Tag Archives: Home Care Packages (HCP)

Debate Over Eligibility Criteria for Social Care (BBC News)

Summary Campaigners have warned that thousands of people might find themselves locked-out of England’s care system as a result of draft government guidelines. Full Text Link Reference Care changes may mean thousands lose out, say charities. London: BBC Health News, … Continue reading

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Councils in England Under-Funding Home Care (BBC News / UKHCA)

Summary The UK Homecare Association (UKHCA) has recommended that home care providers need to be paid a minimum of £15.19 per hour, in order to cover wages, training, administration and travel. By contrast, the BBC estimates that most councils in England pay … Continue reading

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Call to Ban 15-Minute Home Care Visits (BBC News / Leonard Cheshire Disability)

Summary The charity Leonard Cheshire Disability has discovered that short care visits to elderly and disabled people are becoming more common. Their report shows that 60% of councils in England use 15-minute visits, which are more often than not too short to provide adequate … Continue reading

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Government Launches Care Comparison Website (Department of Health / NHS Choices)

Summary Information is available to help people search, choose, compare and comment on residential care homes and home care services. This free service is available via NHS Choices. The intention is to make it possible for citizens to arrive at … Continue reading

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Research Review for Ireland’s National Dementia Strategy (Trinity College Dublin / Republic of Ireland’s DSIDC)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary The Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC)’s Strategy for Dementia for Ireland proposes to develop a national strategy covering … Continue reading

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