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Hft Learning Disability Care Providers at Breaking Point

ONE THIRD OF SOCIAL CARE PROVIDERS FORCED TO SHUT SERVICES

Social care providers are facing a perfect storm of workforce challenges and rising cost pressures of service delivery as they are forced to turn down admissions to services and, in severe cases,...
DEMENTIA ORGANISATIONS FLY THE FLAG FOR MUSIC AS NEW STUDY GETS UNDERWAY

DEMENTIA ORGANISATIONS FLY THE FLAG FOR MUSIC AS NEW STUDY GETS UNDERWAY

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has joined forces with Music for Dementia, a national campaign, to highlight music as a positive way to support...
RESIDENTS TAKE PART IN VIRTUAL REALITY STUDY

RESIDENTS TAKE PART IN VIRTUAL REALITY STUDY

Residents from Avantes care homes have recently participated in an exciting virtual reality (VR) study piloted by researchers from the University of Kent.  Avante Care & Support approached...
National Care Forum Comments on Unfair to Care Report

THE CARE WORKFORCE AT BREAKING POINT

The National Care Forum (NCF), the association for not-for-profit care providers, welcomes the research by member Community Integrated Care providing an essential independent perspective on the...
IDoService project supporting people with dementia

Supporting People with Dementia

The IDoService project seeks to create vital leisure and social service for people with dementia. Dr Isabelle Tournier, Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Research Fellow and Professor Kristina...
Retirement specialist Just Group has revealed the immense financial cost shouldered by informal carers looking after elderly relatives, with these carers spending £58 a week on average.

UNPAID CARERS SPEND OVER £3,000 A YEAR SUPPORTING ELDERLY RELATIVES

Caring for their elderly loved ones costs unpaid carers over £3,000 per year, new research has revealed. Retirement specialist Just Group has revealed the immense financial cost shouldered...
A new study will investigate whether vitamin C deficiency is driving COVID deaths in care homes.

IS VITAMIN C DEFICIENCY DRIVING COVID-19 CARE HOME DEATHS?

A new study will investigate whether vitamin C deficiency is driving COVID deaths in care homes. The study, VitaC4Care, will test how much vitamin C is needed to achieve normal levels in care...
Care home residents who have received one dose of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine have substantial protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection after four weeks, according to findings from the Vivaldi study led by UCL researchers.

COVID VACCINE DOSE PREVENTS 62% OF CARE HOME INFECTIONS

Care home residents who have received one dose of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine have substantial protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection after four weeks, according to findings...
COVID Preventative Treatments for Vulnerable

TRIALS LAUNCHED TO FIND COVID-19 TREATMENTS FOR MOST VULNERABLE

Two new government-funded clinical trials have been launched in the UK, with the aim of preventing vulnerable people from catching COVID-19. The trials will test the effectiveness of treatments -...
Palliative Care Needs Urgent Reform

EXPERTS CALL FOR MAJOR AND URGENT PALLIATIVE CARE REFORM

Experts are urgently calling for major reforms to the UK’s system of palliative care, in response to a significant and continual increase in demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...

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