What is respite care (sometimes called replacement care) Respite care, also called replacement care, is support which allows the carer to have a break from their responsibilities and have some time to do the things they choose. It may involve the cared for person spending a week or more in a care home, or more […] Read more
We are the UK’s leading specialists in helping people to find the right care. We were established 20 years ago, at first helping families who needed to choose a care home but today, we also do much more. We provide free, independent support enabling people to stay in their own home by arranging and managing all types of care packages. Our company is widely used and trusted by the NHS.
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Articles: care support and advice
We welcome the significant 40 per cent rise in the amount the NHS pays to care homes for the cost of funded nursing care (FNC). FNC is money paid by the NHS for the nursing carried out by nurses to support and care for residents in nursing homes (and care homes with nursing). The funding […] Read more
Jacki Bishop’s uncle had complex needs, was in hospital 50 miles away and needed a nursing home place. Jacki describes why our help was crucial.
“Uncle Albert is 96 and has paranoid schizophrenia, epilepsy and advanced vascular dementia. He is incredibly independent and until recently, was living in his own home in Portsmouth. Albert never married, but lived with his sister until she died four years ago. At that stage, we took responsibility for Albert, as no-one else in the […] Read more
We are all very familiar with the term ‘frail’ as a generalised description associated with age and poor health. Increasingly however, health professionals apply the term more precisely, to mean a specific condition which should be measured, diagnosed then carefully managed (just like a diagnosis of diabetes, arthritis or other condition). Frailty is characterised by […] Read more
We are delighted that 97 per cent of families rate CHS support as either “excellent” or “very good” in figures recently published from one of our hospital based services. The ratings come from recently published annual figures from one of our hospitals services for East Lancashire Teaching Hospital. Between April 2015 and March 2016, we worked […] Read more
“I’m used to being able to sort things out in life, but finding care was something I felt wholly unprepared for. Being self-funding, we fell into a gap in terms of advice and support. The support I received from my adviser was very practical – I knew that I could get good advice from her quickly, whenever I needed it.”