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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 […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care providers look for clarity on social care following General Election

Care providers look for clarity on social care following General Election

The Independent Care Group says the country needs urgent clarity on how the government is going to tackle social care and help the 1.2m people currently living without the care they need. A rapid resolution of the political leadership of the UK is urgent, so that a new Government can build a consensus to secure […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
102 year old Rose uses her right to vote

102 year old Rose uses her right to vote

Staff and volunteers working across Jewish Care are doing all they can to support clients to have their say in today’s election.   102 year old Rose was the oldest Jewish Care resident who chose to vote in person rather than by post commented “it’s something I have always done”. As she was wheeled off […]

8th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Talented Gaynor Jones picks up her pencils again at the Pendine Park care organisation

Talented Gaynor Jones picks up her pencils again at the Pendine Park care organisation

A grandmother who rediscovered the joy of art 50 years after being wrongly told her drawings were no good is looking forward to her first ever exhibition. Talented Gaynor Jones, 57, from Gwespyr, in Flintshire, picked up her pencils again while attending art classes at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham where she receives […]

1st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Older people explore identity and community through engaging arts programme

Older people explore identity and community through engaging arts programme

Last week Jewish Care clients in north London performed original songs and presented photography and artwork at a celebration of a six month long multi-arts project run by award-winning charity Create. The event, which took place at the Michael Sobell Jewish Community Centre, came at the culmination of Create’s creativity:revealed project, which has been bringing […]

31st May 2017 | By | Reply More
Herefordshire care scheme raises over £400 for charity

Herefordshire care scheme raises over £400 for charity

A care facility in Ledbury welcomed the Malvern Male Voice Choir to perform for its residents, raising over £400 for a local charity.   Residents and guests at Leadon Bank Extra Care Housing enjoyed an hour-long performance from the choir last Thursday (18 May), which included amusing solo pieces and three poetry readings based on […]

26th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Brunelcare celebrate 19 years of being awarded Investors in People

Brunelcare celebrate 19 years of being awarded Investors in People

For the 19th year running, Brunelcare have been awarded the Investors in People Standard. This is a standard recognising that Brunelcare is a great employer, is an outstanding place to work and has a clear commitment to sustainability. Investors in People is the standard for people management.  Their standard defines what it takes for organisations […]

12th May 2017 | By | Reply More
South West education and care specialist secures growth funding

South West education and care specialist secures growth funding

The Phoenix Learning and Care Group has agreed a £4.5m refinance facility with the Royal Bank of Scotland to support the future growth of the business as it looks to roll out new sites across the region.   Established in 2006, Phoenix Learning and Care Group is headquartered in Barnstaple and is a well-respected provider […]

11th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Kind-hearted staff at Hampshire care home raise £2,500 for colleague

Kind-hearted staff at Hampshire care home raise £2,500 for colleague

KIND-HEARTED residents and staff at a Hampshire care home have raised thousands of pounds for a much-loved colleague who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Graham Bishop, and his wife Pat, who both work at Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge in Lymington, were overcome with emotion after being presented with a £2,500 cheque by Home Manager […]

20th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Stirling housing support service triumphs with five star review

Stirling housing support service triumphs with five star review

 A Stirling housing and care provider has been heavily praised by the Care Inspectorate after it received a five star review for its services.   The Inspection Report for Blackwood’s Forth Valley Services revealed five star grades in the “care and support” and “management and leadership” categories – a testament to the quality of customer […]

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