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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

Burden of bureaucracy is compromising care, says new Joseph Rowntree report
Some care home managers say they spend 20% of their time on paperwork rather than on leadership activities that could improve the quality of care for residents. - Posted 27/03/2014

Sixty Icon How will the Care Bill impact social care in the UK?
The following speech was given by Home Group’s executive director of care and support, Rachael Byrne, at a roundtable sponsored by Sir Tony Baldry MP & Huw Irranca-Davies MP on Wednesday 26th March 2014.
Home Group - Posted 27/03/2014

Making the care system fit for an ageing population
Richard Humphries of The King's Fund looks at how social care can meet one of this generation's biggest policy challenges.
Community Care - Posted 27/03/2014

Sixty Icon Elderly unable to move around own home ‘could be denied care' under new system
Alliance of charities claims that thousands more elderly and disabled people could be shut out of care system because of gaps in new rules.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 26/03/2014

Sixty Icon Vulnerable people facing care 'lottery' warn MPs
There are fears among MPs that vulnerable people face an uncertain future if the coalition government's flagship care bill passes without further amendment.
24 Housing - Posted 26/03/2014

Sixty Icon The role of the third sector in delivering integrated health and social care services for older people
A recent survey commissioned by Age Alliance Wales found that 59% of people aged between 55–64 are not confident that their local authority and health services will help them to remain healthy and have a good quality of life as they grow older.
Age Alliance Wales - Posted 26/03/2014

Cllr Weale opens new care facility
Opportunities, with care and support, for older and vulnerable people in the Royal borough are set to receive a boost as renovation work at one of Octavia’s Extra Care schemes is now complete.
Octavia Housing - Posted 26/03/2014

Sixty Icon Joint health and social care budget to rise to £5 billion
The NHS and local authorities are to channel over £5 billion into a shared budget in 2015-16 under the Better Care Fund, according to the Health Services Journal (HSJ).
HealthInvestor - Posted 26/03/2014

Sixty Icon Goodbye annuities, hello social care accounts?
Like many others I sit and look at the pile of paper I have about my pension scheme and a fog descends. I was considering sorting it out and buying an annuity last year, but put it off because the process involved using up more brain cells than I felt I could afford.
Red Brick - Posted 26/03/2014

Sixty Icon Cuts have left 250,000 older people without state care, report says
Report warns there is no way of assessing the true impact that social care cuts are having on vulnerable older people.
The Guardian - Posted 26/03/2014

David Cameron: cash in your pension pot, and you may be liable for care
Prime Minister warns people who take their money on retiring could be punished when they need to pay for old age care.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 25/03/2014

Sixty Icon Putting dementia at the centre of council thinking
There are 800,000 people across the UK living with dementia, and even more friends and family who are affected by the condition.
GovToday - Posted 24/03/2014

Sixty Icon Care bill: MPs must not miss this opportunity for reform - Rachael Byrne
Getting the system right means fairer access to services for those who need them - and an extra £2.8bn funding.
The Guardian - Posted 24/03/2014

Thousands of dementia sufferers should be offered drug trials
Thousands of dementia sufferers should be offered experimental drugs in the race to find a successful treatment, the Government's advisor on the disease says on Monday.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 24/03/2014

Sixty Icon Project to help Cornwall's discharged homeless patients
A project has been launched to help homeless people in Cornwall find accommodation when they are discharged from hospital.
BBC - Posted 23/03/2014

Sixty Icon Pension reform may threaten right to free social care, warn charities
People who cash in pension savings could find themselves trapped into paying care bills they could have avoided.
The Guardian - Posted 23/03/2014

Sixty Icon PDF: Commissioning Sustainable Care & Support Services: A call for action - Brendan Sarsfield
For those of us working in care and supported housing services, we are constantly fighting to deliver excellent services, keep our contracts and, if we are lucky, grow a bit too.
Housing LIN - Posted 21/03/2014

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