Home is where the heart is

Dr Theresia Baumker, Health Economics & Social Care

blogged on the Housing LIN in December 2016

It is important to listen. When people who are supported by the
community care system in England have family members or friends who have
something to say, it is important to listen. These are the people who
speak up because they care deeply. They are not paid to care, and they
choose to spend their time, energy and emotions willingly on the person
who is in receipt of care. The organisations who are paid to provide the
care should welcome, value and celebrate this voluntary involvement.
And, in relation to public finances, estimates show that the care
provided by friends and family members to ill, frail or disabled
relatives saves the public purse £132 billion per year..


Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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