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Care at home for elderly underfunded by £500m

November 8, 2016 2:12 pm

Care for elderly people living at home is being underfunded by £513m, according to the latest estimate by the United Kingdom Home Care Association. They state the findings provide evidence that the viability of state-funded home care services is at risk. The new figures follow on from the Care Quality Commission warning earlier this month that the sector was at ‘tipping point’ with cuts leading to more pressure on hospitals and consequently deteriorating performances. The UKHCA, representing home care providers who are mainly in the private and voluntary sectors under contract to local authorities, claims the funding deficit puts care for more than half a million people who are supported at home at a large risk. It has renewed calls...

Care Information Seminar Success

November 7, 2016 10:17 am

With an increasingly ageing population – and an ever tighter government budget – the cost of care, and the type of care available, is fast becoming an extremely prevalent topic. At Home Care Preferred we are passionate about ensuring the public has access to all the care information and options available to them, and regularly host free informative presentations which are always deemed very successful – and our Care Information Seminar on Thursday 27th October was no exception. Hosted in collaboration with George Ttouli, founder of Burlington Wealth Management, the seminar covered the importance of wills, lasting powers of attorney (and the difficulties you may face if they are not drafted and put in place), along with the different care...

Home Care Preferred Shortlisted for Prestigious Awards

October 24, 2016 3:42 pm

Home Care Preferred are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for three prestigious awards in the care sector. Managing Director and founder of Home Care Preferred, Mr Ken Waterhouse, has been shortlisted for the Laing Bussion ‘Entrepreneur of The Year‘ award. This is testament to the pioneering Home Care Preferred model, and Ken’s determination to give individuals the choice to live independently in their own homes by combining our award-winning domiciliary support with expert knowledge and offerings in independent living equipment. The Laing Bussion Awards celebrate the full range of UK health and care services, and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors. We are also delighted to announce our Care Manager, Figen...

Care Information Seminar: Funding Care, Care Options, Wills & Lasting Power of Attorney

October 18, 2016 12:26 pm

People concerned about the cost of care are invited to a presentation at Enfield Golf Club on Thursday 27th October. Experts in wills, care fee planning and lasting powers of attorney will be amongst the guest speakers at this free to attend event. This is a very informative event that can help those looking to fund care for themselves or loved ones to understand what benefits they are entitled to and how best to fund their care, maybe through a combination of benefits and personal assets and savings. The running order of the event is as follows: 11am: Arrive Tea/coffee 11.45am: 1st speaker – Wills & Lasting Powers of Attorney ( Barnes & Partners Solicitors) 12.15pm: 2nd speaker- Care Options...

Macmillan Coffee Morning Success

October 3, 2016 4:26 pm

Friday 30th of September 2016 saw businesses and individuals up and down the country drinking copious amounts of coffee and polishing off multitudes of cake, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.’ Supporting a cause close to our heart, Home Care Preferred revelled in hosting our own Coffee Morning in order to raise funds to support the fantastic work Macmillan nurses do in supporting cancer patients and their families. We’re pleased to announce the event was a huge success with in excess of 20 people passing through our doors to support the cause, sample the array of sweet treats on offer and help us raise over £120 for the charity. The energy was fantastic with many...

Home Care Preferred wins Best Care Agency 2016 award

September 20, 2016 3:49 pm

Home Care Preferred was named as ‘Domiciliary Care Provider of the Year’ at the 2016 HealthInvestor Awards at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The prestigious black-tie award ceremony was hosted by BBC broadcaster, John Humphrys. Over 1,200 people were in attendance including leading figures from social care, clinical services and advisory finance groups. The company’s success is testament to its adept delivery of care in peoples’ homes. It provides hourly and live-in care as well as carrying out its impressive charity work in the London community. Its innovative high street shop also offers 6,000 independent living equipment products.  

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

September 20, 2016 3:45 pm

Come down to Home Care Preferred on Friday 30th of September at 10:30am for copious amounts of cake, tea, coffee & chats in support of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macillan Cancer Support. More details from Laura Brassett on 020 8364 3670

Home Care Preferred team member Sue Peck completes charity run

September 20, 2016 3:39 pm

Sue Peck is familiar with dementia having cared for her own Dad as well as many clients at Home Care Preferred. She recently raised money for Alzheimer’s Society in a fundraising run.  Everyone at Home Care Preferred is very proud of Sue and her committment to help find a cure for dementia.

Top tips to avoid elderly parents being scammed

September 20, 2016 3:06 pm

Scams target people of all ages, backgrounds and income levels without discriminating. However, the elderly and vulnerable are particularly at risk. The best way to help fight the scammers is for you and members of your family to take steps to help you not get caught in the first place. Top tips  

A trip down memory lane

September 20, 2016 3:00 pm

A lovely photo of one of our clients reliving his youth – taken by his live-in support assistant on a recent day trip to the RAF Hendon Museum