The Carer’s Summer Unsung Hero is…


…Marion Brocklehurst at Cloverfield Care Home!

We here at The Carer are delighted to announce The Summer 2019 Carer Unsung Hero is Marion Brocklehurst, activities coordinator at in Shropshire. Marion has worked at Cloverfields Care since 2002, and for the last 15+ years she has been dedicated to making the ...

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The Carer’s Summer Unsung Hero is…

…Marion Brocklehurst at Cloverfield Care Home! We here at The Carer are delighted to announce The Summer 2019 Carer Unsung Hero is Marion Brocklehurst, activities coordinator at in Shropshire. Marion has worked at Cloverfields Care since 2002, and for the last 15+ years she has been dedicated to making the ...

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Drug May Slow Parkinson’s Progression In People

A drug normally used to treat enlarged prostate may also be able to slow the progress of Parkinson’s disease, scientists have said. Terazosin could reduce the signs, symptoms, and complications of a disease that affects around 145,000 people in the UK, researchers concluded. A study found that the drug can ...

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Produce Show Involving 500 Care Home Residents Comes Up Roses

An inaugural produce show involving all 21 Colten Care homes in the South of England has been hailed a great success. About 500 residents took part in what is set to become a new annual favourite on the Colten calendar. They chose to enter up to 24 separate show classes ...

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Cambridge Care Facility Rated ‘Outstanding’ By CQC And Praised By MP

A Histon care facility for young adults with learning disabilities and complex care needs, has been praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following its latest inspection by independent inspectors. Mill Lane in Histon, Cambridge, has been rated ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ in all areas and ‘Outstanding’ overall. Lucy Frazer MP ...

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‘Urgent Need’ For Carer Mental Health Support In UK

Organisations call for enhanced digital support for carers as many left to struggle ‘alone There is an urgent need for more accessible mental health support for carers across the UK, according to new research released by Mobilise, a tech-for-good start up established to transform the support available to UK carers, ...

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Academics Call For Structured Drug Monitoring In Care Homes

Swansea University academics have called for policy makers, regulators and healthcare professionals to adopt a structured medicine monitoring system after research showed a positive impact on the care of people living in care homes and taking mental health medicines. Professor Sue Jordan from the University’s College of Human and Health ...

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MP James Brokenshire Opens Rail Rempod At Riverdale Court

  Riverdale Court residents and staff were delighted to welcome James Brokenshire, Conservative MP for Old Bexley & Sidcup, to officially open their recently purchased virtual rail carriage. The Railway Rempod is a reminiscent OR reminiscence scene that creates the feel of an authentic train carriage with replica furniture, decoration and ...

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Yellowhammer Papers Reveal Risk Of Care Home Closures

GMB Union, which represents tens of thousands of care sector workers, reacted to the Operation Yellowhammer warning a No Deal Brexit risks closing care homes as even large providers may ‘fail’. The document, only revealed by the Government after MPs voted to force its release, also shows the Government is ...

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Care Group Bucks Trend And Expands With New Home Purchase

Expanding Yorkshire care provider Saint Cecilia’s is continuing its growth with the purchase of a care home in Pickering. Bucking the current tough economic climate, the acquisition of the Alba Rose care home from a family owner, brings Saint Cecilia’s Care Group’s family to three care homes, a nursing home ...

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Professional Comment

Managing The Performance Of Staff

Sadly, the care home profession is too often in the media for the wrong reasons. Earlier this year, many reported on an “alarming rise in reports of care home abuse”. Stories such as these often overshadow much of the excellent care that so many care homes provide. However, they are ...

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How To Adapt Your Environment For Dementia Care

With one in 14 UK citizens over the age of 65 suffering from dementia , it’s clear that the care sector and society as a whole needs to develop a much greater understanding of cognitive conditions and how to care for sufferers in ways that promote their wellbeing, independence and ...

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Engaging With And Attracting Early Talent Into Social Care Is Essential For Succession Planning

By Amanda Marques, Business Solutions Director, Cohesion It is estimated that 24% of all social care workers are aged over 551 and will retire gradually over the next ten years, creating around 320,000 job vacancies within the care industry. One way for care organisations to tackle this issue before it ...

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Immigration – Settlement Scheme

Are you an EU citizen residing in the UK? If so, you’re probably more than a little concerned about how Brexit will affect you and your family in the coming weeks. With Brexit ever looming, the United Kingdom is bracing itself for a tumultuous year ahead. There is so much ...

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