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Are you struggling for ideas on what to get your loved ones for Christmas? In Britain each year, countless people...
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If you hadn’t already guessed from the title, it’s National Self-Care Week. Many of us often put others before our own personal needs, because it’s often easier to spot when others need help.
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"No one has ever become poor by giving"

Friday, November 13th, 2020
Kare Plus Wirral & Liverpool and Kare Plus Newcastle have been tremendously busy recently not only managing their business's but going the extra mile in support of local foodbanks. Franchise Director, Louise May (pictured bottom left) and her team have partnered with Neo Foodbank, whilst Kare Plus Newcastle Director's Iki Yousaff and Ricki Walia raised a phenomenal £1,916.00 to various local foodbanks across Tyneside.
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With a second lockdown underway, 2020 will be remembered as one of the most isolated years on record. Families have...
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Today is National Stress Awareness day and at Kare Plus we are proud to be partnered with Able Futures, an organisation that provides free mental health support for those who are affected by stress in the workplace.
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In the years gone by, Halloween was an annual event in which adults and children mixed as they walked from door-to-door...
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We want anyone and everyone from our Kare Plus network, from nurses and carers to care home residents and followers of Kare Plus, to design our very own Kare Plus Christmas card cover for 2020! If David is good with a pencil, let him draw, or if Sarah is a distinguished painter then get her some brushes!
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Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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Kare Plus goes pink for #wearitpink

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
Kare Plus is proud to announce it will go pink today to support Breast Cancer Now and its Wear It Pink initiative! Each year, participants across the UK wear pink to raise money, the money raised will go towards life-saving breast cancer research and care in addition to supporting those affected by breast cancer.
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On Friday 23rd October, Breast Cancer Now, one of the biggest charities in the UK are holding their annual Wear it Pink day. This day is to help fundraise the amazing nurses, scientists and hundreds of thousands of families affected by breast cancer.
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The days are growing shorter and there’s a lot more rain now, which can mean only one thing - winter is almost...
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Saturday 10th October was World Mental Health Day, but that doesn’t mean the focus on mental health is for one day. We wanted to pull together some general tips on relaxing during the downtime between shifts, so you can face work feeling refreshed and in a better state of mind.
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Five ways to mental wellbeing

Friday, October 9th, 2020
Connections, activity, learning, noticing and giving If you are struggling with low mood, depression or other mental...
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The FCDO has a global advisory against ‘all but essential’ travel, but exempts destinations that do not pose an unacceptably high risk for British travellers.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Travel corridors

Friday, October 2nd, 2020
You may not have to self-isolate if you are travelling from one of the countries, territories or regions listed below. You will still need to complete the passenger locator form before you enter the UK.
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Are you going Sober for October?

Friday, October 2nd, 2020
Known as Sober for October, or October, the tenth month of the year is a great chance for people to cut back on their...
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Tips for cutting out smoking this #Stoptober

Thursday, October 1st, 2020
Each year, people across the UK take part in Stoptober in an effort to quit smoking, a habit that can cause serious health complications later in life.
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Some people need to self-isolate as part of the UK's efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus.
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A resource for those working in domiciliary care providing information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
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Face Masks: Considerations, Science and Safety

Monday, September 14th, 2020
In the UK, the current legal ruling is that people must wear a face covering in some of the following places (we’ll link the full list at the bottom of the page):
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Decades from now, students and adults alike will learn about 2020 and how it completely changed the world. For those...
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'Walk Together' for Bowel Cancer

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
Walk Together is a sponsored five mile walk to show our support for those undergoing treatment, to remember loved ones...
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2020 has been an uncertain time for everyone, and now with the country facing one of the deepest recessions on record,...
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For the vast majority of people, recovery can be quicker when care is provided within your own home, this also...
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Kare Plus is delighted to be a founder member of the consortium of home care providers lobbying for a fairer VAT regime...
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The 'Final' Applause

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
For many weeks now we have been standing on our doorsteps and applauding our front-line heroes.   On Sunday 5th...
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The chief executive of Skills for Care has voiced concern that England’s social care vacancy rate will increase...
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Whilst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting everyone, the ways in which our lives are impacted are...
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Putting the 'Personal' into Personal Care

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
Providing the best quality care in local communities, on a national scale has been at the very forefront of Kare...
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The advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities (LAs), clinical...
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This week Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, announced that the COVID-19 testing programme...
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Able Futures are a nationwide specialist partnership set up to provide the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. Their aim is to simply help people living with any mental health difficulties; confidentially access help and support to have more good days than bad ones.
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Education and awareness are essentials in understanding mental health and the importance of rest. If you or anyone you know is exhibiting signs of a sleep disorder encourage them to seek help. Together, we can raise awareness about mental health and help end the stigma.
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During the current COVID19 pandemic, mental health is so important to maintain, including work related stress withing the healthcare industry. Kare Plus are now proud partners with Able Futures, who provide a free mental health service. If you feel like you need advice and guidance on how to reduce and manage stress levels please call Able Futures on 08003213137.
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Health and Social Care Minister Matt Hancock has said all care home residents and staff in care homes will be tested for coronavirus by early June.
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The online platform is designed to help ensure all care home staff and residents in England are tested for coronavirus. Care homes looking after the over 65s will be prioritised initially for testing.
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A test to find out whether people have been infected with coronavirus in the past has been approved by health officials...
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With everything that’s going on, Stress Awareness Month and stress awareness in general have never been more important, which is why we've put together a handy list for managing stress while at home.
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Our Home Help team can be there to save your every day, no matter how little, big, or seemingly insignificant your request might be!
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During #StressAwarenessMonth so far we have looked at how you can manage stress while at home, but we are now focusing on our healthcare workers on the frontline. Those individuals providing care and support on a day-to-day basis during this pandemic must also manage their mental health effectively.
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During these unusual and unprecedented times, staying home has become more important than ever before. Read our blog to find out how we can support you and your loved ones during this pandemic. #StayAtHome.
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Kare Plus COVID-19 Key Update

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
A key update from Kare Plus regarding Covid-19
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The Emotional Cost of Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
As the UK prepares to fight the global Coronavirus pandemic, we consider the emotional cost that this illness may have on the most lonely in our society.
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The delivery of quality care is deeply embedded in the shared ethos of the Kare Plus network, which is why we are proud to announce an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating achieved by Kare Plus Coventry.
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Ever wondered what our staff have to say about working with Kare Plus? Read our blog to find out what they had to say.
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We can’t stop the passage of time, but there are steps we can all take to not only limit the loss of our mobility but also to improve as we grow older.
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A New Dawn, A New Decade for Kare Plus

Friday, January 31st, 2020
Kare Plus announced today that its Founder Steve Welsh (47) has officially stepped down as CEO of the company and has...
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Care Runs Deeper with Kare Plus

Friday, January 10th, 2020
Looking for a new challenge? Want to find your next role in the healthcare field? Do you just want to try something different in the New Year? Kare Plus has a number of fantastic roles across the country to fit a number of different experience levels.
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Working in healthcare and trying to lose weight can be difficult, which is why we’ve put together some handy tips for those looking to eat a little healthier in 2020.
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Almost 200,000 elderly people will spend Christmas alone this year, we think that’s far too high. We’ve created a list of different steps you can take so support those who may be lonely with your family and within your local community.
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New year! New career with Kare Plus?

Monday, December 9th, 2019
The new year is almost here, so why not start it fresh with a new career?
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Winter is one of the busiest times of the year for our National Health Service, but there are steps we can all take to help lessen the demand.
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Norovirus is currently sweeping the country! Our blog explains what you can do to avoid it and what you should do if you've already got it!
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Four ways you can prepare for the Winter

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
A handy list of ways you can best prepare for the coldest months of the year.
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Spread the cost of Christmas with Kare Plus

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
We can help you spread the cost of Christmas this year with flexible shifts to fit around your schedule.
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NDCD 2019 - The future of dementia care

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
On #NDCD2019 , we discuss the different ways we can personally and collectively support those caring for someone with Dementia.
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The Kare Plus commitment to training

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
Pay rates and work-life balance are an important element of any job, but at Kare Plus, we believe that the right training and development opportunities are just as important!
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Spotting the signs of sepsis

Monday, August 5th, 2019
As the number of sepsis cases continues to rise in the UK, it’s vitally important that we learn how to spot the signs and symptoms. An early diagnosis can really make all the difference in fighting sepsis.
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Kare Plus Blackpool, Southport and Wigan & St Helens Ooperations Manager, Andy Havlin will soon cycle from Blackpool to Paris to raise money for the Blackpool Carers Centre. Read our blog to find out more.
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More and more healthcare professionals are choosing agency work, find out why you should consider it in our blog.
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We’re excited to announce the relaunch of Home Help. The relaunch of Home Help brings with it a number of positions across the UK, want to find out more? Read our blog below.
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To help paint a picture of the different types of care this Carers Week, we’ve spoken to a number of different individuals that all provide care in different capacities.
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To help paint a picture of the different types of care this Carers Week, we’ve spoken to a number of different individuals that all provide care in different capacities.
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To help paint a picture of the different types of care this Carers Week, we’ve spoken to a number of different individuals that all provide care in different capacities.
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Kare Plus Durham recently achieved a Living Wage Foundation accreditation for their commitment to paying staff inline with the national standard.
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Being invited into a customer’s home as a carer is a huge privilege. Over time you will earn their trust and help...
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My journey with epilepsy

Friday, May 24th, 2019
A personal story from one of our employees about her journey of supporting a daughter diagnosed with epilepsy.
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During Dementia Action Week, we take a look at one of the biggest charity movements nationally supporting individuals with dementia
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Defined in the Oxford Dictionary as ‘a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or...
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Worrying about money over the summer months? Will you need to take time off work for childcare?
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Dementia is not a disease itself, but a term used to describe a group of symptoms that include; memory loss, confusion, mood changes, and difficulty with day-to-day tasks. These symptoms begin to appear when cells stop working properly in specific areas of the brain. There are several different types of dementia, with the most common cause being Alzheimer’s disease, but they all have the same result of reducing a person’s cognitive functions.
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Why Choose Live-In Care?

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
When it comes to choosing what kind of care you or your family member needs, you need to find a service that suits everyone. For people who want to avoid the possible stress of moving out of their home and want to remain in full control of all their decisions, then Live-In Caring may be the most suitable choice.
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How managed care can improve wellbeing

Monday, April 15th, 2019
As people get older and less mobile, it can lead to an ongoing loss in quality of life. This can manifest as depression, loss of appetite, stress and even cognitive decline. Understanding why your elderly relative or friend is finding it more difficult to cope is part of finding a solution that works for them as well as for family and friends.
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Why Choose Respite Care?

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Unless you look after yourself, how can you expect to look after others? Caregivers are possibly the least selfish people in the world. Looking after another human, 24 hours a day is probably as selfless as you can get.
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5 ways to combat loneliness in old age

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Did you know that 3.6 million older people in the UK live alone? Two million of these people are over the age of 75. As data shows and is the case, the loneliness of older people in the UK is continuing to rise.
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4 qualities that make a great carer

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
You may be trying to decide if a career in care is right for you. A job in this industry is very much a vocation and this is what will make you suited to this career. A strong desire and to be drawn to something like caring for others can’t be taught.
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The Benjamin Foundation www.benjaminfoundation.co.uk is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. They do...
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In the modern working world it is far too common for individuals to wonder what it is they can offer businesses, but...
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Kare Plus have a huge variety of services available depending on your needs. Whether full-time care is required, or if respite care is required every now and again, we have a team of specialist carers available to suit your needs. Here are the services that Kare Plus provides, and what each one of them entails.
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At Kare Plus, we are passionate about providing appropriate, person-centred care to our customers. All those who are cared for by Kare Plus have a personalised care plan to make sure that we are adhering to and fulfilling their needs.
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Age related memory loss vs dementia

Monday, February 25th, 2019
Most of us can think of a time where we couldn’t remember something. Many of us have lost keys or forgotten someone’s name. As this continues later in life we can sometimes wonder if these misplaced thoughts are something to worry about. It’s important to know the difference between forgetfulness that is inevitable and symptoms that may indicate a more serious cognitive problem.
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Managing Stress & Anxiety

Monday, February 18th, 2019
Many people get stressed from time to time, however as we age it can become harder to handle. Your fitness and lung capacity can deteriorate as you get older, and this can cause more stress and anxiety as it is harder for you to get around.
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Finding a position with Kare Plus

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Looking for a career in care? Unsure on where to start? This blog may just provide the help you need. At Kare Plus, we are often asked about the skills needed to begin a career in healthcare. If you’re interested in a homecare position, your previous background and skills aren’t as important as if you are interested in helping people within your community, then a career in healthcare could be for you. There are lots of routes into a career in this sector.
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Time to Talk Day 2019

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
On It’s Time To Talk Day, we want to help those that may not have someone to talk to. There are countless...
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Keep Talking About Mental Health

Monday, February 4th, 2019
Time to Talk Day is all about making sure that we’re talking about mental health. Time to Talk Day 2019 is on February 7th and it is about looking at what it takes to start a conversation about mental health.
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Different people require different things, so depending on what is best for you or your loved one, one may be preferable to the other. When considering care, it is important to look into all of the options in detail, so you can make a well-informed and appropriate decision.
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Don’t let Blue Monday get you down

Monday, January 21st, 2019
Over the past few years, the third Monday of January has been given the title of ‘Blue Monday’. It has been labelled as the most depressing day of the year - bills start to pile up and you really start to notice the bad weather. Despite this title, you definitely shouldn’t let it have an impact on your health and wellbeing.
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National Hug Day - Monday 21st January

Monday, January 21st, 2019
Today is National Hug Day! While the act of hugging feels great, there are some unseen benefits associated with...
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We all have times when we forget something, and our mind goes blank. Stress and tiredness are very much contributing factors to these moments where our recall is not as quick as it usually is. The Alzheimer’s Society says that keeping your mind active is likely to reduce your risk of dementia
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Looking to start the New Year a little differently? Want to work in an industry completely different to the one you may...
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At this time of year, we can often find ourselves ready to start something new. After indulging at Christmas, the new year is a great time to start taking your health and well being into consideration to be ready for the year ahead.
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With Christmas out of the way, this is the perfect time to consider how you want your 2019 to begin. The new year...
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Each January, numerous individuals across the United Kingdom try to stop their consumption of alcohol for an entire...
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Many of us have moved around during our lives, some of us too many times to be able to count. Moving can be a stressful...
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As a person working in any profession that requires you to work over Christmas, the rest of the world thank you....
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Christmas is a busy and demanding time of year, and so many things can be disrupted by the change of pace that Christmas brings. The pressure to socialise is overwhelming and overindulging in food or drink can have an impact on more than just your bank balance.
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Buying presents for your loved ones and family members is often an enjoyable experience, especially at this time of the...
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How to change your lifestyle & age well

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
As we age, lots of simple tasks seem to become that little bit harder. In this blog, we will outline how small changes to your lifestyle can make a big impact and help you to get the most out of life. According to BAPEN, 1.3 million people over the age of 65 in the UK are malnourished. The detection, prevention and treatment of malnutrition can really help in the long run.
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Safety and security is the most important thing when you are living alone. If you are concerned, don’t worry, preparing your house for ageing doesn’t necessarily need a costly renovation. Below we outline some tips and changes you or your loved one can make, in order to ensure your home is safe as you age.
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5 Must Have Items for Homecarers this Winter

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
It's the time of the year when we all need to be a little more careful when travelling. As the nights get darker...
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What is sundowning & how to deal with it

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
Sundowning is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia that is also known as late-day confusion. Now that the dark nights are upon us, this issue is more prevalent than ever. Sundowning is a term for when confusion worsens in the late afternoon and evening. 20% of those with Alzheimers display signs of this.
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Keeping Yourself Safe on Shift

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Community healthcare workers are very important members of the healthcare industry. Keeping safe whilst on the road is vital to ensure a happy employee! This blog includes ways in which you can keep yourself safe when you are working out in the community.
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Keeping safe this Halloween

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Halloween is a fun time of year for most of us, but spare a thought for those are alone in their homes, possibly confused or feeling vulnerable.
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7 ways you can prepare for the cold weather

Friday, October 26th, 2018
With winter just around the corner, it is a good time to start thinking about preparing for the cold weather.
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Have you had your flu jab yet?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
As a healthcare worker, you are entitled to have a free flu jab - have you had yours yet?
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On World Mental Health Day, we detail the services and support that Kare Plus provides across the UK.
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Kare Plus can help you cover the cost of Christmas this year with flexible shifts that suit your availability.
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Win 2 tickets to this years' Horse of Year Show!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Kare Plus is proudly sponsoring "The World’s Most Famous Horse Show", HOYS for the sixth year running,...
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If you’re thinking about becoming a caregiver but are having some doubts, we’ve shared the most common misconceptions about the role of a caregiver to help debunk the stigma surrounding the job.
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National Dementia Carers Day

Friday, September 7th, 2018
Now in its fourth year, National Dementia Carers Day will take place on the 9th of September 2018. The day aims to highlight the huge number of informal and family carers who provide innovative and compassionate support for relatives with dementia every day.
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Have you just gone back to University and looking for work? Kare Plus can help.
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6 tips for starting a nursing degree

Friday, August 24th, 2018
We’ve gathered some of our top tips on how you can get the most out of your nursing degree as well as how you can maximise your potential.
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Why homecare matters

Friday, August 24th, 2018
For many of us, remaining in our own home when we grow old is a must. However, when everyday tasks such as going...
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Intergenerational care is the practice of bringing the young and elderly together by introducing nurseries and care homes to one another.
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Research has found that a simple eye test could predict who is at the most risk of developing dementia.
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Whether you love them or hate them, stroking or cuddling a cat can have a positive effect on your mental health and is why they are often used in assistive therapy sessions.
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Due to the nature of work in the healthcare industry, the general perception of self-care can often be construed as selfish, or as something that can be taken care of outside of work.
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8 tips for staying cool in the hot weather

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Despite a brief respite from the heat, much of the UK is still experiencing its longest spell of hot weather since 1976.
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As our parents age, it’s only natural that their physical and mental health will deteriorate slowly over time. For some, it can be difficult to cope with these changes and asking for help can feel too much of a burden to place on their family.
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7 time management tips for busy nurses

Friday, July 13th, 2018
Being a nurse is an important, yet extremely busy job. If you are newly qualified, work on the ward can feel overwhelming at times, but the following simple time management tips can help you to get more done.
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As the NHS is 70 years old on the 5th of July we thought we would take the opportunity to look back at the achievements it’s made over the past seven decades.
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When choosing a homecare provider, it is important that you evaluate the quality of care which will be received.
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In need of extra money this summer? Kare Plus can help!
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The 11th to the 17th of June is Carers Week, an annual campaign aimed to raised awareness of unpaid carers and the challenges they face.
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When working in the healthcare industry, it is important to have the required skills to make sure high-quality care is being delivered at all times. That’s why, at Kare Plus, we provide ongoing healthcare training and continued professional development to all our staff.
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We share ways in which assistive technology has been helping Dementia Patients and their carers.
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When you are working as a nurse at Kare Plus, we will be there for you every step of the way to ensure revalidation is as stress-free as possible.
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Effective ways to manage stress at work

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
If stress at work is making you feel like you can no longer cope, it’s important to learn ways to help control this. Our blog highlights 5 tips to help you manage stress at work.
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April is national pet month! Owning a pet is very rewarding especially if yours provides therapy to help people recover from and cope with health problems. Find out more in our latest blog.
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As it’s World Parkinson’s Day today, we share how the treatment for the disease has changed over the years.
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Mental health is one of the biggest issues faced in the workplace today, that’s why we’ve shared a few tips to help you look after your mental health at work.
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Common myths and facts about mental illness

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
We’ve shared the most common misconceptions about mental illness to help distinguish between the myths and facts about mental illness.
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Top 7 tips for surviving your night shift!

Thursday, March 15th, 2018
We’ve shared our 7 top tips on how you can survive your night shift.
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Kare Plus and Dementia Friends

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
Kare Plus is a supporter of Dementia Friends, an initiative set up by the Alzheimer's Society to educate us and change the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about Dementia. Find out how you can support the initiative here!
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4 Quick and easy snacks for healthcare workers

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
We crave sugar when we need an energy boost. However, a lot of sugars we eat don’t provide us with the slow release energy our bodies require. Here are our four top quick and easy snacks to keep you on your feet.
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Are you fed up of your day to day work routine? Do you want a career you love & feel passionate about? Join Kare Plus and fall in love with your job again!
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6 Top Tips For The First Day At Your New Job!

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Starting a new job doesn’t have to be daunting. Here we share our 6 top tips for your first day at your new job.
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Time to Talk Day – How can you get involved?

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Today is Time To Talk Day, a national event dedicated to discussing mental health openly. Find out how you can get involved here.
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Healthcare is a great industry to work in with multiple opportunities available regardless of a person’s experience, location or their age. Barbara Needham, a 72-year-old Community Care Worker in the Cheshire proves just this!
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One of the problems being faced surrounding mental health is its stigma. Culturally, we still don’t know how to talk about mental health in positive and healthy way. So, what can we do to help fight this stigma?
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The Aussie Flu outbreak has recently been consuming the media, but what can you do to protect yourself from this?
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Kare Plus is changing!

Thursday, January 11th, 2018
From the 11th of January, the way we recruit Healthcare Assistants is changing. Instead of the current 6 months experience within the last 2 years, we are now recruiting HCAs with a minimum of 3 months experience within the last 5 years!
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Homecare is a great place to start if you are looking to get into the care industry. So, whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional, here are 6 top tips to give you a helping hand.
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Mental Health problems don’t disappear over the festive period, they can often get worse. There are many campaigns and charities set up to help people with mental ill health so, no one needs to suffer alone. Many of the following advice lines are available all over the festive season.
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Coming together during the Festive Season.

Monday, December 4th, 2017
Togetherness is being talked about more than ever, and it’s great to see this year’s festive adverts focusing on this!
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Struggling to find the right gift for a healthcare professional in your life? This list might just be able to help.
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Can dogs really sense illness in humans?

Monday, November 20th, 2017
Dogs make excellent companions, but did you know that some breeds can have a sixth-sense for many common illnesses?
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These 5 Government funded schemes aim to help those most at risk during winter.
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With Winter upon us, now is the perfect time for healthcare professionals to utilise their free flu jab!
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Our deep understanding of the human body has helped pave the way for modern medicine, but it wasn’t always that way.
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Mobile applications are revolutionising how those living with a disability access support
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5 relaxing herbs that can be used in hot drinks

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
We've used them for thousands of years, but did you know that many common herbs actually have relaxing effects?
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7 ways to avoid colds this winter

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
With the cold weather and winter months approaching, you may be expecting the first cold of the season to arrive any day- but it doesn’t have to be a guaranteed event each year!
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On World Sight Day, we ask, is a lack of sunlight changing the way our eyes work and develop?
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How podiatry can help you and your feet

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
Podiatry is the study of foot care and medicine that dates as far back as the Ancient-Egyptian period.
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Andy Smith, a male carer at Kare Plus Norwich, has been working in healthcare for over 17 years. Find out more about him in our interview.
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Kare Plus can help you cover the cost of Christmas this year with flexible shifts that suit your availability.
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We recently spoke to DJ Casey Dude, a young man showing the world that people aren't restricted by learning disabilities.
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Are pets changing the way we treat autism?

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
The support and comfort that pets can offer is changing the lives of those diagnosed with autism.
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Are villages the future of dementia care?

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
As the number of people diagnosed with dementia increases, we ask, are villages the future of dementia care?
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Win Horse of the Year Show tickets

Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Kare Plus is proudly sponsoring "The World’s Most Famous Horse Show", HOYS for the...
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Four ways you can learn sign language

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
British Sign Language is a vital form of communication, which is why it so surprising that only 0.01% of the population can use it.
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A new breakthrough cancer treatment has been given given approval for use in the USA
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Signs of mental disorders

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Some of the most common ways mental health can present itself are depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Here we’ve summarised some of the symptoms for each.
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Have you just gone back to University and looking for work? Kare Plus can help.
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Staying safe and healthy on holiday

Monday, August 21st, 2017
Are you going on holiday soon? Here are some great tips to keep you safe and healthy.
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How was Alzheimer's discovered?

Friday, August 18th, 2017
It has been over 100 years since Alzheimer's was discovered, but do you know how?
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The number of dementia cases is growing year-on-year so it's vital that we learn to support those diagnosed living with it.
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Spices make food taste better but they are also great for improving health. Read our blog to find out more.
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Simple ways to stay mentally active

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Here are some simple ways that you can keep your mind active at any age.
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A recent study found dementia causing proteins in the brains of chimps.
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You don't just have to go to the gym to exercise, use these simple activities to stay physically active.
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A new type of laser treatment could see memories returned to those living with dementia.
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Want to make yourself more employable? You'll be hired in no time if you follow these simple tips.
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A specially designed harness controlled by artificial intelligence is helping stroke patients learn to walk again
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The youngest ever recipient of a double hand transplant recently played baseball for the first time in his life!
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Stressful experiences linked to dementia

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Scientists have found a link between stressful life events and an increased risk of dementia - read the blog to find out more
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Struggling to sleep before a night shift? These tips might just help you doze off.
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Find out all you need to know about sunscreen in our blog, you might be surprised.
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Do you want to earn some extra money over the summer period? Kare Plus can help you find the perfect position to fit your needs.
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A new skin patch could eradicate the use of needles, completely changing the way vaccines are administered.
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Listening to music is an awesome experience, but did you know that it benefits you physically and mentally?
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The Cavell Nurses Trust Awards is an annual event that celebrates the hard work of nurses and healthcare professionals.
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Medicine sure has progressed in recent years, but can you believe that some of these practices were once commonplace?
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We love music here at Kare Plus, so much so that we rarely turn down the opportunity to have a good chinwag about it....
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A new restaurant in Japan is hiring a different kind of Waiting team.
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The delivery of unpaid care is vital to the fabric of our society, but what if there were no carers?
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If you care for a friend or a relative, it is important that you know what support is available to you.
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New research could potentially lead to a cure that permanently stops allergic reactions.
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4 historical figures that volunteered

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Volunteering is normal part of modern life, but it wasn't that different a few hundred years ago either.
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Mattel are using Barbie and YouTube to talk to children and teenagers about dealing with depression.
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The human body is a weird and wonderful thing, and there are some facts that sound truly make believe!
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Eczema affects 15-30% of all children in the UK, but a cure could be just around the corner!
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Could home care be your way into the healthcare industry? We've listed five reasons why it's a great starting point.
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A specially created micro-chip and sleeve device have returned function to a paralysed man's arm.
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Do you know the signs of breast cancer?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
Do you know what the signs of breast cancer are? This handy image will teach you what to look out for.
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We recently spoke to Joey, a YouTuber that's documenting his mother's dementia in a weekly video series.
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A protein found in breast milk may hold the cure for stomach cancer, potentially eliminating the need for dangerous treatments.
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Ever wondered if you could learn sign language? Here's 4 ways you can learn British Sign Language.
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Mental health is something that affects every single person on the planet.
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Five reasons why nurses are awesome

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
No one is going to argue that nurses aren't awesome, but we have listed some of the specific reasons why.
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Five ways to improve your sleep

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
As the Dalai Lama once said: "Sleep is the best meditation".
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Five health benefits of having a pet

Friday, April 28th, 2017
Pets are a great source of companionship, but did you know that they also benefit our health?
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Healthcare is one of the best industries you can choose to work in and we've listed five reasons that might just persuade you to join!
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A cancer curing drug along with a drug used to treat depression may be used as potential dementia cure.
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Top futuristic healthcare innovations

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
The future of healthcare technology is exciting, we've listed 4 reasons why in our blog!
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Considering it's Easter weekend, we want to make everyone feel a little bit better about all the chocolate they are eating
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What the future holds for Parkinson's

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
During Parkinson's Awareness Week we have collated some of the most promising future cures.
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Alzheimer's could soon be treated through a special ultrasound scan
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The classic video game Tetris has been proven to help reduce the chances of developing PTSD after an accident.
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The classic children's TV show will introduce a new autistic character during an upcoming episode.
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5 interesting facts about Red Nose Day

Friday, March 24th, 2017
We've found 5 interesting Red Nose Day facts for you, on Red Nose Day. What are the chances?
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Kare Plus Norwich's Vicky Lee has had an adventurous six months working with Kare Plus, from skydiving to walking a red carpet.
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Nursing is one of the most important roles in healthcare, so we've detailed how you can become a part of it.
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Children that spend more time in front of the television are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
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We recently spoke to the former Paralympic gold medalist, Mark Colbourne MBE, on the difficulties that disabled people face.
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Enter our latest competition to design our Kare Plus Mascot!
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Scientists have found that having diabetes can lead to a higher chance of developing Alzheimer's later in life.
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Carers Week 2017 - Pledge your support now

Monday, February 27th, 2017
Carers Week will take place from the 12th-18th of June, read the blog to find out how you can get involved.
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Five ways to become a HCA

Monday, February 20th, 2017
Healthcare Assistants are an invaluable part of the healthcare industry, so we've listed five ways you can become one.
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Virgin plan to offer autism friendly holidays

Friday, February 17th, 2017
Virgin will soon offer autism friendly flights and holiday destinations to its customers.
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Alzheimer's Society have launched a new service aimed at matching volunteers with those diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
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"What music proves is that we don’t just disappear into nothing as the brain disintegrates, a person is still there"
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World Cancer Day: 5 key cancer charities

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Today is World Cancer Day, so we've collated a list of some excellent charities you can get involved with.
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A groundbreaking form of technology has allowed patients diagnosed with locked-in syndrome to communicate for the first time.
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Today is Time To Talk Day, a national event dedicated to discussing mental health openly. Find out how you can get involved in our blog.
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Scientists have built Artificial Intelligence capable of distinguishing the different forms of skin cancer, it is hoped that this could result in more streamlined tests.
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TV shows can do a great job of conveying the healthcare industry, but they often end up twisting reality. Here's 5 actions that TV doctors don’t do in real life
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Each year the Cavell Nurses' Trust awards students with funding for a trip to study abroad, have you entered yet?
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7 super powers that all nurses need

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
We all want super hero abilities, but which powers would be most beneficial to nurses? We list the top 7.
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If you want to enter the healthcare industry, homecare could be the answer.
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Working as an agency nurse will give you the chance to enhance your career and increase your income at the same time.
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A new study has found that a third of all autism cases are caused by one protein, marking a considerable step forward for research.
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Five reasons to become an agency HCA

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
Kare Plus Healthcare Assistants benefit from flexible working hours and competitive pay rates, read the blog to find out more.
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New Year, New Career?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
It's a New Year, so why not try a new career. Flexible working hours and weekly pay are just a few benefits of working with Kare Plus.
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5 last minute gift ideas for nurses

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
Are you buying gifts for a nurse and struggling for ideas? We've listed 5 last minute presents and included Amazon links.
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The 5 best medical TV Shows

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
TV shows can give us an insight into the medical world that is hard to get anywhere else, here's 5 of the best medical TV shows.
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Nursing is now the most trusted profession in the United Kingdom, according to a new study.
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Kare Plus Christmas Hamper Competition

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Find out how you can enter this fantastic competition, and be in for a chance to win a luxury Christmas Hamper.
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A new study has found that Parkinson's is linked to bacteria present in the stomach.
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Katy Hartley: A HCA's Story

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Hi, I'm Katy Hartley and this is my story as a HCA. I enjoy my job even though there are very tough moments and delicate situations.
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A new study involving the hormone testosterone may hold the key to beating prostate cancer.
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Volunteering is an incredibly rewarding experience, here are five ways you can volunteer on International Volunteer Day.
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Disabilities do not define people, here are 5 famous people that never let their disabilities hold them back.
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We take a look at the project that hopes to help dementia sufferers through the power of music
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Are you taking part in ITV's One Million Minutes?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
ITV are tackling loneliness in their newest online campaign.
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A new specially designed game may reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer's by half.
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Unpaid care workers are vital to both the NHS and our country, but many don't receive the support they are entitled to.
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We speak to Alex Smale, the man behind Dementia VR. A project bringing inaccessible worlds to those living with Dementia.
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A game designed to collect Dementia research reaches the six month mark and 2.5 million players
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Santa forgets Christmas in the new Alzheimer's Research UK advert featuring Stephen Fry
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New scientific research has managed to return the partial use of a paralysed monkey's leg
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Today is World Diabetes Day, a condition that is incurable once diagnosed but preventable with the right diet and exercise.
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Popular TV Soap, Emmerdale has teamed up with Alzheimer's Society and MHA to create one-off episode highlighting the plight of dementia sufferers.
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Recognising Loneliness

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
3.9 million older people recognise TV as their main source of company, but many 18-34 year olds consider themselves lonely too.
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Live Q&A with Kare Plus Clinical Lead Nurse

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Join the Kare Plus Clinical Lead for a live Q&A. where she'll talk about revalidation and nursing in general.
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Win VIP tickets to the Brit Awards!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Share a selfie with Kare Plus and you could win VIP Brit Award tickets!
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As it's the eve of Halloween, we've compiled some of the most squeamish and gruesome medical cures.
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A new university led study hopes to help children with autism by educating their parents.
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Cavell Nurses' Trust has posted a report on the welfare of healthcare professionals within the United Kingdom
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How should you check your breasts?

Friday, October 21st, 2016
Less than half of all women in the UK regularly check their breasts, here's a short guide on how and when you should do it.
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Finding A Cure - Cancer

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
Cancer research has come along way in the past twenty years, but what about the future? We take a look at the future cures that could potentially change the way we treat cancer.
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We recently got the chance to interview one of our healthcare assistants on why she loves working for Kare Plus
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Cavell Nurses’ Trust Wreath Laying

Monday, October 17th, 2016
101 years after Edith Cavell's execution, we attended the annual wreath laying in her memory.
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Design our Christmas Card and you could be in with a chance of winning a £100 Argos voucher!
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A new drug being tested has shown signs of halting Alzheimer's disease
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4 Famous Male Nurses

Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Male nurses are an important part of the nursing profession so we decided to list some of the most influential.
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Today is World Cerebral Palsy day, a condition that affects 17 million people globally. We ask, what is it?
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Kare Plus' Projects Manager Tess recently partied down with some of our supported living customers.
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HIV may be curable in the near future thanks to a new set of experiments conducted by several universities
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Do you #LoveToNurse ?

Friday, September 9th, 2016
We want to hear from nurses across the country, why do you #lovetonurse ?
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Men in healthcare infograph

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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What is Cavell Nurses' Trust, and how can you get involved with their efforts?
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Win Horse of the Year Show tickets

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
As proud sponsors of this year's HOYS, we have two Premium Ringside tickers to give away.
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Can iPads detect Autism?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Allowing children to play on iPads could be the latest Autism diagnosis tool, with an amazing 93% accuracy.
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Healthy eating can make those 12 hour shifts less harsh on the body.
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With the Paralympics underway, we take a look at mental health in the world of athletics
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Level 2 heat warning issued across the UK

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
The UK is expecting a heatwave this week, so make sure you're prepared.
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Busy blankets are a great tool for those living with dementia.
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Civil rights and the disabled

Monday, September 12th, 2016
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New test could revolutionise cancer diagnostics

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
A new test could revolutionise the way a rare cancer is diagnosed, with the potential to help diagnose other forms of cancer.
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We are proud to partner with singer-songwriter, Harry Gardner and his new song for Alzheimer's.
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5 groundbreaking medical breakthroughs

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Medical science is always progressing, but it's important to take stock of what we have accomplished in the past. Here's 5 groundbreaking medical breakthroughs.
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With the kids going back to school for a new year, why don't you take the opportunity for a fresh start too?
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A 15 year old autistic boy has a great birthday thanks to the kindness of strangers on the internet.
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Alzheimer's affects over 850,000 people in the United Kingdom, but it could soon be cured thanks to a new drug.
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Your online profile can play a vital role in recruitment, here's some tips to make sure it isn't putting potential employers off
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4 of the world's most iconic hospitals

Friday, August 26th, 2016
Take a look into some of the world's most iconic hospitals and healthcare settings.
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A new eye test could lead to early Parkinson's diagnosis, potentially making the disease more manageable.
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Healthcare Assistants are an essential part of the healthcare industry, we explain why.
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New phone specifically designed for those with limited mobility, allows people to use their eye movements.
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The elderly have seen it all, here at Kare Plus we think we should celebrate Senior Citizens Day too.
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Today is World Photography Day, there are many famous nurses throughout history, but what do they look like? Here's 5 photos of famous nurses
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Why is our logo missing letters?

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Each year 200,000 litres of blood are required by the NHS, we want to help them meet this quota.
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5 ways to settle into your new healthcare role

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Starting a new role in healthcare can be a daunting task, here's some tips to help you settle in.
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A drug commonly used for menstruation pain may hold information on curing Alzheimer's disease.
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Your social media account is an online collection of all your thoughts and musings, make sure you're not putting yourself at risk.
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We all know that the healthcare industry is a demanding place, but this just means the people that are working within it are awesome.
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Every 4 years the world’s biggest sporting event dominates the media and this year’s event is no...
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12 hour shifts can take it out of you and it can often be hard to switch off after work. Here's 5 tips to help you wind down at the end of a long day.
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World Breastfeeding Week is about raising awareness for the benefits that breastfeeding, but it's important not to forget why people choose bottle feeding! Here's 5 benefits of bottle feeding.
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World Breastfeeding Week is about raising awareness for the benefits that breastfeeding can give both the baby and the...
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There’s no doubt that working in healthcare can often be a strenuous affair - from challenging patients...
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Two years ago the Ice Bucket campaign swept the world; people were throwing Icy cold water down themselves for the sake...
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Dementia is a common disease among the elderly, and since it’s discovery, it’s been known as an incurable...
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Supported Living Chester Zoo Visit

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
Some of our supported living customers in Wolverhampton recently got the chance to visit Chester Zoo, Kare Plus staff...
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Nursing Now And Then: Technology

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Technology has come on leaps and bounds in the last few decades, changing the face of nursing drastically since 1950. Read our Nursing Now and Then blog to find out how.
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Supported Living is one of the most important services that Kare Plus provides, it gives those with disabilities the...
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With summer in full swing, we don't want to see any nurses facing visit to fainting season. So read our top tips to keep cool and hydrated on the ward this summer.
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A recent trend has seen large chain shopping centres holding silent hours for those living with autism. This means they...
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With the weather acting liking an unruly, unpredictable child, it’s hard to know if we’re going to have...
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Pokemon Go hasn’t been officially released in the UK yet, but that hasn’t stopped  the eager majority...
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VR Technology is currently having somewhat of a resurgence. There are several new VR headsets set to release in the...
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Alzheimer’s Research UK and VR specialists have created an Android-exclusive VR app called A Walk Through...
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The BBC recently reported that there has been a rise in malignant melanoma cases in the elderly. Over 900 people over...
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5 Common Misconceptions of Autism

Friday, July 1st, 2016
Kare Plus supports many customers living with developmental disabilities, so  our team understands the...
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We would like to congratulate Tracey on her progress since joining the Kare Plus Supported Living service. Tracey...
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It’s commonly known that Alzheimer’s is more prevalent in people over the age of 60; the risk of...
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A series of comic books written by the father of a ten-year-old girl born with spina bifida have been snapped up by...
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The chances are we will all one day need care - be that palliative care, supported living or even traditional home care...
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Dementia is an often misunderstood cognitive disorder. Many people know what it is, but not what it does. Dementia...
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The British are renowned for having a stiff upper lip; it’s one of our many stereotypical traits that are known...
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Currently, there are 1,100,000 chronically lonely individuals over the age of 65 in the UK; a shocking statistic that...
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“It was my mum that got me into the healthcare industry when she became a nurse. If we could all be like her,...
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Deadline Extended until 19th June   It's international Carers Week and Kare Plus wants to say a...
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Carers Week is now just around the corner: An annual international event celebrating the outstanding work carers do to...
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Last Friday evening saw Kare Plus attend the National Care Awards with two of our network’s team members...
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Following the success of two Kare Plus domiciliary team members in the regional rounds of the Great British Care Awards...
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Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 is all about relationships; how we should manage them, why we should invest time in...
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Each day 690,000 nurses in the UK (and hundreds of thousands more worldwide) look after their patients with...
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55.3 million people die each year worldwide, yet only 4% of those who die in acute hospital settings have an advanced...
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Healthcare professional in the Sussex area? Want to pick up extra shifts and earn more money? The whole Kare Plus...
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When Kare Plus Support Living was set-up two years ago, it was created to help bring independence to individuals like...
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Disabled Access Day four times bigger in 2016

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Back in March, Kare Plus took great pride in supporting Disabled Access Day - and we were by no means alone in doing...
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Stress Awareness Month: It's OK to say no

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
Does too much to do and too little time sound familiar?  If so, you may want to take a step back and start making...
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Stress Awareness Month: Talk to Someone

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
When you’re feeling down, it is all too easy to let your thoughts take over. When this happens you can often...
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Stress Awareness Month: Get more sleep

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
The link between stress and sleep is very strong. Unfortunately it is also very contradictory. Sleep is essential for...
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Ever heard the phrase “just an agency nurse”? Well Kare Plus nurses are so much more than that. Our nurses...
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Working as an agency nurse, be it full time or casually, is sometimes perceived to be a risky career choice and not the...
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It’s no secret that regular exercise is good for you. Not only does it improve your physical fitness levels and...
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Each year, the World Health Organisation selects an area of global health concern that it feels requires further...
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Avoiding, or at very least cutting down, on caffeine, alcohol and nicotine can help reduce your stress levels. Aside...
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New research has discovered the deletion of certain underused brain cells throughout life contributes to the onset of...
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It’s no secret that life in the healthcare industry can be a stressful job – regularly featuring amongst...
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In the first ever study of its kind, two English universities have earned themselves top ten spots in the world for...
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The NMC has announced its registration fee will be payable in quarterly instalments and be partially refunded if nurses...
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Epilepsy is not, as such, one condition. It is the name of the condition given to anyone who suffers from seizures of...
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Epilepsy was high on the agenda at this year’s RCM Awards with two of the national trophies going to those who...
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A survey conducted by the Nursing Times has highlighted the biggest concerns nurses and midwives have regarding the...
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Nurse and midwives who admit to mistakes they have made during practice will be given less severe sanctions when their...
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The first 16,000 nurses to go through revalidation are reporting their experience, so far, has been straightforward,...
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“Disabled access has always been about helping people with physical disabilities overcome the problems they...
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Kare Plus Easter Hamper Competition

Thursday, March 10th, 2016
Our Nurses and Carers aim to deliver the highest possible standard of care, ensuring independence and quality of life...
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Where to go on Disabled Access Day 2016?

Thursday, March 10th, 2016
In just its second year, Disabled Access Day has over 240 official events all over the UK this Saturday 12th...
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Working nights can be an arduous affair in any industry, but for over-stretched nurses with people’s wellbeing in...
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Internationally, 78% of the healthcare workforce is made up of women and 91% of nurses in the UK are female. However, a...
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NHS England is set to revive its workforce with a £600m pot of funding to improve the health and wellbeing of its...
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Despite large numbers of nurses predicted to leave the profession when revalidation comes into effect in April, the...
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It's that time of year again when mothers all over the country are having a lie-in, getting served breakfast in...
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Why the 6Cs prove nurses are awesome

Monday, February 29th, 2016
Nurses are the backbone of healthcare industry. The NHS alone employs more of them than any other healthcare...
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When 38-year-old Precious Howell decided to become a nurse in 2010, she spent three years at University as a mature...
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Many student nurses regularly find themselves working fulltime, unpaid placements, leaving little time to earn much...
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If words are the limited language of my mind, music is the limitless calling of my soul - Frank Fitzpatrick There is a...
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4 ways to avoid stress as a care worker

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
Being a carer and working for a care agency isn’t an ordinary job. Not only is it a 24/7 job physically, it’s also...
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Thousands of carers needed for disabled

Monday, February 22nd, 2016
In order to fulfill the NHS’ Transforming Care program, an extra 10,000 trained learning disability carers are...
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Over 50% of NHS Trust finance directors have admitted they feel the standard of care has fallen in their area. This is...
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15 Random Act of Kindness Week ideas

Thursday, March 24th, 2016
All this week it is Random Act of Kindness Week. Defined as “a selfless act performed by a person or a group...
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The amount of retirees living longer in England has increased dramatically, according to a Public Health England...
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Do you know someone who has truly gone above and beyond in the past two years? Maybe they have had to care for an ill...
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A new GP service in Southend is to be rolled out in April that will only treat elderly patients in care homes. Similar...
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It will come as little surprise that loneliness and poor health often go hand-in-hand.
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World Cancer Day: We can. I can.

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Cancer is one of the world’s biggest killers; each year it kills 8.2 million people. Because of this, World...
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The strain on mental health professionals within the NHS has increased drastically due to a sharp decrease in the...
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In just 3 months time, nearly 5% of the UK’s nursing workforce is to undergo the NMC’s new revalidation...
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Dementia comes in many forms: Alzheimer’s, Lewy Bodies, Parkinson’s and Vascular Dementia to name just a...
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Britain’s spending on healthcare is now amongst the bottom 3 of the EU’s original members, meaning...
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Dementia: Five questions about Vascular Dementia

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
There are 850,000 people suffering from dementia in the UK, affecting in 70% of all care home patients. These figures...
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Nurse Revalidation: Have you logged in yet?

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Nurse Revalidation gets underway in only a little over three months and still many  nurses and midwives have not...
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How would you feel if you were asked to take longer unpaid breaks each shift, when you already have to work for free...
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Dementia is an umbrella term describing the loss of cognitive mental ability due to the gradual loss of brain cells. It...
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Thousands of us have been there; living away from home at University for the first time, struggling for money, but...
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Student Nurse Bursary: What is going on?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
Debates regarding scrapping the student nurse bursary have been bubbling away for quite some time now, but over the...
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Almost daily new statistics are being released showing the shocking reality of the nursing and bed shortage that is set...
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