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Latest News

CQC says community mental health services must improve

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

Nearly one in three people with a mental health problem don’t know who to contact if they have a crisis out of hours, according to the Care Quality Commission. A survey of more than 13,500 people who use..... read full article

People with long-term health conditions do not feel in control of their care

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

Nearly a third of patients with long-term conditions are not satisfied with their care, according to a new survey. The research carried out by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) found patients..... read full article

Two-thirds of Britons scared of getting dementia

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

Two-thirds of people in the UK are worried about getting dementia in later life, yet only a quarter realise being overweight is a risk factor, according to a new survey by Bupa. The YouGov poll commissioned..... read full article

More mental health care homes desperately needed

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

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

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

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

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..... read full article

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

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

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..... read full article

Safety campaign targets dodgy fire doors in care homes

Nina Hathway, News Editor (16-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

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...... read full article

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

Richard Howard, News Editor (16-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

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..... read full article

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

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

Nina Hathway, News Editor (15-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

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..... read full article

Around 70 million working days lost due to mental health illness

Julia Corbett, News Editor (11-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

Fast tracked access to treatment for working people with a mental health illness has been proposed in the Chief Medial Officer’s report ‘Employment is Good for Mental Health.’ The Chief Medical Officer wants..... read full article

Cantor Fitzgerald London supports disability charity on its annual global fundraiser day

Julia Corbett, News Editor (11-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

Leonard Cheshire Disability is being represented by Channel 5 presenter Sian Welby at the annual Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund Charity Day taking place today marking the 11 September terrorist attacks. The global fundraiser is..... read full article

Latest Press Releases

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Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

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Recruitment Open Day!

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

Job Fair 2014 - Bucharest, Romania

Date: Saturday 20 Sep 2014   Location: Hotel Novotel - Calea Victoriei 37B, Bucure?ti 010061, Romania
Organiser: Bluerock Healthcare Ltd   Contact: 0113-827-2280   more details   website

CaterCare Expo

Date: Wednesday 01 Oct 2014 – Friday 03 Oct 2014   Location: East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham
  Contact: 0870 748 0180   website

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