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February 2017 | Care must be profitable - says Craig Woollam
'The only way a service provided by the private sector can be sustainable is if it's profitable over the long term.' That's the firm opinion of Craig Woollam, Director and Head of Healthcare at Savills, a leading provider of property services around the globe. 'It's obvious' he adds. 'You can't expect a commercial service to make losses, year after year, and still carry on.' 
'That's the key focus of the annual briefing on nursing and care home values and trends' says Patricia Connelly, CEO of Henry Stewart Conference Studies, the organiser of this year's conference. This year the briefing is on 22 March 2017 at The Hatton, London EC1. There will be keynotes, interactive panels, case studies and talks in which no less than 17 front line experts will address current and emerging issues, focussing on how to ensure profitability and enhance value. Full details of the conference programme and how to book are available online at www.henrystewartconferences.com/nursingandcarehomes2017.  
'It's never easy combining 'care' and 'profit' but it must be done if the sector is to have a lasting future. We are, at this event, firmly focused on how to ensure this happens. This is very much a 'how-to' briefing by experts who have the answers' adds Patricia.  
The conference covers Nursing Homes, Care Homes, Assisted Living, Domiciliary Care Services, and Third Age Housing, and is intended for everyone involved in ownership, operation, valuation, funding, sale and purchase; their suppliers, agents and advisors.
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February 2017 | Care must be profitable - says Craig Woollam
'The only way a service provided by the private sector can be sustainable is if it's profitable over the long term.' That's the firm opinion of Craig Woollam, Director and Head of Healthcare at Savills, a leading provider of property services around the globe. 'It's obvious' he adds. 'You can't expect a commercial service to make losses, year after year, and still carry on.' 
'That's the key focus of the annual briefing on nursing and care home values and trends' says Patricia Connelly, CEO of Henry Stewart Conference Studies, the organiser of this year's conference. This year the briefing is on 22 March 2017 at The Hatton, London EC1. There will be keynotes, interactive panels, case studies and talks in which no less than 17 front line experts will address current and emerging issues, focussing on how to ensure profitability and enhance value. Full details of the conference programme and how to book are available online at www.henrystewartconferences.com/nursingandcarehomes2017.  
'It's never easy combining 'care' and 'profit' but it must be done if the sector is to have a lasting future. We are, at this event, firmly focused on how to ensure this happens. This is very much a 'how-to' briefing by experts who have the answers' adds Patricia.  
The conference covers Nursing Homes, Care Homes, Assisted Living, Domiciliary Care Services, and Third Age Housing, and is intended for everyone involved in ownership, operation, valuation, funding, sale and purchase; their suppliers, agents and advisors.
Frima UK expands team following dramatic growth
February 2017 | Frima UK expands team following dramatic growth
FRIMA UK has expanded its sales team with the appointment of two more regional sales managers.  
Martyn Lewis (pictured) will be responsible for the South East, while Mohammed Khalid Samad will be part of the team covering the London area. They join as Rational UK takes over the running and supporting of the Frima brand in the UK.  
Both recruits are experienced chefs and bring a range of additional expertise to their roles. As well as working as senior sous chef at the Charlotte Street Hotel, Samad spent several years with a technology company. Lewis was a chef for over 10 years and also has extensive experience of the seafood industry. 
'Frima has grown fast in recent years and is looking to double sales in the UK,' said Samad. 'Given the dramatic growth in interest in multifunctional appliances, this is a very exciting time to join the brand.'  
'When customers see what I saw in the Frima VarioCooking Center, I think we'll be incredibly successful,' added Lewis. 'I'm looking forward to working with the many businesses that can really benefit from the Frima technology.'  
The expansion of the sales team reflects the growth in Frima's UK sales, which have risen by over 70 per cent over the past 12 months.  
'The message is getting across to UK foodservice operators in every sector,' said Graham Kille, managing director of Frima UK. 'The Frima VarioCooking Center saves space, saves time, saves energy, saves water and saves ingredients. It can help chefs deliver quality results consistently. Along with combi steamers, the Frima technology is becoming an essential part of modern kitchen design.  
'By expanding the Frima sales team within Rational UK with top quality recruits like Lewis and Samad we are ensuring that we can support customers fully as the business grows.'
Care provider celebrates employee achievements at national awards ceremony
February 2017 | Care provider celebrates employee achievements at national awards ceremony
TWO care homes and 13 employees from across the UK have been honoured as part of an awards programme developed by Shaw healthcare. 
More than 200 people gathered at The Heythrop Resort and Spa in Oxfordshire for the annual Shaw Star Awards, which aims to reward and celebrate the achievements of outstanding staff members from among the 4,600 staff working across more than 80 of Shaw's UK facilities. 
Shaw's Elizabeth House care home in Bognor Regis and Orchard House, on the outskirts of Hereford, won the two facility awards.  
Alan Riley is pictured winning the Outstanding Management Contribution award.
February 2017 | Hadland Care Group recognises efforts with awards ceremony
HADLAND Care Group recognised the efforts of hundreds of employees at its annual awards evening held at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel, Bournemouth.  
The awards were presented by managing director Cheryl Hadland and celebrated the achievements carried out by individuals from over 20 locations across Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire.  
With staff in attendance from Tops Day Nurseries, Aspire Training Team and Reside Care Homes, the awards presented during the evening included 12 highly prestigious ABCD accolades for individuals going 'above and beyond the call of duty,' Tops Boscombe and Tops Poole for outstanding health and safety, and over 80 commemorative medallions for 100 per cent attendance during the past 12 months.
Property News From Caring UK
Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
February 2017 | 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
February 2017 | 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
February 2017 | 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
February 2017 | 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.
February 2017 | 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
14/03/2017 | The Cleaning Show 2017, ExCeL
04/04/2017 | National Care Association Regional Business Clinic, Harrogate, The Crown Hotel
16/04/2017 | National Care Association's Spring Event Annual Conference, The Regis Conference and Banqueting Centre
10/05/2017 | Caring UK Conference, Bournemouth, Marsham Court Hotel
17/05/2017 | Caring UK Conference, Newcastle, Newcastle Racecourse