Personal Assistants vs Regulated Live-in Carers

With people living longer lives, a ‘problem’ has presented itself – a shortfall in social care availability and a rising demand for it. A much-touted ‘solution’ pushed by the local authorities and the NHS is the hiring of personal assistants. This low-cost solution allows people to receive in-home care and retain some independence, but is … Read more

Time to get your flu jab?

As the nights draw in and the autumnal weather puts a chill in the air, those of us who are usually called up for the annual NHS flu jab are likely to be getting those notifications. The annual flu vaccination programme was first introduced in England in the late 1960s, when vaccination was offered to … Read more