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Carer who ‘always goes the extra mile’ beats 300 other nominees to national award

A North Lincolnshire carer has been recognised by families of people she has looked after for her constant dedication. Kathryn Sate was named the Hales Group’s Personal Approach award winner after being nominated by the families of three separate clients. The group employs 2,500 people nationally and Kathryn beat 300 other nominees to the award. Explaining how she’s able to achieve such a bond with the people she looks after, she said: “I just love my clients, I love caring and I love my job. I’ve been working as a carer for 22 years, which helps you to develop really strong bonds with your clients. I’m still completely overwhelmed to win though, I thought I was just coming in for a staff meeting.” Hales Group is a national care company which has its North Lincolnshire branch on Oswald Road in Scunthorpe. Its 2,500 employees give around 30,000 care hours a week for clients.

University of Leicester honours Leicester City’s Chief Executive

Susan Whelan, King Power International, Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive of Leicester City Football Club has been made an Honorary Graduate by the University of Leicester. The University bestowed the Honorary Degree at its graduation ceremony on January 17th at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. As CEO of the 2016 English Premier League champions, Leicester City Football Club, and as Senior Executive Vice-President of the Club’s parent company, the Thai duty-free operator, King Power International, Susan has played a key part in delivering success to two businesses owned by the Srivaddhanaprabha family, to whom she has become a long-time and trusted aide.

New Lincoln care home with cinema and salon opens next year

A new 72-bed care home is set to open next year in Lincoln and owners are asking locals to come up with its name. The home is being built by Tanglewood Care Homes on Long Leys Road in Lincoln and will open its doors to new residents in February 2019. Between 50-60 new jobs will be also be created alongside the completion of the home. Work started in December 2017 on the home which will have a large, secure, landscaped garden as well as a cafe, cinema, tavern, hair salon and lounges. Tanglewood Care Homes already runs five other care homes – Hunters Creek in Boston, Cedar Falls in Spalding, Tanglewood in Horncastle, Toray Pines in Coningsby and Sandpiper in Alford.

£58m savings must be made on healthcare in Leicestershire this year

More than £58 million must be cut from Leicestershire’s healthcare spending this financial year, but there is concern that none of the organisations responsible for allocating cash to services have yet confirmed where savings will be made. Three organisations, called clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), are in charge of funding health care services in Leicester and the county. Their three joint priorities are primary care, mental health services and keeping waiting times down. The budget for each has been increased this year, but rising costs mean spending must be reduced to get their books to balance. A spokesperson for the CCGs said that as a result of the cuts, this will be their “toughest year yet financially”. Proposals for cuts have been set out by the CCGs but will not be confirmed until September – half way through the financial year

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.

National award for 92-year-old who takes wife dinner at her care home

Devoted 92-year-old Albert Dooley visits his wife Doreen twice a day at her care home and takes her dinner every evening. Doreen, also 92, suffers from dementia and is a permanent resident at Morton Grange care home, near Alfreton. Now his devotion has been recognised with a top national award, which was presented by Radio 2 star Jeremy Vine. Albert said: “I come here twice a day, seven days a week. Once in the morning and once in the evening to bring her dinner. Doreen does respond to me sometimes too, which I think is down to the fact that I come over so much so she recognises me. I also come to read out the bingo every week. I do it because I enjoy doing it, I have my own bingo machine and it breaks the monotony of people’s days. It’s also good for your brain and makes you think.” Albert has been married to Doreen for 67 years and said “I’ve had an absolutely wonderful marriage”.

NMC email glitch may have fuelled hundreds of registration lapses

Hundreds of nurses and midwives may have let their registration lapse accidentally because the Nursing and Midwifery Council failed to send out a final reminder. The problem was revealed in the latest annual performance report on the nursing regulator that shows many nurses then had to wait up to a month or more to re-register. It occurred in the wake of changes to the annual renewal process in November 2015, which saw nurses and midwives who failed to pay their fee on time automatically removed from the register and required to submit a completely new application. Previously, there had been a grace period where registrants could quickly get back on the register without submitting a full application by simply paying the outstanding fee. However, today’s report from the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) suggests many may have fallen foul of the new system, because a final reminder email was not sent.

Comedian Joe Pasquale opens nightclub at Ipswich care home

A care home in Ipswich is helping residents recover their mojo by dancing the night away at a specially designed nightclub. Thornbank care home has created its very own nightclub and pub, designed for residents to spend time together reminiscing over a pint or playing traditional games. In the evening the ‘Snug’, as it is known, is transformed into a dance floor – where residents are encouraged to show off their best moves. The facilities were officially opened on Saturday, June 16 by Essex-born comedian Joe Pasquale. Lyn Andrews, activity coordinator at the home, said the pub and club had “brought fun and laughter back into our residents’ lives”.

Nottingham Trent leapfrogs city rival in university league table

Nottingham Trent University has soared 18 places to overtake its better-known competitor, the University of Nottingham, a member of the elite Russell Group, in the 2019 edition of the Guardian University Guide. The former polytechnic has had a meteoric rise up the table over the past five years. From languishing in the bottom half, Nottingham Trent moved to 53rd place in the 2017 edition, 34th in the 2018 edition; it is now 16th. This year it has overtaken its competitor for the first time by one place in the rankings. The university has improved across every measure, including substantial advances in graduate career prospects and National Student Survey results, as well as attaining higher entry standards among its students and a better student to staff ratio. The top three in the Guardian University Guide are the same as last year: Cambridge, Oxford and St Andrews.

Double Celebration for University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is marking a double celebration following news of a major national award for its Vice Chancellor and a rise to its highest ever league table position. Lincoln has risen to 43rd in the Complete University Guide 2019, an achievement which is complemented by the University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Mary Stuart, winning The Guardian’s ‘Inspiring Leader 2018’ at a ceremony in London. The award recognises inspirational leadership within the UK higher education sector and celebrates institutions and leaders who have had a far-reaching impact on higher education, who have encouraged innovation, and demonstrated visionary thinking.

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