May 2017 Newsletter
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Sue Learner, Melissa McAlees, Angeline Albert, Michaela Mildenhall
EU nurses and care workers reveal 'anger and betrayal' after MPs find morale hit by Brexit
EU nurses and care workers reveal 'anger and betrayal' after MPs find morale hit by Brexit
Nurses and care workers have been speaking to about their feelings of “anger and betrayal” after MPs from the Health Select Committee warned that morale among health and care workers from the EU has been hit by the uncertainty of Brexit. The cross-party... Read more
UK's top care homes as picked by care home residents
Care home residents as well as their friends and relatives have rated care homes across the UK, giving their Top 20 for each region. Their reviews of the overall standard of a care home, also include ratings on nutrition, staff, whether they are treated with dignity,... Read more
Where Clooney goes Theresa May follows: Prime Minister throws shapes with care home residents
Celebrities are stalking a care home in Sonning it seems – with the latest visit including some dance moves from Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May. Life for the residents of Sunrise Senior Living of Sonning care home has been far from dull in the last fortnight.... Read more
Nuns on 'Outstanding' run: Religious order's care home praised for 'positive healing'
A care home run by nuns from the Order of Polish Sisters of Mary Immaculate, has been awarded an Outstanding rating, after impressing inspectors with its ‘positive healing’ setting. Sisters sent from the religious order’s Mother House in Poland have been recognised... Read more
Charity finds 'stark variation' in quality of care homes in England
Older people are victims of a postcode lottery when it comes to the quality of their care homes, with the North West being the worst performing region and London being the best performing, according to a new report. The analysis, based on CQC inspections of care... Read more
Never too old to graduate: 101-year-old care home resident finally gets degree
Care home resident Betty Yorke had double the reason to celebrate on 17 March, after turning 101 and becoming one of the UK’s oldest graduates, proving you are never too old to fulfil your wishes. Last year, the centenarian and former school teacher admitted that her... Read more
Care homes probed for 'unfair' fees charged to families after residents die
Care homes are charging families for ‘extended periods’ after the death of an elderly relative, prompting a string of complaints to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The watchdog is investigating the practice after it received complaints from families being... Read more
Care home leader criticises million pound legal battle over nursing home funding as 'pathetic squabble'
The £1m legal battle between the local authorities and health boards in Wales as to who should fund nursing home fees, has been condemned by Care Forum Wales as a “pathetic and very expensive squabble”. The case ‘Cardiff & Vale University Health Board and others v... Read more
Care home dog becomes muse for talented baker
A care home dog has become a muse for the manager of a Wrexham care home, who has produced a cake version of the white Samoyed dog, Daisy. The 18-inch canine creation, was commissioned by Mario and Gill Kreft, who own Bodlondeb care home. Their Samoyed dogs, Daisy and... Read more
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3699 Jobs Currently Listed
Job Roles # Jobs % Jobs
Registered Manager / Service Manager 144 3.89%
Deputy Manager / Assistant Manager 86 2.32%
Area / Regional Manager 6 0.16%
Clinical Lead / Nurse Team Leader 62 1.68%
Staff Nurse 180 4.87%
Nurse 606 16.38%
Bank Nurse 74 2.00%
Senior Carer / Head of Care / Team Leader 258 6.97%
Carer / Care Assistant / Care Support Worker 1,347 36.42%
Bank Carer / Care Assistant 150 4.06%
Physiotherapist 1 0.03%
Occupational Therapist 5 0.14%
Training & Development 2 0.05%
Activity Coordinator 108 2.92%
Cook / Chef 133 3.60%
Kitchen Assistant / Catering Assistant 98 2.65%
Housekeeper / Cleaner 67 1.81%
Domestic / Domestic Assistant 129 3.49%
Laundry Assistant 28 0.76%
Maintenance / Handyperson 47 1.27%
Driver 4 0.11%
Gardener 1 0.03%
Receptionist 14 0.38%
Administrator 25 0.68%
Director / Divisional Director 2 0.05%
Finance / Accountant / Bookkeeper 5 0.14%
Human Resources / HR / Recruitment 5 0.14%
Marketing 1 0.03%
Other 111 3.00%
Upcoming Featured Exhibitions, Conferences & Award Presentations
Care Roadshow Liverpool
Date: 09 May 2017
Location: Aintree Racecourse
Medical care for residents of care homes: What works?
Date: 16 May 2017
Location: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London
Autism, puberty and sexuality conference
Date: 23 May 2017
Location: Prior’s Court, Berkshire, RG18 9NU
The Alzheimer's Show
Date: 09 Jun 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
Location: Olympia, London
The Alzheimer's Show
Date: 23 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
Location: EventCity Manchester
Health Plus Care Show
Date: 28 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Location: ExCel London
Alzheimer's Association International Conference
Date: 16 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Location: ExCeL London Royal Victoria Dock 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
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10 Most Read News Articles of the Month
1 Care home owner fined thousands after 98-year-old's bed fall death
2 Chai Patel hands over reins as chief executive of HC-One - one of UK's biggest care providers
3 Two women die in Hertfordshire care home fire
4 Fire at Tamworth care home caused by discarded cigarette
5 Neuro-disability care provider The Badby Group is bought by Elysium Healthcare
6 Hats off to ladies' egg-ceptional Easter bonnets
7 New church at Dundee care home answers residents' prayers
8 Brain tumour survivor spearheads #HATTASTIC care home campaign
9 Simple eye test for glaucoma could save millions from blindness
10 Watchdog fines care home owner £4,000 for not hiring a registered manager
Latest Care Home Statistics
# Homes % Homes # Beds % Beds
All UK Care Homes 19,118 100.00% 541,034 100.00%
Nursing Homes 5,433 28.42% 264,925 48.97%
Residential Homes 13,685 71.58% 276,109 51.03%
England 16,342 85.48% 455,702 84.23%
Wales 1,089 5.70% 25,788 4.77%
Scotland 1,150 6.02% 41,086 7.59%
Northern Ireland 436 2.28% 15,754 2.91%
Part of a Group 13,563 70.94% 402,535 74.40%
Not Part of a Group 5,555 29.06% 138,499 25.60%
Types of Ownership
Local Authority 789 4.13% 18,890 3.49%
NHS 121 0.63% 2,026 0.37%
Private 14,509 75.89% 436,049 80.60%
Voluntary / Charity 3,699 19.35% 84,069 15.54%
Care Categories
Old Age 12,589 65.85%
Dementia 8,600 44.98%
Mental Health Condition 5,310 27.77%
Learning Disability 7,052 36.89%
Physical Disability 7,373 38.57%
Sensory Impairment 4,210 22.02%
No Medical Intervention 381 1.99%
Detention Under Mental Health Act 415 2.17%
Eating Disorders 469 2.45%
Younger Adults 5,740 30.02%
Substance Misuse 582 3.04%

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