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7th December 2016

An increasing number of care homes are putting on such an array of activities and festive entertainment, that some residents are choosing to stay in the care home over Christmas, instead of spending it at a relative's.

Read the full story

6th December 2016

Care England, in partnership with ITN Productions, launches 'Caring Communities', an in-depth programme providing a unique platform to stimulate the debate around the care sector.
Introduced by renowned TV journalist, Angela Rippon, this news and current affairs-style programme explores the complex role of care and how the industry can best serve communities. The program champions collaboration, celebrates innovation and encourages the exchange of ideas. Watch the full programme here.

Drawing upon ITN’s 60-years of expertise in storytelling, ‘Caring Communities’ aims to create a greater understanding of the care sector and explore the need for increased funding and integrated services.

The program is designed to heighten awareness among policy makers, politicians and the sector about the importance of social care and how to improve outcomes for the future.
‘Caring Communities’, combines key interviews, with the likes of The Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff and Peter Kinsey, Chief Executive of Care Management Group, as well as news-style reports with sponsored editorial profiles from AKW and Brakes.


5th December 2016

Watch recorded coverage of the debate in the House of lords on the challenges facing the social care system, from Thursday 1st December .


25th November 2016

Autumn Statement


24th November 2016

Read the full Statement here from our Patron Morris Lane

21st November 2016

This useful video is sent to us by our Patron Pro Training who run the fantastic Dementia Tour Bus ... you may find this useful to use in indusction or for relatives. watch the video

21st November 2016

Sadly, there is more doom and gloom for the health and social care sector. A major report from the Kings Fund and Nuffield Health concluded that Social Care in the UK is under pressure like never before, with some providers close to collapse. 

The report entitled “home truths” states that funding has not kept pace with the expectations of the Care Act 2014 and that people are not receiving the care they need but the care they can afford.  

The full report is available 

1st November 2016

11th October 2016

Message from Hampshire Safeguarding Board.

The Hampshire and IOW PREVENT Partnership Board website has now gone live and can be accessed by the following link:

It provides a wealth of useful information on national and local guidance, training, resources and  links to useful organisations. I’d be grateful if you could promote the website in your organisation and amongst your networks and also if possible to place a link to it on your websites and/or intranet sites. 

26th August 2016

Below are links to this month's CQC newsletters:

5th August 2016

If you’re considering a move to a care home, you may be wondering how you’ll pay for it. Paying for care can be complicated, so get as much advice as you can. 

21st July 2016

Benfield Fire are one of our Patrons. See how their Digital Firefighting Training could benefit your care home.

19th July 2016

As a sector we have been quite successful with raising the issue of duplication between CQC and Commissioners, particularly over inspections.  As a result the Department of Health is undertaking consultation work with providers including a survey of providers.



18th July 2016

Please find below the HCC heatwave notification with information about the Level 2 Alert.

30th June 2016
FREE - HSAB / HCA Safeguarding Workshop
Safeguarding Adults Lead Network An event for independent care providers

15th June 2016

Nominations and ticket sales are now open for the 2016 Hampshire Care Awards!

10th June 2016

FREE Peninsular event - 19/07/16

Your obligations as an employer - help and advice.

1st June 2016

Next week the Alzheimers Show will be on at Olympia, London on 10th & 11th June.

27th May 2016

This week the CQC released details of their new strategy.

27th May 2016

This week our new Fair Price 4 Care petition to parliament went live! 


9th May 2016

The latest issue of Care Talk Magazine is online now.

6th May 2016

The Bournemouth Echo write about what it means for care homes.

6th May 2016

The Guardian write about the cash crisis facing the care sector.

4th May 2016

CQC Update

28th April 2016

Highlights from Lester Aldridge's Employment Law & HR Blog

28th April 2016

HCA have launched a new campaign called, Fair Price 4 Care.

12th April 2016

We are holding a Workshop & Information Day at KCC in Hedge End on Wednesday 27th April.


1st April 2016

HCA talk to ITV about the national living wage.

7th March 2016

HCC announce 2.2% Fee Uplift for 2016 /17


24th November 2015

Last Friday night the annual Hampshire Care Awards took place at Southampton Golf Club. 


Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists of the 2016 Hampshire Care Awards!
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