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Home Care Preferred wins a second award in July – Best UK Care Agency 2021

July 16, 2021 6:18 am

Home Care Preferred has won a second award in the space of one month. Global Health & Pharma announced on 15th July 2021 that Home Care Preferred was awarded Best UK Care Agency 2021. As in previous years Global Health & Pharma has endeavoured to ensure that only the most deserving are recognised. All nominees were judged on their merits with assessment centred around an extensive evaluation of skills and services on offer. Global Health & Pharma’s merit driven approach has brought much commendation throughout its use and allows their team to identify those most dedicated to demonstrating expertise and an unwavering commitment to excellence within their field. Home Care Preferred would like to thank GHP for the award and...


Happy National Doughnut Day!

June 1, 2018 3:05 pm

National Doughnut Day started in 1938 in Chicago as a tribute to The Salvation Army “Doughnut Lassies” who supported our troops on the front lines during World War I. It is celebrated annually on the first Friday in June. In 1917, The Salvation Army began a mission to provide spiritual and emotional support for U.S. soldiers fighting in France during WWI. About 250 volunteers traveled overseas and set up small huts located near the front lines where they could give soldiers clothes, supplies and, of course, baked goods. After discovering that serving baked goods would be difficult considering the conditions of the huts and the limited rations, two volunteers – Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance – began frying...

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Home Care Preferred Chooses Their Charity of The Year 2018

January 23, 2018 5:01 pm

This year, we will be fundraising for Headway – The Brain Injury Association. We have many upcoming events and challenges for you to take part in. We have chosen Headway as every 90 seconds, someone is admitted to hospital with a brain injury. Currently there are over 1 million people living with the long term effects if a brain injury in the UK. A brain injury can challenge every aspect of someone’s life- Walking, talking thinking & even feeling being some to name. The losses can be severe and permanent. For most, it can mean losing both the life you once lived and the person you once were. Headway help people to rebuild their lives, relearn lost skills and regain...


State of NHS Beats Brexit as Top Public Concern

February 15, 2017 12:26 pm

Approximately half of the British public views the NHS as the biggest issue facing the country (beating brexit) according the latest Ipsos MORI index. 49% of the public believe our National Health Service is the biggest concern blighting Britain, this is a 9% rise since the last survey was conducted in December – and highlights that concerns are are their highest level since 2003. The proportion who view the NHS as the country’s largest issue reigns supreme across a wide range of  demographic groups who were questioned, this view spiked amongst women (54%) and over 65s (55%). NHS is also the biggest issue across all social grade and age brackets, apart from those aged 55+ in the social grade ABC1...

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Loneliness commission launched in honour of murdered MP Jo Cox

February 8, 2017 9:52 am

A commission to combat loneliness has been launched in memory of the British MP Jo Cox. The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness has been set up to ask people in 2017 to take action to tackle loneliness in the UK. MPs, policy makers and organisations have come together to find ways to overcome loneliness felt by others, in the cross-party commission co-chaired by Conservative MP Seema Kennedy MP and Labour MP Rachel Reeves MP. The commission will work with campaigners including: Age UK, Carers UK, Royal Voluntary Service, The Silver Line, Independent Age, The Campaign to End Loneliness, Eden Project Communities, Action for Children, Refugee Action, The British Red Cross and Alzheimer’s Society – to combat loneliness. The commission’s website...

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David Cameron Appointed President of Leading Dementia Charity

January 30, 2017 4:06 pm

David Cameron has called for more funding for dementia, as he was announced as the new president of Alzheimer’s Research UK. The former prime minister said there should be a more open discussion around dementia, which must not be written off as “an inevitability of later life”. Writing in The Times he said dementia funding was too far behind cancer research and stroke research. He quit as prime minister and then left Parliament after the EU referendum. He has already taken on a role with the National Citizen Service. On his latest position, Mr Cameron said: “We must win the battle for priorities. “Cancer research and stroke research deserve all their funding – but dementia shouldn’t be so far behind.”...

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NHS to Provide Bionic Eyes

December 22, 2016 11:21 am

10 patients with an inherited form of blindness with be given ‘bionic eyes’ courtesy of the NHS. The bionic eye is a retinal implant which interprets images captured by a miniature video camera worn on a pair of glasses. The treatment with start in 2017 with five patients being treated at Moorfields Eye Hospital and five at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. For one year they will be monitored to see how they get on in everyday life. Professor Paulo Stanga, from Manchester hospital, has been involved with ongoing trials of the Argus II Bionic Eye and is said to be delighted with this latest development. The bionic eye has made a life-changing impact in trials with retinitis pigmentosa patients. One...