Dementia Support

Some people affected by dementia may be eligible for NHS-funded nursing care contribution.  It is important once there is a diagnosis of dementia that friends and loved ones find out what nursing care costs are covered but it is by no means certain that support will be available. There are situations that dementia sufferers may be entitled […]

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Financial Support

Everyone knows that care can cost a great deal of money so it is important that families ensure that they get all of the financial support they deserve. There are a range of benefits, some of which have universal entitlement others which require certain criteria. Websites and organisations such as Citizens Advice, Age UK offer […]

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Consumer rights

Choosing a care home is a very important and often emotional decision. Moving to a different care home if the first one isn’t right for you could be a big upheaval, so you need to be confident that you have all the information you need to choose the right home for you. But what if […]

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Immigration System Reform

Commenting on the Home Secretary’s announcement of a new points-based immigration system, and the need for overseas workers in the NHS and social care, Suzie Bailey, Director of Leadership and Organisational Development at The King’s Fund said: ‘While it’s positive that the government recognises the need for overseas workers to help plug the significant gaps […]

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The State of Health Care

Most of the care that we see across England is good quality and, overall, the quality is improving slightly according to the latest Care Quality Commission report titled The state of health care and adult social care in England 2018/19. “But people do not always have good experiences of care and they have told us […]

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Digital Innovation

Sixteen organisations that provide and commission adult social care services are to receive a share of £4.5m to enable them to roll out their local digital projects on a wider scale.    The organisations have been selected to receive a Social Care Digital Pathfinders grant, which supports products and services that have already been piloted in […]

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Post Brexit Care Pressures

Post-Brexit migration plans would deepen social care pressures, say government advisers Brexit will inevitably have some unintended consequences and one is likely to be a shortage of workers or a further increase in care costs – at a time when funding is not matching demand. Fears of even greater staffing pressure on social care have […]

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Funding Care

While there was a clear message from our now government to “get Brexit done” there was less information as to it’s approach with regard to social care and the impact on families across the country. The government has, however, committed to within the first 100 day, approximately by the middle of March, to “beginning cross […]

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Benefits of keeping active

If you are worried about keeping happy and healthy in your own home there are a lot of activities you can undertake, not just to keep physically active but also mentally active too. Scientists have found that challenging the brain with new activities helps to build new brain cells and strengthen connections between them. This […]

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