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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.  

Dementia UK appoints the UK’s first 'Consultant Admiral Nurse', Agincare's own Jo Plamer

Agincare, in conjunction with Dementia UK,  have appointed Agincare’s Jo Palmer as the UK’s first 'Consultant Admiral Nurse' as part of the drive to push up the standards of care for high dependency dementia care and clinical nursing care across Agincare’s 12 care homes, live-in care and home care services. 

BBC1 Panorama care home abuse

Panorama on BBC1 last night showed the abuse of vulnerable older people living in care homes where filming took place. The reporting of this has once again raised questions about the care provided in care homes, the systems and leadership that allow such practices to go unnoticed and the challenges of ensuring a competent and ,most importantly, caring staff group.

CQC publishes their fourth annual report

On 21st November CQC published their 2012/13 annual report which is their analysis on the way people experience health and adult social care in England. The findings are taken from more than 35,000 inspections, which considers how care is delivered in hospitals, care homes, dental surgeries and in the community, for the period from April 2012 to March 2013.

Agincare CEO at charity event

Agincare CEO, Raina Summerson-Taylor, attended a fund raising event at Anderson Manor, near Blandford Forum on Sunday 26 May. Two charities, including Dementia UK, benefitted from the event, which was organised by Lady Sally Grylls. Lady Grylls is keen to support a joint project between Dementia UK and Agincare, which aims to bring an Admiral Nurse (specialist dementia nurse) into home care in Dorset. This would be the first one in the country.

CQC inspections of home care

It's sometimes funny what makes the news. Reading the headlines earlier in the week you'd think that home care wasn't subject to inspection; as you can see from our CQC report on this site our services are inspected. Still some of you might be interested in this.

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