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Camden Teenagers Team Up With Care Home For Support Scheme

A group of local 16 and 17 year olds have been thanked by a Camden care home for supporting residents with dementia as part of the National Citizen Service (NCS). The teenagers visited Wellesley Road Care Home over three days, where they took time to design arts and crafts, play ...

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LGA Responds To Kings Fund Report On Care Home Services

Responding to a report by The King’s Fund and the University of York on home care services, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “This worrying report is further evidence of the funding crisis in adult social care and its consequences. “The squeeze on ...

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Braintree Care Homes Win Awards For Food And Fun

A passion for providing delicious and nutritious food and a varied programme of activities to promote wellbeing has won awards for two Braintree care homes. The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court in Bocking scooped the Essex Care Sector Prosper Awards for Activities and Wellbeing and Diet, Nutrition and Hydration. ...

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Relentless Staff Shortageleaves Home Care Sector Struggling

Squeezed funding and staff shortages are severely affecting home care services in some areas, a new report from The King’s Fund and the University of York has found. Home care in England: views from commissioners and providers finds that the market for home care providers is extremely fragile, with squeezed ...

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St Andrew’s Day Celebrations At Teesside Care Home

BAGPIPES were skirling at a Teesside care home as St Andrew’s Day was celebrated with traditional Scottish fare. Haggis was enjoyed by residents at Briarwood Care Home, on Normanby Road, Middlesbrough, while they listened to piper Paul Mack play. The home’s activities coordinator, Norma Dobie brought the haggis back from ...

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A Christmas Dream Come True For 92-Year-Old War Veteran

At the age of 92, and less than a year after breaking his back in a fall, local World War II veteran, Dennis Humphreys, has surpassed expectations by learning to walk again in time for Christmas, all thanks to a specialist gym rehabilitation programme at care village, Belong Crewe. Dennis, ...

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Get Set For Care Home Open Day 2019

Care England, National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) and National Care Forum (NCF) have announced that they are working together to support Care Home Open Day 2019.  Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: “We have learned so much from the previous seven years of Care Home Open ...

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Belong Wins Investors In People Award

Care village operator, Belong, has achieved international acclaim for Excellence in the Third Sector at the Investors in People Awards 2018, in recognition of its outstanding people management practices. The award, which recognises the best organisations of 500+ employees in the not-for-profit space, has celebrated Belong for its investment in ...

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The 1950s Shine For Leith Tenants

TENANTS from an Edinburgh retirement housing development have been taken back in time with a play showcasing 1950s Leith. Joined by pupils from Abbeyhill Primary School on Thursday 29th November, tenants from Bield’s Gordon Court were treated to a first glimpse of the production of ‘Moonshine on Leith’ – inspired by ...

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The Sad Side Of Christmas

By Dr Gero Baiarda, Private GP & Primary Care Dermatologist at GPDQ, the UK’s first doctor-on-demand app Christmas Day will soon be upon us. For most of us, it’s a time of joy and happiness as we gather with loved ones and celebrate the festive spirit. My children have spoken ...

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7 Ways to Avoid Catching the Flu

Influenza (also known as flu) is a very common infectious disease which spreads easily and can have serious consequences for some people. Most flu infection occurs during the winter months. Care home residents are extremely vulnerable to flu because: • Residents are often elderly and frail • Residents often have ...

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Care, Comfort And Cost: How Your Approach To Energy Can Improve All Three

Independent energy consultant Joss Clarke offers guidance to care providers keen to take a proactive approach to their energy use. When discussing energy solutions, it can be easy to think technology holds the answer. Yet while the advancements and developments made in smart energy mean it is often a worthy ...

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Brexit and its Impact on the Care Home Sector

With Brexit looming large in early 2019, the UK care sector is bracing itself for turbulent times ahead. It is estimated that around 60,000 care sector workers will be impacted when the UK officially leaves the European Union, which begs the question – what will become of our already ailing ...

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