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Is This The Future Of Care For Young And Old?

Stephen Burke | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK
Stephen Burke

The co-location of care for young and old makes sense in so many ways. As nurseries and care homes struggle to avoid closure, there are rays of hope on the horizon. Here is a model of care that works for all generations.

Making Care Fair - Six Things The New Government Should Do

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

It's been a noisy few months since Theresa May called the snap election back in March, with a huge focus on health and social care. Our new government is no doubt going to be busy. To lend a helping hand, here are some tips on the wisest moves our government can make to protect our health and social care sectors.

The Role Of Creativity And Technology In Dementia Care

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

This Dementia Awareness Week we have seen incredible first-person accounts of how creativity and technology can make living with dementia more manageable. Although we don't have a cure for the disease, there are still innumerable ways to bring as much joy as possible to the lives of those living with dementia.

The Importance Of Good Food For Older People

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

We won't become complacent. As England's largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people, all the money we generate is ploughed back into our services so we will continue to improve the facilities at both our retirement villages and our care homes for the benefit of all older people.

Cutting Care

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
Jane Ashcroft

The shortfall in social care funding, estimated to be around the £4.3bn mark by the end of the decade, once again was not addressed sufficiently in the Chancellor's recent Spending Review.

Specialist Care and Rehabilitation: When Will Funders Understand How Can We Square the Circle?

Johann van Zyl | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Johann van Zyl

There was a wonderful moment when we officially opened our flagship neurological care centre, Eagle Wood. TV presenter and actor Sir Tony Robinson too...

Britain's First Care Home For Elderly LGBT People On The Cards

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A nursing home for LGBT people could be built in the UK over the next three years. The care home, which would be the first of its kind in this coun...

Two People Stabbed To Death At East London Care Home

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.09.2015 | UK

A man has been arrested after a pensioner and a woman were stabbed to death in a residential care home, police have said.PA reported that a man in his...

Bedfordshire Man Wrongly Invoiced £29,289 For Wife's Dementia Care

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK

A 75 year-old-man who wrongly received a £29,289 bill for his wife's nursing care has said he "nearly had a heart attack". Ken Lynch was invoiced ...

Care Home Workers Jailed For 'Inhumane And Hate-Fuelled Abuse'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

Six members of staff caught abusing vulnerable residents at a care home by an undercover journalist have been jailed. Five others were given suspen...

Why Would a Sex Offender Do a Lot of Charity Work?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

It is well known that sex offenders often target deserving causes, in order to get close to a pool of vulnerable victims. Such predators appear outwardly altruistic, in order to gain access.

Young Offender's Human Rights Breached...

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

A curfew that prevented a young offender from going outside to smoke at night has been changed because a judge ruled it breached the boy's human right...

Man, 87, Flees Care Home In Motorised Wheelchair

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Comedy

An 87-year-old man has staged a dramatic escape from his residential care home by fleeing on his electric wheelchair in the middle of the night. Ra...

Suicides Of Two Teenagers In Care 'Could Have Been Avoided'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

The suicides of two teenage girls could have been avoided if there had been more staff at the care unit they were living in, a sheriff said on Tuesday...

Care Home Resident Dies In 'Lift-Shaft' Incident

Posted 06.03.2012 | UK

A person has died at a care home in Cardiff after an incident involving a lift shaft, the BBC has reported. South Wales police are investigating t...

Ten Charged With Ill Treatment Of Patients At Winterbourne Care Home

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK

Ten people have been charged in connection with the ill treatment and neglect of vulnerable patients at Winterbourne View care home in Bristol, Avon a...