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Essex care scheme garden will bloom thanks to gardener Joe and local businesses

• The ‘All-Wales Academy for Innovation in Health & Social Care’ delivered by a partnership between Swansea University, Cardiff University, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, and the Bevan Commission, which will focus on innovation and transformation within healthcare.

Portraits of life

When keen artist Marzanna Filipiuk picked up her pencils and sketched one of the ladies she helped to look after, she realised it could be a unique way to bond with her clients and bring a smile to faces of their loved ones.

Colten Care homes have been ‘Zooming’ in on creative companionship

Top of the list of pastimes they missed was going to the cinema, so the Woodlands team created a special cinema experience for the evening. This included hiring a big outdoor screen and constructing gazebos to sit under in case of bad weather.

Make a difference to residents’ lives as a Healthcare Assistant

Maria Rodrigues, who has worked as a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) at Great Oaks in Bournemouth for three years, said that her favourite part of the job is spending time with the residents as she loves getting to know each of them personally.

Gunnislake residential service creates its own pub and cinema during lockdown

Top of the list of pastimes they missed was going to the cinema, so the Woodlands team created a special cinema experience for the evening. This included hiring a big outdoor screen and constructing gazebos to sit under in case of bad weather.

Mothers’ Day is Time for Tea at Gravesend Care Home

Top of the list of pastimes they missed was going to the cinema, so the Woodlands team created a special cinema experience for the evening. This included hiring a big outdoor screen and constructing gazebos to sit under in case of bad weather.

British Innovator Jelly Drops Announces UK Initiative to Recognise Unsung Heroes

Alzheimer's Society-backed Jelly Drops today announces the ‘Celebrate Carers’ initiative to champion both paid and unpaid carers across the UK for their outstanding contribution, commitment and dedication.

Social care leader slams council for “hypocrisy” over pay rates

Ellie Pflanz, 23, and Phillippa Stephenson, 34, both live in Bournemouth. They both changed careers to become carers with Good Oaks Home Care during the Covid-19 pandemic. As the one-year anniversary of the first national lockdown approaches on March 23rd, they talk about how the last year has changed their lives.

Home care heroes reflect on the one year anniversary of Covid Lockdown One

Ellie Pflanz, 23, and Phillippa Stephenson, 34, both live in Bournemouth. They both changed careers to become carers with Good Oaks Home Care during the Covid-19 pandemic. As the one-year anniversary of the first national lockdown approaches on March 23rd, they talk about how the last year has changed their lives.

Care facility finds a way to keep up its love for live music thanks to Crieff musician

There may still be restrictions on gigs and other performances, but for one care facility in Perthshire the fun of live music continues even a year after lockdown.

Re-establishing grandparenting relationships crucial post-lockdown suggests research by University of Sterling

Ready Generations, working with the University of Sterling and not-for-profit care village operator Belong, has highlighted the importance of rekindling relationships between grandparents and grandchildren as the nation emerges from lockdown.

Residents reunited with loved ones at Encore Care Homes for first time in a year

Residents reunited with loved ones at Encore Care Homes for first time in a year

Leading group of Bluebird Care franchises appoints Managing Director

Scarlett Cabrini is appointed Managing Director of five of the leading franchises within the Bluebird Care franchise network.

East Kilbride care home is the first to participate in Happygrams initiative

“We remain the only home in the world outside of America to offer a Happygram delivery service and I’d like to say a huge thank you to all our residents’ families and friends who send in Happygrams.”

Intensive learning academies launched to help Wales’ health and care system meet the challenges of tomorrow

• The ‘All-Wales Academy for Innovation in Health & Social Care’ delivered by a partnership between Swansea University, Cardiff University, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, and the Bevan Commission, which will focus on innovation and transformation within healthcare.

Pen pal project connects two care homes an ocean apart

RESIDENTS at a Scottish care home have been putting pen to paper to connect with new pals in the US Midwest, sharing stories of past memories and experiences of the pandemic.

Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare reveal survey of team members

The survey of 3,460 team members received an average Engagement Score of 87% with the survey’s five key questions and 76% with all 21 questions.

Cornerstone Healthcare introduces Real Living Wage to care staff

Award winning complex care provider, Cornerstone Healthcare, is among the first in the sector to introduce the Real Living Wage.

Learning disability and autistic people reluctant to provide feedback on care

CQC has made improving care for people with a learning disability and autistic people a priority, which is why Debbie Ivanova, the Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care is leading a new programme of work to transform the way they regulate services for people with a learning disability and autistic people.

Singing raises spirits at Bridgwater nursing home

Jason Saunders, activities co-ordinator at Avalon Nursing Home, said: “Vaccines are all done here now, which is reassuring both for residents and their families, and having a good old singalong is a great way to celebrate

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