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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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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What is Social Prescribing?

To help reduce the need and so the cost of care for loved ones the government through the NHS is developing personalised care. This represents an initiative to be developed between people, professionals and the health and care system. The aim is to enable people to stay well for longer and also provides a shift […]

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Free Care Needs Assessment

What can I expect free from the local authority? If you are currently having to pay for your own care or arrange the care for a loved one are you sure that you have exhausted all of the free services available to support you? First make sure you have contacted the social services department of […]

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Welcome to Encompass Living

Are you confused about care or concerned about the potential cost? Whether you are exploring options or urgently need to arrange care we have the knowledge and years of experience in arranging and managing care services to help you make the right decisions for yourself or your loved ones. Whether it’s choosing a care agency, […]

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