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Technicolour Dressing Gowns To Keep Elderly Warm This Winter

JOSEPH’S technicolour dressing gowns were knitted by care home residents in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Residents at Hazelgrove Court Care Home, on Randolph Street, created the gowns for elderly people to keep warm this winter in their own homes. They were taking part in a Knit for Peace UK initiative, which encourages knitters ...

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Hillingdon Carers Partnership Cited As Example Of Good Practice

A report by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has cited the Hillingdon Carers Partnership as an example of good practice. ADASS, a charity promoting high standards of adult social care, notes how Hillingdon’s single, integrated, borough-wide service is providing high quality, specialist and consistent support to ...

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Edinburgh Man Is Crowned Top Care Home Chef In The Country

Months of head-to-head heats and a showdown final have seen residential care home provider Care UK crown Graham Watson Care Home Chef of the Year. Catering sector experts joined a panel of judges to name the champion, in a multi-stage competition open to the hundreds of chefs from across Care ...

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Gateshead Care Home Rated Outstanding By CQC

The Care Quality Commission has rated the care being provided at Northbourne, a care home in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, to be Outstanding after an inspection in November last year. The service is run by Anchor Hanover Group, part of Anchor Trust, and was previously rated Good in 2016. At ...

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St Ives House Residents Knit Blankets For Babies In Uganda

A Bournemouth based care home, St Ives House, meet once a month at the home to create beautiful handcrafted gifts for everyone to enjoy! Recently the group has been busy creating small knitted squares which are then sewn into beautiful big blankets. The blankets are very special to the club ...

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NHS Not Financially Sustainable

In its annual report on the financial sustainability of the NHS, the NAO concludes that the existence of substantial deficits in some parts of the system, offset by surpluses elsewhere coupled with growing waiting lists and year-on-year increases in waiting times, does not paint a picture that is sustainable.  The ...

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The Sad Side Of Christmas

By Dr Gero Baiarda, Private GP & Primary Care Dermatologist at GPDQ, the UK’s first doctor-on-demand app Christmas Day will soon be upon us. For most of us, it’s a time of joy and happiness as we gather with loved ones and celebrate the festive spirit. My children have spoken ...

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7 Ways to Avoid Catching the Flu

Influenza (also known as flu) is a very common infectious disease which spreads easily and can have serious consequences for some people. Most flu infection occurs during the winter months. Care home residents are extremely vulnerable to flu because: • Residents are often elderly and frail • Residents often have ...

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Care, Comfort And Cost: How Your Approach To Energy Can Improve All Three

Independent energy consultant Joss Clarke offers guidance to care providers keen to take a proactive approach to their energy use. When discussing energy solutions, it can be easy to think technology holds the answer. Yet while the advancements and developments made in smart energy mean it is often a worthy ...

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Brexit and its Impact on the Care Home Sector

With Brexit looming large in early 2019, the UK care sector is bracing itself for turbulent times ahead. It is estimated that around 60,000 care sector workers will be impacted when the UK officially leaves the European Union, which begs the question – what will become of our already ailing ...

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