News - Innovative Care

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Jeremy Hunt drops in to thank 'outstanding' care staff that #MakeADifference

Angeline Albert (17-May-18)

Home care workers at Bluebird Care got a thank you from Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he popped in to shake them by the hand for the outstanding domiciliary care they give people in Westminster......

Leading reviews site reveals UK's top home care providers

Sue Learner (10-May-18)

The leading reviews site for home care providers has revealed the top home care agencies in the UK. Around 900,000 people in the UK receive care at home, yet apart from reports by the Care Quality Commission,.....

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

Sue Learner (07-Mar-18)

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.....

Care worker known as 'Music Lady' sang to 99-year-old when she felt sad

Sue Learner (01-Mar-18)

Home care workers have paid tribute to a 99-year-old who brought ‘happiness, laughter and joy’. Joyce Holman, who died just after Christmas, “genuinely cared about her carers as much as we cared about her,”.....

Craft cafe and lost art of button sewing brings together young and old

Angeline Albert (28-Feb-18)

“Four-year-olds today don’t know what the word ‘mend’ means and my university students have never heard of the word ‘darning’ ”, says Diane Boyd, who was so surprised she decided to get young children, young people and the over 65s.....

Home care's 'calendar girl' wins London's first double 'outstanding'

Michaela Chirgwin (09-Feb-18)

A home care founder whose company became the first in London to receive a double ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating, has spoken about how she wanted to create a care company that focussed on social activities and clubs, earning her the nickname.....

Bluebird Care eases pressure in overcrowded hospitals

Melissa McAlees (08-Feb-18)

A Hampshire care provider is helping to ease the 'intense' overcrowding problem at Winchester’s hospitals by caring for people with acute illnesses in their own homes. In 10 months, Bluebird Care’s JET (Joint.....

Blue badges could soon be granted to people with dementia and autism

Melissa McAlees (22-Jan-18)

People with 'hidden disabilities' could soon have greater access to blue badge parking permits in England, under new Government proposals. The Department for Transport (DfT) hopes the move will make it easier.....

Tracey Crouch appointed as loneliness minister in memory of MP Jo Cox

Melissa McAlees (17-Jan-18)

Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed the country's first minister for loneliness, in memory of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was murdered in 2016. Tracey Crouch, the new ministerial lead for loneliness, will.....

'Outstanding' home care workers go nightclubbing with disabled

Sue Learner (02-Jan-18)

A home care service in Leicester, where staff in their own time went clubbing with a person they care for, has been rated ‘outstanding’. Community Integrated Care in Leicester cares for older people as well.....

Google Maps takes people with dementia on trip down memory lane

Melissa McAlees (06-Dec-17)

Our strongest memories are intensely tied to location. It’s no coincidence that when you think about any big memory or past event, your first thought is often “Where was I when that happened?” With the help.....

Avatar therapy 'reduces frequency of schizophrenia voices'

Michaela Chirgwin (24-Nov-17)

Experts are hopeful that an experimental new therapy using avatars could improve treatment for auditory hallucinations. Startling findings in a new study, published by the Lancet, show that the new therapy.....

Mental health: Bread making reduces anxiety and boosts happiness

Sue Learner (15-Nov-17)

Bread making has been found to have therapeutic benefits for people with mental health issues, triggering an increased sense of happiness and creativity. A report on Together We Rise: Bethlem Baking Buddies,.....

Lonely, older people to stay at care homes for free over Christmas

Melissa McAlees (14-Nov-17)

While the Christmas build-up is a time of excitement for many, for the thousands of older people living alone, it signals a countdown to the time of year when feelings of isolation and anxiety can be at their greatest. As.....

Robots to care for elderly and check if they are happy or sad

Sue Learner (16-Oct-17)

Robots are being created to help care for older people, find out if they are sad, happy or angry and check they are hydrated and have taken their medication. As well as caring for older people, researchers.....

Hospices provide more outstanding care than any other service, says CQC

Melissa McAlees (13-Oct-17)

Nine in ten hospices across England have been rated either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), ‘outstripping the performance’ of any other service. The CQC’s report titled ‘State.....

New app makes people's homes dementia friendly

Michaela Mildenhall (04-Oct-17)

An app has been created to make people’s homes more dementia friendly, with advice on how to change the light, furniture, colour contrast and reduce noise. It takes 20 minutes to assess a two-bedroom house,.....

Welsh cinemas screen dementia-friendly films to help people reconnect with memories

Melissa McAlees (05-Sep-17)

Independent cinemas and art centres in Wales are holding dementia-friendly screenings to mark World Alzheimer's Month. The screenings, which are being shown this month, encourage people with dementia to enjoy.....

homecare.co.uk steps in to help home care providers recruit staff in run up to Brexit

Sue Learner (05-Sep-17)

Home care providers are faced with having to offer home care to an increasing number of people as the population ages with more complex needs. This coupled with Brexit, which providers fear could trigger an exodus of EU home care.....

Brain training app improves memory in people with early-onset dementia

Melissa McAlees (03-Jul-17)

A brain training computer game has been shown to improve the memory in people who are in the earliest stages of dementia and could avert some symptoms of cognitive decline. Researchers from the University.....

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