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Local Friends

About Affable Care, it's history and this website.

Proposed Charitable Trust

to facilitate that stage of life prior to requiring formal care in a nursing or residential home.…

Local Network Ideas Paper

SELF-HELP NETWORKS SUPPORTING CARE IN THE COMMUNITY (pdf file- may be slow opening)…

How the Ideas Evolved

These ideas have evolved over a few years from the practical experieces of John Crowter-Jones during the years he cared for his wife, Peggy, who had Parkinson's disease, and the extensive voluntary work John did to improve life for carers and those with disabilities. In 2008, six months before Peggy…

Herbie

This  YOUTUBE DIGI-STORY is an example of neighbourliness.…

Have you heard of "zero hour contracts"?

I hadn't until I discovered all the care workers supplied by the care company I use are on a form of employment contract where the company does not have to offer the worker any hours, and the worker does not have to work any hours offered. These contracts are used by companies to avoid aspects…

Care Providers

Care ProvidersThe diagram shows Judith's research and thoughts on the system of care provision. Her recent experiences have been with a franchise that sells "time slots" which are serviced by care workers who are generally on zero hour contracts, whether they wish to be or not. It seems from the quote from the…

Care in the Neighbourhood

Better home care at reduced cost - A report on a Dutch model…