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New interiors company launches
March 2019 | New interiors company launches
WELCOME to Sommer Rose - the new interiors company from Sarah Thompson.  
With more than 12 years' experience in creating beautiful and practical interiors for the care home industry, we understand just how important your business is and we believe that it's what's inside that really matters.  
Working side by side with our clients we lovingly handcraft the most rewarding living experiences for their residents and their families. We are Alzheimer's Society accredited and dementia care trained to provide the full package of furnishings, fixtures and equipment, all sourced from the UK's most trusted manufacturers of quality, bespoke dementia products. 
We carefully balance aesthetics and experiences with durability and cost so that all our interior solutions are truly fit for purpose. From creating sensory stimulus through colour, style and texture to ensuring comfort through correct posture and physical support, everything we do is designed to create beautiful spaces that live and breathe and last for years to come. 
Our clients include independent and corporate care homes, plus interior designers and architects across the UK for whom we provide consultation and project management services for both new build and refurbishment projects. 
Sarah looks forward to welcoming you inside our bespoke designed stand at D251 
Enquiries: Call 07495 471038, email Sarah@sommer-rose.com or visit www.sommer-rose.com
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Operator to deliver 139 new care home beds in Stockport
March 2019 | Operator to deliver 139 new care home beds in Stockport
OPERATOR New Care has received planning consent for two new £15million centres in Stockport. 
Helping to address the increasing shortage of beds in the area, the award-winning Cheshire-based operator has received approval for a state-of-the-art 71-bed care home in Bramhall and a similar 68-bed care facility in Cheadle. 
Each of the privately funded 'new generation' care facilities will be purpose-built to ensure that the highest standards of care can be delivered in a comfortable and stylish home-from-home environment.
High-flier Greg joins retirement village's team
March 2019 | High-flier Greg joins retirement village's team
A MASTERS graduate has joined the team at a retirement village as part of a prestigious national fast-track scheme to train future leaders for the social care sector. 
Greg Whalen, who graduated with an MSc Management master's degree from Durham University last summer, is on a placement at the award-winning Middleton Hall Retirement Village at Middleton St George, near Darlington, as part of the Skills for Care graduate programme. 
An independent charity, Skills for Care works as a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care. Its graduate programme aims to widen the pool of recruits and develop new sources of talent for the social care sector. 
Greg is pictured with Jackie Cardus, Middleton Court manager.
CEO takes seat on Board
March 2019 | CEO takes seat on Board
WALNUT Care CEO Melanie Weatherley has taken a seat on the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership's Employment and Skills Board, with a view to highlighting the issue of recruitment in the social care sector. 
Following a recruitment campaign last month by the LEP, Melanie was one of two successful candidates to be appointed to the 15-member board and will take up the role in the near future. 
Using her wealth of social care experience, Melanie wants to strengthen the voice of small and medium-sized care providers in Greater Lincolnshire and help improve access to the right skills for the sector.
Group teams up With EDUCATE for music and laughter project
March 2019 | Group teams up With EDUCATE for music and laughter project
BOROUGH Care has signed up to the EDUCATE Music and Laughter project.  
EDUCATE is a Stockport based group of people living with dementia who raise awareness and help deliver training programmes.  
EDUCATE inspires others to live well with dementia. The Music and Laughter project is also being promoted by Fabulous Forgetful Friends, an involvement group for people living with dementia in Manchester.
Property News From Caring UK
Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
March 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
March 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
March 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
March 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.
March 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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