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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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. ...Read More »
Professional Development Workshop Delves Into The Importance Of The Mental Capacity Act And Deprivation Of Liberties
South Gloucestershire and Stroud (SGS) College held a workshop for care home managers, Friday 30 November. The workshop was the third in a series of ongoing events created specifically to support and up-skill care home managers. These workshops cover a multitude of topics, some more general while others are more ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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, ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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