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    Leicester care service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

    Leicester care service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by MacIntyre Leicester LifeLong Learning, to be Outstanding following an inspection in May.    MacIntyre Leicester LifeLong Learning provides care and support to people living in their own homes and for people living in a house of multi-occupation shared by other people in Leicester […]

    17th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay

    Court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay

    Today, 13th July, the court has ruled in favour of Mencap in the case over sleep-in back pay. This overturns an employment tribunal which ruled that workers were entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for every hour of a sleep-in shift.   Reacting to the decision, the #SolveSleepIns Alliance, a coalition formed to deal […]

    13th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Delayed transfer due to lack of social care is costing the NHS £550 per minute

    Delayed transfer due to lack of social care is costing the NHS £550 per minute

    New analysis by Age UK highlights the enormous cost to the NHS of delayed discharges due to a lack of social care, and how more older people than ever are missing out on the vital care and support they need.   The numbers of older people in England who struggle without the help they depend […]

    9th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Richmond care provider celebrates 1st anniversary with a big party!

    Richmond care provider celebrates 1st anniversary with a big party!

    In-home care provider, Caremark (Richmond-upon-Thames) hosted a special party to celebrate their first anniversary of their business and invited along clients and staff to share in the occasion.   Since launching in May last year, Caremark (Richmond) has gone from strength to strength and has acquired a solid reputation within the local community as a […]

    2nd July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Is national taxation the solution to funding care?

    Is national taxation the solution to funding care?

    Nine in ten (89 per cent) of councils say national taxation must be part of the solution to securing the long-term financial stability of adult social care.   Ahead of its Annual Conference in Birmingham next week, the Local Government Association has polled the leaders and adult social care cabinet members in all 152 councils […]

    1st July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Canary Wharf home care service is rated Outstanding by CQC

    Canary Wharf home care service is rated Outstanding by CQC

    Home Instead Senior Care Canary Wharf has been rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. The domiciliary care service in Tiller Road, Tower Hamlets, was rated Outstanding for being well-led and caring. It was rated Good for being safe, effective and responsive, following the inspection in March 2018. People using the service and their […]

    20th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Home care staff feel the strain of caring for people with dementia

    Home care staff feel the strain of caring for people with dementia

    Care workers who provide personal and domestic care to older people with dementia in their own homes are at risk of feeling under emotional strain and some don’t get as much support as they need, according to a new study.   Researchers at Kingston University and King’s College London explored some of the pressures facing […]

    7th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Home care operator expands services in Northumberland

    Home care operator expands services in Northumberland

    Helping Hands Community Care, the leading independent home care provider in Northumberland, is expanding its service –  following the withdrawal of Tynedale Care Ltd in the county.   All services provided by Tynedale Care, along with their team of 28 carers and five office staff, have been transferred across to Helping Hands.   David Harrison, […]

    30th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Homecare service launched in Swansea with HSBC finance package

    Homecare service launched in Swansea with HSBC finance package

    A Swansea franchisee has opened the city’s first Right at Home homecare service after securing an £83,000 finance package from HSBC.   James Foley, who was awarded the Franchise in Swansea, has used the finance package to launch Right At Home in Fforestfach. The company has already created seven new jobs for the local economy, […]

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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