Care Industry News

Latest adult social care news for care homes & home care professionals in the uk care sector

06/20/2018 05:00 PM
GMB joins forces with UK’s largest care provider to champion careers in care
HC-One, the UK’s leading care home provider, and the GMB Union have today come together at the House of Commons to launch Careforce, a new initiative to champion careers in care. Devised by HC-One and GMB, Careforce has been prompted by a triple-whammy of increasing demand caused by an ageing population, low pay caused by […]

06/20/2018 09:15 AM
Sidmouth care home celebrates and ‘Outstanding’ inspection by CQC
Hartford Care has announced that Malden House Care Home in Sidmouth, has received an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the first Outstanding rating for the Hartford Care family.   Malden House, providing care to older people and those who live with dementia, was found to be Outstanding following an inspection in March […]

06/20/2018 08:15 AM
Canary Wharf home care service is rated Outstanding by CQC
Home Instead Senior Care Canary Wharf has been rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. The domiciliary care service in Tiller Road, Tower Hamlets, was rated Outstanding for being well-led and caring. It was rated Good for being safe, effective and responsive, following the inspection in March 2018. People using the service and their […]

06/20/2018 07:15 AM
Short stories help to ignite fond memories for Hull care home residents
Raleigh Court, a care home owned by Hull-based Hica Group, teamed up with Hull Libraries to mark Dementia Action Week and National Memory Day.   Dementia Action Week (May 21 – May 27) is a campaign ran by the Alzheimer’s Society, encouraging people to take actions – big or small to improve the lives of […]

06/19/2018 09:15 AM
Students host ‘Love Lunch’ at West Sussex care homes
Residents at a group of care homes in West Sussex were invited to a “Love Lunch” afternoon, organised by local college students as part of their community programme.   Residents from Elizabeth House, Croft Meadow, Forest View, Rotherlea and Elmcroft care homes were greeted by smiling students from Seaford College, who helped them to their […]

06/19/2018 08:15 AM
Housing & Care 21 sets a pay precedent in a bid to boost staff retention
Housing & Care 21 has announced a company-wide revision to the pay structure for their carers and introduced guaranteed hours contracts in a bid to boost staff retention, encourage new recruits into the care profession and combat the industry’s crippling skills gap. Care staff employed by the organisation, which is a leading not-for-profit national provider […]

06/19/2018 07:15 AM
Colchester care home celebrates after ‘Good’ rating from CQC
A residential, nursing and dementia care home is celebrating after achieving a ‘good’ rating following an inspection by the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Based near the Army Garrison in Colchester, Essex, the care home provides residential, nursing and dementia services to 69 people […]

06/18/2018 04:02 PM
Social care funding must match increase in NHS funding says LGA
Responding to today’s keynote speech by Theresa May on funding for the NHS, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “The long-term funding for the NHS needs to be matched by a significant investment in adult social care and public health services otherwise it won’t be as effective […]

06/18/2018 10:18 AM
Children bring joy to residents at Scarborough nursing home
A Scarborough nursing home is bringing joy into the lives of its residents by welcoming young children through its doors. Saint Cecilia’s Nursing Home regularly has visits from youngsters from Wheatcroft School and a local childminder’s group. And the home’s owner says both generations gain a great deal from the visits. Wheatcroft School has been […]

06/18/2018 09:15 AM
Buckinghamshire care provider commits to making a difference to people’s lives
Care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, supported Alzheimer’s Society in its  commitment to making a difference to people’s lives during Dementia Action Week. This year’s campaign not only served to raise awareness and educate people about living with dementia, but also demonstrated how small actions can have a big impact when it comes to […]

06/18/2018 08:15 AM
Care home MD shortlisted for Barclays Yorkshire Women in Business Awards 2018
The managing director of the Hill Care Group joins other nominees who have made an outstanding contribution to business in the Yorkshire and Humber region.   Wendy has been the head of Hill Care, which has its headquarters in Chesterfield and homes across the North, since 2006.   She has overseen the company’s growth from […]

06/18/2018 07:18 AM
NHS Health Check now includes dementia risk-Alzheimer’s Society
Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries and the community will soon be giving advice on dementia risk to patients as part of the NHS Health Check. Adding the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can reduce their dementia risk, such as by […]

06/18/2018 07:15 AM
Tower Hamlets supported living service rated Outstanding by Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Edward Gibbons House in Tower Hamlets, to be Outstanding following an inspection which took place over January and February, this year.   Edward Gibbons House is a supported living service that provides care and support for men with health issues linked to drugs […]

06/17/2018 03:33 PM
Heads up on style in bathroom adaptations from Closomat
How easily can your clients manage going to the toilet on their own?   Being able to do that simple thing is crucial if the client is developing limitations. It is one of the 10 qualifying activities for social care. The bathroom is the top room for adaptation. Latest research also shows minor home intervention […]

06/15/2018 03:53 PM
Bradford care home residents taken back to the 1950’s
An Anchor care home, Mill View in Bradford, has celebrated the opening of its brand new on-site 1950s diner with the king himself, Elvis Presley, making a special appearance.   Transporting residents back in time, the kitsch diner is kitted out with slick leather booths, a vintage jukebox, and a milkshake machine. There is also […]

06/15/2018 09:15 AM
Aldringham nursing home appoints new home manager
Aldringham Court Nursing Home in Aldringham, near Leiston, has announced the appointment of Tracey Cumby as its new Home Manager. Tracey is an experienced nurse, with an advanced qualification from the English National Board of Nursing, and has worked within the NHS and the independent healthcare sectors.  She has managed care homes for the past five […]

06/15/2018 08:15 AM
Royal commentator Jennie Bond brings regal touch to new Chelmsford care home
Broadcaster, journalist and royal commentator Jennie Bond bought a regal touch as she opened Baycroft’s second home in Chelmsford, Essex on Friday 18 May. The home, on Molrams Lane in the village Great Baddow, is now ready to offer residents their own bespoke bedroom within luxury surroundings and hotel standard services. New residents will be […]

06/15/2018 07:15 AM
Kirkaldy based care group hosts Art In Care Exhibition
Kingdom Homes Care Homes held an exhibition of Residents’ art work in the Community Hub in Kirkcaldy’s main shopping centre last month. The event aimed not only to showcase the talents of the residents but to show that living in a care home can be a brand new chapter with the possibility to try your hand […]

06/14/2018 10:26 AM
Independent care sector can find reasons for optimism in gloomy ADASS Budget Survey
On the face of it, the publication of the annual ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) Budget Survey reflects something of a bleak outlook for the social care sector, ahead of the publication of the much awaited green paper. The survey was completed by 100% of councils and can therefore be expected to […]

06/14/2018 09:15 AM
Ellesmere Port event aims to improve services for people with learning difficulties
Improving the lives of people with learning difficulties was top of the agenda at an event organised by Ellesmere Port social care provider 1st Enable.   Service users and carers joined commissioners from the NHS and local councils to discuss ways to improve services at the event at Inglewood Manor in Ledsham, Cheshire.   1st […]