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Children and adults with disabilities and health conditions, no matter how complex, want to receive their care and support at home and in their local communities. This is what is important to them. There are many families in Wales providing unpaid care and support to family, friends and neighbours and…
An Alzheimer's disease sufferer's last year alive was living hell due to inadequate training for care staff, his daughter has said. Linda Jackson, 63, said she struggled to get good quality homecare for her father Ken Richard before he died in 2014 aged 87. She said her father, a dock…
Vulnerable older people are being denied regular showers and visits to the toilet because of cuts to social care budgets, a UNISON report has warned today. The Damage: Care in Crisis is based on a survey of more than 1,000 staff across the UK working in homecare, residential support and…
Complaints about care provided in people's homes rose by a quarter over the last year, while those about care homes increased by a fifth, a new report says. The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) received 2,969 complaints and enquiries about adult social care in 2015/16, up 6% on the previous year.…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published its national review of home care in Wales, finding most people are happy with services, despite a ‘fragile’ market. The 'National Review of Domiciliary Care in Wales' makes a number of recommendations for all partners involved. Here is a brief…
A new report from the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) exposes the widespread and systematic underfunding of homecare services for older people. The findings provide further evidence of genuine risks to the viability of state-funded homecare services, and the possible consequences for over half-a million people supported at home. This…
People who believe their care should have been funded by the NHS, are being encouraged by the Welsh Government to register their intent to make a claim. Continuing NHS Healthcare is a package of care provided free-of-charge by the NHS for those people with complex and primarily health-based needs. This…
The Department of Health have published a revised edition of 'Making a difference in dementia, nursing vision and strategy' which sets out the role and responsibilities for nurses providing care and support for people with dementia. This strategy sets out how nurses can provide high quality compassionate care and support…
One of the country's biggest not-for-profit providers of care in the community is pulling out of the market. Housing And Care 21 works with 150 local authorities to provide care for elderly and disabled people, amounting to 35,000 hours of home care a week. Its chief executive, Bruce Moore, told…
A union is taking a legal case on behalf of home care workers, saying they are paid less than half the minimum wage. Seventeen home care workers employed across the London Borough of Haringey, backed by their union Unison, are taking a number of care companies and the council to…
District nursing services play an important role in helping people to maintain their independence by supporting them to manage long-term conditions and treating acute illnesses – and demand for such services is increasing. These services will be key to the success of policies that aim to provide more care closer…
Patients who need care in their own homes are increasingly faced with "rushed and abrupt" district nurses, a new report suggests. District nurses are having to take a "task-focused" approach to care as a result of mounting caseloads and shortages of staff, according to a report by The King's Fund.…

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