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homecare.co.uk July 2017 Newsletter
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Theresa May 'demotes' social care again by giving post to junior minister
Theresa May 'demotes' social care again by giving post to junior minister
Prime Minister Theresa May has been criticised for giving the responsibility for social care to a junior minister again, rather than to a senior minister at Cabinet level who would be able to take “decisive action”. MP Jackie Doyle-Price, who has served as an... Read more
 
Care worker on verge of making it as an artist dies in Grenfell fire
Khadija Saye, a care worker and up and coming artist, whose work is part of a showcase of emerging artists at the Venice Biennale, has been named as one of the many residents killed in the Grenfell Tower fire. Khadija lived with her mother, Mary Mendy, also a care... Read more
 
A practical guide to creating a 'dementia-friendly' home
With more than two million people expected to be living with dementia by 2050, a leading home care provider has created a new interactive guide on ‘how to make a dementia friendly home’. The online interactive guide, produced by Helping Hands Home Care, offers a range... Read more
 
Dad dancing with dementia gets thumbs up with daughter's Instagram posts
Dad dancing with dementia gets thumbs up with daughter's Instagram posts
Dad dancing was never cool but one daughter is showing just how funny it can be, one Instagram post at a time – revealing how a person with Alzheimer's can be humorous too. The rhythmic moves of Ray Kirton dancing in the living room was captured by his daughter... Read more
 
PM's 'dementia tax' ditched like the Queen's crown
As the Queen’s Speech announced the Government’s plans, there was no mention of the Conservative’s election pledge of a dementia tax or a social care cap. Instead, Her Majesty ditched her crown for a blue sun hat and told the masses there would be a social care... Read more
 
How to spot a scam: Charity issues guidance after 91-year-old loses life savings
The charity Independent Age has issued guidance to help protect vulnerable people from being the victims of scammers, after a 91-year-old lost tens of thousands of pounds over a three-year period. Agnes was tricked by scammers who were “leaching money drip by drip” from... Read more
 
London terrorist's wife is a home care worker who refused to follow husband's rules
The wife of one of the London Bridge terrorists, who killed seven people and left 48 injured on 3 June, is a care worker with 18 years experience offering home care to older people. Terrorist Rachid Redouane was one of three men shot dead by police, after he used a... Read more
 
Welsh Government unveils plans to curb zero-hours contracts for home care workers
Welsh Government unveils plans to curb zero-hours contracts for home care workers
Plans to curb zero-hours contracts and protect care time in the social care sector have been unveiled by the Welsh Government. Under the new proposals, employers will need to offer home care workers on zero-hours contracts the choice of moving to a minimum hours... Read more
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'No late fines' for my readers, says mobile librarian
Julia Crichton-Smith, an Exeter Royal Voluntary Service home library volunteer and manager, told homecare.co.uk about her experience of being a volunteer and the impact her work has on older people in the community. What does being a home library services volunteer... Read more
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Job Roles # Jobs % Jobs
Registered Manager / Service Manager 7 1.50%
Area / Regional Manager 1 0.21%
Nurse 5 1.07%
Team Leader / Senior Carer 28 6.01%
Carer / Support Worker 387 83.05%
Live-in Carer 13 2.79%
Befriender / Companion 9 1.93%
Care Coordinator / Administrator 10 2.15%
Marketing 1 0.21%
Other 5 1.07%
Upcoming Featured Exhibitions, Conferences & Award Presentations
Alzheimer's Association International Conference
Date: 16 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Location: ExCeL London Royal Victoria Dock 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
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 Nurses want more hospitals to use animal therapy
2 Archers actress awarded CBE for raising awareness of dementia
3 Care worker on verge of making it as an artist dies in Grenfell fire
4 Long walks in middle age can prevent dementia in later life
5 'Undervalued and not recognised': Communities urged to support unpaid carers
6 London terrorist's wife is a home care worker who refused to follow husband's rules
7 Prisons becoming care homes with bars as number of older prisoners triple
8 Huge rise in mental health patients being placed miles from home despite 'known risks'
9 Gang jailed after assaulting and robbing elderly with dementia
10 Hot summer predicted: Home care provider urges elderly to stay hydrated
 
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