What happens if a care home closes?

There are different reasons why a care home may have to close permanently, perhaps because the building’s facilities are outdated or for financial reasons. Most care home closures are planned and residents will be consulted and informed well in advance. Closing a care home at short notice is rare Independent Age guide How to findContinue reading “What happens if a care home closes?”

We need to stop our children being monetised

From Bernadette Meaden’s Blog In September 2020 the Children’s Commissioner reported: “local authorities can pay extortionate amounts for residential care – usually more than £4,000 a week, with local authorities reporting that the costs of such placements are rising sharply.” When children are 16 or older they may go into ‘unregulated accommodation’, where they receiveContinue reading “We need to stop our children being monetised”

Beyond Social Care: Keeping later life positive

The Government is planning to publish a long-awaited Green Paper on Social care in England in the autumn. WHICH report looks at how consumers engage with social care in practice.        Older people who need social care support are increasingly being expected to act as consumers – often with enormous price tags attached.Continue reading “Beyond Social Care: Keeping later life positive”

Where does the money go when your local authority pays more than £500 per week for a care home bed?

Where does the money go when your local authority pays more than £500 per week for a #carehome bed? Where does the money go when your local authority pays more than £500 per week for a care home bed?