Welcome to 2017! Where we’re asking “has life got better?”. Over the last few years I have written about a wide variety of issues and concerns – many of which are a real concern, not just to older people, but the wider community. So just out of interest, I thought I would look back on …
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Will things never improve?

June 24th, 2016 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Social Care - (0 Comments)

Once again we are going back to an old chestnut – home care given in 15 minute visits. It seems as if this issue has been discussed for years with constant disgust from prominent people and always the promises to change and here we are in 2016 – no further forward. Well that’s not quite …
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The Care Act – before the run up to the election there was some  trumpet  blowing publicity about how the new Care Act was the best thing since sliced bread; how it is  going to benefit us all – those who need care, carers and families of people who need care. Even those who self …
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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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