Category Archives: Herefordshire

National Care Home Open Day

The National Care Home Open Day will take place on June 21 2013. Thousands of care homes will open their doors to those who have experiences within care, or who work within the industry itself. This will officially be the first National Care Home Open Day to take place. The main objective of the National… read full article

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New Community Garden for Bromsgrove’s Life After Stroke Centre

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A new community garden at the Life After Stroke Centre in Bromsgrove was opened by chief executive of Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire Phillip Talbot last week. “We are delighted to be able to support the development of this worthwhile facility which is at the heart of the local community in Bromsgrove,” Talbot said, “The monies… read full article

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Herefordshire’s Canal Road Day Centre Latest to Face Uncertainty in Adult Care Crisis

In the midst of concerns over the closure of several social and care services in Herefordshire, Canal Road Day Centre is undergoing a consultation regarding the future of the care provider. Herefordshire Council is striving to save millions of pounds following cuts to adult care budgets and users of the Hereford day centre have been… read full article

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Herefordshire Heartstart Raise Money on Toll Bridge

The Herefordshire charity Heartstart took over Whitney-onWye toll bridge on the 14th of July to replace the toll with donations for the British Heart foundation. Volunteers held a bucket collection and sold cakes and biscuits to motorists on the toll bridge who were asked to donate to the charity in place of the normal toll.… read full article

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Herefordshire Dementia Care Home Receives Positive Report for Kindness

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Coldwells House dementia home in Hereford has received a positive Care Quality Commission (CQC) report by UK health and social care regulators, meeting its responsibilities in all areas of the inspection. Coldwells House is a 19th century building and comprises part of the Herefordshire Care Homes Group. The home provides a specialist dementia care service… read full article

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Herefordshire Hospice’s Two-Year Development Plan to Transform End of Life Care

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A Herefordshire hospice is currently undergoing re-development in the hope of transforming end of life care in the county. St Michael’s Hospice in Bartestree celebrated the commencement of a two-year project with an official sod-cutting ceremony. The redevelopment will include the addition of a new in-patient unit with 20 single en-suite bedrooms complete with exterior… read full article

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Changes to Adult Care Expenditure in Herefordshire

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Herefordshire Council’s plans for reducing adult social care expenditure include adjusting the price paid to residential and nursing home providers to save £467,000 per year. The proposal would come into effect from the 1st of January 2014 and simplifies the price banding for social care for older people in Herefordshire to two rates: one for… read full article

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West Midlands A&E Wait Time Doubles

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Waits for A&E services in the West Midlands have doubled in the past year, with over 8,000 patients being forced to wait in ambulances for more than an hour before being seen in accident and emergency departments. Lengthy waits have caused jams outside busy A&E departments across the West Midlands which cover over five million… read full article

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Herefordshire Social Teams Urged to Set Up Replacements for Schemes Cut by the Council

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Social care teams in Herefordshire have been encouraged by the council to set up replacements for schemes that have had their budgets cut. Adult social care has been estimated to overspend by over £8 million, despite savings of £4m, and the social care sector is struggling to find solutions to meet budgets in the face… read full article

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Dementia-friendly theatre for Hereford

A theatre in Herefordshire is the first in the UK to sign up to a national scheme organised by the Alzheimer’s Society which aims to transform the quality of life of those suffering from dementia. The Courtyard Centre for Arts in Hereford has joined the Dementia Action Alliance and is providing specialist staff training to… read full article

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