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Derbyshire care operator announces the opening of New Lodge Nursing Home
December 2016 | Derbyshire care operator announces the opening of New Lodge Nursing Home
A DERBYSHIRE operator has opened its second facility after securing a significant funding package from the Royal Bank of Scotland, and has refurbished and developed the site to create a new nursing care home. 
New Lodge in Mickleover, Derby was closed down before Folcarn Ltd acquired it. The funding assisted the purchase of the building and renovation plans, which have been brought to fruition and has allowed the team to welcome their new residents. 
The home will provide highly complex nursing care for its residents. It will offer 28 single rooms with the majority offering en-suite facilities. The project will create 40 new jobs to the area as the firm recruits caring and admin staff, domestics and chefs. It will be managed by Khadiga Orta. 
Folcarn Ltd is owned by Paul Coulthard. The existing home is the Old Nursing Lodge in Etwall, Derbyshire, which last year was recognised as providing 'outstanding' levels of care by the CQC.  
Paul Curzon (Royal Bank of Scotland), Khadiga Orta (New Lodge Nursing Home Manager), Paul Coulthard (Managing Director of Folcarn Ltd).
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Care home residents feel the power of music
December 2016 | Care home residents feel the power of music
RESIDENTS of Belmont House Care Home in Starbeck, have been experiencing the benefits of on-going musical therapy thanks to regular visits from some inspiring local talent, with lots more planned for the upcoming months.  
The home has always encouraged a variation of group activities for residents at Belmont House, with visits from local singers proving very popular.  
Singing can unlock memories and encourage residents to interact with sing alongs, dancing or simply participating by tapping and clapping along to the music.  
Terry Williams (pictured), a local singer in Harrogate, is a regular visitor to Belmont House Care Home and the residents always look forward to his visit. Residents gather in the lounge for a fun filled afternoon of music from different eras and their favourite musical hits. All involved had a wonderful time, with some of the songs bringing delightful memories for them.
Sanctuary Care embraces Silver Sunday
December 2016 | Sanctuary Care embraces Silver Sunday
THERE was live music, toe tapping, hands clapping, fabulous finery and an abundance of mouth-watering food when Sanctuary Care homes across the country embraced Silver Sunday. 
The group's 69 facilities hosted tea dances for its residents and guests from their local communities. 
Silver Sunday is a national day celebrating older people, where local communities and organisations host free events to help combat loneliness and reduce isolation. It was started four years ago by Westminster City Council and the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, an organisation which supports disadvantaged young people and isolated older people in the city.
Charity race night raises £5,500 for dementia care home
December 2016 | Charity race night raises £5,500 for dementia care home
A mother and daughter from Manchester raised over £5,500 for EachStep Blackley, the dementia care home that supported their loved one for three years. This money will help fund a special new cinema room in the award winning specialist care service. Elaine Young and Frankie Conroy held a charity race night at the Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester. During the evening a special auction was held, featuring items donated by Manchester United, former WBA lightweight boxing champion Anthony Crolla and BetVictor. Together their donations raised almost £500. 
Liz Irving, assistant manager of EachStep Blackley, Frankie Conroy and the Lord Mayor of Manchester with Michelle Phillips, manager of EachStep Blackley and Elaine Young.
Residents go digital with iPad training
December 2016 | Residents go digital with iPad training
RESIDENTS of a Nottingham care home are proving it's never too late to learn new skills after completing a course in using iPads. 
The residents at Elmbank Nursing Home have been getting to grips with the Apple tablet technology as part of a project delivered by community learning experts, Creative Paths. 
The home arranged for a five-week course provided by the not-for-profit community interest company and which is backed by the Skills Funding Agency in partnership with Nottingham City Council. 
Residents used the iPads to learn about different topics including arts and crafts, gardening, music, travelling and baking. 
They created and researched projects and reminisced using the tablet computers, which led them to growing their own flowers, making pottery, playing instruments and looking up photographs of their old schools and favourite holiday destinations.
Property News From Caring UK
Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
December 2016 | 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 2016 | 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 2016 | 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 2016 | 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 2016 | 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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