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Social care charity are guests of honour at St Helens R.F.C. versus Huddersfield Giants

Social care charity are guests of honour at St Helens R.F.C. versus Huddersfield Giants

Thirty people from the charity Community Integrated Care were invited as guests of honour to the St Helens R.F.C. versus Huddersfield Giants rugby league game on Friday 7th April, offering a unique match day experience for people supported, their families and carers.   The event was arranged as part of Community Integrated Care’s new partnership […]

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Caister care home aims to make Great Yarmouth a ‘dementia friendly’ town

Caister care home aims to make Great Yarmouth a ‘dementia friendly’ town

A group of carers and nurses from a residential nursing home in Caister-on-Sea is launching a brand new project to help make Great Yarmouth ‘dementia friendly’ by setting up a free fortnightly support group at the home, with the first gathering taking place last week. Christine Morgan, who manages Claremont House & Lodge which was […]

April 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lord Mayor of Oxford attends dementia awareness event at local care home

Lord Mayor of Oxford attends dementia awareness event at local care home

THE Lord Mayor of Oxford Mohammed Altaf-Khan praised the ‘excellent facilities’ at Wytham House where he attended a dementia awareness event last week. The Lord Mayor, who previously visited the Caring Homes residential, nursing and dementia care home to plant a rose bush when it opened last year, attended the event along with representatives from […]

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Barnsley teacher becomes one of the youngest to die of dementia

Barnsley teacher becomes one of the youngest to die of dementia

A Barnsley family have spoke of their devastation after their son became one of the youngest people to die from dementia – at just 40 years old.   Gareth Wilmot, a teacher from Barnsley passed away on Monday after a five year battle with frontotemporal dementia, a savage and rapidly-advancing form of the disease. He was hit with […]

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and NHS England have announced changes to the way drugs are evaluated and funded. Under the test, new treatments that will cost the NHS more than £20 million per year for the first three years could be gradually introduced in a way that is more affordable to […]

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cheshire care home takes time for Dementia UK’s ‘Time for a Cuppa’ campaign

Cheshire care home takes time for Dementia UK’s ‘Time for a Cuppa’ campaign

Astbury Lodge care home in Ellesmere Port joined the nation for a brew when it took part in this year’s ‘Time for a Cuppa’ campaign in support of Dementia UK.    Residents at the Croftwood Care-run home enjoyed an afternoon of high tea in the company of friends and family, complete with bone china tea […]

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pioneering apprenticeship at Yeovil nursing home

Pioneering apprenticeship at Yeovil nursing home

Playing its part in helping create the Government’s promised three million new apprenticeships by 2020, Yeovil College has been working with specialist dementia-care providers Camelot Care to develop an innovative new apprenticeship pathway, with the first apprentice starting his training this February.   Matthew Wright, aged 20, has just begun working at Acacia Nursing Home […]

March 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents take part in dementia research exhibited at FACT Liverpool

Care home residents take part in dementia research exhibited at FACT Liverpool

Residents and their families from Green Heys Care Home, in Liverpool, have participated in a pioneering artistic research project that explores the impact that touch can have in promoting stimulation and emotional connection in dementia care. The findings were revealed to participants for the first time during a special exhibition launch at FACT (Foundation for Arts […]

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Local care home hosts Huntingdon’s first ever Dementia Friends session

Local care home hosts Huntingdon’s first ever Dementia Friends session

Ferrars Hall Care Home recently had the pleasure of hosting Huntingdon’s first ever Dementia Friends session, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Society. The event drew in lots of local people and businesses, keen to make Huntingdon a more dementia friendly town, Lloyd Pharmacy, Tesco’s and the Alzheimer’s Society to name a few.   The event […]

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society comments-Lack of social care is piling pressure on surgeries and A&Es

Alzheimer’s Society comments-Lack of social care is piling pressure on surgeries and A&Es

Almost 9 out of 10 GPs (89%) think reductions in social care are leading to extra pressures in their surgeries, reports the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) today. The poll of over 1000 GPs reveals an overwhelming 92% of GPs think social care services are failing to give patients sufficient care. And even more GPs […]

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lack of dementia care training and social care funding leading to elder abuse figures-Alzheimer’s Society

Lack of dementia care training and social care funding leading to elder abuse figures-Alzheimer’s Society

Today data from Freedom of Information requests submitted by the BBC Radio 4 programme File on 4 revealed more than 23,000 allegations of abuse have been made against carers working in people’s homes across the UK. Approximately 60% of all homecare is received by people with dementia. An Alzheimer’s Society investigation as part of the […]

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
New memory cafe takes guests on trip down memory lane

New memory cafe takes guests on trip down memory lane

A newly launched monthly ‘memory café’ in Wellfield has given guests the chance to enjoy a nostalgic peek into the past. The new service, hosted by Earsdon Grange, a residential care home for the elderly which also offers care for people living with dementia, has received praise from residents and local healthcare professionals and has […]

February 16, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Hillingdon Mayor and Mayoress drop in to open ‘Memory Lane’

Hillingdon Mayor and Mayoress drop in to open ‘Memory Lane’

A Ruislip care home welcomed Cllr. John Hensley, Mayor of Hillingdon to open the recently completed ‘Memory Lane’ reminiscence street scene. Wendy Man (Deputy Manager) and Sam Cader (Director) of Poplars Care Home gave the Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon a tour of the care home and of the two recently created street scenes. The visit also coincided with […]

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ditch the date and support a person with dementia this Valentine’s Day

Ditch the date and support a person with dementia this Valentine’s Day

  Alzheimer’s Society’s new Side by Side service is urging people across the country to reject romance and seek a different kind of connection this Valentine’s Day, using its new matching service to support a person with dementia.   The UK’s leading dementia charity is launching its innovative new Side by Side service in a […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nottinghamshire care home receives highest quality band and Dementia Quality Mark

Nottinghamshire care home receives highest quality band and Dementia Quality Mark

Clipstone Hall & Lodge in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, has been assessed by Nottinghamshire County Council as being a Band Five care home, the highest rating that can be achieved on the quality rating scale used by the Council.  In addition to this the home has also been awarded the Dementia Quality Mark. The home, which provides […]

February 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bristol care home team provide outstanding care

Bristol care home team provide outstanding care

Brunelcare’s Deerhurst Care and Nursing Home has been awarded with an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), announced by the CQC on 27th January 2017.  Currently, only 1% of adult social care homes within the UK have obtained an overall CQC rating of ‘Outstanding’. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) completed an […]

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
As Better Care Fund fails to deliver have lessons been learned for the future?

As Better Care Fund fails to deliver have lessons been learned for the future?

“Integrating the health and social care sectors is a significant challenge in normal times, let alone times when both sectors are under such severe pressure. So far, benefits have fallen far short of plans, despite much effort. It will be important to learn from the over-optimism of such plans when implementing the much larger NHS […]

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Community Integrated Care supports pioneering dementia research being exhibited at FACT Liverpool

Community Integrated Care supports pioneering dementia research being exhibited at FACT Liverpool

Community Integrated Care is supporting pioneering artistic research that explores the impact that touch can have in promoting stimulation and emotional connection in dementia care. The findings will form part of an upcoming exhibition, ‘Hold’, at FACT (Foundation for Arts and Creative Technology) in Liverpool from 13th to 19th February.   Community Integrated Care is […]

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset Care adds specialist dementia wing to Wells care home

Somerset Care adds specialist dementia wing to Wells care home

On Tuesday 24th January, Fletcher House opened their doors for a very special occasion, the opening of their brand new specialist dementia wing, the Avalon Suite. Residents and staff were joined by relatives, two representatives from the local police force, John North (Deputy Mayor of Wells), Len Swales (Wells Town Crier) and special guest, Hilary […]

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
New care home in Sale, Greater Manchester, moves closer to completion

New care home in Sale, Greater Manchester, moves closer to completion

Work continues on a state-of-the-art new £10m care home in Sale, Greater Manchester, which is now just three months away from completion. Build is well over half way at the new generation 57-bed care facility on Ashlands in Ashton-on-Mersey.  The external brickwork and roof tiling are complete meaning the building is now watertight, and the […]

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