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


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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Official Statistics Show Dementia Caused 13% Of UK Deaths In 2017

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling for urgent investment in dementia research, following new statistics that show the condition accounted for 13% of all UK deaths last year. The figures were released by the Office for National Statistics this week. Data for 2017 shows that in total, there were 67,641 deaths ...

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Nominations Now Open for Skills for Care Accolades

Employers can compete for the Oscars of the adult social care world as entries open for Skills for Care’s Accolades awards celebrating outstanding service provision. Every one of England’s 20,300 social care organisations can now go online to enter the Skills for Care’s 2019 Accolades online and it’s a chance ...

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Techy Tenants are Well Connected

NEW findings from one of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers show that those over the age of 50 are more tech-savvy than ever before. Figures from Bield’s recent Customer Satisfaction Survey have highlighted just how well connected those over the age of 50 have become in terms of logging ...

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An Eye Opening Experience For Staff At Ashmere Derbyshire

Ashmere Derbyshire offered their staff the opportunity to participate on the Virtual Dementia Tour, as part of their ongoing professional development. The Virtual Dementia Tour is the only scientifically and medically proven method of giving a person with a healthy brain an experience of what dementia might be like. Participants ...

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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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