February 15, 2007 -- Able Newsflash No.54

Care News

Personal care is free in Scotland but the Secretary of State for Health, Patricia Hewitt, has said that the government is not proposing to move to a system of free personal care in England as she believes it is not affordable. (Source Share � February)

Fees that social care providers have to pay to CSCI have been frozen until at least April 2008.

Residential Care Homes
There are proposed changes to residential care charges as from April 2007. The main proposed changes are:

Lord Norman Warner has announced his retirement from the Dept. of Health, which he joined in 2003.

However, Able Community Care remembers Lord Warner when he was Director of Social Services in Kent. This was in the early 1990's and he and his team were at the front edge of the then new state of "care in the community".

During that time Able Community Care ran a conference about the "new world that was going to offer choice of how and where you wanted to be cared for", and Mr. Norman Warner, as he was then, kindly agreed to be one of our speakers at this event.

In-House News

A potential new client has been visited in Yorkshire.

A review has been held in Cambridgeshire.

A new post has commenced: elderly gentleman living in Yorkshire who requires stroke aftercare. Care Manager Alan Wilson. Salary �579.00pw inc.

Interesting Information

5000 people every year with diabetes have an amputation.

We currently have 19 unwanted information/training videos that we are happy to give away free of charge if a reader would like them. The videos cover topics such as: leg ulcers, high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, epilepsy, etc.

If you would like them please give us a call on 01603 281928 and ask for Sarah.

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

Best Wishes,
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.