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Bluebird Care Behind the Growing Home Care Trend

Behind the Growing Home Care Trend

Live-in care, where a professional carer lives with their client, is an increasingly popular alternative to care homes. To better understand why, Bluebird Care presents some stories from the people...
FRIGHTENED WORKERS SELF-ISOLATING TO PROTECT VULNERABLE LOVED ONES SHOULDN’T BE PUNISHED SAYS UNISON

WORKERS SELF-ISOLATING TO PROTECT LOVED ONES SHOULDN’T BE PUNISHED

The government must do more to protect key workers threatened with dismissal or put on unpaid leave if they’re off work self-isolating because of vulnerable relatives, says UNISON. Anxious...
The Care Association Alliance Comment COVID-19

‘MISGUIDED’ TO CALL FOR CARE HOME RESIDENTS TO BE MOVED INTO HOSPITALS

The Care Association Alliance, a professional body that represents 38 regional Care Associations who between them represent thousands of care services across the UK, have today issued this statement...
Vulnerable People and Coronavirus

BEING A VULNERABLE PERSON IN THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS: ALI’S STORY

The current COVID-19 situation is worrying for everyone in the UK, and worldwide, but particularly for those living with conditions that make them more susceptible to the disease. One of these...
  Care Home Coronavirus Guidance

NEW COVID-19 GUIDANCE RELEASED FOR ADULT SOCIAL CARE

Vulnerable adults receiving social care will be better protected by new guidance issued to councils and care providers as the Government works to delay the spread of COVID-19.   The...
Active Minds outlines five things to know when supporting people living with dementia during this period.

DAYLIGHT SAVING AND DEMENTIA- THINGS TO CONSIDER

Although for many us it’s something fairly easy to adjust to, daylight saving time can be a very different story for someone with dementia. Here, Active Minds outlines five things to know when...
Football Heading Ban Welcomed

EXPERT IN DEMENTIA RESEARCH WELCOMES NEW FOOTBALL GUIDELINES

Dr Michael Grey, who leads a project to monitor ex-footballers for early signs of dementia, has welcomed new guidelines that ban children from heading footballs during training. New guidance,...
Warning of Points-based Immigration System

CHARITY INDEPENDENT AGE WARNS OF POINTS-BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

Following warnings from the Migration Advisory Committee about the possible impact of new immigration proposals on low-paid workers, which would include those working in social care, Independent...
Following the release of the Care Quality Commission’s State of Care report, published today 15th October, a number of leading charities within the care sector have spoken out criticising the government’s approach to social care.

GOVERNMENT’S SOCIAL CARE APPROACH REQUIRES URGENT CHANGE, CHARITIES WARN

Following the release of the Care Quality Commission’s State of Care report, published today 15th October, a number of leading charities within the care sector have spoken out criticising the...
L-R Robert Longley-Cook Gavin Bashar and William

REPORT CALLS FOR INVESTMENT IN LEARNING DISABILITY SECTOR

A new report has been launched in parliament today, 15th July, setting out the case for a deal for the learning disability sector, focusing on realising the potential of technology to boost...

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