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West Yorkshire care homes have it all under control

West Yorkshire care homes have it all under control

West Yorkshire based Czajka Care Group has achieved an infection control rating of more than 98% at all five of its care homes, in recognition of its exceptional cleanliness and hygiene standards, after independent assessors put the homes through a rigorous testing process. The report stated that infection prevention and control management is seen as […]

20th February 2018 | By | Reply More
New care services open in Lutterworth

New care services open in Lutterworth

Care provider Heathcotes Group has opened a new specialist services in Lutterworth, near Leicester, for adults with learning disabilities, mental illness and associated complex needs. Lutterworth View provides eight en-suite bedrooms and 24-hour support from a team of experienced care workers. The facility will employ 16 full-time care staff, all trained in practices which help […]

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New Century Care’s residents treated to extra special Pancake Day celebrations

New Century Care’s residents treated to extra special Pancake Day celebrations

Residents across New Century Care’s 21 care homes were treated to some extra special Pancake Day celebrations on Tuesday.     Chefs at each of New Century Care’s care homes organised a master class in pancake making for the residents – teaching them the best way to make a pancake and how to flip it […]

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Ombudsman offers practical guidance on contracts for social care providers

Ombudsman offers practical guidance on contracts for social care providers

Care providers can now download new guidance from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to help them provide clearer cost information in their contracts for service users. Based on learning from its investigations, the Ombudsman’s guide offers good practice on how to approach Funded Nursing Care (FNC) payments and ensure contracts properly reference them. […]

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Bluebird Care Swindon has appoints a new director

Bluebird Care Swindon has appoints a new director

Care at home provider Bluebird Care Swindon has appointed a new director.   Katrina Simms, who joined the company in 2014 as care manager, becomes operations director, supporting founder and managing director Ben Curtis.   “Katrina has, in the time she has been with Bluebird Care Swindon, played a huge part in helping make it […]

12th February 2018 | By | Reply More
THE GDPR Clock is ticking… are you prepared for the changes?

THE GDPR Clock is ticking… are you prepared for the changes?

What will be your lawful basis for processing and sharing healthcare information under the GDPR? If you are relying on ‘consent’ you might want to think again! Patient sensitive information is the life-blood of the health and care sector. How healthcare data is used is essential to the provision of best care. Keeping information secure […]

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How can adult social care employers get involved in National Careers Week 2018?

How can adult social care employers get involved in National Careers Week 2018?

National Careers and Apprenticeship week will be taking place between 05 and 09 March 2018. It’s a great opportunity to link up with local schools, colleges and job centres to promote adult social care as a positive career choice – and you can help! There are lots of low cost and easy ways you can […]

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Home care services launches in Cheltenham

Home care services launches in Cheltenham

Experienced elderly and dementia care specialist Kelly Hennessey-Ford has been appointed to launch a new high-quality home care service in Cheltenham. Kelly is opening a local branch of SweetTree Home Care Services, one of the UK’s leading care providers, and is in the process of recruiting a team of exceptional carers. SweetTree, established 15 years […]

9th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Teesside care home staff thrilled to have their hard work recognised by CQC

Teesside care home staff thrilled to have their hard work recognised by CQC

STAFF at a Teesside care home are “thrilled” to have their dedication recognised by the care industry watchdog following a recent inspection.   The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has given The Beeches Care Home, in Stockton-on-Tees, the overall rating of “Good”.   Inspectors awarded the rating in all five categories of their assessment – safe, […]

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Brunelcare wins Employee Engagement Award

Brunelcare wins Employee Engagement Award

This month, the charity Brunelcare received an award for the results of a recent employee survey, carried out for the charity by Agenda Consulting. The survey response rate of 58% was good and the overall employee satisfaction level of 85% was extremely positive. Agenda Consulting explain that Brunelcare’s results have been benchmarked against other organisations […]

8th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Care Home Customers Have No Time to Paws With Therapy Pet Visit

Care Home Customers Have No Time to Paws With Therapy Pet Visit

Customers at a Greenock care home have become the latest group to showcase the healthy benefits of pet therapy.   Bunny & Co mobile petting zoo visited Blackwood’s MacLehose Court in Inverclyde with a broad range of animals for the customers to hold and experience.   From rabbits and guinea pigs, to chickens and hens, […]

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Historic underfunding of social care puts severe pressure on care workforce-Report

Historic underfunding of social care puts severe pressure on care workforce-Report

Inaction by the Government in its approach to the social care workforce in England has been roundly criticised in a new report from the National Audit Office United Kingdom Homecare Association welcomed the NAO report for highlighting that a lack of action by the Department of Health and Social Care has not achieved value for […]

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South Devon inclusive choir hits the right notes

South Devon inclusive choir hits the right notes

The New Year has got off to a rousing musical start for staff and the people they support at the Regard Group’s services in South Devon with the launch of a brand new open-to-all choir.   Paige Marley, senior support worker at Victoria, a Plymouth-based residential service for people with learning disabilities and mental health […]

7th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Care firm hailed as a beacon of quality after celebrating unique landmark

Care firm hailed as a beacon of quality after celebrating unique landmark

A pioneering care organisation is celebrating a major milestone for the quality of the service it provides. Pendine Park was the first nursing home in the UK to be awarded a British quality mark 25 years ago. The British Standard 5750 award was presented in 1993 by the then Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for […]

6th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Frogs, spiders, snakes and a skunk are unusual visitors at Ashbourne care home

Frogs, spiders, snakes and a skunk are unusual visitors at Ashbourne care home

Frogs, spiders, snakes and a skunk were just some of the animals that paid a visit to residents at an Ashbourne based care home this week.   Nesta’s Ark, the Derby based mobile educational zoo, visited Milford Care’s Ashbourne Lodge with the array of animals as part of animal assisted therapy.   The aim being, […]

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Report reveals looming heart-breaking care crisis for disabled adults and families

Report reveals looming heart-breaking care crisis for disabled adults and families

3 in 4 (75%) family carers say they have no long-term plan for what will happen when they can no longer provide support to their loved one, according to the disability charity Sense. Over two thirds (67%) of families caring for disabled adults with complex needs live in fear of what will happen to their […]

5th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Tendering process by Birmingham City Council for care home places raises concerns

Tendering process by Birmingham City Council for care home places raises concerns

Care England, a body for independent providers of social care has expressed concern over a new tendering process by Birmingham City Council for care home places for people under 65. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says: “Birmingham City Council has made it quite clear that should providers of social care for people […]

4th February 2018 | By | Reply More
British Red Cross warns of an endless cycle of avoidable hospital readmissions

British Red Cross warns of an endless cycle of avoidable hospital readmissions

In and Out of Hospital, a report published today by the British Red Cross, warns of an ‘endless cycle of avoidable hospital readmissions,’ in which some frail, older or vulnerable people are sent home from hospital, without the right care in place, only to go straight back to emergency departments.   The charity says that […]

3rd February 2018 | By | Reply More
Community fund helps Hanover residents whiff-whaff their new year’s resolutions

Community fund helps Hanover residents whiff-whaff their new year’s resolutions

As thousands of people across the country scramble to lose weight and get fit at the beginning of the year, a group of residents at a retirement development in Brighton have found a unique and fun way of improving their health and wellbeing.   While many of the New Year’s resolutions crowd head to the […]

2nd February 2018 | By | Reply More
Llamas engage with Sidmouth care home residents

Llamas engage with Sidmouth care home residents

Are you dreaming? No, that really is a llama next to the potted plant! This relative of the camel may be the last thing you expect to see wandering around the rooms at Green Tree Court. But their charming, gentle nature makes them an ideal visitor to our nursing and dementia care home. The llamas, […]

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