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Generational divide should not hold care homes back from pursuing green credentials

Richard Howard, News Editor (22-Aug-14)

carehome.co.uk recently explored how the care home sector is well positioned to benefit from green energy initiatives, but according to a BT Global services survey older people, who make up sixty five per cent of residents in UK care homes,..... read full article

Big Brother presenter Rylan Clark hosts Bupa Care Home Awards

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Aug-14)

TV presenter and Big Brother’s Bit On The Side host, Rylan Clark, hosted the 2014 Bupa Care Home Awards, celebrating the achievements of around 27,000 employees from nearly 300 care homes. The Awards, which recognised..... read full article

Councils face £1.58bn bill as numbers almost double of those prepared to deplete their wealth to avoid paying for care

Nina Hathway, News Editor (20-Aug-14)

The proportion of people who would be happy to reduce their assets below the £23,250 threshold in order to ensure the state pays for the majority of their long-term care has almost doubled over the last year from 23 per cent to 41 per cent..... read full article

Pioneering research offers genetic clues to the causes of Alzheimer’s

Nina Hathway, News Editor (20-Aug-14)

The discovery of a link between Alzheimer's disease and changes in genes associated with inflammation has opened a new frontier for investigation into the cause of the disease. Two independent studies published..... read full article

Care minister accused of 'besmirching' reputation of care homes

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Aug-14)

The Registered Nursing Home Association has accused care minister Norman Lamb of “besmirching the reputation of care homes across the country with ill-chosen, over-generalised comments likely to create a negative impression of the quality of..... read full article

Lack of medically trained staff in Wales forcing nursing homes to close

Sue Learner, News Editor (19-Aug-14)

A shortage of trained nursing staff in Wales is forcing nursing homes to close, according to Care Forum Wales. Mario Kreft, chair of Care Forum Wales, has called for fundamental changes to tackle the dire shortage..... read full article

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

Bridging the communication gap – how care workers can help those with hearing loss

Nina Hathway, News Editor (05-Aug-14) article from 'Features' section

Whether you suffer from hearing loss yourself or are a care worker helping people who live with this frustrating and isolating condition, the practical advice offered by hearing loss management courses can be invaluable in easing..... read full article

Are special measures really what the care sector needs?

Rhiannon Evans-Young, Account Executive at PLMR (04-Aug-14) article from 'Inside Politics' section

It was announced recently that care homes will soon be subject to the same failure regime as hospitals. Following a decision by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, care homes will see a system of special measures introduced for those..... read full article

Profile: Dementia expert helps families combat guilt and awkwardness during visits to care home residents

Sue Learner, News Editor (04-Aug-14) article from 'Profiles' section

Families can find it hard visiting their relative once they have dementia as they may not recognise them and their memory of the visit can quickly fade. However a writer of a new book on dementia, is urging..... read full article

Retailers bring high street shopping experience into care homes

Julia Corbett, News Editor (01-Aug-14) article from 'Features' section

Making sure care home residents can continue to have independence and express choice whilst receiving care can be a hard balance to strike for any care home manager. Some care homes have started providing..... read full article

Care home resident regains her speech after pony therapy

Sue Learner, News Editor (31-Jul-14) article from 'Innovative Care Home' section

A pony called Magic has been changing care home residents’ lives, and even managed to get one resident, who had been struggling to communicate, to speak a whole sentence. Pony therapy is an innovative therapy..... read full article

Dementia Friendly Communities programme exceeds Prime Minister's expectations

Julia Corbett, News Editor (28-Jul-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

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. Exceeding expectations David..... read full article

Latest Press Releases

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Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

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In-House Training

Date: Monday 01 Sep 2014   Location: Across the UK
Organiser: Edge Services   Contact: 01904 677853   more details   website

People Handling and Risk Assessment Key Trainer's Certificate

Date: Tuesday 02 Sep 2014   Location: Glasgow, Edinburgh, York, Manchester, Birmingham, Warwick, Peterborough, Cardiff, London, Exeter and Brighton
Organiser: Edge Services   Contact: 01904 677853   more details   website

'Key Trainer' Refresher/Update Courses

Date: Tuesday 02 Sep 2014   Location: Glasgow, Edinburgh, York, Manchester, Birmingham, Warwick, Peterborough, Cardiff, London, Exeter and Brighton
Organiser: Edge Services   Contact: 01904 677853   more details   website

Upcoming Care Sector Awards

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Charity Auction

Date: Wednesday 27 Aug 2014   Location: The Space, Roundtree Way, Norwich, NR7 8SQ
Organiser: Barchester Woodside House Care Home   more details

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