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Henry presented with his Care Innovator Award
Henry presented with his Care Innovator Award
ONE of Everton in the Community's award-winning campaigners was recognised at a celebration event at a Southport care home. 
Henry Mooney has been Everton in the Community's engagement officer for the last 12 years, and was recently handed a Care Innovator Award at the North West Regional Great British Care Awards after being nominated by the Athena Health Care Group. 
He was unable to collect his award at the ceremony but was presented with it by Athena's chief executive Steven Wylie at Hesketh Park Lodge. 
Former players Ian Snodin and Graham Stuart, who are both club ambassadors, were also in attendance.

Home spearheads new initiative
Home spearheads new initiative
LIGHTHOUSE Lodge nursing/ residential care home in New Brighton is spearheading a community local eateries and businesses initiative. 
Some of the residents recently enjoyed complimentary coffees at Costa Coffee in New Brighton, and now 
other businesseshave offered to do the same. 
Athena Healthcare Group's Lighthouse Lodge officially opened last October, creating jobs and new business in New Brighton. 
Spokesperson Lesley Malon said: 'We are working with local organisations to help regenerate New Brighton for people to enjoy, live and come and visit. 
'Working together makes a difference for older people to live their own lives to the fullest and to make their own choices as the age well.'

Discount on guide to help adult social care providers improve their CQC rating
Discount on guide to help adult social care providers improve their CQC rating
IT'S important that care providers are equipped with the right knowledge and skills to lead their service effectively.  
Skills for Care helps create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce, and their online bookshop has a range of popular resources for managers and care workers. This January, selected publications are available at a discount. 
This includes the 'Good and outstanding care' guide, which supports adult social care providers to improve their service and prepare for their next CQC inspection. 
The guide shows the key characteristics that differentiate CQC ratings and shares recommendations and best practice under each area of inspection.  
It draws on practical examples and inspection reports from providers already rated good and outstanding. This learning can help other employers assess their current performance and identify key areas to improve their service and CQC rating. Some of the shared learning is simple and effective, while others are more innovative and transformational.  
The workbook edition of the guide has activities and self-assessment checklists to benchmark what you're doing now and decide where to make improvements. This January, get your copy of the workbook for a discounted price of just £30 (usually £35).  
This is just one of the guides in the Skills for Care January sale. Don't miss out - find this publication and more at

Technology helps care home residents find their voices
Technology helps care home residents find their voices
STAFF at a care home in Formby have launched a pioneering new initiative to bring their residents up-to-speed with the latest technology using voice-command devices. 
Athena Health Care Group runs a Community Activities Hub and their latest project has seen them team up with software company Yozu, who have provided Alexa devices for residents living at Woodlands Lodge in Formby. 
Residents will now be able to use the voice-command devices to play music, find out what the weather is like and hear news updates and turn lights on or off. 
Lesley Malone, events organiser for the healthcare group said: 'Our ladies and gentlemen are looking forward chatting to Alexa. 
'We are known to be at the forefront of the latest care innovations and we want to push the boundaries once more with the implementation of smart home technology throughout all care homes.'

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