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Mary Cottrell, Everycare UK’s Managing Director, is to travel to Belize to join the team from the company’s Eastbourne office who will be at the Octavia Waight Centre in San Ignacio providing help and support to the elderly in the nursing home and also in the community.
Mary said ‘I am delighted to be able to support the fantastic efforts of the entire Eastbourne team in this fabulous endeavour. I know how much time and effort the team there have put in to fund raising and planning this whole amazing trip and I know that the help and support they deliver will make a real difference to the elderly in the home and to the wider community in San Ignacio’
A team of 13 will be travelling from the Eastbourne office to Belize in Central America for the whole of March to provide support and training to the staff and residents of the Octavia Waight Centre.
To keep up to date on the Everycare Eastbourne trip to Belize which will see 11 staff and 2 Managers travelling to work in a nursing home for two weeks – visit our Facebook page.
The majority of councils in England are paying less than the industry recommended minimum for home care services, a BBC investigation suggests.
Rhod Gilbert will make an appeal on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society to encourage listeners to donate to the charity.
He said: “With 800,000 people in the UK living with dementia and that number set to rise to 1.7million by 2051, it’s an illness that will touch all of our lives in some way at some point. I know dementia can have a huge impact on people’s lives so I was so pleased to help Alzheimer’s Society in this way.
‘The BBC Radio 4 Appeal is a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for services such as their Dementia Cafés, as well as raise awareness and understanding of dementia. Please tune in and listen to the Appeal. If you can make a donation to help people living with dementia, it’d be hugely appreciated.’
The radio appeal for the Alzheimer’s Society will be featured on BBC Radio 4 (92.4-94.6 FM) on Sunday, 12 January at 7.55am.
Public Services Ombudsman Peter Tyndall who is about to step down from his role has stressed that he would like to see one body to manage services throughout Wales.
Peter Tyndall has asked the Health Minister Mark Drakeford to review home care services.
The Welsh government said it intends to fully integrate health and social services but the solution does not lie in structural change.
Mr Tyndall says “It puts huge stress on families and carers whether they are looked after at home or a nursing care home. We need to be much better at delivering integrated packages of care than we are at the moment and that will need structural change,”
For the full story on changes suggested by the Public Services Ombudsman in Wales click here.