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Hellen-Bowey from Alcove

Alcove calls for government to invest in 'digitally disadvantaged'

As new research from the Mental Health Foundation reveals that feelings of loneliness in UK adults has jumped from one in ten (10%)  before the COVID-19 pandemic to…

care home residents moving more

Funding to help care home residents to sit less and move more

Walking charity Paths for All has been awarded £50,000 to expand its award-winning Care About Walking project with care homes in Perth and Kinross.
 

Alicia Darrington temporary Care Assistant

“All Carers are Heroes”: Temporary Bluebird Care Care Assistant Explains What it is Like to Work in the Care Sector

Alicia Darrington is 24 years old, she recently started work as a temporary Care Assistant at Bluebird Care West Berkshire. Alicia started as a Care Assistant after…

Families Reunite

Families Reunite With Socially Distanced ‘Gazebo Greetings’ at Sunrise of Winchester

Residents at Sunrise of Winchester have been unable to see their family since the UK lockdown in mid-March. Up until now, they had been making the most of technology…

laundry planning

Miele supports high quality UK care home in growth plans through on-premise laundry planning

The Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG), one of the UK’s largest independent care providers, has confirmed the…

Lockdown Highlights at Sunrise of Esher

From Charity Walks to VE Day Celebrations: Lockdown Highlights at Sunrise of Esher

The team at Sunrise of Esher have tried to ensure residents are entertained, happy and positive throughout the UK lockdown, especially as they are unable to host many…

Roger Scarlett-Smith - pride for the NHS

The UK population has immense pride in the NHS

People in the UK are incredibly proud of their NHS – particularly in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
 
British appreciation of their health service is…

Bluebird Care Sees Increase in Demand for Live-in Care

Bluebird Care Sees Increase in Demand for Live-in Care As They Launch #SafeAtHome Campaign

Home care provider, Bluebird Care, has recently launched its #SafeAtHome campaign to raise awareness of and celebrate its live-in care provision that has been a great…

Families come together to ease care cost worry

Boomerang parents: Families come together to ease care cost worry

As the cost of living in retirement soars, almost a quarter (22%) of UK adults say they will go back to living under one roof with their parents – or have already…

toilet - World Continence Week

Ensuring washrooms are fully inclusive for World Continence Week

This week marks World Continence Week – an annual campaign aiming to raise awareness for continence related issues.
 
Continence issues are a significant…

Loneliness Awareness Week

Brunelcare support Loneliness Awareness Week

Loneliness Awareness week, taking place this week (W/C 15th June) is an annual awareness week that exists to acknowledge loneliness, encouraging people to talk about…

How Communities Came Together

How Communities Came Together for the Elderly During Covid-19

With the first UK case of Coronavirus in January now a distant memory, the country is slowly adapting to the lockdown and tentatively looking ahead to a post-Covid…

Making Caring Visible

Making Caring Visible

There are over 6.5 million carers in the UK, but due to the coronavirus outbreak more people than ever are taking on caring responsibilities for vulnerable people…

The Volunteers at Gracewell of Woking

The Volunteers at Gracewell of Woking

The volunteers mentioned below are regular volunteers. They have not been visiting lately due to the Covid-19 lockdown. The team look forward to welcoming them back…

Community carers with PPE

Community carers set to benefit from free PPE as Kit4Carers partners with CareTech Foundation

This National Carers Week, an important new charitable initiative has been launched today to ensure that carers in the UK and overseas have access to essential PPE to…

care home staff fundraiser

Coconut Team ‘HAIR’ They Come! 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…

Chester team carrying out Complex Care in-the-home

Newcross Healthcare launches Complex Care in-the-home to meet growing local demand

Newcross Healthcare in Chester has launched a ‘ Complex Care in-the-home ’ service to meet growing local demand.
 
The national care provider has had a…

girl wearing PPE for COVID-19 antibody tests

COVID-19 antibody tests to create safer working conditions for care workers

  • 4,500 staff across Country Court and Nellsar Care will be offered testing after the groups struck deals with test supplier Avonchem
  • Testing will…

bluebird New Careers website

Bluebird Care’s Website Wins Prestigious Award, As They Launch 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.

The website,…

hand hygiene

Sanctuary Care rolling out hand hygiene hardware in its homes

Sanctuary Care is distributing specialist hand washing equipment across its homes to ensure staff and residents are aware of the dramatic difference proper hand…

older shoppers buying online

The coronavirus has forced many older shoppers to buy online regularly for the first time.

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…

Dementia during lockdown

Helping a loved one with dementia during lockdown

Recognising that people need educating about dementia care, especially during these unprecedented times, Stuart Wright, Brunelcare’s Dementia Lead, shares advice to…

NACC Awards 2019

Nominations open for the NACC Awards 2020

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has launched the NACC Awards 2020.

The prestigious awards welcome nominations from across the care catering…

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Reinbek Residents Send Special Wishes To Loved Ones

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…

app to prevent falls in care homes

New app will help 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.
 
The new ‘React To Falls’ app…

Jan head of care Share Stories

Sunrise of Bassett: Nurses Share Stories Across Generations

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…

using history to combat loneliness

Using history to combat loneliness and isolation: pilot study in Doncaster could lead national effort

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…

internet providers to keep care homes connected

Offers from internet providers to get care homes connected during COVID-19

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.
 

International Nurses Day 2020

International Nurses Day 2020: Royal Star & Garter celebrates nursing and care through the decades

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…

woman carrying out mental health training

Shaw Mind Launches Mental Health Training for All

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…

engineers carrying out safe working practices

Safe working practices get the job done in record time

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…