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Care Home News

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

Sue Learner, News Editor (27-Mar-15)

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)

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

Regular and quality sleep crucial for safeguarding long-term health

Richard Howard, News Editor (25-Mar-15)

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)

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)

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

CQC announce nine per cent increase in regulatory fees

Julia Corbett, News Editor (23-Mar-15)

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)

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)

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

Art classes have allowed Holocaust survivor to be 'herself' for the first time in her life

Richard Howard, News Editor (18-Mar-15)

A collection of art created by Holocaust survivors and refugees is now on show at The Weiner Library, Russell Square, London, after trustees were impressed with the work created by a Jewish Care art group. Meeting.....    read full article

North East dementia care upgrade thanks to £6.2m investment

Richard Howard, News Editor (17-Mar-15)

A £6.2m dementia care home development, from Eothen Homes Ltd, will bring ground-breaking care to Wallsend, being the first of its kind in the region. The provider has invested in the care home with a vision of raising the bar for specialist.....    read full article

Alzheimer's: The fight against dementia has gone global

Richard Howard, News Editor (17-Mar-15)

A global Dementia Discovery Fund, backed by some of the world’s leading drug makers, has been announced today with full support from the British government. Announced by health minister Jeremy Hunt, at a meeting in Geneva, the.....    read full article

Photography competition: 'Capturing the Character of Old Age'

Richard Howard, News Editor (17-Mar-15)

Nottingham based charity Wainman Trust are challenging passionate photographers to capture ‘the Character of Old Age’, launching a national competition in partnership with Jessops. The charity, which specialises in whole-person.....    read full article

Care Home Idol praised by MP during House of Commons’ Question Time

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Mar-15)

MP for Slough, Fiona Mactaggert, highlighted’s talent contest for care homes, Care Home Idol, and the positive impact that singing has on older people, in the House of Commons during Question Time. Ms.....    read full article

Care home residents make their faces funny for money in support of Red Nose Day

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (13-Mar-15)

Residents and care workers at seven Colten Care homes in Dorset have been raising money for Red Nose Day. Activities included a Red Head day, Mad Hatters tea party, face painting and a talent show. Staff at, Belmore Lodge in.....    read full article

Care sector employers leading the way on National Apprenticeship Week

Richard Howard, News Editor (13-Mar-15)

Health and social care employers have continued to embrace development opportunities this National Apprenticeship Week, having been the most popular sectors for apprenticeships in 2014. Fittingly, Ulysses House residential home, in.....    read full article

Completion of new Aylesbury care home marked with time capsule

Richard Howard, News Editor (13-Mar-15)

A special ceremony has taken place in the grounds of Anchor’s latest care development, which was attended by local children who have spent weeks assembling treasured items to be buried in a time capsule. Opening in April, Buckingham.....    read full article

New residential development celebrates with topping out ceremony

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (12-Mar-15)

The community of Weybridge, Surrey recently had the opportunity to witness Castleoak and Anchor celebrate the £12.4 million Austin Place development nearing completion with a topping out ceremony. The development of 65 luxury.....    read full article

Type 1 diabetes vaccine could be available within ten years

Richard Howard, News Editor (11-Mar-15)

A fresh wave of investment into developing a diabetes vaccine has been announced by Diabetes Care, with the charity optimistic that a solution for Type 1 diabetes can be achieved ‘within a generation’. Co-funded with support from.....    read full article

Fundraising begins for Kilimanjaro attempt in memory of 26-year-old

Richard Howard, News Editor (10-Mar-15)

Market Harborough's Peaker Park Care Village has launched its own fundraising challenge to pay tribute to a young resident who recently lost his battle with cancer, which will include scaling the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro. In memory of Andrew.....    read full article director presents Care Home Idol winner with award

Sue Learner, News Editor (09-Mar-15)

Davina Ludlow, director of, attended a Care Home Idol celebration party at Langley Haven care home in Slough, and presented the residents with their trophy and £500 for winning Care Home Idol 2014. MP.....    read full article