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The publication for the independent Nursing and Residential Care Home industry.
The publication for the independent Nursing and Residential Care Home industry.

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Logging On’: The Care England 2018 Conference Looks At Technology In Care

The Care England 2018 conference & exhibition, ‘Logging On’, which takes place at Church House, Westminster, on Wednesday, 14 November, will focus on the application of today’s technology and its potential to further enhance the quality of care. The day’s programme will include presentations from expert speakers, including Care England members, who will share details…

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Green Fingered Care Home Residents Enjoy Gardening Therapy

GREEN fingered care home residents have been taking part in gardening therapy sessions in Stockton-on-Tees. Taking advantage of the good weather, residents at The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, have been getting into the garden to plant flowers and vegetables. Pansies and calendulas will fill the garden with colour and tomatoes will be harvested…

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Mps And Peers Urged To Support Reforms To Curb Rising Costs Of NHS Clinical Negligence Claims

A coalition of organisations which represent the NHS and health professionals is calling for urgent action to reduce the £1.7 billion paid last year alone on clinical negligence in England. The value of claims in the pipeline is estimated to be a staggering £65 billion. On Tuesday (24 April) the House of Lords will debate…

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There’s Still Time To Get Involved!

It's not too late to be involved in Care Home Open Day 2018. Tomorrow, 21st April marks this year's Care Home Open Day and care homes are encouraged to celebrate connections with their local communities to celebrate. Over 2,500 care homes took part in 2017. This year’s theme is Linking Communities and hopes to create lasting links between…

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Resident Dies In Chingford Care Home Fire

A resident has died in a fire which broke out at a care home for people with learning disabilities. Over 70 firefighters were called to Connington Crescent, Chingford, just before 2.15am on Friday. London Fire Brigade said 12 people left the three-storey block before firefighters arrived. When the ten fire crews arrived, two floors and…

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Couple Celebrate 66th Wedding Anniversary At Northants Care Home

A Kettering couple in their 80s have celebrated a milestone anniversary. Maurice Tyrell, 87 – a resident of Thorndale care home – and his wife, Betty, 86, marked 66 years of marriage They both enjoyed a quiet celebration with a dinner for two in Maurice’s room, after having been presented with flowers for Betty, as…

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Sustainable Health And Care Awards Launched By NHS Employers And Sustainable Development Unit

A new awards programme for NHS, public health and social care organisations was launched on Wednesday 18 April, supported by the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and Public Health England. The Sustainable Health and Care Awards will highlight and celebrate the outstanding sustainable practices taking place which are making real benefits for…

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Hill Care Homes To Celebrate National Care Home Open Day

HILL CARE homes across the North of England are celebrating National Care Home Open Day with a wide range of events and activities. The theme for the Open Day, on Saturday, 21st April, is Linking Communities, with Hill Care’s homes offering open invitations to visitors. In South Yorkshire, the day is being jointly celebrated with…

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New Research Into Housing Needs Of Older Generation

New research is being funded to identify how to meet the housing needs of an ageing population. The research, to understand at a local level what sort of mainstream housing older people live in, is being funded by the Centre for Ageing Better. Researchers at MSA will use an area of Greater Manchester to take…

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Ombudsman Warns Councils Not To Charge For First Six Weeks Of Intermediate Care

Councils cannot charge people for the first six weeks of intermediate care, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has warned, follow ing an investigation into a complaint about North Somerset Council. A family complained to the that North Somerset was not clear about the care home fees they had to pay when a family…

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