Lockdown has had an impact on everybody this year, but it’s been particularly tough on the elderly residents living at home, in our Cambridgeshire communities. Whilst they’ve been shielding to protect their physical health, the implications of spending longer periods indoors, without seeing familiar faces, will have undoubtedly affected their mental health too. The feeling [...]
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We want to ensure that we are communicating the most relevant and up-to-date information to both our clients’ and to our staff. Prior to receiving the official guidance from government and public health England we had already taken several steps. We have been in regular contact with our caregivers providing updates on the virus We [...]
Research conducted by the universities of York, Sheffield and Manchester has highlighted that a mistake is made 237million times a year in the administration or prescription of medication. The mistakes made in both the health and social care sector for the most part didn’t cause harm but in 28% of the mistakes moderate or severe [...]
For many years I have thought about the impact that our interactions with each other have, even during the time when we are apart. For much of my professional career I have said “beware the shadow you cast” meaning that the way you treat someone when you are with them can have a positive or [...]
Councillors and care providers have added their voices to the concerns of others in social care over back pay for carers for “sleep in shifts”. In a letter to the Observer last week Bridget Warr of the UKHCA and leading politicians from local authorities urged ministers to provide assistance to fill what could be a [...]
Over the past month we have been recruiting lots of lovely caregivers to support the clients needing home care in South Yorkshire. Whenever we are recruiting we are fortunate to get lots of interest. We invariably spend more time ensuring we take the right caregivers than we do with anything else. It is important to [...]
Public Health England has reported “high but not unprecedented levels” of flu being seen in the first week of January. The figures for hospital admissions during the first two weeks in December 2017 were in line with those seen in 2016 at between 1-2 per 100,000 people. In the first week of January that figure [...]
The BBC has publicised a recent report on Loneliness completed by a cross-party commission established by Jo Cox MP before her death. The report recommends that a minister should be appointed to lead on the issue of loneliness in society. It concludes that loneliness can be as harmful to your health as smoking 15 cigarettes [...]