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Our proven solution to delayed discharge from Hospital

On 6th February 2017 the BBC reported "NHS Health Check: Nine in 10 hospitals 'overcrowded' this winter"

Whilst the pressure on the NHS continues to grow, Agincare Live-in Care continues to work alongside NHS hospitals, Clinical Commissioning Groups and local authorities to offer proven solutions to the overcrowding and delayed discharge crisis.

Agincare buys two Care Homes

Agincare Homes Holdings is pleased to announce the purchase of Tilford Park Nursing Home near Farnham, Surrey and Summerlea Nursing Home in Littlehampton, West Sussex, which took place in late December. Tilford is a 42 registered nursing home, with Fulford being registered for 74 people. Both are converted homes, which benefit from large purpose-built extensions and have been maintained to a good standard.

The sale of the two care homes was brokered by specialist business property adviser Christie & Co, who have worked with both LRH and Agincare on previous transactions.

Welcome to the Agincare Health and Social Care Academy

Agincare and Weymouth College are pleased to announce the launch of a new training initiative – The Agincare Health and Social Care Academy.  

The initiative will see Agincare and Weymouth College working in partnership to offer a wide range of clear pathways for a rewarding long-term ‘career in care’ for the students of Dorset.

Both Weymouth College and Agincare believe that a strong partnership between business and education is a key way forward in developing the very best career opportunities for the people of Dorset.  

30 years of caring in the community

Agincare were proud to mark our 30 year anniversary on Friday 23 September 2016, with a celebration at the Portland-based head office attended by local staff and other representatives from the community who work with us. There was reflection on the growth and development stages of Agincare from the very first care home Derek Luckhurst, Founder and Chairman, opened in Weymouth in 1986, to the current group structure, which in 2016/17 sees a budgeted turnover of £56m across a wide range of service provision and local authorities and a team of 3,000 staff.

Solutions to the the growing pressure on Social Care Services

Last week saw the release of data from the Kings Fund, showing evidence of the continued slide towards a Health and Social Care crisis.  The NHS may be inefficient and outdated in places but there is the sense that we may be asking the impossible of our frontline NHS services, without the necessary funding being in place and in a world of sustained high demand.  What type of service you experience can be a post code lottery and the individual leadership and culture within NHS Trusts and CCG’s is seemingly varied.  Although they often use the same ‘buzz words’ and chase the same o

Live-in Care reablement project success

Agincare Live-in Care services is really pleased to announce that we have just trained a further 5 live-in Reablement Support Workers due to the ongoing success of the Portsmouth Reablement Project.

All 5 live-in workers have demonstrated a good level of previous care experience and have subsequently been on 3 days of dedicated reablement training to advance their knowledge and skills further. 

The Third Way

In a recent article in the Telegraph, experts claimed that older people are increasingly turning to alternative methods of care as spiralling costs and sharp price rises mean care homes are not worth the money.

Record volleyball proceeds help charity smash target!

Agincare was again delighted to support another charity Volleyball tournament this year which is our sixth in a row! Record proceeds from, Weymouth based, Battens Solicitors’ beach volleyball tournament have helped a Weymouth charity smash its £38,000 fundraising target. The £1,320 donation from the recent extravaganza means that the Friends of Wyvern Academy will be able to buy wheelchair accessible play equipment, including a swing and a roundabout.

All adrift but still raising funds for Great Ormond Street

Agincare is supporting the efforts of local fundraiser,  Wayne Ingram, (pictured) as not only is he raising money for an excellent cause but has further ties to our organisation. Wayne is actually the brother of one of our longest standing employees, Karen Ingram, Locality Manager here in the South West region and his latest challenge takes place on the harbour waters right outside our Portland head office. We wish him all the very best and look forward to hearing about his experience in due course. Wayne describes the event below:

Burstow Commission’s report “Key to Care”

This week saw the publication of the Burstow Commission’s report “Key to Care” on the future of the homecare workforce. This clearly identified the huge challenges and risks for the social care sector in respect of pay, skill and capacity in the workforce, mirroring concerns that Agincare and other providers of social care have been expressing over recent years.

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