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Negative press coverage of care providers is unhelpful and ill informed

Negative press coverage of care providers is unhelpful and ill informed

HPC director Ian Wilkie considers negative coverage of elderly care and asks if the time has come to seek greater support from the media It is possible that the care sector is now so used to seeing negative media coverage that it has collectively become inured to the potentially damaging effects such publicity has on […]

May 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home residents have a wheelie good time raising money for the NSPCC

Care home residents have a wheelie good time raising money for the NSPCC

THORNABY care home residents have wheeled their way around Tees Barrage to raise money for the NSPCC.     The sponsored wheelchair push involved residents and relatives from Mandale House care home, on Acklam Road.   “We walked and wheeled three miles, raising more than £100 in aid of the NSPCC,” said Barbara Dewison, activities coordinator […]

May 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Centenary celebration at a Hartlepool care home

Centenary celebration at a Hartlepool care home

A Hartlepool lady and former WREN, who served during the Second World War, has turned 100. Norma Hall celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by her fellow residents and family who travelled from across the UK and Europe to celebrate at Abbeyvale Care Home, Blackhall. Norma received a special birthday card from the queen, as well as […]

May 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shackletons furniture offer respite to the convalescing

Shackletons furniture offer respite to the convalescing

Shackletons have been chosen by the design consultant Three Percent Ltd to assist with the contemporary look of the Geoghegan Group’s purpose built care centre in Guilford. Specialising in Respite care, Three Percent were looking to create a contemporary environment that would provide a comforting feeling for orthopaedic rehabilitation away from the domestic confines of patients’ homes. […]

May 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
As a hung parliament looks ever more likely Christie + Co looks for clarity in social care

As a hung parliament looks ever more likely Christie + Co looks for clarity in social care

On the eve of the General Election Chris Day, Managing Director of Christie + Co comments: “At Christie + Co we work across such a variety of sectors and understand that our clients and potential clients will all feel the effect of the election outcome, particularly as a hung parliament is looking likely. The commercial […]

May 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Over 3,500 handling injuries are suffered a year by carers in health and social care

Over 3,500 handling injuries are suffered a year by carers in health and social care

Over 3,500 handling injuries are suffered a year by carers in health and social care1, many of which could be avoided by installation of appropriate equipment.   Developments at Clos-o-Mat, Britain’s biggest supplier of accessible bathroom/washroom equipment for in and out of the home, mean that, for a nominal investment, the risk of injury to […]

May 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
May Day merriment at Stocks Hall Ormskirk

May Day merriment at Stocks Hall Ormskirk

A CARE home in Ormskirk, Lancashire celebrated May Day in style with music and entertainment.               Staff and people living at Stocks Hall Ormskirk came together to enjoy the celebration of the Spring festival, May Day.  Wearing their festival attire of flowered headpieces, the lively bunch enjoyed a fun […]

May 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Anchor launches new accreditation for dementia care

Anchor launches new accreditation for dementia care

Leading not-for-profit housing and care provider, Anchor, has developed a new accreditation for its care homes that recognises exceptional care that enhances the lives of people living with dementia. The newly created Anchor Inspires has been developed by Anchor’s in-house dementia experts and is awarded to care homes delivering the highest standards of person-centred dementia […]

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dementia care in Scotland set for transformation

Dementia care in Scotland set for transformation

Bupa and Dementia UK are set to take another big step towards improving dementia care in Scotland after appointing the country’s first Admiral Nurses. Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses developed by the charity Dementia UK who support caring families and join up the different parts of the health and social care system, to ensure […]

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Maritime charity takes home Green Award

Maritime charity takes home Green Award

The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society has taken home the Green Award at the Toast of Surrey Business Awards following efforts to cut its carbon footprint and operate in a more environmentally friendly way. The Awards, run by the Surrey Advertiser and first held in 2009, bring together business leaders from across the county for a […]

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Residents from Porthcawl care home donate to three local charities

Residents from Porthcawl care home donate to three local charities

Residents from the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) care home Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court in Mid Glamorgan have donated to three local charities. Residents presented Sister Gwyneth Poacher MBE, SRN, with a cheque for £250 to the Sandville Self Help Centre. The Centre helps the community in many ways including respite stays, massages […]

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Embrace teams up with charity to promote dementia awareness

Embrace teams up with charity to promote dementia awareness

Embrace has announced its full support for the Purple Angels Campaign, which raises awareness of how to best support people living with dementia, as well as working to change perceptions about the condition. By supporting the campaign, Embrace commit to incorporating Purple Angel’s dementia guide as part of their on-going training programme with all staff. […]

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Carers are taking learning disability to the ballot box

Carers are taking learning disability to the ballot box

The Goole based autism and learning disability care home, Goldcrest House, are taking democratic rights very seriously and ensuring their service users, many of which have autism, access the Ballot Box next month during the elections. Taking a stand and representing the 1.5 million people in the UK with learning disabilities who don’t engage in […]

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home hosts ‘magical’ wedding blessing

Care home hosts ‘magical’ wedding blessing

HISTORY was made when a Dorset care home hosted a ‘magical’ wedding blessing.   A dining room at Colten Care’s Fernhill home in Longham was decked out in flowers for the special occasion.   Newlyweds Lauren and Matthew Dearsley decided to bring their celebrations to the dementia care home so that resident Betty Aldred could […]

April 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
VIP treatment for Violet-Davis Evans who recently celebrated her 107th Birthday

VIP treatment for Violet-Davis Evans who recently celebrated her 107th Birthday

You may remember Violet Davis-Evans, who appeared in a previous featured news item when she celebrated her 107th Birthday at Ashwood Nursing Home. She was made to feel like a VIP with a special gift from Elizabeth Arden and a visit from her local MP. Violet worked for Elizabeth Arden in the 1930’s and in recognition of […]

April 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Where in the General Election 2015 manifesto promises is elderly care?

Where in the General Election 2015 manifesto promises is elderly care?

Care home development specialists Northstar have expressed disappointment that during the election campaigning and manifesto promises none of the main parties seem to have addressed the huge problem of getting new elderly care development moving more quickly, or in sufficient numbers, across the UK. With the housing industry proving to be the main battleground with […]

April 29, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
I’d be lost without it: new videos give a voice to people with dementia.

I’d be lost without it: new videos give a voice to people with dementia.

As part of a new initiative from the Health Innovation Network, a crew from Magneto Films (http://www.magmetofilms.com/) spent three days filming in two South London care homes that open their doors for dementia peer support groups. Magneto’s brief was to capture the views of people with dementia and their carers about peer support, and the […]

April 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care Home Provider’s “Your Vote Counts” Campaign Empowers Older People To Have Their Say

Care Home Provider’s “Your Vote Counts” Campaign Empowers Older People To Have Their Say

The voting campaign launched by the Orders of St. John Care Trust (OSJCT) – one of the UK’s leading care providers – has gathered pace and is creating a real buzz amongst care home residents ahead of the General Election on 7th May, when the Trust will help hundreds of residents get to their polling […]

April 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Centenarians celebrated in pilot TV documentary

Centenarians celebrated in pilot TV documentary

The Fremantle Trust, a local charity and provider of care for older people and adults with a learning disability, has been selected to participate in a pilot TV documentary that celebrates today’s centenarians.  Still in production, the pilot, produced by Landmark Films, focuses on the increasing number of people turning 100 in the UK.  The […]

April 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home provides treat for primary school breakfast club

Care home provides treat for primary school breakfast club

Perry Wood Primary School on Saint Albans Close in Worcester received a boost from its neighbours at Perry Manor care home, in the form of a £1,000 donation towards the school’s breakfast club.   Pupils of all ages who attend the breakfast club were given the opportunity to vote on exactly what equipment the funds […]

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