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Improve safety and enhance quality of life for care home residents and staff

Improve safety and enhance quality of life for care home residents and staff

In the past two years, care home providers reported 11,000 work related accidents in the UK. People handling is the most common cause of injury to staff, and low falls causing five fatalities and over 150 major injuries to residents*. Yet many of these injuries to both residents and staff in care homes could potentially […]

April 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dimensions appoints independent safeguarding chair

Dimensions appoints independent safeguarding chair

Dimensions has further strengthened its safeguarding processes by appointing an independent chair to its safeguarding panel – becoming one of very few organisations to open up to independent scrutiny in this way.   Richard Crompton is a former Chief Constable and is currently Chairman of the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board and Plymouth Hospitals Trust. He […]

July 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Report on the deprivation of liberty safeguards published by CQC

Report on the deprivation of liberty safeguards published by CQC

The Care Quality Commission today publishes its fifth annual monitoring report on the implementation of the deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS). These are part of the Mental Capacity Act, and they protect the rights of adults in care homes and hospitals who lack mental capacity, in situations where they need to be deprived of their […]

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