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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

GPS tracking devices being developed to monitor people with dementia in care homes

Sue Learner, News Editor (21-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University are looking into developing low-cost GPS-style tracking devices to monitor the movements of people with dementia in care homes, hospitals and housing associations. Dr..... read full article

Charity appoints new personalisation officer

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

Disability charity, Walsingham has enforced its commitment to offering person centred care and support by the appointment of Dominique Richards as personalisation officer acting on behalf of the charity throughout England and Wales...... read full article

Recruitment drive aims to offer nursing jobs ‘on the same day’

Nina Hathway, News Editor (20-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

Care provider HC-One is holding bespoke recruitment events for qualified nurses who would like to work in care homes in and around Northwich, Cheshire with an added bonus – successful candidates will get a job offer on the same day..... read full article

Care home appeals for help so resident can achieve life-long dream to read and write

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

A care home in Hartlepool is appealing for a voluntary adult literacy tutor to teach one of its residents to read and write. Evelyn, aged 76, who has lived at Queen Meadow care home in Stockton Road since..... read full article

Dementia: Personalised music playlists can aid memory and emotional well-being

Richard Howard, News Editor (20-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

Specialist training is being undertaken this week at Balhousie Care Group, as the care provider looks to invite the gift of music into its care homes and impact on the fragile psychology of those with memory loss. Welcoming members of charity..... read full article

Future of mental health services discussed at major conference in England

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (19-Jan-15) article from 'News Analysis' section

Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg held a mental health conference today, where leading practitioners in the field, policy makers, charities and campaigners were invited to discuss the future of England’s mental health services. The..... read full article

One in four older people feel they have no one, says Age UK

Nina Hathway, News Editor (19-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

Some 2.9 million people aged 65 and over now feel they have no one to go to for help and support, an Age UK survey has found. Of the people surveyed, 39 per cent said they felt lonely and one in five..... read full article

Families urged to plan older relatives' care earlier

Richard Howard, News Editor (19-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

Care home provider Anchor has commented on figures that show, once again, a surge in care home enquiries during the post-Christmas period. This trend, which sees a boom in Google search statistics for terms such as ‘care home’,..... read full article

Ageing population seen as one of the top three challenges facing the UK

Sue Learner, News Editor (19-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

The ageing population is seen to be the third top challenge facing Britain, over the next 20 years, with healthcare and immigration coming first and second, according to a new survey. The YouGov poll commissioned..... read full article

Latest Press Releases

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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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Open Day at the Davers Club

Date: Tuesday 27 Jan 2015   Location: The Davers Club
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The National Learning Disabilities Awards

Date: Friday 15 May 2015   Location: ICC, Birmingham
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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