New care home handbook from Counsel and Care


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

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





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

Look East old chap

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

A certain amount of self-regard is no bad thing, but I can’t say the same about those, usually younger, people...

The flowers that bloom in the Spring

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

We spent the long weekend just gone mainly in our garden and on our allotment, planting, pruning, weeding, watering and...

Running to stand still

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Last week, in giving evidence to the – wait for it – Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee and the...