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No deal Brexit and the homecare sector

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The primary purpose of homecare services is to support people to remain independent and well at home. Colin Angel, Policy and Campaigns Director at the United Kingdom Homecare Association, shares primary concerns from the sector and signposts to the advice and support available for home care service providers.

Humanity, dignity and choice: the heart of Homeshare

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Elderly lady Florence enjoys a cup of tea on the sofa with Homeshare companion Alexandra

Nan Maitland, an occupational therapist in south London, developed the first UK Homeshare programme back in the late eighties. This was in direct response to the needs of older people in the borough who needed a little extra support to carry on living independently in their own homes. Fast forward to 2019 and the homeshare model is thriving at home and abroad...

Working together: the long term plan for social work and mental health

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The NHS Long Term Plan has set out an ambitious vision for the development of our health and care services over the next 10 years. Its success is dependent upon positive, transparent and collaborative relationships between social care, public health, housing and other services dedicated to happier, healthier, more independent lives. Mark Trewin explains what this means for mental health and social work services...

Supporting carers to prepare for the future

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Last week, unpaid carers and their supporters celebrated Carers Rights Day. Good friend of this blog and tireless campaigner for improved support for unpaid carers, Fatima Khan-Shah, returns with a new post explaining why this day matters. There are 6.5 million carers …