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Latest News

Putting hidden cameras in care homes would be a ‘legal minefield’ warns human rights barrister

Sue Learner, News Editor (22-Dec-14) article from 'Features' section

A barrister specialising in human rights and criminal law, has warned that putting covert surveillance in care homes, would be a “legal minefield” for both care home providers and for individuals wanting to monitor their friend or..... read full article

Specialist dementia care unit opened by care minister

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Dec-14) article from 'News' section

A six bedroom unit specifically designed and built for people with dementia has been opened at NorseCare’s residential care home St Nicholas House in Norfolk. The unit has been made possible because of a..... read full article

The Abbeyfield Society offers a helping hand to older people at Christmas

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (19-Dec-14) article from 'News' section

Housing and support charity for older people, The Abbeyfield Society are running a campaign to help prevent older people from being lonely and isolated this Christmas. The Coping at Christmas campaign is in its fifth year and..... read full article

Fundraising activities raise £5,000 for The Care Workers Charity

Julia Corbett, News Editor (18-Dec-14) article from 'News' section

Around £5,000 has been raised by healthcare professionals attending industry events hosted by DP Events since the summer, for The Care Workers Charity. The most recent two day forum held at the Grange St..... read full article

CQC report into Calderstones NHS Trust highlights 'sickening' record

Richard Howard, News Editor (18-Dec-14) article from 'News' section

England’s care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has revealed the extent of failures recorded at Calderstones NHS Trust, which includes a number of abusive practices that adults with learning disabilities have been subject..... read full article

Care home gets £5,000 grant to offer yoga and meditation to residents

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Dec-14) article from 'Innovative Care Home' section

Four Seasons Health Care’s Marlborough Court Care Home has been awarded a £5,000 bursary so it can continue offering yoga and meditation therapy to residents. Residents living at Marlborough Court Care Home..... read full article

Care cook of the year competition open for 2015 entries

Julia Corbett, News Editor (18-Dec-14) article from 'News' section

Keen care home catering staff and chefs have until 6 Feb 2015 to enter the 15th annual National Association of Care Catering’s Care Cook of the Year competition. Entrants must design and cook a tasty and nutritionally balanced..... read full article

'Store-to-door' partnership brings Christmas to care home residents

Richard Howard, News Editor (18-Dec-14) article from 'News' section

Residents of Lewin House, in Aylesbury, have been able to enjoy a supermarket shopping experience within the comforts of the home, after owners decided new options were needed to make Christmas shopping for loved ones easier. Partnering..... read full article

More than six million older people suffering from hearing loss in the UK and not receiving treatment

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (17-Dec-14) article from 'News' section

There are 10 million people within the UK suffering from hearing loss, of those, more than 6 million are over 65 whilst the rest are working age and a further 800,000 are deaf, according to Action on Hearing Loss. A..... read full article

Profile: Care home turnaround specialist reveals some of the tricks of the trade

Nina Hathway, News Editor (16-Dec-14) article from 'Profiles' section

What does today’s care home do if either it fails to meet statutory requirements or is running into financial problems? Admit that all is not well and seek professional help is the smart solution. A growing breed of management..... read full article

Centenarian's painting turned into Christmas card

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (16-Dec-14) article from 'News' section

A snowy landscape scene painted by a care home resident at Colten Care’s Lymington home has been selected as the Christmas card design for the groups Belmore Lodge. The painting, completed by resident and..... read full article

Care home group launches new whistleblowing policy in 'zero tolerance' approach to abuse

Sue Learner, News Editor (15-Dec-14) article from 'Innovative Care Home' section

The care home group, PrimeLife, has launched a new and updated whistleblowing policy as part of its ‘zero tolerance’ approach to abuse and neglect. The new policy, which encourages friends, family and residents..... 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
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Mental Health: Better, Faster and Earlier Help

Date: Wednesday 04 Mar 2015   Location: Manchester
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Legal Perspectives of the Care Pathway

Date: Thursday 12 Mar 2015   Location: Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick
Organiser: Quality Solicitors Moore & Tibbits   Contact: 01926 491181   more details   website

Upcoming Care Sector Awards

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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
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

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