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care home staff fundraiser

Care Home staff in Mawdesley, Lancashire have been very brave recently.  Many entering into the challenge of a new shaven hair style, and lots of kind, monetary donations given as a result.

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Chester team carrying out Complex Care in-the-home

Newcross Healthcare in Chester has launched a ‘ Complex Care in-the-home ’ service to meet growing local demand.

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elderly woman using Social Technology

Blueleaf, the UK’s leading care home supplier, is challenging care homes to actively introduce social technology to all its residents and has analysed the statistics behind it that demonstrate why it has become so essential.

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girl wearing PPE for COVID-19 antibody tests

Thousands of UK care home staff will be able to access free tests for COVID-19 antibodies after two major care home chains agreed new deals with Avonchem, a leading UK supplier of diagnostic test kits and chemicals.

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bluebird New Careers website

Home care provider, Bluebird Care, has launched a new careers website to help people learn more about working in the care sector.

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hand hygiene

Sanctuary Care is distributing specialist hand washing equipment across its homes to ensure staff and residents are aware of the dramatic difference proper hand washing techniques can make in combatting coronavirus.

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older shoppers buying online

As lockdown loosens, ParcelHero says internet retailers must do their best to retain baby boomers’ custom and permanent changes should be made to sites seeking the grey pound.

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Jean and lauren sending special wishes

Staff at Borough Care, the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, have been helping residents and their families send special wishes and stay in touch in lots of different creative ways, during the current coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic.

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app to prevent falls in care homes

Experts at the University of Nottingham have developed a new app that will help to reduce and prevent falls in care homes.

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Jan head of care Share Stories

Although nursing has evolved remarkably over the past few decades, the principle of selfless care and dedication to others is as relevant today as it has ever been before. To celebrate this dedication on Nurses Day 2020, we spoke to one former nurse who now lives at Sunrise of Bassett, and two nurses who work at the home currently, to find out more about their stories and uncover the similarities connecting their careers.

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using history to combat loneliness

The nation has never been more aware of social isolation and loneliness than in the current lockdown, but a new report published by Heritage Doncaster following a pilot project that started last Autumn may offer a glimmer of hope for those living with the devastating effects of isolation, and provide a template to museums and heritage organisations across the nation to use collections and curators to help people re-engage in the world.

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internet providers to keep care homes connected

NHSX and NHS Digital have negotiated offers with telecom companies to get more care providers and care homes connected to the internet during COVID-19.

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International Nurses Day 2020

Each year on May 12, celebrations take place around the world to mark International Nurses Day.

The date falls on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, and carries extra significance this year as it marks the 200th anniversary of her birth. As a result, 2020 has been designated as The Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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woman carrying out mental health training

In light of the Coronavirus crisis and subsequent lockdown, the figures around the number of people experiencing poor mental health has increased from one in four to one in three. 

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engineers carrying out safe working practices

A go-ahead Scottish company has pulled off a minor miracle – while maintaining the highest possible standards of safe working – to help get the new NHS Louisa Jordan temporary hospital facility up and running in Glasgow.
 

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