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It Ain’t Necessarily So – 18: Are ‘reminiscence’ and ‘sensory’ rooms really any use?


I still use a soft broom that my mother bought from the Kleeneze man, selling door-to-door, in the 1950s. Indeed, my house is littered – and I... Read More »

CQC increases number of registered managers

Caring Times, July/August 2014

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says it has secured a 57% increase in the number of new registered managers across 2439 health and social care services... Read More »

Homecare providers may be at risk from NMW penalties

Caring Times, July/August 2014

The United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) has warned that plans to substantially increase penalties for non-compliance with the National Minimum Wage could put homecare businesses at... Read More »

Study highlights role of community pharmacists

Caring Times, July/August 2014

Results of a study published in June highlight the role community pharmacists can play  in collaboration with GPs, nurses and care home workers in better managing... Read More »

Clinicians say all care homes should screen for diabetes

Caring Times, July/August 2014

Every care home in England should screen for diabetes to help detect the “masses” of undiagnosed residents with the condition, according to a set of wide-sweeping... Read More »

French nursing homes trial copper to combat infection

Caring Times, July/August 2014

The largest trial of antimicrobial copper touch surfaces in nursing homes has been launched in France.  The surfaces – made from solid copper or copper alloys... Read More »

Super Mario wins top award

Caring Times, July/August 2014

A social care pioneer from Wales has won an award for his leadership skills.

Mario Kreft, the owner of the award-winning Wrexham-based care organisation, Pendine Park, was... Read More »

Manchester care homes receive quality awards

Caring Times, July/August 2014

Twelve of Manchester’s care homes have received an award for the quality of their services.

The Dignity Awards are part of Manchester City Council’s work to promote... Read More »

Barchester to offer pilot nursing apprenticeships

Caring Times, July/August 2014

Barchester has launched a pilot apprenticeship pathway to nursing, working with the Open University.

The programme includes an Open University access programme with the chance for high... Read More »

Your Care Rating survey – deadline to joining extended

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Following the success of the 2013 survey, Your Care Rating is inviting every care home provider in the UK to join this year’s survey. This year it... Read More »

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