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Game of Thrones star wades into row over back pay for overnight home care workers
Game of Thrones star wades into row over back pay for overnight home care workers
A Games of Thrones star, who plays the hero Jon Snow in the hit TV show, has waded into an argument about the Government's decision to make care providers pay as much as six years’ worth of wages owed to ‘sleep-in’ care workers. Actor turned Mencap ambassador, Kit... Read more
 
homecare.co.uk steps in to help home care providers recruit staff in run up to Brexit
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 workers, could see the home care sector... Read more
 
Two Johns loved a craic and a girl but only the man with dementia remembered
John White found himself with time on his hands after his retirement and it was loneliness and a willingness to do something for someone with dementia that reunited him with an old friend from 50 years ago. He was matched with a local with dementia who lived near... Read more
 
Welsh cinemas screen dementia-friendly films to help people reconnect with memories
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 an ‘ordinary’ social event alongside members of the public,... Read more
 
#MakeFredFamous: 91-year-old becomes internet sensation with birthday selfie
#MakeFredFamous: 91-year-old becomes internet sensation with birthday selfie
A 91-year-old man from Burntwood has become a social media sensation after a photograph of him celebrating his birthday went viral. Fred Wright took a selfie celebrating his birthday when he attended the Computer Social Group at St Giles Hospice in Lichfield,... Read more
 
Being alone is 'deadlier' than obesity, reveals largest study into loneliness
Loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health 'hazard' than obesity, a new study has found. US researchers found that both states can increase the risk of premature death by up to 50 per cent, after analysing more than 200 hundred studies. In... Read more
 
UN concerned by Britain's 'backwards' stance on disability rights
Britain’s approach to the rights of disabled people has been described as a ‘human catastrophe’ by the UN Committee on disability rights. ‘Human catastrophe’ The committee, which reviews states’ compliance with the 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons with... Read more
 
Families struggle to 'raise alarm' over relative's poor care in hospital
Too many older people are 'suffering in silence' when things go wrong with their hospital care, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has warned. Older vulnerable people are often reliant on relatives to raise concerns when things go wrong with... Read more
 
'Unable to boil an egg or make the bed': Report reveals home care workers lack basic skills
Some care workers who support people in their own homes lack experience and basic skills, including the ability to wash someone or make their breakfast, a new report has found. According to a Healthwatch report, people described how they have gone two weeks without a... Read more
 
Partially sighted Paralympian rides 969 miles for disability charity
Partially sighted Paralympian rides 969 miles for disability charity
A British double gold-medal-winning Paralympian, who only has six per cent of his eyesight left, will participate in a 969-mile cycle ride to raise money for disability charity, Sense. Steve Bate has decided to make the ‘Deloitte Ride Across Britain’ more challenging... Read more
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Actress Sally Phillips honours autism nurse for being a 'true champion'
A consultant nurse dedicated to supporting people with autism and learning disabilities has received national recognition at an award ceremony hosted by actress Sally Phillips. Amy Childs won the ‘Senior Manager Award’ at The National Learning Disabilities & Autism... Read more
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Upcoming Featured Exhibitions, Conferences & Award Presentations
Independent Living Scotland
Date: 04 Oct 2017 - 05 Oct 2017
Location: SECC
Continence Care Conference 2017
Date: 04 Oct 2017
Location: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
Care & Dementia Show
Date: 10 Oct 2017 - 11 Oct 2017
Location: NEC Birmingham
Care Roadshow Cardiff
Date: 17 Oct 2017
Location: Cardiff City Stadium
Care Roadshow London
Date: 14 Nov 2017
Location: Epsom Downs Racecourse
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10 Most Read News Articles of the Month
1 Being alone is 'deadlier' than obesity, reveals largest study into loneliness
2 Actress Sally Phillips honours autism nurse for being a 'true champion'
3 Millions of older people have an 'urgent' dental problem, warn dentists
4 #MakeFredFamous: 91-year-old becomes internet sensation with birthday selfie
5 Families struggle to 'raise alarm' over relative's poor care in hospital
6 'Ground-breaking' research reveals insulin use could delay the onset of Parkinson's
7 Baby boomers' heavy drinking causes 'alarming' rise in hospital admissions
8 Maidstone MP praises home care provider's 'much-needed' live-in care service
9 Partially sighted Paralympian rides 969 miles for disability charity
10 Green home care boss celebrates 'B Corp' status and electric car
 
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