Northern Ireland http://www.careappointments.co.uk Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:01:40 +0100 en-gb £4m Wood Green Healthcare Centre to create over 100 jobs in Newtownabbey http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41675-4m-wood-green-healthcare-centre-to-create-over-100-jobs-in-newtownabbey http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41675-4m-wood-green-healthcare-centre-to-create-over-100-jobs-in-newtownabbey £4m Wood Green Healthcare Centre to create over 100 jobs in Newtownabbey
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.…
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imacdonald@btopenworld.com (Super Admin) Northern Ireland Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:33:19 +0100
Northern Ireland abuse survivors 'ashamed' of government as they await promised payments http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41629-northern-ireland-abuse-survivors-ashamed-of-government-as-they-await-promised-payments http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41629-northern-ireland-abuse-survivors-ashamed-of-government-as-they-await-promised-payments Northern Ireland abuse survivors 'ashamed' of government as they await promised payments
Historical abuse survivors have accused Northern Ireland's politicians of putting their own needs before victims as they continue to wait for financial payments promised 17 months ago. Victims have warned that many have been left suicidal or facing financial ruin as the current Stormont impasse means that the findings and…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:02:12 +0100
Northern Ireland regulator launches Social Work Ambassadors scheme http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41621-northern-ireland-regulator-launches-social-work-ambassadors-scheme http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41621-northern-ireland-regulator-launches-social-work-ambassadors-scheme Northern Ireland regulator launches Social Work Ambassadors scheme
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) was delighted to have employers, social workers, service users and ambassadors join with them in their recent launch of the Social Work Ambassadors Scheme. Ambassadors are people working in social work roles who volunteer to share their enthusiasm for their career and help…
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Northern Ireland Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:26:02 +0100
Jail terms for couple who imprisoned and sexually abused mentally-disordered woman http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41597-jail-terms-for-couple-who-imprisoned-and-sexually-abused-mentally-disordered-woman http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41597-jail-terms-for-couple-who-imprisoned-and-sexually-abused-mentally-disordered-woman Jail terms for couple who imprisoned and sexually abused mentally-disordered woman
A couple who sexually abused a mentally-disordered woman held prisoner in their home for six years have been sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison. Keith and Caroline Baker raped and sexually abused their traumatised and emaciated victim, who had no way of escaping them. Neighbours in Craigavon…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:14:23 +0100
Belfast Trust launch new three-year strategy to supporting carers in city http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41553-belfast-trust-launch-new-three-year-strategy-to-supporting-carers-in-city http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41553-belfast-trust-launch-new-three-year-strategy-to-supporting-carers-in-city Belfast Trust launch new three-year strategy to supporting carers in city
The Belfast Health & Social Care Trust has launched a carers strategy entitled ‘Caring Together in Belfast’ – A Plan for Supporting Carers in Belfast 2017 – 2020. The key priorities of the strategy are: Reaching carers of all ages Developing carer support pathways Supporting carer health and wellbeing Communicating…
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imacdonald@btopenworld.com (Super Admin) Northern Ireland Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:06:25 +0100
Speak Easy sessions to support adults with learning disabilties in Western Trust area http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41499-speak-easy-sessions-to-support-adults-with-learning-disabilties-in-western-trust-area http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41499-speak-easy-sessions-to-support-adults-with-learning-disabilties-in-western-trust-area Speak Easy sessions to support adults with learning disabilties in Western Trust area
The Western Trust have announced a series of 'Speak Easy’ engagement sessions to engage with service users, carers and staff involved in learning disabilities. Ms Anne McMurray will be facilitating the sessions which aim to agree a shared plan to improve community services and wellbeing for adults with learning disability…
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Northern Ireland Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:11:48 +0000
Domestic violence charity devastated at deaths of mother and children at housing complex http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41443-domestic-violence-charity-devastated-at-deaths-of-mother-and-children-at-housing-complex http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41443-domestic-violence-charity-devastated-at-deaths-of-mother-and-children-at-housing-complex Domestic violence charity devastated at deaths of mother and children at housing complex
A charity that supports domestic violence victims has said it is devastated over the deaths of a young mother and two toddlers in a fire at a housing complex it runs. The 27-year-old woman and two girls aged two and three died after a blaze broke out in an apartment…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:43:28 +0000
NISCC launch Ambassadors scheme to promote careers in Social Work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41405-niscc-launch-ambassadors-scheme-to-promote-careers-in-social-work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41405-niscc-launch-ambassadors-scheme-to-promote-careers-in-social-work NISCC launch Ambassadors scheme to promote careers in Social Work
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) have announced the launch of their Social Work Ambassador Scheme on Wednesday 22 March 2017. Ambassadors are people working in social work roles who volunteer to share their enthusiasm for their career and help to inspire a new generation to join the workforce.…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:40:06 +0000
Commissioner launches investigation into Dunmurry Manor Care Home in Belfast http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41340-commissioner-launches-investigation-into-dunmurry-manor-care-home-in-belfast http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41340-commissioner-launches-investigation-into-dunmurry-manor-care-home-in-belfast Commissioner launches investigation into Dunmurry Manor Care Home in Belfast
Following family members and former employees raising serious concerns about the standards of care and safety of residents living with dementia in Dunmurry Manor Care Home, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland has announced a formal investigation. Speaking about the investigation, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern…
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Northern Ireland Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:48:22 +0000
Western Trust to host conference and events supporting Looked After Children http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41306-western-trust-to-host-conference-and-events-supporting-looked-after-children http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41306-western-trust-to-host-conference-and-events-supporting-looked-after-children Western Trust to host conference and events supporting Looked After Children
The Western Trust has announced a number of events planned to celebrate Care Day 2017 which aims to highlight their support for looked-after-children in their communities. Organised regionally by Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC), the events will include two health days at Omagh Leisure Centre, Omagh and Foyle…
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Northern Ireland Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:40:06 +0000
Ex-resident of Kincora boys' home to launch legal action over inquiry findings http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41270-ex-resident-of-kincora-boys-home-to-launch-legal-action-over-inquiry-findings http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41270-ex-resident-of-kincora-boys-home-to-launch-legal-action-over-inquiry-findings Ex-resident of Kincora boys' home to launch legal action over inquiry findings
A former resident of a notorious Belfast boys' home is set to mount a legal challenge against the findings of an inquiry that rejected claims that senior establishment figures used it to abuse children. Richard Kerr (pictured), who alleges he was abused by "very powerful people" with links to the…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:35:26 +0000
Admissions frozen as Belfast care home fails to meet official standards http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41267-admissions-frozen-as-belfast-care-home-fails-to-meet-official-standards http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41267-admissions-frozen-as-belfast-care-home-fails-to-meet-official-standards Admissions frozen as Belfast care home fails to meet official standards
One of the UK's large care home providers has still not met official standards at a residence in Northern Ireland. Dunmurry Manor in Belfast is owned by Essex-based Runwood Homes. Health regulators first raised concerns in October but said full compliance with regulations had not yet been achieved in delivering…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:13:13 +0000
Belfast Trust to host domestic & sexual violence awareness workshops http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41265-belfast-trust-to-host-domestic-sexual-violence-awareness-workshops http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41265-belfast-trust-to-host-domestic-sexual-violence-awareness-workshops Belfast Trust to host domestic & sexual violence awareness workshops
Belfast Trust is supporting free workshops for Voluntary & Community Groups to increase awareness about the nature and dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and abuse during February and March. These workshops aims to provide staff and volunteers with a basic awareness of domestic and sexual violence and supportive action…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:28:31 +0000
Western Trust initiative aims to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41261-western-trust-initiative-aims-to-raise-awareness-of-child-sexual-exploitation http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41261-western-trust-initiative-aims-to-raise-awareness-of-child-sexual-exploitation Western Trust initiative aims to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation
The Western Trust are urging parents to be aware of the risk of Child Sexual Exploitation. The call comes as part of the Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Week organised by the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland. Child Sexual Exploitation is a form of sexual abuse when a person exploits…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:31:21 +0000
Disabled man who died at nursing home may have been strangled, pathologist says http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41216-disabled-man-who-died-at-nursing-home-may-have-been-strangled-pathologist-says http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41216-disabled-man-who-died-at-nursing-home-may-have-been-strangled-pathologist-says Disabled man who died at nursing home may have been strangled, pathologist says
A profoundly disabled man who died at a nursing home in Northern Ireland may have been strangled, a pathologist said. Wheelchair-user Seamus McCollum, 56, had cerebral palsy and was fed through a tube. He died at the Maine Nursing Home in Co Antrim in September 2011 and marks were found…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 31 Jan 2017 01:08:57 +0000