OpenPASS film: Connecting Families

The hero piece of content is our ‘Connecting Families’ film that documents the end to end experience of openPASS, and how it connects the person in care to their families. The film features our customer Melody Care and their clients, the Macro family, demonstrating an efficient, modern method of care giving, using The PASSsystem during a care visit, and most importantly capturing the emotional peace of mind gained by the family accessing openPASS.


Leithers Play a Key Role in Festival

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Edinburgh locals have been put centre stage at the Leith Festival as a play celebrating the anniversary of one of the areas landmarks has taken inspiration from lifelong residents.


‘Muriel of Leith’, which is playing at the Constitution Bar’s Red Room this week and explores the history and changing landscape of Leith, will feature a number of quotes from tenants at three of Bield’s Leith housing developments.


Produced by Edinburgh company SpartaKi, the piece will take North Junction Street’s famous mural as the centre for a story following a Leith family and their changing background.


Providing quality experiences for care professionals

Care Roadshow Birmingham will be returning to Villa Park Stadium on 4 July following its record highest attendance last year. The exhibition brings the latest thinking, practical advice, products and services under one roof to help healthcare professionals gain access to the support and information they need in order to deliver outstanding levels of care.


The event features a range of talks from some of the most influential names in the business including CQC, National Care Association and Barchester Healthcare. Joining the line-up will be headline sponsors, Quality Compliance Systems who will be on hand to provide guidance and support as well as host their seminar ‘Adapting to the leadership challenge’.


The national event dedicated to securing the future of care returns this month on 28-29th to Excel London

Award winning Health+Care is upon us and will see over 4,000 care business owners, directors and managers gather this month on Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th for another year of inspiration, ideas and in-depth sector knowledge. 

A hard-hitting programme delivered by the highest calibre of speakers will showcase the latest innovations and expert advice to help tackle the mounting pressure on care businesses whilst providing enhanced care for patients and residents.

The Health+Care team are determined to make 2017 the most significant year for care businesses. 

Bakewell team unveils well-dressing at RHS Chatsworth

Bakewell team unveils well-dressing at RHS Chatsworth

BURTON Closes Hall Care Home and Bakewell AJ Welldressing have unveiled their well-dressing at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.


More than 90,000 people are expected to attend the five-day event, which takes place from 7th to 11th June.


The Bakewell team is one of only five to showcase their well-dressing skills at the first ever RHS Well Dressing Competition.


The design focuses on one of Bakewell’s oldest buildings, Burton Closes Hall, which is now a care home operated by the Hill Care Group.


Carl J D Fisher, home manager at Burton Closes Hall, said: “We’re delighted to unveil the stunning design from the AJ Welldressing team at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

Sunrise Senior Living UK Nominated For Prestigious Motivational Award

Sunrise Senior Living UK Nominated For Prestigious Motivational Award

Residents and staff at Sunrise Senior Living UK are celebrating after the care home provider was nominated for a prestigious award recognising the motivational benefits given to team members.

For the second year running, Sunrise has been put forward for the Most Motivational Benefits prize at the esteemed Employee Benefits Awards.

The award ceremony, now in its 15th year, recognises employers throughout British industry who develop innovative ways to engage and encourage their workforce. This year’s event will take place on Friday 9th June in the stunning Artillery Garden in London.


Put the spring back into your care settings

Care Roadshows are heading to Liverpool for its second stop of the year, returning to the fantastic venue of Aintree Racecourse on 9th May. The event will offer visitors the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded individuals including care home owners, managers and healthcare practitioners whilst being engrossed with the latest innovations and information from leaders within the care sector.


Newham local wins Care Home Worker of the Year in national care awards

Towergate’s Care Awards

Following hundreds of entries from across all areas of the care community, the winner of Care Home Worker of the Year at Towergate’s Care Awards has been announced as local Newham resident Janette Neal.

The Towergate Care Awards celebrate individuals who demonstrate outstanding excellence in care, paying tribute to those people who go above and beyond to provide the best care every single day.

The Care Home Worker of the Year category recognises those people who play a pivotal role in caring for vulnerable members of society for anything from short term rehabilitation to helping preserve dignity for those in the later stages of life. Janette was selected as winner in the category in recognition of her hard work and overall commitment to the care sector.

Bakewell secures place at RHS Well Dressing Competition

Burton Closes Hall

BURTON Closes Hall Care Home and Bakewell AJ Welldressing have been selected to participate in the new RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

The team is one of only five to showcase their well-dressing skills at the prestigious event – the first ever RHS Well Dressing Competition – when visitors will be able to vote for their favourite design.

More than 62,000 tickets have already been sold for the Show, which takes place from 7th to 11th June, when the Bakewell team’s A.J. well-dressing will be on display.

The design focuses on one of Bakewell’s oldest buildings, Burton Closes Hall, which now operates as a care home.

Make a date with Diabetes Professional Care 2017 – Free to Attend
15-16 November, Olympia London

Make a date with Diabetes Professional Care 2017 – Free to Attend
15-16 November, Olympia London

Diabetes Professional Care 2017 returns to London on November 15 & 16 with a world-class conference programme, new show features and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Now in its third year, the UK’s leading free to attend conference and exhibition for diabetes healthcare professionals has established a reputation as a vibrant and learning-focused forum for sharing real-world knowledge, clinical skills and expertise.

DPC2017 promises to be the biggest and best show yet, with more than 100 hours of CPD-certified content from industry’s leading practitioners. The multi-track conference will deliver an extensive programme of insightful and practical sessions on the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes. 

The Alzheimer’s Show gains full CPD accreditation for professional care visitors

The Alzheimer’s Show

The Alzheimer’s Show – returning for its fifth year in June 2017 to London and Manchester – has been given full accreditation by the CPD Certification Service. Professional visitors who attend the two-day event in London on June 9 & 10 or Manchester on June 23 & 24 will gain valuable CPD points.

The Alzheimer’s Show is invaluable for anyone concerned about memory loss or dementia. Research from Saga Healthcare released last year revealed that more people feared getting dementia than cancer. A survey of 9000 people over 50 showed that 43% feared developing dementia, with women (often the main carers), 20% more likely to be worried about developing the condition than males.

The wait is nearly over for Care Roadshow Glasgow

Care Roadshow Glasgow

It has nearly been one whole year since Care Roadshows visited Scottish soil. If you work in the care sector and are looking to maintain your knowledge of the industry and find out what’s happening, then Care Roadshows Glasgow taking place at Hampden Park Stadium on Tuesday 28th March is the place to be.


The first of the five national events will host a fantastic mix of suppliers covering a wide range of products and services for all areas for the care sector. Exhibitors including apetito, Boots, Citation and Care Shop will be on hand to offer advice and information on how they can help your care setting flourish.


The Big Lottery Fund has donated more than a million pounds to help launch a pioneering project to improve the health and wellbeing of older people.

A good food charity has received a £1.25m boost to establish a special nutrition programme for the elderly.

The Soil Association’s Food for Life Programme received the funding to help launch an innovative scheme that uses good food to boost wellbeing and reduce isolation among older people.

Official figures from charitable association Bapen reveal that 1.3 million people over the age of 65 suffer from malnutrition, while Age UK found that two fifths of elderly consider the television to be their main source of company. 

This project works directly with programme users to tackle these issues across three key areas in the UK: Edinburgh, Calderdale and Kirklees, and Leicester City and Leicestershire.

Naidex 2017

Naidex 2017 logo

Naidex (returning to the Birmingham NEC on the 28th-30th of March) is Europe’s leading event for the disability, independent living and care sector.

Under new management for 2017, Naidex has now joined the award winning PRYSM Media Group, renowned for producing world class, well attended events with global content PRYSM has re-built Naidex and will deliver the highest standard of speakers, exhibitors, networking opportunities, new technology, and education across its three days.

Towergate Care Awards 2017

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• Beata Czapla, Janette Neal, Maxine Cope shortlisted in Care Home Worker of the Year category

• Towergate Care Awards will be hosted by Denise Van Outen on Thursday 23rd March


Hundreds of nominations recognising outstanding care across the country were received for this year’s Towergate Care Awards.  The judges have now reviewed all nominations and whittled them down to a final shortlist. Beata Czapla from Woking, Janette Neal from Newham and Maxine Cope from Bristol have all made it to the final three in the Care Home Worker of the Year category.

Community gathers together for big birthday bash

Sunrise of Westbourne's 11th birthday

A Bournemouth care home was the centre of attention earlier this week as members of the community gathered together to celebrate aa very special occasion. 

Sunrise Senior Living of Westbourne threw a special birthday bash this week to celebrate 11 years since its opening. 

Among the party guests was the Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor Edward Coope, and three Sunrise of Westbourne centenarians. 

Guests tucked into a special homemade cake and champagne while they enjoyed a performance from the Supreme Palm Court Trio, who are all members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. 

Care Roadshows return to Scottish soil this Spring

Care Roadshows 2017

Care Roadshows are delighted to be back on Scottish soil at Hampden Park Stadium on Tuesday 28th March.

At Care Roadshows, visitors receive practical advice and information to assist in the running of their care business. Previous shows have brought inspiration, innovation and ideas to all those who attend and 2017 will be no different!

The events continue to attract owners, directors and senior management from key care providers across the country and this event has been tailored for care professionals of Glasgow. The educational and informative seminars are led by recognised associations who endeavour to keep you up to date with the latest regulations and ideas.

Social housing and care provider raises thousands for cancer centre

A social housing and care provider has spent the past 12 months taking on a whole host of wacky fundraising events to raisback-left-darren-griffiths-and-karen-davies-linc-social-committee-mem_0.jpge thousands of pounds for a valuable cancer centre. 

Linc Cymru Housing Association, based in South Wales, has raised £7000 for its adopted charity, Velindre Cancer Centre in honour of a member of staff. 

The association's social committee organised a wide range of fundraising activities from a Gung-Ho inflatable assault course and a Man vs Horse challenge. 

Carers to be recognised in national final of The Great British Care Awards

An annual awards ceremony that pays tribute to some of the nation’s most dedicated carers is about to ramp its search up a gear. 

The Great British Care Awards are a serious a regional events throughout England that celebrate the very best practice in the care sector. 

These awards are an opportunity to applaud the committed men and women who strive to look after others, many of them doing so for free. 

Each year, the crème de la crème of the care sector are nominated by their peers, patients or perhaps their families for one of 21 award categories. 

These categories represents all areas of the social care sector, whether it be older people, specialist services, residential, home or voluntary care. 

Care Home Hosts Traditional Burns Supper

Care Home Hosts Traditional Burns Supper

A Bo’ness care home had a Burns Night to remember as they hosted an evening of fine dining, music and quizzes – all with a distinctly Scottish flavour.
Bield’s Woodlands care home, on Kinneil Drive, celebrated the birth of the Ploughman Poet, with an evening of crafts and sing-a-longs, topped off by a traditional rich three course menu.
The classic Burns Night menu was on offer for the night and tenants tucked into a starter of Scotch broth, followed by a main of haggis, neeps and tatties or square sausage stovies. For dessert Scottish tablet ice cream, tea and coffee with shortbread or even a "wee dram" was on offer.