Sarah celebrates 25 years as care home artist

Care home artist Sarah with her paintings

Wales’ first ever care home artist in residence is celebrating a quarter of a century in the ground-breaking role.Talented Sarah Edwards was engaged as a consultant by the Pendine Park care organisation by arts loving owners Mario and Gill Kreft in 1995.Since then Sarah’s has supported the development of award-winning enrichment programmes at their eight […]

Bookshelf – Care and nursing books for staff and families

care and nursing books - Evidence-based Practice in Dementia

We take a look at some of the new care and nursing books out there for staff and families. Covering a range of topics, these titles off CPD, advice and comfort as well as proving a great resource for activities. Sign up to our magazine for more care and nursing books and look out for […]

Paying for the time of care workers fairly

Christian Brøndum, CEO of staffing software provider Planday, on paying care workers fairly

By Christian Brøndum, CEO of staffing software provider Planday In July of 2018, transformative legislation was enacted that would change the professional lives of care workers. The Court of Appeal overturned employment tribunal rulings that had meant care workers on ‘sleep-in’ shifts were entitled to minimum wage for each hour they were at work, effectively […]

Chatterbox goes silent to support those with cancer

Chatterbox amy goes silent to support those with cancer

A CHATTERBOX care home worker raised hundreds of pounds to support those with cancer by taking on a 12-hour sponsored silence. Amy Trattles can always be heard chatting and singing to residents when on shift as a care assistant at The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, Stockton-on-Tees. So she took on the challenge of […]

Partnership to develop innovative wearable technology for residents at risk of falls

Wearable technology to help elderly that fall

Essex County Council (ECC) and global innovation and transformation consultancy PA Consulting (PA) announce that they are working together to explore the potential of a new service using wearable technology – like socks and slippers – to help residents at risk of falls. ECC and PA aim to use this innovative technology for the first time […]

Seaside childhood memories rekindled for elderly residents

Elderly man reliving his childhood memories

A SEASIDE trip was a walk down memory lane and brought back many childhood memories for elderly care home residents on an outing to Whitley Bay. The town on the north east coast was the scene for many a childhood holiday for residents at Waverley Lodge Care Home, Lemington, near Newcastle. Staff and family joined […]

British healthcare in crisis

healthcare – a nurse helps an elderly resident with her medication

Jonathan Bruce, Managing Director at Prestige Nursing + Care, discusses the need for politicians to focus on the future of healthcare. They say a week is a long time in politics, and the past few have seen the long-term future of British healthcare plunge deeper into uncertainty. The latest episode of this healthcare crisis was […]

Overcoming loneliness and improving Extra Care at Grand Union Housing Group


by Jan Davis, Dementia Project Officer (Extra Care & Dementia), Grand Union Housing Group At Grand Union, we’ve long seen the impact of loneliness and feelings of social exclusion amongst our older customers, but with new developments in digital technologies, we’ve been able to tackle this problem head-on. By adopting modern ways of care and […]

HC-One enables Resident to stay with her fury companion

Beryl and goerge in the HC-One Care Home

A HC-One Care Home has enabled a Resident to live with her beloved cat of 13 years after fears they may be separated.  Beryl, a Resident at Berry Hill Park Care Home had her world turned upside down when her partner of 30 years passed away in January.  The 81-year-old, was forced to relocate 75 miles to Mansfield, Nottinghamshire […]

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