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Maritime care home receives technology grant

Caring Times, May 2018

The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society has launched an innovative therapy programme at its Banstead home after winning a £5,000 grant to fund new technology.

The Society will... Read More »


Target funds two new builds

Caring Times, May 2018

UK-based Target Healthcare REIT has agreed contracts to buy and fund two new care homes.

At the end of last year Target had 49 care homes, having... Read More »


£100,000 boost for Abbeyfield Ferring as Careways Trust winds up

Caring Times, May 2018

A Sussex society providing specialist residential and home care for elderly people has received an unexpected £100,000 windfall.

Abbeyfield Ferring Society was presented with the substantial donation... Read More »


Regard ramps-up drive to recycle more with 50% waste reduction target

Caring Times, May 2018

One of the UK’s largest private care providers has launched an initiative to recycle half of the waste it produces.

The Regard Group, which provides supported living,... Read More »


Government allocates an extra £40m for dementia research

Caring Times, May 2018

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has hailed the announcement of £40m capital funding for the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI), as well... Read More »


Funded nursing care increase inadequate, says Care England

Caring Times, April 2018

Provider representatibe body Care England has expressed disappointment that the rate of NHS Funded Nursing Care increase announced for 2018/19 of 2% will not meet the... Read More »


Independent assessor awards five stars to Lancashire homes

Caring Times, April 2018

Eight Lancashire care homes have been awarded 5 stars in the latest round of independent assessments carried out by RDB Star Rating, the leading independently accredited... Read More »


NICE issues guideline for good practice in adult social care

Caring Times, April 2018

NICE has launched a new guideline on People’s experience in adult social care services: improving the experience of care and support for people using adult social... Read More »


Sunrise & Gracewell at the top of CQC national rankings

Caring Times, April 2018

Residents and team members at Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare are celebrating after the care home providers were named the best in the country... Read More »


Which? names Greensleeves Care as best third sector provider

Caring Times, March 2018

Following an independent review of the care sector, the country’s official Consumer Association ‘Which?’ has named Greensleeves Care the best third sector care provider in their... Read More »


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