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Latest News

Improving life for those with dementia starts with the person behind the disease

Julia Corbett, News Editor (27-Feb-15) article from 'Features' section

‘Developing excellent care for people living with dementia in care homes' by Caroline Baker documents the steps care homes can take to move towards providing truly person-centred care. In her book, Ms..... read full article

Latest British National Formulary is 'essential guide' to medication in care homes

Julia Corbett, News Editor (27-Feb-15) article from 'News Analysis' section

A study found that half of care home residents are at risk of harm from errors made when giving out their medication, which is why it is vital that care home staff rigorously follow up to date guidance. The latest edition of the..... read full article

A nurse reveals why she would rather work in a care home, than for the NHS

Sue Learner, News Editor (27-Feb-15) article from 'Features' section

Care homes up and down the country struggle to recruit nurses, as the pay and status that comes with working for the NHS tends to be more attractive. Claire Phillips, who has worked as a nurse in a care home..... read full article

Management team confirms acquisition of the expanding Signature Senior Lifestyle

Richard Howard, News Editor (26-Feb-15) article from 'News' section

A growing portfolio of luxury care homes has seen Signature Senior Lifestyle Ltd go from strength to strength since it was launched in 2006. Now, making the most of a robust financial set-up, the company’s management team have been successful in acquiring..... read full article

Communication is key when specialising in Challenging Behaviour

Richard Howard, News Editor (26-Feb-15) article from 'Features' section

Care providers need to prioritise communication skills in order to turn around the negative image that provision for adults with learning disabilities remains beset by, according to challenging behaviour experts. Addressing..... read full article

Hallmark care home residents to hold Great British Pie Off

Sue Learner, News Editor (25-Feb-15) article from 'Innovative Care Home' section

For the fifth year running, Hallmark Care Homes has signed up to be an official partner with Love British Food, which runs British Food Fortnight. As part of the two-week celebration of traditional British..... read full article

Nuisance callers to be fined up to £500,000

Julia Corbett, News Editor (25-Feb-15) article from 'News' section

Changes to the law made by the Government will make it easier to fine nuisance call companies for making unwanted marketing calls and texts. From 6 April 2015, businesses behind these types of calls can be fined up to £500,000..... read full article

Care homes urged to enter this year’s CAP housekeeping and catering awards scheme

Sue Learner, News Editor (24-Feb-15) article from 'News' section

The CAP Awards, one of the healthcare industry’s leading measures of quality in housekeeping and catering, is unveiling its new awards scheme for 2015. The awards, which are open to care homes across the..... read full article

General Election: New Government 'must reform' ailing social care system

Nina Hathway, News Editor (24-Feb-15) article from 'Features' section

As political parties of all persuasions gather their forces for the final couple of months of campaigning, carehome.co.uk spoke to a number of care providers and charities about what they want the next Government to do to improve..... read full article

New Wales Social Care Bill will make care homes more accountable

Richard Howard, News Editor (24-Feb-15) article from 'News Analysis' section

Legislation for the new Social Care Bill for Wales has been unveiled at Cardiff’s Penylan House Community Nursing Home. Welsh Assembly ministers are optimistic that the Bill, which is designed to make care providers as accountable as frontline workers,..... read full article

Dementia research to get boost in participants from new online and telephone service

Sue Learner, News Editor (24-Feb-15) article from 'News' section

A new online and telephone service has been launched making it easier for people to take part in research into dementia. Join Dementia Research hopes to speed up the pace of dementia research by allowing..... read full article

Government pledges to invest over £300m in dementia research

Sue Learner, News Editor (23-Feb-15) article from 'News' section

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a new, long-term strategy over the next five years to combat dementia, which includes investing £300m in research into the disease. The announcement comes hot on..... read full article

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Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

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The National Autistic Society's Professional Conference

Date: Tuesday 03 Mar 2015 – Wednesday 04 Mar 2015   Location: Harrogate International Centre
Organiser: Lighthouse Healthcare   more details

Eye opener.

Date: Tuesday 03 Mar 2015   Location: South Lodge
Organiser: South Lodge   more details

Eye opener.

Date: Tuesday 03 Mar 2015   Location: South Lodge
Organiser: South Lodge   more details

Upcoming Care Sector Awards

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The National Learning Disabilities Awards

Date: Friday 15 May 2015   Location: ICC, Birmingham
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Care and Support West Awards

Date: Friday 31 Jul 2015   Location: TBC
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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