Care Home News

GPs admit to lack of support for families struggling with dementia

Richard Howard, News Editor (06-Jul-15)

Surveys carried out by the Alzheimer’s Society show that most GPs do not believe health and social care services are able to do enough to support adults with dementia and their families. Opinions obtained from 1,000 family doctors.....

Ambitions of one in four young adult carers ruined

Richard Howard, News Editor (02-Jul-15)

Research carried out by Carers Trust Wales has confirmed that young adults with caring responsibilities are far more likely to drop out of college or university than those without. Looking to raise awareness of the challenges young.....

Veterans' charity looking forward to National Lottery Awards final

Richard Howard, News Editor (02-Jul-15)

Specialising in care homes for veterans, the charity Erskine Hospital has joined the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects in the final stage of this year’s National Lottery Awards, having captured public sentiment with its ‘Erskine Celebrates.....

Arts and care homes collaboration targets a legacy for harnessing creative energies

Richard Howard, News Editor (01-Jul-15)

Connecting care home residents to the arts is the focus of a new partnership between care home provider Anchor and London-based arts charity Magic Me. By taking up residencies at four Anchor homes, each lasting between 3 and.....

Care team conquer vertigo to climb o2

Richard Howard, News Editor (30-Jun-15)

London’s o2 was the target of an ambitious care home fundraising group, assembled by the Abbeyfield Kent Society Ltd for a climbing attempt on Thursday 18 June. Staff from residential homes Abbeyfield Woodgate, in Tonbridge, and Abbeyfield The Dynes, in Kemsing, joined.....

Labour leadership contender wants care workers to be paid the Living Wage

Sue Learner, News Editor (26-Jun-15)

Liz Kendall who wants to be the next leader of the Labour Party, has said she wants to create a living wage society and will ensure that care workers are no longer exploited and receive the pay they deserve. Ms.....

Care homes throughout the UK hold events for Care Home Open Day

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (25-Jun-15)

Care homes across the UK held open day events in support of Care Home Open Day 2015 on Friday 19th June. The national event is hosted annually to show examples of excellent social care and invites families and members of the public.....

Home care provider opens its second fully accessible hotel for disabled people

Sue Learner, News Editor (24-Jun-15)

A care provider has transformed a landmark hotel in Llandudno into a luxurious, fully accessible holiday destination for disabled people, their care workers and families. Safehands Holidays is part of the.....

Exercise classes proven to give care home residents extra Oomph!

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (24-Jun-15)

Oomph! Wellness provide training and support to staff in care homes to allow them to deliver personalised exercise programmes to residents. Providing classes that are created to stimulate the mind, body and soul of care home residents,.....

The Care and Support Alliance elects Papworth Trust chief as new leader

Sue Learner, News Editor (24-Jun-15)

The Care and Support Alliance, which represents 80 charities and campaigns for a properly funded care system, has elected Vicky McDermott, the chief executive of Papworth Trust, as the new chair. She replaces.....

Welsh care home workers to be trained in spotting early signs of dementia

Sue Learner, News Editor (23-Jun-15)

Wales is investing £34m in primary care services to help provide 24/7 healthcare closer to people’s homes. Part of the package includes investing £240,000 to fund a nurse-led programme across Wales to train.....

College of Social Work announces it is closing

Sue Learner, News Editor (19-Jun-15)

The College of Social Work has announced it is closing due to lack of funding. The organisation has revealed it is currently in the ‘winding down’ process rather than instant closure. Jo Cleary, chair,.....

Richmond Villages starts work on its seventh retirement village

Sue Learner, News Editor (19-Jun-15)

Richmond Villages, developer and operator of luxury retirement villages across the UK, has begun the first stage of construction at its newest village at Aston-on-Trent in south Derbyshire. It is expected.....

MPs urged to listen to concerns of people with learning disabilities over proposed benefits cuts

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Jun-15)

Over 70 MPs met with people with a learning disability and their families and heard their concerns over the Government’s proposed £12bn cuts to welfare at a House of Commons event hosted by the Royal Mencap Society. MPs.....

Nominations from health and care sector wanted for Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Jun-15)

The Department of Health is looking for people who have made an outstanding contribution within the health and care sector for the Queen's Honours Birthday list 2016. Anybody in the health and care sector.....

Former Cadbury’s chocolate factory to become a care home

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Jun-15)

A former Cadbury’s chocolate factory in Keynsham is to be turned into a £60m retirement community with 120 assisted living apartments and a 105-bed care home offering a range of specialist care. Bristol-based.....

Free UK travel guide details accessible days out across the UK

Nina Hathway, News Editor (16-Jun-15)

Make sure you get out and about this summer with the newly updated edition of The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain. This invaluable digital guide to days out can be viewed at http://www.accessibleguide.co.uk/home.php.....

Regular consumption of nuts and peanuts could reduce risk of cancer and heart disease

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (11-Jun-15)

Eating nuts and peanuts daily could help protect against cancer, heart disease and other respiratory diseases, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. The study, carried out as part of.....

Construction begins on state-of-the-art Blackburn dementia home

Richard Howard, News Editor (09-Jun-15)

A £4.8m addition to the Community Integrated Care range is now underway in Blackburn, scheduled to open in summer 2016. As well as specialising in dementia care, EachStep Blackburn will look to offer a versatile care service that also impacts.....

One in three people in Wales will end their lives with dementia

Sue Learner, News Editor (08-Jun-15)

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales is calling on people to wake up and realise that with one in three in Wales likely to get dementia, the disease is one of the biggest challenges we face. The warning.....