Care Industry News

Latest UK care news for care home & home care professionals

12/15/2017 12:15 PM
Green fingered Blackwood tenant celebrate winning the housing and care provider’s ‘Best Garden’ award
A GREEN fingered Blackwood tenant is celebrating after winning the housing and care provider’s ‘Best Garden’ award.   Malcolm Stewart, who lives with his wife Evelyn, has been a tenant at Blackwood’s Academy Court in East Ayrshire for 11 years.   He won the award for ‘Best Individual Garden’ at the charity’s AGM in Largs […]

12/15/2017 11:15 AM
Learning disability care provider CMG and CHANGE People launch guide to help online safety
Care Management Group (CMG) and CHANGE People have officially launched a new guide promoting and supporting online safety, at the Learning Disability England conference.   CMG and CHANGE People have joined together in partnership to launch the guide, which aims to inform and support young people and adults with learning disabilities with how to stay […]

12/15/2017 10:15 AM
Greenock care home manager wins coveted nursing leadership award
A care home manager from Greenock is celebrating after being named the joint winner of a prestigious nursing leadership award. Barbara Lawson, Home Manager at Meallmore Ltd’s Kincaid House care home, has scooped the win for the coveted Sue Pembrey Award 2017, which recognises clinical leaders who play a vital role in enabling high quality, […]

12/15/2017 09:49 AM
NHS Digital publishes dementia and antipsychotic drug prescription data for first time
NHS Digital has published for the first-time data that shows the levels of prescribing antipsychotic drugs to dementia patients. 9.4 per cent of patients with a recorded dementia diagnosis were prescribed antipsychotic medication in the 6 weeks to 30 November 2017.   The data has been published as part of an expansion of the monthly […]

12/15/2017 09:15 AM
Glasgow care home hosts own version of ‘Stars in their Eyes’
  Residents at Bupa’s Ailsa Craig Care Home in Glasgow have been channelling their favourite musical icons with their very own version of ‘Stars in their Eyes’.   The home – which is in the Cessnock area of the city – has been hosting popular karaoke nights at the request of residents, who have been […]

12/15/2017 08:15 AM
HC-One appoints Director of Memory Care Support Services
HC-One, the leading care home provider in the UK, is delighted to be welcoming dementia specialist Professor Graham Stokes as Director of Memory Care Support Services.   Professor Stokes will join HC-One on 7th January 2018 from his current role as Global Director of Dementia Care at Bupa, in which he is responsible for leading […]

12/15/2017 07:15 AM
Councillor opens wall mural at Inverness care home
A Councillor for Inverness South was joined by residents, their families and staff to officially open an Interactive Wall Mural at HC-One’s Cradlehall Care Home recently.    Cllr Duncan MacPherson unveiled the mural, which displays a garden scene with a wishing well, a beehive and a variety of favourite animals.    Interactive butterflies and bumble bees were painted in the Tolle Art style by local […]

12/14/2017 12:21 PM
Search is on for for pioneering Dementia carers centre
Bruton Knowles has been instructed to find a home for a circa 18,000 sq ft multi-million pound flagship Dementia Carers Centre in Birmingham described as the first of its kind in the world. The centre will provide education, training and skills development for people who care for relatives with dementia. The hotel-style facility will also […]

12/14/2017 12:15 PM
Kingdom Homes hosts annual care staff awards
Kingdom Homes, who have 10 care homes throughout Fife, recently held their annual Staff Awards evening in a local hotel. Over 100 staff were present to celebrate the achievements of Kingdom Homes employees over the past 12 months.   The “Employee of the Year” were voted for by residents, relatives and their fellow colleagues. The […]

12/14/2017 11:15 AM
Ormskirk care staff have an Elf of a day for dementia charity
From the youngest to the oldest, Stocks Hall, Ormskirk’s Home, Santa and his team, worked very hard raising money for charity recently.  Elf Day held on Friday 8th December encourages schools, colleges and other organisation to unleash their inner Elf and fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Society. The team of ……not so little elves, worked around the […]

12/14/2017 10:54 AM
New figures from Age UK show our social care system is disintegrating
New figures from Age UK reveal the shocking extent to which millions of older people are being left to prop up the country’s disintegrating care system, with those aged 65 and over providing nearly 54 million hours of unpaid care each week in England in 2016[i]. These figures highlight the rising demands being placed on […]

12/14/2017 10:15 AM
Sanctuary Care staff wow in this year’s Christmas Cake Competition
The culinary creativity of Sanctuary Care staff has once again wowed the judges in this year’s Christmas Cake Competition. Now in its 10th year, the contest tasks staff from Sanctuary Care’s homes across the country to make a traditional fruit Christmas cake, iced to their own unique design. The cakes are carefully transported to its […]

12/14/2017 09:15 AM
Outlook Care’s domiciliary services across London found ‘Outstanding’ by CQC
A leading regional health and social care provider is celebrating after achieving a top rating following an inspection by a government watchdog. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated leadership of Outlook Care’s domiciliary services across London as ‘Outstanding’.   Headquartered in Billericay, Essex, the not-for-profit organisation, which operates in London and Essex, provides domiciliary […]

12/14/2017 08:30 AM
Care provider and entrepreneur finalist at 12th Scottish Asian Business Awards
  Serial entrepreneur, Arti Poddar, is a finalist in the Entrepreneur/Investor of the year category at the 12th Scottish Asian Business Awards 2017 to be held today, 14th of December at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow.   The Awards, which have been celebrated annually since 2006 recognise Scotland’s top Asian achievers and cover every aspect of […]

12/14/2017 08:15 AM
Sunrise of Eastbourne’s Memory Care Co-ordinator wins National Care Award
Sunrise of Eastbourne’s Memory Care Co-ordinator, Nancy Ivison, has won a prestigious National Care Award, after beating off stiff competition for the Resident Engagement prize. Nancy won the award for her work to improve care quality at Sunrise of Eastbourne, support for people living with dementia, and the way in which she discusses needs and […]

12/14/2017 07:15 AM
MHA’s music therapy to be showcased on BBC Radio 4
MHA’s music therapy service for residents living with dementia will be showcased on BBC Radio 4’s The Untold when it follows the story of a resident at Torrwood care home in Wells, Somerset.   The half-hour documentary, due to be broadcast on Monday 18 December at 11am, features resident Paul Mosby, along with wife Yvonne […]

12/13/2017 12:15 PM
Bournemouth care home emphasises the importance of activities for residents’ wellbeing
Great Oaks, a specialist residential, nursing and dementia care home in Bournemouth hosted a festive family-friendly open day as part of its on-going strategy to strengthen its links with the local community.   Great Oaks’ care programme consists of daily activities and events which are carefully planned by the dedicated activities manager, who works hard […]

12/13/2017 11:15 AM
Christmas cheer is in the air at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme
Christmas cheer was in the air at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme last week, when tenants got together to put their Christmas decorations up.   Tenants of the Ifield Way housing scheme gathered together in the dining room to enjoy their annual festive activity of putting up the scheme’s many trees and decorations.   […]

12/13/2017 10:15 AM
Barnsley care home bridges the generation gap
THE GENERATION gap has been bridged in Barnsley as young and old become pen pals.   More than 20 letters have been flying back and forth between the residents of Deangate Care Home and pupils of Darton Primary School.   The Year 3 pupils have been introducing themselves, including details of their favourite foods, colours […]

12/13/2017 09:15 AM
Healthcare Homes celebrate good result for Bristol care home
A nursing care home in Bristol that supports individuals who live with dementia has achieved an across-the-board rating of ‘Good’, following its latest inspection by the healthcare regulator, CQC. Avon Lodge Care Home in Kingswood caters for elder residents, those with dementia needs, and for young adults. Part of the Healthcare Homes Group, the home […]