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Frailty expert stresses need for 'high-quality, individualised' diabetes care among older people
October 2019 | Frailty expert stresses need for 'high-quality, individualised' diabetes care among older people
As life expectancy and the prevalence of diabetes in the UK continue to rise, so do the complexities and challenges faced by healthcare professionals responsible for prevention, treatment and management of diabetes, and its related conditions among older people.\\r\\nThe free-to-attend Diabetes Professional Care 2019 (DPC2019) conference, will have a key focus on individualised care among older and frail people, including a series of CPD-accredited sessions, tailored to different levels of experience across all care settings. \\r\\nProf Alan Sinclair, Director of Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People (FDROP) and Diabetes Frail Ltd said, 'A high-quality, individualised approach should be the cornerstone of the diabetes care received by older people. \\r\\n'Multiple comorbidities associated with ageing, combined with the increased prevalence of geriatric syndromes and frailty, contribute to the complexity of managing diabetes in older people. If healthcare professionals and care home teams recognise these unique challenges then we can begin finding solutions, addressing the declining diabetes health of this vulnerable sector of people who deserve the best possible level of care.\\r\\n\\r\\n'I applaud DPC for highlighting and championing this very important area of care. The 2019 DPC programme is the first large-scale conference on diabetes that has included, quite rightfully, a major series of high-quality presentations on key aspects of diabetes in older people. These should prove very educational and enlightening for UK health professionals and others attending, and hopefully influence future clinical behaviour favourably.'\\r\\nDuring the two-day DPC2019 conference, Professor Sinclair will be presenting a session on 'Type 1 diabetes in older adults - key features and management guidance' with Dr David Strain and Prof Ketan Dhatariya. \\r\\nAlso speaking as part of a panel session on multi-morbidity care, the frailty expert will discuss will how multimorbidity influences clinical decision-making when caring for people living with diabetes who also have frailty and dementia. Healthcare professionals in attendence will also gain practical clinical skills on how to approach cardio-metabolic disease, and how we should approach developing a practical method of management of these conditions in a setting of diabetes.\\r\\nDiabetes Professional Care 2019 (DPC2019) is free to attend for all healthcare professionals, commissioners and CCG leads involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes, and its related conditions. \\r\\nThe two-day conference and exhibition will take place at Olympia London on October 29 and 30 and features nine main conference theatres and seven practical comorbidity clinics. \\r\\nHealthcare professionals can register online via www.diabetesprofessionalcare.com/register/ or call 023 8081 1551 to book a free place.
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Huge social care celebration event for Yorkshire
October 2019 | Huge social care celebration event for Yorkshire
THE biggest gathering and celebration of social care the Yorkshire Coast has seen has been launched. 
A prestigious, standalone celebration event at Scarborough Spa is being held on October 31 to honour hundreds of hard-working people who provide adult social care on the Yorkshire coast - and if you work in social care or you are a provider, we are inviting you to be a part of it. 
In these tough and demanding times for social care, this event will be a chance to honour those who play a crucial role in providing older and vulnerable adults with the care they need to enjoy a quality of life.  
We want to say 'thank you' to everyone: nurses, care workers, personal assistants, support workers, shared lives carers, activities organisers, cooks, receptionists, maintenance staff, gardeners and more. 
We want to make all our guests feel very special - they deserve it.  
Celebrity guests and VIP's are among those already attending. Professional comedian and compare Steve Walls, who is a very popular performer in theatre, cabaret and events, is hosting the night plus, we have some incredible West End singers to entertain. BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration will be joining us and we are also delighted that Yorkshire Coast Radio has kindly agreed to support the evening. 
We will be supporting four amazing charities: Saint Catherine's Hospice, Dementia Forward, Alzheimer's Society and Age UK. 
To find out more visit www.celebratesocialcare.com or search 'celebrate social care' on Facebook.
Home hosts summer festival
October 2019 | Home hosts summer festival
WENTWORTH Court, a nursing home exclusively for residents living with dementia, has hosted a summer '60s themed festival called WentFest for its residents, their families and friends. 
The team at the home in Cheltenham worked for many weeks on a dementia-friendly project called the Summer of Love in partnership with Cheltenham's Everyman Theatre, culminating in a showcase event at the festival. 
The latest venture with the theatre saw residents affected by dementia connecting with children from a local primary school through a series of creative workshops, including art, dance and singing.  
Each week, Everyman practitioners delivered an arts activity for a group of 20 residents and 26 children from the school.  
Residents and their loved ones came together at WentFest in the home's gardens to savour the results and enjoy an evening BBQ, dancing and singing.
School children's artwork brightens up building site
October 2019 | School children's artwork brightens up building site
RAPPORT Housing & Care and Jenner Contractors invited the children of Wateringbury Church of England Primary School to create some artwork for the site's hoarding boards.  
The children were invited to the site of RHC's new extra care housing scheme in Wateringbury to create some artwork as part of an Ivor Goodsite competition, created to make children aware of both the dangers of working on a construction site, as well as how great it is to work in the industry. 
Using the theme of the village, its history and the surrounding areas, the children's paintings were recently displayed on the boards in The Orpines, Wateringbury. 
They recently made the short walk to the site to see their works of art on display and to take a look at how the site is progressing.
Housing association celebrates success of intergenerational community project
October 2019 | Housing association celebrates success of intergenerational community project
A HOUSING association is celebrating the success of its Stenhousemuir community empowerment project, which brings generations together to read. 
Cairn recently hosted an event to recognise the achievements of its 'Let's Read Together' initiative, which works with primary school pupils and residents of one of its retirement housing developments. 
Created by the Larbert East Church of Scotland, Let's Read Together has brought together primary six and seven children from Stenhousemuir Primary School with elderly tenants from Cairn's Adam Grossert Court to read, play and craft together over 10 weeks. 
At the end of the project the intergenerational group collaborated to create an illustrated booklet, 'Water, Every Drop Counts' to showcase everything they'd learned.
Property News From Caring UK
Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
October 2019 | Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
SPECIALIST business property adviser Christie & Co has sold Spurfield House in Exminster near Exeter on behalf of Guinness Care & Support. 
Having closed earlier this year, it has been acquired by a specialist operator from Torquay who plans to invest in the property and reopen it as a care facility in 2017. 
The site, which stands in a sizeable plot located close to the centre of the village, is a detached period property and was previously registered to provide accommodation for 13 people. 
Christie & Co has been instructed to market the remainder of the Guinness Care & Support care home portfolio which comprises a further six homes in Exeter, Tiverton, Paignton and Kingsteignton near Newton Abbot.
Bondcare invests in North East care homes
October 2019 | Bondcare invests in North East care homes
BONDCARE is investing more than £1m in major refurbishments at four of its North East care homes. 
Allan Court in Benwell, Newcastle; Debaliol Care Home in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland; Donwell House Care Home & Day Centre in Washington and Redworth House in Shildon, Co. Durham, will all benefit from the investment. 
Allan Court will undergo a full refurbishment of its lower ground floor to create a seven-bed learning disability unit. The refurbishment will include a new heating system, new lounge, kitchen and diner and a full re-fit and redecoration of the home's bedrooms.  
Debaliol will also have a new heating system installed and its public areas and some bedrooms refurbished.  
Donwell House will have a new heating system fitted, some of its bedrooms refurbished and improvements made to the car park and the home's gardens. And Redworth House will benefit from general improvements to the public areas in the homes, including new carpets throughout.  
Chris Denton, manager at Allan Court, is pictured with resident Annie Hunter and Steve Massey, north east regional manager of Bondcare, choosing materials.
Loan facilitates home's £1.1m expansion
October 2019 | Loan facilitates home's £1.1m expansion
Barclays has provided funding to support Peverel Court Ltd's expansion plans at Bartlett's Residential Care Home The loan has helped facilitate a £1.1m expansion project and complete the first phase of a new 14-bed extension at the facility in the Buckinghamshire village of Stone, a short distance from Thame. Bartlett's Residential Care Home, which is owned and traded by Peverel Court Limited, is a Victorian country house built in 1856 and offers residents around the clock personal care including those with the early onset of dementia. The newly completed extension will allow the care home to increase the number of residents to 38 and will create eight new jobs to take the staff teams to 38. 
Barclays relationship director Neil Chandler is pictured with Peverel Court managing director Anil Dhanani.
Residents and supporters celebrate the opening of new retirement development
October 2019 | Residents and supporters celebrate the opening of new retirement development
A NEW retirement living development has been officially opened in Market Harborough by Methodist Homes. 
Rev Alison Tomlin, who lives in the town, cut the ribbon of Welland Place, one of the newest services from MHA. 
Welland Place has 100 one and two bedroom apartments for people over 60, with individualised care and on site support available 24 hours a day and options for sale, rent or shared ownership. Facilities for residents include a gym, spa, swimming pool and landscaped gardens. 
Residents and local supporters were welcomed by MHA Board Member Norman Mann, followed by a thanksgiving service with contributions from residents and the local Methodist Church.  
Manager Richard Haddon said: "We offer privacy and independence with total peace of mind, the best of both worlds, in a community of like-minded friends and neighbours. Several people have already become firm friends and the new community is growing and evolving all the time." 
MHA also offers residential and dementia care at Aigburth care home in Oadby, Leicester.
October 2019 | Home approved despite residents' opposition
PLANS for a new 44-bed care home in a Suffolk town have been approved despite vociferous opposition from local residents. 
Tanner & Tilley Town Planning and Development Consultants were successful in obtaining planning consent for Angel Care to construct the facility after a more ambitious scheme was rejected on appeal in January 2012. 
Angel Care's Sandip Ruparelia said: 'This approval means this scheme can now go ahead, enabling much needed extra care accommodation to be provided for the residents of Woodbridge.' 
Tanner & Tilley operations director John Montgomery told the Development Control Sub-Committee the new application fully addressed the appeal inspector's concerns regarding effect on the amenities of surrounding properties and, in particular, those in Godfreys Wood to the rear.   
The committee heard from local residents who opposed the scheme before granting planning permission, but only on the chairperson's casting vote.
Current & Upcoming Events
23/10/2019 | Caring UK Conferences Colchester 2019, Colchester Football Club
29/10/2019 | NCA Care Study Day: When The Inspector Calls DARTFORD 2019, Mercure Dartford Brands Hatch Hotel
29/10/2019 | Diabetes Professional Care 2019 (DPC2019), National Hall, Olympia, London
06/11/2019 | Caring UK Conferences York 2019, York Racecourse
15/11/2019 | Caring UK Awards 2019, The Athena