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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Doing it Well

Seven Steps to dignity and compassion in caring for older people: Guidance for those who care. The Beth Johnson Foundation (BJF) have launched a new report that looks at care homes and provides insights on how older people in care can be better looked after. Care homes over recent years have ...

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Encore Care Homes’ Staff Member Completes Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike

Great Oaks’ home administrator, Sarah Sims has taken part in the Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Great Oaks, the residential, nursing and dementia care home in Bournemouth, held a coffee morning to help raise funds for Sarah’s 22-mile trek along the Jurassic Coast. The ...

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Care Home Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday In Pulborough

A resident has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Pulborough care home. Elsie Gray’s family organised a party in the gardens of Hillside Lodge care home in celebration of her centenary, where she was joined by her family and fellow residents for a fulsome buffet lunch. Born in Alton, Hampshire, ...

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Shirlfest Is A King-Size Birthday Celebration

A resident at Heathcotes’ Whitley services in West Yorkshire enjoyed an unforgettable 50th birthday party when the care provider held a music festival named in her honour. Service user Shirley is a lifelong Elvis fan with a love of music and iconic events like Glastonbury. With the big-50 milestone approaching, ...

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Summer Fun At Cornwall Care

Cornwall care is organising some summer fun with a series of fetes across its facilities. At each fete, there will be various stalls, raffles, musical entertainment, tea, cakes and stalls to enjoy. Its recent summer fete at Redennick went off with a musical bang! Everyone was commenting how amazing the ...

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New Senior Executive Line-Up For Growing Care Provider Group

Growing social care provider membership organisation the Independent Care Group (ICG) has announced two key new appointments as it looks to expand further in the future. Lisa Pickard has taken up the post of Chief Executive and is joined by Beverley Proctor, who is joining the ICG as its Operations ...

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Professional Comment


How Giving Your Team The Freedom To Learn Could Help Recruitment And Retention

There’s a skills and recruitment crisis that’s hitting social care hard. Of course, this isn’t news to anyone. Every care provider is looking at ways to attract more staff and to keep the ones they have – to keep them motivated in hard times. The best businesses know that to ...

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Why Nurses Should Aspire to a Career in Care

By James Parkin, Co-founder and Operations Director of Caresolve, the specialists in care home transformation. The care sector has arguably, for many years, been seen as an unattractive, even ‘second hand’, career for nurses. With reports that nurses in the care sector earn an average of £3,000 less than their ...

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Social Care Hit By Another Fee Rise In 2018

News of yet another fee hike by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has many care home managers worried about how they will continue to provide a quality service to their residents. This new fee rise is due to take effect in April 2018 as part of a four year cost ...

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Dysphagia in Dementia Patients

Emily Stuart, apetito Dietitian discusses Dysphagia in dementia patients: Nearly 50 million people are currently living with dementia, a number which is expected to increase to 131.5 million by 2050. To help tackle this, it is important to highlight the problems faced by dementia patients and to demonstrate how we ...

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