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Mountfield care home in Millcroft, Norwich is to be refurbished and reopened.
A care home closed when its residents moved to a new £19m care village is to be refurbished and re-opened – to meet the need for places for people with dementia.
And the sale of three other former Norwich care homes has brought in £2m – which care bosses say is being used to improve care.
Four care homes run by Norfolk County Council’s arms-length company Norse Care, shut last year.
The Carers Association urges families and friends not to forget family carers this Christmas
The Carers Association is appealing to people across the country not to forget Ireland’s 187,000 family carers this Christmas. With Ireland facing an aging population in a time of mass emigration and 6,500 children providing care to family members, family carers have never needed support more.
Family carers provide unpaid care to society’s older people, those terminally ill and children and adults with disabilities – yet they have no legal entitlement to holidays, breaks or a day off from this demanding role, even at Christmas.
Part of Solve UK poverty
A new report by Loughborough University for JRF Falling short: the experiences of families living below the Minimum Income Standard looks at 30 families who are all living below the Minimum Income Standard (MIS). This is an income level determined by regular research asking the public what they think is required for an acceptable living standard in the UK today – including social participation as well as physical essentials. Some are managing to get by, but can’t imagine being able to stretch to a day trip or low cost family holiday. Others struggle to afford material necessities like food and school uniforms.