Big Social Care Survey

Silver Voices has joined the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) of over 80 leading charities to campaign on the future funding and organisation of social care in the run-up to the promised Green Paper in the summer Care and Support Alliance. As part of the campaign, the...

Live in care in 2018 – Your ultimate guide

Live in Care is increasingly becoming a viable alternative to going in to a care home.  In this article we will help you: see if live in home care is the right option for you what options you have to choose a 24 hour live in carer how to pay for your live in care...

Combating loneliness

When I first wrote about my feelings of loneliness six years ago, living alone for the first time at age 71 and hating it, one of my closest friends said to me: ‘How can you write like that, Esther, haven’t you got too much pride?’. He too lives alone, but...

3 Useful Tips to Finding The Right Live-in Carer

When considering live-in care, one of the many questions you are likely to ask yourself is “what steps should I take in order to choose a carer who is right for me?” Although your immediate needs are a crucial consideration, other important factors are sometimes...

ADAPT AND TAKE CONTROL

What do you think is the UK’s biggest single cause of disability? Believe it or not, it is arthritis. It affects at least nine million people, and reinforces the point that most people become limited, rather than being born with a disability. It also proves it could...

Person centred care

Person-centred care is becoming an increasing driver in health & social care provision. Authorities adopt it because in theory it can “improve outcomes”, to use their terminology. To you or I (the client/patient), it means we are more in control of how our care...