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Third care home run by a company at the centre of allegations of abuse against vulnerable is to close
Arden Vale becomes third Castlebeck care home to close
A third care home run by a company at the centre of allegations of abuse against vulnerable patients is to close, it has been announced.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said Castlebeck had agreed to close Arden Vale, in Meriden, near Coventry, by next Thursday.
Special needs youngsters get ‘friendly’ dental service
Published Date: 15 July 2011
Bridgeton Health Centre’s paediatric dental service has been re-designed to make it more calming and child-friendly, in an attempt to remove any fears children with special needs may have, particularly those with autism.
The Glasgow centre’s re-developed service was the idea of two NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff, Lyndsay Ovenstone, senior dental officer, and Debbie Connelly, health improvement senior for oral health.
Local woman Judi Gibbons, who provides short break care for children with disabilities, is lending her support to Kirklees Council’s drive to encourage others to take up the essential role.
Originally from Mexborough in South Yorkshire, 54-year-old Judi, has been looking after children with complex medical needs for 12 years, giving birth parents a much-needed break from caring. This can range from a couple of nights a week, a weekend or a week or two during the school holidays.
Commenting on her role as a short break carer for Kirklees Council Judi said: “I used to be a nursery nurse for children with special needs so I already had a lot of experience in this field.