Care for elderly prisoners ‘inconsistent and only set to get worse’, finds report
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Care for elderly prisoners ‘inconsistent and only set to get worse’, finds report

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/prisoners-elderly-care-prisons-report-inspectorate-care-quality-commission-a8584641.html By¬†May Bulman¬†Social Affairs Correspondent at the Independent Newspaper Government and councils failing to plan for the future needs of¬†growing population of elderly, ill and frail inmates, warns watchdog Elderly prisoners are not always receiving the care they need, with some struggling to wash themselves and others not getting help when…

‘A stepping stone to moving on’: home supports women with severe mental health issues
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‘A stepping stone to moving on’: home supports women with severe mental health issues

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2018/mar/16/home-supports-women-with-severe-mental-health-issues By¬†Saba Salman Project gives freedom, security, independence and the kind of tailored support rarely offered in residential or inpatient care Being able to do her own washing and having responsibility for her personal possessions symbolised the freedom Michelle Stevens* wanted but was denied in institutional care. Stevens‚Äô severe mental health…

Social care network: leadership, learning and development hub Balloon buddies and cycle rides: the care staff getting active at work
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Social care network: leadership, learning and development hub Balloon buddies and cycle rides: the care staff getting active at work

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2018/mar/13/balloon-buddies-and-cycle-rides-the-care-staff-getting-active-at-work By¬†Alannah Francis Making healthy choices can be tricky for some care workers, but activities with clients help incorporate exercise into a shift Emma Chick is passionate about helping her team maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. As head of caregiver experience at¬†Home Instead¬†in Maidstone, she compares the office to a…

More than 1,400 NHS dementia patients well enough to go home at Christmas will be stranded in hospital, warns charity

More than 1,400 NHS dementia patients well enough to go home at Christmas will be stranded in hospital, warns charity

This article was taken from:¬†http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/dementia-patients-nhs-hospital-return-home-christmas-charity-support-cuts-care-family-mental-health-a8105881.html By:¬†May Bulman¬†Social Affairs Correspondent Lack of social care funding ‚Äėturning wards into waiting rooms‚Äô¬†as¬†figures shows¬†dementia patients are¬†delayed up to 10 times longer than hospital patients¬†without the condition More than 1,400 people with dementia who are well enough to go home will be stranded in hospital on Christmas Day, a charity…