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Join the Which? campaign to fix the care system

Compassionate Elder CareThe Consumer Association (Which?) is campaigning to get the Government to fix the care system, as a matter of priority. Which? estimates that ‘the care home population is already bigger than the City of Manchester and it’s set to grow rapidly over the coming years’.

As increasing numbers of care homes are closing, there are insufficient places for people who need them.  Care homes are struggling to provide the care which individuals need. For some residents this can mean that they are not receiving adequate care, or are having to move to another care home when their existing care home closes. To particpate in the Which? campaign, please follow this link:  https://campaigns.which.co.uk/care-system

Looking for a care home? How much will care cost?

Care Services directory 2015

The answer to these and other questions can be found in the latest edition of the ‘North Yorkshire Care Services Directory‘. It contains information about social care services available in North Yorkshire and lists care and nursing homes in the county. Also available on our ‘Publications’ page on the Information Hub.


Lots of news about current local events and groups

There are lots of new ventures and activity groups starting this month. Make sure you don’t miss any. They have all moved to the new ‘New Ventures & Special Events page’ in the ‘Events’ section ….. there’s plenty to read about. There’s also a new ‘Alerts’ page which highlights the latest news on issues which might affect you.



Also …..  there’s the latest edition of ‘Care in Action’.  Click here to read it

Older people in the media

motorcycles-012Older People in the Media – There is round up of issues and articles involving Older People which may interest you published in The Guardian newspaper. Follow this link.


Couple with laptop imagesCAOCBKUXThe Later Life newsletter provides the latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives, and their impact on older people. The January edition now available. Follow this link.

Are you a Dementia Friend?

Dementia friendsDementia Friends have received increasing publicity recently ….. perhaps you’ve seen the television advertisements. The project was started by the Alzheimer’s Society and is supported by NYCC. The project aims to increase the public’s awareness of dementia and highlights how individuals can help people suffering from dementia to live well. To find out more, visit one of the Alzheimer’s Society drop-ins at Harrogate library or watch and interact with this on-line video.


New Which? website for elderly care

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The Consumer Association (Which?) has launched a new website which provides information and advice about elderly care. It is an informative website providing practical information and advice about choosing care, factors to consider, costs and choices which are available. The website is very attractive and easy to navigate and should prove to be of great help to those having to make difficult decisions about arranging care for someone.

New standard of care for those with dementia

A new standard of care for those with dementia is being launched. The ‘Triangle of Care’ promotes the involvement of the patient, carer and healthcare professionals in providing improved care. The importance of the carer, as the person who knows the patient best, is emphasised. The Triangle of Care highlights six key standards, which have been identified by people with dementia, their carers and healthcare professionals. Click  Triangle of care for details.