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NHS Confederation: Social care workforce crisis risks patient safety
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NHS leaders across England say staffing gaps and a lack of capacity in social care are putting the care and safety of patients in the NHS at risk. Almost 250 NHS leaders responding to an NHS Confederation survey say that patients are being delayed in hospital much longer than they should, with the knock-on impact…

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Anchor to add 11 homes following Halcyon acquisition
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Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people, has exchanged contracts to further expand its care home portfolio with the acquisition of the entire share capital of Halcyon Care Homes Topco Limited. The 11 purpose built residential care homes, two of which are currently in development, are located in the East…

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Vida Healthcare: How we’re combating the recruitment crisis
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Vida Healthcare says it is experiencing a successful year for the recruitment and retention of staff, despite the challenges that continue to face the social care sector. The UK’s leading provider of specialist dementia care recently announced that it had permanently increased the wages of its frontline care staff by 30% which is 20% higher…

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Make sure the Care Forum is on your agenda this October
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How’s your diary looking for the 17th & 18th October? The Care Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only event in Manchester, that will bring together some of the most influential healthcare leaders. As a high-profile care professional, we’d like to extend an invitation for you to join us. The Care Forum takes place at the Radisson Blu…

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Keeping dementia patients cool during a heatwave
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Jill Young, operations director at Vida Healthcare, discusses the initiatives that are in place across the three specialist dementia care homes to keep residents cool and comfortable during a heatwave… Hot weather can present significant challenges for older and more vulnerable people, particularly those living with dementia. Dehydration and heatstroke are real concerns that must…

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New social care partnership to support vulnerable people across Wales
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A sector-leading not-for-profit organisation has partnered with a key health and social care provider to help vulnerable people in need of care. Hafod, which describes itself as a socially conscious provider of housing, care and support services, has partnered with New Directions Health & Social Care, who will draw on more than two decades of…

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Do you specialise in Dementia Care Products for care homes? We want to hear from you!
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Each month on Care Briefing we’re shining the spotlight on a different part of the care sector – and in August we’ll be focusing on Dementia Care. It’s all part of our ‘Recommended’ editorial feature, designed to help care industry professionals find the best products and services available today. So, if you’re a supplier of Infection Control solutions and…

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£10m luxury care home in Aylesbury on course for autumn completion
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Chartwell Manor, a purpose-built 61 ensuite-bedroom care home, will provide five-star accommodation and facilities and person-centred nursing, residential and dementia care.  The new home will be operated by Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG), one of the largest independent care home providers in the UK with more than 80 homes across the country.  Building work is…

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How technology and innovation can support people living with Alzheimer’s in care homes
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Gavin Bashar (pictured, right), UK managing director at Tunstall Healthcare, discusses how technology and innovation can support people living with Alzheimer’s in care homes… There are currently around 900,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this is projected to rise to 1.6 million by 20401. It can be challenging to care for someone…

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The Care Forum is heading to Manchester – And you’re invited!
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Following the success of the Care Forum earlier this month, we decided it was time to host another in 2022 – but in a new location – Manchester! The Forum takes place on the 17th & 18th October at the Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport, and follows the same concept the Care Forum has boasted…

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