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Residents go digital with iPad training
December 2016 | Residents go digital with iPad training
RESIDENTS of a Nottingham care home are proving it's never too late to learn new skills after completing a course in using iPads. 
The residents at Elmbank Nursing Home have been getting to grips with the Apple tablet technology as part of a project delivered by community learning experts, Creative Paths. 
The home arranged for a five-week course provided by the not-for-profit community interest company and which is backed by the Skills Funding Agency in partnership with Nottingham City Council. 
Residents used the iPads to learn about different topics including arts and crafts, gardening, music, travelling and baking. 
They created and researched projects and reminisced using the tablet computers, which led them to growing their own flowers, making pottery, playing instruments and looking up photographs of their old schools and favourite holiday destinations.
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Staff dare the drop for charity
December 2016 | Staff dare the drop for charity
FOUR daring staff members from an Uddingston care home have taken a huge leap to raise a whopping £810 for charity. 
Home manager Michelle Ferrey, administrator Shell Edgar, maintenance manager Alex Stark and activity coordinator Janine Boyle from Bupa's Highgate facility completed a 165ft abseil down Scotland's iconic Forth Rail Bridge. 
Michelle is a devoted ambassador for older people, and Age UK is a charity very much close to her heart.
Team completes challenge for charity
December 2016 | Team completes challenge for charity
AN intrepid team from Banstead-based care home, The Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society, has completed a gruelling 24 Peaks Challenge for the second time, conquering 24 peaks in 24 hours to raise more than £4,000 for maritime charity Seafarers UK. 
Staff members from the home in Surrey took up the challenge to raise money for Seafarers UK, with Deputy home manager Dorota Serafin, estates manager Richard Condie, carer Kim Tema, care assistant Cynthia Hugo and maintenance technician Nick Potroanchenu tackling the course. 
Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society has so far raised more than £4,300 for Seafarers UK, with more donations coming in daily.
Carol braves the shave for charity
December 2016 | Carol braves the shave for charity
A LONG serving care worker has braved the shave and lost her luscious locks, all in the aid of MacMillan cancer support. 
Carol Busby care co-ordinator, has been a member of the Dorset's Caremark team for the last five years and started her career with the company as a care worker.  
Her time as a care worker gave her frontline experience in caring for those who are recovering from illness or who are terminally ill.  
So when this opportunity came along to do something to raise awareness and funds for the cancer charity, she did not hesitate in supporting the fundraising appeal. 
She has raised £423 for the charity and is hoping to raise that total in the coming days.
December 2016 | HC-One donates £100,000 to The Silver Line
CARE home provider HC-One donated £100,000 to The Silver Line in the same week that the charity received its one millionth call. 
The HC-One Foundation is a founding partner of The Silver Line and previously donated £150,000 to the older people's helpline as part of this programme. 
The Silver Line (0800 4 70 80 90) is the only free, national, confidential helpline open every day and night, offering information, friendship and advice to older people. 
Just days after receiving its one millionth call The Silver Line launched an urgent appeal to raise £1.65million to keep its vital night time service going. HC-One's new donation of £100,000 will go towards the national appeal.
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Bondcare invests in North East care homes
December 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
December 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
December 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.
December 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.
December 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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