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Healthcare Cleaning Specialist Set for Growth
October 2014 | Healthcare Cleaning Specialist Set for Growth
A young company which provides decontamination services to the healthcare sector is planning further growth following a successful rebrand.  
Carequip was founded in 2010 under the name YD Healthcare but as the company developed a clearer name and stronger brand was needed. 
Managing Director Dean Swift received support from business coaches at Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre (BBIC) as part of the Enterprising Barnsley programme to develop his marketing and brand. 
Carequip provides decontamination services to care companies and NHS community equipment stores cleaning anything from wheelchairs to pressurised mattresses. 
'Because patients are being discharged from hospital quickly these days, more and more patients require specialist equipment in their homes,' said Dean, aged 27. 
'This equipment comes from community equipment stores which can have as many as 600 mattresses in each. 
'When they've been loaned out they require specialist cleaning and that's where we come in.' 
Carequip, which employs four people, predominantly operates in the Yorkshire region but has just won its first contract in Lancashire. 
'The business is growing and we realised that our existing brand didn't reflect who we were,' added Dean, whose business is based at Carlton Industrial Estate in Barnsley. 
'The help we've had from Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre has been excellent. We've now got a fantastic new website, name and stationery which puts us in a great position moving forward. We're now looking at tenders, targeting other key sectors and adding to the Carequip team.' 
Kevin Steel, Business Development Manager at Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre, which provides coaching support through the Enterprising Barnsley programme, said: 'Carequip has a huge amount of potential. The healthcare sector is enormous and there are some excellent opportunities awaiting companies like Carequip.  
'We've been able to help Carequip improve its brand and sharpen up its marketing which hopefully will pay dividends for the company in the months and years to come.'
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Residents help to open new home
October 2014 | Residents help to open new home
THREE residents have officially opened their new home, Bupa's Heol Don Residential and Nursing Centre in Whitchurch, Cardiff. 
Joyce Mitchell, 88, Eileen Jones, 86, and Valerie Evans, 84, cut the ribbon alongside Janice Evans, the home manager and Andrew Cannon, managing director for Bupa Care Services, during a celebration event. 
Pupils from Whitchurch High School and Whitchurch Primary School took part in a competition to create artwork for the home and name some of the communal areas. Successful entries include the cinema room named the 'Picture House' and the family room, named 'Cwtch', Welsh for 'cuddle' and 'safe place'.
Local scheme slowly blossoms into life
October 2014 | Local scheme slowly blossoms into life
RESIDENTS at a Dundee very sheltered housing development can finally enjoy the results of a six-year long, labour of love, garden redevelopment.  
The project, carried out by the determined residents at Bield's Camperdown Court, has been a slow but enjoyable process, and was completed just in time to enjoy the summer sun.  
Residents Cath Bisset and Jean Anderson led the redevelopment of the back garden after it was started by the previous scheme managers.  
Large donations from Bield have funded the project, supplying them with the resources needed for the project to grow, in order to further improve the quality of life for everyone.  
The landscape now has an array of plants and flowers, and also a summerhouse with tables and chairs where tenants can socialise in the sun while enjoying the fruits of all their hard work.
October 2014 | Manchester office to handle sale of care home portfolio
THE Manchester office of chartered surveyors Eddisons and healthcare agency Bespoke Care have been appointed to handle the sale of a residential care home portfolio in North Wales.  
The three properties are located within the seaside resort of Rhos on Sea within Conwy county borough, between the coastal towns of Colwyn Bay and Llandudno.  
Plays y Bryn, Plas Isaf and St Michaels provide care for a total of 66 residents. Occupancy levels regularly run close to capacity, producing fee income of around £60,000 per week. All the homes are registered with the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales and are management operated.  
The joint agents are inviting offers in the region of £2m for the portfolio as a whole, but may consider individual sales.
Construction begins on West Oxfordshire retirement village
October 2014 | Construction begins on West Oxfordshire retirement village
RICHMOND Villages has started the first stage of construction at its newest village at Coral Springs, Witney, West Oxfordshire. 
Set in 9.5 acres, the first residents are due to move into the new retirement village towards the end of 2015, and once fully open will provide homes for approximately 200 people.  
Paddy Brice, managing director of Richmond Villages, together with representatives of BAM, the company carrying out the construction, were on hand to oversee the ground breaking at the £30million development which, once completed, will create around 150 jobs. 
The site will offer three different levels of accommodation: Village apartments for people aged from 55 with services available as required; one and two bedroom Village suites for those requiring more assistance and care, and a care home providing nursing and dementia care.
Property News From Caring UK
Bondcare invests in North East care homes
October 2014 | 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
October 2014 | 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
October 2014 | 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.
October 2014 | 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.
October 2014 | Karim adds Valley Lodge to his portfolio
HEALTHCARE operator Karim Rajan has completed the acquisition of Valley Lodge care home in Chandlers Ford thanks to loan facilities from The Royal Bank of Scotland 
He plans to increase the facilities at the 30-bed specialist dementia facility by extending the existing property as well as undertaking a full refurbishment which will provide a better living environment for its current residents.  
The work on the extension, which will take the registration up to 43, is expected to commence in September and will be carried out sensitively to ensure there is as little disruption as possible. 
Other homes in Karim's portfolio include Grasmere Nursing Home in Worthing, West Sussex and Shangria-la Care Home in Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire.