Actor Shaun Williamson, famous for playing Barry in Eastenders, was the host of a glittering awards evening to celebrate staff at specialist care provider, Cornerstone Healthcare Group. Shaun helped to celebrate the long service of more than 30 Cornerstone employees at the newly refurbished Langstone Quays Hotel in Havant last ...Read More »
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has issued a good practice guide which shares lessons from complaints to help adult social care providers improve their services. The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has issued a good practice guide which shares lessons from complaints to help adult social care ...Read More »
KNITTING boards are helping elderly residents build their hand strength, hand-to-eye coordination and concentration. The toys, which resemble cross-stitching, are being used at The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, Stockton-on-Tees. They were originally designed as an educational and development tool for nursery children but they have also worked well ...Read More »
Pat Corbin, a resident at RMBI Home Zetland Court in Bournemouth, has celebrated her 108th birthday. Pat’s milestone age makes her the oldest resident across RMBI Care Co.’s 18 care homes in England and Wales. To mark her special day Pat enjoyed a wonderful high tea at the Home, ...Read More »
Residents and employees from local care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, had their published poems on show in a special collection at Waterstones in Aylesbury today, to celebrate World Poetry Day. The annual global awareness day recognises the role that poetry plays in communicating the values of diverse cultures ...Read More »
The local authority area data profiles bring together data to give an indication of how different services work together, providing a picture of the health and social care system in each local authority area. The updated data profiles draw on analysis of CQC data as well as nationally collected and published data ...Read More »
Care homes up and down the country are preparing for Care Home Open Day on 28 June. The theme this year is art in care and www.carehomeopenday.org.uk is bursting with ideas as to how to mark the occasion. Sylvie Silver, Executive Director at National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) says: “Care Home ...Read More »
Resident takes the plunge as part of MHA Richmond’s ‘Seize the Day’ scheme MHA Richmond care home resident, Lillian O’Neill, who celebrated her 103rd birthday earlier this year, has astounded her friends, family and staff by taking to the water for the first time in 25 years. As the clock ...Read More »
A radical expansion of nurse training, with cost-of-living grants of £5,200 a year and a tripling in the number of people training as postgraduates, is among a set of urgent measures that a new report says are needed to prevent the health and care workforce crisis from worsening dramatically. Experts ...Read More »
A Dorset care home resident who trained with the famous Ballet Rambert was transported back to her heyday by a talented young dancer. Norma Richards, 89, a resident at Colten Care’s Newstone House in Sturminster Newton, spent her 20s dancing in ballet productions across the UK and Europe and even ...Read More »
If you have suffered a fall in the past or have become a little unsteady it’s only natural to worry about what will happen if you fall and no one is around. Falls and fractures are a serious health issue and extremely costly, both to the NHS and more importantly ...Read More »
Insurance, overall, has a poor reputation. Whether people perceive that they pay large premiums and get nothing back from them, or that greedy insurers do their best to avoid claims or minimise payments wherever possible. I would suggest that this reputation is well deserved when it comes to insurance providers ...Read More »
The Care organisations have been under great pressure in recent years, from facing the uncertainty that goes with Brexit to a variety of NHS cuts, hoping to weather the storm awaiting better times. A key issue has always been recruitment and retention of staff. With cashflow being squeezed to the ...Read More »
Predications of what will happen in the care home industry in 2019, from Person Centred Software co-founder and director, Jonathan Papworth. Jonathan speaks about how funding may be affected by Brexit, the importance of improving efficiencies rather than reducing care quality, and how important technology is to support care homes, ...Read More »
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