The Carer Is 10 Years Old! Nominate Your ‘Unsung Hero of the Decade’!

Yes, in July we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary in publishing to the residential and nursing care industry, in print and digitally!


Readers will recall that we ran an “Unsung Hero of Care” competition for Christmas – as we said at the time there is often a rush to criticise the industry and never a rush to praise, and we wanted to offer a small reward for somebody who had gone that extra mile! ...


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Latest News


Nursing Home’s Summer Fair Is Best Ever

This year’s annual summer fair at Currergate Nursing Home in Steeton, West Yorkshire, was the most successful ever, with hundreds of visitors turning up to support the event and helping to raise more than £1,250 for both the home’s residents’ fund, and the British Red Cross. Currergate Nursing Home is ...

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Queensmount Care Home Hosts Some Unusual Guests

Residents and staff at a Bupa Care Home were treated to a visit by some four-legged friends from a local animal sanctuary. Two male Alpaca’s called Hurricane and Midnight Prince spent an hour with residents and their families at Bupa Queensmount Care Home in the main lounge before paying surprise ...

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Shortlist For The NACC Awards 2018 Evealed

The shortlist for the NACC Awards 2018 has been revealed by the National Association of Care Catering (NACC). Recognising teams and individuals across the care catering sector, the prestigious awards celebrate innovation, excellence and the dedication to deliver above and beyond and ensure exceptional service every day. The winners will ...

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Broomgrove Nurtures The Next Generation Of Care Industry Personnel

Residents were out in force to say their own goodbye to a record number of care home staff that have landed places at university this autumn. Ten employees from Sheffield’s renowned Broomgrove Care Home are going on to further education within the healthcare industry – two to medical school, seven ...

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Animals Bring Joy To Children And Care Home Residents

FOUR-legged friends were the latest guests at a Stockton-on-Tees care home – with farm animals and reptiles paying residents a visit. Mobile farm company Animals About Town brought the creatures for an animal therapy session at The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane. Among the furry and feathery critters were ...

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Professional Comment


CCTV In Care Homes

In May this year, former Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, called for a legal requirement for every care home in Britain to be fitted with surveillance cameras to protect residents. He suggested that: “Requiring the public parts of care homes to be monitored by CCTV would contribute to reducing the possibility ...

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Wider Issues Around Registration for CQC Regulated Bodies Following Case of Convicted 82-yr-old Able to Register as Care Home Manager

By Laura Hannah, associate solicitor at national law firm Stephensons It was recently reported that an 82-year-old woman was permitted to register as a manager of a 25 bed care home for elderly residents by the Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) in 2010, despite the CQC’s knowledge of her previous conviction ...

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5 Tips On Developing A Recruitment Strategy For Your Care Home Business

It’s no secret that Brexit and the falling pound, making it less advantageous for EU citizens to work in the UK, are having a detrimental effect on staff recruitment within care homes. Recent data1 shows that currently seven per cent (95,000) of the social care workforce in the UK are ...

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Maintaining High Hygiene Standards In Care Homes

By Paul Casson, Technical Field Manager, Rentokil Specialist Hygiene & Dr Peter Barratt, Technical Manager, Initial Washroom Hygiene For both managers and employees in healthcare environments, it’s of paramount importance to maintain the highest possible standards of hygiene. Failure to comply with health and safety regulations can lead to outbreaks ...

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