Acting for the elderly and frail

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NEWSFLASH: 20 June 2018 – It has just been announced by Jeremy Hunt that the Government’s long awaited Green Paper on Social Care reform referred to below has now been delayed and it won’t be issued now until the Autumn. Yet more disappointment for this sector.

In the past few weeks I have been privileged to meet with practitioners from Bodmin to Isle of Wight and pretty much everywhere else  online. I am told by many of you that the role of acting for the elderly and frail is getting more stressful and there is a definite post code lottery in the quality of care assessments and services offered around the country.

The matters summarised over this coming month on the website highlight the growing need for improvements but these feel nowhere in sight. The research which Gail Frankland and I undertook for my latest webinar entitled ‘Will Baby Boomers find a care home?’ made uncomfortable reading for a baby boomer like myself. Something has got to give but will it all be revealed in the Government’s long awaited Green Paper on Social Care reform expected before the 25 July 2018 when Parliament goes into summer recess? Watch this space!

I’m taking a break now for some quality R&R and will be back with you in time for another blog in July….I might have more news by then on the Green Paper. ’til then, Gill

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