‘Superhuman efforts’ by care providers sees majority give ‘good’ care

A decline in the number of care homes has not stopped the majority of care services in England getting a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ rating from inspectors - a result linked to ‘superhuman efforts’ by care providers. Credit: Shutterstock. More than four fifths of care services this year were rated either ‘outstanding’ - three per cent (up from two per cent ) or ’good’ - Read more...

Care homes urged to let residents take ‘positive risks’ so they can be ‘fully human’

Care homes are being urged to encourage residents to take 'positive risks' as it gives them more choice and control over their lives and allows them to 'become fully human'. Anne Kelly, a registered nurse and Montessorian ‘aged-care’ expert believes care homes need to think more carefully about how they may be restricting the freedom of residents. She says: “It Read more...

Montessori learning could transform dementia care

The Montessori method of educating toddlers and pre-schoolers has been used to support people with dementia in the US and Australia since the late 1990s. Now the pioneering aged-care system which prioritizes independence and individuality is on its way here. Anne Kelly, an Australian nurse and aged-care expert, is helping to spread the message in the UK. Read more...

Cinderella in Swansea

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients audiences expect, Cinderella features laugh out loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses. Join Cinders as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her very ugly sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming. The clock is ticking, so book your tickets now! <a Read more...

What is Revolution up to these days?

Revolution has been a feature of Wind Street for many years, but what do we know about them and more specifically what can they do for children and families with disabilities? Rachael Jenkins who is sales manager for Revolution told us about the variety of activities they offer and what they are doing to support families with disabled children and Read more...

Nutritional tips for people living with dementia

People with dementia often forget to eat and drink and can become disinterested in food, with the malnutrition and dehydration that ensues causing even more damage to the person’s physical and mental state.

  With 80 per cent of people in care homes living with dementia, it is vital staff are aware people with dementia are often unable to recognise Read more...

UK should think like Japanese and ‘learn from’ their social care

UK’s social care system could learn a thing or two from the Japanese way of giving care, according to a leading health think tank.

'Transparency' of Japan's system When it comes to achieving public buy-in, an easy to navigate social care system and limiting loneliness and ill health, the Japanese are making strides that Britain could do well to follow, Read more...

Welsh to keep £40,000 before they start paying for care

People in Wales are now able to keep up to £40,000 of their savings before they need to start paying for their care home. The Welsh Government has raised the capital limit from £24,000 up to £50,000 during the current Assembly term which runs till 2021. In April last year, the limit was raised to £30,000 and from today the limit will be £40,000. This new capital limit in Wales is now the highest in the UK. In England, people with capital and Read more...

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