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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Latest News


New Study Offers Hope To People Living With Long-Term Pain

New research published 17th September 2018, by Pain Concern offers the prospect of better care for people living with long-term pain. Persistent pain affects 1-in-5 (800,000) people – many of them severely. Pain killers which are commonly used to treat people with long-term pain can sometimes offer only limited relief. ...

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Hill Care Fire Colour Canons For Teesside Hospice Colour Run

COLOUR canons fired by Hill Care Group staff kicked off the third and final Teesside Hospice Colour Run for 2018. The care home group, which operates several homes across Teesside, was one of the sponsors of this year’s event and given the important role of starting the run. Almost 1,200 ...

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Social Care Out In The Cold?

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has expressed concern that once again the social care sector has been left out of new funding for NHS for winter. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: “Whist we welcome the Government’s announcement ...

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The Mayor Of Boston Opens New Luxury Care Wing

The Mayor of Boston, Councillor Judith Skinner, officially opened a new residential care facility in Boston on Friday 14th September after a six-month refurbishment. Tanglewood Care Homes, Lincolnshire’s largest private care home provider has established Forget-Me-Not-Court – a 16-bed courtyard wing at Hunters Creek care home on London Road. The ...

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Spearhead Set To Open Care Home Showroom In Stafford

Kilmarnock, Ayrshire – Spearhead Healthcare, one of the UK’s leading suppliers to the care home sector, will open the doors to a new showroom in Stafford later this month in response to growing demand for high quality furniture, furnishings and equipment designed specifically for the care environment. The showroom, located ...

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Clayburn Court’s Rob Devonshire Wins Chef Of The Year 2018

Rob Devonshire, Head Chef at Clayburn Court care home in Peterborough has won the prestigious Chef of the Year competition. Rob defeated seven fellow chefs in a special cook-off at the University of Birmingham. Michelin star chef Tom Shepherd judged the entries and said how impressed he was with the overall standard. “This has really opened ...

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Success For Lever Edge Community Garden

VOLUNTEERS have helped bring a Bolton care home’s edible garden project to fruition. Fruits, vegetables and herbs have been planted throughout Lever Edge Care Home, in Great Lever, after winning funding from Bolton Council. The Bolton Transformation Fund awarded £6,100 to the project, which has seen residents, family members, staff ...

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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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