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Carter Jonas assists Royal British Legion Industries with its modernisation plans to help former armed forces personnel

Carter Jonas assists Royal British Legion Industries with its modernisation plans to help former armed forces personnel

  Carter Jonas has been appointed by Royal British Legion Industries as its Estates Advisor to provide expert strategy, planning, architectural and development advice. The vision is to create greater capacity across the organisation’s 70 acre estate in Kent to ensure that more former armed forces personnel can benefit from RBLI’s care and retraining services. […]

November 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lack of community services to support carers is piling pressure on NHS emergency care

Lack of community services to support carers is piling pressure on NHS emergency care

Due to a lack of appropriate support in the community, unpaid carers are reluctantly taking their loved ones to A&E, according to new research published today by Carers UK [1]. The charity’s report comes as the NHS prepares for its annual challenge of increased A&E visits and hospital admissions during the winter months.   Carers identified […]

September 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
CLS Care Services awarded Investors in People Gold standard

CLS Care Services awarded Investors in People Gold standard

CLS Care Services, comprising Belong Villages and CLS Homes, is celebrating after being awarded the Gold Standard by Investors in People (IIP), the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management.   While CLS has held IIP accreditation since 2005, this is the first occasion that the care provider has been awarded the Gold Standard, joining the […]

July 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Loretto Care leaders recognised for 90 year service to Community Nursing

Loretto Care leaders recognised for 90 year service to Community Nursing

Senior staff at Loretto Care have been recognised for their lifetime commitment to community nursing.     Martin Glackin, Glenn Harrold and Sue Johnston received Community Nursing Awards for Long Service from the Queen’s Nursing Institute in Scotland.     Between them the three senior Loretto Care staff have devoted 90 years to nursing – […]

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Plymouth care service for adults with learning disabilities gets ‘Outstanding’ from CQC

Plymouth care service for adults with learning disabilities gets ‘Outstanding’ from CQC

A service in Plymouth, Devon, that provides care and accommodation for adults with learning disability and associated conditions such as Asperger’s and autism has been given an “outstanding” rating following an unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission. Douglas House in Restormel Terrace, Mutley, Plymouth is a residential care home operated by Regard, the UK’s […]

February 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care service for young adults in Cambridgeshire is rated Outstanding by CQC

Care service for young adults in Cambridgeshire is rated Outstanding by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Orchard Manor Transition Service in Meldreth, Cambridgeshire to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in August. Orchard Manor Transition Service is registered to provide accommodation and personal care on a long or short stay basis for young adults with profound disabilities and […]

November 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Older people with multiple health conditions to benefit as pioneering integrated care scheme is expanded through new partnerships across England

Older people with multiple health conditions to benefit as pioneering integrated care scheme is expanded through new partnerships across England

An award-winning integrated care scheme in Cornwall which has helped cut unplanned hospital admissions amongst older people by almost half* is being rolled out across England in a bid to ease pressure on health and care services. The Age UK integrated care programme, developed together with the Living Well programme in Cornwall and the Isles of […]

April 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Cambian Group acquires By the Bridge

The Cambian Group acquires By the Bridge

The Cambian Group, provider of specialist behaviour health services now has additional capabilities to deliver a complete and differentiated service offering for looked after children.   The Cambian Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist care and education, has today acquired By the Bridge, an independent fostering provider who cares for 516 children […]

March 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
NHS Confederation response to NHS England’s plans for redesigning care

NHS Confederation response to NHS England’s plans for redesigning care

Responding to NHS England’s announcement on transforming patient care, Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “Today’s naming of 29 vanguard sites, many of which are our members, is to be welcomed.   “Improving services by helping different parts of health and social care work better together is essential for the future of […]

March 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Getting the sums right – How to sustainably finance personal health budgets

Getting the sums right – How to sustainably finance personal health budgets

Personal health budgets are “complex” to introduce but the financial challenges of implementing them can be minimised if providers and commissioners work together,  according to a briefing paper published yesterday ahead of their expansion from next month. Getting the sums right – How to sustainably finance personal health budgets is published by the NHS Confederation […]

March 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
New care company launches across the UK to provide care and companionship to the forgotten elderly

New care company launches across the UK to provide care and companionship to the forgotten elderly

Great Minders, www.greatminders.com the brainchild of the directors behind one of the UK’s most successful childcare agencies, launches today to fill the gap in the market for elderly care across the UK. It comes at a time when Government cuts have all but halted free care for low or non-medial elderly people, and therefore offers […]

February 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Weald Care celebrates Living Wage commitment

Weald Care celebrates Living Wage commitment

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Weald Care Limited, has today, accredited as a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Weald Care Limited, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers; receive a minimum hourly wage of £7.85 – significantly higher than […]

December 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Short Breaks Fund Keeps Pioneering Dementia Service Going

Short Breaks Fund Keeps Pioneering Dementia Service Going

Bield, one of Scotland’s leading providers of housing and care services for older people has received over £20,000 to continue their pioneering dementia support service. Bield’s Whitehill Court in Kirkintilloch currently runs an evening care service for people with dementia and thanks to the support of the Short Breaks Fund, which is resourced by the […]

October 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Online ‘over the fence’ support launched for help to stay at home

Online ‘over the fence’ support launched for help to stay at home

A new independent website, offering friendly help and advice to those who are starting to need a bit of extra help or care at home, has been launched with the support of a Scottish Government grant.  The site – overthefence.org.uk – has been developed by Scottish charity Outside the Box in response to the new self-directed support […]

October 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Webroster Ltd exhibit mobile workforce management solutions at the Care Show

Webroster Ltd exhibit mobile workforce management solutions at the Care Show

Webroster Ltd will be profiling the release of the latest version of its software; Webroster.net version 3.2, on stand G62 at the Care Show. Webroster.net is a web based software system widely used within the care industry for workforce scheduling and monitoring. The system is ideal for organisations with a bank of field based carers […]

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Government must provide CCTV grants to get the ball rolling on stamping out abuse

The Government must provide CCTV grants to get the ball rolling on stamping out abuse

The Government must provide CCTV grants to get the ball rolling on stamping out abuse, says Ridouts   There have been many well-publicised failings in care homes across the country recently, where institutional abuse has been uncovered. Surveillance cameras have been hailed as a possible solution to this, to refocus on accountability and transparency and […]

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
SAGA comments on Conservative GP promises

SAGA comments on Conservative GP promises

GP announcement welcomed as twice as hard now to book a GP appointment than it was five years ago say over 50s The Conservatives announcement that access to a GP will be available 7 days a week following next years’ General Election will be welcome news to young and old alike, many of whom have […]

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dame Joan Stringer appointed as Chairperson of Community Integrated Care

Dame Joan Stringer appointed as Chairperson of Community Integrated Care

National social care charity Community Integrated Care is proud to announce the appointment of Dame Joan Stringer as the Chair of its Board of Trustees. Community Integrated Care is one of Britain’s biggest social and health care charities. It supports over 5000 people with learning disabilities, mental health concerns, autism and age-related needs – such […]

September 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care providers write warning letter to council after court battle

Care providers write warning letter to council after court battle

  Concerned social care providers have written to a local authority to warn them that despite the outcome of a legal challenge, their fears about delivering safe care to older and vulnerable adults in their area remain. A group of providers mounted a legal challenge against Herefordshire Council after it imposed an unacceptable maximum price […]

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Additional level of security added to Webroster Bee App

Additional level of security added to Webroster Bee App

Webroster’s field staff app, Bee, is an Android app which combines electronic call monitoring (ECM) with the functionality for field staff to view their own working schedules, bookings and client information. The Webroster development team have recently built in additional security using SQL Cipher, raising the data security bar far beyond that offered by the Android operating […]

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