Transport for London (TfL) wants to make the buses cash free which they say amongst other things will quicken journey time and keep to time. That means that nobody will be able to pay a fare with cash – how will that affect you? Do you think this is right? What if you loose your …
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Dementia Friendly Boroughs

August 30th, 2013 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Dementia | Health - (0 Comments)

Dementia is a  fashionable subject at the present time which can only be a good thing – lots of talk, meetings, conferences and good will but is there enough action to match all this talk? Several Boroughs are working towards becoming ‘Dementia Friendly Boroughs’ working with local shops, café’s and businesses providing information and training …
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What is Personalisation? The formal definition is: ‘Personalisation is the process by which state provided services are adapted to meet the needs of the service user. Personalisation is intended to improve outcomes by giving people more choice and control over their support’. The governments approach can be summarised as: ‘the way in which services are …
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Older People and Prison

August 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Jon Pushkin in Prison - (0 Comments)

The number of over-60s behind bars has jumped 20 per cent in four years. The oldest man in prison in England and Wales was 92 as of last year and the oldest woman, 78. No one is really clear why this is happening but tougher sentencing is one factor and there is also what might …
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