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Care Home News

Mental health guide launched to improve young people's mental health services

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (30-Oct-14)

The Mental Health Foundation and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation have launched a new guide on ‘How to commission better mental health and wellbeing services for young people.' The guide is part of a series of.....    read full article

Charity discloses 'unacceptable low' levels of spending on public mental health

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (29-Oct-14)

Mental health charity Mind has revealed that local councils spend what they consider to be an ‘unacceptable low’ amount on public mental health spending in England. It is the responsibility of local councils to prevent mental.....    read full article

New director appointed by The Mental Health Foundation

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (28-Oct-14)

The Mental Health Foundation has selected Isabella Goldie as its new director of delivery and development. Ms Goldie is a passionate advocate of human rights and equality for people with mental health problems and previously worked.....    read full article

Care home receives award for quality surroundings

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (28-Oct-14)

Bannview House in Banbridge has recently been awarded highly commended in the Northern Ireland Amenity Council’s Best Kept Awards. The Amore Care home, part of the Priory Group, was recognised in the 2014 Best Kept Residential.....    read full article

Dementia care home welcomes community into 'Tea for Two Bistro'

Julia Corbett, News Editor (27-Oct-14)

Birch Green Care Home has been welcoming members of the public into the home to enjoy tea, coffee and cakes while spending time in the home’s new Bistro café. The dementia specialist care home, located in Skelmersdale in Lancashire,.....    read full article

Maritime care home receives sensory garden revamp

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (27-Oct-14)

A care home for seafarers in Banstead, has welcomed a team of volunteer gardeners to help revamp its grounds. The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society at Belvedere House invited 12 employees from Legal & General, a local financial.....    read full article

Cocoa may help to slow and even reverse age-related memory loss

Nina Hathway, News Editor (27-Oct-14)

A small clinical trial has shown that a diet supplemented with cocoa flavanols– naturally occurring compounds found in cocoa beans – may help healthy older people improve their performance in cognitive tasks......    read full article

Care Workers Charity pays tribute to its patron Lynda Bellingham

Sue Learner, News Editor (27-Oct-14)

The charity for care workers has paid tribute to its patron and actress Lynda Bellingham, who recently died after a long battle with cancer. The 66-year-old, who died on 19 October, was a popular presenter.....    read full article

Giant of social care says investing in staff is key to a successful business

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (23-Oct-14)

Social care expert, Mike Parsons, founder and former chief executive of Barchester Healthcare has cited investing in his staff as one of the key reasons for his success. Mr Parsons recently acted as keynote speaker during a meeting.....    read full article

Older people share life stories with children to bridge generation gap

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

Opportunities for children to spend time with older people and learn about their life stories are being created as part of a new initiative launched by Anchor. Anchor has launched its ‘life histories’ initiative after the charity.....    read full article

Angela Rippon crowns winners of Anchor’s Strictly Dancing 2014 competition

Nina Hathway, News Editor (21-Oct-14)

TV legend and former Come Dancing host, Angela Rippon, returned to the dance floor to judge the dance moves of the 14 finalists of Anchor’s Strictly Dancing 2014. Run by care home provider Anchor, the competition.....    read full article

Alzheimer’s Society pays tribute to Lynda Bellingham’s charity work

Nina Hathway, News Editor (21-Oct-14)

Actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had cancer, has died aged 66. Best known for her work in All Creatures Great and Small as well as a long running role in the Oxo TV adverts and on the panel of ITV’s Loose Women, she was.....    read full article

Nearly 200,000 people struggle to find the true value of wills

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (21-Oct-14)

More than 175,000 people find it difficult to track down all assets listed in the wills of loved ones, according to research conducted by Willsandassets.co.uk. The nationwide survey found 31 per cent of people who have lost loved.....    read full article

Police release e-fit of intruder who stabbed and punched care home worker

Sue Learner, News Editor (21-Oct-14)

Police have released an e-fit of an intruder who forced his way into a care home and stabbed a care home worker in the arm. The stabbing happened at 6.15am on Saturday 18 October at The Beeches care home.....    read full article

Care product retailer offers free prevention of infection posters

Nina Hathway, News Editor (21-Oct-14)

As part of International Infection Prevention Week, which this year runs from 19 to 25 October, a care products’ retailer has produced some free downloadable posters for use in care homes to spread the message that everyone plays.....    read full article

Woman from Little Chalfont bakes her way to London Marathon for Leonard Cheshire Disability charity

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (16-Oct-14)

A woman from Little Chalfont is preparing to run the Virgin Money London Marathon for the first time fundraising for the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity. Alexandra Wilson-Jones, 29, will be one of 30,000 runners on 26 April.....    read full article

Mental health waiting time standards set to bring treatments in line with physical health

Julia Corbett, News Editor (16-Oct-14)

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has officially outlined the first ever NHS waiting time standards for mental health conditions, bringing psychosis standards in line with consultations targets for cancer patients. Patients.....    read full article

Cost of dying rises seven times faster than the cost of living

Richard Howard, News Editor (16-Oct-14)

Funeral costs, researched by financial services experts SunLife and recorded in the company’s annual Cost of Dying report, show that the costs loved ones face at a time of loss continue to grow and with no sign of slowing down. In.....    read full article

Disability charities call Lord Freud 'not worth the full wage' comments 'offensive and outdated'

Julia Corbett, News Editor (16-Oct-14)

Welfare Reform Minister Lord Freud has issued an official apology, after receiving substantial criticism about his comments that some disabled people are 'not worthy' of being paid the minimum wage, calling his.....    read full article

Sanctuary Care home manager shortlisted in National Dementia Care Awards 2014

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (16-Oct-14)

Sanctuary Care home manager, Anita Fletcher of Heathlands Residential Care Home in Pershore, has been shortlisted for the Best Dementia Care Manager award at the National Dementia Care Awards 2014. In addition to Ms Fletchers’.....    read full article