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Sunrise Senior Living of Southbourne Receives ‘Outstanding’ Rating by the Care Quality Commission

Sunrise Senior Living of Southbourne has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care services in England. Just 1% of care homes have received this rating so far.

The rating has been announced following an inspection in October 2015, and the report detailed how Sunrise of Southbourne “…benchmarks good practice, shares learning, and makes changes for continual improvement”.


Fire Risk Assessments for Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs)

It was reported recently that a property landlord in Nottingham was fined over £3,000 because he was negligent in protecting his tenants from the risk of fire. The amount of the fine is sending out a strong message to landlords the importance of protecting their tenants from these risks.

You may be thinking that the law is only in place for people running a business and renting out several properties. You will be wrong in this assumption. The law also applies to private individuals looking to rent out their properties – all landlords have a duty of care to their tenants.


Guest Blog: Dental Destination: How Central Europe became a dental tourism hotspot

By Matthew Wilcher

Britain’s dental healthcare industry is in dire need of reformation. NHS waiting lists are the longest they have ever been, private practices are overwhelmed by demand and patients are being chronically overcharged for even the most minor surgery. The situation for those needing treatment is such that pound stores and high street chemists across the UK are even selling DIY dental kits - arcane instructions included - for those wanting a quick, cheap fix.

Four Seasons’ Quality of Life Programme wins silver National Customer Experience Award

5th October 2015: Four Seasons Health Care’s ground-breaking Quality of Life Programme has won silver in the UK Customer Experience Awards 2015. The award recognises how it has raised the game in listening to residents’ to give them the experience they want.

The awards showcase best practice by companies across all sectors to improve their customers’ experience of their services.

Guest Blog: Managing the Physical Demands of Old Age

By Andrew Atkinson on behalf of MobilitySmart

As any formal or informal carer will know, old age brings physical demands. Many of the things that we learn during our childhood and take for granted through our younger adult years can again become a burden as we age. Growing older can bring mobility difficulties and other physical demands that have the potential to become undignified, unless they’re properly managed by those that are providing care and support.

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