CQC announces changes in regulatory fees

Following consultation, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published details of the fees to be paid by providers from 1 April 2014.  All services registered with CQC are required under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 to pay fees to cover the cost of registration and inspection.     The fees scheme reflects government […]

Stunning murals provide sensory stimulation for those living with dementia

Stunning sensory murals have been a wonderful way to help residents living with dementia at a Sanctuary Care home, helping the home to scoop a £7,500 award.   Beechwood Residential Care Home in Upton-upon-Severn – and three other Sanctuary Care homes in Worcester, Stourport-on-Severn and Droitwich – have been awarded £7,500 through Worcestershire County Council’s […]

National campaign gives seniors food for thought

A nationwide campaign to highlight the importance of healthy eating among seniors was celebrated at Sunrise Senior Living communities across England and Wales. The doors and kitchens at the 27 communities were thrown open as part of the ‘Taste of Sunrise’ campaign with breakfasts, lunches, brunches and afternoon teas all open to the public. Following […]

The Avalon Group are finalists in national care awards

Members of The Avalon Group’s Scarborough delivery team were finalists in the ‘Autistic Spectrum Services’ category at the prestigious LaingBuisson Independent Specialist Care Awards recently.   This is Avalon’s second year of success at the LaingBuisson awards, in 2013 Avalon’s Learning and Development Team received the award for ‘Training and Dissemination of Good Practice’.   […]

Reaping the rewards of 24 hour live in care

Meet John White a young 21 year old man with disabilities who was until recently still living at home with his mother Jackie.  Now with the support of a live-in carer, John is able to experience independence, develop his own life and enjoy learning new skills. Like most young people of his age, John enjoys […]

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