Advocacy service launched

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Manchester based CareAware, a non profit making, public information and advisory service for long term care, has launched an advocacy service to help those with a care need and their families have access to all the independent help and information they will require in negotiating the “care maze”. CareAware says the facility co-ordinates access to the UK1s leading specialists on care issues and has no cost, charge or obligation to the end service user. It also assists care providers in meeting the advocacy requirements of National Minimum Standard 14.3. CareAware chief executive Robert Elliot said because the needs and requirements of care residents were more complex than ever before, obtaining their correct entitlement to benefits, realising they may be entitled to pension credit, understanding the importance of an enduring power of attorney and getting help with paying fees were all vitally important issues. “Care home residents are especially reliant on their carers to make them aware of these key issues an

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