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The government have announced that there will be a social care cap set at £75,000 and the means-tested threshold will rise to £123,000. That means that once an individual has contributed these figures towards their care the government will provide … Continue reading


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Finding a reliable and suitable Live in Care worker or Personal Assistant is very challenging. At PA Care we’ve put together some top tips which can help.   1. You can employ a family member or a friend as your … Continue reading


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We are often asked by our Live In customers how to manage working time for their Personal Assistants. The Live In model of care is highly valued by the people who use its services. It offers flexibility, independence and control … Continue reading


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Ed Miliband has fired a huge broadside at celebrities who make light of mental illness as he unveiled plans to tackle “the biggest unaddressed health challenge of our age.” The Labour Leader signalled out Jeremy Clarkson and Janet Street-Porter as … Continue reading


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Stuffing your face on junk food will not only make you fat – it could also give you dementia. A bad diet triggers Alzheimer’s by poisoning the brain according to scientists who believe that evidence is growing which shows that … Continue reading


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Prime Minister David Cameron is set to help tens of thousands of elderly people who are forced to sell their homes to fund long-term care. Reports suggest that he will implement recommendations that cap the amount individuals pay at £35,000 … Continue reading


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A quarter of vulnerable disabled people in care homes – including those with challenging behavior and autism – are at risk of being shut up in rooms or held down in arm locks because staff do not know the rules … Continue reading


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Charities and unions criticised the Government for failing to tackle social care funding and accused it of imposing a “death tax” on pensioners. There is still no clarity on how a suggested cap on future payments would be funded, with … Continue reading


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A new social networking website specifically aimed at disabled people has been launched. Disabilinet.com has been developed by a team of disability specialists and pioneering online developers. It is specifically designed for less able individuals to engage globally within a social … Continue reading


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Two companies have joined forces to develop disease modifying treatments for autism spectrum disorders and Fragile X syndrome. Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche and Seaside Therapeutics based in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the US are hoping that the drug once developed will … Continue reading


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