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Let’s Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day, 21 September

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day.  It’s an opportunity for organisations and individuals around the world to raise awareness, highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia and demonstrate how we can overcome them to help people live well with dementia. Globally, dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face, with nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. To tackle this global dementia challenge we need to work together, …Read More

It’s Know Your Numbers Week, 18-24 September 2017 #KYN2017

Today marks the beginning of Know Your Number’s Week. The event runs from 18th to 24th September 2017 and is the UK’s biggest blood pressure and awareness event. This year’s theme is STOP Stroke. High blood pressure is the main cause behind 60% of strokes. 9 out of 10 strokes are avoidable.   High blood pressure has no signs and symptoms. It’s the silent killer. For this reason, people (regardless …Read More

It’s Official – CuraCare Is Outstandingly Caring

CuraCare recently had an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. We are pleased to announce that it went well and we were awarded a Good rating overall, with an Outstanding rating for being caring! The report was very glowing and included many comments from clients about our Carers such as: People we spoke with felt the care workers were exceptionally caring and treated them with immense dignity and respect while …Read More

The Hot Weather Is Here. What Are The Implications For Older People?

The hot weather seems to be here to stay. Whilst it’s great for the sun tan, hot weather can have severe consequences for older people. However, by following a few easy guidelines, it’s easy to help older people stay safe during the summer months. Heat illnesses are of particular concern to older people, infants and those with pre-existing respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. In terms of older people, as we age, …Read More

CuraCare Renews its Social Care Commitment

CuraCare is proud to announce that we have renewed our commitment to delivering outstanding care by signing up to the Social Care Commitment for the third year running. The Social Care Commitment is a chance to publicly declare that an organisation is committed to delivering quality care and support services.  In a recent independent survey of organisations who had signed up to the Social Care Commitment: 85% said that they …Read More

Come along and meet us at Wandsworth Jobs Fair, Friday 23 June 2017

On Friday 23 June 2017, we will have a stand at the Wandsworth Jobs Fair. The fair will be held at Wandsworth Civic Suite, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU from 10:00 until 14:00. The fair is open to anyone seeking employment from entry to professional level, returning to work, or needing help finding the right career. Those who are currently in education or training are also encouraged to come along …Read More

CuraCare Becomes A Dementia Action Alliance Member

CuraCare is pleased to announce that we have joined the Dementia Action Alliance. The number of people living with dementia in the UK is set to more than double over the next 40  years, rising to an estimated 1.7 million by 2051. The purpose of the Dementia Action Alliance in Richmond is to help local businesses and organisations to become dementia friendly. Richmond DAA wants to create a community that …Read More

CuraCare Gets Behind Diabetes Week, 11 – 17 June 2017

Today sees the launch of Diabetes Week. This year’s theme is Know Diabetes, Fight Diabetes. Knowing diabetes is about learning from the experience of those in the diabetes community: those living with diabetes; those working in diabetes research; those working with people with diabetes. Fighting diabetes is about tackling the challenges that diabetes presents: challenges of funding research; challenges thrown up by perceptions around diabetes; challenges about the standard of …Read More

Free Moving & Handling training for Carers

To celebrate Carers Week 2017, CuraCare is offering free Moving & Handling training for carers. Any carer living in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is welcome to attend the training sessions, which are aimed at promoting good practice when providing care to their loved ones. Carers provide the vast majority of care that takes place in the UK.  However, in too many cases, as people’s care needs increase, …Read More

It’s Heart Rhythm Week, 5 – 11 June 2017

This year’s Heart Rhythm Week’s focus is dedicated to the late Roger Moore, a long term Arrythmia Alliance supporter. The theme of this year’s Heart Rhythm Week is ‘Identifying the Undiagnosed Person’. The campaign’s aim is to make one million people pulse aware, take 10,000 pulse checks and identify 1,000 people with an irregular heart rhythm through 100 Know Your Pulse events. The Heart Rhythm Alliance have a number of …Read More