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Latest News

Care homes urged to take part in vital research to improve life for residents

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

People working in care homes are being urged to take part in a study being carried out by Cardiff University, to explore the best way of caring for residents in care homes. Victoria Shepherd, a research..... read full article

Nearly three-quarters of Care Show visitors back covert surveillance in care homes

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

Almost three-quarters of visitors to this year's Care Show agree that covert surveillance should be introduced in care homes. The poll carried out at the Care Show in Bournemouth found 73 per cent back the..... read full article

Care home owner reveals how his two homes became the top recommended in the UK

Sue Learner, News Editor (26-Mar-15) article from 'Features' section

The secret to successfully running the two top care homes in the country is to treat your residents like they are your ‘extended family’, according to owners Parveen and Priyanka Goyal. Three years ago,..... read full article

Regular and quality sleep crucial for safeguarding long-term health

Richard Howard, News Editor (25-Mar-15) article from 'News' section

Social care provider Newcross Healthcare Solutions are looking to highlight the importance of quality sleep within busy care environments, challenging care providers to consider whether their occupants are receiving ‘a good night’s sleep’ on a..... read full article

Adults with learning disabilities need more help to access the polls

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

Learning disability care specialists, Milestones Trust, have invited political parties to work with them in helping more people to vote on election day. With estimates showing that only around 16 per cent of adults with learning..... read full article

Large majority of older web users say life’s better online

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

New research by leading charity Age UK reveals that an overwhelming majority (85 per cent) of older people aged 55 and over who use the Internet say their life has changed for the better by being online, with nearly half (45 per..... read full article

Cost of social care to rise to £800 per council tax payer

Julia Corbett, News Editor (24-Mar-15) article from 'News Analysis' section

By 2019/20, 60p in every £1 collected through council tax will be spent on social care for vulnerable children and adults, data from the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed. For those paying council tax in the average..... read full article

CQC announce nine per cent increase in regulatory fees

Julia Corbett, News Editor (23-Mar-15) article from 'News' section

The regulatory board for social care in England, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has announced a nine per cent annual increase in fees for providers for 2015/16. The increase will apply to all care services including NHS..... read full article

One week left to express views over cap on care costs

Julia Corbett, News Editor (23-Mar-15) article from 'News' section

Care professionals are being urged to provide their views on the introduction of the cap on care costs which aims to protect an individual from care costs rising above £72,000. As well as professionals responsible for delivering..... read full article

Footballer helps Warrington care village residents get fit

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (20-Mar-15) article from 'News' section

Residents living in a Belong community care village, Warrington, have been exercising to improve their fitness and well-being with a local footballer Aaron Williams. Mr Williams plays for Grappenhall Sports..... read full article

Budget: Courting the 'grey vote' tactics criticised for focusing only on wealthy pensioners

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

Older people’s charity, Independent Age, have called into question interpretations of the Budget as being one that suits ‘the grey vote’, particularly in relation to the absence of social care funding initiatives within the framework. Political..... read full article

Daughter of mum with dementia set up 'To Know Me' books to give her mum a voice

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Mar-15) article from 'Innovative Care Home' section

Five years ago, Louise Arkley’s mum was diagnosed with dementia. Desperate for her care workers to know her as the person she once was, her daughter launched ‘To Know Me’ books. “It was during one particular..... read full article

Latest Press Releases

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Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

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Seventh Annual Scottish Caring and Dementia Congress

Date: Wednesday 08 Apr 2015   Location: Edinburgh
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Jobs, Skills & Training Event

Date: Thursday 16 Apr 2015   Location: Civic Hall, Connah's Quay
Organiser: M H C   more details

Understanding Dementia Workshops 2015

Date: Tuesday 21 Apr 2015
Organiser: University of Salford   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