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Archive for February, 2015

The Lasting Power of Attorney: It’s about you and what you want

Following on from the launch of the Ministry of Justice’s “Choice not Chance” campaign, why would you want to have Lasting Powers of Attorney or LPAs? The Ministry of Justice points out on their website that: “A lasting power of attorney (LPA) lets you appoint one or more people to help you make decisions or…
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Statistics, Social Care funding and Care Home Quality?

Statistics they say can lie and they can be made to mean what you want them to say. That said they are always interesting. Below are some provoking statistics:- • Local Council spending in Care Homes over the last 10 years has fallen by one fifth • One in ten people face long term care…
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Social Care funding and cash starved Councils?

Local authorities are the biggest providers of adult social care in this country. Never before has this resource been so badly needed. The problem is that the competing interests of austerity and an ever increasing ageing population has resulted in social care provision by local authorities being in a “ridiculous situation”. It is in a…
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