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November 2016

Carers video

 

Carers all around the UK from the NHS and even private companies are not treating people with the respect that they deserve.

There has been an recent incident in a care home in St Austell. The care home, Clinton House has been caught abusing their residents by drugging  dosing them with morphine to shut them up.

Residents at the care home on Truro Road were also left wearing nappies rather than carers taking them to the bathroom.

Disturbing footage of shocking levels of neglect at Clinton House was secretly recorded by BBC Panorama reporters and shown to the nation on the 21st November.

Maaike, a user of a private carer company in Sheffield said: “I’ve had many experiences in poor care. Most of the time its to do with the office because there is bad organisation, bad communication between the carers.”

Loren, a carer in Sheffield said: “You should treat your service users as though you were looking after own mum. Treat them with respect and dignity”.

 

 

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Evaluation

Overall, I feel like my interview went really well. I went into the interview quite confident and came out the same way. When i went in, i shook the interviewees hand and introduced myself. I got constant feedback along the way of the interview on how  was doing and to start off with they said that  came across as confident which is a good thing.

I answered the questions confidently and feel like i gave reasonable good answers and tried to make everything as positive as i could.

I had a problem within the interview which i can learn from in the future, I prepared n online portfolio of my college and photography work that i could show her if she asked to see some of my work- which she did. However, there was no computer in the room and i could not access it on my phone because there was no service in the room that i was in. This is a mistake that i can learn from in the future by always taking a physical copy of my work because i don’t know the circumstances of where in the interview is taking place.

I also got some feedback on my CV, my interviewee told me that I had repeated myself a bit in a big paragraph and needed to short it down to bullet points so that people can easily find the information that they need.

She also said that in the CV I mentioned having software skills but didn’t really mention which software i had them on,therefore I need to update this.

Photojournalism- Sunrise

A beautiful pink sunrise in Sheffield showing a silhouette of bare tree branches in autumn time.

Photojournalism- Fireworks

A rocket firework bursting in the night sky on Bonfire night 2016 in Sheffield while families celebrate the occasion.

Photojournalism- Bikes

Two bikes lay against a wall in Derwent, Sheffield in autumn time after being ridden around the trail.

Christmas Collection Review

We Topshop fans are always eager to see the latest fashionable outfits in store, especially when it comes to the seasonal times of the year like Christmas.

I recently went into Topshop to have a look at these exciting items of clothing and was unsurprisingly satisfied with what the stuff they had this Christmas, I love them.

They have party wear for Christmas parties, warm fluffy jumpers, cosy coats, Christmassy t-shirts, hats, gloves, scarfs; what more do you need?

I must say that in this collection, I was utterly amazed that the clothing Is really classy and tasteful.

There are smart elegant little black dresses which would be perfect for seasonal parties and many other party pieces.

The material and feel of the clothing from the Christmas collection feels very high quality, most of the ‘little black dresses’ are polyester and elastane.

The collection also includes a stunningly glamorous ‘Fringe Bead Cami Dress’ which to my surprise is machine washable, the quality of this feel amazing, plus it looks great on.

My opinion on the Christmas collection at Topshop this year can be summed up in one word; fab!

I think they have a lot of variety this year in terms of the type of clothing, because they have Christmas stuff to be lounging in, partying in, sleeping in, and going out in.

I’m a sucker for buying pj’s so I’ve tried my best to stay away for as long as possible, but in the end, I couldn’t, the Christmas pyjama collection is awesome as well.

There is one little thing I have to mention, which is that some items from the collection is rather pricey, but I feel like it’s a special occasion and therefore we deserve to spend a little more on ourselves.

The price for the cami dress is £120, which gives you a rough idea of the price range for the clothing. I also love the quality of the clothing because it feels and looks like it will last you a life time, which is probably what we’re paying for.

The clothing is also classy and not tacky, which is always important, right?

So, a question all you Topshop lovers out there are probably thinking, is ‘is it worth me going and having a look’, and I’m sure you all know what I would say after reading this review, it’s a yes, I think that it is well worth your time having a look at the Christmas Collection at Topshop if your wanting some festive clothing.

I would highly recommend the ‘Corded Velvet Shift Dress’, I think it looks beautiful and truly compliments your figure!

Anyway, I suppose you can have a look yourself, why not treat yourself?

Media Package

NEW DRIVERS ADMIT TO LACK OF ROAD SAFETY IN RECENT SURVEY

Many young drivers say they don’t know enough about road safety, according to a new report.
Continental Tyres surveyed 1,000 17-24 year-olds as part of a safety campaign.

Almost half of young people said they didn’t know where to start with car maintenance.
An updated driving test is also planned as road accidents kill a quarter of 15-19 year-olds.

Reece Payling (17) from Sheffield said: “If I’m going to be honest, I have taken my test but I don’t have a clue on anything to do with car maintenance.”
He went onto say “I do think that the test should include something about car maintenance such as how to change a tyre or a physical oil change. Its such a big thing about being safe on the road, which I think for the money that you’re paying for the test and lessons, it should be included.”

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Bonefire Night

How to keep animals safe this Bonfire Night

An animal charity has delivered a guidance for pet owners in the run up to Bonfire Night.

In Wales alone last year, the RSPCA received 32 calls in the relation to fireworks in October and November. Its also estimated that 45 per cent of dogs in the UK show of fear when they hear fireworks.

However, the charity says that the phobia that dogs have of fireworks is treatable and there is no need for pets to suffer each year.

Lisa Richards, RSPCA welfare expert, said: “Countless pet owners will be dreading the run-up to Bonfire Night because of the distress it causes to their animals.

“But there are ways to help your pets learn to be less afraid of loud noises. Planning ahead and speaking to your vet about the options available is a great start.”

The RSPCA’s advice includes:

  • Where possible, keep pets are indoors when fireworks are going off
  • Ensure pets are microchipped in case they try to escape
  • Close all curtains and windows
  • Turn on the television or play music to try to mask the sound of fireworks
  • Provide pets with a safe place to hide or burrow
  • Partially cover animal enclosures with a blanket for soundproofing
  • Use a ‘Sounds Scary’ CD to help dogs learn to be less afraid of loud noises
  • Use pheromone diffusers that can help dogs and cats feel calmer
  • Never punish your pet for appearing frightened
  • Speak to your vet or animal behaviourist for further advice – they will issue treatment in certain cases

Reece Payling, a dog owner from Sheffield said, “I don’t like bonfire night one bit. Before I owned dogs, I was never a huge fan but did enjoy the odd few fireworks. Now however, I cannot rest when my poor dogs are so anxious and troubled with the constant loud bangs.

“I’ve even had to resort to medication for my dogs this year to try and calm them down because otherwise they are just too restless and agitated.”

Oreo VS Kinder

Oreo has become the best-selling cookie in the United States since its introduction in 1912. The sweet creamed cookie worked its way over
to the UK in 2008, and is now all the craze in
the sweets and treats market judging from many pages on social media like Facebook.
There are countless videos being made on how to make recipes based all around Oreos.
However, there is another popular treat that sends us Brits chocolate crazy and that’s Kinder chocolate – Kinder Eggs, Kinder Buenos, Kinder Bon Bons – all sorts from the Kinder chocolate range. Kinder Chocolate originated in Germany in 1967. It seems that Kinder Chocolate brings out the kid in us all because it was originally produced for children (“kinder” means “children” in German), but it must be that delicious that people from all age ranges enjoy the yummy treats.
You might be thinking, ‘why compare a cookie and chocolate’? This is why. Over the months, there has been an outbreak on social media of videos and tutorials of people making cakes, pies, and even sweet lasagnas.
The most popular products to make them with have been Oreos and Kinder Chocolate. For example, a recipe on the Food Bible’s Facebook page is Oreo Lasagna.
This starts by crushing Oreos and putting them in the bottom of a dish, then adding extra thick cream. After that they add a layer of melted chocolate, then another layer of cream.
Finally they add chocolate chips and more crushed Oreos on the top – and there you have it, Oreo Lasagna.

So I’ve decided to find out which is the best with the Oreo v Kinder taste test.
 In the Oreo corner is a delicious cookies and cream chocolate cake, with a crunchy Oreo butter cream layer.
 In the Kinder corner is a tasty chocolate cake with
a nutty twist, layered with velvety chocolate icing and many Kinder treats.

The cakes were sampled by
eight people who voted for their
favourite.
Five out of the eight taste-testers
gave a massive thumbs-up to the
Oreo cake.
Here’s what they had to say.
Kinder fan Reece Payling,
aged 17, a journalism student
at Hillsborough College
said: “The Kinder Cake
was beautiful, flavorsome
and it would definitely be
something that Mary Berry
would be proud of.
“The taste of peanut
butter in the cake was
to die for and was so
unique. I don’t think I
have ever tasted cake
like it”.
Jane Parr, aged 48, a
photographic lecturer
at Sheffield College,
preferred the Oreo cake.
She said: “I don’t really
have a very sweet tooth so
I was a little bit skeptical to
whether I would like it or now.
“When I tasted it I was pleasantly
surprised to find that it wasn’t
particularly sweet, it was beautifully moist
and tasted wonderful.”
So why don’t you have a go at making some wonderful recipes like these? Just head over to Facebook to the Food Bible Facebook page and you’ll find all sorts of delicious recipes like this.

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