New care home handbook from Counsel and Care
National charity Counsel and Care has published a new Care Home Handbook as part of National Care Homes Week which ran from 2-6 November. Fully updated with the support of the Department of Health, the 56-page handbook includes a foreword by care services minister Phil Hope.
The new edition provides information for anyone who may be considering care in a care home, and for people who are exploring options on behalf of someone they advise or care for.
It guides the reader through the different options available for funding care and gives advice on how to choose a care home that suits a person’s individual needs. Counsel and Care chief executive Stephen Burke said the Handbook sets out clearly the rights that a person has, the choices they can make depending on their situation, and the control and independence they should be able to retain throughout.
‘Counsel and Care’s advice service receives more and more enquiries from people concerned about how to choose the right care hom