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Springhill Care Group is pride of the north

Springhill Care Group is pride of the north

Lancashire-based Springhill Care Group stands proud as the only care organisation so far in the North of England to have achieved the coveted Investors in People (IIP) Gold accreditation against the latest version of the leading best practice Standard. Now the efforts of the care group have been captured in a video produced by Investors […]

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
£2,500 donation helps Bield get better connected

£2,500 donation helps Bield get better connected

An East Ayrshire Very Sheltered Housing Development has helped spark interest in online after a generous donation enabled them to purchase iPads for all tenants to use.   The £2,500 donation to Bield’s Warrick and Glebe Courts in Cumnock was made by a former tenant, Mr McGough, who had enjoyed his 5 and a half […]

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
As politicians grasp at solutions the demographic crystal ball shows elderly care crisis set to deepen, fast

As politicians grasp at solutions the demographic crystal ball shows elderly care crisis set to deepen, fast

By James Bloodworth of  the New Scientist Since 1975, Britain has changed a lot. Today the country is leaving the European Union, whereas 42 years ago it was reaffirming its membership of the European Economic Community. It is also considerably older as a nation. Back then, 14.1 per cent of the population were 65 or […]

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
New community defibrillator unveiled in Haywards Heath

New community defibrillator unveiled in Haywards Heath

A retirement housing development owned by Hanover Housing Association and known for its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its residents and strong community spirit has unveiled a community defibrillator at Mill Hill Close.   Earlier this year residents at the Haywards Heath estate successfully gained a local authority grant to install a defibrillator. […]

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
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
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
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
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
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
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
CMG Celebrates Annual Achievement Awards

CMG Celebrates Annual Achievement Awards

Care Management Group (CMG) has hosted its special Annual Achievement Award ceremony which aims to champion the success of some of their most inspirational service-users.   The ceremony, which took place at Imber Court Sports and Social Club in East Molesey, was a celebration of some of the most remarkable stories which have emerged from […]

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Party manifestos have not pledged enough funding for the NHS warns Nuffield Trust

Party manifestos have not pledged enough funding for the NHS warns Nuffield Trust

None of the major political parties is pledging to spend enough money on the NHS in England to close its funding gap, cope with increased demand and sustain high quality care, the Nuffield Trust warns today. Following a week in which all three parties revealed the different amounts they would spend on the NHS if […]

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
University of Bradford asks how ready we are to care for those with dementia

University of Bradford asks how ready we are to care for those with dementia

Caring for people with dementia is mainly done by family members, yet how many feel obliged, rather than willing, to do so? This is the question being posed by researchers from the University of Bradford, as part of a nationwide survey to understand what kind of support would best ease the burden for dementia carers. […]

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
UKHCA’s responds to the Tory party’s social care proposals

UKHCA’s responds to the Tory party’s social care proposals

United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA), a professional body for homecare providers, has released the following comments in response to proposals to set the threshold for state-funded assistance for homecare services to £100,000, including housing equity, as contained in the Conservative Party election manifesto. A proper definition of the balance of responsibility between the individual and the […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Eden Futures raise awareness during Mental Health Awareness Week

Eden Futures raise awareness during Mental Health Awareness Week

Staff and service users at supported living provider Eden Futures raised £900 during Mental Health Awareness Week, for national mental health charity Mind.   Co-ordinated by the Mental Health Foundation, this years’ campaign aimed to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.   Eden Futures’ supported living schemes and offices […]

May 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Partnership to provide impartial inspections to support care services

Partnership to provide impartial inspections to support care services

LaingBuisson and BKR Care Consultancy are pleased to announce a partnership to provide CQC-type and Ofsted-type inspections across England, Wales and Scotland. Inspections are conducted by a highly experienced, 26-strong inspection team that have undertaken more than 300 inspections. They include former CQC inspectors, senior managers, former Heads of Safeguarding, mental health specialists, acute care […]

May 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nottingham nurse promotes autism awareness and understanding

Nottingham nurse promotes autism awareness and understanding

Beth Fields, a charge nurse at Cedar Vale hospital in Nottingham, part of the Danshell Group, is using her knowledge and experience of supporting people with autism to enable other professionals to better understand the behaviours associated with the condition.   Beth, who is a registered learning disability nurse and completed a Bachelor of Philosophy […]

May 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nearly 1 in 3 elderly people struggling with essential tasks of living, amidst breakdown in social care

Nearly 1 in 3 elderly people struggling with essential tasks of living, amidst breakdown in social care

Age UK calls on all political parties to put social care at the heart of their manifestos as new figures reveal high numbers of over-80s going without the help they need   New findings from Age UK reveal that 794,000 of the ‘oldest old’, those aged 80 or older, are unable to carry out at […]

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