In the wake of Grenfell towerblock fire, in which about 80 people died, care homes review website carehome.co.uk has called on the Government to make it mandatory for all new build and converted care homes in England to have sprinkler systems.
In Scotland and Wales, all new and converted care homes have to have sprinkler systems. However in England, there is no such legislation.
Davina Ludlow, chair of carehome.co.uk, said the Grenfell Tower fire was an absolute tragedy which must serve as a wake-up call.
“As a sector, we support hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people,” said Mrs Ludlow.
“Many people in care homes have mobility, vision and hearing problems, with some of them bed-bound and evacuating them in the event of a fire is hugely challenging.
“This is why we want all new and converted care homes in England to have the same fire … Read More »
Caring Times, February 2017
The Danshell Group has made a significant investment in Cedar Vale independent hospital in Nottingham.
The hospital in East Bridgford provides care and treatment for men living with autism, a learning disability and associated challenging behaviours.
Promoting an individual’s independence is very important at Cedar Vale. The aim of the refurbishment and reconfiguration is to further enable the service team to support service users to develop independent living skills by creating three separate care pathways within the hospital.
The hospital has been re-developed into a five bed, six bed and a three bed bespoke service, each aimed at giving individuals an environment that will support them for moving on to more independent living. People will be able to build on their self-care and daily living skills at the new skills kitchens, where they can plan and cook meals for themselves … Read More »
Caring Times, November 2013
Care Agenda, the networking meeting for the care home sector, will take place on 6th February, 2014, at the Ettington Chase Hotel, Stratford upon Avon. This will be the eighth consecutive staging of the annual event, now organised solely by Caring Times.
Caring Times editor-in-chief Dr Richard Hawkins said the West Midlands venue had been carefully selcted to provide superb facilities and easy access.
“Senior managers of nursing and residential homes providing elderly care are invited to attend the meeting free of charge, while sector suppliers can attend as sponsors,” said Dr Hawkins.
“The event programme includes a Hot Topics Q&A session and networking opportunities, plus supplier-provider meetings, enabling face-to-face interaction between buyers and suppliers.”
Care Agenda is free to attend for care providers and provides an ideal opportunity to meet and discuss key issues. There is alo the opportunity to … Read More »
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