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Our editorial pages feature top columnists, parliamentary and legal updates, news, people stories, event and exhibition previews, conference coverage, diary dates and business and property news. 
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Labrador pays residents a visit
June 2018 | Labrador pays residents a visit
BETTY the black Labrador paid a visit to care home residents as part of a scheme to bring the benefits of pet ownership to the elderly.  
Ingleby Care Home in Stockton-on-Tees was the latest to receive a visit by Wag and Company North East Friendship Dogs.The charity organises visits from professionally assessed volunteers and their dogs into care settings.  
Residents at Ingleby Care Home enjoyed meeting Betty for the first time - with ongoing visits planned. Carol Singleton, home manager at Ingleby Care Home, said: 'Everyone loves patting a friendly dog and the smiles it brought to our residents' faces are testament to the power of these sessions. We can't wait for the next visit.'
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Harpist performs for home's residents
June 2018 | Harpist performs for home's residents
One of the world's greatest harpists took time out from an international festival to perform for residents of a care home in Caernarfon.  
Russian Valeria Voshchennikova was one of the stars of the opening concert at the Wales International Harp Festival.  
Valeria is a soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and is the principal harpist with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.  
The arts-loving Pendine Park care organisation was among the festival's sponsors and, as part of the arrangement, Valeria staged a concert at Bryn Seiont Newydd, their centre of excellence for dementia care on the outskirts of the town.
Home donates supplies to animal shelter
June 2018 | Home donates supplies to animal shelter
PET food, beds, bowls and toys have been donated to an animal shelter by a Northumberland care home following an appeal.  
The Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter was calling for help after donations started to dwindle.  
Residents and staff at The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth, decided to start collecting in January and recently delivered several boxes full of food for the shelter's animals. Donations from family and friends helped bolster the delivery, which also included bedding and toys.
Residents have the need for speed at stock car racing day
June 2018 | Residents have the need for speed at stock car racing day
SHERFORD Manor residents swapped tea and cakes for gears and brakes when they attended a stock car racing event at Smeatharpe Stadium. 
The Taunton home arranged the day at the races for a group of residents who wanted to brave the cold to experience the action. 
Entertainment was provided by the vehicles and their fearless drivers, who drove laps and crashed into barriers and each other.
Care home wins funds for multi-sensory garden
June 2018 | Care home wins funds for multi-sensory garden
A MULTI-sensory garden is to be created at a Bolton care home following a successful funding bid. 
Lever Edge Care Home, in Great Lever, was awarded £6,100 by Bolton Council as part of the Bolton Transformation Fund. 
The money will be used to create a colourful, edible garden with installations to stimulate both sight, sound and smell. 
The garden is located at the front of the care home and will be open to the community - with schools and other groups invited visit.
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Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
June 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
June 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
June 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
June 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.
June 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.
Current & Upcoming Events
27/06/2018 | Health Plus Care Show 2018, ExCel London
04/07/2018 | Caring UK Conference 2018 - Wetherby, The Bridge Hotel and Spa
11/07/2018 | Caring UK Conferences 2018 - Berkshire, Ascot Racecourse
12/09/2018 | Caring UK Conferences 2018 - Torquay, Riviera International Centre
13/09/2018 | Caring UK Conference 2018 - Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse