Covid: Care home restrictions to be eased in England
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Covid: Care home restrictions to be eased in England

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60151596       By Doug Faulkner BBC News       Covid restrictions on adult social care will be eased in England from Monday, the government has announced.         There will be no limit on the number of visitors allowed at care homes, self-isolation periods will…

Covid in Wales: Care home visiting restrictions eased
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Covid in Wales: Care home visiting restrictions eased

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-57217470 By BBC Health news   Many families and friends will be able to visit loved ones inside care homes in Wales and hold their hand for the first time in over a year.   Until now only two designated visitors could make visits indoors, due to guidance set by…

NHS pledges elderly rapid response community teams
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NHS pledges elderly rapid response community teams

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51198992 By BBC Health news Rapid response teams of nurses, physios and care staff are to be on hand within two hours to help sick older people at home in England under new plans. The community crisis teams will be officially piloted in seven areas this year, with the plan…

Can Thailand provide better dementia care than the UK?
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Can Thailand provide better dementia care than the UK?

This article was taken from: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jan/14/can-thailand-provide-better-dementia-care-than-the-uk By Guardia UK letters Readers respond to news that British families are sending elderly relatives with dementia overseas to Thailand in a small but growing trend In your report (Families sending relatives with dementia to Thailand for care, 13 January), the statement that “local authority residential care costs up…

Why more people are talking about the issue of social care
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Why more people are talking about the issue of social care

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50377846  By Alison Holt & Ben Butcher BBC News The care system helps older and disabled people with day-to-day tasks like washing, dressing, eating and medication. It is under pressure across the UK after past governments failed to reform or fund the council-run system properly. Experts believe the problems are…