Sep 04 2012

Nursing Home Owners Fined After Manual Handling Fatality

Annie Bradley a 78 year old lady who was a resident of Harley House Nursing Home in Leicester fell from a hoist in July 2008 and died the following day. Mrs Bradley who had Huntingdon’s disease and was immobile was being transported in a hoist and sling from her bed to a specialist chair when the accident happened. Two sisters who co-owned the care home were… Read Full story

Aug 21 2012

Unsecured Wheelchair User Killed

The Scottish Ambulance Service Board (SASB) has recently been fined £55,000 following an accident that resulted in a 78 year old lady’s death when she was thrown from an ambulance. Read Full story

Jul 13 2012

EDGE Services Supports Good Care Week

A new campaign has been launched at the House of Commons on July 3rd to raise public awareness of the issues surrounding social care in the UK today. The campaign’s focus is on what constitutes good social care and to encourage people who either work in social care or are in receipt of social care (and their friends and families) to talk about it. The campaign has… Read Full story

Jul 02 2012

The BBC Take a Look at the Older Generation

The BBC is launching a series of TV and radio programmes this week called ‘When I am 65’ that will look at the experiences of older people in the UK today. The first TV programme in the series is called ‘When I Get Older’ and will be broadcast on Wednesday 4th July at 9pm on BBC1. Read Full story

Jun 08 2012

Important Court Ruling Forces Councils to Re-think Care Funding

The Supreme Court in London made a judgement at the end of last month that could potentially change access to funded care packages for thousands of elderly and disabled people throughout the UK. This is a crucial case which should go some way to clarifying whether a County Council or a Social Services department can take its own finances into account when assessing a… Read Full story

May 24 2012

Age UK Petition the Government for Change

Last week the charity Age UK presented Number 10 Downing Street with a petition signed by over 130,000 people calling on the Government to end the crisis in social care. The size of the petition means it is likely that Parliament will be required to debate this important issue, bringing the needs of older people who are being let down by the care system to the forefront of… Read Full story

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