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Heathcotes launches garden pod initiative

Heathcotes launches garden pod initiative

Heathcotes Group is constructing garden pods across its estates to provide self-contained space for its residents.

Care home with onsite nursery rated Outstanding

An innovative South London care home that was the first in UK to install an onsite nursery has been rated Outstanding by the CQC.

‘Quirky’ Poole family run nursing home gains Outstanding

Burwood Nursing Home, a family run service in Broadstone, Poole, has gained the CQC’s highest rating.

Student develops fall detecting smartwatch

A university student has designed a smartwatch which detects falls for elderly people.

Orchard Care unveils new Dementia+ unit

A new 18-bed Dementia+ Unit has been unveiled at Green Park Care Home in Warrington, Cheshire.

Retirement village wins European design award 

Lime Tree Village a range of independent retirement living residences based in Dunchurch, Warwickshire, has won a European hospitality design award celebrating stylish hotels, B&Bs and retirement living.

Shared school and care home sites can bridge age divide, says report

Shared sites integrating schools and care homes can help bridge the age divide in the UK, a report argues.

Luxurycare celebrates Outstanding hat trick

Dorset operator Luxurycare now boasts the enviable record of having all three of its care homes rated Outstanding.

Hallmark care home scoops national dementia design award

A Hallmark Care Homes’ facility in Cardiff has scooped a prestigious dementia design award.

EXCLUSIVE: Oxfordshire care home shares Outstanding formula

Godswell Park in Bloxham, Oxfordshire recently became one of a handful of care homes to be rated Outstanding in all five CQC criteria. CHP asked leadership team, Chairman Michael Bone and Registered Manager Dina Lee Rodriguez, how they did it.