Recent UK Care News

Tennyson Wharf to meet demand for high quality nursing and residential services

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tennyson Wharf to meet demand for high quality nursing and residential services

Barchester Healthcare has received the keys to Tennyson Wharf Care Home in Burton Waters, enhancing the independent care home provider’s portfolio. Debra Owen, General Manager at Tennyson Wharf, was delighted to accept the keys to the latest 60-bed property on Park Lane from Frank Butler, Finishing Manager at specialist care home construction company, Castleoak. Tennyson […]

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LGA responds to PAC report on planning for the Better Care Fund,

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
LGA responds to PAC report on planning for the Better Care Fund,

Responding to the PAC report on planning for the Better Care Fund, a Local Government Association spokesman, said:   “This rightly recognises the significant work that councils have had to undertake to make sure that vulnerable people do not suffer at the hands of last-minute government changes to the Better Care Fund.   “Councils, health […]

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2.3 million under 18s know someone with dementia but lack understanding

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
2.3 million under 18s know someone with dementia but lack understanding

2.3 million under 18s know someone with dementia but lack understanding   Show of support from today’s youth signals dawn of the first dementia friendly generation   Nearly a third of young people know someone living with dementia Two thirds of young people (62%) would like to help someone with dementia, but a lack of […]

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Crafting with willow for volunteers

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crafting with willow for volunteers

Goldcrest House service users have fun at a Willow Workshop with environmental artist Shealagh Cynfal-Wells at Goole’s Oakhill Nature Reserve.   Learning how to create willow structures from the dried willow taken from the reserve was the order of the day as willow craft goers enjoyed making structures such as Willow Obelisks.   Attending the […]

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Roll up! Roll up! Read all about it…..

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Roll up! Roll up! Read all about it…..

Resident’s over at Embrace Group’s Birchwood Court in Peterlee have put their creative energies into a new project – creating their own newspaper.   The finishing touches to the inaugural edition of the Birchwood Times have been made and residents, relatives and staff members are enjoying reading the features which focus on local issues and provide updates on […]

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Pioneering evening support service may close due to funding

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pioneering evening support service may close due to funding

A pioneering Evening Support service in Falkirk, known to have made a life changing impact on those who attended, is to come to an end due to lack of funding.  Scotland’s leading care and housing provider, Bield, has been running the service at its Thornhill Court day care development every Tuesday and Wednesday evening for […]

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40% of people aged over 75 in hospital are well enough to be discharged

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
40% of people aged over 75 in hospital are well enough to be discharged

In a new study1 released this week, almost 70 per cent of nurses across England admit they frequently delay discharging older patients because there is no support in place for them after hospital.  The findings, from older people’s charity the Royal Voluntary Service, are released as A&E waiting times and delays in hospital discharge have […]

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We have to change the DNA of Wales

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
We have to change the DNA of Wales

Fundamental change of culture needed if new care law is to work   A social care leader has welcomed new legislation to beef up regulation of the sector but warns it will not work unless there is a “fundamental change of culture”. Mario Kreft MBE, the Chair of Care Forum Wales, it was vital to […]

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Castleoak secures two contracts worth £15m for new customer Retirement Villages

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Castleoak secures two contracts worth £15m for new customer Retirement Villages

Castleoak is delighted to have won two design and build contracts worth £15m for new customer Retirement Villages Group Ltd. Across two major developments, Castleoak will build 68 one- and two-bed retirement apartments for sale plus a new village centre. The first contract win is to deliver 49 retirement living apartments, spread across four separate […]

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Barchester leads the way with online learning for entire nursing workforce

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Barchester leads the way with online learning for entire nursing workforce

Barchester Healthcare will be the first private care provider in the UK to offer ‘Nursing Times Group Access’ to its entire nursing workforce.  The agreement will give its nurses access to the online learning, clinical information and award-winning rolling news. The roll-out will begin in April, enabling all Barchester nurses to access a growing bank […]

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Chief Nursing Officer sees what supportive care can deliver

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Chief Nursing Officer sees what supportive care can deliver

THE Chief Nursing Officer for NHS England and Wales, Jane Cummings, said she was more determined than ever that the hospitalisation of the mentally ill and vulnerable people should end after meeting Sarah Bridges and Dorothy Jarvis-Lee CEO of ubu alongside other  vulnerable adults who had benefited from ubu’s specialised community care.   Jane Cummings […]

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Lord Mayor of Newcastle official opens new lounge at Hanover Close

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lord Mayor of Newcastle official opens new lounge at Hanover Close

A 98-year-old woman is looking forward to her first fish and chips supper after her landlord Hanover Housing Association presented residents of Hanover Close in Newcastle with the keys to their new communal lounge. The lounge was officially opened by Cllr George Pattison, Lord Mayor of Newcastle. Around 40 residents joined in the festivities which […]

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Music To Their Ears; Ingleby Care Home Gets Gift from Teeside Band

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Music To Their Ears; Ingleby Care Home Gets Gift from Teeside Band

The residents of a Stockton-on-Tees care home will be enjoying the sound of music this spring after a community plea for a piano hits the right note. After a visit to the Ingleby Care Home from talented musical maestros James (11) and Jeremy (9) Chen on Christmas Eve last year, who played a number of […]

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PM launches next phase of Britain’s fight against dementia

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
PM launches next phase of Britain’s fight against dementia

  David Cameron sets out a new, long-term strategy focused on boosting research, improving care and raising public awareness about dementia. Britain will expand its efforts to combat dementia over the next 5 years, the Prime Minister David Cameron said today as he set out a new, long-term strategy focused on boosting research, improving care […]

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Ground-breaking new national service empowers public to take part in vital dementia research

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ground-breaking new national service empowers public to take part in vital dementia research

A new nationwide online and telephone service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies launches today. Join Dementia Research promises to accelerate the pace of dementia research by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest in studies, helping researchers find the right participants at the right time. Join Dementia […]

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Ukip double Conservatives commitment for dementia funding £130m

February 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ukip double Conservatives commitment for dementia funding £130m

Ukip has today revealed plans to invest an extra 3 billion a year in the health service. Among the measures unveiled by Ukip is a commitment to invest 650 million by 2020 in dementia research – double the amount set out by David Cameron. Alzheimer’s Society comment: Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society said: ‘A […]

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Lead care inspector speaks at event for families of people with learning disabilities

February 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lead care inspector speaks at event for families of people with learning disabilities

Andrea Sutcliffe, the Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), will be the keynote speaker at an inaugural learning disability conference hosted by CMG. The event on Saturday 14th March which runs from 10.30am to 4pm at the Imber Sports Club in East Molesey, will provide advice and support aimed […]

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New Care opens show suites at The Grand, Nottingham

February 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
New Care opens show suites at The Grand, Nottingham

Specialist care home operator, New Care Projects, is pleased to have opened the doors to part of The Grand, its new £7 million care facility in West Bridgford, Nottingham.   The operator, who was recently awarded ‘good’ on all five domains of care delivery at its two other care homes under the new Care Quality […]

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Chinese New Year celebrated by Kent care home residents

February 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Chinese New Year celebrated by Kent care home residents

Art enthusiasts from Regency Court, Bromley, Kent enjoyed a multicultural event with a difference last week as they unveiled their depiction of a Chinese dragon to celebrate Chinese’s New Year. Young at heart residents from the extra care housing development owned by Hanover Housing Association were treated to a day of festivities which included a festive meal, a review […]

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Anchor reveals financial incentives behind hospital bed blocking

February 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Anchor reveals financial incentives behind hospital bed blocking

‘Bed blocking’ in hospitals and A&E wards is being financially incentivised, according to a new report by independent think tank Localis, in partnership with older people’s charity Anchor.   The report ‘Unblocking: Securing a health and social care system that protects older people’, published today, explores the failures of the health and social care system, […]

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