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Top marks for North Derbyshire hospice from CQC

May 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Top marks for North Derbyshire hospice from CQC

A North Derbyshire hospice which relies on charitable donations to deliver palliative and end of life care to hundreds of patients across the region has received an overall rating of Outstanding in its latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report. In the report published earlier this month, Ashgate Hospicecare received the highest rating awarded by the […]

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Innovative therapy unites psychiatric patients with horses

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Innovative therapy unites psychiatric patients with horses

An innovative psychiatric therapy that uses horses to help patients learn about themselves, their relationships and how they interact with others has been introduced at a secure hospital in Glasgow.   The Equine Assisted Psychotherapy service is being provided for patients by Surehaven Glasgow, a 21-bed secure hospital which provides treatment programmes for people with […]

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Blackwood staff to walk 54 miles in 24 hours for charity

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Blackwood staff to walk 54 miles in 24 hours for charity

One of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers is embarking on a new adventure this spring in order to raise money for a fantastic cause. Edinburgh based charity, Blackwood, will participate in The Caledonian Challenge between the 13th and 14th of June aiming to raise as much money as possible for Foundation Scotland – an […]

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Homecall strengthens position in the health and wellbeing sector

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Homecall strengthens position in the health and wellbeing sector

Coast & Country Housing’s HomeCall service, which meets the independence needs of elderly and vulnerable people throughout the Tees Valley, continues to grow and strengthen its position in the health and wellbeing sector. Made famous by the red pendant alarm and its support for people in Redcar & Cleveland, HomeCall now have a commercial service […]

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Anchor launches new accreditation for dementia care

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Anchor launches new accreditation for dementia care

Leading not-for-profit housing and care provider, Anchor, has developed a new accreditation for its care homes that recognises exceptional care that enhances the lives of people living with dementia. The newly created Anchor Inspires has been developed by Anchor’s in-house dementia experts and is awarded to care homes delivering the highest standards of person-centred dementia […]

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Ceremony to mark construction of Shrewsbury care home

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Ceremony to mark construction of Shrewsbury care home

A ceremony has been held to mark the start of work on Shrewsbury’s new £8m care home.   The 90-room residential and nursing home is being built on the site of the former TA centre, on Sundorne Road, by Shropshire’s largest independent care provider, the not-for-profit Coverage Care Services.   Once in full operation, before […]

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Dementia care in Scotland set for transformation

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dementia care in Scotland set for transformation

Bupa and Dementia UK are set to take another big step towards improving dementia care in Scotland after appointing the country’s first Admiral Nurses. Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses developed by the charity Dementia UK who support caring families and join up the different parts of the health and social care system, to ensure […]

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48% councils unable to meet full demand for elderly care

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
48% councils unable to meet full demand for elderly care

Almost one in two councils (48%) is unable to provide care for everyone who requests it at the first point of asking, according to research conducted by Prestige Nursing + Care.     Freedom of Information requests submitted to 103 UK councils for the period 1st – 31st January 2015 reveal almost half of Councils […]

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New approach identified for treating Alzheimer’s disease, study suggests

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
New approach identified for treating Alzheimer’s disease, study suggests

A molecule known as P8 could stop the build-up of a toxic protein in the brain which leads to Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research from the University of California San Diego published in PLOS One. Using mice engineered to develop the disease, researchers have developed and tested the novel compound, which reduces the production […]

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Maritime charity takes home Green Award

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Maritime charity takes home Green Award

The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society has taken home the Green Award at the Toast of Surrey Business Awards following efforts to cut its carbon footprint and operate in a more environmentally friendly way. The Awards, run by the Surrey Advertiser and first held in 2009, bring together business leaders from across the county for a […]

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Residents from Porthcawl care home donate to three local charities

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Residents from Porthcawl care home donate to three local charities

Residents from the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) care home Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court in Mid Glamorgan have donated to three local charities. Residents presented Sister Gwyneth Poacher MBE, SRN, with a cheque for £250 to the Sandville Self Help Centre. The Centre helps the community in many ways including respite stays, massages […]

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Embrace teams up with charity to promote dementia awareness

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Embrace teams up with charity to promote dementia awareness

Embrace has announced its full support for the Purple Angels Campaign, which raises awareness of how to best support people living with dementia, as well as working to change perceptions about the condition. By supporting the campaign, Embrace commit to incorporating Purple Angel’s dementia guide as part of their on-going training programme with all staff. […]

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From Apprentice to Carer, how Abbeyfield is supporting employment for young people

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
From Apprentice to Carer, how Abbeyfield is supporting employment for young people

At a time when over 700,000 young people aged 16-24 are unemployed and there is little inspiration or motivation for building careers, we chat to three Abbeyfield employees about their journey from apprentice to carer, through the Abbeyfield Care Academy.       “It’s probably the best decision I’ve ever made.” Says 17-year-old Kayleigh Baber of her decision […]

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Auto-Enrolment and what it means for care homes?

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Auto-Enrolment and what it means for care homes?

With auto-enrolment affecting all companies, Matthew Mitten the founder and director of Enrolsme, www.enrolsme.com  talks about the complete online auto-enrolment solution for small employers and his predictions for 2015 and what care home owners can expect in the months to come, along with top tips for how care operators can embrace and comply with the government-led-initiative.  Below […]

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Carers are taking learning disability to the ballot box

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Carers are taking learning disability to the ballot box

The Goole based autism and learning disability care home, Goldcrest House, are taking democratic rights very seriously and ensuring their service users, many of which have autism, access the Ballot Box next month during the elections. Taking a stand and representing the 1.5 million people in the UK with learning disabilities who don’t engage in […]

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People who access support develop unique voting guide for General Election 2015

April 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
People who access support develop unique voting guide for General Election 2015

People supported by the national charity Community Integrated Care have developed a unique guide, giving people who work in social care services their top tips for enabling people to vote. The guide, which is available to download for free from the Community Integrated Care website, was developed by the charity’s Peer Reviewers in Leicester, Heidi […]

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Care home hosts ‘magical’ wedding blessing

April 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home hosts ‘magical’ wedding blessing

HISTORY was made when a Dorset care home hosted a ‘magical’ wedding blessing.   A dining room at Colten Care’s Fernhill home in Longham was decked out in flowers for the special occasion.   Newlyweds Lauren and Matthew Dearsley decided to bring their celebrations to the dementia care home so that resident Betty Aldred could […]

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CQC supports new online resource to help improve adult social care

April 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
CQC supports new online resource to help improve adult social care

People who manage and use adult social care services can now find help to improve their services through a new and easy-to-use online resource. Developed by CQC’s partners at the Skills for Care and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), Care Improvement Works aims to give adult social care managers, owners and staff the […]

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New Director appointed to lead CQC’s Market Oversight scheme

April 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
New Director appointed to lead CQC’s Market Oversight scheme

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has appointed a new Director of Corporate Providers and Market Oversight. Stuart Dean – an experienced financier and former leader of the corporate healthcare business at The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) – is expected to take up his new CQC role in May. Following CQC’s new responsibility for Market […]

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Launch of new Code for care profession that will help transform care standards in Wales

April 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Launch of new Code for care profession that will help transform care standards in Wales

In one of the most significant developments for care outside of the new Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, the Care Council is today launching a new Code of Professional Practice. The new Code sets the standards all social workers and social care practitioners should work to in Wales and what is expected of them […]

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