What would make a good death for you? What was your reaction to this headline? Horror? Not something you want to think about – certainly not talk about or discuss. Why? It is the most important thing that will happen to you in your life – so why don’t we talk about it and plan? …
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The Care Quality Commission are inspecting London Ambulance Service NHS Trust from 1st June The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent health and adult social care regulator. Their job is to check whether hospitals, care homes, GPs, dentists and services are meeting national standards. CQC look at a lot of information to help them design …
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Age UK and Equally Ours, a project which has been funded by the Thomas Paine Initiative, have made a short film to raise awareness of the need for human rights protections for older people. The film is called ‘Charles’ and shows a man’s (Charles) life backwards, beginning in a care home and ending with him, …
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The government is consulting the public on what they think about the lifetime cap on what people should have to pay care costs,  introduced as part of the Care Act. The cap is to be  £72,000 but does not cover all costs that someone could possibly have for their care. Age UK has set up …
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Chapter 7 of the Care Act 2014

September 30th, 2014 | Posted by Irene Kohler in Care | London | Older People - (0 Comments)

As someone involved in supporting older people through independent advocacy, I read chapter 7 of the Care Act 2014 with interest. The theme running throughout is that people must be consulted and involved in their assessments and care plans. Local Authorities are charged with arranging independent advocates to facilitate the involvement of a person in …
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When Andrew Dilnot first published his report on the future of care, there was widespread support, both for the general direction he was setting, and for the fact that at long last, we thought we would get a long-term and sustainable approach to the funding of social care. Sadly, there is often a massive divide …
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We all hope that we will never need ‘care’ especially when we see so many horrible stories in the media, not only of people being neglected in nursing and care homes but also within people’s own homes. Maybe the time to think about what we may want in the future is when we are well, …
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