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    Plans to create state-of-the-art centre of excellence for people with dementia in Lichfield

    14th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Plans to create state-of-the-art centre of excellence for people with dementia in Lichfield

    Proposals to create a state-of-the-art centre of excellence for people with dementia in Fradley near Lichfield took a great leap forward as the planning application was submitted.   A site has been acquired off Bridge Farm Lane, Fradley, for the proposed multi-million pound flagship centre which is being developed by Symphony – a consortium made […]

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    John Lewis “Fashion and Fizz” event at Didsbury care village

    14th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    John Lewis “Fashion and Fizz” event at Didsbury care village

    Leading department store John Lewis treated the staff and customers of Belong Morris Feinmann to an exclusive VIP preview of their upcoming spring and summer collections as part of the care village’s “Fashion and Fizz” event.   The state-of-the-art care village in Didsbury was transformed into a catwalk for the day when a team from […]

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    Shock as care home insolvencies rise

    14th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Shock as care home insolvencies rise

    Care providers are calling for urgent Government action to tackle a growing crisis in social care after the release of shock care home insolvency figures. Today accountants Moore Stephen revealed a leap in care home businesses entering insolvency of 83% – from 81 in 2016-17 to 148 businesses in 2017-18. Moore Stephens says cuts in […]

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    Hampshire diners sample taste of the Fifties at care home charity supper

    11th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hampshire diners sample taste of the Fifties at care home charity supper

    A charity supper with a vintage rock and roll theme had feet tapping at a Hampshire nursing home.   The evening, at Colten Care’s Kingfishers home in New Milton, raised more than £120 for Hope New Forest and Cat & Kitten Rescue of Lymington.   Residents, staff, relatives and members of the community all attended, […]

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    Toilet Training

    11th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Toilet Training

    Specifiers of accessible equipment are being offered a new opportunity to enhance their knowledge base, to keep up with technological developments.   Closomat, manufacturer of Britain’s biggest-selling brand of wash & dry toilets and assistive bathroom fixtures, is launching a series of CPD sessions.   The new programme can be delivered either at the recipients’ […]

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

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    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 […]

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    Sunrise of Fleet Residents Celebrate 58th Wedding Anniversary

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    Sunrise of Fleet Residents Celebrate 58th Wedding Anniversary

    Two residents at Sunrise of Fleet, Des and Margaret Treadgold, have this month celebrated their very special 58th wedding anniversary. To mark the milestone occasion, the chefs at the community prepared a dinner for them to enjoy, and the room was decorated with balloons and cards. The couple have been living at Sunrise of Fleet […]

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    Fast growing care home operator, New Care, continues to expand its team

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    Fast growing care home operator, New Care, continues to expand its team

    Fast growing care home operator, New Care, continues to expand its team and has appointed Kad Daffe from Sherwood as centre manager for its soon-to-open care home, Ruddington Manor in Nottingham.   In his new role, Kad takes responsibility for the new state-of-the-art 66-bed care facility on Ruddington Lane, its residents and 60-strong employee team.  […]

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    Barnsley FC legend John McCann meets first team players ahead of final match of the season

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    Barnsley FC legend John McCann meets first team players ahead of final match of the season

    BARNSLEY FC legend John McCann received a surprise visit from two of the clubs top players ahead of their Championship survival match.   Striker Kieffer Moore and defender Adam Jackson dropped into Deangate Care Home to meet John just days before their fixture with Derby County.   John made 118 appearances for The Reds between […]

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    Care Provider Alliance seeks views on STP engagement with the health and social care sector

    10th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care Provider Alliance seeks views on STP engagement with the health and social care sector

    The Care Provider Alliance brings together the main national associations representing social care in England. The Alliance is calling on adult social care providers, from small local services to large national organisations, to share their experience of and views about engagement with Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs). STPs bring together health and care services in […]

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    Why Specialist Care Training is Important

    10th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Why Specialist Care Training is Important

    It’s inevitable, but during every carer’s career, they’re going to encounter patients they’re ill-equipped to support, let alone nurse; especially if they have progressive conditions like dementia. Rob Elsmore of Oxbridge Home Learning explains how specialist training can make a difference to staff, patients, and the sector.   Recently, the care sector was hit with […]

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    Meryem spreads her wings

    10th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Meryem spreads her wings

    A young woman from Sittingbourne who is living proof that having learning difficulties need not stand in the way of being independent, has written her own account of the progress the right support has enabled her to make over the past year.   Meryem Kizigol, 34, said: “When I came to Park Road at the […]

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    Husband and wife care workers retire after two decades at Newcastle-upon-Tyne home

    10th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Husband and wife care workers retire after two decades at Newcastle-upon-Tyne home

    HUSBAND and wife care home workers Kevin and Pauline Healy are set to retire after a combined 42 years.   The couple have spent the last two decades at Willowdene Care Home, in Hebburn, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne.   Kevin started at the home when it opened in 1996, working weekends doing laundry. Pauline started two years […]

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    Perth pensioners set for a wheelie good time

    10th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Perth pensioners set for a wheelie good time

    AN 81-year-old Perthshire pensioner has teamed up with his local school and council to help older people get back on their bikes. Mr Norman Ridley, a former Salvation Army Officer who resides at Bield’s Quayside Court in Perth, has joined forces with Perth High School and Perth and Kinross Council to bring Cycling Without Age […]

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    Unwell, unsafe, and unfed –people needing care reveal a shocking picture of neglect in our care system

    10th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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    Hemel Hempstead learning disability service shortlisted for ‘Best New Build Accessible Scheme’

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hemel Hempstead learning disability service shortlisted for ‘Best New Build Accessible Scheme’

    A Hightown Housing Association learning disability service in Hemel Hempstead has reached the finals of a prestigious national award for accessible developments built for disabled people. Fletcher Way, a specially designed supported living service home to eight adults with complex physical and learning disabilities, has been shortlisted in the category for ‘Best New Build Accessible […]

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    England could learn lessons from Japan to address social care crisis

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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    Alzheimer’s Society comments on Japanese care model

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Alzheimer’s Society comments on Japanese care model

    TODAY Wednesday 9th May, Nuffield Trust publishes a report arguing that the English social care system can learn from the Japanese model. The authors highlighted the following key learning points: Universal access to care, not dependent on where a person lives. An easily navigated system A long-term commitment to the prevention of loneliness and ill […]

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    Research identifies factors to support people to live well with dementia

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Research identifies factors to support people to live well with dementia

    A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to live as well as possible with dementia. The study, led by the University of Exeter and published in the journal Psychological Medicine, found that good relationships, social engagement, better everyday functioning, good physical and mental health, and high-quality care were […]

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    LGA responds to report by Public Accounts Committee on the adult social care workforce

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    LGA responds to report by Public Accounts Committee on the adult social care workforce

    Responding to a report by the Public Accounts Committee on the adult social care workforce in England, which states that a credible plan to sustain the underfunded care sector is needed this year, Cllr Linda Thomas, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “This report lays bare the stark facts […]

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