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Changes in care services in England – How does it impact on you and your family?

Home care and nurses recruitmentCare services in England are about to face their biggest change for over half a century.

The Care Act 2014 will change the care industry dramatically and provides rights for those receiving care and those who provide it to their family and loved ones.

The Care Act 2014  lays down standards for access to services from care homes as well as ensuring help in the home for tasks such as washing and dressing.
changes coming into force in England on Wednesday apply only to the care system for older people and younger adults with disabilities.

The Care Act 2014 introduces 4 substantial changes to care provision in England.

Four major changes are being introduced:

  • The creation of national eligibility criteria establishing for the first time when someone should be entitled to help – to date, it has been up to councils to set their own criteria
  • A duty on councils to offer schemes by which those who need to pay for residential care can get a loan from their local council, which is then paid back from their estate after death
  • Giving carers for the first time the same right to assessment and support as the people they care for; before, they had to provide “substantial care on a regular basis” to get an assessment
  • Those who pay for care themselves will be entitled to go to councils to get advice and information about the care system.

To help protect people’s assets, a cap on care costs they have to pay for – set at £72,000 for the over-65s – will kick in from April next year. How the cap works for younger people has still to be finalised.

For more information on the changes visit the BBC website.

Everycare UK celebrates 20 years of home care excellence

Everycare UK, the Cardiff based domiciliary and nursing care group celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013 with exciting growth plans in both the UK and abroad.

Everycare UK celebrates 20 years of home care excellence

Following a strategic review of the business, the company is now taking forward its plan to expand its network of franchisees not only in targeted geographical areas across the UK, but also worldwide where it launched in 2013 an international master franchise opportunity at the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress in Dubai.

The company now has over 20 regional franchised offices across the UK offering a range of personal home care and live-in care services as well as providing healthcare staffing services to a range of organisations including the NHS, HMS Prisons, Ministry of Defence, residential care homes, industry and private nursing organisations.

Managing Director, Mary Cottrell, commented “Our expertise in the UK in providing domiciliary and nursing care is widely respected around the world which has seen our business expand both at home and abroad.

In the UK the franchise network goes from strength to strength with over 20 franchises across England, Scotland and Wales with the most recent Everycare franchises opening in Hillingdon supporting Uxbridge, Ruislip, Pinner, Hayes and the surrounding areas and Mid Sussex supporting Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and the supporting areas.

Everycare is looking to extend its franchise network across the UK, doubling the number of regional offices by the end of 2015 whilst at the same time developing new services that compliment its core domiciliary and nursing activities. “Our recent strategic review has highlighted huge opportunities for Everycare which we are now developing. Our strength has always been the provision of quality services which can be relied upon across the network, it is this strong service foundation that attracts both clients to our services and potential franchisees both here and worldwide” comments Mary Cottrell.

The 20th anniversary was celebrated by a special event in Cardiff at Chapel 1897. As well as being the 20th anniversary of Everycare UK, the occasion also coincided with the 30th anniversary of the Everycare UK business owners (Rob and Mary Cottrell) commencing their residential nursing homes business in Cardiff.