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EXCLUSIVE: Belong shares pioneering dementia care village model

EXCLUSIVE: Belong shares pioneering dementia care village model

Deputy Chief Executive Tracy Paine shares how Belong evolved its innovative and pioneering dementia care village model

CARE ENGLAND CONFERENCE: Castleoak launches flexible design modular solution for care developments

Castleoak, the specialist solutions company for care and retirement living, today launches a radical new way to deliver care developments at the Care England ‘Logging On’ Conference in Westminster.

ROUNDTABLE: Design for the mind

Experts from the worlds of care home design, specification, research and operators, discuss the development of a fit for purpose dementia design framework in a roundtable sponsored by Forbo Flooring Systems

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.