Monthly Archives: May 2011

Age UK publishes damning report on the care crisis

Age UK publishes damning report on the care crisis

Source : Age UK
Published on 30 May 2011 12:30 AM

Age UK today publishes a damning report, which shows the depth of the crisis in social care and its consequent human cost.

The report opens link in new window ‘Care in Crisis: Causes and Solutions’ provides the evidence to prove that care and support for older people in England has reached breaking point. 800,000 people who currently need care receive no formal support from either the state or private sector agencies. That figure may well rise to one million people within four years as a result of estimated cuts to already threadbare social care budgets.

Find a bear in Carers Week


Find a bear in Carers Week

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The Carers and the bears

Published on Tuesday 31 May 2011 09:18

Once a year Carers Week is celebrated all over the country – and nowhere more so than in the Ribble Valley.

The area’s Crossroads Care team acknowledges the role carers play in looking after loved ones in their own homes and know how they value respite breaks.

So during the special week from June 13 to 19, there will be several events taking place either to raise funds or to promote the service.

Respite breaks for carers across the UK at a Caister–on–Sea holiday home

Run by Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind charity
Edited by Jane Hill
Carers are being offered the chance to take–a–break beside–the–seaside in a holiday home that has just opened. The newly refurbished house at Caister–on–Sea, offers respite breaks for carers, and is run by mental health charity Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind.
The three–bedroom holiday home is the first of its kind in the region and is available for rent by any person or family who cares for a relative and is need of a respite break. The holidays are specifically aimed at offering carers a break, though they can choose to bring those who they care for on the holiday too.