By Mithran Samuel and Maria Ahmed
Doctors say care for falls unacceptable
NHS care for patients who have fractured bones after a fall is “inadequate and unacceptable”, a report by the Royal College of Physicians has found.
The report said many patients experienced long waiting times and poor continuing care.
Care services minister Ivan Lewis said he would take into account the findings and issue guidance.
Soucre:- The Times Wednesday 7 November 2007 page 7
Children ‘can afford to get cheap alcohol’
Children on weekly pocket money of £10 are able to buy up to 17 units of alcohol, an Alcohol Concern conference on the cheapness of drink will hear today.
A report found that at a Co-op supermarket, the sum would buy three large bottles of Budweiser and two big bottles of WKD Vodka Blue.
The charity is calling on the government to increase taxes on alcohol.
Source:- The Daily Telegraph Wednesday 7 November 2007 page 14
Employers back broader tax breaks for carers
Tax breaks to help working parents pay for childcare should be extended to people who care for disabled and older people, employers including BT and John Lewis have said in a letter to the prime minister and chancellor.
They say the proposal, which would involve giving staff tax free vouchers to pay for care, would cost £37m to the government but release £83m to pay for care services.
Source:- The Financial Times Wednesday 7 November 2007 page 4
‘I will regret it till the day I die’
The accidental shooting that tore apart the family of Natasha Peniston was a tragedy waiting to happen in a community scarred by guns.
Source:- Guardian Society, Wednesday 7 November 2007, page 1
‘No longer the hippy sector’
The old charity culture of well-meaning amateurism doesn’t cut it any more. To be influential, the third sector has to grow up and stop thinking of ‘professionalism’ as dirty word, argues Stephen Bubb.
Source:- Guardian Society, Wednesday 7 November 2007, page 3
That’s volunteering with a v
The head of a charity that aims to get young people involved in civic service on why she’s passionate about the potential of youth and believes activism can help them find their place in society.
Source:- Guardian Society, Wednesday 7 November 2007, page 5
A much exaggerated death
For decades, commentators anticipated the demise of the welfare state, but the true failure has been in the struggle with inequalities.
Source:- Guardian Society, Wednesday 7 November 2007, page 6
The word on the streets
Gordon Brown plans to invest heavily in youth centres, but one inner-city council found that isn’t what many teenagers want.
Source:- Guardian Society, Wednesday 7 November 2007, page 7