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    Sidcup care home calls on locals to join its lunch club

    Sidcup care home calls on locals to join its lunch club

    One of Sidcup’s leading care homes, Baugh House, is calling on local people to join it for its newly launched lunch club.   The club held at the home in Baugh Road on the last Wednesday of every month is designed to bring people over the age of 65 together.   For just a small […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home operator pledges £100,000 to healthcare charities

    Care home operator pledges £100,000 to healthcare charities

    Award-winning care provider, Hallmark Care Homes is joining forces with Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Care Workers Charity this year in an effort to defeat dementia and ensure no care worker will ever face financial hardship alone.   Employees and residents from Hallmark’s 17 homes and Central Support Office are embarking on fundraising activities for […]

    5th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Fitness instructor works wonders in the Belong Warrington gym

    Fitness instructor works wonders in the Belong Warrington gym

    A Belong Warrington Experience Day customer, who suffered from a stroke in 2011, has recently re-gained strength and mobility, thanks to the help of the village’s specialist fitness instructor, Sian Ryland.   67-year-old John Pugh suffered from a stroke in 2011, which resulted in him losing the ability to fully use his arm and leg […]

    29th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care providers have your say on a national recruitment campaign in adult social care

    Care providers have your say on a national recruitment campaign in adult social care

    Skills for Care is asking for feedback from across adult social care, to explore how a national recruitment campaign might work for the sector. They’re running an open scoping study to explore how a national recruitment campaign could help the sector attract the right people to take up adult social care roles, and want to […]

    11th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    As winter approaches disappointment reigns at lack of Government support for social care

    As winter approaches disappointment reigns at lack of Government support for social care

    Responding to the exclusion of social care funding from today’s Autumn Budget, Margaret Willcox, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said:   “We are extremely disappointed that the Government has not addressed the need for extra funding for adult social care. This means that this winter and throughout next year […]

    22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

    Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

    The First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damian Green, has announced today that the Government will publish a Green Paper on care and support for older people by Summer 2018. The Paper will set out plans for how Government proposes to improve care and support for older people and tackle the […]

    16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Research suggests Government social care cap will not protect the majority

    Research suggests Government social care cap will not protect the majority

    New research from Independent Age and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has found that the government’s proposed lifetime cap on care costs for adults in England would not protect the majority of service users. The cap, currently set at £72,000 and planned to be introduced in 2020, would not include daily living costs. […]

    3rd November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Crewe Care Village opens dementia garden with Bags of Help from Tesco

    Crewe Care Village opens dementia garden with Bags of Help from Tesco

    A community care village in Crewe, run by state-of-the-art care village operator Belong, has officially opened its new dementia garden. The garden was designed by award-winning RHS dementia garden designer Carolyn Hardern and made possible with funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. It is open to the wider community and incorporates multisensory features […]

    3rd October 2017 | By | Reply More
    The NACC engages MPs to help protect Meals on Wheels services

    The NACC engages MPs to help protect Meals on Wheels services

    Meals on Wheels Week returns on 6-10 November 2017 and the National Association of Care Catering (NACC), the event organiser, will be leading a series of activities to raise awareness of the important role the Meals on Wheels service plays in modern society, including a round table discussion with MPs. The debate will engage MPs […]

    28th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Leaked Brexit report on EU migration policy will create ‘a perfect storm’ for social care

    Leaked Brexit report on EU migration policy will create ‘a perfect storm’ for social care

    The ability of the homecare sector to recruit and retain sufficient care workers will be significantly challenged if proposals contained in a leaked Home Office paper on EU migration policy are implemented, says the United Kingdom Homecare Association, the professional body for domiciliary care providers. UKHCA notes that this is a leaked report, which the […]

    6th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care Quality Commission find Leicestershire care home Outstanding

    Care Quality Commission find Leicestershire care home Outstanding

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Diamond House in Beaumont Leys, Leicester, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection in May.  Diamond House provides care and support for up to 44 older people a majority of whom are living with dementia. There were 40 people living at the home […]

    17th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness shines a spotlight on unpaid carers

    Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness shines a spotlight on unpaid carers

    It’s time to start a conversation about caring, as new research from Carers UK shows more action is needed to support unpaid carers who feel isolated and lonely. Greater understanding from friends, colleagues, and the public, as well as more opportunities for breaks and social activities, are all needed to combat a ‘silent epidemic’ of […]

    16th August 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
    Target Healthcare announce further acquisitions in care

    Target Healthcare announce further acquisitions in care

      Target Healthcare, the UK listed specialist investor in care homes, announces that it has completed the acquisition of two properties for a total value of £16.6 million (including acquisition and forward funding costs): The Amwell in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, is an 88 bed home which opened its doors to residents in March 2017. Situated […]

    12th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    £12million care village opens in South Manchester

    £12million care village opens in South Manchester

    Belong Morris Feinmann, a new care village for the Jewish community, has opened its doors in Didsbury, South Manchester, welcoming residents and members of the Jewish community to the new development. Care provider, Belong, has partnered with the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust to create the new £12m facility, which will provide world leading dementia care […]

    30th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Mayor opens new sensory garden in Bicester

    Mayor opens new sensory garden in Bicester

    There’s a new green spot for older people in Bicester to enjoy, after Cllr Les Sibley unveiled a garden oasis at a Hanover Housing Association estate near the town centre.   During a special afternoon tea – which coincided with The Great Get Together – residents at the appropriately named Hanover Gardens were joined by […]

    27th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    UKHCA makes a response to social care proposals announced in the Queen’s speech

    UKHCA makes a response to social care proposals announced in the Queen’s speech

    Today, within the Queen’s speech, the Government has outlined its long terms plans to address the social care crisis. The Government has indicated that the consultation will set out options to improve the social care system and to put it on a more secure financial foundation, supporting individuals, families and communities. Bridget Warr CBE, UKHCA’s […]

    21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Sanctuary Group expands portfolio with purchase of thirty five Embrace care services

    Sanctuary Group expands portfolio with purchase of thirty five Embrace care services

    Leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group has expanded its portfolio of care homes, with the purchase of 35 residential care homes and a supported living scheme from Embrace Group.   The homes, which are largely in Scotland and the North East, will dovetail with Sanctuary’s 68 existing care homes, which are mostly in the […]

    19th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    MHA’s Stoke North Live at Home celebrates 25th anniversary

    MHA’s Stoke North Live at Home celebrates 25th anniversary

    On 14th June, MHA’s Stoke North Live at Home Scheme will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Floral Hall, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent. Taking place from 12.30-3.30pm, The Lord Mayor Cllr Ross Irving and other local dignitaries will be in attendance. Since 1989, the national charity MHA has run Live at Home, local schemes promoting […]

    13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Not enough value placed on unpaid care says general public

    Not enough value placed on unpaid care says general public

    The UK public does not feel that unpaid carers are sufficiently valued, according to a new online public poll published today (12 June) for the start of Carers Week. More than 7 in 10 (74%) of the UK public feel carers are not sufficiently valued by society for the support they provide and this figure […]

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