Blog archives: February 2016

Being social

Posted on: 25/02/2016

Being social

We tend to think about social media as being the exclusive domain of young people, but research shows that it is of increasing benefit to older people, a trend that can surely only increase as time goes on?

One in seven of people aged 65 or older now use social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

But what are the benefits?

Social media has the potential to help with social inclusion, particularly for those that live alone or are less mobile. It can help to connect people...

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Local council homecare failing older and Vulnerable people

Posted on: 18/02/2016

Local council homecare failing older and Vulnerable people

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that increasing numbers of council checks on elderly or disabled people last under 15 minutes, with over one million taking just 5 minutes. Care minister Norman Lamb called for a “fundamental shift” away from the practice of “clock watch care” where councils are routinely contracting visits of 15 minutes or less. He said that there needs to be a change in the way that services are funded, and that the practice...

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