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    15-minute care visits are an affront to decency

    15-minute care visits are an affront to decency

    7 October 2013 Care staff earn less than £1.50 for each 15-minute care visit  Each visit earns less than a cup of coffee as private care firms and councils cut costs  Such social care cutbacks are an affront to decent standards of care  Social Care crisis is deepening  15-minute care visits are putting patients and careworkers in an impossible position:  The Leonard Cheshire charity report (see link here http://www.lcdisability.org/?lid=8843 ) highlights the degrading impact of 15-minute social care visits on…

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    Who cares – zero hours contracts for careworkers while care crisis worsens

    Who cares – zero hours contracts for careworkers while care crisis worsens

    Zero hours contracts for private sector careworkers are not conducive to delivering quality care Trying to fund care on the cheap compromises quality Treating care staff decently will require funding reform as care crisis grows As the party conferences shine a spotlight on the problem of zero hours contracts, this seems an opportune time to highlight the working conditions of Britain’s private sector careworkers. Zero hours contracts are standard in this industry.  The staff are also usually expected to fund…

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    Care crisis demands urgent action – savings incentives would help families prepare

    Care crisis demands urgent action – savings incentives would help families prepare

    Yet another report highlighting the scale of the social care crisis.  The research by NFU Mutual shows that older generations are increasingly facing crippling care costs in later life that they have not prepared for.  Families are finding that their lifetime savings are at risk if they become ill in the wrong way.  Those who have cancer or other illnesses that qualify for NHS treatment will have all their care covered by taxpayers.  Those unlucky enough to develop dementia or…

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    Pensions are not the best way to save for care

    Pensions are not the best way to save for care

      Pensions are not the best way to save for care –  we all hope to need a pension but only one in four will need care Most wont reach the cap and will pay for all their care – that may be socially necessary but we need to prepare for it Cap won’t cover all the costs and deferred payment plans should be provided for home care too, to avoid expensive equity release As the Government unveils its consultation…

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