Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

Why are some care home providers still not paying care workers the National Minimum Wage?

Des Kelly, Executive Director, National Care Forum , 27-May-16 article from 'Opinion (CH)' section

The care sector has been branded ‘high risk’ by the Low Pay Commission for failing to pay their employees the National Minimum Wage. I believe the National Living Wage is the least that care workers should

Dementia board game sparks conversation across generations

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 27-May-16 article from 'Features' section

In the early to mid-stages of dementia, lapses in memory and episodes of confusion may begin to affect the way in which a person communicates with their family and friends. Feeling frustrated, helpless,

Dragons' Den entrepreneur takes people with dementia back in time with interactive train carriages

Sue Learner, Editor , 27-May-16 article from 'Innovative Care (CH)' section

An entrepreneur, who managed to win a £100,000 deal on the TV show Dragons' Den, has added to his reminiscence tools for people with dementia, with an interactive train carriage and laundrette. Richard Ernest

TV presenter Penny Smith urges people to enter Age International's charity photo competition

Sue Learner, Editor , 27-May-16 article from 'News' section

TV and radio presenter Penny Smith is encouraging people to enter Age International’s photo competition to raise awareness of and celebrate older people around the world. The theme of the competition ‘Strength

Delayed hospital discharges 'increasing at alarming rate', costing NHS £820m a year

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 26-May-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

Delays in discharging older patients from hospital when they no longer need to receive acute clinical care is costing the NHS £820m every year, according to a report published by National Audit Office (NAO). The

Three-quarters of care homes rated Inadequate have shown improvement

Sue Learner, Editor , 25-May-16 article from 'News' section

Nearly three quarters of care homes originally rated Inadequate have improved their ratings following re-inspection by the Care Quality Commission. The CQC has published an analysis which shows that during

Care homes can help cash-strapped councils by being an ’open book’ says adult social care director

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 24-May-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

With less money for social care an 'open book' conversation has to take place with all care home's care costs made transparent says Margaret Willcox, the adult social care director for Gloucestershire County Council. “I

Student photography project offers unique insight into life at a dementia memory café

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 24-May-16 article from 'Features' section

Memory cafés provide an important facility for thousands of people living with dementia across the UK. Often run by volunteers, they can cater for any number of people living with dementia, including those with different stages of

Health+Care Show: 'It's more important than ever for care providers to share best practice'

Sue Learner, Editor , 23-May-16 article from 'Features' section

Care home providers have been hit by social care funding cuts, the national living wage and tougher CQC inspections. This is why it is more important than ever for people in the care sector to come together and look at how they can

Welsh care home’s nail bar so popular that care workers learn beauty therapy to keep up with demand

Sue Learner, Editor , 23-May-16 article from 'Innovative Care (CH)' section

A nail bar at a Flintshire care home has proved to be so popular with the residents that the home has had to train 10 members of staff in beauty therapy – just to keep up with the demand. Pen-y-Bryn care

High blood pressure linked to vascular dementia, study reveals

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 19-May-16 article from 'News' section

High blood pressure could ‘significantly raise’ the risk of developing the second most common form of dementia, according to a new study by The George Institute for Global Health, published in the journal Stroke. Researchers

Graduate invents 'smart' walking stick to help people with Parkinson's

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 18-May-16 article from 'Features' section

The granddaughter of a man with Parkinson’s has invented a ‘smart’ walking stick that could help thousands of people living with the condition. Neha Shahid Chaudhry was inspired to create the ‘smart’ walking stick to improve the

Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

Healthy Working Project

Date: Tuesday 10 May 2016 – Tuesday 31 May 2016

Organiser: Bandrum Nursing Home

Encourage Activity because every life matters

Date: Friday 03 Jun 2016

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Care Forum

Date: Monday 06 Jun 2016 – Tuesday 07 Jun 2016

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Upcoming Care Sector Awards

Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

Launch of Dementia Cafe

Date: Friday 29 Apr 2016 – Saturday 28 May 2016

Location: Lydgate Lodge in Batley

Organiser: Lydgate Lodge

Our Homes Cats

Date: Saturday 30 Apr 2016 – Sunday 29 May 2016

Location: Beeston View

Organiser: Barchester Iddenshall Hall and Beeston View Dementia Unit

Re-decoration

Date: Saturday 30 Apr 2016 – Sunday 29 May 2016

Location: Beeston View

Organiser: Barchester Iddenshall Hall and Beeston View Dementia Unit

Pamper Evenings

Date: Saturday 30 Apr 2016 – Sunday 29 May 2016

Location: Iddenshall Hall

Organiser: Barchester Iddenshall Hall Care Home

Dinner themed evenings

Date: Tuesday 10 May 2016 – Tuesday 31 May 2016

Location: Woodland View

Organiser: Barchester Woodland View Care Home

A Right Royal Tea Party at Southlands Place

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016 – Friday 10 Jun 2016

Location: Southlands Place, Bexhill-on-Sea

Organiser: Southlands Place