Sep 03 2013

‘Homesharing’ Schemes Going From Strength to Strength

‘Homeshare’ schemes are a relatively new idea first started in the US and expanded to the UK in the 1990's and are really taking off in many boroughs across the UK. The idea of the schemes is to match young people (often students) in need of less expensive accommodation to older or less able-bodied people who would benefit from support in the home and… Read Full story

Aug 12 2013

Representative Bodies Announce Merger

The merging of the two largest social care representative bodies has recently been announced, the English Community Care Association and the National Care Association are joining to form Care England. It is thought to beneficial for all and strengthen the sector for the better as they now have further resources and can make the most of their qualifications. Read Full story

Aug 08 2013

Zero-Hours Working Contracts Not Always Fair

Pressure has increased recently on the Government to tackle the increasingly controversial issue of ‘zero-hours contracts’ in the wake of a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development report which estimates the number of workers affected as being as high as a million, nearly five times as many as claimed by official statistics. Read Full story

Jul 18 2013

Care Quality Commission to Overhaul Inspection System

The first Chief Inspector of hospitals for the NHS Sir Mike Richards who works with the Care Quality Commission has announced a more in-depth system for inspecting NHS premises in light of the scandals at Mid Staffordshire Hospital and more recently the Furness General Hospital. Read Full story

Jul 05 2013

Happy Birthday NHS

The NHS is celebrating its 65th birthday today. Originally launched on 5 July 1948 at the Park Hospital in Manchester it was the first time anywhere in the world that completely free healthcare was made available purely on the basis of citizenship and need, rather than the payment of fees or insurance premiums. Today it is almost impossible to imagine life before the… Read Full story

Jun 18 2013

Carers Should be Screened for Depression say Doctors

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) estimates that as much as one in every twenty patients with a GP practice is providing unpaid care and it is thought that about 40% of carers are thought to be at risk of depression or stress because of their caring role. The Carer’s Trust defines a carer as someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or… Read Full story

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