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Home hosts Mad Hatter¹s Tea Party on Wear it Pink Day
Home hosts Mad Hatter¹s Tea Party on Wear it Pink Day
A STOCKTON on Tees care home has raised over £100 for the fight against breast cancer - after celebrating national Wear it Pink Day. 
Residents and staff at The Beeches donned pink clothing in support of Breast Cancer Now, the UK's largest breast cancer charity. 
The extra-ordinary day also saw residents take a tumble down the rabbit hole, as they were treated to a Mad Hatter's Tea Party on the same afternoon. 
Sue Abdi, manager of The Beeches Care Home, said: 'The residents thoroughly enjoyed Wear it Pink Day and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party all on the same day.  
'It was certainly out of the ordinary, so they probably did believe they fell down the rabbit hole. 
'We'd like to thank everyone who donated towards Breast Cancer Now in support of Wear it Pink Day.' 
Residents are pictured enjoy the day at The Beeches.

Surrey care home providing a 'good' service
CRANMER Court care home in Warlingham, Surrey has been rated as providing a 'good' care service in all areas, according to its latest inspection by the CQC. 
The care home was given a 'good' overall rating by inspectors, for providing a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led care service. 
Norah Davey, home manager at Cranmer Court, said: 'Staff are extremely happy at the praise we received from inspectors in the report following their visit. All of our staff, residents and families work well together to support each other, so it is great to receive positive comments about this in the CQC's report.'

National Living Wage could cause collapse of Britain's care sector, claim
National Living Wage could cause collapse of Britain's care sector, claim
THE new proposed living wage will have a damning impact on the care sector, forcing many independent operators out of business and leaving thousands of people without support, says leading health and social care management advisers Carter Schwartz. 
The higher wage will only cover around 60 per cent of staff, pushing labour costs up by 330m in the next year, rising to £1bn by 2020 - a cost that the care home sector simply cannot afford. 
Adam Carter (pictured), managing director at Carter Schwartz, said: 'Many care home operators already struggle to pay the minimum wage and continued local funding cuts are putting greater strain on budgets and limiting resources. With the funding gap expected to reach £4.3bn by 2020, the introduction of the living wage will only exacerbate the problem. 
'With suggestions that some of the larger domiciliary care providers are operating on margins of under 10 per cent, any increase in living wage will have a huge impact on their ability to keep services running. Whereas other sectors can absorb the extra costs by elevating their prices, health and social care providers are restricted to set contracts. 
'The government must to do more to address industry concerns, as without any additional support, it is very likely that some of our biggest care providers will be put in jeopardy, leading to a crisis in the sector, with too many people needing care and not enough support for them.'

'Wonderland' visit for care home's residents
'Wonderland' visit for care home's residents
A PRUDHOE care home has paid a visit to 'Wonderland' after hosting a fun-filled Mad Hatter's Tea Party. 
Guests and residents were treated to the party at Red Brick House care home, which was open to the community. 
Staff and residents dressed up in Alice and Wonderland fancy dress for the event, and provided guests with refreshments, including tea, scones and cakes - in true Mad Hatters Tea Party fashion. 
All money raised on the day went towards the residents' comfort fund, which allows for extra treats and contributions towards trips out for residents. 
Prior to the party, the home organised art and craft classes for residents, who made their hats for the celebration, as well as baking sessions.

Belong Warrington celebrates 1st birthday with 2040 time capsule
Belong Warrington celebrates 1st birthday with 2040 time capsule
BELONG Warrington customers, staff and relatives joined together to bury a treasure-filled time capsule in celebration of one-year since the community care village first opened.  
With a helping hand from Alicia White, representing the Warrington first division Brownies, the capsule was packed with staff and residents' old photographs and mementoes, as well as objects significant to 2015, such as pictures of Queen Elizabeth II, now Britain's longest serving monarch.  
The Brownies also donated their unit badge, Dementia Friends badge and poems about what a Belong village stands for.  
General manager Janine Curwell said: 'It feels like only yesterday that we first opened our doors, yet the strong sense of community and vibrant village life we have here is remarkable." 
Belong Warrington customers, staff, relatives and friends are pictured gathered in the village garden to watch the time capsule being buried, with the help of Alicia White from the Warrington 1st division Brownies.

Colten Care cuppas raise £2,700 for Macmillan
Colten Care cuppas raise £2,700 for Macmillan
COLTEN Care has raised £2,700 to help people living with the impact of a cancer diagnosis. 
Relatives, friends and community contacts joined residents and staff at the south coast operator's 19 homes for the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning.  
As well as cuppas and cakes, the family-owned group marked the annual fundraiser with live music, quizzes, raffles and bring-and-buy stalls. 
Karen Burdon, activities manager, said: 'It was a wonderful opportunity to open our doors and welcome friends old and new. Our residents really value being part of the community and we all enjoy raising money for good causes.  
Staff and residents at Colten Care's Lymington home, Linden House, are pictured enjoying their coffee and cakes for Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning.

Harrogate home care company rated in top one per cent in the UK
Harrogate home care company rated in top one per cent in the UK
A SPECIALIST home care provider based in Harrogate is one of the first to be awarded an outstanding rating by the inspectorate, putting it in the top one per cent in the UK. 
The CQC found the quality of care provided by Carefound Home Care to be 'outstanding' following an inspection carried out in June. 
The home care service provides support to people in their own homes in the Harrogate, Ripon, Wetherby and North Leeds areas. Inspectors found staff were providing care which was safe, effective, caring, responsible to people's needs and well led. 
Oliver Stirk, director at Carefound Home Care,added 'We set up Carefound Home Care because we believed families wanted a realistic alternative to residential care where they could continue to live in their own home surrounded by the people and things they love.' 
Home care manager Lorna Dawber is pictured celebrating the findings of the CQC report with clients.

Gateshead care home receives clean bill of health
ST Marks Court in Gateshead has received a clean bill of health from the CQC. 
The home in Deckham, is meeting all standards of care set out by the regulator, which judges a care home's services based on its safety, effectiveness, care, responsiveness and leadership. 
Comments from the inspector in the report included: 'People using the service told us they were well cared for and felt safe at the home and with the staff who provided their care and support,' and 'The home was a purpose built relatively new building which was well appointed, furnished and decorated throughout.' 
Home manager Heather Knowles-Sinclair said: 'We always welcome constructive feedback and the findings from the CQC are very pleasing. It is a testament to the hard work of our staff, who are dedicated to their roles and cater to our residents' every needs. 
'Everyone has worked extremely hard to meet all the standards of care set out by the regulator, and we are committed to providing a first class service to our residents.'

Musical treat for care home residents
Musical treat for care home residents
A CARE home in Wrexham echoed to the sweet sound of a classically trained mezzo soprano and classical pianist thanks to a musical outreach programme. 
Live Music Now supports professional musicians to use their talents for the benefit of those that might otherwise be excluded from the joy of experiencing live musical performances. 
As part of the North Wales International Music Festival, mezzo soprano Olivia Gomez and pianist Ben Pinnow dropped into Pendine Park care organisation's Hillbury House to perform an hour-long concert of songs. 
Resident May Edwards is pictured with her grandaughter Lorraine Wynne, classical singer Olivia Gomez and pianist Ben Pinnow.

Finecare X'mas & New year Decoration Award
Finecare X'mas & New year Decoration Award
Make this Christmas unique by taking part in our Christmas decoration competition, and get assured gifts. Wait no longer visit our website www.finecare247.com and register to take part in the competition. All you have to do is to decorate your medical establishment, take pictures of it from 3 different angles, then visit our website and upload pictures at the mentioned fields. You have time till 30 th of December. Be the best Fine care decoration** of this year, soon we are visiting your place to give away a surprise gift. Circulate this among your association members, staffs, known ones and friends to know more, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 
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