We must stop failing people with learning disabilities

FitzRoy, a national charity that supports people with learning disabilities, hope that all political parties, and the health and social care sector, rise to the challenges set out in the excellent Winterbourne View report – Time for Change, by Sir Stephen Bubb.   The issues raised in the report aren’t new, John Williams, FitzRoy co-founder, […]

Legal & General PAIF acquires three care homes for £25.5m

Legal & General Property (LGP), on behalf of its Legal & General UK Property Fund, announces that it has successfully acquired a portfolio of three care homes from the Careplaces Fund, the specialist healthcare property fund managed by Bridges Ventures in partnership with care home developer Castleoak.   Located in Stratford-upon-Avon, Kidderminster and Stansted, the properties […]

Meallmore wins two awards at Scottish Care

A long established family-owned care provider in Scotland has been recognised with two awards at a prestigious evening awards ceremony celebrating the brightest stars in the care profession. Meallmore Ltd was announced as winner in the ‘Nutrition and Eating Well’ award, while their Greenock Care Home, Kincaid House, took the title ‘Dementia Service Award’ from […]

Double Award Success For Innovative Housing and Care Provider

One of the country’s most innovative care providers is celebrating after an outstanding double win at a prestigious award ceremony.   Blackwood Housing and Care, collected trophies for the ‘Robina Goodlad Excellence Award’ sponsored by West of Scotland Housing Association and the ‘Excellence Award in Developing Skills and Capacity’ sponsored by Riverside at the Chartered […]

Gene study sheds light on memory power and performance

Researchers led by the University of Edinburgh have discovered people with gene variants are more likely to have memory problems even if they are cognitively healthy according to research published today (26 November 2014). The Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Constortium, which includes experts at the University of Edinburgh, analysed […]

Coffee may protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day may help to protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to research highlighted in an Alzheimer Europe session report published by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) today (27 November 2014). Three expert speakers in this area presented at Alzheimer Europe’s annual conference, exploring the role nutrition can […]

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