This round-up of events is written by readers. To get your charity event or story included, simply fill out the form at www.chroniclelive.co.uk/charitynews Friendship dog charity event at The Baltic in Gateshead Raising money for: Wag & Company North East-based charity, Wag & Company North East Friendship Dogs, is welcoming a large number of its volunteers to the first ‘Wag Event’ on Thursday, May17 at The Baltic in Gateshead. Wag & Company aims to reduce loneliness in older dog lovers in the North East by enabling professionally assessed volunteers and dogs to visit them. This service befriends older people both in care or medical facilities and, unique to the North East, those still living in their own homes. Toddler group helps tackle dementia at Forest Hall care home A care home in Forest Hall, Newcastle, is helping brighten the days of its residents and also help those with dementia, by introducing a toddler group at the home. Mums and toddlers regularly … [Read more...] about Mental health awareness in Washington & more charity news
Home health care shoppers
Plymouth's ruling Conservatives have released their manifeso pledges ahead of the local elections in May - and building new homes are at the heart of it. The city's Tories have promised to "put people, not politics first”. Leader Ian Bowyer, announcing their key election policies, accused their Labour rivals of "carping from the sidelines" and say Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters "spell trouble for Plymouth". Central to the party's bid to retain control of the council is a pledge to build 5,000 new homes, a £27million facelift for the city centre and plans to revive beleaguered Mutley Plain. They have promised to bring forward plans to further reduce food waste by encouraging home composting, continue to invest in caring for the elderly and vulnerable and deliver new public toilets at West Hoe. There are also £4.5million plans to maintain and improve pavements and roads. The Conservatives also said they planned to keep council tax low and balance the books if elected on … [Read more...] about Conservatives pledge 5,000 new homes in local election manifesto
PUBLISHED: 16:12 29 March 2018 Pip Henderson Pip Henderson. Picture: Danann Breathnach Danann Breathnach Pip Henderson is the latest recruit to the Bad Daughters Club, launched by Age Space, for women trying their best to care for elderly parents Job opportunity; low/no pay. Must be able to cook, clean, launder, administer medication and make tea that is neither too hot, too cold, too weak or too strong. Must have experience as (or willingness to play the part of) a chauffeur, personal shopper, administrator, hygienist, foot masseur and back scratcher. Must be physically and emotionally strong, have the patience of a saint, the constitution of an ox, thick skin, strong back bone and be able to demonstrate the ability to answer the same question over and over again with grace and enthusiasm. Must be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, even if you are technically on holiday, Must be prepared to work long (frequently unsociable) hours and occasionally … [Read more...] about Who cares for mum or dad?
REGISTERED adult-care nurses are desperately needed across the UK – and there are few careers where your future employability could be more secure.Care homes and other organisations have a growing number of elderly patients needing care and demand will keep rocketing as the population ages.Currently there are 4,500 vacancies for the specialists.These adult-care nurses carry out the same tasks as nurses in the NHS — including health checks and minor medical procedures — but are specially trained to care for the elderly.Most adult-care nurses are women but bosses want to attract more men into the profession to meet the needs of the residents they care for.As well as a rewarding job, the pay is good and hours can be flexibleWhile some nurses move into the sector from roles within the NHS or private hospitals, others begin their career as care assistants and train as nurses with support from their employers.On average, adult care nurses earn £24,300, with some … [Read more...] about If you’re looking for a satisfying new job, 4,500 nurses are needed in old age care homes up and down the UK
THE Brexit price hike on Marmite was an outrageous attempt to fleece shoppers.We understand that the weaker Pound will increase the price of imported grub.But Marmite is a British product made here from home-grown ingredients.Tesco was dead right to resist the rise. It cannot be coincidence that the Dutch boss of the spread’s maker Unilever is a staunch Remainer who predicted just such price rises if we voted out.This smacked of a blatant attempt to prove himself right and profiteer. We’re delighted his firm’s backed down. NO ONE drives to hospital for fun. They’re patients, carers, family or friends.For many of them public transport isn’t an option. So it’s indefensible for an NHS Trust to charge them £4 an hour for parking. That’s daylight robbery.Of course every Trust is under the cosh financially. And of course they invest the proceeds back into health care. We should hope so!But plenty of Trusts provide free parking or charge … [Read more...] about Unilever’s attempt to use plunging pound as an excuse for price hikes was an outrageous attempt to fleece shoppers