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Dementia Friendly Communities programme exceeds Prime Minister’s expectations

Julia Corbett, News Editor (28-Jul-14)

Over 60 towns and cities have pledged to become Dementia Friendly Communities, more than triple the expectation first set out in the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia. David Cameron’s initial ambition was to… read full article

Older people can boost their health by doing short bursts of intense exercise

Sue Learner, News Editor (28-Jul-14)

Pensioners can dramatically improve their health by doing one minute of intense exercise just twice a week, according to a new study. Research carried out by Abertay University in Scotland found that in just six weeks… read full article

'Excessively bureaucratic' safeguards for people lacking mental capacity to be reviewed

Julia Corbett, News Editor (24-Jul-14)

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) provision will be reviewed and simplified to improve the protection of people who lack mental capacity, the Department of Health has announced. DOLS allow people, such as those with dementia… read full article

Government called to back programme to make dying in hospital last resort

Julia Corbett, News Editor (23-Jul-14)

The Government is being called on to back a new programme aimed at reducing the number of people dying in hospitals by utilising alternative care options in hospices, care homes or at home. According to Help the Hospices, the end of… read full article

Horticultural project for vulnerable adults raises money from its own produce

Julia Corbett, News Editor (23-Jul-14)

After months of planting, growing and harvesting, a range of fruit and vegetables home grown by adults with learning disabilities has gone on sale in Bomersund, Northumberland. Money raised will be invested back into the project run by… read full article

Care minister says that older people are being 'exploited' by care homes' top-up fees

Nina Hathway, News Editor (23-Jul-14)

A parliamentary debate on the subject of care home top up fees has raised questions about their necessity. In a speech, Care Minister Norman Lamb said he fears ‘exploitation’ of vulnerable older people over such fees.… read full article

Latest News Analysis, Profiles, Features, Inside Politics, Innovative Care Home & Debates

Profile: FitzRoy founder changed the way Britain cares for people with learning disabilities

Sue Learner, News Editor (07-Jul-14) article from 'Profiles' section

Fifty years ago, it was the norm for people with learning disabilities to be locked away in large institutions for the duration of their lives. Now they are very much part of the community, and it is largely thanks to two people… read full article

Think tank calls for 'swings at bus stops' for older people

Nina Hathway, News Editor (03-Jul-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

Local and national policy-makers are failing to ensure that our communities meet the needs of all ages according to a new report that strongly recommends that local authorities should encourage a sense of fun for all ages - such as… read full article

Future of adult social services unsustainable despite 'Herculean success' of staff

Julia Corbett, News Editor (02-Jul-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) annual budget survey released today has revealed a 1.9 per cent reduction in spending in social care services in 2014/15. ADASS president David Pearson commended the continuing… read full article

Dementia signage and visual aids are crucial within care homes

Richard Howard, News Editor (01-Jul-14) article from 'Features' section

For adults experiencing memory loss, the ability of the brain to remain visually engaged with interior surroundings is well documented as being crucial for enhancing daily living potential. As… read full article

Profile: Luxury care homes see rapid growth as traditional care homes dwindle, reveals care home expert

Sue Learner, News Editor (01-Jul-14) article from 'Profiles' section

As the number of luxury care homes continues to grow, the number of traditional style converted care homes which tend to cater for local authority residents is shrinking as care providers chase the big money, according to an expert… read full article

Volunteers - the charitable solution for improving the lives of care home residents

Nina Hathway, News Editor (01-Jul-14) article from 'Features' section

The reports of poor standards of care and underpaid, overworked staff continue to proliferate in the media and potential solutions are still being debated. Religious groups and charities around the country… read full article

Latest Press Releases

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Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

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Health & well-being open day

Date: Thursday 31 Jul 2014   Location: The Mildenhall Club
Organiser: The Mildenhall Club   more details

Dementia Talk

Date: Thursday 07 Aug 2014   Location: Donald Hope Library
Organiser: Barchester Queens Court Care Home   more details

Memory Walk

Date: Sunday 07 Sep 2014   Location: Coventry Memorial Park
Organiser: Barchester Harper Fields   more details

Upcoming Care Sector Awards

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Older People in the Media Awards 2014

Date: Thursday 13 Nov 2014   Location: London
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Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

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Pottery Workshops

Date: Tuesday 01 Oct 2013 – Wednesday 01 Oct 2014   Location: Court/Orangery/Stables
Organiser: Nynehead Court   Contact: 01823662481   more details

Art Workshop

Date: Tuesday 01 Oct 2013 – Wednesday 01 Oct 2014   Location: Court/Orangery
Organiser: Nynehead Court   more details

Pembroke Care News

Date: Monday 21 Oct 2013 – Saturday 21 Oct 2023   Location: Pembroke Care
Organiser: Pembroke Care   more details

Monthly Coffee Mornings

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

Weekly Prize Winning Crossword Competion

Date: Thursday 20 Mar 2014 – Friday 20 Mar 2015   Location: Cubbington Mill Care Home
Organiser: Barchester Cubbington Mill Care Home   more details

Word of the Month

Date: Thursday 20 Mar 2014 – Friday 20 Mar 2015   Location: Cubbington Mill
Organiser: Barchester Cubbington Mill Care Home   more details