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Developer selected for £5 million scheme
Galliford Try has been selected to build a proposed £5 million Extra Care housing scheme for older people in Alnwick.
Bdaily - Posted 19/05/2014

PDF: A councillor's guide to the health system in England
“Local authorities make a very important contribution to weaving the social fabric of their areas and seeking to create and sustain healthy places for people to be born, grow, live, work and age...Local government has a significant role to play in working with the NHS and other partners in improving health.”
Local Government Association - Posted 19/05/2014

Sixty Icon Diary of a home care worker: Overworked, underpaid – and looking after your loved ones
They are overworked, underpaid – and in charge of looking after your loved ones. Each day, they must choose between providing the best quality care they can and getting to the next appointment... and the one after that.
The Independent - Posted 19/05/2014

Sixty Icon Judge condemns council for 'unlawful detention' of pensioner moved to care home
A woman was “unlawfully deprived of her” liberty and her right to family life breached when she was removed from her home by a local council, a judge has ruled.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 18/05/2014

Academics warn over child protection privatisation
A group of academics say they have serious concerns about proposals to let private contractors take over some child protection services in England.
BBC - Posted 18/05/2014

Care Act 2014 becomes law, heralding overhaul of adult care law and practice
Minister Norman Lamb hails the legislation as the biggest reform of adult social care in more than 60 years.
Community Care - Posted 16/05/2014

Sixty Icon Care Bill passed into law
Landmark legislation changing the care and support system in England has been formally passed into law.
Inside Housing - Posted 15/05/2014

Villagers celebrate new extra care facility
Nicola Blackwood, MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, was among those who celebrated the benefits of extra care living yesterday. Since Erdington House opened in Yarnton in October, the scheme has become a welcome community hub for the village as well as providing well appointed one and two bedroom apartments for rent or shared ownership.
24 Housing - Posted 15/05/2014

Sixty Icon Five ways to improve adult safeguarding - Tony Hunter
Working at the heart of the community, housing staff can play an important role in helping protect residents from harm.
Guardian Housing Network - Posted 15/05/2014

Sixty Icon Transferred NHS cash is propping up existing social care services, finds report
Doubts raised about impact of Better Care Fund as report finds lack of investment in integrated care by councils receiving NHS funds.
Community Care - Posted 15/05/2014

Review of older people's accommodation to be held by Derbyshire County Council after Housing & Care 21 withdraws from contract for extra care schemes
Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet has agreed to hold a review looking at all aspects of accommodation, care and support services for older people across the county after a contract with Housing & Care 21 to build hundreds of extra care apartments was brought to an end early.
Housing - Posted 15/05/2014

Sixty Icon Labour to tackle scandal of short care visits
The widespread use of 15-minute visits to the elderly and disabled by carers would be phased out by a Labour Government, Ed Miliband will promise today.
The Independent - Posted 15/05/2014

End-of-life care 'deeply concerning'
The care given to people dying in hospital is "deeply concerning", according to doctors who have carried out a review of standards in England.
BBC - Posted 15/05/2014

Poor care shown by Panorama is the tip of the iceberg
If people share their concerns about poor care homes with other relatives – and the authorities – it can help instigate reform.
The Guardian - Posted 15/05/2014

Ed Miliband: a Labour government would 'call time on clock-watch care'
Report suggests short visits have reduced quality of care for millions of elderly, vulnerable and disabled people.
The Guardian - Posted 15/05/2014

Sixty Icon Was Walsall council's star social care chief a victim of his own success?
Paul Davies, brought in to transform its social care services, speaks out about his sacking for the first time.
The Guardian - Posted 14/05/2014

Sixty Icon Adult social care costs put squeeze on council budgets
Local Government Association says rising social care bills may force cuts to libraries and children's centres in 2015/16.
Community Care - Posted 14/05/2014

Sixty Icon Finally, training to build UK care workers' skills, but no money to pay for it
The UK's ageing population will need 1 million care workers, so effective professional development and the funding to deliver it must start now.
The Guardian - Posted 14/05/2014

Sixty Icon Integration – Starting small.....
Last week I attended the launch of Surrey Care Association – a county wide association establishing itself as an independent membership body.
Sitra CEO's Blog - Posted 14/05/2014

Sixty Icon New housing scheme gives mental health service users independence - Hannah Fearn
Newcastle council restructured its entire service to help clients take control of their own affairs.
The Guardian - Posted 13/05/2014

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