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A busy month for Avant – Training, Fundraising and Workshops

A busy month for Avant – Training, Fundraising and Workshops

September was a busy month for Avant, with our whole team getting involved in fundraising, training sessions and attending informative workshops. Our care workers and office staff came together for a great cause on Friday, taking part in Macmillan’s The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Every year, offices, community groups and friends come together...

Demand for 24-hour live-in care set to double

Demand for 24-hour live-in care set to double

A new report has found that by 2035, the number of people aged over 85 who require 24-hour care is set to double. The study was published in the Lancet Public Health journal, explaining that growing life expectancy is the cause for the rapid increase in the number of people who will require assistance with basic tasks such as washing, dressing and going...

Dementia care guidelines highlight importance of choice

Dementia care guidelines highlight importance of choice

For many of us, one of the greatest fears of growing old is losing control over our lives and choices; from simple decisions such as what we want to wear each day or have for dinner, to life-changing decisions over how we wish to be cared for. The issue of choice becomes even more prominent if you are living with a condition such as dementia, where your...

CQC Report: Avant ‘Good’ all round

CQC Report: Avant ‘Good’ all round

Back in May, Avant’s latest CQC report was published, scoring a ‘Good’ in every category. The CQC, Care Quality Commission, inspect and rate every care service in the UK based on five aspects: is the service provided safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well-led? The inspection involved two members of the CQC visiting the Avant offices and...