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Everycare Eastbourne – Business Awards Winners

Eastbourne business awardsEverycare Eastbourne have won the highly commended award for medium sized businesses (10-50 Full time equivalent staff) at the Eastbourne Business awards.

Angela Fuller, Everycare Eastbourne’s Director said ‘I’m delighted to have been recognised for the important contribution we and all our fantastic staff make to the business community and the people of Eastbourne’

‘It was pleasing to have been shortlisted and we weren’t expecting to win anything so it was a delight when our names were called.’

The event was held at the Grand Hotel on Eastbournes seafront and hosted by Beverly Thompson and Ian Palmer from the BBC.

24 hour expert care support not available in England

Everycare UKThe health charity Sue Ryder reports that the NHS is failing to provide access to 24-hour support for the majority of patients dying at home in England.

Around 92% of NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) do not provide round-the-clock telephone help lines, the charity said.

Guidelines say there should be 24-hour telephone services and the NHS says it is “working hard to make changes”.

There are half a million carers for terminal patients in England.

Sue Ryder said there is an “obvious inequality” between help and advice for the start and the end of life, with 24-hour, seven-day-per-week help available for maternity issues.

The charity asked all of the 211 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England whether they had commissioned 24-hour end-of-life care support, including help lines staffed by nurses.

For more on this story visit the BBC website

 

More men facing loneliness in old age – “The Emerging Crisis for Older men”

Disabled home care services in BristolThe International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and the charity Independent Age reports that more men are facing loneliness and isolation in old age.

Following joint research undertaken by these organisations it has been found that men are often reluctant to join clubs for older people and suggests that the number of older men living alone in England will increase by 65% by 2030.

“When their partner dies, often a man’s social life shrinks,” said Independent Age chief executive Janet Morrison.

The report: The Emerging Crisis for Older Men, says older women will still be more likely to outlive their husbands but, by 2030, growing numbers of men will outlive their wives.

The analysis of recent data from the English Longitudinal Study on Ageing suggests 1.5 million older men will be living alone by 2030 – up from 911,000 today.

For more on this story visit the BBC news website.

Pauline Herring walks tall in fire feat supporting local Oakleaf mental health charity

central surrey everycare mental health charity supportPauline Herring (Owner at Everycare Central Surrey) went on a sponsored ‘Fire-walk’ for the Guildford based Oakleaf Mental Health charity which supports people with mental health challenges in Guildford and the surrounding area within Surrey. This event happened on 10th October, World Mental Health Day at Oakleaf’s premises in Guildford.

central surrey fire walk charity certificate Everycare (Central Surrey) also sponsored the lunch for the participants and visitors. Pauline said ‘I was a little nervous before, but having seen other people ‘walk the walk’ it was over in a few seconds and not as bad as I thought it might be!)