NHS Digital survey finds financial problems caused by caring linked to increased feelings of social isolation

Written by David Maxwell on . Posted in Care Homes, Creative Arts, Dementia, Health & Wellbeing, Latest News, Music, Products, Research, RSS Newsletter

A new survey of 55,700 carers published by NHS Digital found that almost 40% of carers who reported the most serious financial difficulties also felt socially isolated.

The Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England 2016-17 also found that:

  • 21% of carers surveyed have been providing unpaid care for over 20 years.
  • 71% of carers were extremely, very or quite satisfied with the support or services they received, compared to 13 per cent who were extremely, very or quite dissatisfied.
  • 90% of carers aged 85 and over (22,100) have caring responsibility for someone aged 75 or over.
  • Of all carers, 76% report ‘feeling tired’ and 64% report they experienced ‘disturbed sleep’ as a result of their caring role.
  • The average quality of life score for carers in England is 7.7 out of 12; carers who had a quality of life score lower than the national average are more likely to spend 50 hours a week or more on their caring responsibilities. The average quality of life score in the previous survey, in 2014-15, was 7.9. However, the population surveyed was different… to read more click on the following link

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/news/article/231/nhs_digital_survey_finds_financial_problems_caused_by_caring_linked_to_increased_feelings_of_social_isolation

New Grant Awarded to Pink Rooster

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We are delighted to have recently been awarded a Discovery Grant from the Santander Foundation to fund interactive music and sound therapy sessions, therefore addressing a growing social, health and well being challenge, to people living with dementia and other mental and physical barriers.

If you know of any groups or individuals that could benefit from our work please get in touch via our website contact page.

CFG launches new guide & checklist for small charities on preventing fraud

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The Small Charities Guide to Preventing Fraud

As Small Charities Week focuses attention on the excellent work of small charities, CFG launches its Counter Fraud Campaign and has produced free a guide and checklist for you to protect your charity and it’s assets from fraud.

 

To find out more click on the following link:

http://mailchi.mp/37b1ca477191/get-the-support-you-need-to-do-what-you-do-best-this-small-charities-week-1056881?e=cccb42c36a

Become A Member of Pink Rooster

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Would you or your organisation like to support our work by becoming members of Pink Rooster ?

If you would like to become a member of Pink Rooster (individual, voluntary group or third sector organisation, corporate member, statutory body or care facility) and take advantage of some great member benefits please register your interest and we will email you with more details.

For membership enquiries please email us at: info@pinkrooster.org

or

use the contact form on our website by clicking on the following link  www.pinkrooster.org  and select the ‘CONTACT’ tab on our home page

Pink Rooster – Sound Therapy

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We are now taking referrals and bookings for our new sound therapy sessions.

Our sessions are available for individuals and groups. If you would like more information on this exciting new service please contact us and we will be happy to provide more details.

Recent research has indicated that sound therapy can be an effective intervention for dementia patients, (as well as helping individuals and groups with varying mental and physical health issues) benefits include:

  • reduced anxiety, agitation and stress
  • reduced restlessness
  • increased appetite
  • improves attention span
  • eases chronic pain
  • improved verbal communication
  • treats depression
  • improved sleep patterns
  • promotes inner relaxation and well-being within people affected by dementia
  • can boost memory in early signs of Alzheimer’s

To find out more please call Andrea on  0780 682 7164

or

use our website contact form by clicking on the ‘Pink Rooster’ logo below and select the ‘CONTACT’ tab on our home page

Become A Member of Pink Rooster

Written by David Maxwell on . Posted in Care Homes, Creative Arts, Dementia, Health & Wellbeing, Latest News, Music, Products, Research, RSS Newsletter, Training

Would you or your organisation like to become members of Pink Rooster and help support our work and receive membership benefits?

If you would like to become a member of Pink Rooster (individual, voluntary group or third sector organisation, corporate member, statutory body or care facility) please register your interest and we will email you with details of membership fees and benefits.

For more information please email us at: info@pinkrooster.org

or

use the contact form on our website by clicking on the following link  www.pinkrooster.org  and select the ‘CONTACT’ tab on our home page

Sound Therapy For Dementia

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A New Service from Pink Rooster Available Now

We are delighted to welcome Sound Therapist Inga Liljestrom to Pink Rooster.  Inga is a fully qualified sound therapist and healer, studying and gaining her qualification through the Sound Healing Academy in Cornwall U.K.

Recent research has indicated that sound therapy can be an effective intervention for dementia patients, (as well as helping individuals and groups with varying mental and physical health issues) benefits include:

  • reduced agitation
  • increased appetite
  • improved verbal communication
  • treats depression
  • improved sleep
  • promotes relaxation and inner well-being within people affected by dementia

To find out more please call Andrea on  0780 682 7164

or

use our website contact form by clicking on the ‘Pink Rooster’ logo below and select the ‘CONTACT’ tab on our home page

 

 

Pink Rooster Simple Music Player Available Now On Amazon U.K.

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Our popular simple music player for dementia, is now available to purchase through our Amazon account.

Purchases can also still be made via our website store page at:   http://pinkrooster.org/store/music-player-for-dementia/

Click on the images below to go to our Amazon sales pages.

 

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    73 Palmerston Road
    Northampton
    Northamptonshire
    NN1 5EX

    0780 6827164
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