April 30, 2009 -- Able Newsflash No.166

Care News

The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care has, after the Panorama programme, sent a letter to home care providers.

It advises that in the coming year a number of methods will be used to drive up care standards and to be tough on poor practice.

These methods include:

In addition they will be looking at;For further information please visit: http://www.carecommission.com


Headway the brain injury association is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and is asking people to support the "Hats for Headway Day" on 15th May. Quite simply, wear a hat in the office, the sillier the better, and give a pound to Headway for the privilege. When you have collected the money send a cheque to their offices at: 190, Bagnell Road, Basford, Nottingham. NG6 8SF


The London Marathon first raced in 1981, is now the biggest fundraising event in the world. It is estimated that more than �420m has been raised for charities throughout the world since the event started. The amount raised in 2008 was estimated to be �46.

In-House News

Potential clients have been visited in South London and in Tyne and Wear.

MH training sessions have taken place in the office in Norwich.

Review visits, spot checks and risk assessments have taken place in Suffolk and Yorkshire.

Arrangements are now being made to arrange free fire safety checks for our clients in Carmarthenshire.

Interviews of potential carers have taken place in Norwich and Banbury.

A new post has commenced in:

Mandy Gulatar, manager in the South West attended a seminar titled "Deprivation of Liberty, Safeguarding Adults" in Cornwall.

Interesting Information / Statistics

66% of care home residents have dementia, which translates into almost a quarter of a million people. In less than 15 years this figure will rise to a million
(Source: Alzheimer�s Society)


A Conference from The National Council for Palliative Care that may be of interest:

2nd June � The Cost of Dying. How do we achieve World Class Commissioning for End of Life Care?

The conference is held in London and for further information go to website: http://www.ncpc.org.uk

Question of the Week
"I wish to purchase a shampoo which means I do not have to wash my hair in water. (I am disabled and cannot manage washing my hair on my own) I have heard of one which is not like the old dry powder shampoos of old but cannot remember the name of it. Can you help?"

Answer : I think you may mean a shampoo called "No Rinse Waterless Shampoo" which advertises itself by promising "completely clean hair without water or rinsing". The shampoo is applied to the hair, lathered up and then towel dried.

The smallest size is 56ml and is �1.95. plus p&p. To order telephone 0844 20 90 888

We hope you have enjoyed reading this and "see you next week".

Best Wishes,
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.