Vitamin E Study Gives Positive Results

A daily dose of vitamin E could help people with dementia carry out everyday tasks for longer, according to a study published today in the journal JAMA. During the study, the 613 participants with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease received either a daily dose of vitamin E, memantine (a dementia drug treatment), a vitamin E-memantine […]

Barchester’s Latest Care Home Goes Under Construction

Work starts shortly on a new £3.8million high specification care home in Deeping St James, near Peterborough that will offer care for older people as well as those living with dementia. The care home is being built by Bullock and will be operated by one of the UK’s largest healthcare providers, Barchester Healthcare. Constructed to Barchester’s […]

Edinburgh Care Home Residents Enjoy Dick Whittington

Elderly residents at Camilla House in Edinburgh got into the festive spirit last week as a local theatre company made a special visit to perform a pantomime.   Joined by their family and friends, residents enjoyed the excellent rendition of the seasonal classic Dick Whittington, from theatre company Lakeland Productions.   The fun of the panto brought […]

Dreams Come True with £5000 Hospice Raffle Win

A Patchway woman’s Christmas dreams came true this year when she won the annual St Peter’s Hospice Grand Christmas Raffle, and was presented with £5000 just in time for Christmas. Lizzy Cornell, 27, has been taking part in the weekly Local Lotto for the past 18 months but decided to support the charity further by […]

A Month of Celebrations for Huddersfield Care Home

Huddersfield care home residents and staff have thanked the local community for their support throughout the year by opening their doors to host a myriad of festive activities and celebrations this December.   Longroyds and Pilling House care home in Skelmanthorpe welcomed children from Skelmanthorpe First & Nursery School who provided a wonderful afternoon of carol […]

Mencap Respond To Historic Financial Allegations

Following allegations that in excess of sixty thousand pounds of financial discrepancies have been uncovered by Surrey based Finacare, from the bank accounts of vulnerable adults receiving residential care from the Royal Mencap Society and allegations made by various tabloid newspapers Care Industry News is happy to report that these historic allegations were investigated in 2011 and […]

Financial Discrepancies Uncovered Within UK’s Largest Learning Disability Charity

¼ of a million pounds of financial discrepancies have been uncovered by Surrey based Finacare, from the bank accounts of vulnerable adults receiving residential care from the Royal Mencap Society. Nicki Frampton, Director of the financial safeguarding business Finacare, started her own investigation in 2011 following concerns about the management of her brother’s finances whilst […]

Paid and unpaid carers often forgotten over Christmas

A senior regional care representative has called on people to remember ‘Cinderella’ carers during the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Mike Padgham says paid and unpaid carers are often forgotten during the festive period and like the pantomime character Cinderella, don’t always get the time off they deserve. And he has also called for social […]

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