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Posted on 30 May 2014
After almost a year of scrutiny by the House of Lords and House of Commons, the Care Bill has finally become the Care Act having received Royal Assent. Although it passed through Parliament with relative ease, questions were consistently raised aroun... More »
Posted on 31 March 2014
None of us likes to think about growing old and the prospect of no longer being able to look after ourselves. That’s why the majority of people only ever consider how to pay for care when they or a loved one come to need it.On average, you can expect... More »
Posted on 31 March 2014
The council care services relied upon by many elderly people will “inevitably suffer” from a multimillion-pound funding shortfall for the Government’s proposed Care Bill, a group of campaigners is warning.The alliance of care chiefs, charities and co... More »
Posted on 03 July 2012
Dying patients may be more likely to be shown 'dignity and respect' in a hospice rather than a hospital, a survey of bereaved family members has revealed.Research carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that 87% of doctors an... More »
Posted on 02 July 2012
West Sussex County Council is to discuss a scheme designed to improve care services for at-risk older people on Wednesday.The Proactive Care initiative will be scrutinised by the council's new Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee.It is one o... More »
Posted on 26 June 2012
Local authority adult social care funding will squeeze out nearly all other council spending unless the Government intervenes, a new report has claimed.Public libraries, leisure centres and other cherished community facilities may be reduced with fun... More »
Posted on 25 June 2012
With social care reform some years off, it is vital that people entering care and their families get the right advice about how best to fund their future. As Pam Whisker, a visitor to www.payingforcare.org found out, seeking financial information and... More »
Posted on 25 June 2012
Debt charity the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) has said that the number of elderly people seeking help with mortgage debts has increased.According to figures published by the charity, there has been a 44% rise in the number of over-60s l... More »
Posted on 12 June 2012
People earning higher salaries are less likely to be providing support for their parents in old age, research has shown. The study, completed by engagewithyou.com, quizzed 1,000 people aged 40-65 and found 30% of people earning under £20,000 a year g... More »
Posted on 11 June 2012
The British Red Cross has warned that "dangerous" cuts to home-based care are putting older people at risk. The charity also revealed that the increase in falls, accidents and pressure on the NHS could cost the country more in the long term. A poll o... More »

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