England to face 718,000 shortfall in care workers

Care homes and home care agencies will face a “workforce time bomb” in a decade due to the ageing population unless more men can be recruited as care workers, a report warns. A new study published by the International Longevity Centre-UK and care charity Anchor says 40% of the projected increase in England’s working age [...]

Profile: Charity director reveals how singing can transform older people’s lives

Composer and organist, Adrian Bawtree, has been involved with the charity Sing For Your Life, for 10 years and during that time, he has witnessed a growing realisation of the immense power of music by both academics and care professionals. Adrian Bawtree, creative director of Sing For Your Life He is currently creative director of [...]

‘Safe places’ scheme to support vulnerable people in the community

A new scheme is giving people with learning disabilities and autism more confidence when going out in the community has been launched across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Local businesses, shops and public places have signed up to be a Safe Place to offer help, reassurance and guidance to a vulnerable person who is [...]

Jamie Oliver-style campaign launched to revolutionise food in care homes

Milestones Trust is launching a campaign to revolutionise the quality of food served to people in Britain’s care homes. The charity based in Bristol, aims to raise the standards of care home food, similarly to the way TV chef, Jamie Oliver, did for schools, and to make sure that those who prepare and cook food [...]

Care homes have undergone a transformation over the past couple of decades and a growing number are offering luxury interiors more similar to that of a hotel.

Care homes have undergone a transformation over the past couple of decades and a growing number are offering luxury interiors more similar to that of a hotel. Shackletons, has been providing furniture to care homes for 50 years and has witnessed this transformation. Jason Bloom, its national sales manager said: “The care sector has many [...]