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With its radical moves to combine collective accommodation and social care, cohousing could revolutionise life for the elderly in Britain. Andrew Chilvers, from www.bettercaring.com, a unique consumer website that combines a comprehensive care home search engine with stories, tips and an online discussion forum reports. With the government’s recent pledge…
Evidence-based practice (EBP) has gradually been accepted by different professional groups as a central tenet of professionalism.  Within the care-related professions, Medicine, Nursing and Psychology are well ahead of Social Work; but now Changing Lives  has put EBP onto the SW agenda as an essential condition for the development of…
Saturday, 19 Apr, 2008

Care Homes: A Changing Culture

Most Britons shudder at the thought of moving into a care home. But they shouldn’t. Andrew Chilvers, from www.bettercaring.com, a unique consumer website that combines a comprehensive care home search engine with stories, tips and an online discussion forum, reports. It’s chilling how far some pensioners will go to avoid…
Homecare re-ablement is a concept that may be unfamiliar to many in Scotland.  But, in Edinburgh at least, it is about to become better known. Edinburgh City Council is to introduce re-ablement in 2008 as a way of tackling the demand on homecare services caused by the rising number of…