We have now updated the rates for State benefits on our website to show those that apply from April 2020. There is no news on the NHS Funded Nursing Care rate, but I'm guessing they have other things on their mind at the present time.
A number of clients have contacted me over the past week because their relatives in hospital have been issued with a compulsory discharge notice and they are forced to find a care home quickly. The NHS are issuing these to clear their wards for the anticipated wave of Covid 19 patients. This is hard enough in normal times, but almost all homes are currently closed to visitors due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Although they will accept new residents, you are not allowed to go
We want to continue to be available to help you during the Coronavirus outbreak and have made some changes to our service to enable this. We will no longer be offering home visits or meetings at our offices. Instead, we have set up an online video meeting tool to allow us to meet you remotely. All you need is a PC, Mac, iPad, Android Tablet or Smartphone and we will do the rest. It's really easy to use. Alternatively, we can arrange a telephone meeting. Our first meeting i
It's a tricky time to be making important decisions. Much of the country is in lockdown, financial markets have fallen and the NHS is already under immense strain. It would be easy to put off big, difficult decisions but if you need care or you are looking after someone who does, those care needs are not going to be improved by waiting. In fact it is likely to be better to be in a care facility now, where the correct care and cleaning provisions can be made, rather than at