Category Archives: Residential Care

High Price of Dignity

Following on from my last weeks post about the under funding of Residential Care comes a contrasting viewpoint.    A headline in The Guardian —— “Scandal Of UK’s worst Care Homes Revealed”. The article reports on an investigation carried out by the … Continue reading

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Dignity be damned again !

Care homes are again in the headlines.     The Daily Mail has once again raised its campaigning banner “Dignity for the Elderly”.  It’s been a very long and wholly ineffective effort.   It started way back in 2010, when … Continue reading

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Care Home Time Bomb!

The title of this blog is taken from the front page headlines of the Daily Express on Tuesday 5th June 2018.   It’s a report from an investigation carried out by the GMB Union which investigated the level of arrears of … Continue reading

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Do we need more Care Homes ?

A recent report by Newcastle University looked at the forecast levels of frailty in the older population and reached the conclusion that there is a need for 71,000 new care home places in the next 10 years. I don’t doubt … Continue reading

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Care Home Confidence ?

At a time when lots of Care Home companies are on the verge of collapse and many homes have already closed, one company is moving in the opposite direction.      HC- One is company that grew out of the … Continue reading

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Care Home Calamity

“40% of Care homes are not fit for purpose” screams the front page of the Daily Mail on August 7th 2017 No news there then.     In fact I am surprised the figure is so low.  Most care homes … Continue reading

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Social care confusion

I have argued in this blog for years that the only way to release significantnt resources to pay for good quality social for older people is to unlock the equity many older people have in their houses and then expect … Continue reading

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