In the last few months I have noticed an increase in the number of details (anon) I am receiving (this morning about a franchised, care company, two in Scotland and one in Hampshire). Further research on Google shows that many companies who provide between 400 and 1,000 hours under contract are the ones that are up for sale. Several are now under ‘new price’ or ‘offers’.
This is a worrying situation and perhaps we should ask the reasons why. I would suggest two that may be relevant:
Arthritis Research UK has published a new guide: "Living With Long-Term Pain: A Guide To Self-Management".
It is estimated that approx. 10 million people in the UK live with long-term pain and this publication is designed to be of help.
It can be obtained by downloading from this page on the Arthritis Research UK website.
Alternatively you can order a copy by telephoning 0300 790 0400.
Many charities are asking for practical help in 2013 and the UK Hand Knitting Association gives details of charities that would like such help. These are just a few that can be found on their website:
Answer : The Disabled Facilities Grant is a means tested grant to help with the costs of adapting a property in which a disabled person lives. An assessment will be done in order to make sure that any adaptations would be appropriate and are necessary. They also have to be practical and reasonable in relation to the property the disabled person lives or will live in.
The Grants are via the local authority and you should get a copy of their criteria and eligibility. The maximum grant in England is £30K, in Wales £36K.
The definition of a person considered to be disabled is:
In a 2010 study, daily consumption of ginger was shown to help ease muscle pain associated with exercise by 25%.
(Source: this page on sciencedaily.com)
Sadly a client died this week for whom we had been providing continuous cover for nine years.
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Able Community Care began providing Keith with this service at the end of 2006 and it has been continuous since that time. Keith has two main, regular live-in carers one who was first introduced to Keith in July 2007 and his second live-in carer in February 2010.
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Angela Gifford, Director
Able Community Care Ltd.