Council home care services currently have differing upper limits as to how much people can be asked to pay. It can vary from �200 pw in Neath to as little as �16.20 in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Now the Assembly Government is to introduce a maximum charge for people who are receiving council home care, at �50pw. In addition transport charges to day centres are to end.
A third of London GPs are unable to diagnose dementia. This is from a study commissioned by the City of London Corporation�s City Bridge Trust in which it also says that there is a failure of integration between health and social care services.
MH training has taken place for carers in South Wales.
Client reviews/team meetings have taken place in Richmond, Sunderland and Stockport.
A new client post has commenced in Essex for an older lady with cancer. Care Manager is Sam, weekly wage is �608 inc.
Another new client post has commenced in London for an older lady, Care Manager is Sam and weekly wage is �587 inc.
Less than 8% of disabled people are wheelchair users.
Question of the Week
"I live in a small terrace house with my garden laid down to lawn at the front and the back. Unfortunately, I am no longer able to cut my lawns and would like to find a solution so that my outside space looks tidy and neat. I have heard that there are electrical lawnmowers that can cut the grass unaided so can you tell me where I can find out some information about them please."
Answer : If your lawn is a simple straight shape, and it sounds as though it might be then a robotic, battery powered mower might be the answer. They are simple to use, currently priced around �600 and many well known companies manufacture them. Ask at any good garden centre or lawnmower specialist and they should be able to give you further information.
There is also a website, http://www.fredshed.co.uk where you can read firsthand about many of these mowers and �Fred� gives you his opinion on their use for ease, results, etc.
We hope you have enjoyed reading this and "see you next week".
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.