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A care home provider which failed persistently to comply with national standards regarding the employment of a registered manager has been fined £4,000 by the Care Quality Commission. CQC issued the fixed penalty notice to Epsom Lodge Care Homes Limited after inspectors found that a registered manager was not employed…
Morale among NHS medics and care workers from the EU has been hit by the uncertainty of Brexit, the Health Select Committee has warned. The MPs said around 150,000 workers in health and social care faced an uncertain future because of the decision to leave the European Union. The cross-party…
A Welsh charity is launching a new bi-lingual resource pack to help care home staff and residents to run creative activities workshops. Age Cymru’s cARTrefu project is sending a cARTrefu Activity Pack to every care home in Wales. The packs provide ideas for care home staff and residents on running…
Visiting and keeping in touch with loved ones who have moved into a care home is a vital part of family life. And now a new resource has been launched to help families overcome some of the barriers that can crop up when a loved-one living with dementia moves into…
A raft of new safety measures has been introduced after a wheelchair-bound great-grandfather is believed to have died after smoking a cigarette and catching fire at a Bupa care home, an inquest heard. There are no witnesses concerning what happened to Cedric Skyers, 69, in the garden of the Bupa-run…
Thousands of elderly people are missing out on free personal care because of delays to assessments and care arrangements, a charity has found. Age Scotland says official figures suggest that, each year, around 8,640 people in Scotland wait longer than six weeks for a care assessment. Its own research, compiled…
A new care home for elderly people is to open this month in Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, creating more than 100 new jobs. The 80-bed Wood Green Healthcare centre, just off the Circular Road, represents an investment of almost £4 million. The facility sits on a four-acre site just north of Belfast.…
A growing staffing "crisis" in Scotland's care homes is hitting provision and contributing to hospital bed blocking, an industry body has warned. New figures released by private and voluntary social care representative organisation Scottish Care uncovered evidence of major problems in recruiting and retaining staff. The survey of around 250…
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