Personal Care Unlocks Doreen from Dementia

Frustrated by inconsistent and impersonal agency care, Cath Severn decided to apply for a personal health budget for her aunt Doreen, who has advanced Alzheimer’s disease. Here she talks about the experience – from the red tape difficulties and delays through to today and her hand-picked team of seven carers. “The day I found out…

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City Asked to Help Look Out for Older People

(Silver) tide is turning – as Mayor issues challenge to make Manchester more age-friendly * People power put to the test – as city asked to help look out for older people Manchester’s mayor has issued a citywide challenge – for every person, business or organisation to be more aware of older people’s needs. Lord…

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Leaders Back Start of Devolution Manchester

Leaders within Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) have added their resounding backing to the region’s plans for the start of devolution of health and social care on Wednesday (April 1). At a meeting last night, members of the GMCA gave their support to the recent move which saw NHS England, 12 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups…

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Patients Feedback Digitally

Patients in north Manchester can now give digital feedback on their GP services at their practice. The feedback – collected using a tablet computer in the surgery – is designed to be an easy way for patients and families to rate their experience. The information received will give practice teams more insight into patient experience…

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Voluntary Groups Help Ease Loneliness in Older People

Manchester is pioneering projects to beat loneliness as research shows how older residents, particularly from deprived areas, describe feelings of social isolation – which can also be linked to poor mental and physical health. The survey results were taken from the North West Mental Wellbeing Survey 2012/13. Manchester’s results show that low mental wellbeing was…

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Major Step Forward for Devo Manc

Major step forward for Devo Manc: Greater Manchester announces shared plan for £6billion health and social care funding. Greater Manchester and NHS England have today (Friday 27 February) announced groundbreaking plans around the future of health and social care with a signed memorandum agreeing to bring together health and social care budgets – a combined…

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