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With Dementia care it might be said that there is a case for more 24 hr care in a secure environment not less. The answer we are given is that care and nursing homes can provide this service. rather than hospitals.There is much truth in the impossibility of providing sufficient hospital beds for the many thousands of dementia patients but.... MORE.
by the National End of Life Care
and death: Variation in place
and cause of death', suggests
that people who live in deprived
areas are more likely to die in hospital than those living in more affluent areas. MORE..
The impact of Government funding cuts to Local Authorities is being felt in many areas particularly with provision of community servces. This is clearly shown in Mencap's report on Day Services.Where
In the past three years, almost 1 in 3 (32%) local authorities have closed day services.
1 in 5 (20%) of these did not say they have provided replacement services. Over half (57%) of people with a learning disability who are known to social services no longer receive any day service provision whatsoever (compared to 48% in 2009/10).
The Carers Newspaper produced by independent forum run by unpaid family Carers and ex Carers in UK All volunteer
Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre at: http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm
Out of sight report Download Mencap's report, Out of sight tells the personal stories of families that have experienced poor care,neglect and abuse in all parts of the system. This report shows in a stark way without the usual anodyne and inpersonal statistics how those who have behaviour that challenges do not receive the protection and support of the system. This report is about stopping the neglect and abuse of people with a learning disability
What is Personalisation? Guidance and advice on how personalisation works in mental health at Rethink website at
The People Hub: CIC providing peer-support for people interested in personal health budget http://www.peoplehub.org.uk
Carer Support Wilts A charity giving support, info & breaks to people caring for family & friends in Wiltshire.
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy – PSP Association
The PSP Association offers advice, support and information to people living with PSP and CBD (Cortico Basal Degeneration), supporting research into treatments and ultimately a cure for these conditions. web site: http://www.pspassociation.org.uk/
The Cost of Dying: USA Style
Read this story about how private health care costs can spiral with this 'bill' coming in at $323,658. 'Itemisation' of course is a standard way in which private companies can conceal real costs and also inflate the final bill- as we all know from experience with companies from mobile phones to airfares.care like
As the UK debate on how to pay for care and privatisation of the NHS continues it does to cast an eye across the Atlantic and measure how costs can increase dramatically with privatisation. Talk of 'ceilings' can eventually become meaningless. When reading the story it does to recall that the average USA income is less than in England
Altogether Better is a not for profit organisation with the aim to work together with champions, patients and health care practitioners to improve the health and wellbeing of communities across the country. http://www.altogetherbetter.org.uk/
Information and advice for disabled parents and professionals
DPPI (Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood) is a registered charity that promotes better awareness and support for disabled people during pregnancy and as parents. http://www.dppi.org.uk/
Really Useful Stuff Web Site
Not a Social Enteprise so not something we normally include on this web site but they are developing easy to use on-line shopping for disabled and older people. Could help save time in finding independent living products and help to compare products and prices somight be worth a look. http://www.reallyusefulstuff.co/
British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD).
Chairty that provides Positive Behaviour Support expertise to help equip staff with the training, skills and qualifications they need to provide good support for people whose behaviour presents a challenge.http://www.bild.org.uk/
Disability Rights UK Fact Sheet on Personal Independence Payments that replaced working age disability living allowance from April 8th 2013. Says what they are, what rules apply, how to claim, how much it is and much more