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East Midlands Great British Regional Care Awards Success!

November 2019

For the first time ever in the South East we were really excited to have our first winner, Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator Helen Couldridge from our Residential Home Alpine in Sevenoaks. Helen now goes on to the National Finals in Birmingham on the 20 th March.

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East Midlands Great British Regional Care Awards Success!

November 2019

We are really excited to announce that our Acting Manager Lydia Rose Button from our Residential Home in Linden Manor won the New Comer Award. On the 1 st of November we attended the East Midlands Great British Care Awards which saw over 450 of the very best in social care attend a glittering awards ceremony at The East Midlands Conference Centre.

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Blair House CQC Inspection

September 2019

Our Residential Home in St-Leonards-on-Sea Blair House was recently inspected by CQC and we are pleased to report that the home has been inspected as being GOOD......

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Great British Care Awards Announce Regional Nominees

September 2019

Regal Trading ltd are honoured to announce that we have been shortlisted in the regional finals of the Great British Care Awards. 
This year we are lucky to have 14 finalists from across Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Kent.........

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Kent Care Awards 2019

September 2019

A BIG congratulations to all of our Kent homes who we celebrated at the 4 th Kent Care Awards on Friday 20 th September...........

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Operations Manager Talks to Care Talk

April 2019

Regal Care Trading Clinical Operations & Regional Manager Jacqui Gregg gave an insight in to Nursing care in our Nursing Homes and also her career as a nurse through to Operations Manager.........

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Care Home Top 20 Carehome.co.uk Winner 2019

March 2019

Regal Care Trading are really excited and proud to have won the Top 20 Care Home Group Award from Carehome.co.uk for a third year in row. Receiving this award from the UK’s leading review website makes it even more special....

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Health Investor Award Shortlising

March 2019

We are really excited to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalist for this year’s Health Investor Awards 2019......

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North Regional Manager Gets Great British Care Awards Recognition

December 2018

On the 28th of November the Social Care Industry in the North West got together to celebrate the industry at the Regional Great British Care Awards.

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Essex Care Sector Awards 2018

November 2018

Our team from Blenheim House attended 'The Prospers: Essex Care Sector Awards 2018' on Tuesday 4th December.

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East Midlands Great British Care Awards 2018

November 2018

Our Residential and Nursing Communities from the East Midlands all descended on the centre of Nottingham on...

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South East Great British Care Awards 2018 Winners Announced

November 2018

A great night was had by our Regal Care team on Saturday 3rd of November at the South East Great British Care Awards 2018.

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2018 East Midlands Great British Care Awards Nominations Announced.

October 2018

We are really excited that for the first time we have a finalist in the East Midlands Great British Care Awards.

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South East Great British Care Awards 2018 Nominations Announced

October 2018

Exciting News Regal Care Trading has been nominated for 3 awards at this year’s South East Great British Care Awards.

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Kent Care Awards

September 2018

We certainly always look forward to the Kent Care Awards and were delighted this year to have all of our communities in Kent with finalists in 9 categories.

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Woodland’s Nursing Home Recognised for It’s End of Life Care

July 2018

Our 'End of Life' services are an important part of the care we offer within our Communities...

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Cheney House Manager Challenges Dental Services in Care Homes!

May 2018

Regal Care Trading’s Residential Community Cheney House Registered Manager Paula Munday...

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Regal Care Trading Launches new 2018 Leisure & Lifestyle Calendar

23/01/2018

We are very proud of our Leisure and Social Services within our Nursing and Residential Communities...

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Regional Great British Care Awards Finalists Announced!

8/11/2017

Regal Care Trading were over whelmed and extremely proud to have received news...

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Hollies Residential Community Career Wins Dementia Award.

20/10/2017

Regal Care Trading's The Hollies team member Shelly Wesley is awarded Dementia Carer...

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Regal Care Trading at the South East Great British Care Awards 2017!

12/10/2017

Regal Care Trading had great Success at the South East Regional Great British Care Awards...

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Regal Care Trading Kent Care Awards Success 2017

12/10/2017

Another Great Night for Regal Care Trading Ltd at the Kent Care Awards 2018...

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Park Beck Achieve GOOD CQC Rating

27/07/2017

Congratulations go out to our Residential Community, Park Beck in St Leonards-on-Sea...

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Care Home Open Day 2017

13/07/2017

For the last few years our Residential and Nursing Communities have taken part in National...

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St Catherine's Nurse Receives Great British Care Award

11/05/2017

An award winning and glamourous occasion for Regal Care Trading and St Catherine's...

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Regal Care Trading Success at the Kent Care Awards 2016

22/12/2016

Care Homes throughout Kent were invited to nominate in 12 Categories. The Gala Award...

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New Leisure and Lifestyle Manifesto

21/06/2016

Regal Care Trading has always had a strong activities programme in some of its homes. We have...

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Regal Care Trading's The New Era!

1/06/2016

In April 2015 a new era began for Regal Care Trading Ltd when new owner Kan Rajakanthan took...

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Winning Night at the South East Great British Care Awards

November 2019

On Saturday 9th November we attended the 2019 South East Great British Care Awards which saw over 500 of the very best in social care attend a glittering awards ceremony at The Hilton Hotel, Brighton.

We are proud to in be involved in the awards as their purpose is to promote best practice within both home care and care homes sectors, and pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

The awards are supported by groups and charities from within the sector which include Care England, The Department of Health, The National Care Forum, The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and the Alzheimer’s Society, as well as local authorities and other commercial organisations.

This year we had seven finalists at the awards.

For the first time ever in the South East we were really excited to have our first winner, Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator Helen Couldridge from our Residential Home Alpine in Sevenoaks. A truly dedicated team member of the home the judges said of Helen “We loved the variety of activities Helen had organised! She clearly demonstrated how the residents have a voice in what goes on in their home and how the activities are designed to be special, memorable and empowering for each person.” Helen now goes on to the National Finals in Birmingham on the 20th March.

We are also really proud of our other finalists from our homes across the South East who were recognised for their outstanding excellence in their field of work.

Our other finalists were:

Katy Jordon from our Residential Home The Hollies in Tonbridge Wells who was nominated in the Nutrition Award. Also nominated in this award was Steve Creswick from Alpine.

Alpine had another 5 finalists nominations for Care Team, Gail Sadra was nominated for the Putting People First Awards, Lisa Beal was nominated in the New Comer Award, Jade Hogg was nominated in the Palliative Care Award and Samantha Tolfrey in the Care Home Worker

East Midlands Great British Care Awards Success!

November 2019

On the 1 st of November we attended the East Midlands Great British Care Awards which saw over 450 of the very best in social care attend a glittering awards ceremony at The East Midlands Conference Centre. This was only our second time at the awards and this year we were so proud to have in total 5 nominees from 3 different homes in the East Midlands area.

We are really excited to announce that our Acting Manager Lydia Rose Button from our Residential Home in Linden Manor won the New Comer Award.  The Judges said about Lydia “Lydia is a newly promoted manager at only 21 years old. She has been a volunteer in care since she was 14 years old and has overcome reading and writing challenges she had been told she would never achieve. She is passionate, committed, warm hearted. An excellent example of youth talent.”

Our second winner of the night was Elizabeth Johnson from our nursing home Moorlands in Nottingham won the Good Nurse Award. The Judges said about Elizabeth “A dedicated, compassionate nurse who is committed to making an individual’s last days as comfortable as possible. She goes above and beyond to enable people to die with dignity, supporting families, residents and staff through this process.”

Lydia and Elizabeth now go no to the National finals in Birmingham on the 20 th March 2020.

We are also really proud of our other finalists;

Raice Cook, Manager from Moorlands who was nominated in the Registered Manager Category.

Also another finalist from Linden Manor was Amanda Morton nominated in the Care Home Carer category.  

Our final finalist was Westland’s Head of Care Michelle ‘Shelly’ Pirie.

We are proud to in be involved in the awards as their purpose is to promote best practice within both home care and care homes sectors, and pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

The awards are supported by groups and charities from within the sector which include Care England, The Department of Health, The National Care Forum, The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and the Alzheimer’s Society, as well as local authorities and other commercial organisations.

Blair House GOOD CQC Rating 

September 2019

Our Residential Home in St-Leonards-on-Sea Blair House was recently inspected by CQC and we are pleased to report that the home has been rated as GOOD.

The inspection lasted two days and gave the inspectors an insight in to the family orientated and person centred home from home ethos of Blair House.

The staff were praised within the report for the kind and caring way in which they treated the residents with dignity with it saying “People told us they were treated with kindness. They said that they were respected, and their dignity was maintained. One person said staff were, "100% kind." Another told us, "They're nice, there's not a 'them and us' feeling. They're totally accessible." Staff spoke about people with affection. One staff member said, "They're like my extended family." Another staff member told us, "I treat everyone as though they are my family, I can't stop thinking about people when I'm not at work. Its hard work but I love it." There was a relaxed feeling at the home. There were sociable conversations happening throughout the day.”

Since the last inspection the home has developed their leisure and social programme, the variety and frequency were one of the positive elements of the report.

The report also praised the home’s manager and staff saying that “ The registered manager and staff had created a positive culture at Blair House. They were approachable and available to people.  People told us they were happy living at the home. One person said, "The whole pace of the building and the relationship between myself and the home. I thoroughly enjoy it."

The home had also seen a lot of refurbishment in the last year and they have also seen enhances in ensuring that the environment was more person centred and Dementia Friendly.

Great British Care Awards Announce Regional Nominees

September 2019

Regal Trading ltd are honoured to announce that we have been shortlisted in the regional finals of the Great British Care Awards. 

This year we are lucky to have 14 finalists from across Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Kent.

Linden Manor first the first time ever have 2 Regional Finalists in this year’s Great British Care Awards. 

Their acting Manager Lydia-Rose Button is nominated in the newcomer award. Lydia definitely is a breath of fresh air within our home and is brimming with enthusiasm, initiatives and innovations.

Amanda Morton has been nominated in the Care Home Carer category. Amanda always gives 100% of her time and passion to her role and truly shows dedication to the residents who live at Linden Manor. She is also a great support to the rest of the team who work at Linden Manor.

Westlands for the second year in a row has a finalist in the East Midlands Great British Care Awards Regional Finals. 

This year their nominee is our Head of Care Michelle ‘Shelly’ Pirie. Shelly is truly a dedicated and passionate member of the team at Westlands. Her person centred and meaningful approach to her work is outstanding and we are really proud that her hard work is being recognised in this way.

Moorlands Nursing home is really excited that they have 2 Regional Finalists in this year’s Great British Care Awards. 

Moorlands Nursing home new manager Raice Cook has been nominated in the Care Home Registered Manager Award.  Raice is a dedicated manager whose energy and passion for providing person centred care for those living in the services she manages is obvious as soon as you meet her. She is full of enthusiasm and new initiatives to develop the services she manages and the teams she works with. Raice has achieved a lot in her career at Regal Care Trading which she began at 18 years old.

Another finalist Elizabeth Clarke is nominated for the good nurse award. Elizabeth is a caring and dedicated member of the team at Moorlands. Her skills as a nurse and her kind, caring and compassionate approach towards the residents is recognised in this nomination.  

Alpine Residential Home has a staggering 8 nominations at the South East Regional Great British Care Awards.

As a team, they are always striving to provide person centred and meaningful care for their residents and are overwhelmed that we have received recognition for this in the 8 nominations. 

The Hollies Care Home in Tonbridge Wells has shortlisted Katherine Jordan in the Nutrition Award. Katy was recently awarded the same award at the Kent Awards.

We want to wish all of our finalist's lots of luck in their judging days and also at the grand gala awards nights where we will be celebrating excellence in the social care sector.

                                          
                             
                                      

Kent Care Awards 2019

September 2019

A BIG congratulations to all of our Kent homes who we celebrated at the 4 th Kent Care Awards on Friday 20 th September.

Our teams from across the region attended the glittering gala evening in Maidstone. The evening was a real occasion to celebrate not only our homes and teams in Kent but excellence in the social care industry.

We were really honoured to have a total of 4 finalists from our homes across Kent.

On the night our Head Cook from our Residential Home The Hollies Katherine ‘Katy’ Jordan was announced as the overall winner of the Nutrition Award.

Katy has been at Hollies for 14 years and does more than just ensuring that the residents at The Hollies enjoy freshly prepared Nutritional and tasty menus. She ensures that they are varied, resident led and inclusive of different cultures and religions.  The residents love her and her food!

When the home has themed events Katy always ensures that the catering department joins in. Creating themed menus for Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, Burns Nights and so much more.

Every Birthday is always celebrated with a beautiful homemade cake.

Katy is dedicated to her role within the home and making a difference to the residents who live within the service. Katy now goes on to the South East Regional Finals of the Great British Care Awards.

Our other finalists at the Kent Care Awards were;

Kelly Paddock also from Hollies who was a finalist in the New Comer Award. Kelly always shows an eagerness to learn and develop her skills and knowledge in social care. She has shown that in a short time she is dedicated and passionate about the care she provides to the residents who live at The Hollies and possess a caring and selfless heart!

Helen Couldridge the Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator from Alpine Residential Community in Sevenoaks who was nominated in the Putting People First Personalisation Award. Helen has been a driving force in the implementation of person centred and meaningful social and leisure services at Alpines. Year in, year out she is always finding creative and innovative ways to continue to improve the Leisure Services.

Steve Creswick from Alpine was nominated in the Nutrition Award. Steve is an amazing chef having been in the food industry over 30 years. He ensures he knows our residents and their food likes and dislikes. Steve makes sure our residents get their favourite food and snacks, as well as ensuring the meals are healthy and well balanced. Steve always comes out of the kitchen after lunch to speak to residents and find out if they enjoyed the food. 

                                          
                             
                                      

Operations Manager Talks to Care Talk Magazine

April 2019

Regal Care Trading Clinical Operations & Regional Manager Jacqui Gregg gave an insight in to Nursing care in our Nursing Homes and also her career as a nurse through to Operations Manager.

Jacqui has worked for both Nicholas James and our sister company Regal Care Trading for 13 years. From managing homes, to being a regional and now operations manager Jacqui has a wealth of knowledge in Nursing Care and Dementia Care within a Care Home setting.
Jacqui has a passion and dedication in her role as Operations Manger for always looking for new and innovative ways in which we can enhance our services.

From Hospital to Homes – Why Nursing in Care is so Rewarding

                                          
                             
                                     

Care Home Top 20 Carehome.co.uk Winner 2019

March 2019

Regal Care Trading are really excited and proud to have won the Top 20 Care Home Group Award from Carehome.co.uk for a third year in row. Receiving this award from the UK’s leading review website makes it even more special.

At Regal we pride ourselves on the standard of the services we provide in our 17 Nursing, Residential & Learning Disability homes throughout England.

An established and family orientated provider our Company Ethos is reflected in all areas of the services we offer where our residents smiles are our rewards!

We aim to provide a Meaningful Person Centred and Resident Led, Happy and Secure Environment where promoting Independence, Dignity and Individuality is our priority.

                                          




                             

Finalists at the Health Investor Awards 2019

March 2019

We are really excited to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalist for this year’s Health Investor Awards 2019.

Regal Care Trading/Nicholas James Care Homes  have been shortlisted in the Social Care sector in the Residential Care Provider of the Year Category. This is the first time we have been announced as a finalist at the Health Investor Awards and we are really honoured to be recognised in this category with our other fellow nominees.

We are looking forward to celebrating at the awards dinner on the 12th June.

North Regional Manager Gets Great British Care Awards Recognition

December 2018

On the 28th of November the Social Care Industry in the North West got together to celebrate the industry at the Regional Great British Care Awards. We were lucky enough to have a finalist for the first time at the event, our Northern Regional Manager Tracy D’arvigny who was nominated in the Front Line Leader category. Tracy has been with Regal Care Trading for over 10 years and is a dedicated member of the team who has been crucial in taking Regal to a higher platform leading with the home managers to improve CQC Inspections results and services in the north of the group. This nomination and finalist award is recognition of her dedication and career in Social Care.

Essex Care Sector Awards 2018

November 2018

Our team from Blenheim House attended ‘The Prospers: Essex Care Sector Awards 2018’ on Tuesday 4th December.

They gale luncheon and awards ceremony was in celebration and recognition of the Care sector in Essex.

We were honoured to be invited to attend the prestigious event but were incredibly proud that our Registered Manager Gay Smith won the Outstanding Leadership Award.

The Award was in recognition of an individual who has provided great leadership and support. An individual who communicates well, acknowledges and encourages staff to make a positive contribution to the service and is an inspiration to their team.

It recognises her continuous drive to develop and enhance the services at Blenheim House. Gay has worked closely with other professional and local hospitals. She was also recognised for leading the home’s involvement with Prosper-an Essex County Council Initiative Programme supporting Care Homes in Essex to excel at their deliverance of care.

The award is also an acknowledgement of her leadership skills as the manager of Blenheim House. Empowering the staff to develop and put in to practice innovative ideas within the service. Encouraging and supporting her team’s continuous professional development.

Well Done Gay and Team Blenheim House!

East Midlands Great British Care Awards 2018

November 2018

Our Residential and Nursing Communities from the East Midlands all descended on the centre of Nottingham on Thursday 8th November to celebrate the Social Care Industry and those who are dedicated to and work within in it.

The event was hosted by Steve Walls and we were entertained by X Factor legend Chico!

With 6 Residential and Nursing Communities in the East Midlands area it definitely was a time to celebrate the achievements of our homes over the last few years. Our Registered Managers and Senior Managers were also there to support our FIRST ever East Midlands Great British Care Awards finalist Adrian Magurianu who was nominated in the Front Line Leader Award. Adrian is an incredible asset to our Residential Community Westland's and he is loved and appreciated by the Residents, his colleagues and his Manager. The home’s Registered Manager Nicola Bale said of Adrian "the residents love him and his compassion and empathy for those he cares for really shines through to everyone who knows him." Well Done Adrian!!!

South East Great British Care Awards 2018 Winners Announced

November 2018

A great night was had by our Regal Care team on Saturday 3rd of November at the South East Great British Care Awards 2018.

We had 3 finalists at this year’s event. Blenheim House Residential Community in Essex who were nominated in recognition of their commitment to developing relationships with various multi –disciplinary services and teams within their local area.

Our other finalists were Kent Care Award winners Ashcroft House Residential Community in Margate who were finalists in the Care Home Team Award. Ashcroft House Over the years have sought to push boundaries and become innovative in their passion for those living with the dementia. Their work & commitment over the last years has really been a Team effort which has been cascaded from their Regional Manager, who has implemented ideas such as new dementia training and Registered Manager who has recently over seen a new renovation of the home.

We are pleased to announce that our Marketing and Services Development Manager Abigail Draper won the Care Innovator Award. Having been in the role since 2015 Abigail has striven to enhance the companies Leisure and Social Programmes and the Services. Working closing with the Operations Manager Jacqui Gregg they have led a focus on person centred and a meaningful approach in the services as well as thinking outside of the box to develop the services that we offer even further. Abigail now goes on to National finals in March 2019.

We are super proud of the whole Regal team who represented the group on Saturday in a great celebration of the Social Care industry and those who work within it.

2018 East Midlands Great British Care Awards Announced.

October 2018

We are really excited that for the first time we have a finalist in the East Midlands Great British Care Awards.

Adrian from our Residential Community Westlands in Northamptonshire has been shortlisted in the Front Line Leader Award. Adrian has been a Team Leader for 2 ½ years. Nicola Bale the Registered manager of the Community said “since joining us within his role Adrian has shown his capability and competency to carry out the role, always seeing every task through to the end. He really leads the team well!”

The residents love him and his compassion and empathy for those he cares for really shines through to everyone who knows him.

Regal Care Trading have 6 Residential and Nursing Communities in the East Midlands. At the Gala evening on the 8th of November Adrian will be supported by members of the team, Nicola and also managers from our other homes in the East Midlands, the Regional Manager and the Nominated Individual for the group.

As a team we are really looking forward to celebrating and giving recognition to the dedication and hard work by the Social Care Industry in the East Midlands.

Well done to our FIRST ever East Midlands Great British Care Awards finalist Adrian Magurianu who was nominated in the Front Line Leader Award. Adrian is an incredible asset to our Residential Community Westland's Home who is loved and appreciated by the Residents, his colleagues and his Manager Nicola Bale who said of Adrian "the residents love him and his compassion and empathy for those he cares for really shines through to everyone who knows him."

Adrian has been a Team Leader for 2 ½ years. Nicola Bale the Registered manager of the Community said “since joining us within his role Adrian has shown his capability and competency to carry out the role, always seeing every task through to the end. He really leads the team well!”

South East Great British Care Awards 2018 Announced

October 2018

Exciting News Regal Care Trading has been nominated for 3 awards at this year’s South East Great British Care Awards.

Ashcroft House Residential Community in Margate is a finalist in the Care Home Team Award. Already winners of the Kent Care Award 2018 Ashcroft House Over the years have sought to push boundaries and become innovative in their passion for those living with the dementia. Their work & commitment over the last years has really been a Team effort which has been cascaded from their Regional Manager, who has implemented ideas such as new dementia training and Registered Manager who has recently over seen a new renovation of the home.

Another of our Finalists is Blenheim House Residential Community in Essex who have been nominated in the Care Innovator Award. Blenheim House’s Nomination is recognition of their commitment to developing relationships with various multi –disciplinary services and teams within their local area. They are also striving to ensure the development and growth of the service they provide to their residents.

Our final nominations is for our Marketing and Services Development Manager Abigail Draper has been nominated in the Care Innovator Award. Having been in the role since 2015 Abigail has striven to enhance the companies

Leisure and Social Programmes and the Services. Working closing with the Operations Manager Jacqui Gregg they have led a focus on person centred and a meaningful approach in the services as well as thinking outside of the box to develop the services that we offer even further.

With 8 Residential Communities in the South East Region we are extremely proud and honoured to have been recognised at these awards. We pride ourselves on our dedication and ethos of person centred and meaningful care.

Our reward is the smiles of our Service Users and teams.

As a team we are really looking forward to celebrating and giving recognition to the dedication and hard work by the Social Care Industry in the South East.

We will also have all of our fingers and toes crossed that we will be winners!

Kent Care Awards September 2018

September 2018

We certainly always look forward to the Kent Care Awards and were delighted this year to have all of our communities in Kent with finalists in 9 categories.

The gala evening was held on the 14th September at the Marriott Hotel in Maidstone.

Ashcroft Residential Community in Margate were announced as the winner of the Kent Care Award 2018 Care Home Team. They were nominated for pushing boundaries and being innovative in their passion for those living with the dementia. Their work & commitment over the last years has really been a Team effort which has been cascaded from their Regional Manager, Registered Manager, Care Teams and every department. They now go on to the

South East Regional Finals of the Great British Care Awards in Brighton.

We were also really honoured to have a number of finalists at this year’s awards.

Our Residential Community The Hollies had four finalists in total. Their Registered Manager Gladys Apiado was nominated in the Registered Manager category. Gladys has been the manager of The Hollies Residential Community since 2015 and has helped transform the service with her leadership skills.

Also finalists were Precious Salvador, who was a finalist in the Dementia Carer Category, Yassa Aluthge, who was nominated in the Ancillary Workers Category and Katherine Jordan, who was a finalist in the Nutrition Award. The four finalists awards were well deserved and show what a amazing team there is a the home.

Our Residential Community Loose Court in Maidstone had 2 finalists. Olayinka Korede who was nominated in the Care Home Worker category and Bevarly Barton the homes Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator who was nominated in the Care Innovator Award. Both ladies are dedicated and respected members of their communities and were nominated and supported on at the Gala event by their manager Karen Burrows.

Another of our finalists was Helen Couldridge the Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator from Alpine Residential Community in Sevenoaks who was nominated in the Putting People First Personalisation Award. Helen has been a driving force in the implementation of person centred and meaningful social and leisure services at Alpines. She was nominated and supported at the Gala evening by her manager Kim Jones.

Regal’s senior team has also been recognised with Operations and Regional Manager Jacqui Gregg nominated in the Trainer Category and Marketing and Services Development Manager Abigail Draper nominated in the Care Innovator and Putting People First Awards.

As members of the Kent Integrated Care Alliance and with a number of Nursing and Residential Communities in Kent, Regal Care Trading were very proud to both support the Kent Care Awards 2018 and shine a beacon on the Social Care Industry in Kent.

Woodland’s Nursing Home Recognised for It’s End of Life Care

July 2018

Our 'End of Life' services are an important part of the care we offer within our Communities. Recently our Nursing Community Woodlands received the following End of Life Award from St Christopher's for completing the 'steps to Success' programe. Congratulations team #woodlandsnursinghome on your dedication to developing your services.

Cheney House Manager Challenges Dental Services in Care Homes!

May 2018

Regal Care Trading’s Residential Community Cheney House Registered Manager Paula Munday recently tackled the issue of the lack of Dentistry Services that are willing to make home visits.

Paula spoke to carehome.co.uk to tell them about the short fall in services and that despite having contacted numerous Dental practices most refused claiming that they are not trained in Dementia. When she did find dentists willing to come to the home then she was faced with an extortionate charge.

Frustrated by the lack of professional interest in the residents dental care Paula wrote to her local MP Andrea Leadson, the MP for Northamptonshire South to express her frustration and concern and whether she could help support her in her quest to improve the services for those living in Residential or Nursing Care.

Paula has been the manager of Cheney House for 3 years but has been with the group for the past 13 years. A manager with a proven sense of dedication to provide person centred and holistic services,

Paula has felt impassioned to shine a light in this short falling and ‘lack of support’ from the Dental Profession.

Paula told Carehome.co.uk that if GP’s, District Nurses, Optician’s and other members of the multidisciplinary teams visit care homes, then why to Dentist not? She also highlighted in the article that residents living in a care setting would be asked to pay for a dental service and yet those living with Dementia in the local community would be funded by the NHS.

Paula told Carehome.co.uk that “We’ve never paid for a dentist before. Dentists may refuse to come but I can’t imagine a GP refusing to visit an older person because they have dementia. Staff here help residents with teeth brushing twice a day and also if requested after meals, but inspectors obviously want to know a dentist is visiting residents.

"If inspectors ask us how we can detect potential issues such as mouth cancer, it’s a matter of having a dentist who can visit.”

Ms Leadson responded to Paula’s letter confirming that she had written to Jeremy Hunt to ask him to answer the Cheney House managers concerns at the short falling in the NHS service.

Paula is awaiting a response from her concerns and will continue to seek answers as she is dedicated and determined to ensure that the residents who live at Cheney House receive the best care and services available.

Regal Care Trading Launches new 2018 Leisure & Lifestyle Calendar

23/01/2018

We are very proud of our Leisure and Social Services within our Nursing and Residential Communities.

We pride ourselves on building communities within our homes and making links outside our homes with the local area; making sure that our service users are still able to feel they can make a contribution and be part of a meaningful and vibrant community

We work hard to ensure that our Residential and Nursing Communities offer a variety of events, social activities and themed days; supporting National days and charities throughout the year.

To ensure a high standard within our Leisure and Social services our Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinators are NAPA trained and do their best to ensure a person centred and bespoke programme for our service users.

In January we launched this year's Leisure and Social Calendar. The calendar features our weekly themes, National days of celebration such as St Patrick's Day, Easter, Royal Weddings and also fun days such as National Chocolate Cake Day! We also enjoy supporting charities, raising funds and awareness - this year we will be supporting The Alzheimer's Society, Dementia UK, Macmillan Nurses, Children's Society and the Brain Tumour Research.

This year's Leisure and Social Calendar is full exciting and new events to look forward too. Our calendar is shared on our website on a monthly basis and we also share our events on our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.

Regional Great British Care Awards Finalists Announced!

8/11/2017

Regal Care Trading were over whelmed and extremely proud to have received news from the Great British Care Awards that as a group we had 8 nominees in the South East Regional Finals. Our finalists were all invited to attend a Judging day at Brighton Racecourse on the 24th October.

Our finalists come from all different departments from Residential Communities in the South East.

Shelley Wesley from our Residential Community, The Hollies in Tonbridge Wells has already won the Dementia Carer award at the Kent Care Awards in September. She has now been shortlisted for the Dementia Carer as well. She joins her other Hollie's colleague, Ana Rusa who is a finalist in the Care Home Care Worker Category.

Alpines Residential home in Sevenoaks has 3 finalists; Gail Sadra, the home's Deputy Manager has been shortlisted in the Putting People First/Personalisation Category. Her colleague Cath Bulling is a finalist in the Dignity Carer Category and their final nomination is for Care Team of the Year.

Our residential home Park Beck in St Leonards-on-Sea was also honoured to have received 3 nominations. The first went to the home's manager Steve Cooper who is a Registered Care Home Manager finalist. The home's Deputy Manager Donna Lahmouddi was also shortlisted in the Palliative Care Category. Finally the home's Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator has been nominated as Activity Coordinator of the year.

All of our finalists were excited, proud and nervous to attend the judging day, but were honoured to have been shortlisted and to represent the Communities they work for.

We wish them all the best of luck for the awards ceremony in Brighton on the 11th of November.

Good Luck Team RCT!!

Hollies Residential Community Career Wins Dementia Award.

20/10/2017

Regal Care Trading's The Hollies team member Shelly Wesley is awarded Dementia Carer of the Year at the Kent Care Awards 2018.

The Hollies Residential Community in Tunbridge Wells is so proud of Shelly Wesley who was crowned Dementia Carer at the Kent Awards 2018 held by KiCA at the Leas Cliff on the 29th September.

Shelley Wesley has been with the company 4 years and 8 months. Her first caring job, Shelly started as a health care assistant until she became a senior carer.

The home's Manager, Gladys nominated Shelly because she had seen how she evolved and help herself to understand working in a dementia care home. She never thinks twice to help out regardless what time of the day; as long as it's for the benefit of the residents, even on her days off.

She has a knowledgeable and broad understanding of how dementia affects the daily life of each resident and she uses this to her advantage to be able to make a difference in each resident daily life at The Hollies.

She is well liked by all the residents as Shelley has a selfless and caring heart. Her dedication and loyalty cannot be faulted.

Regal Care Trading at the South East Great British Care Awards 2017!

12/10/2017

Regal Care Trading had great Success at the South East Regional Great British Care Awards! In total as a group we had 8 finalists in 8 different categories, our highest number of nominations ever.

Our nominees attended the glittering Gala evening on the 11th of November, held at the Hilton in Brighton. The Black Tie event was an evening of celebrating and recognising the achievements of the Social Care Industry in the South East.

Congratulations to our Residential Community Alpines in Sevenoaks who were nominated and finalists in three Categories. The team as a whole were nominated in the Care Home Team of the year Category. Another of the home's finalists was Gail Sadra who was nominated in the Putting People First Personalisation Award and Cath Bulling who was a finalist in the Dignity in Care Award.

Another of our finalists was Shelly Wesley, from our Residential Community, The Hollies in Tonbridge Wells who had already won the Kent Care Awards Dementia Carer of the year and was nominated as a finalist. Another finalist from The Hollies was Ana Rusa who was nominated as a Care Home Care Worker.

Congratulations also for our Residential Community Park Beck who had an impressive 3 finalists. The Homes Manager Steve Cooper was a finalist in the Care Home Registered Manager category, the home’s Deputy Manager, Donna Lahmouddi was a finalist in the Palliative Care award and Michelle Holmes, the homes Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator was nominated as a finalist in the Activity Coordinator Award.

As a group we are extremely proud and honoured to have been recognised by the Great British Care Awards and to have been part of a celebration of Social Care in the South East.

Regal Care Trading Kent Care Awards Success 2017

12/10/2017

Another Great Night for Regal Care Trading Ltd at the Kent Care Awards 2018.

A number of our team were nominated finalists at the second Kent Care Awards which were held at the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone on the 29th September.

The Gala evening was a fantastic and well deserved way to celebrate all that is positive about the Social Care Industry in Kent.

We were very honoured and excited that Senior Health Care Assistant Shelly Westley from our Residential Community The Hollies in Tunbridge Wells was announced at Dementia Carer of the Year. This means that Shelly will now progress to the Regional Finals of the Great British Care Awards in Brighton later on in the year.

Our other finalists on the night came from our Residential Community Ashcroft in Margate. Del Brown was for the second year running nominated for regional manager of the year and also their Head Cook Jane Thompson, who was nominated for Cook of the year.

Also finalists in the Care Team Award of the year was our Residential Community in Sevenoaks Alpine.

The recognition from the Kent Care Awards and KiCA is again a testament to our continued ethos of striving to provide person centred care in our Nursing and Residential Communities throughout Kent; where our resident's smiles are our reward.

Team Regal Care Trading

Shelly Westley Winner of Dementia Carer of the Year

Park Beck Achieve GOOD CQC Rating

27/07/2017

Congratulations go out to our Residential Community, Park Beck in St Leonards-on-Sea who have just achieved a GOOD CQC rating across the board!

The home's manager Steve Cooper has been at the helm of the work carried out since the homes last CQC Inspection including overseeing major refurbishment and redecoration which had been initiated by the new owners of Park Beck and Regal Care Trading Ltd Kan Rajakanthan when he purchased the group in 2015.

Steve said about the inspection and the outcome "The staff and I have all worked really hard at Park Beck to ensure we not only give great care but do it in a great atmosphere and as the report states 'The Registered manager had created an open and positive culture at the home. All staff were committed to improving the lives of people who lived there'. I think that sums us up nicely."

Well done Steve and your Team at Park Beck Care from all at Regal Care Trading Ltd

Care Home Open Day 2017

13/07/2017

For the last few years our Residential and Nursing Communities have taken part in National Care Home Open Day.

This year was no different as our homes opened their doors to the local community and held events which had been organised by our managers, care teams and residents.

Some of the events organised were coffee mornings, summer fairs, musical entertainment and even a traveling zoo.

Our home in Essex- Brenalwood Residential Home went all out this year with entertainment, refreshments and to the delight of everyone including the Chairman of Essex Council John Aldridge who said about the day "I commend your efforts to bring the home in to the community so that all the residents may share in a more normal life. Congratulations on holding such a successful day and please thank all your staff for the excellent work they do for their residents."

To us as a company we pride ourselves on opening our doors to the We look forward to next years National Care Home Open Day

St Catherine's Nurse Receives Great British Care Award

11/05/2017

An award winning and glamourous occasion for Regal Care Trading and St Catherine's Nurse Wendy Coyle.

In December Regal Care Trading and St Catherine's Nursing Home Nurse Wendy Coyle won the Nurse Award at the Regional Finals of the Yorkshire & Humber Care Awards 2016. This meant that Wendy was then shortlisted for the finals of the Great British Care Awards which were recently held at the Birmingham ICC.

Being a Regional and National Finalist in such a well fought category is something that Regal Care Trading is very proud to recognise and celebrate Wendy's Achievements. Her compassionate, experienced, professional and caring nature stood out from the other nominees and led to her winning and becoming a National Finalist.

Well Done Wendy!

Regal Care Trading Success at the Kent Care Awards 2016

22/12/2016

Care Homes throughout Kent were invited to nominate in 12 Categories. The Gala Award Evening was held on the 7th of October at the Ramada Hotel in Dover and was organised by Kent Integrated Care Alliance (KiCA)

Regal Care Trading Ltd were successful in having 4 finalists in 9 out of the 10 Categories that were available to us. We were proud to be named overall winners in 1 of these categories; in total we took home 5 awards on the night.

Our Senior Carer Heather Campbell from Loose Court Residential Home in Maidstone won the overall award for the Care Home Worker 2016.

Heather and all our other nominees were shortlisted and then had to go through an interview process which determined the winner of the category. As a winner Heather will now be entered in to the finals of the regionals of the Great British Care Awards

Our team are extremely proud of winning their awards especially in the categories that they were nominated.

All of our homes and their teams throughout Kent strive to lead the field in their professions ensuring we provide meaningful and person centred care of a high standard. Our success and recognition at the inaugural Kent Care Awards 2016 shows our commitment to upholding our ethos.

Categories

The Care Home Worker Award

Loose Court Residential Home, Heather Campbell Position- Administrator- WINNER

The Care Home Registered Manager Award

Ashcroft Residential Home, Del Brown Position; Ashcroft Manager- Finalist

The Ancillary Worker Award-

Loose Court-Jo Scannell Position: Head of Domestic- Finalist

The Care Innovator Award

Jacqui Gregg- Position: Regional Manager- Finalist

New Leisure and Lifestyle Manifesto

21/06/2016

Regal Care Trading has always had a strong activities programme in some of its homes. We have wanted to build on this by introducing a new Leisure and Lifestyle programme throughout all the homes, which includes a new training package for our Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinators and a centralised social event calendar.

Activity Provision is a central part of our residents and Day Care resident’s lives. We are dedicated to enabling and encouraging the residents to lead an activity based lifestyle. Through supporting our residents to make choices from the time they wake up to the time they go to sleep is encouraging an activity based way of care.

We strive to ensure that our residents; feel appreciated, at all times treated with sensitivity and respect and with an acknowledgement of their own psychological and emotional needs. We encourage and nurture positive and rewarding social relationships whilst acknowledging that our residents are unique individuals.

Part of our Manifesto is our NAPA (National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People) membership. As a member we will be working with them in a shared ethos and commitment to ensure that 'Activity is at the heart of care for older people' . We value the uniqueness of each older person and are dedicated to delivering expertise in activity provision through delivering the best practice, training, support and raising the status of activity providers

By the end of 2016 we hope to have a NAPA trained Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator in all of our homes.

Regal Care Trading's The New Era!

1/06/2016

In April 2015 a new era began for Regal Care Trading Ltd when new owner Kan Rajakanthan took over the helm with a strong and clear business strategy to move the company forward putting, the care of our Residents and the homes and communities that they live in central.

An already experienced and successful Care Home Provider of 12 homes in the South East, Mr Rajakanthan has spent the last year putting in to action the business strategy with the start of a vast rejuvenation, renovation and redevelopment of the Regal Care Trading homes. We have already seen extensive redecoration, redesign and new furnishings in a number of our homes.

The new owner has also brought on board a new Operations Director, Sarah Dean (RGN) and a new senior management team; Jacqui Gregg (RGN) Southern Manager, Glenda Baker (RGN) Northern Manager and Tracy D'arvigny Area Manager.

With the guidance of Mr Rajakanthan, the new Senior Management have established and implemented a more centralised vision for the structure of the company with new and stronger ethoses. So far it has seen improvements in all areas and our quality- monitoring audits carried out with our residents, family and staff show that the centralisation is working and propelling the company in to a new era.

A high standard and a person centred ethos of care is now one of the central strengths of Regal Care Trading Ltd

The importance of this type of care is recognised throughout the care industry and our aim is to provide positive person centred and rewarding care in all of our homes.

The reality of person centred care is achieved through our new company initiatives such as "Resident of the Day" our Leisure and Lifestyle Services and tailored staff training.

We have recentralised our training programme for our care staff team across the company putting in place a comprehensive and extensive training matrix through all departments. Thus ensuring that we are always striving towards providing a high standard of person centred care throughout our homes.

Our other company ethos are the 6 C’s; Adopting the 6 C’s and embedding them into the heart of the homes has meant that we are a more cohesive and effective team. Care, Compassion, Courage, Commitment, Competence and Communication carry many different meanings within the care setting; it has also meant that we now have a central value to focus on. We are committed to the 6 C's and in turn this has meant a real focus on delivering excellence in care within the homes.

We look forward to sharing all the exciting news and developments with you as we continue on this new era at Regal Care Trading Ltd.

Blair House GOOD CQC Rating 

September 2019

Our Residential Home in St-Leonards-on-Sea Blair House was recently inspected by CQC and we are pleased to report that the home has been rated as GOOD.

The inspection lasted two days and gave the inspectors an insight in to the family orientated and person centred home from home ethos of Blair House.

The staff were praised within the report for the kind and caring way in which they treated the residents with dignity with it saying “People told us they were treated with kindness. They said that they were respected, and their dignity was maintained. One person said staff were, "100% kind." Another told us, "They're nice, there's not a 'them and us' feeling. They're totally accessible." Staff spoke about people with affection. One staff member said, "They're like my extended family." Another staff member told us, "I treat everyone as though they are my family, I can't stop thinking about people when I'm not at work. Its hard work but I love it." There was a relaxed feeling at the home. There were sociable conversations happening throughout the day.”

Since the last inspection the home has developed their leisure and social programme, the variety and frequency were one of the positive elements of the report.

The report also praised the home’s manager and staff saying that “ The registered manager and staff had created a positive culture at Blair House. They were approachable and available to people.  People told us they were happy living at the home. One person said, "The whole pace of the building and the relationship between myself and the home. I thoroughly enjoy it."

The home had also seen a lot of refurbishment in the last year and they have also seen enhances in ensuring that the environment was more person centred and Dementia Friendly.

Great British Care Awards Announce Regional Nominees

September 2019

Regal Trading ltd are honoured to announce that we have been shortlisted in the regional finals of the Great British Care Awards. 

This year we are lucky to have 14 finalists from across Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Kent.

Linden Manor first the first time ever have 2 Regional Finalists in this year’s Great British Care Awards. 

Their acting Manager Lydia-Rose Button is nominated in the newcomer award. Lydia definitely is a breath of fresh air within our home and is brimming with enthusiasm, initiatives and innovations.

Amanda Morton has been nominated in the Care Home Carer category. Amanda always gives 100% of her time and passion to her role and truly shows dedication to the residents who live at Linden Manor. She is also a great support to the rest of the team who work at Linden Manor.

Westlands for the second year in a row has a finalist in the East Midlands Great British Care Awards Regional Finals. 

This year their nominee is our Head of Care Michelle ‘Shelly’ Pirie. Shelly is truly a dedicated and passionate member of the team at Westlands. Her person centred and meaningful approach to her work is outstanding and we are really proud that her hard work is being recognised in this way.

Moorlands Nursing home is really excited that they have 2 Regional Finalists in this year’s Great British Care Awards. 

Moorlands Nursing home new manager Raice Cook has been nominated in the Care Home Registered Manager Award.  Raice is a dedicated manager whose energy and passion for providing person centred care for those living in the services she manages is obvious as soon as you meet her. She is full of enthusiasm and new initiatives to develop the services she manages and the teams she works with. Raice has achieved a lot in her career at Regal Care Trading which she began at 18 years old.

Another finalist Elizabeth Clarke is nominated for the good nurse award. Elizabeth is a caring and dedicated member of the team at Moorlands. Her skills as a nurse and her kind, caring and compassionate approach towards the residents is recognised in this nomination.  

Alpine Residential Home has a staggering 8 nominations at the South East Regional Great British Care Awards.

As a team, they are always striving to provide person centred and meaningful care for their residents and are overwhelmed that we have received recognition for this in the 8 nominations. 

The Hollies Care Home in Tonbridge Wells has shortlisted Katherine Jordan in the Nutrition Award. Katy was recently awarded the same award at the Kent Awards.

We want to wish all of our finalist's lots of luck in their judging days and also at the grand gala awards nights where we will be celebrating excellence in the social care sector.

                                          
                             
                                      

Kent Care Awards 2019

September 2019

A BIG congratulations to all of our Kent homes who we celebrated at the 4 th Kent Care Awards on Friday 20 th September.

Our teams from across the region attended the glittering gala evening in Maidstone. The evening was a real occasion to celebrate not only our homes and teams in Kent but excellence in the social care industry.

We were really honoured to have a total of 4 finalists from our homes across Kent.

On the night our Head Cook from our Residential Home The Hollies Katherine ‘Katy’ Jordan was announced as the overall winner of the Nutrition Award.

Katy has been at Hollies for 14 years and does more than just ensuring that the residents at The Hollies enjoy freshly prepared Nutritional and tasty menus. She ensures that they are varied, resident led and inclusive of different cultures and religions.  The residents love her and her food!

When the home has themed events Katy always ensures that the catering department joins in. Creating themed menus for Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, Burns Nights and so much more.

Every Birthday is always celebrated with a beautiful homemade cake.

Katy is dedicated to her role within the home and making a difference to the residents who live within the service. Katy now goes on to the South East Regional Finals of the Great British Care Awards.

Our other finalists at the Kent Care Awards were;

Kelly Paddock also from Hollies who was a finalist in the New Comer Award. Kelly always shows an eagerness to learn and develop her skills and knowledge in social care. She has shown that in a short time she is dedicated and passionate about the care she provides to the residents who live at The Hollies and possess a caring and selfless heart!

Helen Couldridge the Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator from Alpine Residential Community in Sevenoaks who was nominated in the Putting People First Personalisation Award. Helen has been a driving force in the implementation of person centred and meaningful social and leisure services at Alpines. Year in, year out she is always finding creative and innovative ways to continue to improve the Leisure Services.

Steve Creswick from Alpine was nominated in the Nutrition Award. Steve is an amazing chef having been in the food industry over 30 years. He ensures he knows our residents and their food likes and dislikes. Steve makes sure our residents get their favourite food and snacks, as well as ensuring the meals are healthy and well balanced. Steve always comes out of the kitchen after lunch to speak to residents and find out if they enjoyed the food. 

                                          
                             
                                      

Operations Manager Talks to Care Talk Magazine

April 2019

Regal Care Trading Clinical Operations & Regional Manager Jacqui Gregg gave an insight in to Nursing care in our Nursing Homes and also her career as a nurse through to Operations Manager.

Jacqui has worked for both Nicholas James and our sister company Regal Care Trading for 13 years. From managing homes, to being a regional and now operations manager Jacqui has a wealth of knowledge in Nursing Care and Dementia Care within a Care Home setting.
Jacqui has a passion and dedication in her role as Operations Manger for always looking for new and innovative ways in which we can enhance our services.

From Hospital to Homes – Why Nursing in Care is so Rewarding

                                          
                             
                                     

Care Home Top 20 Carehome.co.uk Winner 2019

March 2019

Regal Care Trading are really excited and proud to have won the Top 20 Care Home Group Award from Carehome.co.uk for a third year in row. Receiving this award from the UK’s leading review website makes it even more special.

At Regal we pride ourselves on the standard of the services we provide in our 17 Nursing, Residential & Learning Disability homes throughout England.

An established and family orientated provider our Company Ethos is reflected in all areas of the services we offer where our residents smiles are our rewards!

We aim to provide a Meaningful Person Centred and Resident Led, Happy and Secure Environment where promoting Independence, Dignity and Individuality is our priority.

                                          




                             

Finalists at the Health Investor Awards 2019

March 2019

We are really excited to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalist for this year’s Health Investor Awards 2019.

Regal Care Trading/Nicholas James Care Homes  have been shortlisted in the Social Care sector in the Residential Care Provider of the Year Category. This is the first time we have been announced as a finalist at the Health Investor Awards and we are really honoured to be recognised in this category with our other fellow nominees.

We are looking forward to celebrating at the awards dinner on the 12th June.

North Regional Manager Gets Great British Care Awards Recognition

December 2018

On the 28th of November the Social Care Industry in the North West got together to celebrate the industry at the Regional Great British Care Awards. We were lucky enough to have a finalist for the first time at the event, our Northern Regional Manager Tracy D’arvigny who was nominated in the Front Line Leader category. Tracy has been with Regal Care Trading for over 10 years and is a dedicated member of the team who has been crucial in taking Regal to a higher platform leading with the home managers to improve CQC Inspections results and services in the north of the group. This nomination and finalist award is recognition of her dedication and career in Social Care.

Essex Care Sector Awards 2018

November 2018

Our team from Blenheim House attended ‘The Prospers: Essex Care Sector Awards 2018’ on Tuesday 4th December.

They gale luncheon and awards ceremony was in celebration and recognition of the Care sector in Essex.

We were honoured to be invited to attend the prestigious event but were incredibly proud that our Registered Manager Gay Smith won the Outstanding Leadership Award.

The Award was in recognition of an individual who has provided great leadership and support. An individual who communicates well, acknowledges and encourages staff to make a positive contribution to the service and is an inspiration to their team.

It recognises her continuous drive to develop and enhance the services at Blenheim House. Gay has worked closely with other professional and local hospitals. She was also recognised for leading the home’s involvement with Prosper-an Essex County Council Initiative Programme supporting Care Homes in Essex to excel at their deliverance of care.

The award is also an acknowledgement of her leadership skills as the manager of Blenheim House. Empowering the staff to develop and put in to practice innovative ideas within the service. Encouraging and supporting her team’s continuous professional development.

Well Done Gay and Team Blenheim House!

East Midlands Great British Care Awards 2018

November 2018

Our Residential and Nursing Communities from the East Midlands all descended on the centre of Nottingham on Thursday 8th November to celebrate the Social Care Industry and those who are dedicated to and work within in it.

The event was hosted by Steve Walls and we were entertained by X Factor legend Chico!

With 6 Residential and Nursing Communities in the East Midlands area it definitely was a time to celebrate the achievements of our homes over the last few years. Our Registered Managers and Senior Managers were also there to support our FIRST ever East Midlands Great British Care Awards finalist Adrian Magurianu who was nominated in the Front Line Leader Award. Adrian is an incredible asset to our Residential Community Westland's and he is loved and appreciated by the Residents, his colleagues and his Manager. The home’s Registered Manager Nicola Bale said of Adrian "the residents love him and his compassion and empathy for those he cares for really shines through to everyone who knows him." Well Done Adrian!!!

South East Great British Care Awards 2018 Winners Announced

November 2018

A great night was had by our Regal Care team on Saturday 3rd of November at the South East Great British Care Awards 2018.

We had 3 finalists at this year’s event. Blenheim House Residential Community in Essex who were nominated in recognition of their commitment to developing relationships with various multi –disciplinary services and teams within their local area.

Our other finalists were Kent Care Award winners Ashcroft House Residential Community in Margate who were finalists in the Care Home Team Award. Ashcroft House Over the years have sought to push boundaries and become innovative in their passion for those living with the dementia. Their work & commitment over the last years has really been a Team effort which has been cascaded from their Regional Manager, who has implemented ideas such as new dementia training and Registered Manager who has recently over seen a new renovation of the home.

We are pleased to announce that our Marketing and Services Development Manager Abigail Draper won the Care Innovator Award. Having been in the role since 2015 Abigail has striven to enhance the companies Leisure and Social Programmes and the Services. Working closing with the Operations Manager Jacqui Gregg they have led a focus on person centred and a meaningful approach in the services as well as thinking outside of the box to develop the services that we offer even further. Abigail now goes on to National finals in March 2019.

We are super proud of the whole Regal team who represented the group on Saturday in a great celebration of the Social Care industry and those who work within it.

2018 East Midlands Great British Care Awards Announced.

October 2018

We are really excited that for the first time we have a finalist in the East Midlands Great British Care Awards.

Adrian from our Residential Community Westlands in Northamptonshire has been shortlisted in the Front Line Leader Award. Adrian has been a Team Leader for 2 ½ years. Nicola Bale the Registered manager of the Community said “since joining us within his role Adrian has shown his capability and competency to carry out the role, always seeing every task through to the end. He really leads the team well!”

The residents love him and his compassion and empathy for those he cares for really shines through to everyone who knows him.

Regal Care Trading have 6 Residential and Nursing Communities in the East Midlands. At the Gala evening on the 8th of November Adrian will be supported by members of the team, Nicola and also managers from our other homes in the East Midlands, the Regional Manager and the Nominated Individual for the group.

As a team we are really looking forward to celebrating and giving recognition to the dedication and hard work by the Social Care Industry in the East Midlands.

Well done to our FIRST ever East Midlands Great British Care Awards finalist Adrian Magurianu who was nominated in the Front Line Leader Award. Adrian is an incredible asset to our Residential Community Westland's Home who is loved and appreciated by the Residents, his colleagues and his Manager Nicola Bale who said of Adrian "the residents love him and his compassion and empathy for those he cares for really shines through to everyone who knows him."

Adrian has been a Team Leader for 2 ½ years. Nicola Bale the Registered manager of the Community said “since joining us within his role Adrian has shown his capability and competency to carry out the role, always seeing every task through to the end. He really leads the team well!”

South East Great British Care Awards 2018 Announced

October 2018

Exciting News Regal Care Trading has been nominated for 3 awards at this year’s South East Great British Care Awards.

Ashcroft House Residential Community in Margate is a finalist in the Care Home Team Award. Already winners of the Kent Care Award 2018 Ashcroft House Over the years have sought to push boundaries and become innovative in their passion for those living with the dementia. Their work & commitment over the last years has really been a Team effort which has been cascaded from their Regional Manager, who has implemented ideas such as new dementia training and Registered Manager who has recently over seen a new renovation of the home.

Another of our Finalists is Blenheim House Residential Community in Essex who have been nominated in the Care Innovator Award. Blenheim House’s Nomination is recognition of their commitment to developing relationships with various multi –disciplinary services and teams within their local area. They are also striving to ensure the development and growth of the service they provide to their residents.

Our final nominations is for our Marketing and Services Development Manager Abigail Draper has been nominated in the Care Innovator Award. Having been in the role since 2015 Abigail has striven to enhance the companies

Leisure and Social Programmes and the Services. Working closing with the Operations Manager Jacqui Gregg they have led a focus on person centred and a meaningful approach in the services as well as thinking outside of the box to develop the services that we offer even further.

With 8 Residential Communities in the South East Region we are extremely proud and honoured to have been recognised at these awards. We pride ourselves on our dedication and ethos of person centred and meaningful care.

Our reward is the smiles of our Service Users and teams.

As a team we are really looking forward to celebrating and giving recognition to the dedication and hard work by the Social Care Industry in the South East.

We will also have all of our fingers and toes crossed that we will be winners!

Kent Care Awards September 2018

September 2018

We certainly always look forward to the Kent Care Awards and were delighted this year to have all of our communities in Kent with finalists in 9 categories.

The gala evening was held on the 14th September at the Marriott Hotel in Maidstone.

Ashcroft Residential Community in Margate were announced as the winner of the Kent Care Award 2018 Care Home Team. They were nominated for pushing boundaries and being innovative in their passion for those living with the dementia. Their work & commitment over the last years has really been a Team effort which has been cascaded from their Regional Manager, Registered Manager, Care Teams and every department. They now go on to the

South East Regional Finals of the Great British Care Awards in Brighton.

We were also really honoured to have a number of finalists at this year’s awards.

Our Residential Community The Hollies had four finalists in total. Their Registered Manager Gladys Apiado was nominated in the Registered Manager category. Gladys has been the manager of The Hollies Residential Community since 2015 and has helped transform the service with her leadership skills.

Also finalists were Precious Salvador, who was a finalist in the Dementia Carer Category, Yassa Aluthge, who was nominated in the Ancillary Workers Category and Katherine Jordan, who was a finalist in the Nutrition Award. The four finalists awards were well deserved and show what a amazing team there is a the home.

Our Residential Community Loose Court in Maidstone had 2 finalists. Olayinka Korede who was nominated in the Care Home Worker category and Bevarly Barton the homes Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator who was nominated in the Care Innovator Award. Both ladies are dedicated and respected members of their communities and were nominated and supported on at the Gala event by their manager Karen Burrows.

Another of our finalists was Helen Couldridge the Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator from Alpine Residential Community in Sevenoaks who was nominated in the Putting People First Personalisation Award. Helen has been a driving force in the implementation of person centred and meaningful social and leisure services at Alpines. She was nominated and supported at the Gala evening by her manager Kim Jones.

Regal’s senior team has also been recognised with Operations and Regional Manager Jacqui Gregg nominated in the Trainer Category and Marketing and Services Development Manager Abigail Draper nominated in the Care Innovator and Putting People First Awards.

As members of the Kent Integrated Care Alliance and with a number of Nursing and Residential Communities in Kent, Regal Care Trading were very proud to both support the Kent Care Awards 2018 and shine a beacon on the Social Care Industry in Kent.

Woodland’s Nursing Home Recognised for It’s End of Life Care

July 2018

Our 'End of Life' services are an important part of the care we offer within our Communities. Recently our Nursing Community Woodlands received the following End of Life Award from St Christopher's for completing the 'steps to Success' programe. Congratulations team #woodlandsnursinghome on your dedication to developing your services.

Cheney House Manager Challenges Dental Services in Care Homes!

May 2018

Regal Care Trading’s Residential Community Cheney House Registered Manager Paula Munday recently tackled the issue of the lack of Dentistry Services that are willing to make home visits.

Paula spoke to carehome.co.uk to tell them about the short fall in services and that despite having contacted numerous Dental practices most refused claiming that they are not trained in Dementia. When she did find dentists willing to come to the home then she was faced with an extortionate charge.

Frustrated by the lack of professional interest in the residents dental care Paula wrote to her local MP Andrea Leadson, the MP for Northamptonshire South to express her frustration and concern and whether she could help support her in her quest to improve the services for those living in Residential or Nursing Care.

Paula has been the manager of Cheney House for 3 years but has been with the group for the past 13 years. A manager with a proven sense of dedication to provide person centred and holistic services,

Paula has felt impassioned to shine a light in this short falling and ‘lack of support’ from the Dental Profession.

Paula told Carehome.co.uk that if GP’s, District Nurses, Optician’s and other members of the multidisciplinary teams visit care homes, then why to Dentist not? She also highlighted in the article that residents living in a care setting would be asked to pay for a dental service and yet those living with Dementia in the local community would be funded by the NHS.

Paula told Carehome.co.uk that “We’ve never paid for a dentist before. Dentists may refuse to come but I can’t imagine a GP refusing to visit an older person because they have dementia. Staff here help residents with teeth brushing twice a day and also if requested after meals, but inspectors obviously want to know a dentist is visiting residents.

"If inspectors ask us how we can detect potential issues such as mouth cancer, it’s a matter of having a dentist who can visit.”

Ms Leadson responded to Paula’s letter confirming that she had written to Jeremy Hunt to ask him to answer the Cheney House managers concerns at the short falling in the NHS service.

Paula is awaiting a response from her concerns and will continue to seek answers as she is dedicated and determined to ensure that the residents who live at Cheney House receive the best care and services available.

Regal Care Trading Launches new 2018 Leisure & Lifestyle Calendar

23/01/2018

We are very proud of our Leisure and Social Services within our Nursing and Residential Communities.

We pride ourselves on building communities within our homes and making links outside our homes with the local area; making sure that our service users are still able to feel they can make a contribution and be part of a meaningful and vibrant community

We work hard to ensure that our Residential and Nursing Communities offer a variety of events, social activities and themed days; supporting National days and charities throughout the year.

To ensure a high standard within our Leisure and Social services our Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinators are NAPA trained and do their best to ensure a person centred and bespoke programme for our service users.

In January we launched this year's Leisure and Social Calendar. The calendar features our weekly themes, National days of celebration such as St Patrick's Day, Easter, Royal Weddings and also fun days such as National Chocolate Cake Day! We also enjoy supporting charities, raising funds and awareness - this year we will be supporting The Alzheimer's Society, Dementia UK, Macmillan Nurses, Children's Society and the Brain Tumour Research.

This year's Leisure and Social Calendar is full exciting and new events to look forward too. Our calendar is shared on our website on a monthly basis and we also share our events on our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.

Regional Great British Care Awards Finalists Announced!

8/11/2017

Regal Care Trading were over whelmed and extremely proud to have received news from the Great British Care Awards that as a group we had 8 nominees in the South East Regional Finals. Our finalists were all invited to attend a Judging day at Brighton Racecourse on the 24th October.

Our finalists come from all different departments from Residential Communities in the South East.

Shelley Wesley from our Residential Community, The Hollies in Tonbridge Wells has already won the Dementia Carer award at the Kent Care Awards in September. She has now been shortlisted for the Dementia Carer as well. She joins her other Hollie's colleague, Ana Rusa who is a finalist in the Care Home Care Worker Category.

Alpines Residential home in Sevenoaks has 3 finalists; Gail Sadra, the home's Deputy Manager has been shortlisted in the Putting People First/Personalisation Category. Her colleague Cath Bulling is a finalist in the Dignity Carer Category and their final nomination is for Care Team of the Year.

Our residential home Park Beck in St Leonards-on-Sea was also honoured to have received 3 nominations. The first went to the home's manager Steve Cooper who is a Registered Care Home Manager finalist. The home's Deputy Manager Donna Lahmouddi was also shortlisted in the Palliative Care Category. Finally the home's Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator has been nominated as Activity Coordinator of the year.

All of our finalists were excited, proud and nervous to attend the judging day, but were honoured to have been shortlisted and to represent the Communities they work for.

We wish them all the best of luck for the awards ceremony in Brighton on the 11th of November.

Good Luck Team RCT!!

Hollies Residential Community Career Wins Dementia Award.

20/10/2017

Regal Care Trading's The Hollies team member Shelly Wesley is awarded Dementia Carer of the Year at the Kent Care Awards 2018.

The Hollies Residential Community in Tunbridge Wells is so proud of Shelly Wesley who was crowned Dementia Carer at the Kent Awards 2018 held by KiCA at the Leas Cliff on the 29th September.

Shelley Wesley has been with the company 4 years and 8 months. Her first caring job, Shelly started as a health care assistant until she became a senior carer.

The home's Manager, Gladys nominated Shelly because she had seen how she evolved and help herself to understand working in a dementia care home. She never thinks twice to help out regardless what time of the day; as long as it's for the benefit of the residents, even on her days off.

She has a knowledgeable and broad understanding of how dementia affects the daily life of each resident and she uses this to her advantage to be able to make a difference in each resident daily life at The Hollies.

She is well liked by all the residents as Shelley has a selfless and caring heart. Her dedication and loyalty cannot be faulted.

Regal Care Trading at the South East Great British Care Awards 2017!

12/10/2017

Regal Care Trading had great Success at the South East Regional Great British Care Awards! In total as a group we had 8 finalists in 8 different categories, our highest number of nominations ever.

Our nominees attended the glittering Gala evening on the 11th of November, held at the Hilton in Brighton. The Black Tie event was an evening of celebrating and recognising the achievements of the Social Care Industry in the South East.

Congratulations to our Residential Community Alpines in Sevenoaks who were nominated and finalists in three Categories. The team as a whole were nominated in the Care Home Team of the year Category. Another of the home's finalists was Gail Sadra who was nominated in the Putting People First Personalisation Award and Cath Bulling who was a finalist in the Dignity in Care Award.

Another of our finalists was Shelly Wesley, from our Residential Community, The Hollies in Tonbridge Wells who had already won the Kent Care Awards Dementia Carer of the year and was nominated as a finalist. Another finalist from The Hollies was Ana Rusa who was nominated as a Care Home Care Worker.

Congratulations also for our Residential Community Park Beck who had an impressive 3 finalists. The Homes Manager Steve Cooper was a finalist in the Care Home Registered Manager category, the home’s Deputy Manager, Donna Lahmouddi was a finalist in the Palliative Care award and Michelle Holmes, the homes Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator was nominated as a finalist in the Activity Coordinator Award.

As a group we are extremely proud and honoured to have been recognised by the Great British Care Awards and to have been part of a celebration of Social Care in the South East.

Regal Care Trading Kent Care Awards Success 2017

12/10/2017

Another Great Night for Regal Care Trading Ltd at the Kent Care Awards 2018.

A number of our team were nominated finalists at the second Kent Care Awards which were held at the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone on the 29th September.

The Gala evening was a fantastic and well deserved way to celebrate all that is positive about the Social Care Industry in Kent.

We were very honoured and excited that Senior Health Care Assistant Shelly Westley from our Residential Community The Hollies in Tunbridge Wells was announced at Dementia Carer of the Year. This means that Shelly will now progress to the Regional Finals of the Great British Care Awards in Brighton later on in the year.

Our other finalists on the night came from our Residential Community Ashcroft in Margate. Del Brown was for the second year running nominated for regional manager of the year and also their Head Cook Jane Thompson, who was nominated for Cook of the year.

Also finalists in the Care Team Award of the year was our Residential Community in Sevenoaks Alpine.

The recognition from the Kent Care Awards and KiCA is again a testament to our continued ethos of striving to provide person centred care in our Nursing and Residential Communities throughout Kent; where our resident's smiles are our reward.

Team Regal Care Trading

Shelly Westley Winner of Dementia Carer of the Year

Park Beck Achieve GOOD CQC Rating

27/07/2017

Congratulations go out to our Residential Community, Park Beck in St Leonards-on-Sea who have just achieved a GOOD CQC rating across the board!

The home's manager Steve Cooper has been at the helm of the work carried out since the homes last CQC Inspection including overseeing major refurbishment and redecoration which had been initiated by the new owners of Park Beck and Regal Care Trading Ltd Kan Rajakanthan when he purchased the group in 2015.

Steve said about the inspection and the outcome "The staff and I have all worked really hard at Park Beck to ensure we not only give great care but do it in a great atmosphere and as the report states 'The Registered manager had created an open and positive culture at the home. All staff were committed to improving the lives of people who lived there'. I think that sums us up nicely."

Well done Steve and your Team at Park Beck Care from all at Regal Care Trading Ltd

Care Home Open Day 2017

13/07/2017

For the last few years our Residential and Nursing Communities have taken part in National Care Home Open Day.

This year was no different as our homes opened their doors to the local community and held events which had been organised by our managers, care teams and residents.

Some of the events organised were coffee mornings, summer fairs, musical entertainment and even a traveling zoo.

Our home in Essex- Brenalwood Residential Home went all out this year with entertainment, refreshments and to the delight of everyone including the Chairman of Essex Council John Aldridge who said about the day "I commend your efforts to bring the home in to the community so that all the residents may share in a more normal life. Congratulations on holding such a successful day and please thank all your staff for the excellent work they do for their residents."

To us as a company we pride ourselves on opening our doors to the We look forward to next years National Care Home Open Day

St Catherine's Nurse Receives Great British Care Award

11/05/2017

An award winning and glamourous occasion for Regal Care Trading and St Catherine's Nurse Wendy Coyle.

In December Regal Care Trading and St Catherine's Nursing Home Nurse Wendy Coyle won the Nurse Award at the Regional Finals of the Yorkshire & Humber Care Awards 2016. This meant that Wendy was then shortlisted for the finals of the Great British Care Awards which were recently held at the Birmingham ICC.

Being a Regional and National Finalist in such a well fought category is something that Regal Care Trading is very proud to recognise and celebrate Wendy's Achievements. Her compassionate, experienced, professional and caring nature stood out from the other nominees and led to her winning and becoming a National Finalist.

Well Done Wendy!

Regal Care Trading Success at the Kent Care Awards 2016

22/12/2016

Care Homes throughout Kent were invited to nominate in 12 Categories. The Gala Award Evening was held on the 7th of October at the Ramada Hotel in Dover and was organised by Kent Integrated Care Alliance (KiCA)

Regal Care Trading Ltd were successful in having 4 finalists in 9 out of the 10 Categories that were available to us. We were proud to be named overall winners in 1 of these categories; in total we took home 5 awards on the night.

Our Senior Carer Heather Campbell from Loose Court Residential Home in Maidstone won the overall award for the Care Home Worker 2016.

Heather and all our other nominees were shortlisted and then had to go through an interview process which determined the winner of the category. As a winner Heather will now be entered in to the finals of the regionals of the Great British Care Awards

Our team are extremely proud of winning their awards especially in the categories that they were nominated.

All of our homes and their teams throughout Kent strive to lead the field in their professions ensuring we provide meaningful and person centred care of a high standard. Our success and recognition at the inaugural Kent Care Awards 2016 shows our commitment to upholding our ethos.

Categories

The Care Home Worker Award

Loose Court Residential Home, Heather Campbell Position- Administrator- WINNER

The Care Home Registered Manager Award

Ashcroft Residential Home, Del Brown Position; Ashcroft Manager- Finalist

The Ancillary Worker Award-

Loose Court-Jo Scannell Position: Head of Domestic- Finalist

The Care Innovator Award

Jacqui Gregg- Position: Regional Manager- Finalist

New Leisure and Lifestyle Manifesto

21/06/2016

Regal Care Trading has always had a strong activities programme in some of its homes. We have wanted to build on this by introducing a new Leisure and Lifestyle programme throughout all the homes, which includes a new training package for our Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinators and a centralised social event calendar.

Activity Provision is a central part of our residents and Day Care resident’s lives. We are dedicated to enabling and encouraging the residents to lead an activity based lifestyle. Through supporting our residents to make choices from the time they wake up to the time they go to sleep is encouraging an activity based way of care.

We strive to ensure that our residents; feel appreciated, at all times treated with sensitivity and respect and with an acknowledgement of their own psychological and emotional needs. We encourage and nurture positive and rewarding social relationships whilst acknowledging that our residents are unique individuals.

Part of our Manifesto is our NAPA (National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People) membership. As a member we will be working with them in a shared ethos and commitment to ensure that 'Activity is at the heart of care for older people' . We value the uniqueness of each older person and are dedicated to delivering expertise in activity provision through delivering the best practice, training, support and raising the status of activity providers

By the end of 2016 we hope to have a NAPA trained Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator in all of our homes.

Regal Care Trading's The New Era!

1/06/2016

In April 2015 a new era began for Regal Care Trading Ltd when new owner Kan Rajakanthan took over the helm with a strong and clear business strategy to move the company forward putting, the care of our Residents and the homes and communities that they live in central.

An already experienced and successful Care Home Provider of 12 homes in the South East, Mr Rajakanthan has spent the last year putting in to action the business strategy with the start of a vast rejuvenation, renovation and redevelopment of the Regal Care Trading homes. We have already seen extensive redecoration, redesign and new furnishings in a number of our homes.

The new owner has also brought on board a new Operations Director, Sarah Dean (RGN) and a new senior management team; Jacqui Gregg (RGN) Southern Manager, Glenda Baker (RGN) Northern Manager and Tracy D'arvigny Area Manager.

With the guidance of Mr Rajakanthan, the new Senior Management have established and implemented a more centralised vision for the structure of the company with new and stronger ethoses. So far it has seen improvements in all areas and our quality- monitoring audits carried out with our residents, family and staff show that the centralisation is working and propelling the company in to a new era.

A high standard and a person centred ethos of care is now one of the central strengths of Regal Care Trading Ltd

The importance of this type of care is recognised throughout the care industry and our aim is to provide positive person centred and rewarding care in all of our homes.

The reality of person centred care is achieved through our new company initiatives such as "Resident of the Day" our Leisure and Lifestyle Services and tailored staff training.

We have recentralised our training programme for our care staff team across the company putting in place a comprehensive and extensive training matrix through all departments. Thus ensuring that we are always striving towards providing a high standard of person centred care throughout our homes.

Our other company ethos are the 6 C’s; Adopting the 6 C’s and embedding them into the heart of the homes has meant that we are a more cohesive and effective team. Care, Compassion, Courage, Commitment, Competence and Communication carry many different meanings within the care setting; it has also meant that we now have a central value to focus on. We are committed to the 6 C's and in turn this has meant a real focus on delivering excellence in care within the homes.

We look forward to sharing all the exciting news and developments with you as we continue on this new era at Regal Care Trading Ltd.

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