Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

Lack of nuns forces Scottish care home to close

Sue Learner, 25-May-18 article from 'News' section

A shortage of nuns is forcing a care home in Edinburgh run by the Little Sisters of the Poor to close. St Joseph’s House has cared for older people in the Scottish capital for 155 years, but due to the decline

Care and housing providers Anchor and Hanover to create 'new, bigger organisation'

Michaela Chirgwin, 24-May-18 article from 'News' section

Anchor and Hanover are in talks about merging to become a single organisation, that would be the largest provider of specialist housing and care for older people in England. The burgeoning population of

Care home residents learn how to become lean, mean, fighting machines

Sue Learner, 24-May-18 article from 'Innovative Care' section

Residents at a care home in Derbyshire took part in an armchair karate session led by world champions Oliver Bonnington and Rees Beardshaw, helping them to keep mentally alert and regain their strength and movement. The

Corbyn tells PM: 'Private sector care providers are letting down elderly'

Angeline Albert, 23-May-18 article from 'News' section

Prime Minister Theresa May was told to put care over profit by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a heated exchange of views in the House of Commons. During Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on 23 May, Jeremy

Nutritional tips for people living with dementia

Sue Learner, 22-May-18 article from 'Features' section

People with dementia often forget to eat and drink and can become disinterested in food, with the malnutrition and dehydration that ensues causing even more damage to the person’s physical and mental state. With

Dementia gardener says: 'We take favourite plants of residents to their bedside'

Michaela Chirgwin, 21-May-18 article from 'Features' section

For the current generation living with dementia in care homes, gardens have a key role in reminiscence therapy. Charles Hubberstey is the head gardener at Colten Care Ltd and oversees all twenty of the homes'

Royal wedding? Are we coping? Even Harry took time out for Mental Health Awareness Week

Angeline Albert, 18-May-18 article from 'News' section

Prince Harry may be marrying Meghan Markle but he still took time out to focus on Mental Health Awareness Week (May 14-20). Just days before his wedding, the voices of Prince Harry and his brother, the Duke

Care home musician brings comfort and joy to residents

Melissa McAlees, 18-May-18 article from 'Features' section

Care home entertainment can often be met with helpless passivity but musician Nina Clark takes residents on a musical journey which creates "unexpected, delightful results". In 2014, Ms Clark began singing

Famous tennis club teams up with care home residents

Michaela Chirgwin, 16-May-18 article from 'News' section

A famous tennis club is supporting talented youngsters by partnering with a care home chain and giving club access to those in residential, nursing and dementia care. Money raised from the project will support young players seeking

Senior nurses 'remove taboo' of therapy pets on hospitals wards

Michaela Chirgwin, 15-May-18 article from 'News' section

Hospital wards have been given the go ahead to accept animals and especially therapy dogs onto hospital wards and other healthcare settings, by senior nurses. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has published

Laughter yoga really is the best medicine for care home residents

Melissa McAlees, 15-May-18 article from 'Features' section

Life is better when you're laughing, but can it help you live longer too? Once a month, residents at Bishopstown Court care home in Cork, Ireland, have been taking part in laughter yoga - a therapeutic alternative

Care home insolvencies rise by 83% in a year

Michaela Chirgwin, 14-May-18 article from 'News' section

The number of care homes going bust in 2017-2018 rose by 83 per cent. The period 2016-2017 saw 81 homes become insolvent, whilst 2017-2018 had 148. These figures have been attributed to a variety of

Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

Planning care for the future

Date: Thursday 31 May 2018

Organiser: Buchanan Court

The Single-handed Care Summit - Leeds

Date: Monday 04 Jun 2018

Organiser: Felgains

Contact: 01473741144


Upcoming Care Sector Awards

Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

Giggles & Gossip - our Parents, Babies & Toddlers group at Haversham House Care Home in Trentham

Date: Tuesday 01 May 2018 – Wednesday 30 May 2018

Location: Haversham House. Longton Road. Trentham. ST4 8JD

Organiser: The Place Up Hanley Ltd


Date: Tuesday 01 May 2018 – Wednesday 30 May 2018

Organiser: Barchester Iddenshall Hall and Beeston View

Creative Painting

Date: Tuesday 01 May 2018 – Wednesday 30 May 2018

Location: Beeston View

Organiser: Barchester Iddenshall Hall and Beeston View

Visit from Bella & Katy-Ann

Date: Thursday 03 May 2018 – Thursday 31 May 2018

Location: Wimborne

Organiser: Barchester Wimborne Care Home

Open Day celebrating our 'new look'

Date: Friday 04 May 2018 – Thursday 31 May 2018

Location: Bloomfield Care Centre

Organiser: Barchester Bloomfield Care Home

Dementia Action Week

Date: Friday 04 May 2018 – Thursday 31 May 2018

Location: Kingfisher Lodge

Organiser: Barchester Kingfisher Lodge