We Are Absolutely Delighted (And Proud) To Announce The Winner Of Our “Unsung Hero Of The Decade”!

It has been one of the hardest jobs of the year, but we are delighted to announce The Carer's Unsung Hero of the Decade is... Mrs Tina Higginson of Sambrook residential care home in Newport. Tina wins a fantastic luxury two night break for two people in a choice of over 300 hotels nationwide!


Picking a winner has been an almost impossible task. As readers are aware we were celebrating our 10th anniversary and wanted to engage readers by nominating an unsung hero, somebody who goes that extra mile often time and time and time again, and which can sometimes be taken for granted. ...


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Watchdogs Warn Over Prison Social Care

The prison service and local authorities are failing to plan for a rise in elderly, ill and frail inmates, according to a new report from the HM Inspectorate of Prisons and the Care Quality Commission. Many older jails are ill-equipped for prisoners in wheelchairs or with mobility problems, the HM ...

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Belong Take Home Double Gold At NAPA Awards 2018

When an 88-year old resident of Belong Crewe care village announced that he wanted to ride the world’s fastest zip wire to raise money for charity, people told him he was crazy. Four months after whizzing down the Velocity 2 at over 80 miles per hour, however, John Harvey has ...

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‘Support Existing Services To Combat Loneliness’ – Care Group

Care providers say the Government should support existing services to help tackle loneliness as well as introduce new measures. As the Prime Minister launched the first government loneliness strategy, The Independent Care Group called for more to be done to support services that are already available but under-funded. The new ...

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Lincoln City FC Players Meet Residents At Care Home Celebration

Residents and staff at a care home in Lincoln were pleased to welcome two Lincoln FC players, at a celebration event for the homes recent extension. Players Neil Eardley and Sam Habergham joined residents, family members and guests at Bernadette House, situated in South Park, for an afternoon of exciting ...

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London Must Grasp Opportunity To Improve Health And Care Services, Says New Report

The capital’s complex and cluttered health and care system is hampering plans to improve Londoners’ health, according to a new independent report from The King’s Fund. The report, Sustainability and transformation partnerships in London, commissioned by the Mayor of London, reviews the progress made over the past year by the capital’s five sustainability and transformation ...

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Care Home Residents Get On Their Dancing Shoes For Silver Sunday

A local care home celebrated Silver Sunday by holding a free tea dance for residents, staff and the local community. Queensmount Bupa Care Home on Queens Park West Drive, Bournemouth hosted the event at the recently refurbished home and invited members of the local community to join a lively afternoon ...

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Borough Care Supports Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Borough Care, the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, has been raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Each of Borough Care’s eleven homes hosted a coffee morning for residents, their families, healthcare professionals and ...

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Hard Night Ahead As Care Boss Joins Homelessness Charity Sleepout

Justin Hutchens, Chief Executive Officer of Darlington headquartered HC-One, the kind care company, is set to take part in Darlington’s CEO Sleepout Challenge on the 18th October, raising vital funds for local homelessness causes. Justin, who is responsible for more than 19,000 care home beds across the UK, will swap ...

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Professional Comment


CCTV In Care Homes

In May this year, former Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, called for a legal requirement for every care home in Britain to be fitted with surveillance cameras to protect residents. He suggested that: “Requiring the public parts of care homes to be monitored by CCTV would contribute to reducing the possibility ...

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Wider Issues Around Registration for CQC Regulated Bodies Following Case of Convicted 82-yr-old Able to Register as Care Home Manager

By Laura Hannah, associate solicitor at national law firm Stephensons It was recently reported that an 82-year-old woman was permitted to register as a manager of a 25 bed care home for elderly residents by the Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) in 2010, despite the CQC’s knowledge of her previous conviction ...

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5 Tips On Developing A Recruitment Strategy For Your Care Home Business

It’s no secret that Brexit and the falling pound, making it less advantageous for EU citizens to work in the UK, are having a detrimental effect on staff recruitment within care homes. Recent data1 shows that currently seven per cent (95,000) of the social care workforce in the UK are ...

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Maintaining High Hygiene Standards In Care Homes

By Paul Casson, Technical Field Manager, Rentokil Specialist Hygiene & Dr Peter Barratt, Technical Manager, Initial Washroom Hygiene For both managers and employees in healthcare environments, it’s of paramount importance to maintain the highest possible standards of hygiene. Failure to comply with health and safety regulations can lead to outbreaks ...

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