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Morris Care celebrates 25 years of quality care
January 2015 | Morris Care celebrates 25 years of quality care
MORRIS Care hosted a Christmas reception to celebrate 25 years of quality care throughout Shropshire and Cheshire.  
Hosted at the firm's Welsh Bridge head office, guests included professional partners, colleagues and representatives who have contributed and help shape the business over the years, along with six members of the care team who between them have been with the company for over 155 years. 
Bill Morris, who founded the care division with the opening of its first pioneering Morris Care home in Radbrook, Shrewsbury, presented all six staff with a commemorative gift, while Nicky Thomas was presented with a watch for her 25 years' service.  
To mark the occasion and to add a festive cheer to the proceedings, guests were invited to witness the Christmas light switch-on of the well-known Morris polar bear lights, which each year descend from the arctic and take up residence on the building's roof. 
Morris Care chairman Robin Morris and director Timothy Morris switch on the lights with their daughters Rosie and Isabelle.
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Nostalgic performers evoke memories for Greensted residents
January 2015 | Nostalgic performers evoke memories for Greensted residents
Residents at Greensted residential home enjoyed a festive afternoon of nostalgia and reminiscence when musical entertainers, The Crooners visited. 
A festive atmosphere filled the Wateringbury residential home on Thursday 4th December, as the residents gathered around the Christmas trees, eager to hear what the musical entertainers would sing. 
The Crooners performed a number of varied nostalgic tunes, from the 40s 50s and 60s and even serenaded a few of the residents, whilst some couldn't wait to get up and dance. 
Whilst they soaked up the atmosphere and enjoyed the live music, residents chatted about their memories of their younger days spent dancing and what they were doing during all those years ago.
Hopes are realised for care worker Charley
January 2015 | Hopes are realised for care worker Charley
THE hopes of a young jobseeker to start a career as a care worker have been realised thanks to a partnership between recruitment specialists Ingeus, which delivers the government's Work Programme in West Yorkshire, and Ilkley-based 247 Nursing. 
For 20-year-old Charley Smith from Leeds, this is her first permanent job since leaving school four years ago. She has had a long-term ambition to be a carer, looking after the everyday health and social needs of elderly people and others in the community. However, despite her passion and persistence, finding an employer willing to give her the chance she craved proved almost impossible. 
Charley Smith is pictured with 247 Nursing's Kate Barnett and Cassie Good from Ingeus.
Proud Sheila sees granddaughter's graduation day - 5,000 miles away
January 2015 | Proud Sheila sees granddaughter's graduation day - 5,000 miles away
A CARE home resident was able to watch her granddaughter's graduation over 4,623 miles away with help from tech savvy staff. 
Sheila Christie (pictured) desperately wanted to see Lara graduate from university in America so staff at Bield's Coxton Gardens in Glasgow made this possible with a live stream.  
Other tenants gathered to see Lara in her cap and gown at her graduation in Texas.  
Sheila's son Gary left Glasgow and moved to Texas with the rest of his family 14 years ago. Sheila has been out to visit her family in Texas four times, including on her 80th birthday.  
But when it became apparent his mother may miss on Lara's big day, Gary contacted staff at Coxton Gardens to see if anyone could help.  
Senior housing care assistant Josephine MacLennan saved the day by setting up a link to a live stream at the University of Texas. She then arranged the viewing in the communal area of the development.
January 2015 | Cornish care home sold to local operators
SPECIALIST property adviser Christie + Co had sold Holywell Bay, a former care home in the popular Cornish town of Newquay. 
Originally a 1980s coaching hotel, Holywell Bay traded as a care home for more than 20 years prior to its closure at the end of 2013. 
The property was sold to Morleigh Group Ltd for an undisclosed sum, but it was marketed at a guide price of £525,000 for the freehold interest 
Morleigh Group directors, locals Steve and Tricia Juleff, own and operate nine care homes in Cornwall, making them one of the largest providers in the county.  
Christie + Co were instructed to sell the property in April this year and multiple offers were received for the 49-bedroom facility.
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Bondcare invests in North East care homes
January 2015 | 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
January 2015 | 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
January 2015 | 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.
January 2015 | 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.
January 2015 | 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.