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

Denise Van Outen

• 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.

Stockton care home prepares for RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

Stockton care home prepares for RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

STOCKTON pupils and care home residents have been working together to create bird feeders ahead of a national survey of Britain’s avian population.


The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch takes place from the 28th to 30th January – when keen bird watchers are asked to look out for winged visitors to their gardens.


Hill Care operated care homes across Teesside are participating in the event, with local schools invited to help residents prepare bird feeders to attract local wildlife.


550 activities taking place in the UK on Christmas Day

550 activities taking place in the UK on Christmas Day

Don’t be alone on Christmas Day unless you want to be

If you are an older person facing Christmas Day alone, national charity Friends of the Elderly could help. Working in partnership with Community Christmas, the charity is encouraging older people facing the festive season alone to find out what activities are happening in their local area.
So far, 550 activities taking place across the UK have been registered on the Community Christmas website, and this is being regularly updated. With activities from full traditional Christmas lunches, to mince pies and a glass of sherry at a local pub, there’s a range of activities that you can be a part of on Christmas Day.


Care Roadshows 2017

Care Roadshows Birmingham

Care Roadshows are a series of five free regional care events throughout the UK that are tailored to all decision makers within the care sector including Care Home Owners, Managers and Healthcare Professionals.

Care Roadshows enable practitioners to source high quality products and services from established suppliers in order to exceed the expectations of their clients. This includes care management systems, catering and laundry equipment, pharmacy services, recruitment, HR plus many more– all integral components for an organisation providing care.

An outstanding year for Care Roadshows

Care Roadshows

As we begin to wind down following the last event of 2016 that took place at Epsom Downs Racecourse, Care Roadshows is taking the time to reflect on the years’ achievements.

Care Roadshows has travelled all over the UK providing its visitors with the opportunity to source new products and services, specifically designed to be used to care for older people. The first pit stop of the year began in Glasgow where Rami Okasha from Care Inspectorate went into detail regarding the new National Care Standards and the key principles that will apply across all social care and health provisions in Scotland. The seminar rewarded its attendees with advice on how the new approaches to inspection of regulated services can be implemented in different settings.

Nominations open for Towergate Care Awards 2017!

Denise Van Outen

• Entries open for nine award categories, celebrating excellence across the care sector - visit

• TV presenter and actress Denise Van Outen to host awards ceremony in March 2017

• Towergate adds brand new category – People’s Choice for Unsung Hero award

Nominations are now open for the Towergate Care Awards 2017. The specialist insurance broker provides cover for various areas of the care industry and wants to celebrate individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence in care. 

Festive fete brings community together

Buckshaw Retirement Village,

Christmas shoppers and local families have been invited to a festive afternoon at Buckshaw Retirement Village, Chorley, on Saturday November 26, from 1-4pm.

The annual Christmas shopping experience will include over a dozen stalls by a range of local suppliers; including locally made cheeses, fresh cakes and handmade crafts, festive activities and a visit from Santa in his grotto.

The chefs and catering manager Gary Williams have also created a luxury festive menu for the day, which includes turkey and stuffing brioche, traditional mince pies and mulled wine. Chef Des Sheriff has also created an impressive Christmas cake which is available to win on the day of the event.

Care & Dementia Show 2017 declared a success

Care & Dementia Show 2017

UBM EMEA is pleased to announce that the UK’s largest care of older people event, Care & Dementia Show has been declared a success after attracting 2,459 attendees to the NEC, Birmingham on 11-12 October 2016. 

The event achieved a 4% growth in attendees, with industry professionals including residential nursing and care home owners, homecare providers, local authorities and construction companiestravelling to the NEC from across the UK. These professionals were joined at the show by 78 expert speakers and over 200 leading suppliers. 

Care & Dementia Show witnessed a 26% growth in care providers and 65% growth in construction professionals. 

Unsung Hero Award celebrates dedicated non-medical NHS staff

Unsung Hero Award

Award to honour lesser-noticed NHS staff and conclude with ceremony in early 2017

GoToJobBoard is once again holding its annual Unsung Hero Award and is asking people to nominate non-medical NHS staff who they think deserve more recognition for helping fellow colleagues and caring for patients. 

The Manchester-based job board has been running the Unsung Hero Award since 2014, with the nationwide initiative designed to celebrate the achievements of non-medical workers whose incredible work might usually go unnoticed.