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This case study highlights good practice in taking a wider system approach to planning for the future accommodation needs of an ageing population in Powys. It describes the approach taken by Powys and its partners to developing a comprehensive understanding of the current and future accommodation based needs of its…
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,…
Low morale and poor pay are key reasons why the NHS struggles to retain staff, according to a new survey. A poll of 2,000 NHS workers found that structural reorganisations of the NHS, such as those pushed through by the former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley in 2012, have also affected…
Thousands of non-EU migrants will have to provide criminal record certificates before they are allowed to work in the UK under new rules. Overseas nurses and teachers are among those who will be required to hand over the details as part of efforts to strengthen restrictions on foreign offenders seeking…
A third of bereaved people claim the quality of end of life care their loved one received jeopardised their happy memories of that person, a new poll has found. Charity Marie Curie said it was sad to see so many memories were "tainted" by poor care. Its poll of 1,155…
Legal measures designed to safeguard some people detained in care facilities are "failing those they were set up to protect", a new review has found. The current system for detaining patients with dementia or learning difficulties for their own safety should be "replaced as a matter of pressing urgency", the…
A pensioner who repeatedly stabbed a member of staff at a care home has pleaded guilty to her attempted murder. Fred Butcher was charged following the "unprovoked attack" involving a knife at the residential home in Marsham Street, Maidstone, Kent, on January 26. The 79-year-old entered his plea at Maidstone…
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