Home Care & Nursing Agencies News & Industry Events

Medical student gives elderly neighbour a 'reason to keep going'

Melissa McAlees, 19-Mar-18 article from 'Features' section

When a stroke robbed Zena Ware of the use of the left side of her body, she became isolated and lonely and found it increasingly difficult to cook for herself. But last April, when 23-year-old student Amelia

Home care workers get 17% pay rise from Manchester Living Wage

Angeline Albert, 16-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

Home care workers in Manchester are to receive a £1 an hour pay boost from 1 April to ensure they get ‘a proper living wage’. Domiciliary care workers will see their pay increase from £7.50 - the National

WHO reviews risk to humans of microplastics found in bottled water

Angeline Albert, 15-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

Scientists have found more than 90 per cent of bottled water tested in a recent study was contaminated with microplastics, prompting the World Health Organisation (WHO) to review the risk to human health of drinking water with plastic

How to challenge a CQC inspection report

Michaela Chirgwin, 14-Mar-18 article from 'Features' section

A Care Quality Commission rating can make or break a care home, so it is vital care homes feel they are able to protect their reputations and can challenge inspection report findings if there is justification. It

Stephen Hawking: Man of brilliance and possibility

Angeline Albert, 14-Mar-18 article from 'Features' section

Tributes are being paid to internationally celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking who died at his home at the age of 76, but doctors initially gave him only three years to live when he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at 21. Stephen

'Tigger-like' Hammond's Spring Statement condemned by social care's 'Eeyores'

Angeline Albert, 13-Mar-18 article from 'News Analysis' section

Philip Hammond was bouncy as he delivered his Spring Statement, describing himself as ‘positively Tigger-like’ while announcing the economy had grown every year since 2010, however his speech gave no joy to the care sector. With

'I don't feel nervous' says deafblind man embarking on 52-mile trek

Angeline Albert, 12-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

A deaf and blind climber has challenged himself to trek night and day along the Ridgeway – a national trail in South England - as part of a 52 mile journey to raise money for a disability charity. Forty-four-old

Councils 'rainy day' money raided to fund 14 per cent rise in demand for care

Angeline Albert, 09-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

Emergency funds are being raided as local authorities struggle to meet a rise in demand for social care and ease the pain of a 49 per cent fall in funding from the Government since 2010. The major drop in

Outstanding Kent home care provider treats people with 'kindness, dignity and respect'

Sue Learner, 09-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

A home care provider in Kent has been praised by the care watchdog for treating people and their relatives with “kindness, dignity and respect”. Home Instead Senior Care - Bromley, Chislehurst & Orpington

Sex is a basic 'human right' for elderly with dementia

Angeline Albert, 08-Mar-18 article from 'News Analysis' section

The care sector needs to let older people with dementia live as ‘full human beings’, according to Scottish Care’s chief executive who has condemned ‘negative and unhelpful attitudes’ about the elderly and their sexual needs. ‘Human

Sainsbury's made employee with dementia feel 'happy and valued'

Sue Learner, 07-Mar-18 article from 'Innovative Care' section

A son has praised Sainsbury’s on Twitter for supporting his mum to stay on at work, "going above and beyond to make sure she's happy and feeling valued". With tweets that have gone viral, Doron Salomon, thanked

Running legend Ron Hill vows not to let dementia 'get me down'

Sue Learner, 05-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

Marathon runner, Ron Hill, who last year was forced to end his 52-year running streak of at least a mile a day after suffering chest pains, has revealed he has dementia. Ron, who won the marathon gold medals

Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo 2018

Date: Wednesday 25 Apr 2018 – Thursday 26 Apr 2018


Health Plus Care

Date: Wednesday 27 Jun 2018 – Thursday 28 Jun 2018


Digital Health and Care Congress 2018

Date: Tuesday 10 Jul 2018 – Wednesday 11 Jul 2018


Upcoming Care Sector Awards