News From Able Community Care In 2010

From the Aegis Consulting Annual Roundup...

Expanding our capacity
This year we grew to 12 consultants and expanded internationally, to London. Brent Fisse in Sydney and Ana Stanic in London cemented our expertise in Australian and EU competition policy and law, as well as energy sector regulation. Angela Gifford in London brought us her considerable aged and disability care experience and Dominic Fanning in Sydney grounded our planning and environment assessment practice. Tony Dreise in Sydney expanded our Indigenous affairs and education policy expertise.

Able Community Care has agreed to be part of the Macmillan Cancer Support Norfolk Business Challenge. During the next 12 months we are going to raise in excess of £1000 for the appeal.

We raised in excess of £175 for Children in Need by having an 'in house' event.

A human fruit machine, an auction, a raffle and a 'bring and buy' stall were all great fun over a two hour period and the resulting amount raised was excellent. 

Human Fruit Machine Raises Money For Children In Need

Staff went to the Thetford Garden Centre Christmas Events night on 12th November to serve on a stall selling 'Able to Cook'. Samples of goodies made from the book were on display e.g. Sir Michaels Caines 'Different Bread and Butter Pudding', and Stephen Fry's 'Honey Buns'

"Able to Cook" Stall in Thetford

The Yurt Restaurant in Thornham on the North Norfolk coast held an 'Able to Cook' evening with all the menu made up from recipes in Able to Cook. The book was on sale during the evening and further funds were raised for the two charities being sponsored by Able Community Care. 

On 11th November Angela gave a talk at the WI meeting in Capel St Mary in Ipswich. The meeting was well attended and great interest was shown.

The Homecarer, the magazine of The United Kingdon Home Care Association has given over the back page of it's Winter Edition to the celebration of Able Community Care's 30 years of providing home care services. Click here to see the article.

There's a brand new online radio show being broadcast especially for the clients and carers of Able Community Care. By The Wey is on every Saturday 8pm-10pm and repeated on Thursday 3pm-5pm at  Requests can be made by email to (please mark the email subject header: Request for By The Wey).

On Friday 22nd October Angela Gifford presented to Mrs Christine Smith the beautiful pearl necklace, (valued at £500+) that she had won in the September edition of EDP Norfolk.

Angela Gifford presenting prize to Christine Smith in October 2010

The competition was sponsored by Able Community Care to celebrate the 30th anniversay of Able Community Care and their provision of live-in care services throughout the UK.

The British Government's Financial Statement, October 2010 - Welfare

The number of people becoming pensioners and the number of people living longer has not been addressed by the Financial Statement.

An additional £2bn, whilst welcome, does not address the amount of funding that will be required to care for an increasing number of older people and does not increase in any way, the choice of where people who need care would like their care to be provided.

The Statement does not appear to address the problem of younger, disabled adults with high dependency care needs for whom the ILF used to provide the opportunity to be cared for in a home of their own but currently is not providing funding for new applicants.

The joint working of council social care and the NHS is to be welcomed as is the retention of the universal benefits for older people and the continuing of research into Dementia.

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For further details contact Angela Gifford MD of Able Community Care, an international, specialised home care company providing services to people with high, dependency care needs.

Angela Gifford gave a presentation to a meeting of retired businessmen on "The Current Complexity of the UK Home Care Sector and the changes that are likely to come in the near future".

Able Community Care celebrated its 'pearl' anniversary with a competition in EDP Norfolk for a beautiful pearl necklace. The winner was; Mrs Smith of Trimingham, Norfolk.

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