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Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Children’s Home investigations

by professorbillwinlow on 26 June, 2013

One in four children in residential care in England is in a children’s home rated “adequate” or “inadequate”, according to a BBC Panorama investigation. Its investigation asked all 134 councils with children’s services in England about standards in the homes in which they placed children. Of the 87 councils that responded, the programme established that […]

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   County Cllr Jenny Mein & County Cllr Bill winlow are shown signing the agreement. Readers will recall that on 6th May, Liberal Democrat Group Leader on the newly elected Lancashire County Council, Bill Winlow, expressed the LibDems willingness to work with ANY councillors, Labour or Conservative or any others, in order to create an […]

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Elderly care system at risk

by professorbillwinlow on 9 May, 2013

Social services chiefs have warned that more older people and citizens with disabilities will be denied state-funded care support over the next two years as local authority finances continue to take a battering from funding cuts. The scale and severity of the financial squeeze is laid bare in a survey by the Association of Directors […]

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Care home bosses could face prison under new rules

by professorbillwinlow on 29 April, 2013

Owners and directors of care homes where elderly people are mistreated will face jail under a new law making them corporately accountable for any neglect and abuse. Care homes that cover up incidents of neglect and abuse also face prosecution under a new, legally binding duty of candour for staff. Under the plans managers will […]

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Liberal Founder of the Welfare State to appear on postage stamps

by professorbillwinlow on 25 April, 2013

Royal Mail recently announced the launch of its latest set of special stamps, ‘Great Britons’, a set of 1st Class stamps celebrating the achievements of 10 distinguished individuals from the realms of sport, journalism, music, politics and the arts. David Lloyd George, the last Liberal Prime Minister, is the chosen politician. Here’s how Wikipedia describes […]

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Over £4.2m for school sports in Lancashire

by professorbillwinlow on 13 April, 2013

The Coalition Government has announced a £4.2m boost for school sports in Lancashire from September. Every state primary school in the County will receive funding for sports in 2013/14 and 2014/15. Approximately £68,415 will be spent in  primary schools  in Preston West is as follows: £8,540 for Pool House Primary School £8,510 for Holy Family Catholic […]

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Care Homes – Family and friends forced to help with care fees

by professorbillwinlow on 10 April, 2013

More than a quarter of elderly people in care homes are being forced to ask family and friends to come up with hundreds of pounds a month towards their bills even though they qualify to have them paid for, research from Age UK has claimed. Its research found that a total of 56,000 people in […]

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What a Mess

by professorbillwinlow on 9 April, 2013

We have delivered over 3000 surveys to homes in Preston West and in survey after survey, you have told us that Dog Mess is something you really care about. You, like us, think that all owners should clear up after their dogs – and if they don’t, you, like us, think they should be fined. […]

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New care inspector position to be created

by professorbillwinlow on 25 March, 2013

According to yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph, Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat health minister, has said the government will create a post of chief inspector of social care aimed at exposing unacceptable care where it is found. The appointment will come in alongside a proposed new “rating” system for care providers – who will be ranked “excellent”, […]

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Dementia patients at risk as care system struggles

by professorbillwinlow on 18 March, 2013

The Care Quality Commission has warned that people with dementia are being put at risk because the health and social care system is struggling to cope. The CQC said that inspections of thousands of care homes in England revealed that failings in care were to blame for cases of severe malnutrition, fractures and many other […]

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