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Nantwich care boss Ben Selby scoops national honour

Nantwich care boss Ben Selby scoops national honour

A care-in-the-home provider from Nantwich who has transformed life for people living with dementia in Cheshire has won a prestigious national award.

Ben Selby, owner of Right At Home in Mid and South Cheshire, is the winner of a Great British Franchisee Award from whichfranchise.com, placing him among the industry’s elite.

July 29, 2022
NHS reforms could impact rural Cheshire East residents

NHS reforms could impact rural Cheshire East residents

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
NHS and care reforms have sparked fears Cheshire East residents could lose out to those living in large towns and cities.

The Government says the Integrated Care Systems (ICS) being introduced across England will help the NHS and local councils work together to respond to health and care challenges.

May 3, 2022
Cheshire East Council struggling to fill 75 care provider vacancies

Cheshire East Council struggling to fill 75 care provider vacancies

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has 75 full time vacancies it is struggling to fill at its Care4CE service provider at a time when pressure is mounting with more people needing care.

The council is ramping up its recruitment efforts but Jill Broomhall, operational director of adult social care at Cheshire East Council, said the private sector was struggling too, with lower paid staff leaving for higher paid jobs in other sectors and managers being head-hunted.

March 30, 2022
Healthcare worker at home visit

23 care staff in Cheshire East quit over non vaccinations

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Twenty-three care staff have quit companies contracted with Cheshire East Council because they had not been vaccinated against Covid.

And the council is gearing up for the April “double jab” deadline which could hit all its front-line care and health workers.

November 19, 2021
Vaccine decisions for Cheshire East children in care

Vaccine decisions for Cheshire East children in care

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East is deciding on a case by case basis if children in the council’s care should be given the Covid vaccine if birth parents do not consent.

Annemarie Parker, head of service for cared for children and care leavers, told a corporate parenting committee that the local authority sought consent from the parents of cared for children aged 12 to 15.

November 4, 2021
Healthcare worker at home visit

More than 130 CEC care staff not fully vaccinated, figures show

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
More than 130 staff working in Cheshire East care homes have not had both Covid jabs, with half of these exempt on medical grounds.

The matter was raised at an adults and health committee where Cllr Arthur Moran (Nantwich North & West, Ind) raised concerns the November deadline for all staff to be double jabbed could have a negative impact on staff numbers.

September 29, 2021
Cheshire East children’s services overspends by £1.7 million

Cheshire East children’s services overspends by £1.7 million

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council’s children’s services department has overspent its budget for the fourth year in a row and the problem has been exacerbated by safeguarding issues because of Covid.

The council as a whole underspent by £1.2m last year, mainly because projects could not be completed because of the pandemic.

September 24, 2021
Cheshire emergency health and care system facing huge winter pressures

Cheshire emergency health and care system facing huge winter pressures

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire’s emergency health and care system is under huge pressure and a plan is being drawn up to help cope with the coming winter as hospital targets are missed.

And bosses say A&E at hospitals like Leighton are failing to meet ambulance handover times due to lack of community care for patients who could be discharged.

September 14, 2021
Residents move into new specialist dementia village in Willaston

Residents move into new specialist dementia village in Willaston

The first residents have moved into a pioneering new village for people with dementia in Willaston on the site of the former Redsands children’s home.

Richmond Villages Willaston, off Crewe Road, has been inspired by a Dutch ‘household’ care model.

May 20, 2021
Councillors clash over CEC care charge plan for over 85s

Councillors clash over CEC care charge plan for over 85s

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East councillors have clashed over plans to charge residents aged 85 and over £5 per week for ‘assistive technology’ care.

The plans, which were approved for public consultation on Tuesday April 6, would mean over 85s pay the same “standard charge” as other assistive technology users.

April 13, 2021
Nantwich care manager shortlisted in Great British Care Awards

Nantwich care manager shortlisted in Great British Care Awards

A Sanctuary Care home manager in Nantwich is over the moon after being shortlisted for a Great British Care Award.

Jackie Walker, manager of Barony Lodge Residential Care Home in Nantwich, is through to the North West regional finals of the national awards in The Care Home Registered Manager category.

November 9, 2020
Beechmere aftermath

New care facility to replace Beechmere is approved by Cheshire East

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A replacement for the fire-destroyed Beechmere Care Facility in Crewe has been approved by Cheshire East councillors.

Members granted planning permission for the new building, which will sit on the same site with the same 132 bedrooms, and a number of fire safety improvements compared to its predecessor.

October 28, 2020
More than 500 children in care in Cheshire East borough

More than 500 children in care in Cheshire East borough

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
More than 500 children in Cheshire East are now being cared for by the council, latest figures show.

A Freedom of Information request to the authority reveals 535 youngsters are designated “looked after children” by CEC, with 269 aged 12 or over.

October 28, 2020