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Irton House

Visit Irton House Farm

Set in 240 acres of pastureland and woodland, this working farm offers a fantastic standard of accessible self catering holiday accommodation in the Lake District.  

25 years ago, whilst in their 60’s, Reg and Joan “retired” up to the farm, where they established an award winning Texel sheep flock as well as converting the barns into lovely self catering apartments with level access throughout, wet rooms and accessible kitchens.

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CQC Inspections – are you prepared?

The CQC’s new four-tier ratings system which sees services rated as outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate was rolled out last October.  To help care home owners and managers to better understand the new system, CQC inspectors will be visiting several upcoming Care Roadshow events which offer visitors bite sized seminars and workshops throughout the day as part of the free show.

Robert Tovery, CQC Head of Inspection for Adult Social Care in the North West will be speaking at the next Care Roadshow which takes place at Bradford’s Cedar Court Hotel on the 12 May. Tovery’s session ‘How Good Are You – Preparing for a Rating Inspection’ will look at how the new inspection process will assess services against the new criteria and offer attendees help and advice for their individual settings.

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How Rugby helped my Paralympic journey

I have just returned from my eldest son Henry’s first rugby tour, accompanied of course by his younger brother Albert, who forgets he is only 5.  It brought back memories of my first tour aged 18 playing for Thurrock.  We managed to get kicked out of Wales that time, but that’s another story.

By Danny Crates

As my sons and their friends embark on their own rugby journeys, it got me thinking about the important role rugby has played in my life.

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