Think tank delivers vision of residential care in 21st Century

LONDON: A report has been compiled by a group of academics, experts and practitioners from around the western world setting out their vision for housing with care in a 21st Century care system.

The report canvasses new housing forms and how existing Read More

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Bupa staff nurse faces 12 misconduct charges

LINWOOD: A care home nurse who elbowed a pensioner in the stomach and pushed a resident’s head has been found guilty of twelve charges of misconduct. The staff nurse, of Linwood, faced twelve charges of misconduct at the Donaldswood Road complex and was found guilty of each count at a hearing held by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Read More

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Calls for new framework for shared ownership

LONDON: Standardisation of the ‘shared ownership’ model for home buying is needed to make it easier for lenders to use the strategy, the Council of Mortgage Lenders has said.
Paul Smee, CML Director General, said that a nationally agreed framework for shared ownership would benefit lenders, because at present they are finding it difficult to cope with the variety of different schemes used by local authorities… Read More

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Director of Nursing alleged to have signed off on “dodgy letter”

CARDIFF: A former nursing director admitted she signed a letter allowing a care home to stay open, even though she knew about breaches in standards.
Christine Hayes, former director of nursing for Caerphilly Teaching Local Health Board, is facing three charges relating to ongoing concerns at Brithdir Care Home near New Tredegar.
The home was one of six in South Wales owned by Puretruce Read More

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