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    Local project inspires young people into social care in Lincoln and Skegness

    Local project inspires young people into social care in Lincoln and Skegness

    Skills for Care funded a local project that supported 17-24 year olds from a range of backgrounds to do a work-based social care placement. The project wanted to break down some of the barriers to employment that people can face, and support local employers to find potential talent in new places. Some people face barriers […]

    5th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Warning that tens of thousands will go without much needed care and support in 2018

    Warning that tens of thousands will go without much needed care and support in 2018

    Social care could pass the point of no return in 2018 unless the Government orders emergency action to support the sector ahead of any reforms arising from its promised green paper.   Directors of adult social services are warning that tens of thousands more older and disabled people will go without the support they need […]

    29th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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