Recent UK Care News

Dennis the Menace takes up Table Tennis in aid of Alzheimer’s research

September 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dennis the Menace takes up Table Tennis in aid of Alzheimer’s research

A group of like-minded and  socially concerned young entrepreneurs, artists & artisans, have banded together to form the BAT Foundation in the wake of clinical research in the US and Japan linking table tennis in as an alternative method of treatment for Alzheimer’s and dementia.   The innovative and ground-breaking charity is making an appearance at Europe’s largest […]

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What do people really expect from care providers?

September 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
What do people really expect from care providers?

A report released today is calling on individuals, commissioners and the government to take greater responsibility with respect to elderly care funding to help avoid a care crisis. This move is backed by champion of the elderly, Esther Rantzen, Katherine Murphy, CEO of the Patients Association, and by Ros Altman, the Government’s Older Workers’ Business […]

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Devon care home set to keep residents and staff after bank support

September 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Devon care home set to keep residents and staff after bank support

A couple from Devon have invested in a care home, securing the jobs of its 21 members of staff and continuing care for the elderly, with the support of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Court House Residential Home in Cullompton can accommodate 23 residents and was bought by Lorna Turner and Marcus Lyward with the support […]

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Archbishop of York to speak at major care conference

September 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Archbishop of York to speak at major care conference

The Archbishop of York and the head of the body that inspects social care businesses are just two of the key speakers taking centre stage at a major conference in York next month. The Archbishop, Dr John Sentamu, is expected to speak about the need for a living wage to be paid to care workers, […]

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RNIB launches Overdrive, a new digital audio library for people with sight loss

September 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
RNIB launches Overdrive, a new digital audio library for people with sight loss

Exciting new service allows users to download books, magazines and podcasts directly onto computers, smartphones and tablets   The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has launched RNIB Overdrive, a simple and portable digital audio library service which will open up a greater range of titles to blind and partially sighted booklovers.   RNIB […]

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Care group’s customer service is simply the best

September 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care group’s customer service is simply the best

Award-winning Springhill Care Group has scooped two more major awards in recognition of its unrivalled customer service.   The company was awarded Service Business of the Year (joint winners) and Excellence in Customer Service winners at the prestigious Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs), cheered on by more than 1,000 guests at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom.   […]

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Facebook Birthday Surprise Goes Viral

September 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Facebook Birthday Surprise Goes Viral

CLS resident and life-long greetings card lover, Betty Musker, may be about to experience a Hallmark moment of her own, as plans for a 104th birthday surprise have gone viral on Facebook around the world. After a message was posted online inviting people to send cards to Betty on her birthday, the home has already […]

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£8m care home plan for Shrewsbury site

September 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
£8m care home plan for Shrewsbury site

A new multi-million pound care home with nursing facilities is being planned for Shrewsbury by Shropshire’s largest independent care provider.   Not-for-profit Coverage Care has applied for full planning permission for the 90-bed home on land occupied by the former Territorial Army centre, on Sundorne Road.   The proposed £8m project is the latest in […]

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Activity Co-ordinator takes part in Ben Nevis midnight hike for Alzheimer’s Society

September 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Activity Co-ordinator takes part in Ben Nevis midnight hike for Alzheimer’s Society

Last Friday, 5th September, Activity Co-ordinator, Fleur Parratt from Court Regis, Middletune Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent; one of dementia care experts Avante Care & Support’s care homes, completed the Ben Nevis Midnight Challenge to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Climbers begin the challenge in the early hours of the night by torch and moonlight […]

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Dr Dan Poulter MP joins forces with national military charity to help vision impaired veterans

September 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dr Dan Poulter MP joins forces with national military charity to help vision impaired veterans

Dr Daniel Poulter, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, has backed Blind Veterans UK’s No One Alone campaign to reach out to more vision impaired veterans in the UK.   On Tuesday 2 September, Dr Poulter, who is also MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, attended and spoke at a parliamentary reception hosted by […]

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Quality Director appointed by care provider Eden Futures

September 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Quality Director appointed by care provider Eden Futures

Sam Wellington has been appointed as Quality Director for Eden Futures.  Sam’s focus will be to further the integration of quality systems across the organisation to support evidence based outcomes showing the difference being made to over 700 service users’ lives.  She will also be supporting the clinical and service teams to ensure that the […]

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Planning permission secured for £35 million Longbridge Retirement Village

September 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Planning permission secured for £35 million Longbridge Retirement Village

Birmingham City Council has resolved to grant planning permission for a £35 million retirement village at St. Modwen’s £1 billion Longbridge regeneration scheme.     Set on five acres fronting Lickey Road on the edge of Longbridge Town Centre, the three and five storey village will provide 260 one and two bed apartments carefully designed to encourage […]

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Fantastic Four Celebrate 22 Years at Bupa Care Home

September 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Four Celebrate 22 Years at Bupa Care Home

It was celebrations all round at Bupa’s Rutherglen Care Home as it celebrated its 22nd anniversary with four Care Assistants who have each spent 22 years looking after residents there. The fantastic four, Margaret Balandis, Rita Docherty, Jean Meanan and Julian Sidebottom, started working with Bupa back in 1992 when Rutherglen was formerly two separate […]

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Finalists announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2014!

September 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Finalists announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2014!

The finalists have been announced of this year’s Scotland’s Dementia Awards: a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council. We received over 90 applications for this year’s event and, after much deliberation from the judging panels, have narrowed this down to the following shortlisted initiatives for […]

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Agency nurses used by the NHS in England must be ‘high quality and up to the job’

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Agency nurses used by the NHS in England must be ‘high quality and up to the job’

Helen Goldsmith is Clinical Lead Nurse for leading Nursing, Social and Homecare agency, Local Care Force. Here, she comments on the new initiative to ensure agency nurses are ‘fit and proper’ and how this is handled by her agency. Last month a national initiative was launched by the LPP to try and ensure agency nurses […]

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Joy Chamberlain appointed as Independent Mental Health Services Alliance chair

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Joy Chamberlain appointed as Independent Mental Health Services Alliance chair

Today IMHSA is pleased to announce the election of Joy Chamberlain, Partnerships in Care, as Chair of IMHSA and Margaret Cudmore, The Huntercombe Group, as Vice-Chair. Joy Chamberlain is Group Chief Executive at Partnerships in Care and has over 20 years of operational and commercial healthcare experience. She is recognised as one of the most […]

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Welcome to the world of people living with dementia

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Welcome to the world of people living with dementia

Imagine waking up tomorrow morning, confused and disorientated; feeling your life experiences slip away –   welcome to the world of people living with Dementia. Dementia, not only affect the memory of the person living with the condition and their ability to make choices, but can also affect aspects of their personality. My Mum was diagnosed with […]

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Cost of dementia care in the UK hits £26 billion

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cost of dementia care in the UK hits £26 billion

The cost of dementia to the UK has hit £26 billion a year – enough to pay the energy bills of every household in the country, finds an Alzheimer’s Society report published today . People with dementia, their carers and families shoulder two-thirds of the cost themselves. The charity is urging the government to end […]

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Stocks Hall Garden Memorial Ceremony

September 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Stocks Hall Garden Memorial Ceremony

A very special ceremony took place in the gardens of Stocks Hall, St Helens Nursing Home on Sunday 7th September. Stocks Hall St Helens were delighted to welcome Deputy Mayor Stephen Glover and Deputy Mayoress  Linda Glover of St Helens who gave an introductory speech to the ceremony.  Friends, families and staff joined together for […]

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Praise for Derby care home

September 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Praise for Derby care home

Craegmoor’s Oaklands care home in Derby has been praised by the Care Quality Commission for the standard of its care.         Following a recent inspection visit, the home, based on Burton Road, met all the required standards including:   Respecting and involving people who use care Care and welfare of people who […]

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Ofcom rejects ‘unfair’ claim by Loughborough care home

September 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ofcom rejects ‘unfair’ claim by Loughborough care home

A care home investigated by the documentary programme Panorama has failed in its claim to Ofcom that the home had been treated unfairly. The statement says; Panorama – Elderly Care: Condition Critical investigated concerns about poor standards of day-to-day care in two care homes. The programme featured allegations that Kathleen Reid, a former resident of The […]

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NEW ONLINE SELF-SERVICE LETTING AGENCY FOR CARE HOMES

September 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
NEW ONLINE SELF-SERVICE LETTING AGENCY FOR CARE HOMES

A new website has been launched which is focused on allowing care home providers to fully manage their latest room availability. Care Homes Now – www.carehomesnow.com – is the first dedicated self-service letting agency for 17,000 plus care homes across England. It provides a platform for owners and managers to advertise, as well as for […]

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Cambian Group agree deal to buy Ansel in move to expand adult care services

September 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cambian Group agree deal to buy Ansel in move to expand adult care services

Education and specialist care provider Cambian Group PLC Monday said it has agreed a deal to buy Ansel Ltd, a 24-bed clinic in Nottingham which provides services for men suffering from personality disorders. Cambian did not provide any financial details of the transaction. Cambian said the acquisition of Ansel will expand its Adult Mental Health […]

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New national association for care providers launched

September 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
New national association for care providers launched

More than 40 regional and local care associations throughout England have joined forces to form a powerful new group to represent providers.   Called the Care Association Alliance, members believe it will be better placed to represent the needs of its members than existing national bodies.   But Debbie Le Quesne, the Chief Executive of […]

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People with learning disabilities call for more support to build relationships

September 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
People with learning disabilities call for more support to build relationships

Adults with learning disabilities want more support to meet new people and play an active role in the community. This was one of the main conclusions of the UK’s biggest ever conference for people with learning disabilities and autism, held in London this weekend (Saturday 6 September).   Hosted by leading learning disability charity Brandon […]

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MP supports Food Bank campaign

September 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
MP supports Food Bank campaign

A care group has won the support of Birkenhead MP Frank Field in calling for more to be done  for the Food Bank campaign to help those in crisis. Premier Care Wirral is using its office in Clifton Crescent, Birkenhead, as a drop-off point for the Food Bank campaign in the Wirral aimed at helping […]

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Healthcare furniture and equipment manufacturer launches latest catalogue

September 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Healthcare furniture and equipment manufacturer launches latest catalogue

West Yorkshire healthcare furniture and equipment manufacturer James Spencer & Co Ltd, which remains a leading supplier to UK hospitals and care homes, has unveiled its latest and biggest-ever catalogue.   The 375-page edition showcases literally dozens of new products to run alongside the company’s existing ranges, including many own-manufacture chairs, suites and recliners. There […]

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The state of the nation across the private healthcare and independent care sectors.

September 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
The state of the nation across the private healthcare and independent care sectors.

Dan Kiely – Consultant at Odgers Interim – shares his ‘state of the nation’ thoughts across the private healthcare and independent care sectors. It has been almost exactly 12 months since I last penned an update for Care Industry News on the ‘state of the nation’ across Private Healthcare and the Care sector. My last […]

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Care home opens its doors to the community

September 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home opens its doors to the community

Tallington Rest Home recently opened its doors for a Summer Fete. The 39 bedded care home, who specialise in dementia care, ran the event on the 22nd of August.       Country Court Care stated that the main objective of these events is to confront media induced prejudice towards residential care and build relationships between […]

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FAMILY FUN FAYRE RAISES FUNDS FOR RESIDENTS

September 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
FAMILY FUN FAYRE RAISES FUNDS FOR RESIDENTS

Staff and residents at a local County Durham care home have raised hundreds of pounds for their residents through a family fun fayre. The fayre at Heather House in Birtley featured miniature ponies, a singer, a guitar player, a tombola, raffles and cake extravaganza. Some management staff volunteered for wet sponge throwing activity to boost […]

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