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UKHCA’s responds to the Conservative party’s social care proposals with own manifesto

UKHCA’s responds to the Conservative party’s social care proposals with own manifesto

“UKHCA has repeatedly called for the balance of responsibility for funding social care between the individual and the state to be clarified.  Discussion about proposals contained in the Conservative Party manifesto show that social care is an important issue for the public.   “There would need to be a genuine consultation with stakeholders and experts […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rise in delayed transfers requires partnership between independent care and the NHS

Rise in delayed transfers requires partnership between independent care and the NHS

Care England, a representative body for independent care providers, has expressed frustration over the rise in delayed transfers of care figures stating that if properly engaged, the independent adult social care sector could help ensure people can be discharged from hospital safely and quickly.   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Speke-based local hero praised for his bravery after coming to the rescue of a Support Worker

Speke-based local hero praised for his bravery after coming to the rescue of a Support Worker

A Speke-based local hero has been praised for his bravery after coming to the rescue of a charity Support Worker during an attempted pickpocketing in the car park of New Mersey Retail Park in Speke.   Andrew Harper, a Customer Service Advisor at B&Q, witnessed the incident between the culprit and John Duvall, a Support […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Country Court Care homes come together for Dementia Awareness Week

Country Court Care homes come together for Dementia Awareness Week

Homes across the Country Court Care Group united against dementia this Dementia Awareness Week, 14-20 May. Country Court Care have four care homes in Lincoln; residents and staff came together for a series of special events and activities to mark Dementia Awareness Week. Eccleshare Court on Ashby Avenue in Lincoln and Neale Court Care Home in […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Icy challenge nets cash for Shropshire hospice

Icy challenge nets cash for Shropshire hospice

A fundraising afternoon involving a chilling challenge has helped to raise £200 in aid of Shropshire’s Severn Hospice.   Coverage Care, which runs 14 homes for mainly older people in Shropshire on a not for profit basis, organised the event at its headquarters at the Oxon Business Park, Shrewsbury, on May 10.   Five members […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
St Annes rest home hosts Mad Hatters Tea Party

St Annes rest home hosts Mad Hatters Tea Party

An extravagant and thoroughly mad Tea Party was enjoyed by residents in a St Annes rest home.   Rosewood Lodge, which celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year, hosted a Mad Hatters Tea Party – complete with costumes, entertainment and delicious delights to tempt even the Mad Hatter!   Visitors and guests flocked to the invitation […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Slough care staff become Dementia Friends

Slough care staff become Dementia Friends

Slough based seakr carers are celebrating becoming Dementia Friends after undertaking a workshop during Dementia Awareness Week.    The Berkshire based care organisation supported the national campaign, organised by Alzheimer’s Society, by providing free training to its community of carers.   The Dementia Friends is a national movement to spread awareness of dementia, inspiring people […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Reminiscence and remembering as part of Dementia Awareness Week

Reminiscence and remembering as part of Dementia Awareness Week

Residents at Uvedale Hall residential care home in Needham Market have enjoyed a week of reminiscence and remembering as part of Dementia Awareness Week.    Staff at the home coordinated a packed week of entertainment and activities for residents to enjoy as part of their work to highlight and raise awareness of the condition.   […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Planning permission granted for Chester care village

Planning permission granted for Chester care village

Planning permission has been granted for a new Belong care village located on City Road in Chester. Cheshire West and Chester Council approved proposals for the new facility, which will provide world-leading dementia care in the heart of the city centre, as well as a range of amenities for the wider community.   Following Belong’s […]

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sun shines on supported home’s anniversary celebrations

Sun shines on supported home’s anniversary celebrations

From humble beginnings in Kingswood Road, Gillingham, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has grown to become the biggest independent Abbeyfield in the world. Last week, it celebrated its 50th anniversary.   Residents of the Society’s supported home in Paddock Wood, Margaret Fisher House, were joined by relatives, friends and volunteers of the home for an early […]

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sheffield care home appoints new home manager

Sheffield care home appoints new home manager

THE LAURELS Care Home has promoted Louise Spooner to home manager – after more than 24 years at the home.   The dementia care home is one half of The Laurels and The Limes Care Home, on Manchester Road, Sheffield.   Louise is the longest serving member of staff at the home, having started as […]

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
National award for Lockerbie specialist care service

National award for Lockerbie specialist care service

Trinity House in Lockerbie has been recognised for its excellent practice in supporting people with learning disabilities with a prestigious national award. The team at Trinity House, which is part of the Danshell Group, won the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) ‘Innovative practice in supporting people with intellectual disabilities through positive behaviour support’ award […]

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Training – Invest in your care workers and reduce staff turnover

Training – Invest in your care workers and reduce staff turnover

This year sees the introduction of key government reforms to apprenticeship funding and frameworks. It will give many care providers cause to review their current training models, as Tracy Johnson, Head of Quality & Compliance at Heathcotes Group, explains…   From May, the way apprenticeships are financed changed significantly with two new funding models. Employers […]

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Autism : A sector in crisis

Autism : A sector in crisis

North west charity Autism Together, supported by four other regional autism charities, has written to the leaders of all main political parties calling for urgent intervention by central government to rescue a sector in crisis. You can read it here: Autism Together open letter The plea follows an April 2017 survey by Cordis Bright Viewfinder […]

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Singin’ In The Rain Strikes The Right Note For Care Home Residents

Singin’ In The Rain Strikes The Right Note For Care Home Residents

A special dementia-friendly screening of the Gene Kelly classic Singin’ In The Rain, took place at the Merlin Cinema in Wellington. It was a great hit with its older audience. The film was shown as part of the Dementia Week programme in Wellington, Somerset, and was organised by the Wellington Dementia Action Alliance.   A group of five […]

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lost loved ones celebrated at Colten Care homes

Lost loved ones celebrated at Colten Care homes

Families and friends have gathered at care homes across the South to share memories of loved ones they have lost in the past year.   All 20 homes run by family-owned Colten Care in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex took part in the provider’s Celebration of Life day.   Such was the response from dozens […]

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nuffield Trust comments on Theresa May’s social care u-turn

Nuffield Trust comments on Theresa May’s social care u-turn

Responding to Theresa May’s announcement that a Conservative government would include a cap on care costs in a social care green paper, Nuffield Trust Chief Executive Nigel Edwards said:   “It is good that these proposals now include a lifetime cap. This goes some way to addressing one of the big problems with the social […]

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hill Care Group expand with a further six homes

Hill Care Group expand with a further six homes

The Hill Care Group has welcomed six more care homes to its family of homes across the Midlands and North of England.   The transfer from previous owner Four Seasons Health Care takes Hill Care from 19 to 25 homes. The group now operates over 1,200 registered beds.       The new homes include: […]

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Conservative manifesto fails to address the real cost of long term care funding

Conservative manifesto fails to address the real cost of long term care funding

Commenting on the Conservative party manifesto proposals on social care, published last week, LaingBuisson founder and healthcare economist William Laing said: “A ‘manifesto mouse’ looks to be a fair description of the Conservative party proposals on social care funding published last week. They amount to half of Dilnot (the £100,000 capital threshold) but not the […]

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
A day on the farm for Wigan care home residents

A day on the farm for Wigan care home residents

Residents at Hourigan House, the Minster Care-run residential home in Wigan, were delighted to spend a day getting up close and personal with a range of animals during a trip to Smithills Open Farm in Bolton.   During their visit, Hourigan House residents toured the farm and listened to an expert speak about its animal […]

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