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Unhappy Valentine's Day for 'Home Alone' Club missing partners in care homes
Unhappy Valentine's Day for 'Home Alone' Club missing partners in care homes
Love is in the air, on the tv and social media – it’ll be all around us again on Valentine’s Day but for partners living at home alone it’s just a ‘pain in the heart’. While the flipside of love is heartbreak and loss, it is death and divorce which fosters... Read more
World's oldest man who 'didn't feel old' dies aged 113
The man who admitted he didn’t feel old but became the oldest man on the planet has died – a month after celebrating his 113th birthday. Francisco Nunez Olivera was born on 13 December 1904 and died in the village of Bienvenida where he had lived all his life. He... Read more
Dad with Alzheimer's aged 30 hopes to take twins on 'trip of a lifetime'
A father-of-two from Nottinghamshire has become one of the youngest people in the country to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease - aged just 30. Daniel Bradbury, from Hucknall, was diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer's in September last year, and inherited the... Read more
Firefighters angry at losing 'day job' to help elderly falling at home
Firefighters fear more lives are being put at risk now that West Midlands Fire Service has involved them in care contracts with councils to help older people because of a shortage of home care workers. West Midlands Fire Service has agreed care contracts with... Read more
Fireman Sam writer becomes world's oldest first-time bodybuilder
Fireman Sam writer becomes world's oldest first-time bodybuilder
A 63-year-old grandmother, best known for her award-winning work on children’s TV series Fireman Sam, has become the world’s oldest first-time bodybuilder. Nia Ceidiog, who wrote the original series of Fireman Sam in both English and Welsh in the 1980s, embarked on... Read more
Bus service cuts result in 'six-hour' trips for routine hospital appointments
A high number of older and disabled people are experiencing stress and pain on overcrowded buses to get to routine hospital appointments, due to the number of routes and services being cut in local communities. Hours of travel are being spent in discomfort, with... Read more
Does Donald Trump have dementia?
The ongoing storyline played out in the media about whether or not President Donald Trump is fit to be the leader of the free world, has taken a new plot twist with Michael Wolff’s new book claiming White House aides believe the President could have dementia. In an... Read more
Tracey Crouch appointed as loneliness minister in memory of MP Jo Cox
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 lead a cross-government group which will take responsibility for... Read more
Majority of Scottish home care firms think they won't survive 2018
Some 86 per cent of independent home care providers in Scotland believe they won’t survive 2018 and have been described as "genuinely close to collapse". Research by Scottish Care, which represents independent social care providers, found more than 80 per cent were... Read more
Blue badges could soon be granted to people with dementia and autism
Blue badges could soon be granted to people with dementia and autism
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 for people with conditions such as dementia and autism to... Read more
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79-year-old reveals why he became a care worker in his seventies
Michael Rose became a home care worker at the age of 71, because he wanted to do "something worthwhile" and "different". Michael spent his working life in the Merchant and Royal Navy and then as an airline executive before retiring. However he soon found that... Read more
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Registered Manager / Service Manager 12 2.55%
Area / Regional Manager 1 0.21%
Clinical Lead Nurse 1 0.21%
Nurse 9 1.91%
Team Leader / Senior Carer 15 3.18%
Carer / Support Worker 386 81.95%
Live-in Carer 25 5.31%
Befriender / Companion 7 1.49%
Training & Development 3 0.64%
Care Coordinator / Administrator 7 1.49%
Finance / Accountant / Bookkeeper 1 0.21%
Human Resources / HR / Recruitment 2 0.42%
Other 2 0.42%
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Future of Care Conference
Date: 13 Mar 2018
Location: No.11 Cavendish Square, London
Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo 2018
Date: 25 Apr 2018 - 26 Apr 2018
Location: NEC, Birmingham
Health Plus Care Conference
Date: 27 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
Location: ExCeL London
Digital Health and Care Congress 2018
Date: 10 Jul 2018 - 11 Jul 2018
Location: The King's Fund, London, W1G 0AN
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10 Most Read News Articles of the Month
1 Toby Young defends disability comments saying 'I have an older brother with learning disabilities'
2 Pfizer ends research to find treatments for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
3 'Aussie flu' fears cause vaccination confusion
4 Online doctors to be rated by the Care Quality Commission
5 Does Donald Trump have dementia?
6 New blood test promises early detection of cancer
7 Blue Monday 'trivialises depression'
8 Dad with Alzheimer's aged 30 hopes to take twins on 'trip of a lifetime'
9 'Disability Champions' wanted to improve pubs, arts venues and trains
10 'Extraordinary' rowers brave storm to raise over £250,000 for charity
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