Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

Care home's elderly record charity Christmas song

Angeline Albert, 23-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

A woman who had panic attacks whenever she thought about going outside her care home, bravely stepped outside the building for the first time to record a Christmas song for charity. Jean Thorpe, aged 86,

Brighton's elderly may look at 'inappropriate material' if given free WiFi

Sue Learner, 23-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

Brighton Council is looking at installing WiFi into the communal areas of its sheltered housing schemes, but has expressed fears over elderly people “accessing illegal or inappropriate material”. The issue

Four Seasons care home group urged to strike deal over its debts

Sue Learner, 22-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

The future of over 300 care homes and 17,000 residents hangs in the balance as Four Seasons, one of the biggest care home groups in the UK, struggles to cope with its mounting debt. The care home group, Four

Budget 2017: 'Seize opportunities' Chancellor fails to mention social care

Angeline Albert, 22-Nov-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

Despite his speech’s repetitive slogan that the UK must ‘seize opportunities’ particularly in light of Brexit, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond spread no Christmas cheer for many of the most vulnerable in society, choosing

Drug for insomnia and anxiety increases risk of death in people with dementia

Sue Learner, 22-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

Benzodiazepines, which act as a sedative and are used to treat insomnia and anxiety, have been found to increase the risk of death in people with Alzheimer’s disease. A study by the University of Eastern

Husband buys 'magic table' dementia gift for wife and care home friends

Angeline Albert, 21-Nov-17 article from 'Innovative Care' section

The husband of a woman living in a care home with dementia has raised more than £5,000 to buy a ‘magic table’ to give his wife a chance to relax and have fun with other residents. Pete James, whose wife Nicole

People should complain about poor care as it can 'change services for the better for everyone'

Sue Learner, 20-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

If one person speaks out and complains about the care they are receiving, it can ‘change services for the better for everyone’, according to the social care ombudsman. The Ombudsman’s Review of Adult Social

'Disappointed' residents told by council they can't play bingo for cash prizes

Melissa McAlees, 20-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

Residents at a sheltered housing complex have been happily playing bingo every Friday night for the past 38 years, but they have been told they can continue to play for fun – as long as there is no money on the table. Redditch

Lord Attenborough, Hollywood and me: A care home resident's extraordinary life

Michaela Chirgwin, 20-Nov-17 article from 'Features' section

In her youth, Diana Hawkins was a Hollywood publicist, producer and business partner of Lord Richard Attenborough. She lived in a world where she rubbed shoulders with people as wildly diverse as Princess Diana, Ronald Regan and Mother

Brownlee brothers cheer on care staff cycling 2,300 miles for BBC Children In Need

Angeline Albert, 17-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

More than 150 members of staff from care homes across the UK took turns peddling from Scotland to Jersey in the brighterkind fundraising bike ride for BBC Children In Need. The brighterkind Wishing Wheels

Care worker's free footcare for homeless brings 'podiatry and compassion'

Angeline Albert, 17-Nov-17 article from 'Features' section

Deborah Monk works as a visiting podiatrist at Regent Residential Care Home in Worcester run by Sanctuary Care but she uses her spare time to give free chiropody, podiatry, socks and even shoes to homeless people. She

Government to 'take time' talking to social care leaders before publishing Green Paper

Angeline Albert, 16-Nov-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

Cabinet Office Minister Damian Green has announced the Government will take 'the time needed' to work with care leaders to shape its long-awaited Green Paper on social care, before publishing proposals in Summer 2018.

Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

Moore Place Care Home Exhibition

Date: Sunday 26 Nov 2017

Organiser: Moore Place

BAUN Annual Conference and Exhibition

Date: Monday 27 Nov 2017 – Tuesday 28 Nov 2017

Organiser: Optimum Medical Support

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Worcestershire Compliance Training Workshop

Date: Tuesday 28 Nov 2017

Organiser: Ablyss Systems

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Upcoming Care Sector Awards

Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

Coffee Afternoon

Date: Tuesday 31 Oct 2017 – Tuesday 28 Nov 2017

Location: Thackeray House

Organiser: Barchester Thackeray House Care Home

Don't Dine Alone

Date: Wednesday 01 Nov 2017 – Friday 01 Dec 2017

Location: Bloomfield Care Centre

Organiser: Barchester Bloomfield Care Home

Weekly Coffee Morning

Date: Wednesday 01 Nov 2017 – Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

Location: Springfield Care Home

Organiser: Springfield Nursing & Residential Care Home

Weekly Coffee Morning

Date: Wednesday 01 Nov 2017 – Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

Location: Prinsted Care Home

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Weekly Knitting Club

Date: Thursday 02 Nov 2017 – Thursday 30 Nov 2017

Organiser: Ashley House Care Home

Monthly Fish and Chips Lunch Club

Date: Friday 03 Nov 2017 – Friday 01 Dec 2017

Organiser: St Mark's Care Home