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REHACARE 2017: Review & Post Show Report
November 2017 | REHACARE 2017: Review & Post Show Report
In its 40th anniversary year, REHACARE 2017 was a successful event with an inspiring mix of exhibition, informative and high-quality supporting programme and entertainment from the fields of culture and sport. 
 
Once again, the developments on the market for a self-determined life inspired tens of thousands of trade visitors and those affected, who were looking for a comprehensive overview of products and information: Thereby, the focus of interest was on intelligent, high-quality aids, groundbreaking innovations and extensive consulting services for elderly people as well as for people with disabilities, care needs and chronic diseases. 
 
Once again, industry professionals and people with a handicap were equally committed to REHACARE, bringing innovations and information to the centre of society. 
 
And if you would like to experience Europe's leading trade fair for rehabilitation and care again, take a look at our videos, reports and photo galleries of REHACARE 2017.
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Swanton Care appoints new leadership team
November 2017 | Swanton Care appoints new leadership team
SWANTON Care and Community has appointed a new leadership team following the recent acquisition of the company by Apposite Capital. 
Andrew Shelton-Murray is now serving as interim CEO until the arrival of new full-time CEO Garry Cross (pictured) later in the autumn. 
Andrew, formerly of Danshell and Inmind Healthcare, has worked in the health and social care sector for more than 30 years. At the end of his tenure as CEO he will become a non-executive director on the Board. 
Garry, formerly commercial and acquisitions director of the Lifeways Group, who has worked in the sector for a decade with prior senior management experience in the retail and leisure sectors, will join the company in November.  
They are both joined by new operations director Gary Thompson, who as the former head of Autism Care UK together with a senior director role with Lifeways brings over 25 years' experience in social care.
Rachael sleeps rough to raise funds for homeless young
November 2017 | Rachael sleeps rough to raise funds for homeless young
A DURHAM care home worker is choosing to sleep rough for one night to raise funds for homeless young people. 
Rachael Hindle will swap her comfy bed and duvet for a cold floor and sleeping bag in Sunderland's Stadium of Light on Thursday, November 2. 
The regional development officer for the Hill Care Group, which operates care homes throughout the North of England, is taking part in Centrepoint's Sleep Out 2017. 
She will be joined by friend Leigh Varga, a health and social care trainer for Lifetime Training, as they aim to raise £200 each for the charity.
Elderly pedal power raises funds for allotment and charity
November 2017 | Elderly pedal power raises funds for allotment and charity
ELDERLY care home residents cycled over 14 miles to raise funds for an allotment and the Alzheimer's Society. 
Specially adapted bicycles allowed the residents of Waverley Lodge Care Home, in Lemington, Newcastle, to cover the distance and raise over £450. 
They were joined by staff, family and friends, who all cycled from the home to Wylam Hills Farm and back. 
The bicycles were rented from Newburn Leisure Centre, which had them made to enable elderly and those with a disability to take part in cycling.
Norfolk care team accredited in specialist care
November 2017 | Norfolk care team accredited in specialist care
THE care team at Olive House in Newton Flotman has become accredited as specialists in providing support around end-of-life care.  
Head of care Kerry Gooda and home manager Lesley Eastoll have become recognised 'Six Steps Champions' as part of a scheme led by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, and have shared their knowledge with the rest of the team. 
Olive House is part of the Healthcare Homes Group and provides residential care for up to 45 people. Kerry and Lesley took part in the programme to increase the support their team could offer their residents around end-of-life care and the choices they can make. They attended workshops between September 2016 and March this year and received training within the home.
Property News From Caring UK
Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
November 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
November 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
November 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
November 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.
November 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.
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