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    The Fremantle Trust appoints Sara Livadeas as Chief Executive

    The Fremantle Trust appoints Sara Livadeas as Chief Executive

    Sara Livadeas has been appointed Chief Executive at The Fremantle Trust, a registered charity and not for profit organisation providing care and support services for older people and adults with a learning disability. She will take up her position on 23rd January 2019. Sara has extensive experience working across social care, health and housing and […]

    13th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Live-in care provider launches campaign to end loneliness

    Live-in care provider launches campaign to end loneliness

    A national live-in care provider has launched a campaign aimed at combatting loneliness this month in honour of their chosen charity, The Silver Line. Promedica24, which provides dedicated live-in care across many regions of the UK, have released a series of images that show a ‘retired’ elf struggling with life on his own following the […]

    10th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    CQC rate Shipley care home Outstanding

    CQC rate Shipley care home Outstanding

    The Care Quality Commission has rated the care being provided at Formations Care Home in Shipley, West Yorkshire to be Outstanding after an inspection in August and September this year. Formations Care Home was rated Outstanding overall and for services that are effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led. Safe was rated as Good. […]

    29th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Social care pressures reflected in Ombudsman’s review of complaints

    Social care pressures reflected in Ombudsman’s review of complaints

    “It’s no longer just one-off mistakes; we’re seeing problems with systems, policies and the way procedures are being applied…” That’s the view of Michael King, Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, as the service launches its annual review of adult social care complaints. Over the past year, the Ombudsman has become increasingly concerned about the […]

    28th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Select Lifestyle staff raise funds for Children in Need

    Select Lifestyle staff raise funds for Children in Need

    Whenever and wherever possible the dedicated team behind Select Lifestyles make sure that they are always doing their part in helping those in need, by participating in special events and fundraising at all given chances throughout the year. So, it goes without saying that they wouldn’t miss the opportunity to give a little more and […]

    26th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Lords ask Minister for clarity on access to medicine after Brexit

    Lords ask Minister for clarity on access to medicine after Brexit

    The House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee has today written to Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (DHSC) asking for clarity on the Government’s contingency preparations to ensure the UK has continued access to medicines and medical products in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. The letter follows […]

    22nd November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Radical action is needed in adult social care

    Radical action is needed in adult social care

    A social care spokesman is to write to every single MP calling for emergency measures to end the crisis in the welfare of our oldest and most vulnerable adults. Mike Padgham, Chair of the Independent Care Group (ICG), says radical action is needed before the 1.4m people currently not getting the care they need grows […]

    21st November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Guinness Care launches flexible care service in Cheshire

    Guinness Care launches flexible care service in Cheshire

    Guests from around the region visited Crewe Hall on Friday to celebrate the launch of Guinness Care’s new Cheshire Care at Home Service. Local MP Laura Smith dropped in to meet care workers who will be delivering the service, as well as local charities and  NHS workers.  The Mayor of Cheshire East, Councillor Lesley Smetham […]

    16th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Calls for national tax rises to pay for adult social care

    Calls for national tax rises to pay for adult social care

    The Government must make the case for national tax rises – including to either Income Tax and/or National Insurance – to secure the long-term future of adult social care services, council leaders say today. At the National Children and Adult Services Conference which starts in Manchester today, the Local Government Association is publishing its response […]

    14th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    WorldSkills UK 2018 Health & Social Care Competition announces final competitors

    WorldSkills UK 2018 Health & Social Care Competition announces final competitors

    The eight finalists competing for the title of WorldSkills UK Health and Social Care Champion 2018 have been announced. WorldSkills UK is part of the world’s largest vocational training competition and this year’s final will take place in front of over 80,000 people at WorldSkills UK Live, which is being held at Birmingham’s NEC on […]

    7th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Wokingham care team work hard to go from CQC’s ‘Requires Improvement to ‘Good’

    Wokingham care team work hard to go from CQC’s ‘Requires Improvement to ‘Good’

    Staff and residents at an Optalis care home in Wokingham have been celebrating with a tea party following a ‘Good’ CQC inspection.   Suffolk Lodge, which provides a service for up to 40 older people living with dementia and/or a physical disability, was recognised for delivering personalised care and support to residents as well as […]

    1st November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Budget- £650m props up social care but ignores the real problems within the care sector

    Budget- £650m props up social care but ignores the real problems within the care sector

    In response to Phillip Hammond’s announcement of a further £650m for social care in today’s budget, in addition to the £240m announced last month, Alzheimer’s Society Chief Executive Jeremy Hughes said: “£650m to prop up the broken social care system only just staves off total collapse. It does nothing for people with dementia who are footing the bill themselves, […]

    29th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care operators call on the Chancellor to ‘rescue’ social care – Budget news

    Care operators call on the Chancellor to ‘rescue’ social care – Budget news

    Care providers are calling on the Chancellor to include a rescue plan for the struggling social care sector in next week’s budget. The Independent Care Group says the country desperately needs measures to help the 1.4m people who are currently going without the care they need. And they say supporting social care makes sense not […]

    26th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Wilmslow home care provider becomes Cheshire’s first to be Outstanding in all areas

    Wilmslow home care provider becomes Cheshire’s first to be Outstanding in all areas

    Carefound Home Care becomes Cheshire’s first to be rated Outstanding in all areas by CQC, making it the first home care service in Cheshire and one of the only services in the UK to achieve this accolade. Carefound Home Care provides personalised home care services to elderly people enabling them to remain at home regardless […]

    24th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Big love for the art of motorbike maintenance

    Big love for the art of motorbike maintenance

    A love of motorbikes and bicycles is propelling a young man with autism towards a fulfilling future since he told staff at his supported living service about his desire to make a living from his hobby.    When Gary White moved into South Road in Forest Hill, London, in June 2018, he brought with him two […]

    23rd October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Public warned ‘We are sleeping into a care crisis’

    Public warned ‘We are sleeping into a care crisis’

    As the Chancellor prepares to deliver Autumn Budget, research reveals public unaware of dementia costs and leading charity demands urgent social care investment.  The general public are oblivious to the catastrophic costs of dementia care, with many believing it is free on the NHS, according to YouGov figures (1) released today by Alzheimer’s Society. People […]

    23rd October 2018 | By | Reply More
    What does a ‘no deal Brexit’ mean for health and social care?

    What does a ‘no deal Brexit’ mean for health and social care?

    Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has submitted evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s inquiry into the impact of a ‘no deal Brexit’ on health and social care.   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: “The prospect of a No-Deal Brexit only […]

    17th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Government should support care services to combat loneliness

    Government should support care services to combat loneliness

    Care providers say the Government should support existing services to help tackle loneliness as well as introduce new measures. As the Prime Minister launched the first government loneliness strategy, The Independent Care Group called for more to be done to support services that are already available but under-funded. The new strategy allows GPs to refer […]

    16th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care providers give guarded welcome to extra £240 m for social care

    Care providers give guarded welcome to extra £240 m for social care

    Care providers have given a guarded welcome to today’s announcement of an extra £240m for the social care system this winter, as announced by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock, at the Conservative Party Conference. The Independent Care Group (ICG) says the money must go to front-line workers and is, at any rate, a […]

    3rd October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Associated Retirement Community Operators responds to inquiry into Housing for Older People

    Associated Retirement Community Operators responds to inquiry into Housing for Older People

    The Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO), the main body representing the private and not-for-profit older people’s housing-with-care sector in the UK, has issued a statement on the Government’s response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee inquiry into Housing for Older People. Executive Director Michael Voges said: “The Retirement Community sector holds the key […]

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