International Friendship Day: Older people connect across the world

Every year on the first Sunday of August, people from around the world come together to celebrate International Friendship Day. The Abbeyfield Society, the charity that strives to improve the quality of life for older people, understands the value of friendship and encourages staff and residents to make time for friends across the world.  Next […]

Double care home deal for Puma Investments

Puma Investments has announced the completion of two deals within the residential care home sector totalling £11 million. The monies invested will fund the development and initial operation of two purpose built, modern care homes in partnership with established operator Abbey Healthcare, which is owned by Prabhdyal Sodhi and currently operates a portfolio of 16 homes with […]

£17 million strategy unveiled by innovative housing and care charity

Bosses of an ambitious housing and care provider have toured the country to roll out its new £17 million business strategy to 400 staff across Scotland.   Blackwood is already one of the best-known names in adapting homes and properties to let people with disabilities, sensory impairments or age related conditions live as independently as […]

Blyth care home given a new look

Crofton Court care home in Blyth, which is part of Akari Care, has been given a new look to enhance the home for its residents.   The two lounges on the dementia house at the care home, which is based on Edward Street and provides residential and specialist dementia care for 50 elderly residents, have […]

Meridian Healthcare celebrates ‘topping out’ of newest care centre

A purpose built care home in West Yorkshire took one step closer to completion this week as the team behind Garforth Care Home in Church Gardens were joined by Councillor Mark Dobson to celebrate the traditional ‘topping out’ ceremony.   Garforth is the latest state-of-the-art care centre to be built by the award-winning independent provider Meridian Healthcare […]

Care home hosts Dementia Friends session

A Skelmersdale care home has hosted a session to increase awareness of what it is like to live with dementia.   Local Dementia Friends Champion Joe Sherville delivered a training session at the Birch Green Care Home, which resulted in seven members of staff signing up to the scheme.   Dementia Friends is a national […]

Success at the double for arts-loving care company

A social care organisation is celebrating an awards double for its commitment to enriching people’s lives through the arts. Pioneering Pendine Park, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, was named Business of the Year at the prestigious Arts and Business Cymru Awards. The award was presented by acclaimed Welsh actress Sian Phillips during […]

Sanctuary Care homes host fine dining experience

Residents at two Sanctuary Care homes were joined by special VIP guests when they hosted the ultimate fine dining experience, as part of a national culinary competition.   The team and residents at Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home in Hertfordshire were dressed to impress for an evening of black tie and three-course dining, while rubbing […]

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