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    New report addresses stages to help people move out of long-stay inpatient care

    New report addresses stages to help people move out of long-stay inpatient care

    A new report outlines the challenges and solutions to moving people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health conditions out of long-stay inpatient care.   The report from VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group), Transforming care – the challenges and solutions, addresses NHS England’s policy ambition to enable people to move from inpatient settings, closer to […]

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    Change For The Better At Drake House

    Change For The Better At Drake House

    Being involved in planning the décor and furnishings of their new home has been the key to a stress-free relocation for three Plymouth women with learning disabilities and mental health issues.   Their new city-centre supported living service, Drake House, has been a ten-month labour of love by care-providers the Regard Group to ensure its […]

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    Homecare service launched in Swansea with HSBC finance package

    Homecare service launched in Swansea with HSBC finance package

    A Swansea franchisee has opened the city’s first Right at Home homecare service after securing an £83,000 finance package from HSBC.   James Foley, who was awarded the Franchise in Swansea, has used the finance package to launch Right At Home in Fforestfach. The company has already created seven new jobs for the local economy, […]

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    Parkinson’s audit reveals- Neurology and elderly care improved

    Parkinson’s audit reveals- Neurology and elderly care improved

    The results of the 2017 UK Parkinson’s Audit, the largest dataset obtained to date about the quality of care provided to people with Parkinson’s across the UK, have now been released. Developed to address the concerns of professionals, patients and their representatives, the UK wide clinical audit assesses the quality of care provided to people […]

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    Northampton-based brain injury service praised for exceptional leadership

    Northampton-based brain injury service praised for exceptional leadership

    Staff at Abington-based Christchurch Court have been praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for their ‘caring and compassionate’ approach in a recently published inspection report.   The service, which provides specialist residential rehabilitation care and support for up to 17 adults with acquired brain injuries, demonstrated ‘an excellent commitment to providing outstanding care’ according […]

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    Supported Living Service run by The Fremantle Trust secures Outstanding rating

    Supported Living Service run by The Fremantle Trust secures Outstanding rating

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated The Fremantle Trust’s Milton Keynes Supported Living Service as Outstanding. The service enables 107 people with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible and was praised by the Regulator for its ‘empowering and empathetic attitude to support people’s personal development.’ Managed by Lorraine McGinley since 2008, when […]

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    Northumberland home care organisation appoints in-house trainer

    Northumberland home care organisation appoints in-house trainer

    A Northumberland homecare organisation has appointed an in-house trainer to support its expansion plans.   Helping Hands Community Care, which provides social and specialist care to hundreds of people across Northumberland, has welcomed Natalie Perera to its Cramlington branch.   Before joining the organisation, Natalie worked in a range of job roles, including senior lead […]

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    Threadbare social care system failing those with dementia as A&E admissions rise

    Threadbare social care system failing those with dementia as A&E admissions rise

    An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has discovered tens of thousands of people with dementia each year are being admitted to A&E because inadequate social care is leaving them unprotected from falls and infections. The investigation, which involved FOI requests to NHS Trusts in England and a survey of frontline paramedics, revealed a sharp rise in emergency […]

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    Hft hails Royal College of Nursing’s call for NHS pay deal to be extended to social care staff

    Hft hails Royal College of Nursing’s call for NHS pay deal to be extended to social care staff

    Hft hails Royal College of Nursing’s call for NHS pay deal to be extended to social care staff, but warns local authorities must be properly funded to meet rising wage bills   Hft, a national charity that supports adults with learning disabilities, has welcomed the news that the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has written […]

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    Nottingham based domiciliary care agency rated Outstanding by CQC

    Nottingham based domiciliary care agency rated Outstanding by CQC

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Break Barriers Nottingham Ltd, to be Outstanding following inspections in July, August and September 2017.     Break Barriers is a domiciliary care agency which supports people in their own homes who live in the Nottinghamshire area.   Inspectors found staff were caring and […]

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    Not-for-profit care village operator appoints operations manager for growing home care service

    Not-for-profit care village operator appoints operations manager for growing home care service

    Not-for-profit care village operator, Belong, has appointed Jo Ball as operations manager for the organisation’s growing home care service, Belong at Home.   Jo joins Belong from Home Instead, and, over the last seven years, she has held the posts of senior care manager, national quality support manager, and latterly, operations manager. She joins Belong […]

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    Young people’s Bristol care home rated Outstanding by CQC

    Young people’s Bristol care home rated Outstanding by CQC

    A BRISTOL care home for young adults with severe and complex learning difficulties has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Aurora Hyde Lodge on Westbury Park, received the highest rating possible from the government inspectorate following an unannounced inspection in February this year. Just two per cent of adult social care services […]

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    Shock as care home insolvencies rise

    Shock as care home insolvencies rise

    Care providers are calling for urgent Government action to tackle a growing crisis in social care after the release of shock care home insolvency figures. Today accountants Moore Stephen revealed a leap in care home businesses entering insolvency of 83% – from 81 in 2016-17 to 148 businesses in 2017-18. Moore Stephens says cuts in […]

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    Meryem spreads her wings

    Meryem spreads her wings

    A young woman from Sittingbourne who is living proof that having learning difficulties need not stand in the way of being independent, has written her own account of the progress the right support has enabled her to make over the past year.   Meryem Kizigol, 34, said: “When I came to Park Road at the […]

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    Unwell, unsafe, and unfed –people needing care reveal a shocking picture of neglect in our care system

    Unwell, unsafe, and unfed –people needing care reveal a shocking picture of neglect in our care system

    A survey by the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) (*), of nearly 4,000 people who need care or look after someone who does reveals the damning reality of a care system that is visibly failing and unfit for purpose. Those relying on care revealed their experiences of poor care – in the worst cases amounting […]

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    Alzheimer’s Society comments on Japanese care model

    Alzheimer’s Society comments on Japanese care model

    TODAY Wednesday 9th May, Nuffield Trust publishes a report arguing that the English social care system can learn from the Japanese model. The authors highlighted the following key learning points: Universal access to care, not dependent on where a person lives. An easily navigated system A long-term commitment to the prevention of loneliness and ill […]

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    Research identifies factors to support people to live well with dementia

    Research identifies factors to support people to live well with dementia

    A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to live as well as possible with dementia. The study, led by the University of Exeter and published in the journal Psychological Medicine, found that good relationships, social engagement, better everyday functioning, good physical and mental health, and high-quality care were […]

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    LGA responds to report by Public Accounts Committee on the adult social care workforce

    LGA responds to report by Public Accounts Committee on the adult social care workforce

    Responding to a report by the Public Accounts Committee on the adult social care workforce in England, which states that a credible plan to sustain the underfunded care sector is needed this year, Cllr Linda Thomas, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “This report lays bare the stark facts […]

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    Care England asks that newly appointed councillors get to grips with social care costs

    Care England asks that newly appointed councillors get to grips with social care costs

    Care England, a representative body for independent providers of social care, has again expressed its disappointment over the paltry fee offers from Local Authorities (LAs)  and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: “Yet again, Local Authorities and CCGs are only now beginning to make their fee […]

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    Care boss puts forward plan for care homes to relieve pressure on NHS

    Care boss puts forward plan for care homes to relieve pressure on NHS

    Tony Stein, chief executive of Healthcare Management Solutions, has written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt to outline how care homes could take some of the strain from busy A&E departments.    Mr Hunt recently called for MPs to come up with ideas for ensuring the NHS and social […]

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