Help towards care costs has taken a step forward this month as the new National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare has been published. The new framework has been developed after consultation with professional bodies, voluntary bodies, patient user groups, etc. The idea is to make the process of who can claim funding for continuous care easier and fairer to access.
Currently, the system has been described as a post code lottery with some people able to access the funding in parts of the country whilst other people living elsewhere have found it difficult or impossible. The new framework should also speed up the process.
The new framework will come into being from October this year. The cost for the first year is expected to be in the area of �220m.
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There were 5,280 hospital admissions among under-16s in 2005/06 related to alcohol - a rise of just over a third on the 3,870 figure for 1995/96.
(Source Mental Health Foundation)
Reviews of care plans/training have taken place in Coventry, Surrey and Norfolk.
Interviews for potential carers have taken place in Norwich and Coventry.
Carer Freda Moyo has successfully completed NVQ 2
"Meals on Wheels"... Depends where you live how much a meal* costs; North Tyneside �2.20, Brent �2.60 and West Sussex �3.20, Devon �3.60.
* Main hot course and dessert.
We hope you have enjoyed reading this and "see you next week".
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.