The End of Life Monitoring and Assessment (Elma) tool allows care homes to electronically send a resident’s advanced plan via a handheld device direct to the individual’s GP computer system.
Jessie May trustee Julie Kembrey speaks about how incurable disease gradually took her girls, how the charity helped her and continues to support others.
The Bristol Post
Sarah Williams, physiotherapist at St Peter’s Hospice, spends most of her time dealing with terminally ill patients suffering breathlessness. Some of her work is also about helping people achieve their goals of a short walk or climbing stairs again.
The Duchess of Cambridge has described helping a local children’s charity as “inspiring and humbling” in a letter to the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, to thank staff, volunteers and supporters for their work.
The charitable insurance intermediary, Care2Save.co.uk, has announced it is expanding services to other online sectors to become an “ethical finance one-stop-shop”.
More needs to be done to make people understand that social care in later life is not free, says former care minister Paul Burstow.
The Guardian – voluntar sector netwok
Charities who prioritised fundraising by improving relationships with donors, using innovative recruitment techniques and regularly measuring success are seeing incomes rise.
Third Force News
The transition period for the new Gift Aid online system has ended, so charities must get up to speed or miss out, says Chris Lane from the Charity Tax Group.