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Sixty Icon Care Bill heads for statute books after clearing latest parliamentary hurdle
Provision to introduce appeals system regarding council care decisions added to legislation but minister stands firm against safeguarding power of entry.
Community Care - Posted 10/02/2014

Checking out the right support
The current method of procuring Supporting People services adds up to some big challenges for staff and service providers. Here Inside Housing asks three experts to point out what they believe to be the major pitfalls in the way local authorities buy housing-related support.
Inside Housing - Posted 07/02/2014

Sixty Icon Housing's engagement with health needs to change – and the revolution starts here!
With the recent launch of HACT’s Mental Health and Housing Development Programme, Andrew van Doorn, Deputy CEO at HACT, unearths the hard truths about the housing sectors' engagement with the NHS.
HACT - Posted 06/02/2014

Sixty Icon Ministers must find a way to protect people from catastrophic care costs
Insurers' announcement casts a big question mark over the government's 'capped cost' reforms.
The Guardian - Posted 06/02/2014

Benefit reforms could push full-time carers into debt and food poverty
In many ways, the army of carers looking after their disabled, elderly or seriously ill relatives epitomise what David Cameron means by Big Society.
Channel 4 News - Posted 05/02/2014

Sixty Icon 'Challenging' future of social care offers no excuse for low quality
It is a very challenging time for us as social care providers but, “I do not accept that we should ever see a lowering of quality”.
The Information Daily - Posted 05/02/2014

Sixty Icon Good care is everyone's business, not just the BBC's - Jane Harris
It might sound strange to say it was a relief to hear the news report this morning that only a handful of councils are paying the right amount for homecare. But it is.
Leonard Cheshire Disability - Posted 05/02/2014

Landlords call for home care funding 're-think'
Housing associations have called for a ‘rethink’ about the price paid for personal home care following a recent report showing councils are paying below the recommended minimum.
Inside Housing - Posted 05/02/2014

Why developing the right culture is so important for homecare providers
Care companies must build a strong caring culture at all levels of the organisation.
The Guardian - Posted 04/02/2014

Care costs 'badly underestimated'
A major Government scheme designed to prevent 40,000 pensioners a year having to sell their home to pay for care has badly underestimated the costs, local councils have warned.
Age UK - Posted 04/02/2014

Sixty Icon Councils 'pay too little for home care'
The majority of councils in England are paying less than the industry recommended minimum for home care services, a BBC investigation suggests.
BBC - Posted 04/02/2014

Sixty Icon Exclusive: Struggling families caring for disabled relatives face £1bn cuts
The Government has been accused of dealing coldly with some of the UK's most vulnerable families.
The Independent - Posted 03/02/2014

Sixty Icon Care loans scheme could cost councils up to five times more than estimated
A care loans scheme to help people meet the cost of care in their old age could be almost five times more expensive to administer than the Government estimates, new analysis has revealed.
Local Government Association - Posted 31/01/2014

Name revealed of our new £9.9m extra care facility
As the external works at Peterborough’s largest landlord’s state of the art extra care facility takes shape and internal works commence, the new name for the scheme has been revealed. Kingfisher Court has been chosen as the name for Cross Keys Homes’ flagship scheme.
Cross Keys Homes - Posted 31/01/2014

Sixty Icon Talking point: better support for managing long-term conditions
Amy Swan argues that housing associations are well placed to support some of the people with multiple conditions who account for the huge pressures on health services.
National Housing Federation - Posted 31/01/2014

Sixty Icon Social care: Is there an app for that?
The role of technology in social care must be to enrich human interaction – not replace it, says Hannah Murphy.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Posted 31/01/2014

Sixty Icon Young people are worried about old age, poll finds
Losing the ability to cope alone rated third after fire and flood as most pressing concern.
The Guardian - Posted 31/01/2014

Millions of older volunteers 'plug gaps' in social care
More than five million over-60s carry out regular volunteer work as local authorities cut back on care. - Posted 30/01/2014

Sixty Icon Lack of innovation is the biggest threat to care providers
Warnings about the care bill's impact on funding ignore the real problem – the sector needs to change its model.
The Guardian - Posted 30/01/2014

Sixty Icon Housing and Care a User's Perspective
I am writing this to give those working in Housing and Care one users perspective of what is wrong with the current system and why it does not work for us and from what is seen, heard, around us does not work well for others as well.
Disability & Caring - Posted 30/01/2014

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