A new personal care service will launch on Monday to support vulnerable people in and around Stamford.Evergreen Care Trust has trained some of its staff to become ‘Florence Carers’ in order to expand the range of services it offers.The carers will be able to help people with all aspects of personal care including washing, dressing, toileting, catheter care, skin care and medication.Named after Florence Nightingale, the service will focus on good old-fashioned care in the home.Evergreen’s chief executive Louise Marsh has introduced the service following demand from current She said: “We are delighted to be launching Florence Care, our full personal care service, which is designed to focus on what really matters to those who may need this intervention to stay happy and safe at home.”Staff hope the service will allow even more people to live independently in their own home for longer. It focuses on the areas of personal care which can be challenging and make … [Read more...] about Personal care service will help vulnerable people
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Britain should learn from the Japanese model of social care, which has compulsory insurance and pensioners encouraged to take part in tai chi and origami to combat loneliness, a think tank suggests. Ministers are due to publish a green paper on social care this summer, with proposals on how best to fund care for an ageing population. The Nuffield Trust said lessons should be learned from the system in Japan, which it said was far more “transparent and fair” in ensuring that people knew what they would have to pay for. The think tank said Japan had struggled with the same problems facing the UK, with hospitals becoming “defacto nursing homes” with long stays in hospital for want of state-funded social care. The Japanese experience in reforming long-term care for the elderly offers some important lessons for policymakersNatasha Curry, Nuffield Trust In 2000 it introduced long-term care insurance, with compulsory payments from the age of 40 used to … [Read more...] about Britain ‘should learn from Japan’ when it comes to care of the elderly
T he late 1940s were about bombsites, rationing, loss and mourning, but amid the gloom a new generation was emerging. In the grim, grey aftermath of war, children were born on an unprecedented scale in a population explosion: the baby boomers – born between 1946 and the mid-60s – had arrived. It was time for a new life. It was time for the young to grow up with faith in a better tomorrow. When we baby boomers reached adolescence, creating the teenager in the process, it was as if the floodlights had been switched on, revealing a colourful, contrary, anti-authoritarian Britain. In our teens, with rock’n’roll if not much cash, we were the lucky, cocky generation. Anthropologist Helen Fisher inelegantly described the maturing of this huge postwar bulge in the population as “like a pig moving through a python”, changing society as we grew older on a scale never known before. We challenged the Victorian puritanism, censorship, class snobbery and … [Read more...] about Millennials are struggling. Is it the fault of the baby boomers?
AT what level of success do you stop caring about what you look like to others? You know, that special confidence when someone knows they’re the pinnacle of cool, and sheds the social anxiety which keeps the rest of us wearing the same brand of trainers and constantly upgrading our iPhones. You only see it occasionally, but when you do it’s impressive. I saw it last week, on the launch of the new Mercedes G-Class. Take a look at it in these pictures. Now point out how it’s changed in looks in the 40 years its been made. Not easy is it? And that’s very deliberate. The G-Class is hands down one of the most iconic pieces of automotive design of all time — and that’s why it doesn’t need to change. There’s something charmingly cocky about Merc’s attitude. While other manufacturers produce more and more SUVs to meet demand — farting out biscuit tin cars designed to play on our sheep-like instinct to fit in — … [Read more...] about The Mercedes G-Class is hands down one of the most iconic pieces of automotive design of all time
Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery after suffering a brain haemorrhage. Manchester United legendary manager was rushed to hospital before having an operation on Saturday at Salford Royal Hospital. Ferguson was Manchester United manager for 26 years before standing down after winning the Premier League in 2013 and becoming a director and ambassador for the club. The 76-year-old Scot won an incredible 38 trophies at the helm of the Old Trafford club including 13 league titles and two Champions League crowns. Here is everything we know about Ferguson's current condition... Read More Sir Alex Ferguson seriously ill What happened to Sir Alex Ferguson? The legendary Red Devils boss, 76, was reportedly taken to Salford Royal Hospital, with a police escort, after complaining of illness. He was initially taken to Macclesfield district hospital. On Saturday he underwent emergency surgery, which went well. What is a brain haemorrhage? According to the NHS website: "The majority … [Read more...] about What we know about Sir Alex Ferguson’s condition after brain haemorrhage