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Funding announced to protect older people next winter

Julia Corbett, News Editor (23-Apr-14)

Volunteer-led projects aimed at helping older people stay healthy over the winter period are set to benefit from £2m of funding, the Government has announced. Projects which will support potentially vulnerable older people over the coldest… read full article

Puppy love cheers care home residents

Nina Hathway, News Editor (23-Apr-14)

Residents at Richmond Court in Willington, County Durham, which is one of the Bondcare care homes, enjoyed a visit from man’s best friend for a Pets as Therapy session. Cockapoo, Golden Retriever and Labrador puppies… read full article

Barchester signs for Cardiff care home development

Nina Hathway, News Editor (23-Apr-14)

One of the UK’s largest healthcare providers, Barchester Healthcare has signed another 35-year lease agreement with leading care developer, Castleoak, this time for an 80-bed care home in Castleton on the outskirts of Cardiff.… read full article

Work experience initiative success for disability care home residents

Julia Corbett, News Editor (22-Apr-14)

A work experience initiative launched in a Cambridgeshire care home has helped a third of its residents into some form of employment or work experience opportunity. Craegmoor’s Conquest House, part of the Priory Group, has been given… read full article

Former firefighter calls on Government to make fire sprinklers compulsory in care homes

Richard Howard, News Editor (17-Apr-14)

A fall in the number of fire fatalities in England show the benefits of increased enforcement of regulation and the installation of sprinklers, according to former firefighter and managing director of Safety Management UK (SMUK) Brian Gregory. Statistics… read full article

Vital support is lacking during serious cases of sight loss

Richard Howard, News Editor (15-Apr-14)

Almost half of eye hospitals in the UK do not offer support to people who are going blind, according to research by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). The charity are looking to highlight the multiple barriers adults face… read full article

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

Information sharing and technology vital for achieving integrated health and social care system

Francesca Dobson, Senior Account Executive at PLMR (03-Apr-14) article from 'Inside Politics' section

The Independent Commission on Whole Person Care was tasked by the Labour Party to examine not only whether an integrated healthcare and social care system was the best way forward for the UK, but also, how this system might be implemented.… read full article

Profile: 'Caring for my father was a privilege I wished had never ended,' says dementia campaigner Beth Britton

Sue Learner, News Editor (01-Apr-14) article from 'Profiles' section

When Beth Britton was 12, her father began to suffer from vascular dementia. He went 10 years without a diagnosis and during this time, she and her mother were his main carers. For Ms Britton, who has become… read full article

Why care homes should do more to help residents with hearing loss

Nina Hathway, News Editor (01-Apr-14) article from 'Features' section

Underfunded and not a high priority, loss of hearing can leave people isolated and lonely. But all too little is being done to help the millions of older people who suffer this condition. The charity Action on Hearing Loss continues… read full article

Dementia Diaries can educate all generations on the challenges of mental health

Richard Howard, News Editor (19-Mar-14) article from 'Innovative Care Home' section

A collection of true stories, gathered from young people who have had first-hand experience of living with dementia, are to be recognised at the NHS England’s Excellence in Participation awards. The ‘Dementia… read full article

Care providers need to do more to help dementia patients live in the 'here and now'

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Mar-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

More needs to be done to create a balance in the lives of dementia patients, between reminiscence therapies and activities which appreciate the ‘here and now,’ according to a new report. The report, titled… read full article

Severely ill patients will benefit from cutting-edge treatment under Early Access to Medicines Scheme

Sue Learner, News Editor (17-Mar-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

A new scheme means severely ill patients with life-threatening and seriously debilitating conditions, will be offered the lifeline of trying cutting-edge new medicine, years before it would normally reach them. The… read full article

Latest Press Releases

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Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

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Naidex National 2014

Date: Tuesday 29 Apr 2014 - Thursday 01 May 2014   Location: Birmingham NEC
Organiser: Automated Doors Systems   Contact: 0800 220329   more details   website

NHS Commissioning and Procurement programme

Date: Tuesday 29 Apr 2014   Location: The Barbican
  Contact: 0161 376 9007   website

Learning Disability Today Sheffield

Date: Thursday 01 May 2014   Location: Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield
Organiser: Chesterfield House Care Home with Nursing   more details

Upcoming Care Sector Awards

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National Learning Disabilities Awards 2014

Date: Friday 16 May 2014   Location: Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
  Contact: 0117 973 3695   website

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

Dementia Clinic

Date: Thursday 27 Feb 2014 – Wednesday 30 Apr 2014   Location: Madeira Day Centre
Organiser: Belmont Sandbanks Care Ltd   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