Puppies cheers up care home residents

Residents at Richmond Court in Willington, County Durham, which is one of the Bondcare care homes, enjoyed a visit from man’s best friend for a Pets as Therapy session. Cockapoo, Golden Retriever and Labrador puppies visited the residents with their owner, Deborah Forster from Gunnerdale Gundogs, and kept the residents company for the afternoon. Residents [...]

DWP investigate 11,000 fake jobs

      The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is investigating allegations made by Channel 4 News that a Coventry recruiter posted 11,000 bogus job vacancies on the government’s Uni versal Jobmatch website. Following the report broadcast earlier this month, the DWP suspended Coventry recruiter Mark Coward from using his Universal Jobmatch account, and [...]

Skydiving for childrens cancer charity

                Alexander Chapel Healthcare and Sister company Alexander Chapel Sales and Marketing Recruitment were extremely proud to sponsor Mrs Christine Beech, on her recent quest to become one of the oldest, yet boldest, skydivers in the United Kingdom. Christine, has worked with the Alexander Chapel group of companies [...]

Elderly Care to outstrip supply by 2017

The number of Elderly people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank has warned. An Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) report estimates that by 2030 there will be more than two million Elderly people aged 65 and over with no child [...]

Antipsychotic medications usage reduced

PEARL specialised dementia care programme developed by Four Seasons Health Care A new study of residents in specialised dementia care homes has confirmed a reduction, averaging 48 per cent, in the requirement for antipsychotic medications, together with dramatic reductions in usage of a range of other medications and a corresponding improvement in the wellbeing [...]

Vital support for sight loss is seriously lacking

Almost half of eye hospitals in the UK do not offer support to people who are going blind, according to research by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). The charity are looking to highlight the multiple barriers adults face during a time of great stress, as well as drawing attention to the lack [...]

Government pledges £4.5m to autism

To coincide with World Autism Awareness Day, the Government has pledged £4.5m to the new initiative Think Autism which will improve adult autism services and create community-led awareness and support programmes. The Government has met a number of key recommendations made by Push for Action, a campaign created by the National Autistic Society to increase [...]

Oldest Rubiks Cube player in the UK

A ninety-five-year-old care home resident is keeping his mind alert and fingers nimble by solving a Rubiks cube. Bob Andrew, who is thought to be the oldest Rubiks Cube player in the UK, lives at Pendine Park’s Hillbury care home in Wrexham, North Wales. The famous puzzle was invented by Hungarian sculptor and professor of [...]

People diagnosed with Parkinson’s find hospitals to be scary places due to medication issues

Care quality within hospital wards is the focus of a new report from charity Parkinson’s UK, which highlights a number of disturbing statistics adults with the condition face. Marking Parkinson’s Awareness Week with their release of the report, the charity’s findings – taken from a YouGov survey of more than 3,600 people affected by Parkinson’s [...]

Dementia patients ‘aren’t being referred to specialists’

New data has revealed that thousands of dementia patients in the UK are not being referred to specialists. After being admitted to hospital, as few as three per cent of suspected dementia sufferers are looked at by an expert, the Telegraph reports. Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said: "The wide variation in referrals [...]