Monthly Archives: April 2012

Disgraceful’ increase in great-grandmother’s care costs

Veronica Elliot, 90, who faces a large increase in her care costs

12:10pm Friday 20th April 2012 in Darlington   By Andy Walker

A COUNCIL has been accused of letting down the older generation after hundreds of people saw an increase in the amount they contribute towards their care costs.

In November last year, Darlington Borough Council changed the way it assessed people’s ability to pay for their care.

A total of 326 people across the borough were affected by the change.

It’s an uphill struggle with dementia

It’s an uphill struggle with dementia – and there’s not enough awareness out there

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Carers of loved ones with dementia have spoken out about the difficulties they face – ahead of a roadshow visiting Scunthorpe for the first time.

With more than 2,000 people estimated to be living with dementia in North Lincolnshire, the Alzheimer’s Society’s roadshow will provide much-needed information and advice about the condition.

Developing Shared Lives holidays and breaks

Shared Lives Carers


We are really pleased that we have been awarded Department of Health funding to develop a way of offering Shared Lives as holidays and breaks to people across local authority boundaries, in different areas of the country. There are Shared Lives carers who can provide short breaks living in seaside towns, national parks and in the heart of large cities.