Part of the blame for the mediocrity of many of our care homes and home care providers is the weakness of their regulators, the Adult Social Care Directorate of the Care Quality Commission. The Commission rates providers for Safety, Effectiveness, Caring, Responsiveness (to users’ needs) and Good Leadership. For each of these domains a provider …
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I’m a big admirer of the the ‘Techy Tea Party’ movement pioneered by Sharon Tynan for Age UK London and then developed nationally by EE and Age UK. There’s now a National Techy Tea Party Day – or you can organise your own, as I reported last year from Primrose Hill. My friend John Popham has extended the idea to a …
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Until 2014, we had been known as The Arthritic Association, an organisation founded in 1942 aiming to help people with arthritis by emphasising the importance of lifestyle. Over the years we have grown into a sizeable national membership charity and we felt it was time to take a long hard look at what we offer. …
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