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‘Ticking time bomb’ as homelessness rises in the over sixties

‘Ticking time bomb’ as homelessness rises in the over sixties

The nation is facing a “ticking time bomb” in the number of homeless older people after latest figures showed an alarming rise of 130 per cent since its lowest point eight years ago, councils warn today. The Local Government Association says that older homelessness is a growing hidden phenomenon that needs greater understanding.   Latest […]

13th October 2017 | By | Reply More
MHA’s Stoke North Live at Home celebrates 25th anniversary

MHA’s Stoke North Live at Home celebrates 25th anniversary

On 14th June, MHA’s Stoke North Live at Home Scheme will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Floral Hall, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent. Taking place from 12.30-3.30pm, The Lord Mayor Cllr Ross Irving and other local dignitaries will be in attendance. Since 1989, the national charity MHA has run Live at Home, local schemes promoting […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Nearly 1 in 3 elderly people struggling with essential tasks of living, amidst breakdown in social care

Nearly 1 in 3 elderly people struggling with essential tasks of living, amidst breakdown in social care

Age UK calls on all political parties to put social care at the heart of their manifestos as new figures reveal high numbers of over-80s going without the help they need   New findings from Age UK reveal that 794,000 of the ‘oldest old’, those aged 80 or older, are unable to carry out at […]

17th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day: Grants available for older people struggling to heat their home

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day: Grants available for older people struggling to heat their home

Today marks Fuel Poverty Awareness Day. National charity Friends of the Elderly is encouraging older people who need help heating their homes to apply to its small grant scheme.   The charity offers one-off grants to older people to help relieve the stress and worry often experienced by those living on a low income.   Mary, […]

17th February 2017 | By | Reply More
NHS Trust introduces O.T into Paramedic Team to give better care to people in the community who have fallen

NHS Trust introduces O.T into Paramedic Team to give better care to people in the community who have fallen

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has recently introduced Occupational Therapist Rachel Bedwell into the Paramedic Team to give better care to people in the community who have fallen.   The newly formed partnership with North West Ambulance Service is able to respond to falls in a Paramedic’s car, often arriving at the scene quicker than […]

29th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Friends of the Elderly to work with Community Christmas to reduce loneliness in older people

Friends of the Elderly to work with Community Christmas to reduce loneliness in older people

National charity Friends of the Elderly is calling on people to organise Christmas Day activities, so no older person will be alone unless they want to be. As official partners of Community Christmas, the charity hopes that more people than ever before will get involved in 2016.   Last year, 370 activities were known to […]

9th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Go to the bathroom to alleviate care provision pressure says Clos-o-Mat

Go to the bathroom to alleviate care provision pressure says Clos-o-Mat

Adapting the bathroom to be more accessible could alleviate need for home care provision for over 1/4million people in England alone.   According to a new Age UK report- Later Life in the UK- over 370,000 people aged 65+ in England receive community-based care & support.; 68% of people receiving care & support services said […]

4th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Chat Mats: A simple way everyone can help to end loneliness

Chat Mats: A simple way everyone can help to end loneliness

          Have you ever sat in a coffee shop and struck up a conversation with someone on the next table? In a world where people check their mobile phones an average of 85 times a day[1], and spend more than eight hours a day on an electronic device[2], the more traditional […]

10th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Politicians need to concentrate on meeting nursing costs of older people instead of leadership and Brexit

Politicians need to concentrate on meeting nursing costs of older people instead of leadership and Brexit

Many tens of thousands of care home residents in England are still waiting to find out how much they should have been receiving since 1st April 2016 from the NHS towards the weekly cost of their nursing care – with no date yet having been set by the government for exactly when they will know […]

11th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Mismanagement of dementia costing health and social care system up to £1 billion a year

Mismanagement of dementia costing health and social care system up to £1 billion a year

A new report by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) demonstrates that a failure to prevent, diagnose, and treat depression, diabetes and urinary tract infections in people with dementia could be costing the UK’s health and social care system up to nearly £1 billion per year. The report, ‘Dementia and Comorbidities: Ensuring parity of […]

19th April 2016 | By | Reply More
The main causes of incontinence-the real truths

The main causes of incontinence-the real truths

In the UK alone there are around 3 to 6 million sufferers of incontinence; however a large percentage of those are suffering in silence with the condition as they are embarrassed to speak out about it. Recently there has been coverage of the condition in the news due to celebrities sharing their very personal stories […]

12th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Accessible guidance for lifetime homes and independence

Accessible guidance for lifetime homes and independence

With the growing need to make homes adaptable so people can remain independent, and in their own homes, new guidance is aiming to help get it right.   ‘Design Guidance & Considerations for a Domestic Accessible Toilet/Wetroom’ has been produced and published by Clos-o-Mat. The white paper gives advice to ensure that all aspects affecting the […]

15th February 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Bield’s Chief Executive urges Government to value older people

Bield’s Chief Executive urges Government to value older people

The head of one of Scotland’s largest providers of housing, care and support services is encouraging staff and customers to help create a new five-year plan that will allow it to continue its fantastic success as it turns 50 years old.   Speaking at the Bield AGM, Chief Executive Brian Logan praised the huge success […]

6th January 2016 | By | Reply More
Local Authority funding gap will impact on A&E as public services cannot support older people properly

Local Authority funding gap will impact on A&E as public services cannot support older people properly

Secretary of State for Local Government, Rt Hon Greg Clark, has announced a four-year spending settlement for local government. The Government has said that councils will have up to £3.5 billion of additional funds to fund adult social care services by 2019-20 as a result of new tax raising powers and additional investment.  However, this […]

20th December 2015 | By | Reply More
Take five minutes to spread some Christmas cheer

Take five minutes to spread some Christmas cheer

A community care provider is urging people to check up on friends, family and neighbours over the festive period.   Mosaic Community Care, part of the Preston-based Mosaic Care Group, says that Christmas is a timely reminder to look out for members of the community and check in on relatives and neighbours who are elderly, […]

16th December 2015 | By | Reply More
Friends of the Elderly partnering with Community Christmas

Friends of the Elderly partnering with Community Christmas

Friends of the Elderly is calling upon people to hold local Christmas activities so no older person will be alone on Christmas Day unless they want to be. As official partners of Community Christmas for 2015, national charity Friends of the Elderly hopes that more people than ever will get involved as around 500,000* older […]

21st October 2015 | By | Reply More
Dream arts projects for meaningful social care

Dream arts projects for meaningful social care

Music and art has long been used as a tool to stimulate and engage care home residents, its impact is well documented. As the average age of care home residents continues to increase with higher levels of frailty and often with increasingly complex needs, social care providers are looking across the arts to develop participatory […]

10th September 2015 | By | Reply More
Society is not geared up to meet the needs of an ageing population

Society is not geared up to meet the needs of an ageing population

A new report by the Ready for Ageing Alliance seeks to dispel the myth that there is a uniform group of older people in the UK, known as the baby boomers (aged 55-70), who benefit at the expense of younger age groups. The Ready For Ageing Alliance – a group of major national charities interested […]

18th August 2015 | By | Reply More
Charity brings sea view to Surrey

Charity brings sea view to Surrey

A unique exhibition, which has brought a sense of the sea back to some of our Country’s veteran mariners, has been organised by national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society. The exhibition, taking place during Seafarers Awareness Week (finishing on the 28th June), marks the launch of its third annual maritime photography competition. The photographs […]

26th June 2015 | By | Reply More
Independent Age responds to the Queen’s Speech

Independent Age responds to the Queen’s Speech

In response to the Queen’s Speech, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive at Independent Age, said:  “Some of the measures in today’s Queen’s Speech could herald a new approach to how we deliver local services for older people, so for example in the City Devolution Bill. But to truly deliver on its promise of security and dignity […]

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