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Attenborough fans wanting to pay tribute asked to give donations to care home

Sue Learner, News Editor (28-Aug-14)

Lord Attenborough’s family have asked people wishing to pay tribute to the film star and director, to give a donation to the care home, where he spent the last years of his life. Oscar winner, Richard Attenborough,..... read full article

Care workers in court charged with abusing residents at Old Deanery care home

Sue Learner, News Editor (27-Aug-14)

Three care workers accused of assaulting and harassing residents, at the Old Deanery care home in Essex, have appeared in court. All three women are from Braintree and are Adeshola Adediwura, 32, Lorna Clark, 44,..... read full article

Five lifestyle changes 'could reduce dementia risk'

Nina Hathway, News Editor (27-Aug-14)

Taking exercise, eating a Mediterranean diet and learning a new hobby are among the top five tips to stave off dementia - but one in five Britons think there is nothing they can do says new research from a charity. A..... read full article

Care home resident celebrates 'growing old disgracefully' at annual awards

Julia Corbett, News Editor (26-Aug-14)

The National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) has been recognising the variety of activities organised within care homes for residents throughout the country. The positive impact activities have on the quality of life for older people..... read full article

CQC shuts down Nottinghamshire care home

Sue Learner, News Editor (26-Aug-14)

Care home regulator, Care Quality Commission, has taken urgent legal action to shut down a care home, due to concerns over the health and wellbeing of its residents. CQC successfully applied to the court for a cancellation..... read full article

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

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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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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