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More specialist care homes for people with mental health problems desperately needed

Sue Learner, News Editor (17-Sep-14)

A manager of a new £4m care home, which specialises in caring for people with mental health conditions, has said there is a “real lack” of these specialist care homes. The Oaks care home in Baillieston, Glasgow, will..... read full article

Care home manager suspended by nursing watchdog for watching 'granny porn' at work

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Sep-14)

The deputy manager of Ashlea House care home in Stirling, has been suspended for 12 months by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, after he watched ‘granny porn’ and ‘blonde cougars’, on a computer at work. David Campbell,..... read full article

Innovative 'indoor garden' dementia therapy room changes life in care home

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Sep-14)

A garden-themed sensory room has just opened at Yohden Care Complex in Blackhall colliery, which will be used as part of dementia therapy sessions at the home. The ‘garden’ was designed so that one half resembles..... read full article

Safety campaign targets dodgy fire doors in care homes

Nina Hathway, News Editor (16-Sep-14)

New research published to coincide with Fire Door Safety Week, which runs from 15-21 September 2014, has revealed continuing high levels of ignorance about fire safety among many building owners and managers. Against..... read full article

Care market needs to avoid 'investing in the wrong people'

Richard Howard, News Editor (16-Sep-14)

Labour market data reports continue to show a growth in vacancies and staff appointments throughout UK job sectors, as confirmed by KPMG LLP and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. Indeed the latest ‘Report on Jobs’ finds that..... read full article

Human brain may be able to compensate for some of early changes seen in Alzheimer's disease

Nina Hathway, News Editor (15-Sep-14)

New research has shown that older adults with build-up of a hallmark Alzheimer’s protein have increased brain activity while performing memory tasks. The US study suggests that the brain adapts to compensate for early damage caused by this..... read full article

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

Scottish independence: All eyes on Scotland this Thursday as vote could change face of Scottish care

Sue Learner, News Editor (15-Sep-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

The care sector has largely been quiet on the issue of Scottish independence, yet the vote this Thursday is set to have a huge impact both on older and disabled people and the care providers themselves. Welfare,..... read full article

Growing number of care homes developing specialist bariatric rooms for obese people

Sue Learner, News Editor (08-Sep-14) article from 'Features' section

An increase in the number of obese older people, has led to a growing number of care homes in the UK building specialist bariatric rooms, so they can care for severely overweight people. Research recently..... read full article

Care manager criticises negative attitude of care professionals who say 'I'm just a care worker'

Richard Howard, News Editor (08-Sep-14) article from 'Features' section

Quality training is essential to make sure some of the negative attitudes society has towards caring do not spill over into the profession, according to a social care recruitment company. Rachel Bryan, marketing..... read full article

Innovative 1950s style village green creates calming space for care home residents

Julia Corbett, News Editor (04-Sep-14) article from 'Innovative Care Home' section

The idea of creating a themed shop window within a care home to boost reminiscence in residents has been a popular project for many care homes. Residents can recall memories about a period of their life..... read full article

Patients will rate hospitals on food quality in drive to improve nutrition

Sue Learner, News Editor (01-Sep-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

The Government is giving patients the power to rate food on hospital wards, in order to encourage hospitals, to raise standards of the food they serve. For the first time, the NHS will have to abide by mandatory..... read full article

Five lifestyle changes 'could reduce dementia risk'

Nina Hathway, News Editor (27-Aug-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

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

Latest Press Releases

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Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

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The Dementia Challenge: Continuing the fightback

Date: Thursday 18 Sep 2014   Location: School of Music, University of Leeds
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NHS Productivity: Weathering the Storm

Date: Thursday 18 Sep 2014   Location: Manchester Conference Centre
  Contact: 0161 376 9007   website

Recruitment Open Day!

Date: Saturday 20 Sep 2014 – Sunday 21 Sep 2014   Location: Sunrise of Beaconsfield
Organiser: Sunrise of Beaconsfield   more details

Upcoming Care Sector Awards

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Come Dine With Us

Date: Wednesday 24 Sep 2014   Location: Sunrise of Bassett
Organiser: Sunrise of Bassett (Southampton)   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