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Residents get a taste of the outdoors with first post-lockdown outing
October 2021 | Residents get a taste of the outdoors with first post-lockdown outing
RESIDENTS at Edinburgh care homes have had the chance to experience their first organised outdoors activity after a year of lockdown, with a visit to the city's Royal Botanic and Saughton Gardens. 
Apart from the short trips to the end of the garden and stints in the purpose-built outdoor seating areas, residents at Mansfield Care's Eildon House and Belleville Lodge have not been on a day out in more than a year. 
Pre-lockdown, trips out were a regular staple for residents, with visits to the Royal Yacht Britannia, the National Museum and the Zoo. 
Now with all residents and staff fully vaccinated and restrictions easing, carers at the homes organised garden outings as a special treat for the residents. 
Staff from each care home planned and assisted the residents to travel to and from the Botanic and Saughton Gardens, which is only a short walk away.
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Group returns to UK following six-month virtual world cruise  
October 2021 | Group returns to UK following six-month virtual world cruise  
RESIDENTS at a South East care group have finally reached UK shores following the journey of a lifetime, as its very own virtual cruise liner returned home after a six-month world cruise.\r\nDisembarking with a wealth of laughs and cherished memories, residents at all 13 of Nellsar's facilities across Kent, Surrey and Essex were welcomed home as their voyage reached its conclusion - which involved one last hurrah; a traditional British summer party.\r\nDubbed 'Around the World with Nellsar Cruises', the virtual ship docked at a different country each month, with destinations including China, India, Spain, Italy, France and the Caribbean.
Taxi! Dorset care home residents peruse unusual cab for charity
October 2021 | Taxi! Dorset care home residents peruse unusual cab for charity
CARE home residents have enjoyed a hands-on look at Dorset's most eye-catching taxi, helping disadvantaged children in the process. \r\nColten Care homes Bourne View in Poole and Avon Cliff in Bournemouth both welcomed visits by the former London cab on a road trip aimed at raising £100,000 for Variety Wessex.\r\nIn an initiative by charity supporter the BC Club, business people are taking it in turns to spend a week driving the taxi around the conurbation, showing it off as they seek donations. \r\nEach club member who drives the cab has to pay £250 for the privilege and make one addition to the vehicle.\r\nSo far these have included an outboard engine, a surfboard on the roof, fluffy dice on the rear-view mirror, a Dukes of Hazzard-style air horn and even a toilet in place of the passenger seat.
Care home workers: get your second Covid-19 vaccination by 11 November
October 2021 | Care home workers: get your second Covid-19 vaccination by 11 November
THE COVID-19 VACCINE is the best protection against the virus. To work after 11 November, you must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless exempt. It's quick and easy to book an appointment or find a walk-in centre. 
 
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Boris Johnson visits Westport Care Home ahead of social care announcement
October 2021 | Boris Johnson visits Westport Care Home ahead of social care announcement
EXCELCARE welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to its Westport Care Home ahead of the PM's planned social care reformation announcement in the Houses of Parliament. 
 
Westport in Stepney Green was highlighted as a London home of excellence by the PM's office for managing the risk of Covid-19 exceptionally well, in addition to the whole team being 100 per cent vaccinated prior to the requirement made in law. 
 
The Prime Minster, Health Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer met with owner Osman Ertosun and his chief operating office Sam Manning to discuss the impact Covid-19 has had on operations, the importance of an ongoing recognition needed for the dedicated and caring frontline team members, as well as the need to support care homes with the cost of delivering care. 
 
The Prime Minister and his team then spent time with the home's residents, enjoying arts and crafts, Connect Four and general chats about life.
Property News From Caring UK
October 2021 | Guide sees record entries and recognises award winners  
A GLOBAL property adviser has launched the fifth edition of its prestigious annual UK Luxury Care Home Guide. 
Knight Frank's 2021 Luxury Care Home Guide comprises the UK's top 100 luxury care homes and three overall winners of the Luxury Care Home Guide Awards who are each judged on numerous criteria including architecture, interior design and care quality. 
Julian Evans, head of healthcare at Knight Frank, said: 'We are pleased to have launched our 2021 edition of The Luxury Care Home Guide, which has cemented itself as the ultimate recognition for luxury care homes in the UK as evidenced by the record number of submissions totalling an extraordinary £5billion of assets that we received this year.  
'This year's top 100 luxury care homes showcases the top-of-the-range facilities, the vast majority of which are able to efficiently manage Covid-19 due to their future proof design, throughout the UK with the three award winners embodying the very best of the sector.' 
This year's winners were: 
· Luxury Care Home Award 2021, which recognises the highest quality hospitality and care services in a prestigious setting: Graysford Hall (Sanders Senior Living). 
· Care Home Design Award 2021, which recognises innovation, design, sustainability and the environment: Cavendish Park (Majesticare). 
· Refurbishment and Renovation Award 2021 which recognises heritage, redesign and repositioning: The Chocolate Works Care Village (Springfield Healthcare) 
This year, owing to Covid-19, the Knight Frank 2021 Luxury Care Home Guide award winners were selected via virtual inspections of each of the finalist's facilities by the judging panel. 
 
 
New owners for West Sussex care home
October 2021 | New owners for West Sussex care home
CORPORATE lawyers at regional law firm Lodders have supported the owners of a 20-bed residential care home on its sale. 
The retiring owners of the CQC-registered, 20-bed Cornelius House in Fishbourne, West Sussex, have sold 100 per cent of the business to Alchemy Care Holdings Limited in the deal brokered by Lodders - the firm they used when they purchased the home in 2005. 
John Kellas and his wife were each 50 per cent shareholders of Cornelius House, which provides full time and respite care to up to 20 residents.  
Head of Lodders' corporate and commercial team in Stratford upon Avon, Kim Klahn, acted for Mr and Mrs Kellas, with support from associate Leanne Lawrence, and Victor Matts, former head of the team who acted for the couple on the home's purchase in 2005. 
Kim said: 'Mr and Mrs Kellas took the decision to sell Cornelius House as part of their retirement plans. 
'Having made the decision, the aim was to find a buyer and complete the sale as quickly as possible. John turned to Lodders for legal advice and support on this important transaction, being familiar with the firm's capabilities and expertise in this area, especially in share capital transactions, from when he purchased the home 15 years earlier.  
'The timing of the sale was significant for Mr and Mrs Kellas for personal reasons, and we succeeded in progressing to completion quickly.'
New HQ investment to support group growth
October 2021 | New HQ investment to support group growth
RANDOLPH Hill Nursing Homes Group has relocated to a new, larger head office as part of its ongoing expansion.  
The company, which operates nursing homes across central and east Scotland, has moved to a new 4,000 square foot group headquarters in the Redheughs Rigg Business Park in Edinburgh's South Gyle. 
The move to the new premises follows a number of key appointments within the group to support its ongoing expansion. They include the recruitment of a care standards manager, recruitment manager, facilities manager and marketing manager. 
Managing director Peter McCormick said: 'The new head office will enable us to enhance the support we provide and give us room for further growth across the group.  
'Over recent years we have been investing in both new and existing sites to ensure we retain the highest care standards for our residents. 
'Despite the current challenges in managing Covid-19 across all our homes, we remain fully committed to maintaining that investment and keeping our growth plans on track going forward.' 
Randolph Hill is nearing completion of a new, £9m home in Livingston, which is due to open early next year. The 60 bedroom site will become the group's seventh home and will create up to 80 new jobs.
Work begins on new Purley care home
October 2021 | Work begins on new Purley care home
BARCHESTER Healthcare marked the start of its newest care home build in Purley, which is under construction by McGoff Construction Ltd. 
The 72-bed care home is set to open in Spring 2022. The home will provide residential care services, as well as dedicated dementia care in Barchester's unique Memory Lane communities. 
Barchester's senior property development manager Andy Williams said: "We are thrilled to see the start of work on site here in Purley, and are excited to bring a high quality care provision to the local area. 
'Our care home will offer luxury surroundings for residents, and with 25 years' experience will bring Barchester's high quality care and expertise in caring for residents.  
'The luxury care home in Purley will provide residents with a home set in beautiful grounds, and will deliver personalised residential care, as well as dementia care within an interactive multi-sensory environment. 
'Our new home will also provide employment opportunities in the local community.' 
To officiate the start of the construction, Andy was joined by head of marketing Mandy Macara, who met with McGoff Construction project manager Drew Campbell, alongside McGoff's Construction contracts manager Craig Clancy and Holden and Lee project manager Michael Hilton to take a tour of the site. 
 
Silverline Care expands portfolio with the acquisition of Victorguard Care  
October 2021 | Silverline Care expands portfolio with the acquisition of Victorguard Care  
SILVERLINE Care is operating an additional three care homes in Bradford following the successful acquisition of Victorguard Care.  
The care homes (The Beeches, Willow Bank and Laurel Bank) are leased from Impact Healthcare, they are all purpose-built and offer 182 beds in total, with strong transport links, gardens and en-suite bathrooms. 
The acquisition, which took place in March, takes the number of homes under Silverline Care management to 12 in total, of which six are in Scotland and six in Yorkshire.  
Danny Wulwick, director of acquisitions at Silverline Care, said: 'We are delighted to welcome the residents, families and staff at Victorguard into the Silverline Care family.  
"Our vision at Silverline is to be the leading care provider in each of the local communities we serve.  
"We believe these three homes have great potential and we have ensured that there is a strong budget to support and reposition the homes, safeguarding their future."
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