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    Not-for-profit care village operator appoints operations manager for growing home care service

    Not-for-profit care village operator appoints operations manager for growing home care service

    Not-for-profit care village operator, Belong, has appointed Jo Ball as operations manager for the organisation’s growing home care service, Belong at Home.   Jo joins Belong from Home Instead, and, over the last seven years, she has held the posts of senior care manager, national quality support manager, and latterly, operations manager. She joins Belong […]

    15th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Unwell, unsafe, and unfed –people needing care reveal a shocking picture of neglect in our care system

    Unwell, unsafe, and unfed –people needing care reveal a shocking picture of neglect in our care system

    A survey by the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) (*), of nearly 4,000 people who need care or look after someone who does reveals the damning reality of a care system that is visibly failing and unfit for purpose. Those relying on care revealed their experiences of poor care – in the worst cases amounting […]

    10th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    England could learn lessons from Japan to address social care crisis

    England could learn lessons from Japan to address social care crisis

    The Government can learn important lessons from the Japanese social care system in achieving public buy-in, an easy to navigate system and a strong focus on prevention of loneliness and ill health, experts suggest today.   These are the key findings from the Nuffield Trust report, What can England learn from the long-term care system […]

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Loneliness minister praises Kent home care provider’s hospital visits service

    Loneliness minister praises Kent home care provider’s hospital visits service

    Tracey Crouch MP, the government minister with responsibility for reducing loneliness in the community, has praised a Kent home care provider’s new hospital visits service during a visit to a Bluebird Care customer.     Bluebird Care launched its hospital visits service in Kent to provide companionship and support to its customers when they are in hospital, in order to reduce feelings of isolation, loneliness and anxiety.    Visits from loved […]

    8th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    SweetTree home care service launches in Kent

    SweetTree home care service launches in Kent

    Experienced care manager Matt Mills has been appointed to launch a new high-quality home care service in Kent. Matt becomes Branch Director for the new Sevenoaks branch of SweetTree Home Care Services, one of the UK’s leading care providers, and has started recruiting a team of exceptional carers. SweetTree, established 15 years ago, serves more […]

    4th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Government must act quickly as social care now on tipping point

    Government must act quickly as social care now on tipping point

    The battle for survival of provider Allied Healthcare signals a descent into crisis for social care and the government must act or thousands more old and vulnerable people will face uncertainty over their care too, a fellow homecare provider warned. Allied Healthcare, which provides care for 13,500 older and vulnerable adults, is seeking a rescue […]

    27th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    North East care provider expands home care services on Teesside

    North East care provider expands home care services on Teesside

    One of the North-East’s care providers, Care Matters, based in Darlington, is to expand its services on Teesside to help more vulnerable people at home. The firm, which employs 80 members of staff, supplies personal and palliative care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patients coming towards the end of their lives are […]

    13th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Sunday Times UK’s Top 100 Best Companies to work for lists social care provider

    Sunday Times UK’s Top 100 Best Companies to work for lists social care provider

    It’s official! North-west London care provider, SweetTree Home Care Services, is one of the UK’s Top 100 Best Companies to work for. SweetTree is the highest-ranked health and social care provider at 35th in the Sunday Times list. The accolade follows just one month after SweetTree was rated ‘Outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission […]

    12th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Dartford Great grandmother celebrates her centenary birthday

    Dartford Great grandmother celebrates her centenary birthday

    Dartford’s newest centenarian celebrated her birthday this week and was treated to a surprise birthday cake by her home care provider, Bluebird Care Gravesham and Dartford.    Former Woolworth’s employee Mabel Poultney celebrated the milestone on Wednesday, with the Queen among her many well-wishers on the day. Mabel enjoyed a surprise party with her family at the weekend, including her fourteen great grandchildren.    Mabel said: “I […]

    9th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Caregiver who gave client a reason to live earns Home Instead Senior Care’s highest accolade

    Caregiver who gave client a reason to live earns Home Instead Senior Care’s highest accolade

    A mum of two from Dudley has earned Home Instead Senior Care’s highest accolade, as a result of her commitment to caring for older people. One client described Lynne Higgins, the newly crowned Caregiver of the Year, as having given them a reason to live.   When this client first came to Home Instead she […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Inspirational care worker wins leadership award

    Inspirational care worker wins leadership award

    A Clarriots Care employee has won the ‘Care Leadership’ award at the Lincolnshire Care Awards which took place last week. A spokesman for the care provider said: “We are delighted for Lucy and proud that our hard work and commitment has been recognised at these prestigious awards. “Everyone at Clarriots Care would like to congratulate Lucy […]

    26th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Northamptonshire home care service rated Outstanding by CQC

    Northamptonshire home care service rated Outstanding by CQC

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Home Instead Senior Care Northampton to be Outstanding following an inspection in November.   Home Instead Senior Care Northampton is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to older adults living in their own houses and flats in the community.   Inspectors […]

    21st February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care worker and client enjoy making music together

    Care worker and client enjoy making music together

    Being able to play a musical instrument is a real gift, but it is even better if you can share that pleasure with another and make music together. This is exactly what care worker Sarah Kent-Davies from Caremark (Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge & Malling) does with one of her clients, Arthur Ellis.   Sarah has had […]

    15th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Lewes Clarriots Care branch brings 70 jobs over three years

    Lewes Clarriots Care branch brings 70 jobs over three years

    A new home care provider has opened its doors in Lewes with the expectation of creating around 70 new jobs over the next three years. Clarriots Care has 10 years of home care experience and was delighted to have the Lewes MP Maria Caulfield in attendance at their recent launch party to officially open their […]

    14th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Home care services launches in Cheltenham

    Home care services launches in Cheltenham

    Experienced elderly and dementia care specialist Kelly Hennessey-Ford has been appointed to launch a new high-quality home care service in Cheltenham. Kelly is opening a local branch of SweetTree Home Care Services, one of the UK’s leading care providers, and is in the process of recruiting a team of exceptional carers. SweetTree, established 15 years […]

    9th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care ‘calendar girl’ Clare receives first London double Outstanding

    Care ‘calendar girl’ Clare receives first London double Outstanding

    Care ‘calendar girl’ Clare receives first London double Outstanding A MUM-of-two who founded a care company in memory of her late parents is the first London home care provider to receive a double Outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).   Clare Jefferies has devoted the last seven years to providing home care and […]

    1st February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Dartford home care provider welcomes Kent MP as new Loneliness Minister

    Dartford home care provider welcomes Kent MP as new Loneliness Minister

    One of Kent’s leading home care providers, Bluebird Care Gravesham and Dartford, has welcomed the appointment of a Kent MP to the post of Minister for Loneliness.    Tracey Crouch, MP for Chatham and Aylesford, has been appointed to head a government-wide group with responsibility for policies connected to loneliness and social isolation, implementing one of the main recommendations […]

    31st January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Efforts by social care teams to cope with winter pressures highlighted by ADASS

    Efforts by social care teams to cope with winter pressures highlighted by ADASS

    “TEAMWORK MAKES THE DIFFERENCE”: ADASS HIGHLIGHTS EFFORTS OF SOCIAL CARE TEAMS TO COPE WITH WINTER PRESSURES  “Whole system” approaches to care, preventative work to keep people out of hospital, and a flu immunisation programme are just some of the measures taken across the country to pre-empt winter pressures affecting Health and Social Care, the Association […]

    30th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bouquets rid Shropshire residents of depressing ‘Blue Monday’!

    Bouquets rid Shropshire residents of depressing ‘Blue Monday’!

    January has long been known as ‘the most depressing month’ – but this Monday has become known as the most depressing day in the whole year as people recover from the fun of Christmas and the weather is still dark and cold. So for the fourth year running, an award-winning Shropshire care provider has taken […]

    18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    New health and social care blueprint will fail without proper funding

    New health and social care blueprint will fail without proper funding

    A new blueprint to revolutionise social care for vulnerable people in Wales will fail unless more money is pumped into the system. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, which represents hundreds of independent providers, spoke out following the publication of the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales. Commissioned following […]

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