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Sixty Icon ‘State-funded navigators are needed to help older people choose the best care'
Dr Chai Patel of Demos's Commission on Residential Care says higher pay and care navigators are key to meeting the challenge of an ageing population.
Community Care - Posted 04/04/2014

Sixty Icon ‘Unfit' health and social care systems must be fully integrated and better funded, finds inquiry
Single ring-fenced budget must be created to resolve systemic failings in services for disabled and older people, says interim report from King's Fund commission.
Community Care - Posted 04/04/2014

Sixty Icon It is time for a new settlement for health and social care
The current funding system does not work well for patients and their carers, says Kate Barker.
The Guardian - Posted 04/04/2014

Sixty Icon The NHS and social care are in crisis. But if it's bad for the patient, it's bad for the economy
The Barker report offers a solution to a catastrophic failure to co-ordinate services, but the money has got to come from somewhere.
The Guardian - Posted 03/04/2014

Sixty Icon NHS charges could pay for free elderly care – commission
Independent panel calls for biggest change to system since foundation of NHS to tackle social care crisis.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 03/04/2014

Sixty Icon Call for merged 'super' health and care budget
A merged NHS and social-care budget in England is needed to stop vulnerable people falling into the gaps between the two services, experts say.
BBC - Posted 03/04/2014

Being there: Mobile working in social care
The key to transforming morale and efficiency in social care is to make it easier for case workers to do their jobs, says Colin Reid, CEO of Total Mobile.
24 Housing - Posted 02/04/2014

Lymington 'themed' dementia care home to open
An £8.5m care home for people with dementia will open in Hampshire later with themed rooms and gardens.
BBC - Posted 02/04/2014

GP in warning over dementia targets
Setting targets for the number of people who should be diagnosed with dementia could lead to "substantial harm" to patients, a GP has said.
Belfast Telegraph - Posted 02/04/2014

Care home fees: should you insure against living too long?
Care home fees can rack up at a rate of £30,000 to £50,000 per year - but you can buy insurance to cap the total cost.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 02/04/2014

The unique challenges dementia presents for black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
Living well with dementia can be an even greater challenge if you come from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community, says Philly Hare.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Posted 02/04/2014

Why is it too difficult to treat disabled people as human beings?
A year on, people living with disability, illness and poverty are paying the price for the coalition's multiple welfare reforms.
The Guardian - Posted 02/04/2014

Sixty Icon A society that says we cannot afford too many disabled people
Yesterday, 31st March, there was a short debate in the House of Lords about the closure of the Independent Living Fund.
Jenny Morris - Posted 02/04/2014

Sixty Icon Investment needed to improve quality of care for older people
Good Care Guide reveals that families think children receive better quality care than their older relatives.
The Guardian - Posted 31/03/2014

Private care homes: Only cameras in rooms will end patient abuse
Abuse carried out by the staff of care facilities can be hard to detect. But there is an answer.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 31/03/2014

Sixty Icon Will the council force me to sell my home to pay for care?
Concerned readers have been in touch about future care costs.
The Independent - Posted 31/03/2014

Sixty Icon Care bill set to extend Human Rights Act protection - Paul Burstow
Clarifying the law will be a spur to every care provider to build a human rights approach into the way they deliver care.
The Guardian - Posted 30/03/2014

Sixty Icon Poor reviews: social care website highlights problems
It is like a trip advisor site for the care industry. The GoodCare Guide site, where people who use or work within care homes or for care agencies can post their reviews.
Channel 4 News - Posted 28/03/2014

Government has no idea how social care cuts affect older people's health, warns report
There is no data to evaluate impact on health of shutting out 250,000 older people from publicly-funded care from 2009-10 to 2012-13, warns QualityWatch.
Community Care - Posted 28/03/2014

Care home assaults are 'sad fact'
A judge who specialises in analysing issues relating to vulnerable people says assaults and serious incidents will occur at care homes and psychiatric units which house mentally-ill residents.
Belfast Telegraph - Posted 28/03/2014

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