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Latest News

BBC show looking for older people urgently needing house adaptations

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

The BBC programme DIY SOS: The Big Build is searching for older people, in desperate need of having their house adapted, so they can continue to live at home. The programme, which stars Nick Knowles and a..... read full article

CQC to publish guidance on using hidden cameras in care homes

Sue Learner, News Editor (19-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

The Care Quality Commission has agreed to publish guidance on using overt and covert surveillance in care homes, for both the general public and care home providers. The decision to go ahead and print the..... read full article

National Audit Office urges Government to 'be better informed' on local authority budgets

Richard Howard, News Editor (19-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

A new National Audit Office (NAO) report has furthered concerns over the ability of local authorities to meet their social care funding goals, finding that one quarter of councils have been forced to make unplanned amendments in order..... read full article

Dementia therapy tool launched for people in early stages of dementia

Sue Learner, News Editor (19-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

A ‘dementia discussion map’ has been launched by Bupa, to help its specialist dementia nurses, structure conversations with people in the early stage of dementia. The map which was launched at the UK Dementia..... read full article

Growing number of 'silver separators' as divorce rates increase among older people

Nina Hathway, News Editor (19-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

Growing divorce rates in old age could contribute to increasing isolation and a greater need for formal care, argues the think tank International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK). In its new report, the..... read full article

Residents from Solihull care home enjoy community meals week

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (14-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

A care home in Solihull recently participated in a group meal organised for community meals week created to encourage “good-quality nutrition for older people.” The residents of Lyndon Croft care home in Solihull enjoyed a meal..... read full article

NHS receives £300m extra funding to prepare for winter months

Julia Corbett, News Editor (14-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

Extra funding for the NHS has been announced by the Department of Health in a bid to relieve added pressures faced by health services over the coming winter months. The £300m of extra provision will increase current funds to..... read full article

A third of local councils criticised for cutting community meals services

Richard Howard, News Editor (13-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

Concerns have been raised by the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) over the risk older people face from malnutrition and social isolation, with austerity having a massive impact on the provision of meals on wheels, luncheon..... read full article

Resident and carer become faces behind new Sanctuary Care mission statement campaign

Julia Corbett, News Editor (13-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

A Sanctuary Care home resident and care assistant have been revealed as the faces of the care group’s campaign celebrating the launch of its new mission statement. The care group chose to use photos of resident..... read full article

National dementia book collection to be launched in majority of England libraries in January 2015

Julia Corbett, News Editor (13-Nov-14) article from 'Innovative Care Home' section

As the number of people living with dementia rises, libraries throughout the country have been reacting to the increased need for information from the general public. A national campaign is due to be launched..... read full article

Learning Disability Work Experience Week back for second year

Julia Corbett, News Editor (12-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

A number of companies including British Red Cross and South West Trains are offering placements to people with learning disabilities this week as part of Mencap’s second Work Experience Week. Although 65 per cent are able and..... read full article

Projected savings of Better Care Fund overestimated by £700m

Julia Corbett, News Editor (11-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

The Better Care Fund will fail to make the £1bn of projected savings for the NHS when it is launched in April 2015, the National Audit Office (NAO) has claimed. The fund, aimed at joining up local services for older and disabled..... read full article

Latest Press Releases

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Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

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Improving Patient Care

Date: Tuesday 25 Nov 2014   Location: The Mermaid Conference & Events Centre, London
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NHS Quality: Improving Patient Care

Date: Wednesday 26 Nov 2014   Location: Manchester Conference Centre
  Contact: 0161 376 9007   website

Safeguarding adults in care homes and hospitals

Date: Tuesday 02 Dec 2014   Location: Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London
  Contact: 020 8652 4659   more details   website

Upcoming Care Sector Awards

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Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

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Monthly Coffee Mornings

Date: Thursday 07 Nov 2013 – Thursday 04 Dec 2014   Location: Lancaster Grange
Organiser: Barchester Lancaster Grange Care Home   more details

Monday Activities

Date: Monday 11 Aug 2014 – Monday 10 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester High Habberley House Care Home   more details

Upcoming events at Bloomfield

Date: Monday 11 Aug 2014 – Saturday 06 Dec 2014   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester Bloomfield Care Home   more details

Reading Club

Date: Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 – Wednesday 12 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester Drummond Grange Care Home   more details

Music Therapy

Date: Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 – Wednesday 12 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester Drummond Grange Care Home   more details

Sewing Club

Date: Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 – Wednesday 12 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester Drummond Grange Care Home   more details