Home comforts

5 Feb 2016

Consumer magazine Which? has drawn up a list of the pros and cons for people who might need to be cared for in the home and the benefits outweigh the drawbacks, with home comforts coming top of the list.

Victory in bedroom tax case

28 Jan 2016

The Government’s so-called ‘bedroom tax’ policy, which reduces housing benefit for social housing tenants, has been declared ‘unlawful’ by the Court of Appeal due to its impact on vulnerable individuals, many of whom need carers to stay overnight.

Hundreds of hours a week spent on dementia care at home

22 Jan 2016

The Focus on Dementia report published this week by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has revealed that almost 40 per cent of carers looking after someone with dementia spent 100 or more hours a week doing so in 2014/15.

Help is at hand for dementia sufferers

15 Jan 2016

Local residents in South Gloucestershire who have recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and related conditions are invited to an event taking place next week.