Lesley Bell writes… Delivering homecare in Russia

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

|On a recent vist to Russia Lesley Bell saw how homecare is delivered in that country ­ and experienced Muscovite hospitality| I am a trustee of BASE ­ British Association of Services for the Elderly ­ and in that capacity I and another Trustee recently travelled to Tula in Russia, a provincial town some 100 miles south of Moscow, to develop a joint project bid for Health and Social Care Partnership funding with the equivalent of the social services department for Tula. Most of our work was with one of six district offices from which health and social care is provided for people living in their own home, managed by the redoubtable Ludmilla who is extremely concerned about the state of care for older people in Russia. As part of the programme, they arranged for us to visit three service users, which gave us an opportunity to compare their services with what is provided in the UK. What struck us most forcibly was the high level of practical care provided, in general because of poor, inadequate or inappropria

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