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Catastrophe looms as cuts force elderly to fend for themselves
The care of Britain’s elderly is nearing “the brink of disaster”, as funding cuts take their toll on some of the country’s most vulnerable people, a leading charity has warned.
The Independent - Posted 06/03/2014

Sixty Icon Age UK sounds alarm over cuts to care for older people
Help with tasks such as eating, washing and getting dressed is being reduced as a result of cuts, says charity.
The Guardian - Posted 06/03/2014

Old age: the bill for care
According to Age UK, the needs of nearly a million people are not being met.
The Guardian - Posted 06/03/2014

Social care workforce and the 'perfect storm'
The workforce in adult social care is facing particular challenges.
National Care Forum - Posted 06/03/2014

Sixty Icon Breaking down the enigma of dementia: Extra Care at Bletchley Park
This Housing LIN Case Study No 83 focuses on Flowers House, a scheme comprising 34 flats, providing assisted living for people with dementia in Bletchley, near Milton Keynes.
Housing LIN - Posted 05/03/2014

Sixty Icon Cuts 'negatively impacting health'
Cuts to benefits and rising unemployment is driving up the number of people seeking help for mental health problems, a survey of professionals in the field has found.
Belfast Telegraph - Posted 05/03/2014

Is £90m enough to support dementia sufferers? In your dreams
The £2.7bn slashed from council care budgets makes a mockery of Jeremy Hunt's early diagnosis plan.
The Guardian - Posted 04/03/2014

Care homes face paperwork ‘industry' that damages quality of care
Commissioners, regulators and safeguarding agencies duplicate requirements while fear of blame drives managers to prioritise paperwork over care.
Community Care - Posted 03/03/2014

Sixty Icon Personal Budgets for adult social care and support: are homeless people eligible?
With the Care Bill entering the report stage in the House of Commons shortly, Michelle Cornes urges us to take part in the debate over what constitutes eligible need in relation to adult social care and support.
Social Care Workforce - Posted 03/03/2014

Sixty Icon Thousands of elderly in danger: home abuse hits 350,000
As many as 350,000 pensioners have suffered abuse or neglect in their own homes, official figures suggest.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 03/03/2014

False economies are leaving the mentally ill vulnerable
Cutbacks are leaving adults and children without the support they need, just when it is most wanted.
The Guardian - Posted 02/03/2014

Sixty Icon Why care homes are putting red tape before residents
Older people are being reduced to a ‘bundle of paperwork’ by a culture of form-filling and box-ticking that benefits nobody, warns John Kennedy.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Posted 02/03/2014

How one of Norman Lamb's pioneers is integrating health and social care
Macmillan Cancer Support and clinical commissioning groups in Staffordshire are transforming cancer and end-of-life care.
The Guardian - Posted 28/02/2014

Family Mosaic home criticised by Care Quality Commission
Staff failed to manage and store medication safely, watchdog finds.
Inside Housing - Posted 28/02/2014

Sixty Icon On the same page - Tim Hayden
Rest home providers should ensure staff are all fully informed about residents’ care.
Inside Housing - Posted 28/02/2014

Sixty Icon Is excessive paperwork in care homes undermining care for older people?
Are older people in care homes missing out on quality time with staff because workers are preoccupied with paperwork?
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Posted 27/02/2014

Sixty Icon A new approach to personal budgets could improve community care - Nick O'Donohoe
£1m social investment scheme will result in greater control over budgets, a wider choice of services and less dependency on statutory help.
The Guardian - Posted 26/02/2014

Sixty Icon Will eldercare be as common as childcare?
A number of major employers are offering "eldercare" - help with looking after older relatives. Will this soon be as common as providing help with childcare?
BBC - Posted 26/02/2014

We need to talk about dementia
People should know what care and support is available, and what their friends can expect when they are living with dementia, says chief executive Sharon Allen.
The Guardian - Posted 26/02/2014

Sixty Icon Time, pay and lack of training are main challenges for homecare staff
A major survey, conducted by the Guardian Social Care Network and the Department of Health, reveals attitudes to homecare.
The Guardian - Posted 26/02/2014

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