Caring Times Extra


It Ain’t Necessarily So – 15: The uses and misuses of personal protective equipment

Caring Times. April 2014

With JOHN BURTON

 johnb225@btinternet.com

For a visitor, one of the most common sights in many care homes must be protective gloves. A member of staff with gloved hands... Read More »


Care sector support for apprenticeship schemes

Caring Times, April 2014

Barchester Healthcare, the national high-quality care provider, is part of the Government’s cross-industry Trailblazer group, which is paving the way to create a new look Apprenticeship... Read More »


HC-One backs charity after minibus burns

Caring Times, April 2014

Major provider HC-One has come to the rescue of a Sheffield charity after the charity’s minibus had been burnt out by an arsonist. The Gleadless Valley... Read More »


Providers can’t afford to pay more, says UKHCA

Caring Times, April 2014

The United Kingdom Homecare Association says the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation of a 3% increase in the National Minimum Wage would place a further strain on... Read More »


Nominate now for the VQ Day awards

Caring Times, April 2014

The seventh annual VQ Day campaign has kicked off with a call for vocational excellence to be recognised within the world of business – with companies... Read More »


‘Put your money where your mouth is,’ RNHA tells Govt

Caring Times, April 2014

Responding to an Age UK reportreleased in March that highlights a £3.4bn shortfall in planned expenditure on social care for 2015/16, the Registered Nursing Home Association... Read More »


Homecare provider lifts minimum wage

Caring Times, April 2014

As of April, Allied Healthcare, the UKs biggest homecare provider, says none of its care workers will be paid less than £6.50 per hour, benefiting about... Read More »


Tablets help care staff

Caring Times, April 2014

Care staff members at The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society nursing care home in Surrey have been equipped with computer ‘tablets’ with the aim of further improvong... Read More »


Lamb lends support to Deaf Aware quality mark

Caring Times, April 2014

Care services minister Norman Lamb has pledged to support and promote a new Deaf-Aware Care quality mark for residential care homes launched by RAD and ,... Read More »


Cranberry concentrate reduces cystitis in care home residents

Caring Times, March 2014

New research published in the American Journal of Geriatrics shows that more than 25% of bladder infections (cystitis) can be reduced with the regular use of... Read More »


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