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    Shropshire’s largest independent care provider announces new chief executive

    Shropshire’s largest independent care provider announces new chief executive

    Shropshire’s largest independent care provider has announced the retirement of its long-standing chief executive and the name of his successor. David Coull has been at the helm of Coverage Care Services for the last 15 years, in which time the company has constructed five modern, purpose-built care homes in the county as part of its […]

    12th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Christmas comes early for Port Glasgow pensioners

    Christmas comes early for Port Glasgow pensioners

    OLDER people at a Port Glasgow retirement housing development got into Christmas spirit as they celebrated the festive season with a double whammy of events. Tenants at Bield’s Crosshill Gardens development tucked into a staggering 52 Christmas dinners as part of their annual Christmas party on Wednesday 12th December. Guests and tenants were served a […]

    7th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Music can unlock the person trapped inside the care home ‘patient’- Donate today

    Music can unlock the person trapped inside the care home ‘patient’- Donate today

    Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, is working in partnership with Music & Memory to enhance the quality of life for people with dementia through personalised music. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: “The positive power of music for people with dementia cannot be underestimated. […]

    13th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    75% of disabled people and their families have no long term support plan

    75% of disabled people and their families have no long term support plan

    National disability charity, Sense, delivered its #HelpFamiliesPlan petition to Number 10 Downing Street. More than 35,000 people have joined Sense in calling on it to become compulsory that councils ensure disabled people aged 25 and over are supported to have a plan in place for their future care and support. Sense have been campaigning on […]

    6th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    New partnership between CareTech and EY Foundation offers bright future for care leavers

    New partnership between CareTech and EY Foundation offers bright future for care leavers

    In a first for the care sector, the CareTech Foundation is partnering with social mobility charity EY Foundation to create programmes which promote careers within the care sector and help care leavers fulfil their potential by moving successfully into further education and employment. Only 6% of young people in care go on to further education […]

    21st November 2018 | By | Reply More
    End of life care excellence recognised at brain Injury service

    End of life care excellence recognised at brain Injury service

      Two neurological rehabilitation specialist units in Northampton have completed Gold Standards Framework (GSF) for its end of life care. Christchurch View and Loyd House were awarded the Quality Hallmark certificate by GSF for demonstrating excellence in care standards and showcasing evidence based best practice in end of life care. The certification process includes assessment […]

    12th November 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
    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
    Suffolk care service found to be Outstanding by Care Quality Commission

    Suffolk care service found to be Outstanding by Care Quality Commission

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Mid Suffolk Home First in Stowmarket, Suffolk, to be Outstanding following an inspection in July.    Mid Suffolk Home First is provided by Suffolk County Council. The service provides a reablement service and a longer term care service. The reablement service supports older […]

    22nd October 2018 | By | Reply More
    NHS England chief executive praises Northern approach to supporting older people

    NHS England chief executive praises Northern approach to supporting older people

    The North’s innovative approach to addressing the challenges posed by an ageing population was heralded as a driving forcing for change at a recent event. ‘I-Care about Frailty: A Regional Approach’ attracted key national health figures to the North East including Simon Stevens, NHS England’s chief executive, and Dr Dawn Moody, also from NHS England, […]

    20th September 2018 | By | Reply More
    MS Society calls on Government to end catastrophic care costs

    MS Society calls on Government to end catastrophic care costs

    New analysis from the MS Society suggests a person with multiple sclerosis (MS) could face costs of £110,000 for social care over the course of their lifetime[1]. The charity has also discovered that two in three local authorities in England have introduced new, or increased, charges for care in the past three years – putting […]

    18th September 2018 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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