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

07/07/2014

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 probably do it most weeks. Someone asks "how are you?" and you reply "I'm fine" even though that morning your alarm failed to go off, you...

 

The Holiday Childcare Conundrum

23/06/2014

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...

 

Progress on Childcare Costs in Universal Credit

08/05/2014

Campaigners howled when tax credits help with childcare costs was cut to 70% in 2011. However, help is on its way, says Child Poverty Action Group's Alison Garnham | Childcare tax credit cuts hit the worst-off families Following the announcement that...

 

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%...

 

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...

 
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