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Integrated care - an unexpected solution to the A&E crisis

Zoe White, Account Executive at PLMR (30-Jan-15) article from 'Inside Politics' section

It was not the best start to 2015 as the word 'crisis' flashed up on our TV screens and headlines revealed our NHS cracking under pressure. Hospitals up and down the country were experiencing crises in..... read full article

Winterbourne View report two years on reveals failings in progress

Julia Corbett, News Editor (29-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

The commitment to remove all people from inappropriate inpatient care to community based settings has been missed, a report into the progress made since the http://www.carehome.co.uk/news/article.cfm/id/1566397/urgent-action-needed-to-protect-adults|Winterbourne..... read full article

D-Day veteran known as 'the great escaper' leaves £600,000 to RNLI

Julia Corbett, News Editor (29-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

The former care home resident who travelled to France to see D-Day celebrations Bernard Jordan and his wife Irene have left their entire estate worth £600,000 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI.) The D-Day veteran,..... read full article

Political fight over the NHS playing out against Labour's expectations

Richard Howard, News Editor (29-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

A British Social Attitudes survey, carried out for The King’s Fund, has recorded the second highest satisfaction levels ever with the NHS and the lowest ever dissatisfaction levels. The results, compiled by NatCen Social Research,..... read full article

BBC Care Calculator reveals regional disparity in the cost of care

Julia Corbett, News Editor (28-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

The BBC has launched the ‘care calculator’, a programme which allows people to find out how the price of care in their area compares to the rest of the country. The calculator has been created through information from analysts,..... read full article

Use of the deprivation of liberty safeguards soars in 2014/15

Julia Corbett, News Editor (26-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

There has been a rise in the number of applications for the use of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) in the first two quarters of 2014/15, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced. The care regulator has said..... read full article

Charity calls for the adoption of national standards 'to protect NHS hearing loss services'

Nina Hathway, News Editor (26-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

Two in five NHS audiology departments (41 per cent) are being forced to cut core services due to shrinking budgets or increased demand, affecting hundreds of thousands of people across the UK, according to new research gathered by..... read full article

Care home re-opens after fire led to relocations

Richard Howard, News Editor (26-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

North East England’s Donwell House Nursing Home is a home for residents once again, after the damage caused by a fire meant clients had to be relocated to sister homes run by provider Shaftesbury Care Group. Having broken out in an upstairs bedroom,..... read full article

Care home minibus crushes resident

Julia Corbett, News Editor (26-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

The Care Inspectorate and Police Scotland have launched an investigation into an incident where a woman was killed after being crushed by a minibus at the residential home where she lived. Margaret Jack had been a resident of..... read full article

Entrepreneur wins £100,000 award with cloud-based personal healthcare platform

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (23-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

A Manchester entrepreneur has received a £100,000 award for his creation of cloud-based personal healthcare platform iPersonally which is designed to offer support to people with learning disabilities. Dan Lingard, is chief executive..... read full article

Mum wins fight for her disabled son to go into care home in his home town

Sue Learner, News Editor (22-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

A mother in Wigton, Cumbria, has won a battle for her son to be given a residential care place in his home town, instead of at a care home miles away in West Cumbria. Marilyn Calvert, aged 67, has cared for..... read full article

Age UK launches social care 'score card' highlighting increasing need for care

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (21-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

A social care ‘score card’ has been launched today by older people’s charity Age UK to reflect the growing demand for care and support. The charity reports that taking into account additional funding of £1.4 billion received..... read full article

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Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

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Integrated Digital Care: An Information Revolution

Date: Tuesday 10 Feb 2015   Location: America Square Conference Centre, London
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Tommy on Tour

Date: Tuesday 17 Feb 2015   Location: University Hospital, Coventry
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Mental Health: Better, Faster and Earlier Help

Date: Wednesday 04 Mar 2015   Location: Manchester
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Upcoming Care Sector Awards

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The National Learning Disabilities Awards

Date: Friday 15 May 2015   Location: ICC, Birmingham
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Care and Support West Awards

Date: Friday 31 Jul 2015   Location: TBC
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Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

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Monday Activities

Date: Monday 11 Aug 2014 – Monday 10 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester High Habberley House 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
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Sewing Club

Date: Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 – Wednesday 12 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
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Tuesday Activities

Date: Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 – Tuesday 11 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester High Habberley House Care Home   more details

Wednesday Activities

Date: Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 – Wednesday 12 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester High Habberley House Care Home   more details