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Care Corner Blog

Read the latest thoughts and opinions on all things care related from those working within the care industry

Tackling some big questions, we ask the experts to comment on policy changes, industry criticism and praise, as well as bringing insight to complex issues.

With articles covering childcare and eldercare interests, we look forward to you joining us in any debates, and sharing any articles of ours that you find of interest.

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UK Homecare Agencies in a Sorry State, Say Reviewers on Good Care Guide

24/04/2014

And things need to change, writes Andy Major | In March 2014, we evaluated 4,000 reviews received on Good Care Guide. Good Care Guide's reviews show that: 31% of homecare agencies were felt to provide a 'poor' or 'bad' level of care 33% of homecare agencies were considered 'poor' or 'bad' value for money This came in sharp contrast to reviews for childcare settings,...

 

Recognising Cognitive Impairment in a Loved One

22/04/2014

Dr Jamie Wilson from HomeTouch advises on how to identify signs of early memory decline, and the steps you can take to get help | How do you know if a loved one is developing early dementia? What is the difference between normal age-related memory change...

 

Should Britain Adopt a 'Scandinavian' Approach to Childcare?

07/04/2014

Sarah Willis explores the possibility of the UK adopting a 'Scandinavian' approach to childcare, which would massively expand the current offering available to parents and carers | A new report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) advocates...

 

How Providers Can Utilise Good Care Guide

24/03/2014

Tinies branch owner and Good Care Guide member Fiona Atkinson explains how providers can, or should, react to the process of reviewing and being reviewed | Good Care Guide was set up to offer practitioners in care environments and, in particular, families...

 

Connecting Generations: iPads Lead the Way

04/03/2014

Mario Ambrosi of Anchor explains why iPads in care homes are key for wellbeing | Research has shown that the most sought-after gift for over 65s last Christmas was an iPad, tablet or laptop*. Perhaps this isn't surprising, as the Office for National...

 

How Many Children Can (or Should) One Person Care For?

20/02/2014

The government proposals last week to increase childcare ratios will not reduce childcare costs, but could affect children's safety, says Denise Burke | In response to the childcare regulation consultation, childcare minister Liz Truss fuelled the debate...

 

Mind the Gap: Who Will Do the Caring?

11/02/2014

Working longer and caring more means something has to give, argues Sam Smethers of Grandparents Plus | You know the old saying - if you want something done, give it to a busy person. Generally, I subscribe to that. It's often thought that it's working...

 

The Future of Childcare and the Need for Reform

28/01/2014

As childcare costs continue to rise, more and more parents can't afford to go back to work. Ellen Broome explains why there is a need for reform in a system that so many of us depend on | Access to affordable, quality childcare is as important to parents...

 

The Value of Independent Advocacy

16/01/2014

Marie McWilliams from OPAAL explains that Independent Advocacy will help older people in the UK have a stronger voice, and help retain control over their own lives. | In 2008, OPAAL (Older People's Advocacy Alliance) worked with thirty national...

 

Discovering That a Relative Might Need Care

16/12/2013

It's difficult when you suddenly notice a decline in an older relative's health, but it's best to consider your options sooner rather than later, says Stephen Burke | There are two main reasons why older people tend to need care. Usually, it is because...

 
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