The statutory Framework Guidance which is used to provide guidance as to whether an individual is entitled to receive Continuing Healthcare funding has been reviewed. Since November 2012 when the Framework Guidance was amended following the court case of Coughlan, public sector funding has altered; also we’ve seen more people become aware of the availability of this type of funding and more recently in the South West and yet, sadly, more people being declined funding where in years gone by it would have been awarded. The framework identifies how decisions have to be made by Clinical Commissio...
Posted in Community Care on Apr 25, 2016
The number of care home providers going bust in England and Wales rose last year, according to research. An analysis by accountancy firm Moore Stephens found 47 care home operators became insolvent in 2014-15, up from 40 the previous year and 35 in 2012-13.
Exciting event in Plymouth on 25th May 2016
Treatment of some people with learning disabilities in hospitals and care homes is "intolerable", a review of the sector in England has found.
Unless we start getting support for carers right, the NHS and social care will not have the workforce to pick up the pieces ........
Posted in Community Care on Feb 17, 2016
Councils will receive the funding but there will be no obligation to spend it on former ILF recipients, or even on social care ......
Posted in Community Care on Feb 16, 2016
A learning disability scandal is being swept under the carpet’ Rob Greig, former Department of Health director for learning disabilities, says the silence on a damning review of Southern Health is worrying ........
Posted in Community Care on Feb 12, 2016
Regular supervision may have helped social worker protect man from financial abuse .....
Posted in Community Care on Feb 10, 2016
Watchdog is considering information received on Norfolk council. Local authority disputes claims of unlawful care ......
Cuts to social care and the NHS carry huge implications for the elderly and vulnerable in our society.
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