Tag: General Election

Social care requires a significant injection of public funds to enhance older people’s lives

Social care requires a significant injection of public funds to enhance older people’s lives

The u-turn forced on the Conservatives during their GE2017 campaign, together with a lack of understanding as to the causes of the social care funding crisis, have contributed to the Dilnot cap now being presented as a solution. The CHPI research team explain why this is not the case. They write that social care requires […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Learning disability care provider encourages residents to vote

Learning disability care provider encourages residents to vote

Care provider Heathcotes Group has spent the past month making a concerted effort to encourage its service users to exercise their right to vote in the General Election. The Group produced and distributed impartial and easy-to-digest information explaining questions, policies and processes to enable its residents across the UK to make a more informed choice […]

16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Group of young people with learning disabilities make their General Election postal votes

Group of young people with learning disabilities make their General Election postal votes

A care service in Penge is supporting four individuals with learning disabilities to make sure their voices are heard at the upcoming general election.   Crystal House is home to young people who are in transition from residential college, foster care or the family home.   Senior support worker Diane Liston says the service has […]

7th June 2017 | By | Reply More
General Election-No party offering clear plan to rescue social care says care provider

General Election-No party offering clear plan to rescue social care says care provider

There are just days left to save the care of older and vulnerable adults in this country, an influential social care provider warned today, ahead of Thursday’s General Election. Mike Padgham says politicians have failed to promise the root and branch overhaul of social care that is needed. And with the election now almost upon […]

6th June 2017 | By | Reply More
UKHCA’s responds to the Tory party’s social care proposals

UKHCA’s responds to the Tory party’s social care proposals

United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA), a professional body for homecare providers, has released the following comments in response to proposals to set the threshold for state-funded assistance for homecare services to £100,000, including housing equity, as contained in the Conservative Party election manifesto. A proper definition of the balance of responsibility between the individual and the […]

18th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Still think you can afford your own care?

Still think you can afford your own care?

Following the launch of the main parties manifesto’s and comments from various organisations on how these promises will affect those needing social care it seems the real cost of care still isn’t being addressed along with the fact that dementia is a disease just like cancer.   Here’s a case study showing how quickly  a […]

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Social care manifesto promises fail those needing dementia care

Social care manifesto promises fail those needing dementia care

Alzheimer’s Society respond to manifesto pledges for social care Following the launch of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifestos, Alzheimer’s Society respond to the social care pledges put forward. Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We’ve been crying out for a solution that ends the catastrophic costs of dementia social care. For […]

18th May 2017 | By | Reply More
National Care Home Provider To Launch Your Vote Counts Campaign

National Care Home Provider To Launch Your Vote Counts Campaign

As part of National Voter Registration Day on 5th February, one of the UK’s leading not-for-profit care providers is launching a campaign to help residents living in its care homes have their say in this year’s General Election on 7th May.   The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) Your Vote Counts initiative will […]

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