We are delighted to be an organisation that has signed up to the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. Its an amazing and much needed concept that aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. 'Dementia Friends is about learning [...]
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The Care Act 2014 is the most significant change in social care law for 60 years. It applies to England and replaces a host of out-of-date and often confusing care laws. The legislation sets out how people’s care and support needs should be met and introduces the right to an assessment for anyone, including carers and [...]
A Carers Rights Under section 10 of The Care Act 2014, carers can be eligible for support in their own right via a carers assessment of their needs. The threshold is based on the impact their caring role has on their wellbeing. Being a carer is an often difficult but rewarding role and it is always [...]
What is Personalisation? Department of Health: ‘the shared ambition is to put people first through a radical reform of public services. It will mean that people are able to live their own lives as they wish; confident that services are of high quality, are safe and promote their own individual needs for independence, well-being, and dignity’ This means [...]
The Purpose of Funding Panels Since the Care Act came into force there have been concerns pertaining to its implementation at local government level. Funding panels usually entail a panel of adult care manager's or sometimes just 2 managers who have to make decision about the needs identified in a social workers assessment alongside a [...]