Tag Archives: Friendship

Funding the Shared Lives Model of Support For Living Independently At Home (NHS England / Shared Lives Plus)

Summary NHS England is to invest £1.75 million in the Shared Lives Plus scheme which aims to help people be cared for at home, rather than in hospitals. “The Shared Lives model will support people who have needs which make … Continue reading

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Loneliness at Christmas Associated With Expected Increases in Accident and Emergency Admissionss (BBC News / NHS England / Department of Health)

Summary Members of the public have been urged to keep an eye on elderly friends and neighbours over the Christmas period. It is hoped that good neighbourliness of this kind could help ease pressures on hospital A&E departments. It has … Continue reading

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Leicester City Council / Shared Lives Foster Placements for Elderly People (BBC News)

Summary A fostering scheme for the elderly is being introduced in Leicester, whereby families will be paid to take elderly people into their homes. Carers will be paid £224 a week (roughly four times the amount unpaid carers on basic Carer’s … Continue reading

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Silver Line: Friendship Phone Service Tackles Loneliness in Older People (BBC News)

Summary Esther Rantzen has launched “The Silver Line”, a free 24-hour dedicated helpline for older people in the UK. Silver Line will combat loneliness in the over-65s by providing friendship, information and advice through calls to trained volunteers. The phone number is 0800 4 70 80 90. … Continue reading

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Living Well Through Activity in Care Homes (BAOT / COT)

Summary The British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT) and College of Occupational Therapists (COT) have produced a set of free online resources designed to help care home residents maintain health, their sense of purpose and involvement by continuing to engage … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch Groups Could Provide Care for Elderly? (Telegraph / BBC News)

Summary Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has spoken about Britain’s attitude to the elderly being “uncivilised” and called for the public to acknowledge that lonely and vulnerable pensioners living locally may be in need of help. Norman Lamb would like to encourage neighbourhood watch groups to … Continue reading

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