November 26, 2009 -- Able Newsflash No.196

Care News

The CRB website address has now moved to the Home Office website at the documentation that is currently in circulation will have the old website details but for the near future, re-direction from the old site will be automatic.

A majority of people express a wish to die at home but 60% of people currently die in an acute hospital bed.
(End of Life Care: 19th Report of Session 2008-2009)

A survey carried out by Nottingham University NHS Trust over a five year period has shown that people who�walk faster are less likely to die than slow walkers. The survey involved 3,208 relatively fit elderly people at the beginning of the project.

In-House News

Potential new clients have been visited in Somerset and Derby.

Manual Handling training for two carers has taken place in the office.

Review visits made to Hertfordshire and Stockport.

Two carer interviews taken place and one new carer put on register.

Interesting Information / Statistics

Payments per week to residential homes from local authorities are at varying rates. The weekly amount starts from as little as �315.00.

Post Office Community Care
A mobile Post Office is a modern, fully equipped van offering Post Office services. There are more than 168 villages currently visited by a Mobile branch across the UK today. These communities are visited at set times and days each week, and the majority of Post Office products and services are available through the Mobile service.�These vehicles have an access lift at the back to assist elderly or disabled customers. To see if one comes to your area visit the website at

Question of the Week
"I am a disabled 22 year old man and would like to learn to drive but cannot afford the cost of lessons. Are there any grants available to help with the cost?"

Answer : Motability may be able to offer financial help towards the cost of a suitable car, adaptations, driving lessons or a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. During 2007/08, grants were awarded totaling over �18 million to help over 5,000 customers with their mobility needs.

If you are planning to have a Motability vehicle you have to arrange to apply for a grant of driving lessons before putting in an application for a vehicle.

For further details visit the Motability website at:

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

Best Wishes,
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.