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    Mental Health Act review shines light on disturbing practices for some of the most vulnerable people

    Mental Health Act review shines light on disturbing practices for some of the most vulnerable people

    The government will introduce a new Mental Health Bill to transform mental health care, following publication of the final report from the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983. The government is accepting 2 of the review’s recommendations to modernise the Mental Health Act. Those detained under the Act will be allowed to nominate […]

    7th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Free support aims to safeguard mental well-being of care home staff

    Free support aims to safeguard mental well-being of care home staff

    Care home managers are being offered free support to help reduce staff sickness levels related to stress brought on by the complex demands of the UK’s growing number of dementia patients.   Fresh concerns surrounding the mental well-being of care home staff who look after dementia patients have been raised by Tracy Gough, a registered […]

    22nd November 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
    Government should support care services to combat loneliness

    Government should support care services to combat loneliness

    Care providers say the Government should support existing services to help tackle loneliness as well as introduce new measures. As the Prime Minister launched the first government loneliness strategy, The Independent Care Group called for more to be done to support services that are already available but under-funded. The new strategy allows GPs to refer […]

    16th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Council budgets to be cut by a further £1.3bn as social care teeters on the edge

    Council budgets to be cut by a further £1.3bn as social care teeters on the edge

    In response to the CQC’s annual report into the State of Care, Tim Cooper, Chief Executive at United Response, said:   “The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) State of Care report into health and social care rightly highlights that overall quality has largely been maintained in the face of significant challenges. The social care sector is […]

    16th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Social care charity is top investor in people

    Social care charity is top investor in people

    An adult health and social care charity has become one of just a handful of organisations in the country to retain a Silver standard Investors People (IiP) award.   Warrington-based Making Space, which employs around a thousand people nationwide, has been accredited with IiP since 2009. First awarded Silver status in 2014, the charity has […]

    31st July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Men in Sheds initiative opens in Maidenhead

    Men in Sheds initiative opens in Maidenhead

    A scheme designed to encourage friendship amongst men and help prevent loneliness has been launched in Maidenhead.   The Men in Sheds initiative involves a number of community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. Those visiting the sheds will be able to enjoy time to do gardening activities and in the winter months […]

    18th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Renewed service gives a voice to people in Warwickshire with mental health conditions

    Renewed service gives a voice to people in Warwickshire with mental health conditions

    A project that helps people with mental health conditions’ voices get heard hopes it can make Warwickshire’s provision amongst the best in the country.   Warwickshire Co-Production Service gives people with mental health conditions the opportunity to shape the services they access, from counselling to psychiatry. Holding regular forums and workshops, the programme puts people’s […]

    29th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Tower Hamlets supported living service rated Outstanding by Care Quality Commission

    Tower Hamlets supported living service rated Outstanding by Care Quality Commission

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Edward Gibbons House in Tower Hamlets, to be Outstanding following an inspection which took place over January and February, this year.   Edward Gibbons House is a supported living service that provides care and support for men with health issues linked to drugs […]

    18th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    New report addresses stages to help people move out of long-stay inpatient care

    New report addresses stages to help people move out of long-stay inpatient care

    A new report outlines the challenges and solutions to moving people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health conditions out of long-stay inpatient care.   The report from VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group), Transforming care – the challenges and solutions, addresses NHS England’s policy ambition to enable people to move from inpatient settings, closer to […]

    29th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bristol charity to give away healthy mood food for Mental Health Awareness Week

    Bristol charity to give away healthy mood food for Mental Health Awareness Week

    Bristol charity Milestones Trust will be giving away healthy mood food tasters to workers in Bristol’s Temple Quarter next week (Thursday 17 May) to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May 2018). There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that good nutrition is essential to good mental health and that a number of psychological […]

    11th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Specialist care provider Tracscare ‘accomplish’ a full rebrand

    Specialist care provider Tracscare ‘accomplish’ a full rebrand

    Tracscare, the specialist provider of support for individuals with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health needs and Brain Injuries, has announced that it has changed its name to ‘accomplish.’.   The name change is part of a wider rebrand which includes a Brand Promise, Values and Behaviours – all of which are designed to set the […]

    20th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    New care services open in Lutterworth

    New care services open in Lutterworth

    Care provider Heathcotes Group has opened a new specialist services in Lutterworth, near Leicester, for adults with learning disabilities, mental illness and associated complex needs. Lutterworth View provides eight en-suite bedrooms and 24-hour support from a team of experienced care workers. The facility will employ 16 full-time care staff, all trained in practices which help […]

    19th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Rise in detentions under Mental Health Act may be symptomatic of a system ‘under considerable strain’

    Rise in detentions under Mental Health Act may be symptomatic of a system ‘under considerable strain’

    There is no single reason why more detentions are being made under the Mental Health Act than ever before, a review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has concluded. Instead, the rise in detentions is down to a range of different factors, which can vary across the country.  Some of these are also indicators of […]

    24th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    New ‘Home-From-Home’ Supported Living Service in Rochdale

    New ‘Home-From-Home’ Supported Living Service in Rochdale

    A young woman with mental health issues who has just moved into a newly-opened supported living service near Rochdale is so delighted with her placement that she has written a poem about it.   Twenty-year-old Ceejae’s new home, Fairway, is a much-needed new supported living service for women with learning disabilities and mental health needs. […]

    23rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Mental health annual report includes information on children for first time

    Mental health annual report includes information on children for first time

    A breakdown of statistics on young people who have been referred for treatment or assessment1 with mental health services in England has been published today by NHS Digital2. This is summarised in counts of people who had an open referral at some point in 2016/17 regardless of whether they accessed services in the period. 16-17-year-old […]

    1st December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Activities Co-ordinator wins top national award for dementia care

    Activities Co-ordinator wins top national award for dementia care

    Bann View House Care Home, run by Priory Adult Care, part of the Priory Group of mental healthcare specialists, is celebrating after an employee and a resident’s relative received accolades at a national awards ceremony.   Carole Abernethy won the award for “Activities Co-ordinator for People with Dementia” at the National Dementia Care Awards, an […]

    20th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Singing legend Barbara Dickson celebrates 25th anniversary of Fife mental health service

    Singing legend Barbara Dickson celebrates 25th anniversary of Fife mental health service

      Scottish singing star Barbara Dickson has hailed a pioneering mental health service in her native Fife as she helped celebrate its 25th anniversary. The singer, whose hits include ‘I Know Him So Well’, ‘January, February’ and ‘Another Suitcase In Another Hall’, visited Barony’s Contact Point centre in Buckhaven for a birthday party to celebrate […]

    15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

    Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

    The tactics being taken by Government’s revenue agency HMRC is taking a spectacular new turn in dealing with the sleep in crisis says VODG the group that represents disability charities.   Government’s recent announcement of a new Social Care Compliance Scheme raised more questions than answers. The lack of clarity has prompted VODG and other […]

    15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Reaching for the sky at Sidney Corob home

    Reaching for the sky at Sidney Corob home

    Interior designer, Mark Aldbrook, has designed the newly painted dining room ceiling of Jewish Care’s Sidney Corob House and officially opened the room last week. Mark has been a resident at Sidney Corob House for people with mental health needs since March this year. He has had his own interior design business for many years, […]

    14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Tracscare honours World Mental Health Day

    Tracscare honours World Mental Health Day

    In honour of World Mental Health Day, Tracscare – a leading provider of support for people with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health needs and Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI) – hosted a national conference to encourage health professionals to make mental health personal and enable both recovery and resilience. More than 60 care professionals attended the […]

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