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Chris Packham - Asperger's and Me: 'People find me weird which is why I live in a wood'
Chris Packham - Asperger's and Me: 'People find me weird which is why I live in a wood'
Wildlife TV presenter, Chris Packham, has spent 30 years on the TV “trying to act normal”. Now he has decided to bare all in an extremely candid documentary, revealing what it is like living with autism. It wasn’t until he was in his 40s that he was diagnosed with... Read more
 
Home care leader warns NHS against unregulated carebnb
An Airbnb-style NHS trial that sees patients discharged from hospital to recover in people’s spare rooms, in return for £50 per night for their host, has drawn criticism from a home care leader warning against unregulated care. The start-up business CareRooms has been... Read more
 
Caring husband learns how to apply his wife's make-up before she goes blind
An elderly man has become an internet sensation after taking regular make-up classes, so he can learn to do his wife’s make-up before she turns blind. Brian and Jean regularly visit the beauty section of a department store in Glasgow to learn the latest tips and... Read more
 
Photographer in awe of age-defying athletes reveals 'we're not nearly as fragile as I'd thought'
Photographer in awe of age-defying athletes reveals 'we're not nearly as fragile as I'd thought'
Photographer and competitive tennis player, Alex Rotas, is on a mission to explore the process of ageing while challenging the negative stereotypes so often portrayed with growing old. The 68-year-old travels the world documenting the athletic achievements of older... Read more
 
Desire for immortality: Head freezing and space funerals
Humans have always hoped for life after death. The difference is that now our desire is becoming more achievable due to huge advances in science. In the past, Egyptian slaves were executed to accompany their dead Pharaoh into the afterlife. Now, thousands of years... Read more
 
Hospices provide more outstanding care than any other service, says CQC
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 of Hospice Services in England 2014 to 2017’, shows that a... Read more
 
Nurse numbers fall with Brexit exposing workforce 'fragility'
The number of nurses in the NHS has fallen for the first time since April 2013, causing The King’s Fund to warn that Brexit has 'exposed the fragility of NHS workforce planning', a day after the Prime Minister promised more money for Brexit at the expense of health and... Read more
 
Robots to care for elderly and check if they are happy or sad
Robots to care for elderly and check if they are happy or sad
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 from Edge Hill University’s computer science department hope... Read more
Jobs & Recruitment
Schoolteacher leaves classroom behind to help elderly
A former schoolteacher who ‘struggled to fit in’, found his purpose when a move to the care sector enabled him to make a difference to the lives of older people. Rishard Amod, owner of live-in care provider Promedica24 - Maidenhead & Marlow, taught in classrooms... Read more
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Registered Manager / Service Manager 7 1.44%
Nurse 11 2.27%
Team Leader / Senior Carer 23 4.74%
Carer / Support Worker 414 85.36%
Live-in Carer 13 2.68%
Befriender / Companion 6 1.24%
Training & Development 1 0.21%
Care Coordinator / Administrator 3 0.62%
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10 Most Read News Articles of the Month
1 Elderly should be exercising not resting, say doctors
2 Ethnic minorities care for elderly better, says care minister
3 Home care leader warns NHS against unregulated carebnb
4 People with challenging behaviour should only be hospitalised as 'last resort', says NICE
5 Older people taking multiple medications more likely to fall over
6 Depressed elderly shouldn't miss out on help because of a 'stiff upper lip' attitude, warns charity
7 Eating healthily throughout adulthood makes you fitter in old age
8 No need to 'rush out and buy' dementia drink says Alzheimer's Society
9 Half of people aged 40-64 can't afford to retire
10 Caring husband learns how to apply his wife's make-up before she goes blind
 
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