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A care home has announced it is closing just three weeks after being told it needed to improve standards by the Care Quality Commission. The Priory Group, who owns Merseybank Care Home, in Glossop, Derbyshire, said it will shut on May 10, making 55 people redundant and leaving 33 residents…
A carer working at a Blackpool care home has been arrested on suspicion of ill treatment and wilful neglect of a resident. Two others who work at the Red Oak care home on St Annes Road, South Shore, have been arrested on suspicion of theft. The arrests come after the…
A total of 20 care homes face an uncertain future after Devon County Council launched a consultation to buy care from the private sector rather than providing it themselves. The local authority must find £110million worth of cuts by 2017 and says it is substantially cheaper to commission services rather…
A care home deputy manager who stole more than £14,000 from the bank accounts of residents with learning difficulties has been jailed for two years. Denise Nichols, 55, stole from 23 residents while working at the Wensley Street Residential Care Home in Wincobank, Sheffield. Sheffield Crown Court heard that, as…
Staff at Glasgow's council-run care homes are to step up industrial action with a three-day walkout starting today. The strike is the third this year in the action by Unison members at care homes for the elderly across the city. They are fighting against changes to shift patterns and job…
A care home manager has admitted attacking one of his staff during a row in which racial and homophobic slurs were allegedly used. Andrew Stern, registered provider at Catherine Miller House, in Old Leigh Lane, Leigh, admitted wounding with intent when he appeared at Basildon Crown Court this week. Stern,…
The Care Inspectorate has welcomed the decision from the registered provider of Clachnaharry Care Home to drop its appeal at Inverness Sheriff Court against its enforced closure. The home had failed to make improvements required after an unannounced inspection, and was served with a closure notice in November 2013 under…
Staff at a Dorset care home have hit out over plans to close the facility. Councillors approved plans to hold a consultation with a view to closing Phoenix House in Blandford, which offers respite and residential care for adults with learning disabilities. Members of the Unison union protested the move…
Four Seasons Health Care is relocating to a new head office to provide more space and better facilities for their central management team. The company’s new head office at Norcliffe House, Station Road, Wilmslow, has approximately double the space of its current location and has three meeting rooms equipped with…
A leadership programme to make sure the most vulnerable people receive high-quality care has been launched in Plymouth. The scheme will be piloted at 15 care homes before being rolled out across Plymouth. The scheme is aimed at care home managers and will help to make sure high-quality care is…
Specialist care provider Choice Care Group has appointed a new acting day service manager, further strengthening its commitment to encourage its service users to pursue a wide variety of interests and activities. Kerry Hartley, who originally joined Choice in 2008, is now in charge of overseeing the activities made available…
Three people have been charged will ill treatment and willful neglect in connection with incidents at a Cumbria nursing home. The charges follow an investigation into safeguarding issues that were brought to the attention of Cumbria Police at Beacon Edge Nursing Home, Penrith. • Chevonne Benson, aged 22 from Roman…