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Vince Cable meets with leading figure in social care to discuss support to businesses caring for older and vulnerable people

Vince Cable meets with leading figure in social care to discuss support to businesses caring for older and vulnerable people

Top Government minister Business Secretary Vince Cable has promised to look into social care issues raised by a leading figure in social care, Mike Padgham chair of the Independent Care Group (Yorkshire and North Yorkshire). Mike Padgham met with Vince Cable to discuss how the Government might provide greater support to businesses caring for older […]

December 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
McCarthy & Stone welcomes HAPPI 2 recommendations for housing our ageing population

McCarthy & Stone welcomes HAPPI 2 recommendations for housing our ageing population

McCarthy & Stone, Britain’s leading builder of retirement apartments, has welcomed the publication of the HAPPI 2 report: Housing our Ageing Population: Plan for Implementation. Published by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People, the report focuses on the value of building new homes specifically designed for older people. This […]

December 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Social Care White Paper talks of ‘commitment in principle’ would be a bitter blow

Social Care White Paper talks of ‘commitment in principle’ would be a bitter blow

Jane Ashcroft, Chief Executive of Anchor – Reaction to the expected social care White Paper   “News that the long-awaited social care White Paper will address issues including the ‘postcode lottery’ is a welcome step in the right direction. However, reports that months of talks have resulted in little more than a commitment ‘in principle’ […]

July 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Bupa’s UK Director Warns of The Forgotten Age

Bupa’s UK Director Warns of The Forgotten Age

A new report from the independent Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) The Forgotten Age outlines how loneliness, isolation and social breakdown have fuelled poverty in later life for millions of Britain’s pensioners for too long. Although the report celebrates the fact people are living longer, and that many older citizens are “the heartbeat of volunteering […]

May 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Paul Burstow MP to open the first Alzheimer’s Show

Paul Burstow MP to open the first Alzheimer’s Show

Minister of State for Care Services, Paul Burstow MP, will open the Alzheimer’s Show 2012. He will be joined by Shirley Cramer CBE, from Alzheimer’s Research UK, in making the keynote opening speech at the show. Alzheimer’s and dementia is a huge social issue that will grow and impact on society. It is predicted that […]

March 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
ECCA Comments On Which? Investigation Into Poor Home Care

ECCA Comments On Which? Investigation Into Poor Home Care

The English Community Care Association (ECCA), the leading representative charity for independent care providers, has commented on the Which? Report into poor care released today.   Martin Green, Chief Executive of ECCA, said:   “The Which? investigation highlights the need to completely review the role of Home Care Services, and particularly the way they are […]

March 16, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Create New Framework For Ageing-Age UK

Create New Framework For Ageing-Age UK

Following recent focus on inadequate hospital care for older people, the crisis in social care and the delay in the implementation of age discrimination legislation, Age UK is calling on the Government to create a new visionary framework for ageing to enable us all to prepare better for later life. Age UK believes that the […]

March 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
When care comes under scrutiny

When care comes under scrutiny

Following the continued argument as to whether the Good Care Guide will deliver a service which is good for the care operator and the public, I thought I’d look at various other comparison sites for care and there are plenty. Some of these allow comments from care users and their families. Others have descriptions supplied […]

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Age UK asks MPs to sign the pledge and reduce the number of winter deaths

Age UK asks MPs to sign the pledge and reduce the number of winter deaths

      Age UK launch a campaign today to ask MPs to pledge to help lower the number of winter deaths and reduce of fuel poverty in their own constituency. Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director of Age UK said: “The cold can and does kill. Behind the dreadful excess winter deaths figures lie deep-seated social […]

December 2, 2011 | By | Reply More
RESPONSE TO CHANCELLOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT FROM COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL

RESPONSE TO CHANCELLOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT FROM COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL

      Dr. Walter Boettcher, Director – Research & Forecasting, Colliers International commented: “Osborne appears set to stay the course and make good on previous commitments in order to maintain support of the capital markets and keep interest rates low for an extended period.   “Help for SMEs is commendable, but until large corporates […]

December 1, 2011 | By | Reply More
AGE UK Statement On EHRC Home Care Enquiry

AGE UK Statement On EHRC Home Care Enquiry

    Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director at Age UK says:   “The evidence of physical and financial abuse uncovered by the EHRC home care inquiry is shameful. It is simply unacceptable that care in people’s own homes, where they can be at their most vulnerable, is often inadequate, disrespectful and lacking in dignity. By definition […]

November 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
Age UK – Disability Alliance – Campaign for Better Transport

Age UK – Disability Alliance – Campaign for Better Transport

Disabled and older people lose 3 million discounts as Government ends concessionary coach fares   The Government is abolishing half price coach concessions for older and disabled people from 1st November 2011. In the last year 2.9 million concessionary journeys were made on National Express coaches alone [1].   Disability Alliance, Age UK and Campaign […]

August 25, 2011 | By | Reply More
Fuel Poverty For Over 60′s

Fuel Poverty For Over 60′s

        New figures released by Department Energy Climate Change (DECC) today show the number of fuel poor households has increased to 5.5 million for 2009, a rise of 1 million since 2008. Just under half (48.5%) of all households in fuel poverty contain one person aged 60 or over. Michelle Mitchell, Charity […]

July 14, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
‘Paul Burstow Comments On Southern Cross’

‘Paul Burstow Comments On Southern Cross’

      Paul Burstow made the following statement regarding Southern Cross; ”The Government have made it very clear that the welfare of residents living in Southern Cross homes is paramount. We appreciate that recent events and media speculation have caused concern to residents in Southern Cross care homes, to their relatives and families and […]

June 17, 2011 | By | Reply More
‘Emergency Meeting Takes Place Right Now!’

‘Emergency Meeting Takes Place Right Now!’

        Southern Cross are having an  emergency meeting with landlords, banks and the government to avoid going in to administration- The meeting is taking place right now-3pm Wednesday afternoon Southern Cross are unable to meet their rents on 750  care homes. They have asked for a break in payments for 4 months […]

June 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
Falling Fees, Fewer Referrals & Rising Costs

Falling Fees, Fewer Referrals & Rising Costs

      Colliers comment on the care sector: The care home market is seeing falling fees, fewer referrals and rising costs. The large corporate organisations have already exhausted most economies of scale. The government is poised to step into the breach to prevent closures in the event of corporate administrations. • Fee growth has […]

May 25, 2011 | By | Reply More
RCN Warns Against Catastrophic Cuts

RCN Warns Against Catastrophic Cuts

The Royal College of Nursing has exposed the myth that NHS frontline care and services are protected, and says cuts will lead to ‘fewer services, fewer nurses and a worse NHS’. As members gather in Liverpool for the RCN’s annual Congress, the College warned cutting frontline posts could have ‘catastrophic consequences on patient safety and […]

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