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The Sun used carehome.co.uk figures for a story about a slump in EU applications to work in care homes

The Sun (06-Jul-17)

The Sun used figures from carehome.co.uk and a quote from Davina Ludlow, its chair, to show a dramatic drop in the number of EU nationals looking to work in the social care sector

Davina Ludlow, director of carehome.co.uk, quoted in the Daily Express

The Daily Express (care sector) (17-May-17)

Davina Ludlow, director of carehome.co.uk, was quoted in a news story over a report by Age UK finding 2.6m elderly people are being left to fend for themselves and are unable to do basic things like wash and get dressed.

Daily Express uses carehome.co.uk figures to show expected rise in number of people looking for a care home after Christmas

The Daily Express (care sector) (01-Jan-17)

The Daily Express wrote 'Number of families looking for care homes are expected to rise by 25 per cent in January' - based on figures from carehome.co.uk

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk and homecare.co.uk director, writes '5 creative ways to help a loved one with dementia'

NetDoctor co uk (27-Nov-16)

Feature in NetDoctor.co.uk on creative activities to do with people with dementia

carehome.co.uk featured in the Metro in an article on couples in care homes

Metro (11-Nov-16)

Davina Ludlow, director of carehome.co.uk, was quoted in the feature - 'Couples living together in care homes share their love stories'

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director was quoted in a news story by BT.com criticising discrimination against older people with mental health issues

BT.com (12-Oct-16)

The news story - NHS 'failing older people with mental health issues' - was based on a report by Age UK claiming the NHS is letting down older people with anxiety and depression.

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director, writes in The Huffington Post about keeping residents stimulated

The Huffington Post (05-Aug-16)

Care homes need to do more to keep residents stimulated

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director, writes in The Huffington Post about initiatives to tackle loneliness

The Huffington Post (24-Jun-16)

Initiatives to tackle loneliness

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director, comments on people in care homes paying for free NHS services

The Independent (04-May-16)

The news story in the Independent - 'Dementia sufferers unwittingly paying for free NHS services, claims damning report' - was based on a report by Alzheimer's Society and Care England.

Cartref Y Borth Nursing Home receives a top 20 ranking in national care home awards

Care & Nursing Essentials (30-Mar-16)

Cartref Y Borth Nursing Home is celebrating after the home received a top ranking as part of the carehome.co.uk annual top 20 care home awards.

Cartref Y Borth Nursing Home receives a top 20 ranking in national awards

The Carer (29-Mar-16)

Cartreft Y Borth Nursing Home in Conwy is celebrating after receiving a top ranking as part of the carehome.co.uk top 20 home awards.

Sue Learner, editor of carehome.co.uk, wrote an article for The Guardian - 'Every day was a happy day': older people talk about love lost and found'

The Guardian (12-Feb-16)

Sue Learner, editor of carehome.co.uk, wrote a feature for the Guardian's Social Care Network about an exhibition where older people talked about the difference love made to their lives.

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director, was interviewed by BBC Radio Tees about surveillance cameras in care homes

BBC Radio Tees (09-Feb-16)

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director gave her opinion on CCTV in care homes in a heated debate on the issue

carehome.co.uk featured in Daily Mail article on dementia doll therapy

The Daily Mail (30-Dec-15)

The article in the Daily Mail featured a video that had gone viral of a grandmother with dementia being given a baby doll for Christmas. The article quoted information from an article on doll therapy from carehome.co.uk http://www.carehome.co.uk/news/article.cfm/id/1562785/care-homes-controversial-doll-therapy-people-dementia

carehome.co.uk featured in The Metro in an article on dementia doll therapy

Metro (28-Dec-15)

The Metro ran a story on a video that had gone viral of a baby doll being given to a grandmother. It referred to a feature on carehome.co.uk quoting information on doll therapy.

carehome.co.uk director interviewed about surveillance cameras in care homes on BBC's The One Show

BBC The One Show (28-Sep-15)

Davina Ludlow, director of carehome.co.uk - the leading online guide to care homes, appeared on The One Show giving her views on the use of surveillance cameras in care homes, after a care home in Birmingham trialled surveillance cameras.

Owner of top recommended care home in UK interviewed on BBC Radio Sussex

BBC Radio Sussex (20-Mar-15)

Parveen Goyal, owner of Cross Lane House care home, was interviewed on BBC Radio Sussex about being named top recommended care home in the UK in the carehome.co.uk awards.

Profile on Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director

Care & Nursing Essentials (15-Feb-15)

Care & Nursing Essentials ran a profile on Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director, in which she gave her views on the challenges facing the care sector.

Care Home Idol 2014 winner was interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire

BBC Radio Berkshire (26-Jan-15)

Roxi Chirita, activities coordinator of Care Home Idol, was interviewed at BBC Radio Berkshire

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director, interviewed on LBC radio about covert surveillance in care homes

LBC Radio (23-Nov-14)

Davina Ludlow, director of carehome.co.uk was interviewed on LBC radio about the CQC publishing guidance on CCTV in care homes. She was asked about other measures that can be put in place to stamp out abuse

Davina Ludlow, director of carehome.co.uk, interviewed on BBC News Channel about covert surveillance in care homes

BBC News (19-Nov-14)

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director, was interviewed live on BBC News Channel about what she thought of covert surveillance in care homes after CQC said it would publish guidance on surveillance.

The Guardian ran a feature on Care Home Idol - 'X Factor-style singing contest hits all the right notes in care homes'

The Guardian (29-Oct-14)

The Guardian ran a feature on Care Home Idol - the online talent competition run by carehome.co.uk - as part of its series on The Big Ageing Population Debate.

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director, quoted in news story on covert surveillance guidance - 'Relatives to be given official guidance on how to spy on care homes'

The Telegraph (06-Oct-14)

Davina Ludlow, director of carehome.co.uk was quoted in The Telegraph giving her opinion on covert surveillance in care homes, in relation to guidance being given by the CQC on the issue.

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director, quoted in a Guardian feature on 'Rise of the silver gamers: you don't have to be young to play video games'

The Guardian (15-Jul-14)

Davina Ludlow, director of carehome.co.uk, is quoted in a feature in the Guardian on a rise in older people playing games on the Wii, Kindle and iPad. She backed up the findings with anecdotal evidence on an increase in care homes using tablets as reminiscence tools, as well as keeping in touch with family and friends via Skype, email and social media.

carehome.co.uk featured in Daily Mail 'How to pay huge care bills without selling your home: We answer the questions you need to ask'

The Daily Mail (28-Jun-14)

The Financial Mail on Sunday ran a feature giving advice on paying care bills and recommended carehome.co.uk as the site to go to when looking for a care home

Nursing Times features carehome.co.uk poll on uniforms on care homes - 'Care home staff 'should wear uniform', poll suggests'

Nursing Times (24-Feb-14)

The Nursing Times ran a story on a poll by carehome.co.uk on whether staff should wear uniforms in care homes. A total of 57 per cent were in favour of the idea, with 34 per cent against and around 8 per cent saying maybe.

carehome.co.uk's poll on whether staff should wear uniforms in care homes discussed on BBC London radio

BBC London 94.9 (24-Feb-14)

BBC London radio discussed the issue of whether staff should wear uniforms in care homes after carehome.co.uk carried out a poll finding over half of people were in favour. Davina Ludlow, director of carehome.co.uk was interviewed.

The Independent features carehome.co.uk poll on uniforms in care homes - 'Majority want care home staff to wear uniform'

The Independent (23-Feb-14)

The Independent ran a news story on carehome.co.uk's poll on whether staff in care homes should wear uniforms.

The Telegraph features carehome.co.uk figures showing rise in people looking for care homes after Christmas 'Surge in numbers of elderly put in care homes after Christmas'

The Telegraph (02-Dec-13)

The Telegraph ran a story on data held by carehome.co.uk which showed a 40 per cent increase in the number of people searching for residential care for the elderly in the New Year.

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director quoted in a news story in The Guardian - 'Dehydration and malnutrition led to 2,162 deaths in care since 2003'

The Guardian (02-Dec-13)

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director, was quoted in a news story in The Guardian on dehydration and malnutrition in care homes.

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director, quoted in a news story in The Guardian about surveillance in care homes - 'Plan to use hidden cameras to monitor care homes'

The Guardian (15-Oct-13)

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director, was quoted in a news story in The Guardian on the CQC's proposal to look at the use of CCTV in care homes.

Davina Ludlow, carehome.co.uk director, quoted in Daily Mail news story on CCTV cameras in care homes

The Daily Mail (15-Oct-13)

Davina Ludlow, director of carehome.co.uk was quoted in the Daily Mail about the CQC revealing it is going to consult on covert cameras in care homes

BBC Radio Tees interviews carehome.co.uk director about CCTV in care homes

BBC Radio Tees (13-Oct-13)

carehome.co.uk director Davina Ludlow discusses CCTV in care homes on BBC Radio Tees.

Sue Learner, carehome.co.uk news editor, wrote an article for The Guardian - 'Care homes fight ageism with football, rock'n roll and sex

The Guardian (27-Aug-13)

Sue Learner, news editor of carehome.co.uk wrote an article in The Guardian's Social Care Network about the different initiatives that care homes are coming up with to fight the negative stereotypes about care homes.

The Telegraph ran a story featuring research from carehome.co.uk - 'Most care home residents excluded from modern society by lack of internet access'

The Telegraph (19-Aug-13)

The Telegraph ran a news story featuring research from carehome.co.uk, showing that only one in six of the 20,000 care homes in the UK provides internet access to residents.

Sue Learner, carehome.co.uk editor, wrote an article for The Guardian - 'Care homes use doll therapy for residents with dementia'

The Guardian (29-Apr-13)

Sue Learner, news editor of carehome.co.uk, wrote an article for the Guardian Social Care Network, about a growing number of care homes using doll therapy for people with dementia.

Sue Learner, carehome.co.uk news editor, wrote an article for The Guardian - 'Care home provider appoints sex champions'

The Guardian (13-Mar-13)

Sue Learner, news editor of carehome.co.uk wrote an article in The Guardian's Social Care Network about care home provider, Family Mosaic Housing, which has appointed sex champions to teach staff to see sex as a natural part of life for older people.