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Latest News

The Silver Line celebrates first birthday by partnering with CQC

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (25-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

Free and confidential helpline, The Silver Line is today celebrating its first birthday by announcing a new partnership with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Since launching on 25 November 2013, The Silver Line has received nearly..... read full article

Celebration of those over 100 calls for residents to step forward

Julia Corbett, News Editor (25-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

Residents over the age of 100 years old are being encouraged to share their life stories, advice and experiences as part of a new series being created by the BBC. Organisers of a new ‘Ageing Series’ want to find people who have..... read full article

Mum of dead autistic woman kept in padded hospital room says ‘I miss her every day’

Sue Learner, News Editor (25-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

The mother of Stephanie Bincliffe, who had a learning disability and autism, and was kept in a padded hospital room for nearly seven years until dying from heart failure and sleep apnoea, due to obesity, said “I miss her every day”. Ms..... read full article

Public attitudes to disability have improved in the last 20 years

Nina Hathway, News Editor (24-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

Six out of ten disabled people believe that public attitudes to disability have improved in the past two decades but a significant proportion still say that they experience discrimination, according to research by the charity Scope...... read full article

Seafarers go green to reduce carbon footprint

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (24-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

A care home in Surrey has recently taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint and become self-sufficient. The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society in Banstead, Surrey has newly installed solar panels, a borehole in the grounds and..... read full article

New dementia partnership devised to help family carers

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (24-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

A new dementia partnership has been announced between Dementia Adventure and health and social care provider Care UK. The new initiative will run for the next year and see the introduction of a programme of..... read full article

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

Latest Press Releases

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Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

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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

Assesing the impact of the Social Care Act

Date: Thursday 04 Dec 2014   Location: Central London
  Contact: 0845 647 7000   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