0 Post a comment Monday, 21 May 2018 - Local People The home care service is under threat because of a decision to axe carers’ mileage expense from home. That’s the view of one carer, Jane [not her real name] who contacted iomtoday.co.im.She said carers had been ’dropping like flies’ since the expense claim was cut by the Department of Health and Social Care in February.Five carers - one of whom had done the job for nine years - have left the operation in Douglas and she knows of four planning to leave other teams.She knows more are actively looking for other jobs because they cannot make ends meet.Jane, a home carer for several years, travels in her own car 15 miles from her home to the community where she works.The mileage is twice that if she does a double shift.The cut means she is losing £15 - or £30 on a double shift - a day.’That’s a quarter of my wage is gone,’ she said. ’You are working to survive. I can’t … [Read more...] about Home care service under threat as staff can no longer claim mileage expenses
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Terminally ill Alfie Evans may be allowed home, a judge has ruled but he will not be allowed to go to Rome for further treatment. Mr Justice Hayden described the 23-month-old at the centre of a life support battle as "courageous" and a "warrior", but said the case had now reached its "final chapter", he told a High Court hearing in Manchester. He rejected claims by Alfie's father, Tom Evans, 21, that his son was "significantly better" than first thought because he had now been breathing unaided for 20 hours after doctors first withdrew life support on Monday night at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool. Instead, the judge said the best Alfie's parents could hope for was to "explore" the options of removing him from intensive care either to a ward, a hospice or his home. But a doctor treating Alfie, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said that for Alfie to be allowed home would require a "sea change" in attitude from the child's family, and they feared that in the "worst … [Read more...] about Alfie Evans can return home, judge rules
A FORMER teacher, who killed his wife before killing himself, had always acted out of “care and love” for her, an inquest has heard. Husband and wife Linsey and Jane Sargeant were found dead at their home in Orchid Meadow, Pwllmeyric on Wednesday, October 4 of last year. An inquest at Newport Coroner’s Court on Thursday, February 22 heard documentary evidence from the couple’s sons, Mark and David, who described them as having a “good relationship”. Wendy James, the senior coroner for Gwent, ruled that the death of Mr Sargeant, 71, was suicide by hanging. The cause of death of his wife, 70, - also a former teacher - who had been diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's disease and dementia, was unlawful killing by smothering. The inquest heard that the couple had met university and married in their mid-20s, were described as "very much devoted to one another". Reading the evidence of the couple’s sons, Miss James added that Mr … [Read more...] about Chepstow husband acted out of “care and love” for his wife, inquest hears
Opinion PUBLISHED: 05:00 17 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:49 17 February 2018 Carl Lamb, managing director of Almary Green Archant My husband is in very bad health following a series of strokes. He is now brain damaged and has dementia. We jointly own a free hold property which we rent out and, with our own home, it would exceed the allowed inheritance tax bracket. We have signed over half of our home and the rented property to our two sons, who on the death of either of us will inherit it. I do all the home care for my husband myself and do not receive any financial help. Is there a better course of action to take ? Response from Carl Lamb of Almary Green There are several strands to this situation, and I’d need to explore a lot more detail before offering any specific advice, but let me at least set out some of the issues you might need to consider. Firstly, I am sorry to hear about your husband’s ill health. I do hope that you were able to set up a power of attorney … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: How can I pass on my property and continue to care for my husband?
A NORTHWICH-based service which provides personal care to people living in their own homes has been ruled as requiring improvement by Government inspectors. Your Life Your Way operates from Denton House, Denton Drive, and provides services on behalf of local authorities and clinical commissioning groups across towns and cities across the north west. It has been given the assessment following a five-day inspection in October by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The service employs up to 400 staff. When measuring the five key indicators, the inspection ruled that while the service was good when it came to effectiveness and caring, it was requiring improvement in three key areas of safety, responsiveness and being well led. The service is provided to older adults, younger disabled adults, people living with a learning disability and children. The CQC was only tasked with inspecting the service being received by people provided with ‘personal care’, help with tasks … [Read more...] about Northwich-based home care service told it must improve by inspectors