When the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) came into being with one set of standards on a nationwide basis, care organisations breathed a sigh of relief. Scotland and Wales then brought in their own specifications but this was manageable. The CSCI was replaced by CQC (Care Quality Commission) who were to continue the inspection and regulation in England.
However, there is a clear dissatisfaction that has crept in on the current regulation and inspection system as demonstrated by an increasing number of County Councils. Once again, Councils are expecting care organisations to be subjected to further, individual council specifications, basically going back to the same situation of the 1990's.
Is it that our English national standards are not deemed to be fit for purpose, if so, should they be revised if is it necessary? If they are deemed to be fit for purpose, why are the Councils bringing in this additional level of specification?
For nationwide care organisations such as Able Community Care, to have to go through the individual processes again will undoubtedly increase the cost of care packages and give speculation as to why we are regulated by CQC, an organisation we have to contribute to financially.
WHO (World Health Organisation) calls on countries to raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco. Based on 2012 data, WHO estimates that by increasing tobacco taxes by 50%, all countries would reduce the number of smokers by 49 million within the next 3 years and ultimately save 11 million lives.
Today, every 6 seconds someone dies from tobacco use. Tobacco kills up to half of its users. It also incurs considerable costs for families, businesses and governments. Treating tobacco-related diseases like cancer and heart disease is expensive and as tobacco-related disease and death often strikes people in the prime of their working lives, productivity and incomes fall.
Answer : The Office for Disability Issues has a 16 page booklet that you can download which explains how independent advocates can help disabled people. It can be downloaded as a PDF from: odi.dwp.gov.uk/docs/res/iar/iar-exec-summary-easy.pdf
You do not mention in which area your brother lives but if you go to Google and put in independent advocacy and the County he lives in, contact details in the area will come up.
Four potential live-in care workers were intereviewed and from previous interviews two new care workers were accepted on the Register. New live-in care posts have commenced in:
A story we placed on Linkedin last week: A terminally ill client in a care home wished to spend her last weeks in her own home. The care home and Able Community Care worked together to achieve her wish. Gladys died at home yesterday. She had enjoyed her last four weeks in her own home. with a live-in care worker and with the support of the local health professionals.
More than 70,000 knee replacements are carried out in England and Wales each year, and the number is rising. Most people who have a total knee replacement are over 65.
Beryl has received total care since then and has two rotational, live in care workers.
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Angela Gifford, Director
Able Community Care Ltd.
Telephone 01603 764567