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Holocaust survivor: 'Wanting to be shot not gassed...I even kissed Mengele's boots', says care home resident
Holocaust survivor: 'Wanting to be shot not gassed...I even kissed Mengele's boots', says care home resident
Ninety-year-old Sam Pivnik, who lives at Jewish Care’s Clore Manor Care Home, hasn’t celebrated his birthday since the German Nazis invaded Poland and took away his childhood in the village of Bedzin on the day he turned 13. In an age when a Jewish boy becomes a man... Read more
 
Brain gyms growing in popularity as way of combating dementia
Brain gyms are becoming increasingly popular in the UK as a way of combating dementia and memory impairment problems. Brains in Action (BRINA) has recently opened two in North London and has found the demand to be so high that it is opening another six in other areas... Read more
 
Care home residents get lullabies, better sleep and fall down less, thanks to 'sophisticated baby monitor'
A ‘sophisticated baby monitor’ for older people may sing you to the land of Nod but its presence in a care home has also dramatically reduced falls and stopped staff disturbing sleeping residents. No need to ‘creep’ into rooms The soft singing of an obliging night... Read more
 
Poor oral health can cause 'life threatening conditions,' reveals care home dental hygienist
Poor oral health can cause 'life threatening conditions,' reveals care home dental hygienist
Dental hygienist, Jane Peterson, is making a difference to the lives of residents in cares homes across the UK, helping them to achieve a “real sense of wellbeing” from the feeling that a fresh mouth gives them. By her own admission, Jane loves her job, and "residents... Read more
 
Size matters in care homes with small doing better than large, says CQC
Just over three-quarters of adult social care services in England have been rated good and two per cent are outstanding, says the country's watchdog, but it warns not all care homes and domiciliary services offer ‘good enough’ care, revealing size plays a part when it comes... Read more
 
'She came to work day in, day out': Care home manager with cancer is 'Employee of the Year'
A care home manager who continued working throughout her treatment for breast cancer has received a national award from her employers. Diane Dunn, manager of Millbank Care Home in Nottinghamshire, was chosen from 1,900 colleagues at Heritage Care to be named 'Employee... Read more
 
Shortages of nurses 'scandalous' with Scottish care homes on brink of workforce 'emergency'
Scotland’s care sector workforce is nearing a state of ‘emergency’, with an average turnover of staff as high as 22 per cent, up from 17 per cent in 2015, according to a survey of Scottish care homes. The report by Scottish Care revealed that issues such as... Read more
 
Dementia-friendly swimming gives care home residents a 'sense of freedom'
Dementia-friendly swimming gives care home residents a 'sense of freedom'
Residents of specialist care village, Belong Crewe, have been making waves at dementia-friendly swimming sessions, which have been designed to enhance mobility, appetite and general well-being. 'Increasing flexibility' With around 850,000 people living with... Read more
Jobs & Recruitment
Male care worker urges young men to consider a career in care
“More must be done to encourage young men to consider a career in the care sector,” says Jarred Stansfield, a 20-year-old care assistant in Surrey and one of Anchor’s youngest employees. Having left college at 17, Mr Stansfield flitted between different jobs for two... Read more
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4585 Jobs Currently Listed
Job Roles # Jobs % Jobs
Registered Manager / Service Manager 180 3.93%
Deputy Manager / Assistant Manager 117 2.55%
Area / Regional Manager 13 0.28%
Clinical Lead / Nurse Team Leader 106 2.31%
Staff Nurse 268 5.85%
Nurse 696 15.18%
Bank Nurse 108 2.36%
Senior Carer / Head of Care / Team Leader 416 9.07%
Carer / Care Assistant / Care Support Worker 1,656 36.12%
Bank Carer / Care Assistant 110 2.40%
Social Worker 10 0.22%
Physiotherapist 2 0.04%
Occupational Therapist 3 0.07%
Training & Development 3 0.07%
Activity Coordinator 141 3.08%
Cook / Chef 156 3.40%
Kitchen Assistant / Catering Assistant 172 3.75%
Housekeeper / Cleaner 115 2.51%
Domestic / Domestic Assistant 97 2.12%
Laundry Assistant 23 0.50%
Maintenance / Handyperson 63 1.37%
Driver 3 0.07%
Gardener 3 0.07%
Receptionist 16 0.35%
Administrator 60 1.31%
Director / Divisional Director 1 0.02%
Finance / Accountant / Bookkeeper 9 0.20%
Human Resources / HR / Recruitment 1 0.02%
Marketing 2 0.04%
Other 35 0.76%
Upcoming Featured Exhibitions, Conferences & Award Presentations
Manual Handling and People 2017 - North
Date: 27 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Location: Newcastle Racecourse
Independent Living Scotland
Date: 04 Oct 2017 - 05 Oct 2017
Location: SECC
Continence Care Conference 2017
Date: 04 Oct 2017
Location: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
Care & Dementia Show
Date: 10 Oct 2017 - 11 Oct 2017
Location: NEC Birmingham
BAUN Annual Conference and Exhibition
Date: 27 Nov 2017 - 28 Nov 2017
Location: SEC Centre, Glasgow
Show all Events
10 Most Read News Articles of the Month
1 Brain gyms growing in popularity as way of combating dementia
2 Care providers urged to join Care Workers Charity supporters club
3 Iconic chocolate factory renovated into one of UK's most luxurious care villages
4 Glasgow care homes offer free health checks for over 75s
5 Three birthday girls turning 100 remain unfazed by combined 300 years on earth
6 Care home managers urged to take part in vital mental health research
7 Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus opens luxury care home in Scotland
8 'Culture of promoting people's independence' at 'outstanding' Hampshire care home
9 'She came to work day in, day out': Care home manager with cancer is 'Employee of the Year'
10 Shortages of nurses 'scandalous' with Scottish care homes on brink of workforce 'emergency'
 
Latest Care Home Statistics
# Homes % Homes # Beds % Beds
All UK Care Homes 19,050 100.00% 544,058 100.00%
Nursing Homes 5,423 28.47% 266,549 48.99%
Residential Homes 13,627 71.53% 277,509 51.01%
England 16,281 85.46% 458,256 84.23%
Wales 1,087 5.71% 25,856 4.75%
Scotland 1,143 6.00% 41,252 7.58%
Northern Ireland 438 2.30% 15,944 2.93%
Part of a Group 13,539 71.07% 405,328 74.50%
Not Part of a Group 5,511 28.93% 138,730 25.50%
Types of Ownership
Local Authority 762 4.00% 18,676 3.43%
NHS 119 0.62% 2,001 0.37%
Private 14,463 75.92% 438,717 80.64%
Voluntary / Charity 3,706 19.45% 84,664 15.56%
Care Categories
Old Age 12,596 66.12%
Dementia 8,613 45.21%
Mental Health Condition 5,299 27.82%
Learning Disability 7,020 36.85%
Physical Disability 7,403 38.86%
Sensory Impairment 4,255 22.34%
No Medical Intervention 390 2.05%
Detention Under Mental Health Act 414 2.17%
Eating Disorders 468 2.46%
Younger Adults 5,750 30.18%
Substance Misuse 576 3.02%


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