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The Government has announced that COVID-19 testing will now be available to all home care workers presenting Coronavirus symptoms. While Health Secretary Matt Hancock declared that the NHS is still aiming to conduct 100,000 tests a day, the latest action plan released by the Department of Health and Social Care revealed that vulnerable individuals who rely on home care services will not be included.Read more...

Over one million people have now signed up to The Alzheimer's Society's groundbreaking 'Dementia Friends' initiative.

 
Dementia Friends
 
The programme originally launched two years ago, and it aims to educate the general public on what dementia is, how to spot the symptoms, and how to help those suffering from the illness, in order to eradicate the fear and isolation felt by many with the disease. The plan is working towards creating 'dementia friendly communities' with support networks across the country.
 
On Thursday 2nd October, Sova Healthcare teamed up with Rix House Care Home in Keighley, West Yorkshire (part of the Turning Point group), to host a Macmillan Coffee Morning.
 
Macmillan first started these events in 1990, and since then their annual coffee morning has raised over £113 million to become the world’s biggest such event. This year, Sova Healthcare and Rix House Care Home were happy to contribute to this great occasion. Both residents and staff thoroughly enjoyed the coffee morning and we raised a total of £121.21, which will be donated directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.
 
Sova Healthcare's Macmillan Coffee Morning
From left to right: Alastair Lodge, Paula Lodge (Project Worker), Jane Risdale (Project Worker), Rachael Shackleton (Project Worker) and Mark Downey enjoying Sova Healthcare's Macmillan Coffee Morning.