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Extra care housing development combats loneliness

Extra care housing development combats loneliness

An extra care housing development in Clapton Common known for its high quality apartments and health and wellbeing activities for the over 55’s is combatting loneliness and isolation with a new befriending initiative. Hanover Housing Association has joined forces with the Compassionate Neighbours Project at Limetree Court to help bring joy to the lives of […]

21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care Inspectorate award coveted six star reviews for West Coast care services

Care Inspectorate award coveted six star reviews for West Coast care services

A leading housing and care provider has received glowing praise from the Care Inspectorate after gaining five and six star reviews for its West Coast services. Blackwood’s Care Home and Care at Home/Housing Support services across North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire and West Dumbartonshire received an overall five star review – a […]

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CQC fines supported living care provider £3,750 for failing to report incidents

CQC fines supported living care provider £3,750 for failing to report incidents

The Care Quality Commission has issued three Fixed Penalty Notices, each for £1,250, against a Barnet care provider – after it failed to report three incidents to the CQC. Lifeways Community Care Limited has been fined a total of £3,750 after admitting the breaches of regulation. During CQC’s inspection of Lifeways Community Care (New Barnet) […]

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Alzheimer’s Society responds to life expectancy figures

Alzheimer’s Society responds to life expectancy figures

In response to updated life expectancy figures from Professor Sir Michael Marmot at UCL Institute of Health Equity, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said “Every day through our helpline we hear how the chronic lack of funding to the social care system over the last decade is devastating people with dementia. This latest analysis […]

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The NHS and care homes could work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare

The NHS and care homes could work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare

Research identifies how the NHS and care homes can work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare to the half million people in residential care Healthcare provision to residents in care homes across England is often ‘erratic and inequitable’, a major three-year study led by the University of Hertfordshire, funded by the National Institute […]

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Mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’ reports CQC

Mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’ reports CQC

CQC warns mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’ – some services responding positively to unprecedented challenges but others must move away from out-dated care that leaves people ‘helpless and powerless’ The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes the findings of its comprehensive inspection programme of all specialist mental health services, giving the most complete […]

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Vulnerable adults being let down by poor social work practice

Vulnerable adults being let down by poor social work practice

Vulnerable people are being forced into situations against their will because care providers are not going through the proper processes, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. In a report published today, the Ombudsman highlights some of the very real concerns it has about the way some of the most vulnerable people in […]

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Dartford MP Gareth Johnson praises home care provider’s new live-in care service

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson praises home care provider’s new live-in care service

An MP has praised a local home care company for launching a new premium live-in care service, which means older people who need round-the-clock care no longer need to leave the comfort of their own homes. Dartford’s MP Gareth Johnson visited local home care provider Bluebird Care Gravesham and Dartford at its offices in Gravesend […]

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CQC approves nurse-led homecare service for Canterbury

CQC approves nurse-led homecare service for Canterbury

Home care provider MyLife Living Assistance has won CQC approval to launch a nurse-led homecare business serving Canterbury. The company already provides home care in the local area and recently received an ‘Outstanding’ rating for caring in its latest CQC report.    It will now be adding high quality, bespoke complex healthcare to its portfolio […]

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Radfield Home Care awarded UK first for ethical business

Radfield Home Care awarded UK first for ethical business

Following months of rigorous scrutiny and analysis, Radfield Home Care is extremely proud to be the first and only company in the UK healthcare sector to gain the prestigious B CorpTM certification. A Certified B Corporation® is a company which has clearly demonstrated its commitment to ethical business and has legally pledged to look after […]

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Scottish home care provider Constance Care acquired by City & County Healthcare Group

Scottish home care provider Constance Care acquired by City & County Healthcare Group

City & County Healthcare Group, the UK’s largest national provider of home care, has acquired Constance Care Limited in a move to strengthen its presence in Scotland.   Constance Care is a family-run Scottish domiciliary care business based in Kilmarnock with six branches covering central and western Scotland. It employs more than 400 staff who […]

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NHS improves dementia care and awareness but more support needed

NHS improves dementia care and awareness but more support needed

The National Audit of Dementia, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) found hospitals have made important changes to improve dementia care, but staff say more support is needed. Hospitals in England and Wales have made many positive changes aimed at making […]

13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
The collapse of social care looms nearer

The collapse of social care looms nearer

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has launched its results of a survey on pay.  The first of its kind, the results of this survey are in line with other key messages from the sector namely the fragility of the system owing to inadequate and unsustainable fees from Local […]

12th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Housing association resident sets sail against the odds

Housing association resident sets sail against the odds

When John Solomon’s car collided with a lorry in Germany, his doctors told him that he was unlikely to be able to drive or walk again. Now the Hanover Housing Association resident in Cornwall is venturing into the world of sailing.   Whilst setting up his own business in Germany, the former computer programmer and […]

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Indonesian choir drops in to sing happy 80th birthday to Irene

Indonesian choir drops in to sing happy 80th birthday to Irene

A choir which had just flown 12,000 miles from Indonesia to Wales to compete at an international festival stopped off to join in the 80th birthday celebrations of a care home resident.   The family of Irene Williams was overcome with emotion as the choir burst into a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday in the […]

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Specialist care provider Exemplar Healthcare announces  CFO appointment

Specialist care provider Exemplar Healthcare announces CFO appointment

Agilitas, a pan-European, mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Whitehead as Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’) of its portfolio company, Exemplar Healthcare (‘Exemplar’), a leading specialist provider of nurse-led residential care for adults with disabilities, with immediate effect.   John Whitehead joins Exemplar from Allied Healthcare where he was interim […]

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Taunton care home undergoes extensive refurbishment

Taunton care home undergoes extensive refurbishment

Taunton care home, Sherford Manor is undergoing an extensive programme of upgrading its facilities to improve the day-to-day experience of its residents. The home, which offers care to both residential and nursing clients, has had a refurbishment of its dementia and nursing units, and improvements were made to the residents’ rooms and the communal areas. […]

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Shropshire LGBT group snaps up Age UK Spirit of Age Equality & Diversity Award

Shropshire LGBT group snaps up Age UK Spirit of Age Equality & Diversity Award

A group that works to provide better services for older and old lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Shropshire has won a national award.   SAND – Safe Ageing No Discrimination – has snapped up the Age UK Spirit of Age Equality & Diversity Award that is given to people or organisations that go […]

11th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion

Unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion

ONS reports unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion, Alzheimer’s Society comments Today Office of National Statistics, ONS Digital has released data revealing the huge bill that unpaid carers save the UK economy. The ONS found spend on social care in England has decreased in real terms (adjusted for inflation) since 2009 – 2010, […]

10th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Three members of staff celebrate 75 years of care in Gillingham

Three members of staff celebrate 75 years of care in Gillingham

Three members of staff from Rogers House, Abbeyfield Kent’s care home in Gillingham, have a combined total of 75 years of caring for our residents.   Lorraine Laker, Pam Hartmann and Val Banfield began their employment at Rogers House when the care home first opened in 1992. The three dedicated staff members have an extremely […]

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