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Lorraine Lee at The Caring UK Awards 2019
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Lorraine Lee, Orchard Care Homes’ Executive Director for Quality and Governance, has been announced as the winner of an Outstanding Achievement award at one of the care industry’s most prestigious ceremonies - The Caring UK Awards.
 
The Caring UK Awards 2019 celebrate excellence, highlighting and paying tribute to people who make an outstanding contribution to caring for the elderly.
 

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Nurse in pyjama looking scrubs
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Some care homes around the UK have trailed wearing pyjama looking scrubs when they are working a nightshift, with some care homes even enforcing a non-uniform policy as they believe that their residents find it more relaxing if their carers don't have a uniform on, as some can find it intimidating.

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Valerie Egan Has been Shortlisted For National Care Award
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Valerie Egan, Head of Care at Borough Care, has been shortlisted for a National Care Award.  Borough Care is the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport and has eleven homes across the borough.

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Hands of resident in social care
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Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, Hands of resident in social carehas welcomed the Care Quality Commission’s State of Healthcare and Adult Social Care in England report published this morning.
 
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:

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Nurse using care home technology after CQC State of Care report
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A market-leading technology company, HAS Technology, is urging local authorities and care providers to embrace digital solutions and innovation to tackle the social care crisis, following the release of the CQC State of Care report.

The CQC State of Care report, an annual assessment of health and social care in England, states that ‘the wider challenge for providers and health and social care communities is to now consider technology in the broader strategic sense, as an enabler of high-quality care’.

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poetry together for the Duchess, students and care home residents.
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'Poetry together' is an initiative led by broadcaster and author Glyes Brandeth in a bid to unite young and older poeple to recite poems they have learnt by heart.

'The owl and the Pussycat' was the chosen poem to be recited by four care home residents and seven year 5 primary school students in front of The Duchess of Cornwall and Gyles Brandreth, before they shared a chat over some tea with the Duchess herself.

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NHS England has vowed to cut the use of single-use plastics in hospitals and care homes by half of their usual use, in a bid to reduce waste and its negative impact that its having on the environment.

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Group photo of NACC Awards 2019 winners
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On the 10th October, the National Association of Care Catering - NACC celebrated outstanding contributions to the care catering sector at the NACC Awards 2019.

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Promedica24 residents with Top 20 Care Provider Award
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Dorset and Hampshire based live-in care provider, Promedica24, has been awarded by homecare.co.uk as one of the top 20 providers in the area. 

With care reviewers giving an impressive overall total score of 9.8 out of 10, Promedica24 received the accolade for being one of the most favourably reviewed home-care providers in the region. 

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brain stimulation game to prevent dementia
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A leading scientist and Scotland could be the country responsible for the breakthrough of allowing people who may suffer from dementia, will be able to take a pill in their 20's and 30's that may be able to prevent it. 

brain stimulation game to prevent dementia

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Sir Jackie Stewart awards dementia researchers
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£1.5 million has been awarded to the next generation of dementia researchers by motor-racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart and his charity Race Against Dementia, which was formed after his wife of 57 years was diagnosed with the frontotemporal dementia.

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Stanley from the national tv campaign
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Home Instead Senior Care launches ‘The Third Stair’ campaign bringing to life the importance of in-home care as an option for older people  

The 30 second ad is the first national campaign for award-winning in-home care provider, Home Instead Senior Care and tells the touching story of Stanley; whilst offering a glimpse into a decision and process that many people may face at some point in their life.  

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Report finds home care workers love their profession, but endure poor pay, abuse and fear the impact of Brexit and automation

A new report on the state of the home care industry has found that home care workers are facing extremely difficult social, political and economic challenges in carrying out their roles. 

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Nurse & care home resident - British Healthcare In Crisis
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Jonathan Bruce, Managing Director at Prestige Nursing + Care, discusses the need for politicians to focus on the future of social care.

They say a week is a long time in politics, and the past few have seen the long-term future of British healthcare plunge deeper into uncertainty.

The latest episode of this healthcare crisis was aired in May, with the news that the Social Care Green Paper was not to be published for at least another five months. It had been originally slated for Autumn 2017.

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