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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 […]

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Nantwich-based home care provider wins company’s top award

Nantwich-based home care provider wins company’s top award

A Nantwich-based home care provider is flying the flag for high quality care in the Cheshire area after being named as its company’s best office in the country for 2017. Paul Best, Managing Director of Clarriots Care Cheshire East, his wife Jane Best and their team were presented with the trophy and certificates earlier this […]

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
LGA responds to latest Which? report on home care providers

LGA responds to latest Which? report on home care providers

Responding to a study by Which? on private home care providers, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “This study sadly reflects the harsh reality of the social care crisis, which is affecting the quality of care provided and its availability. It is a further warning on the […]

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Secretary of State called to act swiftly and tackle the crisis in social care

Secretary of State called to act swiftly and tackle the crisis in social care

A providers’ group has called on Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt to act quickly and tackle the crisis in social care. And they have invited Mr Hunt and his new ministerial team to visit the frontline of social care delivery as soon as possible to see the situation first-hand. The Independent Care Group says on […]

10th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Clarriots Care send out a message of good will during the festive season!

Clarriots Care send out a message of good will during the festive season!

A home care company has released a message of goodwill to elderly, families and neighbours this Christmas.  Clarriots Care, who deliver personalised home care services have created a video illustration to reinforce the message that no one should be alone at Christmas.  Clarriot’s mascot Carey teams up with Santa creating a magical story to ensure […]

4th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Wokingham care provider lends a helping hand this Christmas

Wokingham care provider lends a helping hand this Christmas

Thanks to Wokingham volunteers, regulars at an over 60s Lunch Club got together with their community to enjoy companionship, festive fun and a heart-warming meal. Held at Cornerstone Community Hall and staffed entirely by volunteers, over thirty locals enjoyed a traditional Christmas Lunch, gifts and seasonal music. One of the volunteers is local businessman, Leigh […]

2nd January 2018 | By | Reply More
Warning that tens of thousands will go without much needed care and support in 2018

Warning that tens of thousands will go without much needed care and support in 2018

Social care could pass the point of no return in 2018 unless the Government orders emergency action to support the sector ahead of any reforms arising from its promised green paper.   Directors of adult social services are warning that tens of thousands more older and disabled people will go without the support they need […]

29th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Centenarian recalls memories of meeting Churchill and Eisenhower during birthday bash

Centenarian recalls memories of meeting Churchill and Eisenhower during birthday bash

A Southampton woman who told the 34th President of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower, to wait in line for his mail has celebrated turning 100 years in the comfort of her own home thanks to the assistance of Promedica24 carers. Daisy Elizabeth Gallop, otherwise known as “Babe,” recalled the times when she touched base with war […]

26th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Elderly friends reunited at Bluebird Care Christmas event

Elderly friends reunited at Bluebird Care Christmas event

Two elderly friends who fell out of contact with one another have been unexpectedly reunited at a Christmas afternoon tea event held by local home care provider, Bluebird Care Gravesham and Dartford.  The event was hosted at Gravesend Library Community Room on 29th November, where the venue was transformed with Christmas-themed decor and gifts for every guest.  Bluebird Care Gravesham and Dartford customers Doreen Kennett (85) and Iris May (89), who were close friends before they lost […]

6th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Government’s failure to fund social care ignores the devastating effects on those who rely on care

Government’s failure to fund social care ignores the devastating effects on those who rely on care

Following today’s Autumn Budget statement Dr Rhidian Hughes, VODG chief executive said:   “Government’s continued failure to fund social care has consequences. It means that’s unmet need is rising with devastating effects on people who rely on care services. It means that local services continue to erode and the workforce will not receive the required […]

22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Adult social care needs long term funding, starting now says ADASS

Adult social care needs long term funding, starting now says ADASS

Measures to address the long-term reform of adult social care need to be brought forward to tackle the significant financial, workforce and quality pressures facing the sector, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) is urging.   With more than half (53%) of councils expecting to overspend their adult social care budgets this […]

21st November 2017 | By | Reply More
Harrogate home care provider goes the extra ‘outstanding’ mile again!

Harrogate home care provider goes the extra ‘outstanding’ mile again!

The CQC has found the quality of care provided by Carefound Home Care (Harrogate) to be outstanding following an inspection in August 2017. Carefound Home Care provides local, highly personalised home care services to elderly people enabling them to remain in their own home regardless of their health condition. Rather than working under contracts with […]

20th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Home care provider urges older people to get the flu vaccine this winter

Home care provider urges older people to get the flu vaccine this winter

With the weather turning noticeably colder and more autumnal in recent weeks, Tonbridge-based home care provider Bluebird Care Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells is urging older people in Kent to protect themselves and their families from the flu virus this winter.    Older people are more susceptible to the effects of flu, a highly infectious disease, which can increase the risk of […]

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