THE world of hi-tech and the Internet – when it works and when it’s not being hacked – are rapidly changing people’s lives. But despite the millions of pounds being spent on developing ways to make life easier and safer for disabled people and carers, it seems the message just isn’t getting through.
THOUSANDS of disabled and older people are still receiving undignified homecare in 15-minute slots, despite official guidance against these ‘flying’ care visits, and major concerns they deprive people of appropriate and compassionate care.
HAPPY times for Harry Elliot – and his parents – thanks to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children getting them a specialist buggy after months of frustration with statutory services,
SAINSBURY’S is trialling a new service for older and disabled customers – a two-hour ‘Slow Shopping’ scheme on Tuesday afternoons at its store in Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
NATIONAL charity Carers UK is calling on the Government to be bold as it develops its new strategy to improve the lives of those caring unpaid for older, disabled and ill family members and friends.