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Archive for February, 2013

It’s the taking part that counts!

Mayors Salver Challenge Race 12 February 2013 Devizes Market Place was busier than usual yesterday lunch time as happy onlookers eating warm pancakes provided by The Black Swan Hotel, cheered on the teams that entered the Devizes Pancake Races. This fun event is held annually on Pancake Day and is organised by Age UK Wiltshire….
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Jeremy Hunt’s social care plans just smoke & mirrors?

Are the new plans for social care announced by Jeremy Hunt yesterday just smoke & mirrors or a step in the right direction? Looking at the main points you get a good sense of what it all means. 1. The £75,000 Cap. In theory this is the maximum that anyone will have to pay for…
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A red letter day for social care reform?

The expectation is that today Jeremy Hunt will announce the following changes: – from 2017 new funding rules will apply to people needing long term elderly care. – an increase in the assets threshold for state payment of care home fees to £123,000, meaning most people with their own home will have to pay their…
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abdcare Spring seminars

Following on from the success of last years seminars abdcare, in collaboration with ageUK and other organisations, are running another series of informative seminars this Spring. The locations are currently Wiltshire based at Devizes, Kington Langley and Cumberwell Park Bradford on Avon. Full details can be seen in our free seminars section and we have…
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