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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.…
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…
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…
Queens University Belfast are to host an open morning on their Post Qualifying courses offering pathways in Child Care, Mental Health, Strategy and Leadership, Systemic Practice and Family Therapy and Dual Diagnosis (Substance Misuse and Mental Health) and the Cognitive Behavioural Programme. The morning will take place on Wednesday 22…
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…
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…
Northern Ireland Health Minister Michelle O’Neill, MLA, has cut the first sod for a new purpose-built acute mental health inpatient unit at Belfast City Hospital yesterday. This facility will provide inpatient services for acutely mentally ill adults within the Belfast area. It is expected to be completed in late 2018…
Queen's University Belfast are to host an event to provide prospective students with information and guidance on their courses in Social Work. The 'Social Work Information Evening' will answer all your questions about the application process and more about what a career in Social Work involves. You'll also hear from…
Northern Ireland's Economy Minister Simon Hamilton has paid tribute to the commitment of young people with learning disabilities in overcoming barriers to employment. Speaking at a prize giving ceremony for young people from Dr B’s Kitchen in Belfast, Simon Hamilton said: “My Department is committed to assisting people overcome their…
Research undertaken at the University of Chester is leading the way in promoting the importance of looking after the psychological well-being of cancer patients, as part of their healthcare. Psychological distress is common, and understandably high, in cancer patients. The evidence for the effectiveness of psychological interventions in reducing distress…
The Belfast Health & Social Care Trust are urging anyone interested in a career within Adult, Social & Primary Care to come along to their Recruitment and Careers Fair on May 14 to find out more. The event will take place at McKinney House, Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast and the…
Mencap in Northern Ireland opened a brand new £4.6m purpose built centre for children with a learning disability and their families, the first of its kind for Mencap in the UK. First Minister Arlene Foster, deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Simon Hamilton, Minister for Health, Social Services and Public…
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