Social prescribing is a missed opportunity to help people into meaningful work

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Public Health | 0 comments

Social prescribing is missing an opportunity to help people with long-term health conditions into meaningful work, Work Foundation report finds. The new report from the Work Foundation – part of Lancaster University – promotes this in supporting clients with long-term health conditions back into meaningful work, arguing that the services need to play a far greater part in achieving this goal. Social Prescribing: A Pathway to Work? found that...

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Social listening research shows women and men talk differently online about cancer

Posted by on Feb 4, 2017 in Public Health | 0 comments

Breast cancer patients and prostate cancer patients talk very differently about their cancer online and receive significantly different levels of online support, according to social listening research* commissioned by Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe and published ahead of World Cancer Day on Saturday, 4th February. Based on this research, Teva has launched an online cancer portal called My Day (MyDay.eu.com) that aims to help cancer patients and...

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REVEALED! The ONLY effective non-drug treatment for dementia

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Public Health | 0 comments

A positive and established practice used to treat those with mild to moderate dementia called Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is being spearheaded by Dr Aimee Spector, a Clinical Psychologist and senior academic at University College London, who joins SweetTree Home Care Services as a senior consultant from April. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy has so far achieved positive outcomes for those with mild to moderate dementia. The results of Dr...

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“The social care shortfall is edging ever closer to a full blown crisis” – commentary from Nick Sanderson, CEO, Audley Retirement Villages

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Nick Sanderson, CEO, Audley Retirement Villages said: “The social care shortfall is edging ever closer to a full blown crisis and we now find ourselves in a situation where underfunding is at such a critical point, the quality of care itself is falling. It is right that we discuss the issues and focus on solutions that look at prevention as well as cure. Clearly people prefer to be at home as they age, rather than in a nursing or care home, no...

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Nearly half of UK workers “are too busy to exercise” – It’s time for employers to step in and make a difference

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Survey reveals that 46% of UK workers can’t fit exercise into their daily schedules. This is a particularly big problem for those aged between 25 and 34, with 52% claiming they do not have the time. The results are reflective of a wider problem of inactivity and sedentary living in the UK. Only 5% of Britons said their employer organises physical activity during working hours. Businesses can be doing more to encourage employees to get active –...

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