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The 10th 'Annual Care Conference for Wales' will see the Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, discussing her review into the quality of life and care of older people in Wales' care homes. The conference, which is being chaired by CFW's Mario Kreft, takes place on October 9 in…
Elderly residents were not consulted properly when Fylde Borough Council decided to sell the company which owned their homes, an investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has found. The residents live in a housing development that was run by an association. The council’s predecessor became involved in the association…
A multi-million pound investment in services to support older people, particularly the frail elderly, to maintain their independence and remain in their home in Mid and West Wales, has been unveiled by the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas. A range of intermediate care services are being delivered across…
An article examined users' experiences of care in a range of settings, by combining data from four studies where participants were older people living in care homes or extra care housing, or receiving care at home, to compare people's sense of control over daily life. It said that, after controlling…
Work has begun on a £20m complex to provide 135 homes for older people in Wythenshawe, south of Manchester. Set to open in February 2016, Village 135 is an Extra Care Scheme which will be a mix of 66 apartments for affordable rent, 39 flats for shared ownership and 30…
New research from Age UK reveals that 870,000 older people between 65 and 89 now have unmet needs for social care. The research uncovers the fact that nearly a third (31.1%) of people who have difficulty in carrying out some essential activities of daily life do not receive any help…
A new £9m state-of-the-art medical and social care centre is set to revolutionise how elderly people are looked after in South Tyneside. South Tyneside MBC have awarded a contract for a new Integrated Care Services Hub to be built by South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust in the grounds of the…
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted. An international team, led by Dr David Llewellyn at the University of Exeter Medical School, found that study participants who were…
National charity Friends of the Elderly (FotE) is today calling on everyone to Be a Friend and help change the future of loneliness. The campaign is encouraging people across the country to get to know their older neighbours, and look out for each other where they can. FotE, which is…
Older people in Scotland will increasingly live alone over the next 25 years, according to the latest official projections. Nearly a quarter of people aged 16 or over are projected to live alone by 2037, compared to about one in five in 2012. The number of people aged 65 and…
Annual reports on the research in order to improve equipment for disabled and older people. These reports provide information about the wide range of government funded projects supporting the development, introduction and evaluation of assistive technology that might increase the range of activities and independence or wellbeing of disabled and…
A package of investment in services to support older people in the Western Bay area of Wales has been unveiled by the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas. A range of intermediate care services are being delivered across the Western Bay area, which covers Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and…