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NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and NHS England have announced changes to the way drugs are evaluated and funded. Under the test, new treatments that will cost the NHS more than £20 million per year for the first three years could be gradually introduced in a way that is more affordable to […]

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Somerset-based ‘Memories with Music’ project needs your votes

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset-based ‘Memories with Music’ project needs your votes

A Somerset-based project which supports older people with engaging music workshops has been shortlisted to receive additional funding from the People’s Project. The ‘Memories with Music’ project, which is a collaboration with not-for-profit organisation Somerset Care and Musica, received an initial grant from the Big Lottery fund in 2015 to support a six-month project. The […]

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Think Outside the box to Support and Deliver Dignity

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Think Outside the box to Support and Deliver Dignity

According to the Commission on Dignity in care for Older People, wellbeing is a fundamental issue on assessing needs. It further maintains that use of technology has huge potential to improve the quality of life, and should be considered, and used, more widely*.   One area that care recipients anecdotally report as affecting their wellbeing […]

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CMG pledges to drive up quality of care

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
CMG pledges to drive up quality of care

Care Management Group is leading the way in driving up high quality care, with service users and staff members making individual pledges to achieve desired goals, as part of their commitment to the Driving Up Quality (DUQ) initiative.   The DUQ Code was first launched in 2013, with the support of the government and leading […]

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Sutton’s Jesmund Care Home rated Inadequate by CQC

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sutton’s Jesmund Care Home rated Inadequate by CQC

A nursing home in Sutton, south west London, has been rated as Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission. Jesmund Nursing Home in York Road provides accommodation and nursing care to up to 25 older people. At the time of CQC’s inspection there were 22 people using the service, most of them living with dementia. Following […]

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Care Appointments – New manager for Burley-in-Wharfedale care home

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care Appointments – New manager for Burley-in-Wharfedale care home

Bupa’s Burley Hall Care Home on Cornmill Lane in Burley-in-Wharfedale has appointed Jonathan Easby as its new manager. Jonathan, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Studies from Southampton Solent University, spent the first 20 years of his career in retail, working up to his role as Senior Manager Store Development at ASDA […]

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CEO of Excelcare completes Mount Everest trek and raises a staggering £10,270

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
CEO of Excelcare completes Mount Everest trek and raises a staggering £10,270

In February this year, Ozzie Ertosun, CEO of Excelcare suddenly realised he was turning 50 in April and with this in mind; he decided to embrace this milestone and set himself a challenge that he would always remember but one that also gave something to others too !! Ozzie said, ‘After discussions with close friends […]

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Handmade wellbeing project inspires Wellington care home residents

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Handmade wellbeing project inspires Wellington care home residents

Artwork produced by five elderly residents of Camelot House in Wellington is featuring in an exhibition being staged this week in the town, in the local offices of not-for-profit arts organisation Superact.   The exhibition is the culmination of the Handmade Wellbeing project, which is a collaboration celebrating the importance and value of creativity in […]

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Family matters as two sisters – with a combined age of 183 – take on extra care roles

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Family matters as two sisters – with a combined age of 183 – take on extra care roles

With the rising number of older people needing care across the UK, Oxfordshire resident Phyllis Groves wasn’t shocked to hear Health Minister David Mowat suggest that families should give as much support to the elderly as they do to their children. After all, the 91-year-old is doing just that, albeit alongside her 87-year-old sister.   […]

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Red Nose Day brings out Hampshire care home residents’ artistry

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Red Nose Day brings out Hampshire care home residents’ artistry

Care home residents found their artistic sides as they painted the faces and arms of staff for Red Nose Day. Team members at Colten Care’s Woodpeckers home in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, including Home Manager Janie Pearman and Activity Organiser Sara Gould, came under the brush. After ‘decorating’ both Janie and Sara with gentle watercolour designs of […]

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Alzheimer’s Society calls for housing associations to unite against dementia

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society calls for housing associations to unite against dementia

Alzheimer’s Society is calling on housing organisations to unite against dementia and improve the lives of people living with the condition by signing up to its new Dementia Friendly Housing Charter.   Research from the leading dementia charity* has previously found that 85 per cent of people want to stay living at home for as […]

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Precious Homes pick up Pinders Healthcare Design Award

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Precious Homes pick up Pinders Healthcare Design Award

Precious Homes are an innovative community social care provider supporting 160 people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism spectrum condition and other complex needs,  working across London, Birmingham, Hertfordshire, Central Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and Devon. Joining healthcare design finalists from across the UK at the prestigious award ceremony on 15th March 2017, high praise […]

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Belong Morris Feinmann expands senior team

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Belong Morris Feinmann expands senior team

Belong Morris Feinmann is stepping up preparations for a new community care village for the Jewish community, which is set to open in Didsbury this summer.   The appointment of Carolyn Ball as Front of House Manager and Matt Maddocks as Bistro and Catering Manager, adds two new members to the team, who will be […]

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Supported living service hosts their very own Great British Bake Off

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Supported living service hosts their very own Great British Bake Off

Individuals and staff at Potens’ Foxdale Supported Living service have hosted their very own Great British Bake Off competition at their home in Wirral competing against each other to be crowned Foxdale Baking Champion 2017!   Foxdale Close supports three individuals with a range of learning and physical disabilities to live independently in a shared […]

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Barrhead students visit local care home

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Barrhead students visit local care home

Students from Barrhead have teamed up with residents at a local care home to share and learn together as part of an innovative school initiative. Pupils, aged from 15 to 18 years old, from Barrhead High School in Glasgow volunteer their free periods on Wednesdays and Fridays to visit Bupa’s Millview Care Home to engage […]

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Cheshire care home takes time for Dementia UK’s ‘Time for a Cuppa’ campaign

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cheshire care home takes time for Dementia UK’s ‘Time for a Cuppa’ campaign

Astbury Lodge care home in Ellesmere Port joined the nation for a brew when it took part in this year’s ‘Time for a Cuppa’ campaign in support of Dementia UK.    Residents at the Croftwood Care-run home enjoyed an afternoon of high tea in the company of friends and family, complete with bone china tea […]

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Charity fundraising turns supporters purple

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity fundraising turns supporters purple

Over a third of the 149 services across England and Wales run by private care-provider Regard are planning local fundraisers for Purple Day (Sunday 26 March) in aid of Epilepsy Action, the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation, with some of them already ahead of the action.   This year sees the ninth celebration of Purple Day, […]

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New Manager appointed at Hexham specialist hospital

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
New Manager appointed at Hexham specialist hospital

Danshell Group has promoted Mick Batey to Manager of its Chesterholme hospital at Hexham.   Mick is a highly experienced Learning Disability Nurse, having worked for 26 years in the health and social care sectors in nursing and management roles.   He also is well-versed in delivering training and specialising in positive behavioural support.   […]

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New Malvern care home manager set to keep staff fit and healthy

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
New Malvern care home manager set to keep staff fit and healthy

The owners of a popular Malvern care home have appointed a new manager who is set to introduce fresh ideas to enhance its quality of care and keep residents active.   Maria Willis, who has 17 years’ experience in the care and medical sector, has joined Welland House Care Centre as its new manager where […]

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Call to local authorities to ensure extra social care money gets to frontline

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Call to local authorities to ensure extra social care money gets to frontline

Regional care providers are urging their local authorities to ensure extra money announced in the budget actually gets through to frontline care services. The Independent Care Group is calling on both City of York and North Yorkshire County councils to revisit the fees they pay to providers after the Chancellor announced an extra £2bn for […]

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