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Planning permission granted for Chester care village

Planning permission granted for Chester care village

Planning permission has been granted for a new Belong care village located on City Road in Chester. Cheshire West and Chester Council approved proposals for the new facility, which will provide world-leading dementia care in the heart of the city centre, as well as a range of amenities for the wider community.   Following Belong’s […]

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nuffield Trust comments on Theresa May’s social care u-turn

Nuffield Trust comments on Theresa May’s social care u-turn

Responding to Theresa May’s announcement that a Conservative government would include a cap on care costs in a social care green paper, Nuffield Trust Chief Executive Nigel Edwards said:   “It is good that these proposals now include a lifetime cap. This goes some way to addressing one of the big problems with the social […]

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Conservative manifesto fails to address the real cost of long term care funding

Conservative manifesto fails to address the real cost of long term care funding

Commenting on the Conservative party manifesto proposals on social care, published last week, LaingBuisson founder and healthcare economist William Laing said: “A ‘manifesto mouse’ looks to be a fair description of the Conservative party proposals on social care funding published last week. They amount to half of Dilnot (the £100,000 capital threshold) but not the […]

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
CMG Celebrates Annual Achievement Awards

CMG Celebrates Annual Achievement Awards

Care Management Group (CMG) has hosted its special Annual Achievement Award ceremony which aims to champion the success of some of their most inspirational service-users.   The ceremony, which took place at Imber Court Sports and Social Club in East Molesey, was a celebration of some of the most remarkable stories which have emerged from […]

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Worcester home care provider celebrates ‘team of real care professionals’

Worcester home care provider celebrates ‘team of real care professionals’

Home Instead Senior Care is delighted to celebrate a sweet 16th CQC Outstanding Rating with news that its Worcester office has received the highest rating possible from the care regulator.   Praised for providing dignified homecare for seniors alongside pioneering dementia care, owner Mark Hamer describes his officially ‘outstanding’ employees as a ‘team of real […]

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Barnsley carer shows dedication and commitment to her job role

Barnsley carer shows dedication and commitment to her job role

When new care and support worker Kerrie Guest turned up at her client’s house to carry out her usual call, she was presented with a frightening situation. Kerrie’s client was in trouble – sweating and struggling to breathe.  Many would have panicked at this point, but Kerrie fell back on her training and took control […]

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
UKHCA’s responds to the Tory party’s social care proposals

UKHCA’s responds to the Tory party’s social care proposals

United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA), a professional body for homecare providers, has released the following comments in response to proposals to set the threshold for state-funded assistance for homecare services to £100,000, including housing equity, as contained in the Conservative Party election manifesto. A proper definition of the balance of responsibility between the individual and the […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Still think you can afford your own care?

Still think you can afford your own care?

Following the launch of the main parties manifesto’s and comments from various organisations on how these promises will affect those needing social care it seems the real cost of care still isn’t being addressed along with the fact that dementia is a disease just like cancer.   Here’s a case study showing how quickly  a […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care manifesto promises fail those needing dementia care

Social care manifesto promises fail those needing dementia care

Alzheimer’s Society respond to manifesto pledges for social care Following the launch of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifestos, Alzheimer’s Society respond to the social care pledges put forward. Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We’ve been crying out for a solution that ends the catastrophic costs of dementia social care. For […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nearly 1 in 3 elderly people struggling with essential tasks of living, amidst breakdown in social care

Nearly 1 in 3 elderly people struggling with essential tasks of living, amidst breakdown in social care

Age UK calls on all political parties to put social care at the heart of their manifestos as new figures reveal high numbers of over-80s going without the help they need   New findings from Age UK reveal that 794,000 of the ‘oldest old’, those aged 80 or older, are unable to carry out at […]

May 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care manifesto launched with an explicit need for EU nursing staff and support for care providers

Social care manifesto launched with an explicit need for EU nursing staff and support for care providers

An influential social care provider has launched his own personal manifesto in a bid to get a better deal for older and vulnerable adults from the forthcoming General Election. Mike Padgham says it is vital that the next government tackles a social care crisis which has left 1.2m people living with unmet care needs and […]

May 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Barchester care homes celebrate International Nurses Day

Barchester care homes celebrate International Nurses Day

This International Nurses’ Day, nurses in Barchester care homes and hospitals across the UK are being thanked for their fantastic work and celebrated for the vital role they play in care settings.   A box of Thorntons chocolates has been sent to nurses by the care provider, with a message of thanks from its senior […]

May 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
seakr care workers celebrate Living Wage commitment

seakr care workers celebrate Living Wage commitment

A growing Berkshire care provider is taking an innovative approach to how care is provided in the community and celebrating after being accredited as a Living Wage employer.   Slough based seakr give carers the freedom and flexibility to take control of their own care career, with the support of a large network of community […]

May 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
UKHCA urges political parties to commit to social care and relieve pressure on the NHS

UKHCA urges political parties to commit to social care and relieve pressure on the NHS

UKHCA has just published its manifesto urging political parties and candidates standing for election, to commit to ensuring almost one million older and disabled people can remain healthy and independent in their own homes, while also enabling family members to combine caring responsibilities with family life and employment. The manifesto provides sound and achievable commitments […]

May 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
City and County Healthcare Group announces new CEO

City and County Healthcare Group announces new CEO

City and County Healthcare Group is pleased to announce the appointment of James Thorburn as Chief Executive.   James joins the group from Serco, where he has been responsible for national and local government services and international business development. He brings a broad range of skills to City and County’s senior management team.   James […]

May 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
West London homecare service marked ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

West London homecare service marked ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

A service that provides personal care and support at home to people living across the west London boroughs of Hounslow, Richmond, Hillingdon, Kingston and Wandsworth has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. Royal Mencap Society – Domiciliary Care Services – West London, has been rated Outstanding for being caring, responsive and well-led. It […]

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Make this General Election about social care say sector leaders

Make this General Election about social care say sector leaders

Social care must be a key issue in the forthcoming General Election, sector leaders said today. The snap election provides a chance to decide how we look after the oldest and most vulnerable residents in the country, the Independent Care Group says. Chair Mike Padgham said: “Social care is in crisis with 1.2m now living […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Claire Sweeney presents ’15 Minute Care Makeover’

Claire Sweeney presents ’15 Minute Care Makeover’

Former Brookside actress Claire Sweeney features in a satire commissioned by UNISON highlighting the indignity suffered by thousands of elderly people because of 15-minute care visits.   The two-minute video has been made with creative agency Don’t Panic to show how cutbacks are leaving vulnerable and elderly people short-changed. Councils are allowing rushed appointments that […]

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
More needs to be done to avoid disaster in the care sector

More needs to be done to avoid disaster in the care sector

A Shropshire Care Company Director says more needs to be to done to draw people into the care sector to help with a deficit of carers – and so is increasing pay by 10% and offering extra perks.    Ian Barnes, Director of award-winning Bluebird Care Shropshire, based in Shrewsbury, is trying to attract people to the […]

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society reacts to figures revealing 900 carers quit every day

Alzheimer’s Society reacts to figures revealing 900 carers quit every day

More than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, according to analysis by the BBC of data released by the charity Skills for Care. 60% of those leaving a job left working in the adult social care sector altogether.  Alzheimer’s Society’s own research has shown for the carers […]

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