It is acknowledge that many more people (one in five) will develop long term care needs but the practical and financial factors needed to make this achievable are currently lacking.
On 26th April a public debate was launched by a 15 strong coalition headed by the Kings Fund and members such as Age Concern, Help the Aged, Association of British Insurers, Carers UK, Alzheimers Association and The Joseph Rowntree Foundation. There are seven regional debates organised across the country which aim to address the current failings of the care system and to see if there are better, fairer solutions for the way ahead.
The regional debates, The Caring Choices, will have three key questions they are seeking the answers to;
Client reviews have taken place in Swansea, Bridgend, Cornwall and Hertfordshire. Risk assessment in Norfolk.
David Gifford attended a study day, "Snakes and Ladders: The Challenges of Commissioning for Brain Injury Services" presented by The Brain Injury Social Work Group in partnership with Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP.
Angela Gifford spoke on "The Domiciliary Care Market � Mutual Opportunities" at the Half Yearly Team Conference in Manchester for Symponia*.
*Symponia is the organisation for specialist, experienced and dedicated care fees planning consultants in the UK. http://www.symponia.co.uk
Mandy Gulatar our Manager in the South West attended a training day on The Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Potential Carers have been interviewed in Harrogate and Norwich.
A new post has commenced in Jersey for a young man with Cerebral Palsy. Salary �550.00 plus travel. Care Manager Ruth Divey.
A new post has commenced in Norfolk for an elderly gentleman requiring stroke aftercare. Salary �547.00inc. Care Manager Jackie Maasz.
Potential new clients have been visited in Surrey and South Wales.
Some 66% of Scotland's estimated 650000 unpaid carers are women.
(Source Herald UK)
We hope you have enjoyed reading this and "see you next week".
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.