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Gloria Hunniford OBE was guest of honour at an event to mark the opening of a brand new care home in Sevenoaks, Kent, the 29th Care UK has opened since 2013. Weald Heights promises to take service and facilities to a whole new level with more luxurious fittings in the…
The Government is being urged to take urgent action to tackle "severe" staff shortages in residential care homes after a study found elderly and vulnerable people are being denied trips to the toilet and kept indoors for days on end. A survey of 1,000 staff by Unison found that four…
The competition watchdog is investigating concerns that some care homes for the elderly could be breaking consumer law, it has announced. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it had opened a consumer protection case focusing on concerns that certain care homes are charging families for extended periods after a…
Scotland’s new Health and Social Care Standards have been launched, with human rights at their core. The standards, which will be implemented on 1 April 2018, will apply to the NHS as well as services registered with the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland, and set out the standard people…
Buying a house is, experts agree, the single most stressful thing any of us will ever do. Finding and securing the perfect property is, we are told, more fraught than getting married, having a baby, getting divorced, losing a job or becoming bankrupt. It is, in short, no fun. If…
Scotland's national child abuse inquiry has heard a succession of apologies from organisations to survivors who say they were abused as youngsters in residential care. Groups including Quarriers, Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, Sisters of Nazareth, De La Salle Brothers, the Bishops' Conference of Scotland and Crossreach,…
A 17-year-old girl with a history of mental health difficulties who was raped after going into council care and being placed in a specialist residential unit should move to secure accommodation for her own good, a family court judge has decided. Three men accused of offences were found not guilty…
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…
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