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£2,000 donation boosts Bield in Kirkintilloch
October 2017 | £2,000 donation boosts Bield in Kirkintilloch
A GENEROUS donation of £2,000 will ensure that people living with dementia in Kinkintilloch can continue to enjoy dining out in a familiar setting. 
The staff and some care users from Bield's Whitehill Court Day Care Centre were presented with the funds following the annual sportsman's dinner at The Eagle Lodge, a charity dinner that has been donating to worthwhile causes for a number of years. 
The sizeable donation, raised through pledges and auction bids on the night, marks the fourth year that Bield Housing and Care Services was chosen as beneficiaries of the charity dinner, with donations totalling £7,500. 
Whitehill staff and some of the older people they care for were able to enjoy afternoon tea courtesy of the Eagle Lodge before being presented with a cheque by owner Rahul Randev.
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Residents make a splash at dementia-friendly sponsored swim
October 2017 | Residents make a splash at dementia-friendly sponsored swim
RESIDENTS of specialist care village Belong Crewe have been making waves at a dementia-friendly sponsored swimming event, organised to raise money to expand the range of activities and resources available at the facility. 
Residents and staff members swam a total of over 15 kilometres (900 widths) during the hour-long sponsored swim at Crewe Lifestyle Centre. Belong Crewe residents have been honing their skills at the centre's swimming sessions, which are specifically tailored for older people and people living with dementia. 
Swimming has been proven to hold many benefits for people with dementia, including reducing anxiety and falls, increasing flexibility and improving sleeping patterns.
October 2017 | Norfolk care homes launch community initiatives in an effort to tackle loneliness
TWO Norfolk care homes have launched new services to encourage older members of the community to join their staff and residents for activities, entertainment and meals.  
Olive House in Newton Flotman and Bilney Hall near Dereham are offering day care services and 'friendship lunches' and are encouraging anyone to attend. 
The homes, which are part of the Healthcare Homes Group, provide residential services, including specialist dementia care and are looking to widen the reach of their care expertise to help even more people. 
Recent statistics show that almost three-quarters of older people in the UK are lonely, and more than half of those have never spoken to anyone about how they feel.  
The day care services give individuals access to the communal areas at the homes throughout the day, with food and drink also provided, and friendship lunches offer a free opportunity to come and enjoy lunch at the homes, socialising with residents and taking part in the day's activities.
Talllington Lodge care home declared officially open
October 2017 | Talllington Lodge care home declared officially open
TALLINGTON Lodge, the latest care home to be built by Country Court Care, was declared officially open by Mayor of Stamford, Councillor Tony Story.  
The operator welcomed guests to the new 30-bed residential and dementia care facility where they enjoyed a tour, speeches and refreshments.  
'We were delighted to welcome so many people from the local community, as well as local health care professionals to come and celebrate the opening of Tallington Lodge,' said Country Court Care managing director Alykhan Kachra. 'We are very proud to have created a beautiful building that our residents can call home, and where we will provide a dedicated team of professionals who will deliver outstanding levels of care and understanding.'
Home's staff discover a little box of history
October 2017 | Home's staff discover a little box of history
STAFF from Reside Care Homes in Southbourne, Dorset recently contacted local historians after finding a box of paperwork including diaries dating back to 1849, family history, newspaper clippings, and sealed red wax stamped letters, after one of their residents passed away aged 81. 
David Horrocks, who had no next of kin or living family members, recently passed away at the provider's Southwood Lodge, a home specialising in dementia care. HE had been residing at the home due to lack of mobility and due to showing early signs of dementia. 
The diaries that were left at the home included an entry for V-Day on May 18 945. Other documents included family history book with details of William Henry Horrocks, senior honorary surgeon to the Bradford Royal Infirmary, Sir Brian Horrocks, corps commander in World War II and Jerimiah Horrocks, astronomer born 1617 who has a memorial at Westminster Abbey. There were also photos of old landmarks dating back to 1916. The documents will now be archived at the Dorset History Centre in Dorchester.
Property News From Caring UK
Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
October 2017 | 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
October 2017 | 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
October 2017 | 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
October 2017 | 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.
October 2017 | 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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