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    Ipswich care home joins forces with University of Suffolk

    Ipswich care home joins forces with University of Suffolk

    Handford House care home in Ipswich is helping students studying careers in the healthcare industry understand more about residential and nursing care. The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, was approached by the University of Suffolk, who were keen for staff at the home to act as mentors for some of its […]

    28th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    House of Lords report urges government for clarity on EU healthcare deal

    House of Lords report urges government for clarity on EU healthcare deal

    The House of Lords EU Committee has today published its report Brexit: reciprocal healthcare. The Committee warns that in the absence of an agreement on reciprocal healthcare, the rights of UK citizens to hold an EHIC card for treatment in the EU will cease after Brexit. Other rights, provided for by the S2 scheme and […]

    28th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    National skills organisation throws its weight behind campaign led by Lancashire care home network

    National skills organisation throws its weight behind campaign led by Lancashire care home network

    A national skills organisation has thrown its weight behind a campaign led by Lancashire care home network Springhill Care Group to highlight the growing skills shortages facing the care sector.   Sharon Allen, chief executive of Skills for Care, has come out in support of the Caring Heroes campaign which was launched by the Accrington-based […]

    21st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bluebird Care Maidstone launches companionship service to reduce loneliness

    Bluebird Care Maidstone launches companionship service to reduce loneliness

    One of Kent’s leading home care providers, Bluebird Care Maidstone, has launched a new service to provide companionship and support to its customers when they are in hospital, in order to reduce feelings of isolation, loneliness and anxiety.    The new service, which will be delivered to customers free of charge, will see Bluebird’s Care Assistants visit customers when […]

    15th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Family team open new home care business in Bromley with help of HSBC

    Family team open new home care business in Bromley with help of HSBC

    SureCare, one of the UK’s fastest growing care companies, has opened a new franchise in Bromley. SureCare Bromley will supply people in the area with a range of dedicated care services including person centred care for the elderly and vulnerable, child care, home services and staffing solutions for care homes. The new franchise, based in […]

    6th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    South Gloucestershire Council names Brunelcare as primary social care provider

    South Gloucestershire Council names Brunelcare as primary social care provider

    The charity Brunelcare is celebrating the news that South Gloucestershire Council has named Brunelcare as the primary provider responsible for delivering care, support and reablement services within the following areas: Hanham, Kingswood, Longwell Green, Cadbury Heath, Warmley, Downend, Emersons Green, Wick and Marshfield. Brunelcare is a well established care provider and in over 75 years […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Shaw healthcare expands healthcare provision in Poole

    Shaw healthcare expands healthcare provision in Poole

    One of the UK’s leading healthcare providers will start providing home care at three of Borough of Poole’s extra care facilities. Shaw healthcare will be providing over 1500 hours of care to residents at Borough of Poole’s extra care services – Trinidad, Delphis and Belmont. Shaw was recently selected through an open tender process to […]

    27th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    CQC survey shows public find search for care extremely stressful

    CQC survey shows public find search for care extremely stressful

    Choosing adult social care in England is one of the biggest sources of stress compared to other key life events, according to a survey of 1,000 people carried out for the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The findings come as the quality regulator is raising public awareness about how its inspection findings can help support people […]

    27th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    AEW UK Real Return Fund increases focus on the social care sector

    AEW UK Real Return Fund increases focus on the social care sector

    The AEW UK Real Return Fund is pleased to announce the purchase of Hestia House, a residential accommodation block in Birmingham, for £1.9m. The acquisition is the latest in a number of transactions the fund has undertaken in the social care sector.   Hestia House comprises 23 self-contained rooms and studios and is let on […]

    26th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Social care providers must adopt new approaches if they are to survive

    Social care providers must adopt new approaches if they are to survive

    Social care providers must adopt new approaches if they are to survive the challenges of funding cuts and policy changes, according to a new publication released today.   The VODG discussion paper, Challenges can fuel change, outlines what social care providers believe are the future hopes for the sector as well as the barriers that […]

    26th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Dept. of Health & Social Care launches consultation on care workforce

    Dept. of Health & Social Care launches consultation on care workforce

    A consultation which will focus on the adult social care workforce has been launched by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in partnership with Skills for Care.   Those with an interest in social care are encouraged to share their views on what could be done to address a number of challenges facing […]

    22nd February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care England granted right to intervene in Court of Appeal Sleep-in shift case

    Care England granted right to intervene in Court of Appeal Sleep-in shift case

    The UK’s care sector has been thrown a lifeline as Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has won the right to intervene in the Court of Appeal’s sleep-in-shift case – with the hope of solving the impending £400million financial crisis for care providers.     With the hearing set […]

    21st 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
    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
    Northumberland homecare organisation invests in new branch offices

    Northumberland homecare organisation invests in new branch offices

    A Northumberland homecare organisation has invested in new branch offices in the east and west of the county as it embarks on a major expansion programme.   Helping Hands Community Care, which provides general and specialist services to allow people who are elderly, disabled or suffering from dementia live in their homes, is now looking […]

    12th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Historic underfunding of social care puts severe pressure on care workforce-Report

    Historic underfunding of social care puts severe pressure on care workforce-Report

    Inaction by the Government in its approach to the social care workforce in England has been roundly criticised in a new report from the National Audit Office United Kingdom Homecare Association welcomed the NAO report for highlighting that a lack of action by the Department of Health and Social Care has not achieved value for […]

    8th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Person Centred Care Is Key To Fulfilling Lives – CMG CEO works at service

    Person Centred Care Is Key To Fulfilling Lives – CMG CEO works at service

    Care Management Group’s Chief Executive, Peter Kinsey, spent some hands-on time over the holiday period at one of the organisations care services – highlighting what really is at the centre of high-quality care provision.   CMG supports individuals with particularly complex needs, including those with autistic spectrum conditions, mental health needs, and profound and multiple […]

    5th February 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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