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    Postcode lottery for those needing dementia care-which? reports

    Postcode lottery for those needing dementia care-which? reports

    Which? research has revealed that people with conditions including dementia are being denied NHS funding due to where they live. The research revealed that: People in England with the highest medical needs can be up to 25 times more likely to get their care costs covered depending on where they live. Families often have their […]

    20th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Which? care homes investigation raises discussion on care contracts

    Which? care homes investigation raises discussion on care contracts

    An investigation by consumer watchdog Which? has found that care homes are failing to provide contracts and may be breaking the law by neglecting to tell residents and their families about important terms and conditions. Which? is calling on the Government to act now on the competition authority’s recommendations to strengthen consumer protections for care […]

    3rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Which? report names Greensleeves Care as Best Care Provider

    Which? report names Greensleeves Care as Best Care Provider

    Following an independent review of the care sector, the country’s official Consumer Association ‘Which?’ has named Greensleeves Care the best third sector care provider in their February edition. The authoritative guide entitled “Finding a way through the broken care system” was published on Thursday, 18th January 2018.   Greensleeves Care, a national care charity providing […]

    22nd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    LGA responds to latest Which? report on home care providers

    LGA responds to latest Which? report on home care providers

    Responding to a study by Which? on private home care providers, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “This study sadly reflects the harsh reality of the social care crisis, which is affecting the quality of care provided and its availability. It is a further warning on the […]

    18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Worrying number of care homes not up to scratch!

    Worrying number of care homes not up to scratch!

    A lack of good quality care means some parts of the country have more than half of their care home beds in homes rated as requiring improvement or inadequate, according to a new investigation by consumer champion Which?. Which? analysis of Care Quality Commission (CQC) data shows that in six local authority areas, good quality […]

    29th November 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
    Lack of choice leaves families settling for unsatisfactory care homes-Which? report from Anna Studman

    Lack of choice leaves families settling for unsatisfactory care homes-Which? report from Anna Studman

    Families face a critical lack of choice in arranging care, new Which? research shows. The survey found that nearly half (48%) of people who had arranged care for themselves or a loved one in a care home said there weren’t any places in at least one of the local places they considered. Half of those […]

    27th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Which? report shows shortfall in care home places by 2022

    Which? report shows shortfall in care home places by 2022

    Responding to research by Which? showing almost nine in 10 council areas across England could face a shortfall in care home places by 2022, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “These findings reinforce our warning about the urgent need to reform adult social care and deliver a […]

    4th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Unfair contracts, surprise charges and missing care quality ratings Which? reports on care homes

    Unfair contracts, surprise charges and missing care quality ratings Which? reports on care homes

    Thousands of older people and their families could potentially be hit with unexpected care home bills and find themselves tied into unfair contracts; Says research by Which?     Which? has analysed 100 care home websites and has found that 86 provided no pricing information, 91 offered no detail on any charges made ​in addition […]

    14th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Understanding benefits for the elderly with Which?

    Understanding benefits for the elderly with Which?

    There is a range of benefits available to older or disabled people, or those that need help with care. Some are means tested; others are available to anyone who meets specific criteria. If a benefit is means tested, it is only available to those people who earn beneath a certain level of income. Depending on […]

    26th July 2016 | By | Reply More
    Which?  report into postcode lottery for residential care

    Which? report into postcode lottery for residential care

    New Which? research reveals a postcode lottery for care funding, with local authorities in the south paying much more for long-term care compared to the north. Which? submitted Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to 180 local authorities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and found huge variations in the standard weekly rate councils will contribute to […]

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