Staffordshire news and blogs Thursday 18 January 2018
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Rugby
New £12m private care home to open in Birmingham 

9 Jan 18

Bupa has created 80 new jobs at healthcare facility in Edgbaston which will have 62 bedrooms…


Business
New £12m private care home to open in Birmingham 

9 Jan 18

Bupa has created 80 new jobs at healthcare facility in Edgbaston which will have 62 bedrooms…


Local news
School Children Name Care Home Suites After Their Local Heroes 

4 Jan 18

Pupils from Hollyfield Primary School took part in a competition to name the three suites at Care UK’s Mercia Grange on Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield.


News
Tamworth care home Haunton Hall improves, say health chiefs 

3 Jan 18

The home has been lifted from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ following an inspection late last year…


News
Delight as Tamworth care home rated ‘good’ after inspection 

21 Dec 17

Staff have described the news as the perfect Christmas present…


Local news
Pony Party puts Smiles on Residents’ Faces 

20 Dec 17

People living in St Joseph’s residential home enjoyed a visit from some special guests – Lollipop and Tinkerbelle, two Shetland ponies.


News
Officers searching for missing pensioner Lemeul Boyce find body in Erdington. 

15 Dec 17

Officers searching for missing pensioner man Lemeul Boyce have today (15/12) found a body in Erdington.


Rugby
Urgent appeal to find missing Erdington man who suffers from dementia 

14 Dec 17

Lemuel Boyce, 87, has been missing from his care home since early on Thursday morning…


News
Chelmund’s Court officially opens its doors and marks end of regeneration scheme 

21 Nov 17

THERE was double delight in Chelmsley Wood – not only did a residential care home officially open but the Chelmund’s Cross Village Centre re-development was completed.


News
Evil husband GUILTY of horrific axe murder of wife who he suspected of having affair 

21 Nov 17

Care home boss struck his wife at least 40 times with numerous weapons, before driving her body to a Lidl car park…


News
Bupa care home put in special measures after ‘elderly residents left lying in beds till lunchtime’ 

14 Nov 17

Parklands Court Care Home in Bloxwich was rated inadequate by CQC inspectors…


Blog feature
The Pain Goes On 

8 Nov 17

I spent time last week with some people whose lives have felt the full impact of dementia.


Local news
Trouble at children’s care home in Sutton Coldfield leads to MP questioning ‘wisdom’ of its location 

3 Nov 17

Andrew Mitchell MP has questioned the location of the Meadows Care Limited care home in Maney Hill Road, although noting a decrease in anti-social behaviour…


Rugby
Care home worker Susan Draper CLEARED of ill-treating pensioner after appeal 

3 Nov 17

Susan Draper was jailed for four weeks at Birmingham Magistrates in July…


Blog politics
Royal Town’s MP raises Maney Hill Road Adolescents Home with Birmingham City Council Chief Executive 

30 Oct 17

Andrew Mitchell has made forceful representations to the Interim Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council about the unacceptable experiences of people living on Maney Hill Road as a result of anti-social behaviour perpetrated by residents of the …


News
Driver jailed over care manager death 

27 Oct 17

Harry King, aged 21, from Lichfield has been sentenced to four years and nine months in jail in relation to the death of Stephanie Grainger, from Cheslyn Hay, who was manager at Springfield House care home in Codsall at the time of the collision…


News
Birmingham care home boss stole £90k from 97-year-old 

6 Oct 17

Carleen Wilkins stole thousands from her 97-year-old victim to pay off debts and gamble in casinos.


News
Care manager sentenced after stealing over £90,000 from an elderly woman.  

6 Oct 17

Care home manager, Carleen Wilkins, aged 40, from Quinton, has been sentenced to over two and a half years imprisonment after stealing thousands of pounds from an elderly woman under her care.


News
Gambling care home manager plundered £100k from frail 97-year-old resident and blew it on BINGO 

6 Oct 17

Carleen Wilkins was withdrawing 300 from victim’s account on weekly basis…


News
Double killer Aaron Barley kicked out of children’s care home aged 11 for violent attacks on kids 

3 Oct 17

Former friend tells how deeply troubled youngster stood out because of his aggressive behaviour…


News
Care home residents celebrates 103rd birthday 

30 Aug 17

Evelyn Hall celebrated turning 103 with her family and friends from near and far with afternoon tea at Trinity Apartments on August 21.


Blog feature
Time Passages 

28 Aug 17

It’s a while since I’ve written but Mum has been on my mind a lot this week.


News
‘String of issues’ uncovered at care home 

19 Aug 17

A ‘STRING of issues’ at a Kineton care home included a resident being left in their own mess and then being moaned at by staff, despite calling for help.


News
Watchdog calls for action to ensure Staffordshire care home residents are ‘Living not Existing’ 

18 Aug 17

CARE HOMES across Staffordshire must invest more time and money in supporting activity programmes to ensure residents are ‘Living not Existing’ a new report by Healthwatch Staffordshire has revealed.


News
‘String of issues’ uncovered at care home 

18 Aug 17

Problems included a resident being left in their own mess and then being moaned at by staff, despite calling for help.