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Caring Homes celebrates excellence in Scotland

Caring Homes celebrates excellence in Scotland

For the third year of the Scottish Recognition Awards, colleagues, residents and relatives were asked to nominate shining examples of excellence at the provider’s seven homes in the region.

Herefordshire care home rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Herefordshire-based care home has been rated Outstanding for being responsive effective, and Good for being safe, caring and well-led.

TOP 5: Tips on developing a recruitment strategy for your care home business

Social care recruitment specialists Cohesion says care home businesses now need to target a diverse pool of job-seekers, in order to plug the gap

CQC signs new agreement to encourage sharing in the health and social care sector

The ‘Emerging Concerns Protocol’ seeks to provide a mechanism to share information and intelligence that may indicate risks to users, carers, families or professionals

Cygnet Care Services’ Nottinghamshire care home rated Outstanding

Elston House in Newark was found to have 'exceptional' standards and quality of care

Sutton Hall and Lodge rated ‘Good’ across all areas after recent inspection

Sutton Hall provides 24-hour nursing care for up to 30 residents, while Sutton Lodge gives round the clock dementia nursing care

York-based Care group acquired by New York Stock Exchange-listed business

The Danshell Group, which is headquartered in York, owns and operates 25 facilities across the UK with a total of 288 beds

Staff shortages prompt CQC to tell new care home in Ware it ‘requires improvement’

Snowdrop House, which opened in 2017, was given an overall rating as ‘requires improvement’ as the report highlighted management as a concern

Maintaining wellbeing key to higher staff retention, says Skills for Care

Launching her bi-monthly column for CHP, Sharon Allen, CEO, Skills for Care, stresses the importance of maintaining workforce physical and mental wellbeing

Hartlepool Council allocates £30,000 to local care home to fund dementia care improvements

Queens Meadow Care Home has been awarded the investment from the Improved Better Care Fund, which was first announced in the 2015 Spending Review