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Diamond Do for a Diamond Couple

John and Irene Mitchell celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with family, friends and staff at their home, MHA Laurel Court in Didsbury. John and Irene were delighted to celebrate their 60 years of marriage and reminisce about the good times they’d shared together. The day was made extra special because ...

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Simon Stevens

NHS England Chief Executive Reopens ‘Dementia Tax’ Debate

The NHS England chief executive, Simon Stevens,  has reopened the debate on the “dementia tax” during a House of Commons inquiry. Pensioners’ homes should be used to fund social care in places of tax rises on those of working age, he suggested. Mr Stevens told the House of Commons inquiry: “I ...

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Doors Open at Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo 2018

Today marks the first day of the Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo 2018, running alongside Naidex at Birmingham NEC today and tomorrow. The Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo is UK’s only event dedicated to care home growth and achieving a sustainable social care model. The number of 85+ ...

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Staff Beach

Free Holiday Recruitment Package Tempts Nurses

A nursing home’s recruitment campaign offering new nurse recruits a free holiday in the sun before they start work, is already paying dividends. Saint Cecilia’s Nursing Home in Scarborough launched its new golden hello package on Saturday during Care Home Open Day and has already got half a dozen potential ...

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Sports Fest at Kingston Care Home

Kingston Care Home has launched its first ever Sports Fest Event! It was composed of two teams – team Edna Cruickshank and team Marie Ulici. Each team had 5 residents who were competing against each other. The games that comprised Sports Fest were Slipper Soccer, Clock Cricket and Armchair Volleyball, all of ...

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Quantum Care Open Their Doors To The Public For Care Home Open Day

Quantum Care – a not-for-profit care provider which offers specialised residential, dementia and nursing care across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex – delighted residents by opening up their care homes as part of Care Home Open Day. National Care Home Open Day is a nationwide event in which care homes across ...

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Tanglewood Named as Care Home Awards Finalist

Employees at Tanglewood Care Homes are celebrating after being named as finalists in five categories at the 2018 Care Home Awards. The Lincolnshire-based residential care company will be heading to the award ceremony at the ExCel in London on 27th June to find out if they have won awards in ...

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Professional Comment

Waking Up To Sleep-In Pay Laws

With many care workers required to sleep on site during their shift, associate solicitor and HR expert, Natalie Spink looks at the rules governing overnight pay, including why employers cannot afford to ignore them. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently sent out a clear message on sleep-in pay for staff, ...

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Sorted for Safety

Waste management procedures need to be a high priority for nursing and residential care homes for safety, environmental and economic reasons says Cromwell Polythene Managing Director, James Lee.  A wide range of waste is produced in nursing and residential care homes. This includes used medical gloves, swabs and dressings, needles ...

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CMA Calls For Urgent Action In The Care Sector

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA), the consumer watchdog, published the final report of its care home market study on 30 November 2017. Two of the key themes in the report are the urgent need for funding reform and concerns about care providers using unfair contract terms. Funding crisis The ...

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The Road To Outstanding – A Podcast For People Working In Care

“Sophie Coulthard is the creator and host of The Road To Outstanding Podcast, and works as a consultant, supporting the recruitment, development and retention of staff within care organisations” “At last … a much-needed podcast that understands and truly speaks to the care sector” Do you listen to podcasts? Their ...

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