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Mental Health Month "Carers of those with mental illness"

We often talk about how hard it is for say, a person who is a relative and carer of someone who has dementia or Alzheimer’s. The toll it takes on them economically, emotionally and physically. 852 more words

Taking Liberties.

I can’t pretend to be a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) aficionada. But a little research reading reveals that the current ‘acid test’, in England and Wales, for assaying whether a person is subject to a Deprivation of Liberty is: if the person is ‘subject to continuous supervision and control and not free to leave’, she or he is deprived of her or his liberty and therefore needs the Safeguards applied, to ensure that the Deprivation and any restrictions or restraints used to enforce it are in the person’s Best Interests. 845 more words

Higher local taxes not a proper answer

 

While Surrey County Council leader David Hodge bleated an apology over his attempt at hiking up council tax bills by 15 per cent to cover spiralling social care costs, more than 90 per cent of councils in England told ITV News that being allowed to raise council tax has made little or no difference to their ability to provide social care. 253 more words

Memories of year where care reached crisis point

Taking a look back is always dangerous. Nostalgia of ‘better days’ and being transfixed with what has been is never good for moving on efficiently. 354 more words

'Jet-in' carers fly from Benidorm to UK amid care chaos

I could hardly believe my eyes as I read the in the Telegraph that builders, barmaids and bankrupt businessmen are  flying into Britain from Spanish holiday spots to earn lucrative sums as care workers for the elderly. 553 more words

Dementia clients – the business challenge

Last week I was asked to write an article for a business publication. Here we go . . .

Dementia is now the leading cause of death England and Wales, and is thought to affect more than 850,000 people in the UK. 710 more words

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