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An average stay in a residential home could swallow up as much as half of the value of your home, according to a study warning of a care cost postcode lottery. Royal London found that a typical stay of around 30 months in a residential home could equate to between…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published new guidance which outlines what they expect and what is not acceptable for people who use care and support services. This guidance has been produced as part of the CSSIW response to the Older People’s Commissioner requirements in her review,…
A residential child care worker has been found unfit to practise and removed from the Social Care Register after a Care Council for Wales Fitness to Practise hearing found she’d formed an inappropriate relationship with a former resident of the home where she worked. The hearing heard that Deborah Elaine…
Proposals have been presented before the National Assembly for Wales which would enable people to keep more of their money when in residential care. The Welsh Government’s five year plan, 'Taking Wales Forward', committed to more than doubling the capital limit used in charging for residential social care, from £24,000…
The Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, is encouraging care sector contributions to a review of the quality of life and care for older people in residential and nursing home care. The commissioner has undertaken this review as a follow-up to the report entitled A Place To Call Home…
A Wrexham residential child care worker has been given a two-year suspension order for failing to hand over cash donations for the Nightingale House Hospice charity within a reasonable timescale. Samantha Clarke received the suspension order after a three-day Care Council Fitness to Practise hearing at Beaufort Park Hotel in…
More than 60 residential care establishments for youngsters are being investigated by the team working on Scotland's national child abuse inquiry, its chairwoman has said. They are among more than 100 locations where the abuse of children is alleged to have taken place, Lady Smith announced. Boarding schools, institutions run…
Privately funded care home residents are plugging a £1.3 billion gap in funding each year, healthcare analysts have warned. Self-funding care home residents are keeping the sector afloat at a rate of more than £100 a week each, according to the latest figures from healthcare market intelligence provider LaingBuisson. It…
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