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Balhousie Care Group shortlisted for two Scottish Care Awards
January 2017 | Balhousie Care Group shortlisted for two Scottish Care Awards
BALHOUSIE Care Group has been shortlisted twice at this year's Scottish Care Awards. 
Balhousie Wheatlands Care Home was shortlisted for Most Innovative Partnership for its work with Lingo Flamingo, while Balhousie Ruthven Towers home manager, Jozi Stables, was shortlisted for her work with The Princes Trust in the Training and Development category. 
The group joined forces with The Prince's Trust Scotland earlier this year to offer young people the opportunity to train for a career in the care sector. Seven youngsters took part in the five-week training programme.  
The students are pictured with their certificates at a celebration event to mark the completion of the course.
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January 2017 | Care apprentice 'towers' above the rest
JULIE White, a care assistant at Bupa Ringway Mews in Wythenshawe, has been named health and social care 'Apprentice of the Year' at a prestigious national apprenticeship award ceremony held at the Tower of London. 
Julie, 52, received the accolade as part of the fifth annual Lifetime Learner Achievement Awards, which were hosted by Bristol-based apprenticeship training provider, Lifetime Training.  
Julie was interviewed by a panel of industry judges before being treated to lunch on a River Thames cruise ahead of the awards ceremony. 
The annual awards recognise, reward and celebrate the personal successes and resulting career development of individuals who have completed an apprenticeship qualification with the training provider.
Donation transforms dementia care home's gardens
January 2017 | Donation transforms dementia care home's gardens
RESIDENTS at Carlingwark House in Castle Douglas can enjoy stunning gardens thanks to a £2,000 donation from the Winifred Kennedy Trust.  
The home supports 30 people who live with dementia and age-related needs. It also provides day care to older people from across the local community.  
Friends of Carlingwark - a group of relatives, friends and community members who regularly organise activities and fundraising events for the home - successfully applied for funding through the Winifred Kennedy Trust. 
The Trust had previously supported the care home with a £1,000 donation to help with the start-up of an innovative digital activity programme. 
Friends of Carlingwark received a further £200 from the Castle Douglas Community Council, as well as £600 from a collection held at the funeral of Leah Couper, a long term Friend of Carlingwark House.
Home celebrates community engagement award
January 2017 | Home celebrates community engagement award
RESIDENTS, staff, family and the local community held a special celebration at Balhousie Ruthven Towers Care Home after winning the Community Engagement Award in this year's 'Balhousie in Bloom'. 
Local man Windy Wilson, known for his tongue-in-cheek weather updates to his 130,000 Facebook followers, presented residents and staff with their award.  
He manages the local children's football team, Primrose FC, who spent a few days in the summer helping residents with the gardens at the Auchterarder care home. 
Throughout the summer, Balhousie Care Group invite each of their 25 facilities to put their horticultural talents to the test in their annual gardening competition.  
The competition was devised to encourage residents and staff to engage and interact with their communities to help create beautiful gardens and wonderful experiences for everybody to enjoy.
Golden era continues for 'truly stimulating' care home garden
January 2017 | Golden era continues for 'truly stimulating' care home garden
GREEN-fingered residents and staff at a Salisbury care home are celebrating after they won a citywide gardening challenge for three years in a row. 
Colten Care's Braemar Lodge struck 'gold' once again in the annual Salisbury City Council Gardens Awards, seeing off competition from a strong field including householders, hotels, pubs, B&Bs and schools. 
Competition criteria included layout, atmosphere, tidiness, plant variety, sustainability and provision for wildlife. 
Judges praised Braemar Lodge for gearing its garden totally to residents, with clever use of plant varieties that people would recognise from their younger days. 
In their citation, judges specifically complimented features such as a hedgehog house, teapot trail and areas for residents and their families to sit outdoors.
Property News From Caring UK
Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
January 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
January 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
January 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
January 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.
January 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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