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Everycare Hillingdon in “Top 10 Agencies Awards 2015”

top-10-award-2015Everycare Hillingdon has been recognised by homecare.co.uk in the “Top 10 Agencies Awards 2015” which highlights the most recommended agencies in each region of the UK.

The Awards are based on over 3,000 recommendations received from clients and family / friends of clients during 2014. The recommendation score, as of 1st of February 2015,  is calculated using a combination of the number of recommendations and the average of each of the ratings. Agencies are excluded from the awards if they have not been compliant with their regulatory authority at any time since 1st January 2014.

The reward is evidence of Everycare Hillingdon’s excellent standard of care during the last 12 months and is a result of independent feedback from clients to the online home care recommendation website.

To view Everycare Hillingdon’s entry on the site and to read just some of the recommendations received from satisfied clients visit the homecare.co.uk website.

UK councils not paying fair price for care

Everycare UKJust one in seven councils in the UK is paying a “fair” price for home care for the elderly, according to a survey.

About 500,000 people rely on the support, which includes help with washing and dressing.

The UK Homecare Association poll of more than 200 councils found 28 paid a “minimum price” of £15.74 an hour.

This is the price the body, which represents the agencies that provide the home care for councils, believes reflects the national minimum wage.

The UKHCA warned if the squeeze on fees continued, the care sector would become “unsustainable”.

For more information on this story visit the BBC News website.

£300m+ is to be spent by the government on research into dementia

Personal Home Care ServicesDavid Cameron said an international dementia institute would be established in England over the next five years in a bid to make the UK a world leader for research and medical trials.

Some 1.3 million NHS workers will also receive additional training in how to care for people with dementia.

The PM said dementia was “one of the greatest challenges of our lifetime”.

There are approximately 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, with the number expected to hit a million within the next 10 years.

For more on this story visit the BBC website.

3 Carlton players picked for Scotland squad

Preston MommsenAs main sponsor to Carlton Cricket Club, Everycare Edinburgh is delighted to learn that three Carlton players have been named in the Scotland squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup to be held in New Zealand and Australia later this month and into March.

This will be the 11th Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March 2015. 14 teams will play 49 matches in 14 venues, with Australia staging 26 games at grounds in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney while New Zealand hosts 23 games in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington. The final match of the tournament will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Hamish GardinerThe Scots, pictured here in their Everycare shirts, will be captained by Carlton batsman, Preston Mommsen, and he will be joined by opener Hamish Gardiner and bowler Ali Evans, who first played cricket together for Carlton Juniors.

Preston, Hamish and Ali will also be joined in the Scotland party by another familiar face from Carlton’s ground at Grange Loan – ex player/coach Toby Bailey, who is the national squad’s analyst and fielding coach.

Everycare Edinburgh Managing Director, Martin Walker, said:

“We’re very pleased to be associated with Carlton Cricket Club, and it’s excellent news that 3 of their players have been selected – one of them as captain – for the Scottish squad. All of us at Everycare Edinburgh wish the entire team a massive “good luck” for all of their matches!”

Ali EvansFollowing a short trip to the United Arab Emirates, where Scotland is playing against Afghanistan and Ireland, the party will head south to take part in the biggest games of their careers, facing up to the likes of New Zealand, England and Australia.

India is the defending champion, having won the tournament in 2011 when it was held in the Indian subcontinent, defeating Sri Lanka in the finals by 6 wickets.

Cricket World Cup 2015 – Scotland fixtures:

February

17th      Scotland v New Zealand – Dunedin

23rd      Scotland v England – Christchurch

26th      Scotland v Afghanistan – Dunedin

March

5th        Scotland v Bangladesh – Nelson

11th        Scotland v Sri Lanka – Hobart

14th      Scotland v Australia – Hobart