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News & Developments

The Ombudsman has published a care home complaints guide. See article in Care Home Professional.

Scie, the Social Care Institute for Excellence has launched a new website aimed at carers. You can access it here.

A report from law firm Winckworth Sherwood, called The Other End of The Housing Market: House for Older People, supported by the Housing LIN, builds on a survey that sought to better understand what practical measures might be taken to improve later life housing.

The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) has produced a six-page guide giving 10 tips when looking for social care. Click here.

Some practical tips for supporting people at home with dementia - useful information on the Housing LIN website. Click here.

DUET Diabetes has produced a postcard giving useful links for nurses and carers of people with diabetes. Click here for the postcard.

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (Scie) has produced a guide for people who arrange their own home care. It describes the standard of care you should expect from a home care provider and explains what you should do if your provider is failing to deliver good care. Click here.

New research from the Institute of Education (IOE) underlines why people currently in their fifties believe that they may be the most tightly squeezed sandwich generation of modern times. Click here for a PDF.

Carers UK has launched a digital resource for carers. This resource links to Carers UK online resources and products, with links to local information and support. It can be accessed here.