July 10, 2008 -- Able Newsflash No.126

Care News

Skills for Care surveyed more than 500 direct payment employers and 400 personal assistants. The survey found that:

In Scotland there are in excess of 3,000 social care vacancies which includes 400 social worker posts. The vacancies are within Scottish Councils.

In-House News

Potential new clients were visited in Norfolk, Berkshire, Bedfordshire and London.

A further meeting has taken place with Suffolk Fire Department in relation to arranging fire safety risk assessments, free of charge, for people we care for in Suffolk who have advised us that they would like to take up this offer.

New posts have commenced in:

For the month of June 2008 19047 pages of our website were visited. Web site is: http://www.

To whoever sent our accountant Michael Gill an Abacus he would like to say thank you, but could they tell him how to use it! Also, as they requested the bubble wrap back, could they please make themselves known to Michael on 01603 281924.

Interesting Information

Question asked of Able Community Care this week
"Having retired at the age of sixty five I would like to become a blood donor. However, a friend has said that I am now too old, am I?

Answer : The lower age limit is 17 years and the upper age limit is 70 years of age.

Average cost of a UK funeral in 2007 was �2,390. In Scotland the cost was approx. �2,500. Mintel carried out the research for AXA Insurance and estimated that by 2012 the UK average funeral price will be �3,300.

The research also included an estimate of possible additional costs associated with a funeral:

We hope you have enjoyed reading this and "see you next week".

Best Wishes,
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.