Rehab support carer receives Heart of Gold Award

1 Sewardstone Close, an acquired brain injury unit in Sewardstone and part of Enable Care, a company that provides specialist homes for people with an acquired brain injury, presented its rehab support carer with a Heart of Gold Award on 20 November 2013. Lee Robb has been the rehab support carer at 1 Sewardstone Close […]

Preston care home to undertake ground breaking research under government accreditation programme

Amore Care’s Preston Private care home in Fulwood, Preston is leading the way in the care sector after being one of only 14 homes across the country to receive prestigious Government research accreditation.               The home had to undergo a rigorous selection process, which looked at:- •           Staffing levels […]

CQC Chief guarantees NHS whistleblowers protection

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF CARE QUALITY COMMISSION CHALLENGED ON WHISTLEBLOWER ISSUE AT HOSPITAL DIRECTIONS   At a keynote address at Hospital Directions yesterday, Care Quality Commission Chief David Behan confirmed that he would protect whistleblowers in the NHS. The issue came up during his speech in which he was angrily confronted by a member of the […]

UK Postcode lottery for dementia diagnosis

Figures published today in the ‘State of the Nation’ report released by the Department of Health show that less than half of people with dementia receive a diagnosis, with huge disparities in support across the country, leaving people with the condition in the dark. Despite diagnosis rates rising slightly by two per cent to 48 […]

Care group spells out the benefits of reducing anti-psychotic medication used to treat people with dementia.

A care group is spelling out the benefits of reducing the use of anti-psychotic medication used to treat people with dementia.   Springhill Care Group, with homes in Accrington, Skelmersdale and Bristol, is committed to supporting the government initiative to reduce the use of this medication.   Anti-psychotic drugs are inappropriately prescribed to an average […]

Barchester residents design winning Christmas cards

Westlake House care home in Horsham and White Lodge care home in Swindon have won the annual Barchester Healthcare Christmas Card Competition 2013 with two superb entries designed by residents at the homes. Patricia Lawton, resident at Westlake, and Hazel Waugh, resident at White Lodge, have an abundance of creative talent Patricia designed a deer’s […]

Grand opening of Brighton care home by Gloria Hunniford

Hallmark Care Homes recently opened their highly anticipated new care home in Brighton. Maycroft Manor, situated on the busy London Road, was declared open by television and radio presenter Gloria Hunniford who described the 99-bed home as “the cutting edge of what a care home should be”.   Gloria, who spent time living in a […]

Home care provider announces 200 new care jobs across UK

  Carewatch has just announced 200 vacancies within local branches located across the UK, with vacancies available for Care Workers, Care Coordinators and Supervisors.   Their recent recruitment drive is part of a planned expansion, driven by Britain’s rapidly ageing population.   It’s estimated that over half a million people in the UK currently receive personal and/or practical care at […]

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