardens.
Beccles residential home celebrates Kim's 30-year commitment
June 2019 | Beccles residential home celebrates Kim's 30-year commitment
THE White House residential home in Beccles held a special presentation to celebrate the 30th anniversary of senior care assistant Kim Messenger. 
She originally joined the home in 1989 as an evening care assistant and today continues to support residents as a senior care assistant. With experience also in home-based care, Kim completed her NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and has become a dependable and loyal member of the team, who goes the extra mile for residents. 
Kim Messenger is pictured with The White House manager Adina Marginea.
Property News From Caring UK
Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
June 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
June 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
June 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
June 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.
June 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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