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The new Care Act means we can all apply for support as we get old

The Act is a watershed in the slow transition of social care into a service that thinks first and foremost about keeping people independent. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian

Finally we’ve arrived. Seven years after the Law Commission embarked upon a review of what its then chairman called a “hodgepodge” of almost 40 statutes governing the care and support of older and disabled people in England, dating back as far as 1948, the Care Act is taking effect.

Husband frustrated at lack of good care when wife was battling cancer launches own business

East Grinstead Courier  |  Posted: March 22, 2015

Rajive De Chickera set up his own care business after getting frustrated at the lack of quality care available to his wife when she had cancer

A HUSBAND who grew frustrated at the variable quality of care in hospitals and care homes while looking after his wife as she battled cancer has launched his own business caring for people in and around East Grinstead.

Dedicated team makes telecare a mainstream response to social care needs

Pagers, monitored smoke detectors, sensors and recordings of familiar voices are all being used to help people live independently for longer in Hull

writes Louise Eastwood

Photo: Gluckkmb/Fotolia

By Louise Eastwood

While many local authorities decided to diversify staff responsibilities to encompass telecare within existing services, Hull Council decided that in order to maximise support for residents in a way that did not compromise ongoing social care, it would create a dedicated telecare team to offer help and guidance to residents, carers and service providers 24 hours a day.