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Council homecare service set to shrink

See also the Carmarthenshire Herald, July 22nd, p.6

Long-term council-run homecare services for the elderly and disabled in Carmarthenshire face severe cuts.

Public services trades union Unison is so alarmed that the Carmarthenshire branch organised four meetings for members this week, and four more are scheduled for next week, in Llandeilo, Carmarthen, Llanelli and Ammanford. 801 more words


A warm welcome back to Mike Pauly after 15 months walking solo around Australia

It was great to welcome back to Mike Pauly to Fremantle after 15 months walking solo around Australia!

Mike is the ripe young age of 70-something and he walked solo unaided around Australia to raise funds for Men’s Mental Health. 89 more words


Jos de Blok: Buurtzorg – could it work in England? | The King's Fund

Jos de Blok, Executive Officer at Buurtzorg Nederland, talks about the Buurtzorg model and whether it could work in the English care system.

Source: Jos de Blok: Buurtzorg – could it work in England? | The King’s Fund


Higher prescription costs (reason #3 for rejecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership)

Proposed intellectual property rules in the TPP would limit competition in the pharmaceutical industry from generic drug manufacturers.

Patients will wait longer for affordable treatments, and medicine and vaccine prices will skyrocket. 60 more words

Social Services

Charitable basket cases

I think I may have compassion fatigue. Can you get tablets for it, I wonder?

For a couple of months or more, I’ve been counting down the days to a short, much needed holiday next week – the only break we will get this year. 1,449 more words

Opportunity Center opens in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Residents of New Haven will now have the “opportunity” to use the city’s new resource center. Mayor Toni Harp cut the ribbon at the Opportunity Center on Dixwell Avenue on Friday afternoon. 140 more words


Corruption and Racism

For most parents a knock on the door from social services is a big deal, but increasingly inevitable in these times of sensitivity and unwillingness to accept other’s way of doing things. 1,362 more words