Home Care & Nursing Agencies News & Industry Events

Care bosses fear they'll go bust with six-year backdated wage bill for night sleepers

Angeline Albert, 20-Jul-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

The Government’s decision to make care bosses pay six years’ worth of backdated wages in line with minimum wage to night-time staff, is expected to cost care providers £400m - prompting fears of “Southern Cross type” care firm failures.

One in three dementia cases could be prevented by lifestyle changes

Melissa McAlees, 20-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

A third of dementia cases could be prevented by making environmental and lifestyle changes starting in childhood, new research suggests. According to an international study published in the Lancet, better

Davina McCall 'grieves loss' of her 'old Dad' who has dementia, but says 'he's still my Dad'

Sue Learner, 19-Jul-17 article from 'Features' section

TV presenter Davina McCall, has revealed how she “grieves the loss “of her “old Dad” since he got dementia, but says they are “forging a new relationship, a different one, where perhaps he might need me more”. Davina,

Glasgow care homes offer free health checks for over 75s

Michaela Mildenhall, 18-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

Four Bupa care homes in the Glasgow area have been offering free health checks to over 75s who live locally. It is hoped the new scheme will encourage older people in the community to come forward for a check-up,

Amazon Echo among the tech being funded by NHS to improve social care

Angeline Albert, 17-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

Amazon Echo is just one of the digital ideas being tested out, as a result of NHS Digital's decision to give 16 councils up to £50,000 each to spend on technology to improve social care. Hampshire Council

Ambulance response time overhaul: Target of seven minutes for severely ill patients

Sue Learner, 14-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

NHS England has announced that 999 calls will now be put into four different categories according to their severity. Ambulances will now be expected to reach severely ill patients in an average time of seven

Dementia care in hospitals improving but staff not always able to access specialist support

Sue Learner, 13-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

Hospitals in England and Wales have taken steps to improve their dementia care, with over two-thirds of carers rating care as excellent or very good. However staff said they are not always able to access specialist dementia support,

Brain gyms growing in popularity as way of combating dementia

Sue Learner, 12-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

Brain gyms are becoming increasingly popular in the UK as a way of combating dementia and memory impairment problems. Brains in Action (BRINA) has recently opened two in North London and has found the demand

Care providers urged to join Care Workers Charity supporters club

Sue Learner, 12-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

Leaders in the care sector have taken part in a video urging care providers to sign up to a supporters club run by the Care Workers Charity. There are around two million care workers in the UK caring for some of the most vulnerable

Quarter of Brits avoid talking to people with disabilities

Sue Learner, 11-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

People with disabilities in the UK still face a lot of prejudice, with just over a quarter of Brits admitting to avoiding conversations with disabled people, according to new research. The study by the charity

'Six minutes or less' home care agency voluntarily shuts

Angeline Albert, 11-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

An 'appalling' home care agency which made care visits lasting ‘as little as six minutes’ has been put into special measures by the care watchdog and is now the subject of an ongoing investigation, following a client’s death. Aamina

Cancer diagnosis now 'more common than getting married, having a baby or getting a degree'

Michaela Mildenhall, 10-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

Cancer has statistically become one of the biggest life-changing events for people in the UK, according to new research from Macmillan Care Support has shown how Figures in the report, ‘The C-Word: How

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