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NorseCare wins double bid to provide ‘high quality’ care and dementia support in Norfolk

Article By: Laura McCardle, News Editor

Elderly people in Norfolk are set to benefit from a new £4.2m housing with care scheme


The cash for the development, which will be built on the Three Score site in Bowthorpe, will be provided by the Home and Communities Agency (HCA) and the Department of Health, after Norwich City Council promised to provide the land free of charge.

The housing with care scheme will be made up of 78 one-bedroom and 14 two-bedroom apartments with landscaped gardens and community facilities. NorseCare will work in partnership with Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council and NPS Property Consultants to develop the scheme, which will provide “vital support” to elderly people in the area.

Colleen Walker, board member and county councillor, said: “NorseCare is committed to providing high quality care across the county and the hard work and funding that has gone into applying for these apartments is a great example of this.

Islington home carers’ financial support ring fenced in council pledge

Mrs Willson, 71, hailed the decision to ring fence home carers’ cash at a time when budgets are pressed

Jean Willson Jean Willson

By David Churchill Saturday, August 3, 2013
5:00 PM

A leading care figure has hailed Islington Council’s decision to ring fence money available to home carers for assisting disabled loved ones.

Jean Willson OBE, who was recently given the Freedom of the Borough, claims Islington’s estimated 16,000 carers save local taxpayers about £15 million a year.

In recognition of their huge humanitarian effort, Cllr Janet Burgess, Islington Council’s executive member for health and well-being, this week pledged to ring fence money for carers until at least 2015/16.

Carers, of which there are more than 15,000 according to the 2011 Census, can currently claim up to £30-a-week depending on how severely disabled their loved one is.

However, only about 1,000 claim, according to Cllr Burgess, who is pushing a drive to reach more.

She said: “When you think about it, 1,000 isn’t a lot compared to the total number of carers that we know exist across the borough.

Golfers tee-off in first pan disabled open tournament

Thursday, 01 August 2013

MORE than 60 golfers with disabilities flocked to High Barnet on Monday for the UK’s first ever pan-disabled Open Golf tournament.

Taking a swing: One golfer taking part

The event organised by The Golf Trust, an inclusive golfing charity, was held at The Shire London golf course in St Albans Road and brought together disabled golfers of all ages and abilities including amputees, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s sufferers, stroke survivors, blind, deaf and visually impaired people, as well as golf enthusiasts with learning difficulties.