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Also raises an interesting question of social workers. They have ethics as to how best to deal with clients who need their services. In turn , they are at the mercy of superiors who have a different perspective, To cut services in order to save money in line with instructions from their own superior...
Slow news day so far .... I dug this one up from July 2008 .... House of Commons Report. 2008 ... Labour Government ... carers ... road shows with consultation meetings at local levels ... several well respected carers amongst our ranks attending their local ones ... a feeling that , at long last , ...
An interesting article is somewhat late ... by 20 / 30 years !!! https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2016/dec/06/new-manifesto-for-social-care-is-essential-service-users-should-write-it One of those articles wherein it's hard to find fault. As far as carers are concerned , a bottom up ap...
Social workers are usually " Good " at maths. Care / caree total income £ 200 per week .... expenditure including rent / mortgage £ 190. " I can offer you some respite care. Only £ 15 per hour + expenses ... " No wonder many need a minder when visiting carers in most areas ? No good feeding one to t...
Dovetails into another thread on surveys and sampling. If one adds a degree of bias to produce a report favourable to a third party , then the whole survey should be questioned. In carer circles , recall the " Health Check " survey a few years ago ? Considered more in demand than either an increase ...
Interesting .... thanks Susie. I do like the first three words ... deciding to care .... how many including myself skipped those words of wisdom ? Potential financial meltdown as a carer or 70+ hours in one / two jobs just for someone else to care ? Even then , are you sure that your caree is in cap...
An interesting survey from Essex Homewatch on a little researched subject. http://www.healthwatchessex.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Insights-into-Hospital-Discharge-survey-findings.pdf My own caring days started after a nurse asked my mother : " Is there anyone at home to look after you ? ". Ne...
Southwark Carers Centre guide to their local foodbanks : http://www.southwarkcarers.org.uk/peckham-food-bank/ Just under half a mile from Carers UK headquarters. I wonder if they know each other ? Somewhat ironic if there is a sign in one with somelike like : The Voice Of Carers ! If you are a carer...
A more general guide to NHS Continuing Health Care and the effects of the Care Act on those.

http://caretobedifferent.co.uk/the-care ... ealthcare/

Mainly aimed at those within care homes but some useful explanations that are related to carers.