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Badging Staff Meets Care Quality Commission Outcome
September 2016 | Badging Staff Meets Care Quality Commission Outcome
Since 2010 healthcare practices regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) must meet service delivery criteria including the clear identification of individual staff members. 
 
The guidance publication entitled Essential standards of quality and safety specifies that, for providers to achieve the required standard of care and welfare of people who use their healthcare services, their users 'can be confident that, wherever possible, they will know the names and job titles of the people who provide their care, treatment and support' (part of Outcome 4C). 
 
Compliance with this standard is simple according to Badgemaster, the UK's leading supplier of name badges. 'Providing name badges, to customer-facing staff is a proven and very cost-effective solution to the Care Quality Commission regulations' confirms John Bancroft MBE, Managing Director of Badgemaster. Dr Neil Shaw of Eyre Street Dental Practice in Clay Cross, Derbyshire agrees, commenting: 'badging our team with Badgemaster's help very quickly and painlessly satisfied this outcome for our audit'. 
 
Nottinghamshire-based for 24 years, Badgemaster designs and manufactures ready-to-wear employee name badges for thousands of hospitals, surgeries and care homes and well understands the needs of healthcare professionals. Badgemaster's experience suggests that its own high product and service quality is greatly valued where time and budget come under pressure. 
 
'Badgemaster has built excellent customer loyalty by providing a wide choice of name badge styles with clothes-friendly and patient-safe fasteners and high quality logo reproduction, together with a very fast and easy ordering and delivery process, all at the most competitive prices with no minimum order' states John . 'It's also notable that many of the customers who compliment our staff for being so friendly and helpful are in the healthcare sector' he adds. 
 
For more information, call Badgemaster's Customer Services team on 01623 723112 or visit either the Badgemaster website at www.badgemaster.co.uk or the Care Quality Commission website at www.cqc.org.uk.
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Heritage Manor sold by Carterwood
September 2016 | Heritage Manor sold by Carterwood
CARTERWOOD has successfully completed on the sale of a care home on behalf of Somerset Redstone Trust. 
The company was instructed to sell the home following a strategic review of the Somerset Redstone Trust's objectives. 
Heritage Manor, a small, privately owned group of care homes have purchased Newstead House to add to their portfolio. They already own and operate four facilities in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and manage two further care operations in Bury St Edmunds and Colchester. 
Simon Patient, from Heritage Manor, said: "We had been looking to expand our services within Herefordshire, and Newstead House presented us with an ideal opportunity to add to our existing portfolio in the county.'
Aerial display delights Winchester care home residents
September 2016 | Aerial display delights Winchester care home residents
A SPECTULAR aerial display turned heads and delighted onlookers at a Winchester dementia care home. 
Residents at Colten Care's St Catherines View met owls Charlie, TJ, Flo and Punk from the Falconhigh bird of prey display team based at Brambridge Park Garden Centre. 
Under the guidance of experienced handlers, the creatures spread their wings and glided, swooped and turned in silent flight all around the garden.  
As well as the viewing the aerobatics, residents donned leather falconry gloves to hold the birds so they could see them closer up. 
Resident Pearl Coombes is pictured with feathered friend Charlie, a one-year-old female barn owl.
Group welcomes rugby legends to two of its homes
September 2016 | Group welcomes rugby legends to two of its homes
COMMUNITY Integrated Care welcomed rugby league legends Paul Sculthorpe, Eddie Cunningham and John Stankevitch to two of its dementia care homes. 
St Helens legends Paul Sculthorpe and Eddie Cunningham officially opened a St Helens RFC reminiscence area in Eccleston Court, a St Helens based care home.  
The area contains nostalgic photographs and memorabilia that promote the treasured memories of St Helens fans living there, applying leading dementia design approaches that have been pioneered by Community Integrated Care. 
Former St Helens and Widnes Vikings player John Stankevitch visited people supported at St Luke's Care Home in Runcorn, Halton. He shared his memories of playing for and supporting Widnes Vikings, and highlights from his career, reminiscing with people living in the home.  
Paul and Eddie are pictured presenting gifts to Community Integrated Care.
Coffee morning raises over £100 for charity
September 2016 | Coffee morning raises over £100 for charity
A NEWTON Aycliffe care home and Stroke Association support group joined forces to hold a charity fundraising coffee morning. 
The event, held at Rose Lodge care home, was a great success as members of the local Stroke Association group and residents, staff, families and friends and visiting guests treated themselves to cuppas and delicious cakes to raise money for charity group the Stroke Association.  
The event raised £103 for the charity.
Property News From Caring UK
Bondcare invests in North East care homes
September 2016 | 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
September 2016 | 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
September 2016 | 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.
September 2016 | 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.
September 2016 | Karim adds Valley Lodge to his portfolio
HEALTHCARE operator Karim Rajan has completed the acquisition of Valley Lodge care home in Chandlers Ford thanks to loan facilities from The Royal Bank of Scotland 
He plans to increase the facilities at the 30-bed specialist dementia facility by extending the existing property as well as undertaking a full refurbishment which will provide a better living environment for its current residents.  
The work on the extension, which will take the registration up to 43, is expected to commence in September and will be carried out sensitively to ensure there is as little disruption as possible. 
Other homes in Karim's portfolio include Grasmere Nursing Home in Worthing, West Sussex and Shangria-la Care Home in Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire.
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