Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

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' 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.

A looming pandemic: Cases of Parkinson's disease double in 25 years

Melissa McAlees, 16-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

A Parkinson's disease pandemic is imminent, scientists have warned, with cases of the disease more than doubling in just 25 years. Research published in the journal JAMA Neurology, suggests it is now the

Burglar's theft of poppy fund and Christmas raffle gifts prompts worldwide donations

Angeline Albert, 15-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

A burglar who broke into a care home and stole cash from a Poppy Appeal fund meant for war veterans, and Christmas raffle prizes intended to treat residents, has led to generous donations from as far away as Cairo.

Care homes to take in lonely, older people for free over Christmas

Melissa McAlees, 14-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

While the Christmas build-up is a time of excitement for many, for the thousands of older people living alone, it signals a countdown to the time of year when feelings of isolation and anxiety can be at their greatest. As

Care group talks of 'unwavering' care amid police probe into 12 care home deaths

Angeline Albert, 14-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

A police investigation into the deaths of 12 people at nine care homes run by Sussex Health Care, has led the care provider to stress that its “commitment to high quality care is unwavering”. Sussex Police

Bill Gates invests $50m to alter the course of Alzheimer's

Melissa McAlees, 13-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

Bill Gates is investing $50m (£38.2m) of his personal fortune into The Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) to help find a cure for dementia. As the number of people affected by the condition are on the rise, the

Man who waited 100 years for first drink has care home diner named after him

Angeline Albert, 13-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

A man who spent 100 years avoiding alcohol but finally took his very first sip of the hard stuff at a care home in Scotland, is being remembered with a new diner in his name. After 10 decades of abstinence,

Care home staff experience challenges of ageing with simulation suit

Sue Learner, 10-Nov-17 article from 'Innovative Care' section

Staff at a care home in Suffolk have been experiencing for themselves the challenges that older people face, by wearing age simulation suits. The unusual training method uses a suit to simulate physical symptoms

Scottish care homes forced to pay £1,000 a shift for agency nurses

Sue Learner, 09-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

Some care homes in Scotland are being forced to pay as much as £1,000 per shift for agency nurses, due to nearly a third of nursing posts being vacant, according to a new report. The research carried out

Novice rower to take 45 mins out for Christmas in dementia challenge across shark-infested Atlantic

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

Amateur rower Oli Glanville is expected to burn 10,000 calories a day rowing 3,000 miles across the shark-infested waters of the Atlantic ocean but he plans to take a 45-minute break to celebrate Christmas. The

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‘Sweethearts’ shop

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The Great British Care Awards

Date: Thursday 23 Nov 2017

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Dont Dine Alone

Date: Tuesday 24 Oct 2017 – Wednesday 22 Nov 2017

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Date: Thursday 26 Oct 2017 – Thursday 23 Nov 2017

Location: Clarenedon Hall

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Date: Tuesday 31 Oct 2017 – Tuesday 28 Nov 2017

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Date: Wednesday 01 Nov 2017 – Friday 01 Dec 2017

Location: Bloomfield Care Centre

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Date: Wednesday 01 Nov 2017 – Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

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