Compassionate care worker honoured with MBE

A housing support worker who has dedicated nearly 40 years to helping and supporting the community of Dundee has been awarded an MBE from the Queen. Dundee born and bred Neil Powrie, 61, currently works with Blackwood Housing and Care and received the prestigious honour for his commitment to the provision of voluntary services across […]

Wish Appeal grants Christmas wish to bring sisters together

The Wish Appeal granted a Christmas wish for Watling Court tenant, Anne Richardson, enabling her to have a festive lunch with her sister.   Ninety-year-old Anne, who has lived at Watling Court for almost four years, had not had lunch with her sister, who lives in a nursing home on the other side of Gravesend […]

Margaret’s Christmas card design is a winner for Caring Homes

Scoonie House resident Margaret McNeill has designed Scoonie’s official Christmas card for 2015. Her family also received a gift of 50 cards of the winning design to send to friends and relatives.   The Leven care home, owned by Caring Homes, holds an annual Christmas card competition for its 36 residents. This year, 83 year […]

Supported living service in Suffolk is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by ClarkeCare Limited (Suffolk) in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in September. ClarkeCare Limited (Suffolk) provides personal care and support for people aged 18 upwards living in their own homes. This includes supporting people following an illness […]

Festive fun at Aberdeen care home

Residents of Pitcairn Lodge Care Home in Westhill, Aberdeen and their families gathered together for the annual Christmas party, where they had festive fun with a sing-a-long Christmas extravaganza.   Staff donned colourful Christmas jumpers and ran a range of fun activities to entertain the crowd. This included a bumper raffle that raised an incredible […]

Shackletons recognise social care excellence

Shackletons helped to mark social care excellence during the 13th Anniversary Year of the prestigious Wales Care Awards 2015 at Cardiff City Hall.   Sponsoring the ‘Excellence in Learning Disability & Mental Health Services Award’, a special mention goes to the winners: Gold Alexander Smith, Life Long Learning 4 Living, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham, Silver Carys Pritchard, […]

Christmas arrived early for customers at Bluebird Care Exeter

Bluebird Care Exeter, an award winning home care provider hosted their annual customer Christmas lunch on Monday 21st December 2015. Customers enjoyed a three course meal, prepared and served by the agency’s passionate office team and were entertained whilst they ate by a local choir singing traditional Christmas carols. Bluebird Care Exeter invited their customers […]

Former Antiques Roadshow’s Michael Laikin visits TLC Care Homes

Former BBC Antiques Roadshow expert and valuer Michael Laikin visited five TLC care homes where he surprised residents and staff by revealing that some of their possessions were worth much more than they had thought. On his visit to TLC Carlton Court, on Bells Hill, next door to Barnet Hospital, one resident was surprised to […]

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