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Read the latest thoughts and opinions from those working within the care industry

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, we look forward to you joining us in any debates, and sharing articles you find of interest.

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Ignore the Numbers

16/03/2015

If age is just a number, why is there such stigma attached to growing older? It's time for society to go beyond the numbers and be compassionate, says Andy Major | One of the most noticeable things for me over the Christmas holiday period last year, was that people looked older. And this was everyone; from toddlers to newlyweds to grandparents. But why did that surprise me? After all,...

 

How to Design a Home for the Elderly

26/01/2015

It is important when decorating for the elderly that the environment created is comfortable, safe and easy to navigate. We asked Sunrise Senior Living for their tips | When re-decorating the home of an elderly person, everything from the floor up needs to...

 

Our Response to the Demos Commission on Residential Care

04/10/2014

Yesterday Paul Burstow MP revealed in a speech the findings of a year-long Demos Commission on Residential Care. Stephen Burke offers his thoughts... | I very much welcome moves from the Demos Commission on Residential Care to encourage the development of...

 

A Question of Care: Looking at How Elderly People Are Coping

09/09/2014

For many elderly people, there comes a time when they need support but don't want to admit it, or are too proud to ask. DoCare's Una Mills looks at how it often falls to family members to spot the signs and take action | We've all done it; in fact we...

 

The Holiday Childcare Conundrum

09/07/2014

Arranging childcare for the summer holidays is a huge challenge for many working parents. Ellen Broome suggests how employers and the government can work together to ease the strain | As the summer holiday draws near, working parents of school children up...

 

Making Person Centred Care a Reality

09/06/2014

Care and support planning enables people with long term conditions to work with care teams to get the support they need to live the life they want, says Preth Rao | The importance of a person's care and support plan should never be overlooked; it underpins...

 

Shared Lives: A Different Form of Social Care

26/05/2014

Shared Lives remains a well-kept secret, but it's a form of social care that serves as ideal for offering day support and short breaks for older people, says Alex Fox | Shared Lives is a little known alternative to homecare and care homes for disabled...

 

Good Care Guide Launches in Wales

13/05/2014

The state of childcare and eldercare in Wales is due to be put under the spotlight, as Good Care Guide officially announces its Welsh launch | Good Care Guide will now allow families across Wales to review and rate care homes, homecare agencies or...

 

What's the Problem with Childcare?

12/05/2014

Cost is only one of a series of issues with the UK's childcare system says Ellen Broome, and the government needs to commit to a long-term strategy in order to make it work | The annual childcare cost survey, published in March by the Family and Childcare...

 

Making the Care Home Horror Stories of Panorama a Thing of the Past

09/05/2014

Stephen Burke discusses the current concerns about UK care homes following the broadcast of BBC's Panorama - Behind Closed Doors: Elderly Care Exposed | Anyone with a relative in residential care will have been shocked by BBC Panorama's secret filming...

 
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