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The Everycare UK conference took place in September and welcomed the owners and management teams of all the Everycare offices across England, Scotland and Wales.
Everycare CEO Mary Cottrell led the conference where the teams discussed future plans, issues impacting on the care services offered by the group and proposed changes to the care industry going forward.
This annual event offers the business owners and management teams the opportunity to meet up together and share ideas and experiences within their own operations.
Our Everycare Rugby office is now under new management as new owners Kez and Nicole Chatha look to take this very successful office forward.
The couple are enthusiastic to see the care service in Rugby expand providing the very best quality of care to their existing and new clients. With a strong customer service background and a commitment to make a real difference to the care experience of their clients, they look forward to working within the Rugby community and enhancing the already excellent care service that the Everycare Rugby office already provides.
Everycare UK CEO Mary Cottrell commenting on the change said ” It’s great to welcome Nicole and Kez to the Everycare UK team. Their enthusiasm and drive to provide a great service to our clients in Rugby and the surrounding area is wonderful to see. I wish them every success in continuing to grow and develop the Everycare care services in Rugby.”
If you would like to discuss your existing care provision or if you are looking for a new care service then do not hesitate to contact them today.
People leaving work to care for someone are losing out on nearly £6,000 per year in income on average, new figures suggest.
More than 5 million people provide some form of unpaid care, according to the latest census figures, with 2 million doing so for more than 20 hours per week.
But taking time out from work to care for others means they face an effective penalty of almost £500 per month, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) estimated. This can rise to as high as £9,000 per year after six years of providing unpaid care, it said.
This is because most of these carers are unable to find other sources of income, with more than a quarter not receiving a pension, carers’ allowance or universal credit, the foundation found.
Abby Jitenda, of the JRF, said: “It’s not right that unpaid carers on low incomes are losing out on thousands of pounds, and being pushed into poverty as they can no longer work, while providing much-needed care that benefits us all.”
Earlier this year, Parliament passed the Carer’s Leave Act, which is designed to give unpaid carers one week of unpaid leave a year. However, Ms Jitenda added this did not go far enough to stop people from dropping out of work when care needs intensified.
For more information visit the Telegraph website.
Seeing friends regularly lowers dementia risk, study suggests
Being socially active in your fifties and sixties lowers the risk of developing dementia in later life, according to new research.
Academics at University College London found that someone who saw friends almost daily at the age of 60 was 12 per cent less likely to develop dementia than someone who only saw one or two friends every couple of months.
Having an active social life “at any age may well have a similar impact on reducing dementia risk”, according to the researchers.
Socialising promotes the use of memory and language, which could help minimise the effect of dementia, according to Professor Gill Livingston, a senior author of the report.
She added: “People who are socially engaged are exercising cognitive skills such as memory and language, which may help them to develop cognitive reserve – while it may not stop their brains from changing, cognitive reserve could help people cope better with the effects of age and delay any symptoms of dementia.
Read more by visiting The Independent website.