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University of Bradford asks how ready we are to care for those with dementia

University of Bradford asks how ready we are to care for those with dementia

Caring for people with dementia is mainly done by family members, yet how many feel obliged, rather than willing, to do so? This is the question being posed by researchers from the University of Bradford, as part of a nationwide survey to understand what kind of support would best ease the burden for dementia carers. […]

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Charities join forces to build carer friendly communities

Charities join forces to build carer friendly communities

Eight major charities have combined forces to get communities across the UK involved, encouraging people to register events and pledge support in the run-up to Carers Week 2017 (12-18 June) – a national awareness week that celebrates and recognises the vital contribution made by the 6.5 million people across the UK who currently provide unpaid […]

March 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Jo Cox Commission today highlights the hard truth that chronic loneliness can affect anybody

The Jo Cox Commission today highlights the hard truth that chronic loneliness can affect anybody

The hidden cost of loneliness revealed as MPs and leading organisations come together to continue the work of the murdered MP, Jo Cox. Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, Laura-Alcock-Ferguson, said: “The launch of the Jo Cox Commission today highlights the hard truth that chronic loneliness can affect anybody, and the older you get the more […]

January 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Warm-hearted carer named Care Worker of the Year 2016

Warm-hearted carer named Care Worker of the Year 2016

A warm-hearted carer who devotes her life to looking after other people is going to be looked after herself in truly sumptuous style after winning the top award from Bright Care, the fast-growing Scottish in-home care provider.   Lois McNeill, who works with Bright Care’s Edinburgh branch, has been named Care Worker of the Year […]

January 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Families nominate carer for being a shining star

Families nominate carer for being a shining star

A Hessle care worker has been awarded for her outstanding dedication to care, following praise from residents’ family members. Nancy Faal, who is a carer at The Hollies, on Ferriby Road in Hessle, has been awarded the Shining Star Award, beating hundreds of others to be nominated and awarded. Nancy was presented the award by […]

December 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ninth ‘Outstanding’ rating for national homecare provider

Ninth ‘Outstanding’ rating for national homecare provider

Home Instead Senior Care has secured a ninth ‘outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the inspection of its Oldham and Saddleworth franchise.   The national homecare provider, which cares for more than 8,000 older people across the UK, celebrates this latest outstanding rating with franchise owner Mick Sheehan and his team   […]

December 16, 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
We need your opinion-Feedback needed from unpaid carers in Essex

We need your opinion-Feedback needed from unpaid carers in Essex

Healthwatch Essex is looking for feedback from unpaid carers looking after a friend or relative about their experiences of using online information and support that is available locally. The views of any carer with something to say are welcome – you don’t need to be a computer expert to join in the conversation! “We appreciate […]

September 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Carers UK sets out vision for improving the lives of carers to inform Government’s new Carers Strategy

Carers UK sets out vision for improving the lives of carers to inform Government’s new Carers Strategy

  As the UK approaches the tipping point where the number of older people needing care is predicted to outstrip the number of working age people available to provide it [1], Carers UK has carried out a comprehensive review of how people are supported now, and in the future, to provide care without putting their […]

August 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Home care workers recognised for years of dedicated service

Home care workers recognised for years of dedicated service

Buckinghamshire home care provider, Caremark (Aylesbury & Wycombe) celebrated years of dedicated service of 20 of their care workers at a recent Midsummer event.   The Midsummer celebration provided an ideal opportunity to show the importance of the care worker in the local community and enabled the Whitchurch based company to recognize and celebrate the […]

August 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
ADASS responds to Care Act for Carers report

ADASS responds to Care Act for Carers report

Responding to the Carers Trust report, “Care Act for Carers: One Year On”, ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) President Harold Bodmer said:   “We share the report’s optimism about the transformative potential of the Care Act, and are concerned that 69 per cent of carers say they have noticed no difference since […]

July 4, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Carers celebrated with day of pampering at Warrington care home

Carers celebrated with day of pampering at Warrington care home

Carers at Holcroft Grange, the CLS-run care home in Warrington, were invited to enjoy a relaxing pamper day in recognition of the contributions they have made to the care home, the residents and their families.   Organised by and held at the care home, the pamper day was run by Warrington day spa, Spa Beautiful, […]

June 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Buckinghamshire care home residents say thank you to carers during national awareness week

Buckinghamshire care home residents say thank you to carers during national awareness week

Residents at Wing-based care home, Carey Lodge, in Buckinghamshire surprised the support team with a thoughtful gesture during National Carers Week. More than 100 members of the team at the care home, run by local care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, received a hand-made card created by resident, Doreen Groves, which featured a poem […]

June 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Inadequate support from health services is damaging life chances of UK’s carers

Inadequate support from health services is damaging life chances of UK’s carers

The life chances of many of the 6.5 million people in the UK who care, unpaid, for a disabled, older or ill family member or friend, are being damaged by inadequate support from health services, according to new research launched today for Carers Week 2016 [1].   Carers are key partners in managing the care […]

June 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
BBC launch new online tools to help people living with dementia as part of special season

BBC launch new online tools to help people living with dementia as part of special season

The BBC is launching a range of new online tools to mark Dementia Awareness weeks around the UK.   The tools – ‘RemArc’ and ‘Your Memories’ – have been developed by the BBC to help trigger conversations and memories amongst those living with dementia.  They will continue to be accessible to audiences, including those living […]

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Social care on high alert as junior doctors goes ahead

Social care on high alert as junior doctors goes ahead

The junior doctors’ strike planned for tomorrow 26th and 27th April has placed social care on high alert with providers and care workers standing by to care and support the most vulnerable, often frail elderly and disabled in society, to manage during the industrial action.   Chairman of the Care Workers Charity, Dr Asif Raja, […]

April 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Committed care home worker hosts two Christmas dinners

Committed care home worker hosts two Christmas dinners

A committed care home worker hosted two Christmas dinners, one for family and one for care home residents to ensure no one missed out on celebrating the special day. Freida Biddle, along with three other staff members at Thornton Gardens, chose to work on Christmas Day so that residents at the Care Home in Bonnybridge did […]

January 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lancashire care group calls more people into care industry job roles

Lancashire care group calls more people into care industry job roles

  A leading Lancashire care group is encouraging more people to join the care industry at all levels as demand for high quality care grows.   The family-run Mosaic Care Group, based in Preston, is highlighting the case for working in care and says there are plenty of employment opportunities available.   The call from […]

December 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Report highlights the challenges of caring for people with dementia

Report highlights the challenges of caring for people with dementia

A new report released by Alzheimer’s Research UK highlights the unique challenges faced by carers of people with dementia. There are almost 700,000 people in the UK who care for someone living with dementia. The report aims to understand what it’s like to provide full-time care, and how it can affect daily life. Caring for […]

December 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Half of carers may be missing out on vital support they are entitled to, research finds

Half of carers may be missing out on vital support they are entitled to, research finds

Research carried out by the charity Carers UK shows that half of carers in the UK may be missing out on vital support which they are entitled to. £1.1 billion of Carer’s Allowance (the main benefit available to carers) goes unclaimed every year and 95% of carers who are entitled to funding through Carer’s Credit […]

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