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

Workforce Development Fund Now Open For 2018-19

Skills for Care has announced the opening of the Workforce Development Fund (WFD) for 2018/19. Care home providers in England are able to access funds to cover the costs of employees completing adult social care qualifications and learning programmes between January 1 2018 and March 31 2019. If you’re an ...

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Forms Of Herpes Virus Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists in the US have found an association between two forms of the human herpes virus and Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are published today (Thursday 21 June) in the scientific journal Neuron. Dr David Reynolds, Chief Scientific Officer of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “These findings point to an association between two ...

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Cute Creatures Bring Care Home Cheer

CUTE and cuddly creatures were brought into a Middlesbrough care home as part of an animal therapy session. Pet supplies retailer Pets at Home, on Skippers Lane, Middlesbrough, took baby rabbits and guinea pigs to The Gables Care Home, on Highfield Road. Residents were given the chance to stroke and ...

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Medirest Dietitian Named British Dietetic Association Award Winner

Medirest dietitian, Helen Ream, has been awarded the Ibex Honour from the British Dietetic Association (BDA), for her contribution to the second edition of its ‘Nutrition and Hydration’ Digest. The event was held on 19th June in Birmingham, to celebrate the achievements of some of the UK’s most accomplished food ...

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New NHS Funding Must Focus On Services Outside Hospitals

New funding must focus on services outside hospital including social care and community health services, according to NHS finance directors surveyed for the latest quarterly monitoring report from The King’s Fund. Providing more care outside hospitals and closer to people’s homes has long been a goal for NHS policy-makers. A ...

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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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James Parkin, Co-founder and Operations Director of Caresolve.

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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