September 07, 2006 -- Able Newsflash No.32

Care News

The Department of Health is undertaking a consultation to clarify policy on patient confidentiality and disclosure of information on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) including HIV.

The outcome will benefit those who use the services in that they will know what to expect.

This will also take into account representations to the D of H from sexual health professionals seeking clarification of the circumstances when they may need to disclose confidential information, including about a patients HIV status, both with and without the patient's consent.

This is important in the provision of effective care for a person, as without full knowledge of a person�s health conditions, appropriate care can be jeopardised.

Care agencies are familiar with situations where, full health conditions are not disclosed, due to patient confidentiality. This has caused problems.

In-House News

Potential clients have been visited in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, South Wales and Bristol.

Interviews are taking place for the post of part-time Risk Assessor and Manual Handling Trainer.

Risk Assessment and a client review has taken place in Norfolk.

Interviews for potential carers are being held in Derbyshire.

New post - Elderly lady in Suffolk. Suffering from Alzheimer�s Disease and a broken limb. Care Manager Jackie Maaz. Salary �579.00 per week, inc.

Interesting Information

Purley, South London - an application to build Purley�s 50th retirement home has been lodged with the Council.

Private care jobs are being offered by other companies at the following rates:

Private hourly care assistant post in Nottinghamshire is being offered at �6.80 per hour, days, and up to �9.32 per hour for nights/weekends.

Live-in carer post in Nottinghamshire is paying �66.00 per day.

Live-in carer post in Cambridgeshire is paying �64.00 per day.

Live-in carer post in Essex is paying �78.00 per day.

The Association of Charity Officers is the national umbrella body for benevolent charities, that is charities who provide aid and advice to individuals in need.

Many funds are linked to particular trades and professions while others serve.those with a specific condition or disability. Some are national and others local. The help they offer takes many forms - financial grants, debt counselling, sheltered housing, residential accommodation or nursing home care, advice about statutory benefits, special equipment, counselling, help or care at home... In fact help in just about any imaginable and imaginative way. Charities make sure that their help does not affect people's statutory benefits.

The Association of Charity Officers has no funds itself but can help direct people to charities which have and may be appropriate for your need.

Their telephone number is 01707 651777 and they have a website at:

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

Best Wishes,
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.