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What is Palliative Care?

Posted: March 13th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

If you work within the care sector with a responsibility for looking after people with serious, complex and life-limiting diseases, you will need to know what palliative care is and how to provide it. Palliative care is a form of care which focuses on reducing the symptoms of severe diseases and illnesses. It does not specifically aim to prevent symptoms or provide a cure, although it can be effectively used alongside curative treatment. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines palliative… Read more »

Safety review at Dumfries care home after dementia sufferer wanders off

Posted: March 12th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The owners of a care home in Dumfries and Galloway have pledged to conduct a full safety and care training review after a resident with dementia “wandered off” last weekend without care staff noticing. The incident at the Munches Park Care Home in Dalbeattie occurred last Saturday (5th March), when a woman reported to be in her seventies and with dementia left without anyone realising. Less than half an hour later, she was spotted walking down a road by member… Read more »

Getting started in health and social care with NVQ courses

Posted: March 11th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

If you would like a career in health and social care but don’t know how to get started, an NVQ care training course could be just the foot in the door you need. Most people embarking on their new career do so by getting a QCF NVQ Diploma in Health and Social Care (Level 2). This qualification proves your knowledge and skills in providing care to both adults and children, provided you back it up with employment in a relevant… Read more »

Leicestershire refurbishment firm fined over asbestos safety breach

Posted: March 11th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A refurbishment firm based in Leicestershire has been fined by Loughborough Magistrates Court after reportedly exposing the public and its workers to hazardous asbestos. Shengxuan Company Ltd was involved in converting a Castle Donington shop into a restaurant in June last year when the danger was discovered. A random passer-by, who happened to have experience in proper asbestos disposal, noticed that the workers on the site were dumping the hazardous material into a skip. The issue was reported to the… Read more »

Care sector workers: how much do you know of child protection issues?

Posted: March 10th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

As a care worker with the responsibility of looking after children, it is essential you are aware of child protection issues. The best way to learn how to safeguard children from harm, deal with child protection situations and improve your skills as a carer is to go on a child protection training course. These care training courses can last just three hours or a full day, depending on how in-depth you want to go in learning about child protection issues…. Read more »

Birmingham bar shut down for serious fire safety breaches

Posted: March 10th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A basement bar in Birmingham has been shut down after the city council and local fire brigade uncovered serious fire safety breaches at the premises. The Basement Bar and Restaurant, on Livery Street, was inspected by fire officers in September 2010. During the visit, a number of serious safety issues were uncovered. These included: • Faulty fire alarms • Flammable curtains and soft furnishings • Broken emergency exit lights • Blocked fire exits • Inadequate fire extinguishers All of these… Read more »

Scunthorpe nursery receives five-star food hygiene rating

Posted: March 9th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A nursery in Scunthorpe has been awarded a five-star rating for food hygiene from the local council, just one year after scoring just three stars in the 2009 inspection. The Do Re Mi Nursery, on Chapman Avenue in Scunthorpe, was awarded the five-star rating following a visit by inspectors from North Lincolnshire Council last year. The manager of the nursery, Jayne Kenny, attributes the glowing food hygiene report to the hard work and dedication of the chef at Do Re… Read more »

Understanding the three stages of dementia

Posted: March 9th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

As a care worker, it is essential that you are trained and experienced in providing care for particular types of illnesses. If you chiefly care for people with dementia, it makes sense that you need to understand all about how the condition starts, affects people and what care is needed. You can get all of this information as part of a dementia awareness course, during which you will also learn about the three stages of dementia. These are as follows:… Read more »

Truro shopkeeper prosecuted over food hygiene offences

Posted: March 9th, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

RoSPA urges companies to address health and safety issues

Posted: March 8th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Following a landmark corporate manslaughter court case, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is urging companies of all sizes to ensure their health and safety measures are up to scratch. Last month, a company called Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings was fined a total of £385,000 (to be paid over ten years) for health and safety failings which contributed to the death of geologist Alex Wright in September 2008. Wright, 27, died after a deep trench on a Stroud… Read more »

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