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What people are saying about health and social care: April to June 2019

Posted By PHC2 / 16-Sep-2019 / In Care Funding, Dementia, Social and health care / Comment

People want health and social care support that works for them. See what these people are saying by viewing the latest piece of analysis published by Healthwatch on the 4th of September. Click here to see the report highlights and download the full piece of analysis.   Read More...

Cadbury removes words from Dairy Milk and team up with Age UK to tackle loneliness

Posted By PHC2 / 16-Sep-2019 / In Social and health care / Comment

Confectionery giant Cadbury is helping to raise awareness of loneliness among old people with the brands latest on-pack activity that features an almost blank front face wrapper on Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bars. This is a great initiative that will hopefully make more people across the UK aware of this growing problem. Read the full […] Read More...

Social Care Green Paper

Posted By PHC2 / 08-Jul-2019 / In Care Funding / Comment

Home Care industry website www.homecare.co.uk recently ran an article quoting Government Health Secretary Matt Hancock who stated that the next social care green paper will look at shifting people away from care homes to domiciliary care because “more people go into residential care than is clinically justified”. For the full story, click below. Homecare.co.uk article published […] Read More...

Choosing a Home Care Agency

Posted By PHC2 / 01-Jul-2019 / In Care Funding / Comment

It’s really important to think carefully before deciding on which local home care agency to use to provide domiciliary care to a family member. There are many things to consider, so it makes sense to spend some quality time first reviewing all options and carefully listing your loved one’s specific care needs. The Consumer Association  […] Read More...

300,000 elderly ‘struggling with unmet care needs and chronic loneliness’

Posted By PHC2 / 13-Oct-2016 / In Social and health care / Comment

ITV News reports: Age UK has highlighted the fact that hundreds of thousands of elderly people in Britain are struggling to cope with loneliness and are not having their care need met. The charity has stated that there were more than a million older people who needed care but did not receive it from any […] Read More...

Older people feel ‘more serene’ than younger adults – The Daily Telegraph

Posted By PHC2 / 13-Oct-2016 / In Social and health care / Comment

A study carried out by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has found that elderly people have more calming positive emotions than their younger counterparts. University study leader Rebecca Ready said: “Older adults report feeling more serenity than younger persons. They also have a richer concept of what it means to feel serene than younger persons.” […] Read More...

Older people paying the price for cuts in social care

Posted By PHC2 / 13-Oct-2016 / In Care Funding, Social and health care / Comment

According to a report published by the Kings Fund and the Nuffield Trust, the care and support that elderly people receive is increasingly dependent on where they live and how much money they have, rather than their specific care needs. Ruth Thorlby, Deputy Director of Policy at the Nuffield Trust said: “No one can predict […] Read More...

Schoolboy releases song about his grandma’s dementia

Posted By PHC2 / 13-Oct-2016 / In Dementia / Comment

Schoolboy Harry Gardner has released a song about his grandma’s dementia to help raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Please help fight Alzheimer’s disease by downloading Harry’s song on ITunes for 99p here. Or go to A.mazon Music You can also see Harry’s official video here. PHC Home Care comment: This is a brilliant initiative. […] Read More...

Dementia: A month in the life – BBC News

Posted By PHC2 / 13-Oct-2016 / In Dementia / Comment

Three people give a personal insight into living with dementia. See the full documentary: PHC Home Care comment: This excellent BBC documentary provides a moving insight into how people live with dementia. It makes you realise how important it is for a loved one suffering from dementia to have support available from family members or […] Read More...

NHS Continuing Healthcare funding: Vital support for people that need care

Posted By PHC2 / 26-Mar-2015 / In Care Funding / Comment

A recent article in the Sunday Times newspaper, published on the 15th of March, highlighted the case of Angela Woodward who has fought to claim back care costs for her mother, Florence, from NHS Continuing Healthcare. The case highlights how difficult it can be to gain funding for people who are eligible for free care, […] Read More...

When dignity matters

Posted By PHC / 25-Nov-2014 / In Social and health care / Comment

Richard was only 55 when Martha started to notice the first signs of memory loss. At first, it was the little things like locking the door and remembering to have lunch. Then it got worse. His thinking started to become muddled and his writing became illegible. Within 18 months, Richard was diagnosed with dementia. His […] Read More...