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New care home to create more than 100 jobs in Dorset
March 2018 | New care home to create more than 100 jobs in Dorset
MORE than 100 jobs will be created when a new care home opens in Dorset. 
Construction work is now underway on Colten Care's Bourne View in Poole with the art deco-style home due to open in the autumn. 
Speaking at a topping out ceremony, Councillor Lindsay Wilson, Mayor of Poole, described plans for the multi-million pound home as 'very impressive'. 
Bourne View is Colten Care's 12th home in Dorset. Currently the family owned company, which is based in Ringwood, has 20 facilities across Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex and Wiltshire. 
The new site will offer residential and nursing care with 68 bedrooms, all en suite. 
Poole Mayor Councillor Lindsay Wilson (right) is pictured carrying out the traditional ceremony watched by Colten Care directors and senior staff including Mark Aitchison, chief executive (holding spade); founder and co-chairman John Cowell (third right) and co-chairman Rick Otten (second left).
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Planning approved on former Council care home
March 2018 | Planning approved on former Council care home
A DESIGN-led residential care home has received planning consent from York City Council on the site of a former council facility. 
York based architecture and building surveying practice wrdunn. and planning consultants O'Neill Associates have been working on the Fordlands Road scheme on behalf of client, Octopus Healthcare Developments.  
Located in the Fulford area of the city, the modern residential care home for the elderly received unanimous approval from York planning committee. 
Situated on a brownfield site, the former local authority care home has been closed for five years with the building no longer fit for purpose.
Virtual reality used to reduce the risk of fall
March 2018 | Virtual reality used to reduce the risk of fall
VIRTUAL reality equipment has enabled three Macclesfield locals to graduate from a specialist falls prevention course with flying colours. 
The trio of Experience Day clients from the Belong care village in Macclesfield are the first cohort to complete a 12-session falls prevention course, aimed at reducing the risk of falls for older people. 
Using state-of-the-art Silverfit virtual reality exercise equipment, the course involves cognitive games aimed at challenging balance, coordination and strength and takes place in Belong Macclefield's exercise studio, where a fitness instructor uses the machinery's data to develop personalised exercise programmes to enhance the wellbeing of each participant.
Home welcomes families to celebrate Dignity Action Day
March 2018 | Home welcomes families to celebrate Dignity Action Day
WICKWAR care home welcomed friends and family of residents to celebrate Dignity Action Day with a tea party and dignity pledge event. 
The Gloucestershire facility opened its doors to celebrate the annual Dignity in Care event, as an opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to treat all residents and staff with dignity. 
Residents enjoyed a 'Digni-tea' party in the company of their friends and family, and were invited to write out leaves for the home's 'Dignity Tree', on display in the main dining room. The leaves included what dignity means to them personally, and ways they pledge to treat others with dignity.
Mayor and Sheriff drop in for tea with residents
March 2018 | Mayor and Sheriff drop in for tea with residents
RESIDENTS and staff at a Gloucester care home have welcomed the city's Mayor and its Sheriff for afternoon tea. 
The Mayor of Gloucester, Councillor Steve Morgan, and Lady Mayoress Sally Morgan, were joined by Gloucester's Sheriff, Councillor Paul Toleman at the Knoll Care Home in Tuffley. 
The civic dignitaries were given a tour of the home, meeting staff, residents and their families, while also learning more about the programme of daily activities designed to keep residents healthy and active.  
The VIP visit also saw local singer Barry Woodley entertaining guests with a variety of old-time songs, including hits from the 1940s and 1950s.
Property News From Caring UK
Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
March 2018 | Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
SPECIALIST business property adviser Christie & Co has sold Spurfield House in Exminster near Exeter on behalf of Guinness Care & Support. 
Having closed earlier this year, it has been acquired by a specialist operator from Torquay who plans to invest in the property and reopen it as a care facility in 2017. 
The site, which stands in a sizeable plot located close to the centre of the village, is a detached period property and was previously registered to provide accommodation for 13 people. 
Christie & Co has been instructed to market the remainder of the Guinness Care & Support care home portfolio which comprises a further six homes in Exeter, Tiverton, Paignton and Kingsteignton near Newton Abbot.
Bondcare invests in North East care homes
March 2018 | Bondcare invests in North East care homes
BONDCARE is investing more than £1m in major refurbishments at four of its North East care homes. 
Allan Court in Benwell, Newcastle; Debaliol Care Home in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland; Donwell House Care Home & Day Centre in Washington and Redworth House in Shildon, Co. Durham, will all benefit from the investment. 
Allan Court will undergo a full refurbishment of its lower ground floor to create a seven-bed learning disability unit. The refurbishment will include a new heating system, new lounge, kitchen and diner and a full re-fit and redecoration of the home's bedrooms.  
Debaliol will also have a new heating system installed and its public areas and some bedrooms refurbished.  
Donwell House will have a new heating system fitted, some of its bedrooms refurbished and improvements made to the car park and the home's gardens. And Redworth House will benefit from general improvements to the public areas in the homes, including new carpets throughout.  
Chris Denton, manager at Allan Court, is pictured with resident Annie Hunter and Steve Massey, north east regional manager of Bondcare, choosing materials.
Loan facilitates home's £1.1m expansion
March 2018 | Loan facilitates home's £1.1m expansion
Barclays has provided funding to support Peverel Court Ltd's expansion plans at Bartlett's Residential Care Home The loan has helped facilitate a £1.1m expansion project and complete the first phase of a new 14-bed extension at the facility in the Buckinghamshire village of Stone, a short distance from Thame. Bartlett's Residential Care Home, which is owned and traded by Peverel Court Limited, is a Victorian country house built in 1856 and offers residents around the clock personal care including those with the early onset of dementia. The newly completed extension will allow the care home to increase the number of residents to 38 and will create eight new jobs to take the staff teams to 38. 
Barclays relationship director Neil Chandler is pictured with Peverel Court managing director Anil Dhanani.
Residents and supporters celebrate the opening of new retirement development
March 2018 | Residents and supporters celebrate the opening of new retirement development
A NEW retirement living development has been officially opened in Market Harborough by Methodist Homes. 
Rev Alison Tomlin, who lives in the town, cut the ribbon of Welland Place, one of the newest services from MHA. 
Welland Place has 100 one and two bedroom apartments for people over 60, with individualised care and on site support available 24 hours a day and options for sale, rent or shared ownership. Facilities for residents include a gym, spa, swimming pool and landscaped gardens. 
Residents and local supporters were welcomed by MHA Board Member Norman Mann, followed by a thanksgiving service with contributions from residents and the local Methodist Church.  
Manager Richard Haddon said: "We offer privacy and independence with total peace of mind, the best of both worlds, in a community of like-minded friends and neighbours. Several people have already become firm friends and the new community is growing and evolving all the time." 
MHA also offers residential and dementia care at Aigburth care home in Oadby, Leicester.
March 2018 | Home approved despite residents' opposition
PLANS for a new 44-bed care home in a Suffolk town have been approved despite vociferous opposition from local residents. 
Tanner & Tilley Town Planning and Development Consultants were successful in obtaining planning consent for Angel Care to construct the facility after a more ambitious scheme was rejected on appeal in January 2012. 
Angel Care's Sandip Ruparelia said: 'This approval means this scheme can now go ahead, enabling much needed extra care accommodation to be provided for the residents of Woodbridge.' 
Tanner & Tilley operations director John Montgomery told the Development Control Sub-Committee the new application fully addressed the appeal inspector's concerns regarding effect on the amenities of surrounding properties and, in particular, those in Godfreys Wood to the rear.   
The committee heard from local residents who opposed the scheme before granting planning permission, but only on the chairperson's casting vote.
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