Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

NHS Trust admits guilt over Connor Sparrowhawk's 'entirely preventable' death

Angeline Albert, 19-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches over the death of a teenager who drowned in a bath while receiving its care. Eighteen-year-old Connor Sparrowhawk,

Care professionals hope to raise thousands on Care Workers Charity bike ride

Sue Learner, 15-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

A group of up to 40 cyclists, made up of people working in the care sector, are taking part in a 78 mile cycle ride in a bid to raise £30,000 for the Care Workers Charity. The CWC Cycle Challenge takes place

CQC finds care homes which champion human rights more likely to be rated outstanding

Sue Learner, 14-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Care homes which champion equality and human rights are more likely to be rated outstanding, according to the `Care Quality Commission. The care regulator claims there is a clear link between a provider’s

Retirement village installs fire-resistant cladding and bans smoking in wake of Grenfell fire

Sue Learner, 13-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

A new retirement village which will include apartments as well as a care home, is installing fire-resistant cladding as well as sprinklers and smoke and heat detectors, as part of a fire protection strategy drawn up in the wake of

Councils fail to catch care home fee 'dodgers'

Melissa McAlees, 12-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Councils are 'failing' to use their powers to clamp down on people who have given away their assets to 'dodge' care home fees, new research suggests. The spiralling cost of care has created an incentive for

Retinal imaging eye test could detect early Frontotemporal dementia

Sue Learner, 12-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Scientists think they have discovered a simple way of diagnosing Frontotemporal dementia, through a retinal imaging test. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Woman in mental health unit pleads 'not guilty' to attempted murder of care home resident

Melissa McAlees, 12-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

A 68-year-old woman has pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the attempted murder of a resident at a care home in Burtonwood, Warrington. Marie Seyferth denied the charges of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon at Liverpool

Comedian Jason Manford surprises care home and hosts 'gig' for residents

Melissa McAlees, 11-Sep-17 article from 'Innovative Care' section

Comedian Jason Manford made a surprise visit to a care home in Greater Manchester last week after a care home worker contacted him on Facebook. In a video clip shared on the performer’s Facebook page, Jason

New police 'dementia files' seek to find missing people in Scotland

Michaela Mildenhall, 08-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Scottish Police plan to collect ‘dementia files’ on hospital patients and care home residents to help to find them if they go missing. Information such as where the person used to live, went to school or

Police investigate 12 deaths at care homes run by Sussex Health Care

Angeline Albert, 08-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

An investigation has been launched by police into the deaths of 12 people at eight care homes run by Sussex Health Care. In conjunction with the ongoing police investigation, taking place in collaboration

Outstanding rehabilitation centre for people with brain injuries is a 'life saver'

Michaela Mildenhall, 07-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Staff at The Laurels in Lincoln, a neurological rehabilitation centre for people with brain injuries, have received an 'outstanding' rating from Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors for their commitment to safety and caring attitudes. One

Judge fines Anchor Trust six figures after man dies smoking alone at care home

Angeline Albert, 07-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

The death of a wheelchair-bound man whose pyjamas caught fire when he smoked a cigarette at his care home, has led to provider Anchor Trust being fined £210,000 for fire safety breaches. Sixty-six-year-old

Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

Training Oral care champions

Date: Wednesday 20 Sep 2017

Organiser: Oral Health Matters

Contact: 01243 710119

Alzheimers Sponsored Walk

Date: Saturday 23 Sep 2017

Organiser: Barchester Wimborne Care Home

Upcoming Care Sector Awards

Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

Don't Dine Alone

Date: Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 – Wednesday 20 Sep 2017

Location: Bloomfield Care Centre

Organiser: Barchester Bloomfield Care Home

Barchester Healthcare's 25th Anniversary

Date: Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 – Wednesday 20 Sep 2017

Location: Bloomfield Care Centre

Organiser: Barchester Bloomfield Care Home

Dementia Cafe

Date: Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 – Thursday 21 Sep 2017

Location: Quarry Hall coffee shop

Organiser: Quarry Hall Care Home

'Come dine with me'

Date: Monday 28 Aug 2017 – Tuesday 26 Sep 2017

Location: Faringdon Lodge

Organiser: Faringdon Lodge

Monthly lunch club

Date: Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 – Wednesday 27 Sep 2017

Location: Madeira House Care Home 129 – 131 High Holme Road Louth LN11 0HD

Organiser: Madeira House Nursing Home

Cinema Club

Date: Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 – Thursday 28 Sep 2017

Organiser: Ambleside