Elderly fostering


this image shows an elderly lady with a younger dark haired female carer

I have to admit I am stuck for words, but as usual when something rattles my cage then somehow they follow!

Today Jan 14th ( the day before my little sisters 40 th Birthday) the Telegraph news paper publish an article about families fostering an elderly person.

It’s a fantastic idea, rather like the idea I emailed Norman Lamb last year suggesting “Adopt a Gran”.

HOWEVER that is where the good bit ends and the rubbish part starts!

Whilst this is a pilot scheme (so to speak) in response to the closure of residential homes how can the government justify paying a foster carer £224 a week and family member who cares for a loved one £59.75 !!!

Once again an injustice to carers who save the government £119 billion a YEAR.(source carers UK)

Please please please share this message, tweet, Facebook, email and we will see if the government have anything to say.


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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