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    CQC publishes three reports on Inadequate rated care services in London and the South

    CQC publishes three reports on Inadequate rated care services in London and the South

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by three care services in the south region to be Inadequate. Under CQC’s programme of inspections, all England’s adult social care are given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.   When CQC inspected these services, they were […]

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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. […]

    11th November 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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

    30th November 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 […]

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    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 […]

    27th March 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 […]

    10th March 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 […]

    6th March 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 […]

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    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 […]

    10th December 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 […]

    29th October 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 […]

    15th October 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 […]

    30th September 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 […]

    30th September 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 […]

    30th September 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 […]

    4th September 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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