Category: Caring for older people
For some weeks at the height of the Covid pandemic the elderly were denied hospital treatment, according to an investigation by the Sunday Times. The NHS has issued a rebuttal.
Former head of the nuclear deterrent aiming for £5bn lawsuit to force NHS to meet lawful obligation to fund continuing health care.
If a physical condition is the reason you need care, whether in your own home or in a care home, the NHS has a fund to pay for it. It’s called Continuing Healthcare. But they have refused, in tens of thousands of cases. Now the former head of the UK’s Nuclear Deterrent Programme aims to launch a $5bn lawsuit to make them pay, and refund those they refused.
Covid-19 tells us that we need to break the conspiracy of silence about dying and death. If we believe that ‘death has lost its sting’ why are we silent?
In the corona-virus isolation and fear, a bedrock of human kindness is rising to the occasion
Government minister completely out of touch with reality when he says it’s not the government’s job to look after people’s parents in care homes.
A word we hear often today is that someone is ‘broken’. They’ve experienced a catastrophe, perhaps a betrayal, a bereavement, or something else that has left them heartbroken, feeling shattered and worthless.
good end of life care allows the person to flower, even though the stem of their life has been cut
How ‘love bombing’ can help people who feel lonely, even in company.
We now have a secure government with a majority that means it can get things done. We can be the lever that tips it in the right direction – each one of us adding a weight that eventually moves it. We can end the social care crisis.
We don’t often get to see miracles, but Emma, the manager of our Bethany Home in Plymouth saw one unfold over time, thanks to a