Care funding news

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 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, 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 »
Posted on 31 May 2012
Politicians have been urged to change how the the social care system is funded in order to safeguard older people.In a bid to deal with the high cost of care, the Nuffield Trust has suggested that more public funding will need to be invested in the s... More »
Posted on 15 February 2012
Leading economist Andrew Dilnot has said the current funding system of those in need of care as “stupid”.Speaking at a Westminster Health Forum, he warned that if reform is not implemented shortly many people will have no option but to try and cheat ... More »
Posted on 14 February 2012
Researchers in the United States have found that using a cancer drug can rapidly clear destructive plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers.Tests on mice found that the plaques could be broken down at “unprecedented” speed.It also showed ... More »


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