Care home brings comfort in a box to those with end of life care

Care home brings comfort in a box to those with end of life care. Manager of Laurel Lodge Care Home Danielle Bullent with the new comfort boxes given to families who are with residents having end of life care. Danielle is pictured with Chelsea Marley, Rebecca Brown and Lucy Lincoln. Byline: Sonya Duncan (C) Archant 2020 Werther's Originals, tea, blankets and films have been packaged up in a comfort box to help friends and relatives of residents receiving end of life [...]

Up to 90,000 care workers needed ‘immediately’ to meet social care promises

Up to 90,000 care workers needed ‘immediately’ to meet social care promises. Around 165,000 over 65's in England need help at home with three or more basic daily activities. A lack of concrete proposals in party manifestos has raised concerns. A new analysis from The Nuffield Trust has revealed that up to 90,000 social care workers would be needed immediately to meet the manifesto pledges. The Nuffield Trust says that expanding social care to this group is implicit in both the Labour party’s [...]

One visit to care home shows why we can’t go on like this

One visit to care home shows why we can't go on like this. Adult social care spending has fallen by 2%, but political parties are reluctant to pledge campaign-damaging reforms. A nurse rushes up the corridor putting on surgical gloves as she goes. Another runs in the opposite direction slinging on a plastic apron. A panel on the wall is full of flashing red lights, each representing a room in which someone wants help. And as well as the lights, an alarm [...]

Record NHS funding to give patients a better alternative to hospital

Record NHS funding to give patients a better alternative to hospital New funding for primary and community healthcare by 2023/4 under the NHS Long Term Plan. Published 21 November 2018 From: Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street, Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, and The Rt Hon Theresa May MP More NHS patients will be cared for at home and in their community to avoid them going into or staying in hospital unnecessarily, Theresa May announced today. Ahead of a visit to a north London [...]

Man’s 18-month fight for care funding to a dying wife

Man’s 18-month fight for care funding to a dying wife. ‘Why won’t you help my dying wife?’ - Man’s 18-month fight for care funding. Robert May, whose wife Sylvia is very ill but struggling to access NHS funding. PHOTO: Jamie Honeywood A Norfolk woman was not dying quick enough to access NHS funding for her care, her husband has claimed. Robert May, whose wife Sylvia is very ill but struggling to access NHS funding. PHOTO: Jamie Honeywood Sylvia May, 73, has a number of conditions [...]