Caring Times Extra


No more ‘make do and mend’

Caring Times, October 2017

Responding to research on MPs’ opinions about social care, Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, said the research, by Independent Age, challenged both main... Read More »


Healthwatch looks at life in a care home

Caring Times, October 2017

Between January 2016 and April 2017, local Healthwatch staff and volunteers across England visited 197 care homes across 63 different local authority areas, to find out... Read More »


Care England confirms annual conference speaker line-up

Caring Times, October 2017

The speaker line-up has been finalised for the Care England 2017 conference & exhibition, ‘Shaping Tomorrow’, at Church House, Westminster, on Thursday, 16 November.

The programme will... Read More »


Online placement marketplace could help to boost occupancy

Caring Times, October 2017

An online marketplace, the ‘Care Co-Operative (www.care-co-operative.co.uk) has been launched with the dual aim of enabling families to find care home places for their loved ones,... Read More »


Sunrise collaborates with university to improve dementia care

Caring Times, October 2017

Staff from Buckinghamshire New University visited Sunrise of Purley recently to learn aboutaspects of dementia care.

The Skills and Simulation Team at the university is seeking to... Read More »


Tackling loneliness

Caring Times, October 2017

Two care homes in Norfolk have launched new services to encourage older members of the community to join their staff and residents for activities, entertainment and... Read More »


Care providers face unlimited fines as CQC increases prosecutions

Caring Times, September 2017

The number of prosecutions made by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) against health providers has risen sharply this year following the enactment of the Health and... Read More »


Cycle Challenge raises £11,000 for The Care Workers Charity

Caring Times, July/August 2017

In May, thirty riders embarked on the first ‘Carter Schwartz Cycle Challenge’ – two cycling groups, one completing a 75-mile route and the other, 125 miles... Read More »


Care-free holidays

Caring Times, July/August 2017

Research from Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has shown that almost half of Brits (47%) have a holiday... Read More »


Sponsored silence is golden for ‘quiet achiever’ Deb Pritchard

 

Caring Times, July/August 2017 

Talkative Deborah Pritchard took on a sponsored silence to raise funds for a dementia friendly sensory garden at a Widnes care home.

 The carer at Halton View Care... Read More »


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