Busting the myths around the DBS check

DBS check - a job application form

As most people working within the care industry will know, all staff in care homes, hospitals and working as care providers in someone else’s home are subject to a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check. Employers can encounter staffing problems if DBS checks aren’t done quickly and efficiently. Here, Care & Nursing Essentials editor Victoria […]

Tackling diversity and retention issues through social work apprenticeship

social work apprenticeship - two apprentices studying

Joanna Rawles, Head of Social Work at The Open University, discusses its new social work apprenticeship and how a wider range of applicants can be reached… Social work is a sector facing numerous challenges. Despite over 1.45 million workers currently employed, experts have predicted that an additional 650,000 employees will be needed by 2035 for the […]

Borough Care teams up with EDUCATE

 EDUCATE is a Stockport based group of people living with dementia

Borough Care teams up with EDUCATE For music and laughter project  Borough Care, the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, has signed up to the EDUCATE Music and Laughter project.  EDUCATE is a Stockport based group of people living with dementia, who raise awareness and help deliver training programmes.  EDUCATE inspires […]

Stout and sandwiches a hit with care home residents

Stout and sandwiches a hit with care home residents

A Stout and sandwich afternoon was enjoyed by Northumberland care home residents – after they asked for more foodie activities. Staff served up flavoured stouts and various cobs, bagels, loafs, wraps and cakes at The Oaks Care Home, on Durban Street, Blyth. The feast was a hit with residents, who enjoyed a taste of the milk or […]

Why therapeutic sensory support is important for people with dementia


by Joanna Grace, author of Sharing Sensory Stories and Conversations with People with Dementia You may have heard people saying they do Sudoku or the crossword daily to keep their grey matter active. Well they are right to do this, but in order to maintain our brains we need to experience a broad range of stimulation, […]

The Alzheimer’s Show returns to Olympia London this week!

The Alzheimer's Show

The Alzheimer’s Show is returning for its sixth year in 2018 and will be at Olympia London on Friday June 8 and Saturday June 9.  The UK’s leading event for people living with Alzheimer’s, dementia or memory loss, The Alzheimer’s Show brings help and hope to families and carers and welcomes the public and professionals. […]

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