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Apr 25 2014

The Demand for Elderly Care to “Outstrip” Family Supply

It has been predicted that by 2017 the number of elderly people in the UK needing care will “outstrip” family members in a position to provide it. Further to this an estimate in this recent report by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) suggests that by 2030 there will be more than two million people in the UK over the age of 65 who will have no family… Read Full story

Apr 14 2014

What Do You See, Nurse?

It has been brought to our attention, since we reproduced the poem ‘Look Closer, Nurse’ in our recent newsletter and on the EDGE website, that we have fallen for something of an urban myth. Read Full story

Apr 03 2014

Mental Capacity Act ‘not working’

When the Mental Capacity Act, 2005 was introduced its prime intention was to empower and protect vulnerable adults. However, a recent House of Lords Committee report found that in thousands of cases, those who oversee the care of such adults – for instance social workers or health professionals – are failing to correctly implement the legislation and in… Read Full story

Apr 03 2014

What Do You See, Nurse?

The following poem was reportedly written by a woman who died in a care of the elderly ward of Ashludie Hospital near Dundee, Scotland. It was found among her possessions on or around April 1974 so we are re-printing it in our newsletter to mark the 40 year anniversary. Read Full story

Mar 07 2014

NHS Change Day 2014

Thousands of people who work in the NHS are pledging to do something different to improve care standards as part of NHS Change Day 2014. Read Full story

Jan 21 2014

Advice for Walking on Snow and Ice

With freezing weather forecast over the next few weeks we are possibly going to be faced with the unpleasant task of attempting to stay upright whilst walking on snow and ice. Many home care workers walk their care rounds and the elderly and less able-bodied people we care for are particularly vulnerable to falls when snow and ice are on the ground. Read Full story

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