Speaking ahead of a major conference of care home owners and managers from the south west of England in Exeter Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) chief executive officer Frank Ursell called on the next government to spend more on meeting the needs of older people and those with mental health problems and learning disabilities as "a matter of the utmost priority.
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Ahead of Exeter Conference Nursing Home Leaders Call on Next Government to Spend More on the Elderly and People with Mental Health Problems and Learning Disabilities
Former New York governor Mario Cuomo once said that politicians campaign in poetry but govern in prose. When it comes to social care issues in the current election campaign, most UK politicians are struggling with even basic literacy.
Police will not pursue further prosecutions over treatment of an elderly patient at two hospitals.
After 50 years working in social care John Burton is used to talk of crisis and reorganisation, and government promises to stamp out poor care. Among many other jobs, I"ve managed care homes and been an inspector. I know from both sides that regulation rarely improves care and can destroy the relationships at the heart of social care
NCF Blog by Janis TunaleyJanis Tunaley, Communications Manager at The Orders of St John Care Trust discusses the impact on care homes caused by negativity in the media
A used incontinence pad, a 40-minute wait for a toilet trip and an infection outbreak were among problems uncovered at care homes in southern England.