Tag Archives: Care UK

Purley care worker shortlisted for lifetime achievement award

Janet Janes, a team leader at a care home in Purley has made it to the final stage in the “Lifetime Achievement in Care” category in this year’s Caring UK Awards. Janes began her career in 1989, after becoming a … Continue reading

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Purley home’s guide to helping elderly stay healthy in heat

A Purley care home has shared advice to support older members of the community to stay hydrated as temperatures soar across the country. A free booklet, Making Every Drink Count, written by Care UK’s catering team, is available to download … Continue reading

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Amberley Lodge celebrate Queenie’s glorious 101-year reign

Queenie Read celebrated her 101st birthday in style last week with a special birthday party at Care UK’s Amberley Lodge, on Downlands Road in Purley. For the milestone birthday, the home’s team organised an afternoon tea party, surrounded by Queenie’s … Continue reading

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Council to end contract for elderly sheltered housing care

The council is bringing back in-house the care of 237 older tenants in special sheltered flats and ending its contract with the existing private provider, following repeated complaints that the services provided had been falling below acceptable standards. It is … Continue reading

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More evidence of neglect at Care UK old people’s homes

Another example of Care UK‘s dubious reputation for providing poor care of the elderly residents at its homes comes from Epsom, where the company has been forced to pay compensation to a family for its neglect of a vulnerable resident.

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3,000 carers’ job cuts proposed at Southern Cross homes

One of our regular readers has highlighted this BBC report on the latest move to salvage the financially troubled Southern Cross business, which includes in its 300 establishments around the UK a handful of care homes for the elderly in … Continue reading

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