Good News

Because sometimes it's nice to share the good things ...

March 2024

Good news from the homecare sector this month:
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Walfinch Oxford Delivers Bunches of Love for Mothers' Day

Walfinch home care Oxford has been spreading the love by giving care clients bouquets of daffodils for Mother's Day.

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Somerset woman ‘overjoyed’ as CareGiver gives new life to late son’s blossom tree

A Somerset woman who was forced to cut back a cherry blossom tree her son had planted before he died is “overwhelmed and very happy” after her CareGiver created a piece of art using its branches.

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Right at Home Stockport ‘hopeful’ for sector reform under Labour  government after visit from Shadow Minister

The owner of Right at Home Stockport has said he is “hopeful” for the future of the social care sector, following a visit from the Shadow Care Minister.

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New specialist supported living service in Dorchester unveiled at grand community opening

Elizabeth Court, a new supported living service for adults with a learning disability and/or Autism, was opened in Dorchester following a grand unveiling from key partners, tenants and their family.

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Walfinch Celebrates Major Award Win at the Home Care Awards 2024 Walfinch Named Best for Day Care Expertise

Walfinch is celebrating following a major award win at the Home Care Awards.  The home care franchise set up in 2019, was named as the Best for Day Care Expertise at a special event held at the National Conference Centre, Solihull last week.

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Care First 24 win Best Home Care Start Up

Care First 24 win ‘Best Home Care Start-Up’ award at the Home Care Awards in Birmingham on the 1st of March 2024.

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Quality Care Group Triumphs at National Insurance Awards 2024

Quality Care Group, the largest independent Insurance Broker to the Care Sector, proudly announces its victory in the prestigious National Insurance Awards 2024. The gala event, held last night at the illustrious London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, saw Quality Care Group clinch the coveted title of 'Commercial Lines Specialist Broker of the Year.'

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January 2024

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Homecare provider aims to form strong relationships with health professionals

A homecare provider which has just opened a new branch in Preston is aiming to form strong relationships with local health professionals so that clients receive the best possible packages of care.

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Ipswich Couple, Married for 67 Years, Reunited for Christmas,  thanks to Local Care Service

A man from Ipswich has been reunited with his wife of 67 years, thanks to a local care service, which stepped in to get him home from hospital on Christmas Eve.

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Walfinch Harrow And Brent Wins Great British Care Award

Vaibhavi Patel, Carer at Walfinch home Care Harrow and Brent has won the London Palliative/End of Life Care Award at the Great British Care Awards held at the Hilton Bankside London recently.

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Walfinch Oxford Extends Care to a Whole Village

Not content with running a free village art class, Hannah Tomlin from Walfinch home care in Oxford has now followed it up with a soup and roll lunch.

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February 2024

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Agincare to honour its incredible care and support workers at the Agincare Heroes Awards 2024!

Leading independent care provider Agincare to honour its many thousands of dedicated care and support workers at its Agincare Heroes Awards 2024 - continuing to recognise their crucial role in communities across England.

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Bluebird Care win award for London Home Care “Dream Team”

Local home care provider Bluebird Care Camden & Hampstead have been awarded a top care sector award.

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Dutch School Brings Cheer to Bedford Home Care Clients in Pen Pal Exchange

School children from Holland have written personalised cards to Right at Home Clients living in Bedford, as part of a New Year pen pal scheme.

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Company joins forces with GP surgeries to support community

A local home care company, Home Instead Ipswich, Felixstowe & Woodbridge, is proud to be teaming up with three GP surgeries in the local area to provide free, invaluable drop-in sessions that will give people the chance to learn more about dementia.

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Homecare staff go ‘above and beyond’ to reach clients in snowy and icy conditions

A homecare provider has praised its staff for the efforts they made to reach vulnerable clients during the recent snowy and icy conditions in South Lakeland.

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Radfield Home Care ranked within Top 50 on 2024 HSBC Elite Franchise 100

After a year of outstanding results at Radfield Home Care, the national home care franchise has been named the 47th best UK franchise opportunity on the esteemed 2024 HSBC Elite Franchise Top 100 list.

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Leading training provider Training Now is producing a new generation of care workers through government Adult Education Budget funding

Through government funding from the Adult Education Budget, leading training provider Training Now has helped unemployed people kickstart their exciting careers in the health and social care sector.

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This Valentines Day, SureCare celebrates the spirit of love.

As part of the Valentines Day celebration, SureCare’s Quality Assurance Officer, Ashleigh, wanted to make sure that nobody missed out on Valentines Day and arranged to share chocolates and Valentine’s Day themed wordsearches with their clients.

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Walfinch Home Care Chiswick, Hammersmith and Kensington Provide Dementia Inspiration and Education

Walfinch home care Chiswick, Hammersmith and Kensington has provided dementia inspiration and education through a special event about Brain Health and Wellbeing for Dementia.

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Walfinch Oxford's Community Art Class is Flippin Marvelous!

Volunteers and carers at a free community arts and crafts class in Oxfordshire have taken on a pancake flip to engage attendees including those with dementia and brain injury.

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December 2023



Family-run homecare provider experiences 'game-changing' growth

Harmony Healthcare has opened two new offices and created 110 new roles in the care sector thanks to support from Sallyport Commercial Finance.

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BeCaring win big

BeCaring win two awards at the prestigious Laing Buisson Awards.

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Welcombe Care win Community Support Award

Welcombe Care won the Community Support Award 2023, covering the Stratford Upon Avon area. This award is awarded to the person, team or company that has made a difference to their local community.

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Homecare Manager is finalist in Great British Care Awards

The manager of a homecare provider has been honoured in awards which celebrate excellence across the care sector.

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Homecare provider delighted after winning award

The Lancaster and Morecambe branch of Westmorland Homecare won the Professional Services category in the Love Lancaster Business Awards.

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Walfinch Named as Top 100 Franchisor  for the Second Year Running

Walfinch home care has been confirmed at a top 100 franchisor in the prestigious Elite Franchise Top 100 (EF100) for the second year running.

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1st Homecare named as a top 20 UK homecare group

Home care provider, 1st Homecare Group, is celebrating as they have recently been ranked amongst the top 20 small home care groups in the UK for 2023.

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Walfinch Southampton Racks up the Miles and  Raises Sweet Smiles for Local Charity

Home care franchise Walfinch Southampton is pressing on with its campaign to raise money for local charity Caraway.

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A milestone year and astounding long service

Local home care company, 1st Homecare, is celebrating both a milestone year and the astounding long service of its’ employees.

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Radfield Home Care York collaborates with Huntington School to spread festive joy to elderly clients

Radfield Home Care York, Thirsk & Ryedale is delighted to announce a heartwarming collaboration with Huntington School to bring festive cheer to their elderly clients.

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Walfinch CEO Named as a Great British Care Award Winner

Amrit Dhaliwal, CEO of home care franchise Walfinch has been named as a winner of the Three ‘R’s award for Recruitment, Retention and Recognition at the South East Great British Care Awards ceremony, held at the Hilton Metropole Brighton.

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November 2023



Local company making Christmas special for older people in the community

Local home care company, Home Instead Ipswich, Felixstowe & Woodbridge, is bringing festive cheer to older people in the community with its annual ‘Be a Santa’ gift giving scheme.

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Home Instead Ipswich Raises £500 in Ipswich Defeat Dementia Walk

In a heartwarming community effort, Home Instead Ipswich, Woodbridge & Felixstowe recently participated in the Ipswich Defeat Dementia Walk, raising £500 for dementia support.

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Client given ‘new lease of life’ after request from Westmorland Homecare

An elderly client of a homecare provider says he has been given a new lease of life after it asked him to create the company’s Christmas cards this year.

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Kendal man finds his true vocation with homecare provider

A Kendal man who has previously worked making double glazing windows and as a restaurant manager says he has found his ‘true vocation’ after joining the care sector.

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Local football teams get new kit thanks to a Walfinch carer's brainwave

A carer's brainwave means that three local under-11s football teams will get new kit this year following sponsorship from High Wycombe-based home care provider Walfinch.

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Walfinch Harrow And Brent Achieves Four Finalists in The  Great British Care Awards London

Many people talk about personalised care, but Shilpi Verma and her team at Walfinch Harrow and Brent really live it. Now, no less than four members of the team have been chosen as finalists in the London Region of the Great British Care awards.

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October 2023



SweetTree achieves record 16 nominations at this year’s Great British Care Awards!

SweetTree Home Care Services is excited to announce their nomination for an outstanding 16 different categories at the prestigious Great British Care Awards 2023. This recognition reflects the company’s commitment to delivering exceptional care and support to individuals and families in London and the surrounding areas.

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Lancashire palliative care team recognised as top community care provider in North West England

Morecambe's Specialist Care Team has set a new benchmark as the first community care provider in North West England to clinch a national accolade for its exceptional end-of-life care.

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Homecare provider helps pay for kit for Kendal girls’ football team

A homecare provider has sponsored a thriving girls’ football team in Kendal.

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Walfinch Care is Inspirational – and a Prize-Winning Poem Proves It

Poet Robert Ilson is so pleased with the care he receives from the home care team at Walfinch Hampstead and Camden that he has written a poem, titled CREDO, about it - and won first prize in Walfinch’s poetry competition.

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Walfinch Named as Finalist for Fourteen Major Awards

Home care provider Walfinch has been named as a finalist for fourteen major awards.

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September 2023

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Walfinch Suffolk Coastal Home Care Named as Winner of Major National Award

Sarah Wickham, franchisee and managing director, Walfinch Suffolk Coastal home care has been named as a Great British Franchisee Award winner.

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Life-long carer joins Rapid Response Team

A life-long carer has taken up a new role at the Norfolk home-care company she first joined as a school leaver.

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Home Instead Exeter & East Devon sign age-friendly employer pledge

Home Instead Exeter & East Devon are proud to have signed the Age-friendly Employer Pledge, a free nationwide programme launched by the Centre for Ageing Better to improve the recruitment, retention and development of ‘older’ workers.

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The Transformative Power of Technology in Home Care: A Journey with Careberry

Careberry launched their own care management platform, in late 2018, and nearly four years later, they are thrilled to celebrate a significant milestone -important approval from the NHS ...

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August 2023

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Kings Langley homecare company celebrates!

Home care company, 1st Homecare, is celebrating both a milestone year and the astounding long service of it employees. The number 272 might sound like a bus route but in fact it is the total number of years of service completed by 1st Homecare’s loyal and caring team.

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The Sun Shines on Kingsway Care

The sun was shining and temperatures rising, as Olly, the founder of Kingsway Care, was determined to throw a summer party full of fun and surprises to thank his team.

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Hospital-to-Home care service reaches 3000th service user!

Homecare provider Optimum Care based in Northern Ireland are celebrating their 3000th Service User of their Rapid Response Care service.

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Homecare provider reunites teacher and pupil 70 years after they first met

Right at Home Ilkley, Keighley and Skipton organised a reunion for a local teacher and pupil who remembered each other well, 70 years after they first met.

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City and County celebrates its Care Heroes

City & County Healthcare Group, the largest provider of community-based homecare services in the UK, hosted its annual Care Heroes Awards in July, to recognise and reward the highest standards of care provided by the company’s care workers.

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Walfinch Homecare walks for cancer across two continents

Leaders from Walfinch homecare’s office in Oxford have committed to raising money for the charity Cancer Research UK – and have been joined by colleagues in South Africa. So far they have raised over £500, and donations are still coming in.

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July 2023

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Homecare provider launches initiative to raise cash for children’s charity

A homecare provider is launching an innovative scheme to raise money for a children’s charity.

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Caregivers perform this year's thank you Day tune.

Three Kingsway Caregivers get together to perform 'Thank you for being a friend'.

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Walfinch Southampton helps create happy memories at new Memory Café

Home care franchise Walfinch Southampton is collaborating with local charity Caraway and St Peter’s Church Maybush to launch a new Memory Café in Potters Court, Maybush.

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June 2023



Home care provider receives ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating for all offices

Westmorland Homecare yesterday announced that every branch has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Unique IQ chief David Lynes sets £10,000 target for The Care Workers’ Charity

Home care software firm chief, David Lynes, is cycling as far as he can in 48 hours to raise £10,000 for The Care Workers’ Charity.

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CQC names Radfield Home Care as York’s only Outstanding provider

Radfield Home Care York, Thirsk & Ryedale has been rated amongst the top 2% of care providers in the country and the only Outstanding home care provider in York.

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