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Healthwatch St Helens give glowing report to Merseyside residential home

A Merseyside residential home has received a glowing report from the local health and social care watchdog. When a group of volunteers from Healthwatch St...

Healthwatch finds carers in crisis across England

A new briefing published today brings together the views and experiences of 5,447 carers from 27 communities across England.   These stories, gathered by independent...

Alzheimer’s Society comments on social care crisis

A new briefing published today brings together the views and experiences of 5,447 carers from 27 communities across England. These stories gathered by Healthwatch...

What’s it like to live in a care home? Findings from the Healthwatch network

Between January 2016 and April 2017, local Healthwatch staff and volunteers across England visited 197 care homes across 63 different local authority areas to...

Healthwatch report is another signal that social care is in crisis-Alzheimer’s Society

Healthwatch England have analysed the experiences of 3,415 home care users, their families and front line staff across 52 local areas between August 2015...

ADASS responds to Healthwatch report on homecare

Responding to a report by Healthwatch England on homecare services, Margaret Willcox, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said:   “This...

Best efforts of local authorities are not enough to avert the growing care crisis

Responding to a study by Healthwatch England on home care provision, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   "Home...

Healthwatch report points out fragility of care system says UKHCA

Welcoming an analysis of the views of older and disabled people by Healthwatch England, Bridget Warr CBE, Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Homecare...

Healthwatch report opens the door on home care services

Across England there are more than 8,500 home care providers, collectively helping an estimated 673,000 people to continue living independently within their communities. Over the...

The stark reality of care – An extra 71000 care home beds needed by 2025

The Lancet: An extra 71000 care home places will be needed by 2025 in England as care needs increase, study predicts. As life expectancy increases,...

Getting care right but still getting it wrong? Time to embrace transparent feedback?

The key points are that the majority of residents and relatives Healthwatch spoke with considered the care they received to be good, with innovative...

Alzheimer’s Society comments on Healthwatch report warning of the dangers of poor hospital discharge

Healthwatch England have today launched a report revealing the human and financial impact of getting the discharge process from hospital wrong. 'Safely Home: What...

NHS Confederation welcomes Healthwatch’s focus on joined-up, patient-focused healthcare

Responding to today’s ‘Safely Home’ report by independent consumer champion Healthwatch, the NHS Confederation has welcomed the report’s focus on individual patient experience and...

Healthwatch England releases report on preventable loss of millions wasted when people leave hospital

GETTING HOSPITAL DISCHARGE RIGHT EVERY TIME WOULD STOP SUFFERING AND SAVE MILLIONS OF POUNDS, SAYS PATIENT WATCHDOG   New report by Healthwatch England reveals stories of...

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