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Make this General Election about social care say sector leaders

Make this General Election about social care say sector leaders

Social care must be a key issue in the forthcoming General Election, sector leaders said today. The snap election provides a chance to decide how we look after the oldest and most vulnerable residents in the country, the Independent Care Group says. Chair Mike Padgham said: “Social care is in crisis with 1.2m now living […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Adrenaline junkie takes to the skies to raise money for children’s hospice

Adrenaline junkie takes to the skies to raise money for children’s hospice

A daredevil staff member from Surrey Choices took to the skies recently when she participated in a charity skydive at Skydive London, raising over £600 for local children’s hospice, Shooting Star Chase.  Adrenaline loving Nicky Harding, Employment and Communities Manager at the social care provider, was inspired to raise money for the charity following her […]

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Shortfall in social care budget puts those in need and care providers at risk

Shortfall in social care budget puts those in need and care providers at risk

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has responded to the latest paper by David Roe, Better Care Outcome Ltd.  The paper is very timely and mirrors the analysis and recommendations in the recent reports from the Communities and Local Government Select Committee on adult social care and the Lords ad hoc Committee […]

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Care providers must involve people they support in designing new digital solutions

Care providers must involve people they support in designing new digital solutions

Care providers must involve people they support in designing new digital solutions   A new report outlines how health and social care providers must collaborate with users of services when designing apps, websites and other digital technologies.   The publication from VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) in partnership with the National Care Forum, Co-producing technology: […]

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One girl and her cat’s mission to raise awareness of autism

One girl and her cat’s mission to raise awareness of autism

Nurse Plus Support Plus is aiming to educate members of the public about the services on offer for individuals with autism and additional needs following the national Autism Awareness Week campaign.   The nationwide company has acquired the help of an inspiring individual to assist the Support Plus team in reviewing the training and processes […]

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Claire Sweeney presents ’15 Minute Care Makeover’

Claire Sweeney presents ’15 Minute Care Makeover’

Former Brookside actress Claire Sweeney features in a satire commissioned by UNISON highlighting the indignity suffered by thousands of elderly people because of 15-minute care visits.   The two-minute video has been made with creative agency Don’t Panic to show how cutbacks are leaving vulnerable and elderly people short-changed. Councils are allowing rushed appointments that […]

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
More needs to be done to avoid disaster in the care sector

More needs to be done to avoid disaster in the care sector

A Shropshire Care Company Director says more needs to be to done to draw people into the care sector to help with a deficit of carers – and so is increasing pay by 10% and offering extra perks.    Ian Barnes, Director of award-winning Bluebird Care Shropshire, based in Shrewsbury, is trying to attract people to the […]

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Care home signs up to ‘Red Bag’ initiative

Care home signs up to ‘Red Bag’ initiative

Lyncroft Care Home are delighted to be involved in a fantastic new initiative being launched this month by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. The project is a collaboration between 16 local care homes, the East of England Ambulance Service and West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group.   The ‘Red Bag’ follows a care home […]

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Patron Capital sells The Badby Group to Elysium Healthcare

Patron Capital sells The Badby Group to Elysium Healthcare

Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on property backed investments, has sold the specialist neuro disability care provider The Badby Group to Elysium Healthcare.   The acquisition adds a new service offering to Elysium’s portfolio in a field in which the management team has significant experience.   The multi award-winning Badby Group, led by […]

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Alzheimer’s Society reacts to figures revealing 900 carers quit every day

Alzheimer’s Society reacts to figures revealing 900 carers quit every day

More than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, according to analysis by the BBC of data released by the charity Skills for Care. 60% of those leaving a job left working in the adult social care sector altogether.  Alzheimer’s Society’s own research has shown for the carers […]

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Home care provider Age Concern Tower Hamlets rated outstanding by CQC

Home care provider Age Concern Tower Hamlets rated outstanding by CQC

An inner London domiciliary care provider has been rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. Age Concern – Tower Hamlets, was inspected by CQC in March 2017, when CQC rated the provider as Outstanding for being safe and well-led. It was rated Good for being effective, caring and responsive. The inspection found: •           The […]

April 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Caister care home aims to make Great Yarmouth a ‘dementia friendly’ town

Caister care home aims to make Great Yarmouth a ‘dementia friendly’ town

A group of carers and nurses from a residential nursing home in Caister-on-Sea is launching a brand new project to help make Great Yarmouth ‘dementia friendly’ by setting up a free fortnightly support group at the home, with the first gathering taking place last week. Christine Morgan, who manages Claremont House & Lodge which was […]

April 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gloucestershire homecare staff receive specialist support training

Gloucestershire homecare staff receive specialist support training

A second group of staff at Gloucestershire homecare provider DoCare have undergone training to support clients with Parkinson’s Disease.   As the latest cohort of 11 trainees at Stroud-based DoCare await the results of their end of course exams, April 10-16 marks Parkinson’s Awareness Week, with World Parkinson’s Day on April 11.   Kate Townsend, […]

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Care home residents walk on wild side thanks to Chester Zoo partnership

Care home residents walk on wild side thanks to Chester Zoo partnership

Sanctuary Care home residents in Chester rubbed shoulders with all creatures great and small this week, to mark the home’s partnership with Chester Zoo. Upton Dene Residential and Nursing Home in Caldecott Close is a proud partner of Chester Zoo and to mark the official launch of the relationship, the home’s residents and team walked […]

April 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Swan House ‘bakes-off’ for Help for Heroes

Swan House ‘bakes-off’ for Help for Heroes

Staff at a Willenhall care home have put their culinary skills to the test in support of Help for Heroes. Swan House care home, which is based on Pooles Lane in the town, engaged with the local community and former soldier, Jamie Pitt, to create a Bake-off-style event for the Armed Forces charity. Staff and […]

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Heathcotes Group promote World Autism Awareness Week

Heathcotes Group promote World Autism Awareness Week

Residential care provider, Heathcotes Group, took part in World Autism Awareness Week to help improve the lives of people with this complex and often misunderstood developmental disorder.   The campaign took place between 27 March and 2 April to spread awareness and encourage fundraising for autism, a lifelong disorder that is characterised by impairment in social […]

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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 […]

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Continuous lack of planning in social care puts NHS sustainability in jeopardy

Continuous lack of planning in social care puts NHS sustainability in jeopardy

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has slammed the ‘short-sightedness’ of successive governments for failing to plan effectively for the long-term future of the health service and adult social care. The long-term future of the NHS is an increasing public concern, with a record 55% of people saying […]

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Independence Day for Jon and Sharon thanks to Highdowns

Independence Day for Jon and Sharon thanks to Highdowns

Two friends from Cornwall are celebrating leaving residential care to live in the community.   Jon Barnes and Sharon Murley both left Highdowns near Camborne – where they have lived for nine years and 10 years respectively – to move to a village near Redruth.   The pair now live at Meadow View, a new […]

April 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Priory Group announces merger of two adult care services

Priory Group announces merger of two adult care services

The Priory Group has today merged its two adult care divisions, Craegmoor and Amore Care, to create Priory Adult Care, one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist adult care.   This new division, which will be operational from 3 April 2017, will be headed by new Chief Executive, Jim Willis, previously the Managing Director […]

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