Category : LinCa

Dementia care crisis ‘costing businesses £3.2bn’ as carers forced to quit jobs

A crisis in dementia care has cost businesses in England £3.2bn in the last year, according to a charity. Research by the Alzheimer’s Society looked into people who have had to quit jobs, reduce hours, or change working patterns to care for their loved ones.The charity said the figure was likely to double over the next 20 years to £6.3bn and are now calling on the government to deliver on their promise to end the dementia care crisis. “Up and down the country, families are desperately trying and often failing to get the good quality dementia care their loved ones need,” said Alzheimer’s Society chief executive Jeremy Hughes. “Instead, over 100,000 people have had no choice but to leave their jobs and try to care for their loved ones themselves. The knock-on cost to businesses is only going to get bigger, with more and more people set to develop dementia and no solution put in place to sort out social care. It’s devastating for people with dementia, devastating for their families and carers, a drain on the NHS and now we see how badly it’s affecting our economy.”

Gin declared the key to long-life by 102-year-old care home resident

A RESIDENT at a care home in Basingstoke has celebrated a milestone birthday. Ellen ‘Nellie’ Barton, who lives in Barchester Healthcare-run St Thomas Care Home, was joined by friends and relatives for her 102nd birthday. Daughter Jean said: “Nellie is and has been a fantastic mother, sister, auntie, grandmother and friend to so many over the past 102 years, and it’s wonderful to be with her on this very special day to say just how proud she makes us feel.” The secret to a long life is kindness to others, as well as gin, according to Nellie.

Luton Town players past and present officially open new care home shop ‘The Hatters’

  • StaffAid
  • July 29, 2019

Trefoil House care home was proud to host three star Luton Town players as it opened its new shop, aptly named ‘The Hatters’. Current midfielder Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu and goalkeeper James Shea met ex-winger Michael Cullen to cut a special football cake and officially declare the store open. The shop will sell toiletries, sweets, drinks, clothing and knick knacks, and is open to residents as well as local neighbours. Home manager, Julie Hutchings, said: “It is not always easy for our residents to get out and about, so the shop gives people the opportunity to buy items they need, without having to travel too far. It’s also handy for relatives and visitors to pick up gifts for their loved ones.”.

2018 StaffAid Care Leadership Award

For the second year running we are proud to sponsor the annual Lincolnshire Care Awards. The 2018 StaffAid Care Leadership Award will be awarded to an individual in a residential care setting who can demonstrate leadership that leads to improved quality of life for the users of their service. They could be a supervisor, senior care worker, team leader, ICare Ambassador, manager or anyone demonstrating outstanding leadership skills. Nick Carroll, StaffAid owner, said ‘it is an absolute pleasure to once again support LinCA by sponsoring one of their awards. I am also privileged to be one of the judges again. Last year was a great event and hearing some of the inspirational stories from nominees was very moving’.

The awards evening will take place on February 28th 2019 at the County Assembly Rooms, Lincoln.