Tag Archives: Social Care Assessments

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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Integrated Care and Support: Landmark Shared Commitment (Department of Health)

Summary This Department of Health framework document on the integration of health and social care establishes the agreement to create “joined-up” care. It explains how multi-agency working in local areas can use existing structures to bring together Local Authorities, the … Continue reading

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Shared Commitment Between NHS and Local Government Leaders to Integrate Care (BBC News)

Summary Figures from Age UK, based on analysis of government statistics, show that elderly hospital patients face increasing delays for social care help before they can be discharged. Hospital patients awaiting discharge typically wait for more than 30 days on average … Continue reading

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Elderly Suffer from Poor Home Care (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission found evidence of rushed appointments and poor care assessments in its review of 250 home care services. A quarter of home-care services provided to the elderly in England appear to be failing to meet the necessary quality and … Continue reading

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Audit Commission Indicates Potential £300m Social Care Assessments Savings (BBC News / Audit Commission)

Summary English councils performed approximately 1.8m assessments of people’s needs and reviews of their care during 2010/11, at a cost of about £2.2bn; which is around 12% of gross spending on adult social care. Councils in England could save £312m annually on … Continue reading

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