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Visiting care homes in England from April 2022

Here’s a summary of the current guidance to care homes on visiting arrangement in England, applicable from 4 April 2022. The full text can be found in the ‘Covid-19 supplement to the infection prevention and control resource for adult social care’ published on 31 March. It’s worth checking this if you have a problem with […]

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Covid and our older population April 2022

While most people are now ‘living with Covid’, the virus itself is still rife within the UK population. What does this mean for our older family and friends? Here’s a roundup of recent news coverage and government guidance. Covid infections are at record levels, according to data from the Office of National Statistics, with only […]

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Not enough people to care

Care homes, care at home, the NHS – it seems that every organisation that could provide care for our older relatives and friends who need support don’t have the staff they need. Social care in the community England’s Care Quality Commission has warned of a ‘tsunami’ of people without the care they need this winter […]

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Latest news for retirees June 2021

A roundup  of important news and views on health, wealth and quality of life for seniors. In this issue: New Alzheimer’s treatment Can you afford to retire? Premium Bonds as a savings option Should the NHS share patient data? Visiting care homes now New vaccination rules for care home workers Latest on scams Greater transparency […]

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Latest news for seniors and families April 2021

Latest news and advice includes: Deferring pensions and long-overdue married women’s state pension Covid-19 testing and vaccinations Latest Coronavirus roadmap steps for care homes Palliative care failings Dementia and processed meats Household bill increases Tech divide The state of social care   Pensions Deferring taking your state pension could give you significantly higher income in […]

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Who gets the Covid-19 vaccination in the UK when?

We’ve been seeing a priority list for vaccination against Covid-19 circulating for a few weeks. Most of it works simply on age, but with those groups shielding and with ‘underlying health conditions’ added in. What hasn’t always been clear is that people receiving carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly […]

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