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Home Instead tops league table

Posted on September 19th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off

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Home Instead Senior Care has again been named as England’s top homecare provider in LaingBuisson’s July Care Compliance Monitor.

LaingBuisson’s quarterly report includes headline data from CQC inspection reports and presents a digested view of providers’ performance. The resulting league table shows the percentage of inspected branches which are fully compliant with CQC’s core standards covering care, safeguarding, staffing, management and respect for service users.

Home Instead chief executive Trevor Brocklebank, said that, because his company focused on personalised care packages, rather than local authority block contracts, high quality care could be delivered with a minimum care visit of one hour.

“The result is positive outcomes,’ said Mr Brocklebank.

“Not only for our clients but for our dedicated caregivers too. The latest data from LaingBuisson bears testament to this.

“This result would not have been achieved without the commitment, hard work and dedication … Read More »


Avens brings Ferns out of the shade

Posted on September 18th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off

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Specialist care provider Avens has opened and is now operating its third care home which was acquired for them by investors in December.

Previously a 27-bed residential care home for elderly people, the property in Raunds, Northamptonshire has been redeveloped to provide care to 14 adults with learning disabilities in first class surroundings.

The building was vacant for several years but having undergone extensive renovation and refurbishment, has now been registered with the Care Quality Commission and is welcoming its first residents.

By using the existing space differently, room has been allocated for the installation of top-of-the range en-suite facilities to all of the expansive property’s bedrooms. The home, formally called Kingfisher residential care home, will be known as The Ferns and will double Avens’ provision of residential care in Northamptonshire. Avens chief executive Christopher Andrews said CQC had given approval … Read More »


Sheffcare awarded council homecare contract

Posted on September 17th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off

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Sheffcare, a not-for-profit organisation which operates a chain of 11 residential care homes across Sheffield, has been awarded a Sheffield City Council homecare contract.

Launched last November the Sheffcare Home Care Service will provide flexible services as part of Sheffield Council’s Framework for Supported Living Services.





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