Disabled Facilities Grants are used to adapt homes to make them safe and accessible for disabled residents. They are seldom used specifically to support people living with dementia. Yet given that people with dementia very often have other conditions as well, it is likely that grant-funded adaptations are being carried out without consideration of dementia-related needs.
Foundations, the umbrella body for home improvement agencies, wants to ensure that dementia has its rightful position front and centre when it comes to housing.
A number of social divides have been thrown into sharp relief by the pandemic. One is that between people who can find their way around the virtual world and those who can't.
At a time when everything from supermarket shopping to GP appointments, council services and meetings of every description has gone online, if you aren't able to keep up, you are effectively excluded from life as we know it.
An interesting webinar from Cybermoor is coming up on the 25th, looking at lockdown learning for older people.
Adults who pay for their residential care in Scotland will be better off from April as a result of a change to the rates of allowances they receive for personal and nursing care.
The allowance for personal and nursing care costs will be going up by 7.5 per cent, well above the normal annual increase, in recognition of the increasing cost of providing care, particularly for people with dementia.
Following a successful pilot scheme, free PPE (personal protective equipment) is now being made available to ‘extra-resident’ unpaid carers, i.e. those who don't live with the person they care for, so they can keep themselves and their loved ones safe from COVID-19.
As one of our Facebook group members observed, only a year late...
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