New CEO for ExtraCare Charitable Trust from Student Loans Company

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, the leading provider of affordable retirement villages in the UK, is pleased to announce that Mick Laverty has been appointed as its new Chief Executive.   Mick, currently Chief Executive at the Student Loans Company and formerly Chief Executive at Advantage West Midlands, the Regional Development Agency, takes up his new […]

DC Care sells Doncaster care home

DC Care has completed the sale of Clifton Court Care Home, near Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The home, which was an asset of Mirus Care Limited (In Liquidation), was originally registered for 33 elderly clients and closed late last year. Upon instruction from Begbies Traynor LLP, DC Care carried out an extensive marketing campaign, to […]

Firefighters to tackle dementia as Local Authorities embrace public health responsibilities

Firefighters across England are going above and beyond their fire prevention work and are now supporting vulnerable people with issues relating to dementia, mental health, domestic abuse, social isolation, childhood obesity and youth unemployment.   Following the transfer of public health duties to local government, the fire and rescue service is now working in partnership […]

Turning 100 is down to a daily cup of tea

A care home resident from Falkirk has revealed her key to a long and healthy life – one that has seen her reach her 100th birthday.   Christina Hamilton, who has lived in Bupa’s Newcarron Care Home for nearly a year, says she attributes her good health to a lifelong passion for music – and […]

Skydive raises money for Friends of the Elderly

Beau Strong aged 25, who lives in Bermondsey, has raised over £400 for national charity Friends of the Elderly by bravely jumping 10,000ft out of a plane in Salisbury.   Beau decided to support the charity having recently lost his own grandparents and seeing how important it was for them to be surrounded by family […]

Gravesend Care Home residents get stuck in to the gardening!

Residents of Edward Moore House Residential Home in Gravesend made the most of the summer sunshine by putting on their gardening gloves and spending a morning digging and planting.   With the sun shining and the weather finally starting to feel like summer, residents of the Trinity Road residential home decided to spend a morning […]

Rosewood Healthcare Group acquires Care at Home (Wales) Ltd

AlixPartners Services UK LLP, Joint Administrators of Care at Home (Wales) Limited in June 2014 instructed Bespoke Care and Eddisons to jointly market the assets for sale with a view to securing a sale to a trade buyer who would continue to operate the homes. The sale of all 3 care homes to Rosewood Healthcare […]

Leading charity scores two new contracts

One of Scotland’s housing and care providers has secured a new contract with South Ayrshire Council.   Blackwood has taken over the role of Housing Support Services for two supported complexes in Ayr, Orchard Court and Hamilton House.   The charity has signed an initial three year contract with the possibility of a two year […]

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