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Posted on 24 June 2013
Long-term care for Scottish dementia patients should improve so they can stay independent in their own home for longer. This is one of the key aims of the Scottish Government's second three-year National Dementia Strategy to improve standards of car... More »
Posted on 14 June 2013
The toll of being a carer has been laid bare by new research that shows many believe they are not getting the support they need. According to the Carers Week campaign partnership’s Prepared to Care? report, more than a third (35%) of the carers polle... More »
Posted on 31 May 2013
Long-term care in Wales has been boosted with the announcement of an £8 million grant towards training social care workers.Gwenda Thomas, Deputy Minister for Social Services within the Welsh Government, said the £8.16 million award is part of a packa... More »
Posted on 30 May 2013
Caring for the elderly at home is a crucial way of enabling health and social care services to cope with the pressure of an ageing population, according to Scotland's heath secretary, Alex Neil.For the first time ever there are more people in Scotlan... More »
Posted on 29 May 2013
A petition has been launched in an attempt to save a care home and a day care centre which are in line for closure.Reading Borough Council has announced it intends to shut Arthur Clark Care Home in Caversham, which has 24 residents. Under the proposa... More »
Posted on 20 May 2013
A care home owner has urged the Government to improve the quality of life for dementia sufferers by making dementia-friendly design compulsory across the care sector.John Fisher, who runs Esk Hall Care Home in Sleights, North Yorkshire, believes the ... More »
Posted on 20 May 2013
Glasgow City Council's leader has said it is not in the city's interests to hike care home and nursing care costs.Gordon Matheson attacked plans to do so, as Glasgow's councillors "reluctantly" gave the go-ahead to the increases.The rises come after ... More »
Posted on 20 May 2013
Concerns over a Reading care home's standards have seen the town's borough council stop placing people at the site.A number of complaints in a short space of time over the River View Care Centre in Tilehurst had sparked a probe by the Care Quality Co... More »
Posted on 20 May 2013
Government reforms aimed at ensuring older people don't have to sell their homes to pay for their long-term care have been branded a "con trick".Liz Kendall, Labour's care spokeswoman and shadow cabinet member, said it is "plainly obvious families wi... More »
Posted on 20 May 2013
Plans to integrate health and social care have been announced by the Government.Care and support minister Norman Lamb said a "joined up" system would improve communication and reduce the number of older people facing "long waits" in hospital before b... More »


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