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Self Funding Care News: Parliament passes the 2014 Care Act

May 21, 2014 in Self Funding Care News 

care-homesThe Government has passed the new Care Act 2014, which brings with it some significant reforms to the social care of adults.

The Act has also received Royal Assent.

Care Minister Norman Lamb said ‘it represents the most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years’.

The new act will introduce some major changes, including putting personal budgets on a legal footing.

Local councils have a duty of care, meaning that they must provide preventative services for healthcare for people in their care.

There will also be a national minimum for eligibility and a limit as to how much people will have to pay towards the cost of their care. Read More

Self Funding Care News: More Investment Required For Better Quality of Care For The Elderly

March 31, 2014 in Self Funding Care News 

gcgFamilies consistently rate the childcare they use higher than the care for their elderly relatives, according to the latest reviews on the Good Care Guide website.

The Good Care Guide reveal that children receive better Quality of Care than their elderly relatives, with 88% of nurseries and 91% of agencies that supply nannies recieving top marks for their Quality of Care, which is great achievement when you see that only 78% of care homes have received the same accolade. Read More