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Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

The First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damian Green, has announced today that the Government will publish a Green Paper on care and support for older people by Summer 2018. The Paper will set out plans for how Government proposes to improve care and support for older people and tackle the […]

16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia Care Innovation Award goes to MacIntyre Dementia Project

Dementia Care Innovation Award goes to MacIntyre Dementia Project

The MacIntyre Dementia Project team is delighted to have won the Outstanding Dementia Care Innovation Award at the Dementia Care Awards, following a successful few days at UK Dementia Congress. The award recognises the vital role of innovation in developing high quality services for people living with dementia; in particular, the MacIntyre Dementia Project was […]

16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Encore Care Homes is the first in Dorset to provide an immersive dementia experience

Encore Care Homes is the first in Dorset to provide an immersive dementia experience

Encore Care Homes is the first care group in Dorset to offer a Virtual Dementia Tour, which provides care and health professionals with an inside look into what it’s like to live with dementia, and training on the best ways to support someone suffering with the disease.  Encore manages three care homes in Dorset and […]

10th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Church-goers in Chirk have found the purr-fect way to support those living with dementia

Church-goers in Chirk have found the purr-fect way to support those living with dementia

Church-goers in Chirk have found the purr-fect way to support those living with Dementia, as they have donated a life-like ‘Dementia Friendly Cat’ to the local Chirk Court care home. “The congregation at St Mary’s Church are helping the town to embrace the opportunity to be a dementia friendly community. The battery-operated cat is incredibly […]

8th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Sale independent living service adds to dementia offer with new Memory Cafes

Sale independent living service adds to dementia offer with new Memory Cafes

Trafford Housing Trust’s independent living service, TrustCare, has launched its first Memory Café in Sale, Greater Manchester to support people living with dementia. Located at sheltered housing scheme, Manor Court, the Memory Café offers a welcoming space for people living with dementia, their families and caregivers to meet and take time out in a relaxed […]

30th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Sandown Park care home in Windsor is bringing generations together

Sandown Park care home in Windsor is bringing generations together

Sandown Park care home in Windsor is bringing generations together by working with a local pre-school.  Every fortnight, the home welcomes children from local group ‘First Steps’ to spend time in the home, interacting and socialising with the residents. The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, provides high quality care for up […]

20th October 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Ticking time bomb’ as homelessness rises in the over sixties

‘Ticking time bomb’ as homelessness rises in the over sixties

The nation is facing a “ticking time bomb” in the number of homeless older people after latest figures showed an alarming rise of 130 per cent since its lowest point eight years ago, councils warn today. The Local Government Association says that older homelessness is a growing hidden phenomenon that needs greater understanding.   Latest […]

13th October 2017 | By | Reply More
MP for Cheltenham joins care home for dementia awareness event

MP for Cheltenham joins care home for dementia awareness event

MP for Cheltenham Alex Chalk joined businesses, relatives and members of the public at Whittington House Nursing Home to share knowledge of dementia through two special events held recently. Two dementia awareness events took place at the home, one aimed at family members of those living with dementia and the other at local businesses and […]

11th October 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Councils fail to alert ‘mentally impaired’ who are missing out on council tax reduction

Councils fail to alert ‘mentally impaired’ who are missing out on council tax reduction

Professor of Psychiatry for Older Adults John Wattis comments on the tens of thousands of vulnerable people who could be missing out on a council tax discount and who pays for dementia ‘care’. Missing out! “The BBC reports that ‘tens of thousands’ of vulnerable people could be missing out on a council tax discount.  People […]

5th October 2017 | By | Reply More
UK Head of Memory Care and Programming appointed by national care providers

UK Head of Memory Care and Programming appointed by national care providers

Leading care providers Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare (UK HQ in Beaconsfield) have appointed award-winning dementia innovator Jackie Pool as UK Head of Memory Care and Programming. Jackie will be working across both providers to boost quality and innovation in its dementia services. Jackie has over 30 years’ specialist dementia care experience as […]

25th September 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
CQC award top rating to Gloucestershire learning disability service

CQC award top rating to Gloucestershire learning disability service

A service in Moreton-in-Marsh supporting people with learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Gloucestershire DCA (Domiciliary Care Agency), run by national learning disabilities charity Hft, was described as “exceptionally caring” and “extremely responsive” following its inspection at the end of June.  […]

21st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Plymouth pupils take part in scheme to help understand dementia

Plymouth pupils take part in scheme to help understand dementia

Residents and staff at Camelot Care’s Freshfields Nursing Home in Plymouth are looking forward to taking part for the second time in the Archie Project, a scheme that links local schools with people with dementia in the community. Part of Reminiscence Learning, a West Country-based charity that aims to promote, maintain and improve activity and […]

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Bield Wins £72k Funding to Support Innovative Services

Bield Wins £72k Funding to Support Innovative Services

Around 350 older people across Scotland are set to benefit after a leading housing and services provider landed a £72,000 funding boost. Bield will use the funds to ensure the continued provision of a number of additional services for residents, service users and their families, including dining out experiences for people with dementia, IT projects […]

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Caring Kai welcomed at Watford care home

Caring Kai welcomed at Watford care home

Staff at The Chase Care Centre in Watford have welcomed their youngest ever ‘Dementia Friend’. In early August, 10-year-old Kai Roberts, who lives in Wales, went to the home to visit his Nanny, Jo Mosses, who manages the home.  Whilst visiting, Kai quickly demonstrated his natural, caring demeanour with residents, many of whom live with […]

6th September 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Sunrise of Purley and Bucks New University Collaborate to Improve Dementia Care

Sunrise of Purley and Bucks New University Collaborate to Improve Dementia Care

An exciting collaboration on dementia care is underway after members of staff from Buckinghamshire New University visited Sunrise of Purley to learn about its high-quality care techniques. The Skills and Simulation Team at the university is seeking to enhance its nursing teaching programme and has drawn inspiration from the dementia-friendly environment at Sunrise of Purley, […]

30th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Poet thanks dementia care centre residents who provided inspiration for his Eisteddfod crowning glory

Poet thanks dementia care centre residents who provided inspiration for his Eisteddfod crowning glory

A poet returned to a dementia care centre to say a big thank you to the residents who inspired him to write the powerful piece which won a major prize.   Gwion Hallam, whose day job is a television producer, worked on an eight-week community project for Literature Wales which saw him visiting dementia homes. He […]

29th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care village residents have been making waves at a dementia-friendly sponsored swimming event

Specialist care village residents have been making waves at a dementia-friendly sponsored swimming event

Residents of specialist care village, Belong Crewe, have been making waves at a dementia-friendly sponsored swimming event, organised to raise money to expand the range of activities and resources available at the village. Residents, staff members and residents swam a total of over 15 kilometres (900 widths) during the hour-long sponsored swim at Crewe Lifestyle […]

24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Healthwatch report is another signal that social care is in crisis-Alzheimer’s Society

Healthwatch report is another signal that social care is in crisis-Alzheimer’s Society

Healthwatch England have analysed the experiences of 3,415 home care users, their families and front line staff across 52 local areas between August 2015 and June 2017. Over 400,000 people with dementia use home care services. Most people surveyed were positive about their home care , saying it was an invaluable service that enabled people […]

24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

Three quarters of people in midlife would make lifestyle changes now to reduce their risk of developing dementia in future, the UK’s biggest dementia charities have found. The news follows a pilot of dementia risk reduction messaging in NHS Health Checks for those aged 40-64. The findings reflect the increasing public appetite to understand modifiable […]

14th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Touring theatre troupe has Bridgwater residents on their feet

Touring theatre troupe has Bridgwater residents on their feet

Residents at a Bridgwater dementia care home were on their feet and singing their hearts out last week when a professional touring theatre troupe came to perform a range of songs from the ‘40s through to the ‘70s with a ‘Music Through The Decades’ show. The hits ranged from Glen Miller through to Abba, with […]

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