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Nuffield Trust’s Chief Executive comments on NHS winter crisis

Nuffield Trust’s Chief Executive comments on NHS winter crisis

Nuffield Trust’s Chief Executive, Nigel Edwards responds to NHS England’s weekly winter operational statistics and monthly combined performance summary:   “Today’s figures clearly reveal why the NHS is under such extraordinary pressure this winter. Just a week into the New Year and with two months of winter to go, bed occupancy levels are running at […]

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Building starts on state-of-the-art £15 million care facility in Formby

Building starts on state-of-the-art £15 million care facility in Formby

Building has commenced on a new, state-of-the-art £15 million care facility on Liverpool Road in Formby.   Located on the site of the former Mayflower Industrial Estate, the 76 bed expertly designed, purpose-built care centre will create approximately 80 jobs.   It will be the seventh care facility for New Care, a rapidly growing development-led […]

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Seniors and youngsters partake in charitable endeavour

Seniors and youngsters partake in charitable endeavour

SENIOR CITIZENS in North Lanarkshire have been involved with a local college for this year’s ‘Operation Christmas Child’ – a shoebox appeal created by the Samaritan’s Purse to help disaster-stricken children around the world celebrate Christmas. Tenants at Bield’s Hillcrest Court in Cumbernauld have been giving to those who need it the most in the […]

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Councils will continue to work closely with their NHS partners- LGA responds to latest NHS figures

Councils will continue to work closely with their NHS partners- LGA responds to latest NHS figures

Responding to the latest delayed transfer of care figures published by NHS England today, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “Today’s (Thursday 11th January) figures show that councils have continued to reduce the number of delayed days. This continued improvement is testament to the ongoing hard work by […]

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CQC find the quality of Nottingham supported living service ‘Outstanding’

CQC find the quality of Nottingham supported living service ‘Outstanding’

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Reach Housing & Enablement Services Limited in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, to be Outstanding following an inspection in November.       This service provides care and support to people living in ‘supported living’ settings, so that they can live in their own […]

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Delivering the right care in the right place for vulnerable adults is essential-ADASS responds

Delivering the right care in the right place for vulnerable adults is essential-ADASS responds

Responding to the latest Delayed Transfer of Care Figures, Glen Garrod, Vice President of the Association for the Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said:   “Delivering the right care in the right place for vulnerable adults is essential and it’s positive that the number of delayed transfers of care fell last November when compared […]

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Care home hosts ‘come dine with us’ event to celebrate refurbished dining room

Care home hosts ‘come dine with us’ event to celebrate refurbished dining room

A care home in Liss, Hampshire played host to residents’ friends and families, with a special ‘Come Dine With Us’ event to celebrate the refurbishment of its dining room. Heathmount Care Home, which is based on London Road, ran the four-day event which brought people from the local community in to join residents for a […]

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Care worker saves baby’s life whilst shopping

Care worker saves baby’s life whilst shopping

A routine shopping trip took a rather unexpected turn for Natasha Page, a carer at Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home in Tonbridge, when she noticed a baby had stopped breathing.   “I was joining the queue in Primark in Maidstone with my daughter when a lady in front of me stopped, she told me to […]

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Home care provider ends 2017 with more awards in care

Home care provider ends 2017 with more awards in care

The plaudits keep coming for at home care provider, Home Instead Senior Care, who  finished 2017 on a high having picked up two more accolades as the year draws to a close. They have been named as ‘Best Employer in Care’ and the number one franchise company.   The company has been recognised as ‘Best Employer […]

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Care providers have your say on a national recruitment campaign in adult social care

Care providers have your say on a national recruitment campaign in adult social care

Skills for Care is asking for feedback from across adult social care, to explore how a national recruitment campaign might work for the sector. They’re running an open scoping study to explore how a national recruitment campaign could help the sector attract the right people to take up adult social care roles, and want to […]

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Chester-le-Street care home residents have The X Factor

Chester-le-Street care home residents have The X Factor

AN X FACTOR style talent show came to a Chester-le-Street care home – with ABBA, Spice Girls and Beyonce tributes.   Pelton Grange Care Home’s manager, Les Burnett, even got involved as ‘Pelton’ John, with the judges telling him: “Don’t give up your day job.”   The judging panel consisted of resident Doris Theobald, a […]

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Caring is the best job in the world, says 79-year-old care worker

Caring is the best job in the world, says 79-year-old care worker

Life does not stop when you retire, it simply takes a different course and for some that can lead to new and exciting experiences. Having had a fulfilling career in the Merchant and Royal Navy and then latterly as an airline executive before retiring, Michael Rose, now 79, is not a man to sit about […]

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Calls for local authorities to give accurate information on care home costs

Calls for local authorities to give accurate information on care home costs

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman is reminding councils across England they must give families accurate information when placing relatives in care homes, following an investigation into a complaint against Lincolnshire County Council. The investigation found a family was not told about the possibilities available to them when their father was placed in a […]

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Secretary of State called to act swiftly and tackle the crisis in social care

Secretary of State called to act swiftly and tackle the crisis in social care

A providers’ group has called on Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt to act quickly and tackle the crisis in social care. And they have invited Mr Hunt and his new ministerial team to visit the frontline of social care delivery as soon as possible to see the situation first-hand. The Independent Care Group says on […]

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Romsey care home introduces initiatives to support families living with dementia

Romsey care home introduces initiatives to support families living with dementia

Following an extensive project on families living with Dementia, Abbotswood Court Care Home in Romsey has introduced a series of initiatives to support families living with Dementia.   Gemma Ridout-Bowden, General Manager of Abbotswood Court, has implemented a number of support services following her work with Dementia UK on their ‘Carers as Educators’ initiative. The project […]

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Live-in carer enables Dorset lady to carry on sailing!

Live-in carer enables Dorset lady to carry on sailing!

A Dorset lady with a passion for sailing has been able to carry on her love of the water sport thanks to the help of a live-in carer from Promedica24.    Valerie meets regularly at her local Sailability club to take to the water with a group of sailors, including fellow Promedica24 client, Joan, and […]

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Danshell Group recognise dedication and commitment of healthcare staff

Danshell Group recognise dedication and commitment of healthcare staff

Whorlton Hall Hospital in Barnard Castle, part of the Danshell Group, has recognised the dedication and commitment of four members of its team.   Yvonne Dean-Johnson, 62, has been employed as a Healthcare Support Worker for 30 years.    In a career that has seen service users and colleagues come and go, Yvonne has been a […]

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Salford group Old Stagers entertain the elderly

Salford group Old Stagers entertain the elderly

SALFORD performance group Old Stagers has been entertaining the elderly with classic songs.   The entertainment, organised and paid for by Bridgewater Funeral Home, took place at Alderwood Care Home, in Worsley.   The residents enjoyed renditions of Vera Lynn, ABBA and Frank Sinatra songs, joining in for the choruses.   The Old Stagers also […]

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All-clear for cancer, thanks to Voyage Care’s team in Scarborough

All-clear for cancer, thanks to Voyage Care’s team in Scarborough

One of the people supported by Voyage Care has been given the all-clear for bladder cancer – just in time for her 60th birthday – thanks to the keen eye and dedication of their staff team at Derwent Cottage in Scarborough.   The person has autism, with extremely complex needs and severe communication barriers. Staff […]

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Banbury care home residents find the ‘spice’ of life appearing on This Morning

Banbury care home residents find the ‘spice’ of life appearing on This Morning

Residents of Featherton House Care Home in Banbury enjoyed a bit of winter ‘spice’ when they visited Geri Halliwell at her home to appear on ITV’s This Morning. The former Spice Girl baked biscuits with her young daughter Bluebell and presenter Rylan Clark-Neal, before serving up the festive treats to the residents. The home, which […]

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