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There’s No Place Like Home

12th February 2019

Each year, especially in the winter months, we see headlines about NHS resources being stretched to breaking point, and the system being unable to adequately cope with hospital admissions. These problems are also getting worse, due to our ageing population. Indeed, almost two-thirds of admissions at any one time are over 65s. While there are various initiatives […]

Learning Disability Nursing; Is it under threat?

22nd January 2019

Much has been written about the current state of social care and the crisis facing the National Health Service. However, one problem which has flown under the radar with many people has been the rapid decline in the number of people going into learning disability nursing, and the lack of support available for those who […]

Is care work one of the most compassionate jobs?

8th January 2019

With reports of a social care crisis featuring regularly in the news, it can be easy to get the wrong idea about the realities of a career as a care worker, and what the role actually entails on a day-to-day basis. However, most of those working in the industry would tell you that providing social […]

New BBC Drama “Care” Is Making Headlines

16th December 2018

A standalone 90-minute drama from the BBC, entitled ‘Care’, has attracted widespread praise for its portrayal of the struggle that many families are faced with when a loved one falls into serious ill-health. Sheridan Smith stars as the daughter whose life is turned upside down when her mother suffers a stroke and subsequently develops dementia. […]

Examining Means Testing & Additional Financial Aid for In-Home Care

4th December 2018

For many elderly and disabled people, in-home care is the best solution for their long-term care needs, as it means they are able to maintain a degree of personal independence and live in familiar surroundings, with the support of their loved ones. However, the cost of home care is an important consideration. As the Money […]

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Feeling Stuck In The Middle?

20th November 2018

In recent years, those in the care sector have become increasingly concerned about a phenomenon known as ‘sandwich care’ and it is estimated that there are now 2.4 million sandwich carers living in the United Kingdom. This refers to people who are simultaneously caring for children and older parents at the same time. Those who are […]

Is It Time For a Complete Restructure of Our Care System?

6th November 2018

The National Health Service is facing a health and social care crisis at present, and the challenge is primarily caused by the fact that people are living longer than ever before. As a result, there are now more people living with disabilities or illnesses which require care, and the current system is struggling to cope […]

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How to Find the Right Round-the-Clock Home Care Support

18th October 2018

Finding the right round-the-clock home care support is extremely important for those who require help around the house, but it is also a process that needs to be undertaken carefully. After all, you will be inviting care workers into your home, or the home of a loved one, and this requires a great deal of […]

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The Right Career Path in Home Care

8th October 2018

Social care is an extremely rewarding career path, and one that is also becoming increasingly important in the United Kingdom, where an ageing population and increased strains on the National Health Service represent serious challenges. Today, it is estimated that there are more than 1.5 million people employed in the adult social care sector alone, […]

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Newsletter Spring/Summer 2018

11th July 2018

Hello, Camille Leavold, Managing Director/Co-Founder After a cold and snowy winter, Spring has definitely sprung in Hertfordshire. We’ve had a really busy start to the year with 61 new care workers joining the Abbots team since January after completing their care certificates. Learning and development is something we place a high value on at Abbots […]