Monthly Archives: January 2014

‘Bedroom tax’ test cases considered

Disabled people are taking their legal challenge to the Government’s so-called “bedroom tax” to the Court of Appeal.

 
Disabled people are taking their legal challenge to the Government’s so-called “bedroom tax” to the Court of Appeal.

Appeal judges will tomorrow consider several test cases brought by two law firms said to illustrate the “devastating” impact of the regulations up and down the country in social housing.

Mystery benefactor funds new dementia support workers at N&N

A mystery benefactor has helped fund three new support workers at Norfolk’s biggest hospital to provide more support to patients with dementia, their families and carers.

Dementia support at the N&N. Support worker Adele McCrory with Ann Saunders and the 'This is Me' book about her father John Goldie. Photo: Bill Smith Dementia support at the N&N. Support worker Adele McCrory with Ann Saunders and the ‘This is Me’ book about her father John Goldie. Photo: Bill Smith

Adam Gretton Health correspondent adam.gretton@archant.co.uk
Friday, January 17, 2014
6:30 AM

The dementia support workers have begun working on inpatient wards at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with the aim of enhancing the experience of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia

The three new roles, which also offer specialist advice and support to the relatives and carers of people with dementia, have been funded by a local charity who have asked to remain anonymous.

Officials from the N&N said the donation would fund the dementia support workers for five years and the hospital would look to extend the roles to outpatient services in the future.

Shropshire council ‘failed’ to pay carer who quit job to support wife

Shropshire Council has failed to pay £60,000 to a man forced to quit his job to care for his wife, a government watchdog has said.

The payment was one of four recommendations made by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO), which criticised the authority in May for failing to properly support the man.

Now it has released a further report recommending the cash is handed over.

The BBC has asked Shropshire Council for a response.

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