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September 2018 | Spitfire takes centre stage at care home WW2 event
VINTAGE vehicles, a spitfire plane, 1940s dancing and ration book food bought wartime nostalgia to residents at Essex care home. 
Care UK's Silversprings care home was transformed into a scene from 1940s Britain with wartime singing, dancing and traditional celebrations. 
The day included patriotic sing-alongs of wartime classics, led by The Swingtime Sweethearts, dance performances from local group, the Air Raid Jive, and a parade from The Suffolk Regiment Living History Society, who camped in the grounds over the weekend using authentic WWII equipment. 
There were also shopping opportunities in the 'WWII Village' and nostalgic culinary displays of 1940s recipes from re-enactor, Jacqui Leppert. The highlight for many on the day however, was the array of vintage vehicles showcased in the home's gardens - and a Spitfire MKII plane.
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Old images of Sheffield at forefront of new dementia care service
September 2018 | Old images of Sheffield at forefront of new dementia care service
PICTURES and memories of bygone Sheffield are set to provide a pivotal link with residents at the city's newest dementia care service. 
Fulwood Lodge has hand-picked key landmarks from the city as a way to connect with the minds of residents set to fill 17 new beds. 
Old images of The Moor, Wicker Arches, Pond Street, the pre-1960s trams and the Hole In The Road have already proved their ability to provide an instant connection with residents at the company's other two dementia homes in the city.  
Fulwood Lodge will also be providing regular interactive games and activities, frequent outings throughout summer, as well as regular garden potting and planting sessions.
Falls focus for fellowship graduate Lindsay
September 2018 | Falls focus for fellowship graduate Lindsay
A CLINICAL manager at a south coast care home provider has completed an internationally recognised older people's care fellowship course with a prestigious merit award. 
Lindsay Rees chose falls prevention as the focus of her year on the Masters-level programme at King's College London. 
The group-wide clinical manager at Colten Care was among only 30 participants nationally and one of just two from outside the NHS 
Her falls project involved redesigning how two of the group's homes assess and manage the risk of residents falling. 
After a detailed literature review to identify current best practice, Lindsay introduced a new individual falls risk factor assessment and care plan, supported by staff engagement and awareness resources.
Pupils help residents to learn new tricks
September 2018 | Pupils help residents to learn new tricks
CARE home residents in Fraserburgh have proved that you are never too old to learn new tricks, thanks to an innovative school partnership. 
The creative initiative sees Primary 4-7 pupils from South Park Primary School visit Meallmore's St Modans care home once a week to engage with the residents and exchange knowledge and experience. 
The project aims to encourage young and old generations to come together, get to know more about each other and teach other new things.  
So far, this has involved the pupils showing the residents how to play iPad games designed to improve memory and coordination and, in return, the residents teaching the pupils their personal favourite traditional games, including dominoes, draughts and chess.
Crewe celebrates Silver Pride
September 2018 | Crewe celebrates Silver Pride
CREWE Mayor Brian Roberts was among special guests, members of the public and heads of local community organisations who attended the town's first Silver Pride event - a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture, especially for older people.  
It was organised and hosted by state-of-the-art care village Belong Crewe. 
An afternoon of LGBT-themed activity included musical performances, fancy dress competitions and open mic acts. Among those performing was popular North West singer-songwriter Claire Mooney, best known for her songs championing women's rights and equality. 
In addition to live entertainment, there were areas for people to reminisce about life in Crewe through the years, prompted by displays of artefacts charting the campaign for LGBT rights and the history of the movement in Crewe. People could also learn about the physical and emotional support available in the area for members of the LGBT community. 
Belong Crewe experience coordinator Natalie Ravenscroft is pictured with Silver Pride champions Michael Eustance and Peter Eustance and Belong Crewe resident Margaret Maiden.
Property News From Caring UK
Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
September 2018 | 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
September 2018 | 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
September 2018 | 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
September 2018 | 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.
September 2018 | 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.
Current & Upcoming Events
19/09/2018 | A DAY TO REMEMBER, Chelmsford City Racecourse
26/09/2018 | Rehacare International 2018 - Dusseldorf, Messe Dusseldorf
11/10/2018 | Caring UK Conferences 2018 - Colchester, Colchester United Football Club
17/10/2018 | Care Show 2018, The NEC Birmingham
14/11/2018 | Diabetes Professional Care - DPC 2018, Olympia London