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Royal Star & Garter Homes launches a day care service

Royal Star & Garter Homes launches a day care service

The Royal Star & Garter Homes has launched a day care service, the ‘Star & Garter Club’. The service welcomes tri-service veterans of HM Armed Forces and their partners to the Charity’s award-winning Solihull Home. The Charity has drawn upon its wealth of experience in providing outstanding residential care to establish a complete day care […]

25th October 2017 | By | Reply More
More cuts and difficult decisions for adult social care

More cuts and difficult decisions for adult social care

WELCOME EXTRA FUNDING DOES NOT REMOVE NEEDS, DEMANDS, INCREASED COSTS AND DIFFICULT DECISIONS IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE, SAYS ADASS   Despite welcome extra funding and councils protecting and planning to spend more on adult social care budgets, difficult decisions and more cuts need to be made in the service, according to a survey of 151 adult […]

28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
State-of-the-art retirement wing gets royal seal of approval

State-of-the-art retirement wing gets royal seal of approval

A new multi-million pound, state-of-the-art retirement home at Nautilus International’s Wallasey-based, Mariners’ Park Estate, welcomed its first residents last week following its royal unveiling. The £2.7m Seafarers UK Centenary Wing – which includes £1.17m of funding from Seafarers UK – was formally opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex; who is also the President of […]

28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Greater muscle strength – better cognitive function for older people

Greater muscle strength – better cognitive function for older people

Greater muscle strength is associated with better cognitive function in ageing men and women, according to a new Finnish study. The association of extensively measured upper and lower body muscle strength with cognitive function was observed, but handgrip strength was not associated with cognitive function. Cognition refers to brain functions relating to receiving, storing, processing […]

27th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Michael Mansfield’s ‘Silence of Suicide’ event attracts huge audience at University of Huddersfield

Michael Mansfield’s ‘Silence of Suicide’ event attracts huge audience at University of Huddersfield

Michael Mansfield’s ‘Silence of Suicide’ event attracts huge audience at University The event shattered the stigma surrounding suicide by providing an open forum for people who have attempted suicide or those affected by the suicide of someone close WE need opportunities to come together and talk about suicide more freely if we are to breakdown […]

6th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Changes to Deprivation of Liberty welcomed by Care England

Changes to Deprivation of Liberty welcomed by Care England

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has welcomed the changes that coroners will no longer have a duty to undertake an inquest into the death of every person who was subject to an authorisation under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.   Professor […]

20th March 2017 | By | Reply More
The budget and adult social care

The budget and adult social care

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has responded to the latest report from the Communities and Local Government Select Committee.    Professor Martin Green OBE Chief Executive for Care England says:  “This influential Select Committee carried out extensive hearings and collated  a lot of information. The conclusion of its […]

6th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia centre of excellence hailed as “naturally Welsh”

Dementia centre of excellence hailed as “naturally Welsh”

A dementia centre of excellence in Caernarfon has been hailed as “naturally Welsh” by the country’s language supremo.  The £7 million Bryn Seiont Newydd, was opened a year ago by Mario and Gill Kreft of the award-winning Pendine Park care organisation on the site of a former community hospital in Pant Road on the outskirts […]

10th January 2017 | By | Reply More
The sky’s the limit for helicopter fan

The sky’s the limit for helicopter fan

A young man with learning disabilities from Worthing has fulfilled the dream of a lifetime and taken to the skies on board a helicopter.   James Jenner, who is on the autistic spectrum, and who has a passion for all things aeronautical, made the pleasure flight from Goodwood airfield.   The 20-year-old, who lives at […]

9th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Care England’s Professor Martin Green tells CLG that poor commissioning is threatening social care

Care England’s Professor Martin Green tells CLG that poor commissioning is threatening social care

Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, was called to give evidence to the influential Communities and Local Government Committee in Parliament today, as part of its inquiry into the stability and quality of adult social care.    Martin took the opportunity to raise the issues of new and additional costs to care providers, […]

26th October 2016 | By | Reply More
New report reveals difficulty in negotiating the ‘maze’ to the right residential care

New report reveals difficulty in negotiating the ‘maze’ to the right residential care

          From right to left, and to and fro, Caught in a labyrinth you go, And turn, and turn, and turn again, To solve the mystery, but in vain William Cowper   While the 18th Century poet William Cowper was not ruminating on the difficulties of finding residential care for a […]

21st October 2016 | By | Reply More
We need your opinion-Feedback needed from unpaid carers in Essex

We need your opinion-Feedback needed from unpaid carers in Essex

Healthwatch Essex is looking for feedback from unpaid carers looking after a friend or relative about their experiences of using online information and support that is available locally. The views of any carer with something to say are welcome – you don’t need to be a computer expert to join in the conversation! “We appreciate […]

14th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Essex care homes will cease to exist without adequate financial support

Essex care homes will cease to exist without adequate financial support

Essex County Council’s proposed fee framework for people living in care homes is not adequate to keep homes open, according the sector.  With the introduction of the National Living Wage and residents with higher dependency care home providers are facing higher costs.  In some local authorities, such as Essex, it seems providers are expected to […]

15th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Chat Mats: A simple way everyone can help to end loneliness

Chat Mats: A simple way everyone can help to end loneliness

          Have you ever sat in a coffee shop and struck up a conversation with someone on the next table? In a world where people check their mobile phones an average of 85 times a day[1], and spend more than eight hours a day on an electronic device[2], the more traditional […]

10th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Social care charity worker recognised during Adult Learners’ Week

Social care charity worker recognised during Adult Learners’ Week

A social care charity worker has been recognised for his commitment to continuing adult education.   Jon Boardman, of adult health and social care charity Making Space, was highly commended in this year’s Adult Learners’ Week Awards.   The Human Resources advisor is responsible for the learning needs of the charity’s 900+ national employees, who […]

10th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Auriens makes major investment into private nursing agency Draycott Nursing & Care

Auriens makes major investment into private nursing agency Draycott Nursing & Care

Taking pride in amiably challenging the conventions around ageing, Auriens has further advanced towards providing a comprehensive premium offering for later lifers.  The announcement of this partnership between Draycott Nursing & Care and Auriens aligns both businesses in providing the ultimate in care to their clients.   With a 20-year track record in providing the […]

9th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Care crisis as social care suffers a £950 million funding gap

Care crisis as social care suffers a £950 million funding gap

New Prime Minister Theresa May’s government needs urgently to get to grips with the unprecedented crisis enveloping social care, the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) warned, as figures released in a report from directors of adult social services across England reveal a £930 million funding gap for 2016/17.   The report says the flexibility given […]

15th July 2016 | By | Reply More
More than a million alcohol-related hospital admissions in 2014-15

More than a million alcohol-related hospital admissions in 2014-15

There were an estimated 1.09 million hospital admissions2 3 for which an alcohol-related disease, injury or condition was the primary reason for admission or a secondary diagnosis, in 2014-15, compared to 1.06 million in 2013-14.   The figures, released today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre1, also show that men account for the […]

30th June 2016 | By | Reply More
ADASS responds to PAC Report on Personal Budgets in Social Care

ADASS responds to PAC Report on Personal Budgets in Social Care

Responding to the Public Accounts Committee report on personal budgets in adult social care, the President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, Harold Bodmer, said:   “This report rightly highlights the importance of personal budgets. They improve the choice and control that we have over our own care, and over our own […]

9th June 2016 | By | Reply More
ADASS name new President

ADASS name new President

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has introduced Harold Bodmer, Executive Director of Adult Social Services at Norfolk County Council, as its new President. He succeeds Ray James, Enfield Council’s Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care, who welcomed him to his new role at the Association’s annual Spring Seminar today.   […]

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