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    Community Integrated Care at the International Business Festival

    Community Integrated Care at the International Business Festival

    Community Integrated Care’s insight in promoting arts, culture and person-centred support in dementia care settings gained global attention at the recent International Business Festival in Liverpool. In December 2017, Community Integrated Care collaborated with NHS Halton CCG, Halton Borough Council, The University of the West of England and the Super League team, Widnes Vikings, to […]

    8th August 2018 | By | Reply More
    Milford Care Residents Take Part in Dementia Design Exhibition

    Milford Care Residents Take Part in Dementia Design Exhibition

    A design student from Birmingham University has been working with the staff and residents at Spencer Grove Care Home in Belper to create an amazing design project focussed on design and dementia.   Ellie Stanton, textiles, print and surface design student has been selected to display her work, alongside 16 other students at London’s New […]

    7th August 2018 | By | Reply More
    Proposed new income tax to fund elderly social care in Wales would be “throwing good money after bad”

    Proposed new income tax to fund elderly social care in Wales would be “throwing good money after bad”

    A proposed new income tax to fund elderly social care would be “throwing good money after bad” unless there’s radical reform of the whole system, it’s been warned. The idea for the tax of between one per cent and three per cent was recommended in a report by top economist Professor Gerard Holtham which was […]

    31st July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bristol Council publishes new social care plan for ‘radical change’

    Bristol Council publishes new social care plan for ‘radical change’

    Bristol City Council has published a plan which sets out the new way it intends to work with care and support providers to transform services available for vulnerable adults. This is the first time the council has published a plan of this kind and it comes in response to the challenges of having a growing […]

    31st July 2018 | By | Reply More
    The UK is failing to plan housing for a rapidly-ageing population

    The UK is failing to plan housing for a rapidly-ageing population

    THE country is failing to plan enough homes for the UK’s rapidly-ageing population, new research reveals. ‘Solutions to an age old problem’ from national planning and development consultancy Lichfields finds only 16 out of the 149 Local Plans it reviewed have identified a specific requirement for older people’s housing. Out of these, only six have […]

    25th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    As the NHS marks its 70th birthday care leader asks for better support for social care

    As the NHS marks its 70th birthday care leader asks for better support for social care

    Properly funding social care would help transform the next 70 years of the NHS, a care leader said today. As the NHS marks its 70th anniversary, Mike Padgham says the best present it could be given would be better support for social care. He is so worried about the current crisis in the care of […]

    29th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Dream comes true for Rotherham United fan as he meets team

    Dream comes true for Rotherham United fan as he meets team

    A Millers fan with learning difficulties had all of his Christmas’ come at once when he gained VIP access to Rotherham United Football Club to meet the team.   Season ticket holder, Daniel Froud, had breakfast with the clubs manager, Paul Warne, and assistant manager, Richie Barker, before meeting the players and receiving a signed […]

    8th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care Visions secures £2.2m funding facility

    Care Visions secures £2.2m funding facility

    Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has provided a £2.2 million invoice finance funding facility to Care Visions, a leading independent fostering and residential care provider for vulnerable children, adults and the elderly.   Established almost twenty years ago, with its first children’s care home in Scotland, Care Visions has grown rapidly with impressive ambitions for providing […]

    24th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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