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TV licence shock as millions of over 75s will lose out

The BBC has scrapped the free TV licence for all over 75s, meaning only those who receive Pension Credit will be exempt from paying the fee from next year.

 

Sherwood Lodge and Sherwood House rated ‘Outstanding’

Cygnet Health Care’s Sherwood Lodge and Sherwood House rated ‘Outstanding’ by Care Quality Commission

Sherwood Lodge rated ‘Outstanding’ across all five CQC…

 

Hartlepool nursing home provider prosecuted by CQC for failing to provide safe care

A care provider that failed in its duty to provide safe care and treatment has been fined £24,000 and ordered to pay £14,000 towards the cost of the prosecution, and…

 

Oakham Grange, named Ardale’s first nursing home

Ardale, a new name to the residential and nursing care sector have named Oakham Grange as their first home. This 9 million bespoke 60 bed new build home is planned to…

 

Five ways to celebrate International Nurses Day 2019

As the world marks International Nurses Day on Florence Nightingale’s birthday this weekend (Sunday 12 May), editor Victoria Galligan takes a look at five ways that…

 

Four Seasons collapse: What will happen to 17,000 care home residents?

The care home operator Four Seasons has gone into administration, leaving 17,000 residents and 20,000 staff under a cloud of uncertainty.

The appointment of…

 

Hull care home closes as operator has CQC registration removed

A care home operator has had his Care Quality Commission (CQC) registration cancelled following a rating of “inadequate” in a recent inspection. The CQC took the…

 

Our Health Heroes Awards – 2019 nominations now open

Don't miss your opportunity to nominate a Health Hero! Our Health Heroes, the national healthcare awards which celebrate individuals, teams and organisations within…

 

Pupils praised by care home after work experience week

ELDERLY residents have expressed their gratitude to two school pupils after a week working at their care home for work experience.

15-year-olds Hannah Pears…

 

New Key Appointment at Runwood Homes

With 33 years’ credible experience within the health and social care sector, Clare Silvester has joined Runwood Homes at its Head Office in Hadleigh, Essex, to fill…

 

Innovation Centre Of Excellence

A ground-breaking new Innovation Centre aimed at the catering, cleaning and facilities management industries opened its stainless-steel doors for business on May 1 in…

 

School invites elderly to see Egg-cellent Easter display

AN EGGSTRA special invitation was sent to care home residents for a Runcorn school’s Easter assembly.

Residents from Simonsfield Care Home, on Boston Avenue…
 

BT staff volunteer at Teesside care home

CALL centre workers swapped telephones and keyboards for shovels and dominoes for a day volunteering at a Teesside care home. Staff from a BT Middlesbrough office…

 

NACC Care Chef of the Year 2019 finalists announced

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has announced the finalists for the NACC Care Chef of the Year 2019 competition, taking it one step closer to…

 

Blood Clot Survivor Launches Product To Help Save Lives - And NHS Cash

A man who almost died from a blood clot is to launch a product which could save the NHS millions of pounds a year.

Paul Westerman suffered a massive pulmonary…

 

Smart Home Social Care 

As the population ages, the demand for high quality carers rises. By 2026 it’s predicted that the UK will need around …