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Flumpet Craze Comes To Hartlepool To Raise Funds For Hospice

FLUMPETS are invading Hartlepool as elderly residents sold the cute, cuddly toys to generate donations for a local hospice. The residents and staff at Queens Meadow Care Home, on Stockton Road, have been supporting Alice House Hospice with their fundraising activities. The hospice cares for those with life limiting illnesses ...

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New Local Health And Care Partnerships Could Save Lives

NHS England has announced funding for three Local Health and Care Record projects to support the integration of health and social care through more effective data sharing. New partnerships will be introduced giving health and care staff better and faster access to vital information about the person in their care, ...

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Brenda Gets Employee Of The Month At 79

A 79-YEAR-OLD care home worker has been awarded Employee of the Month after more than two decades of service. Brenda Tooby is a domestic cleaner at Alderwood Care Home, in Salford, where she started working at the age of 59. Emma Willoughby, home manager, said: “She never complains and always ...

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HSBC Plans To Become A Dementia-Friendly Bank

HSBC UK has committed to raise £3 million for Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland during three year partnership. HSBC UK has today announced a number of initiatives aimed at supporting people affected by dementia. This includes an extension of the three year partnership with Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland across ...

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Super Student Leanne Has A Passion For Greater Dementia Awareness

A University of Cumbria student has taken the initiative to organise a conference to train her fellow students to become more aware of dementia after feeling she needed more knowledge about the condition in a previous job. Before studying at the University of Cumbria, Leanne Story, 24, a third year ...

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Campaign To Get 1,000’s Singing For Dementia

In support of Dementia Action Week 21st – 27th May 2018, organised by Alzheimer’s Society, Home Instead Senior Care has pledged to get 1,000’s of people singing through a campaign called ‘Songs to Remember’. The award winning home care company specialises in non-medical care of older people in their own ...

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Professional Comment

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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Is It Time For A New Approach To Adult Social Care?

By Tony Pilkington, managing director at Younifi Adult social care is facing a tough future. Our growing ageing population is putting an increased demand on services, and amid a backdrop of ongoing austerity measures, it’s predicted that there will be a funding gap of £2.3 billion in the sector by ...

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My Care Home Received A Poor CQC Rating And Now The Press Are Interested. What Should I Do?

Robert Davies, a public relations and crisis communications specialist at Stephensons Solicitors LLP provides a guide to care home managers on handling enquiries by the media as a result of a poor CQC inspection or enforcement action by the regulator. Findings by the CQC are a matter of public record ...

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