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The continuing scandal of 15-minute care visits

Joseph Bower, Care Manager of Martlets Care (whose profits support the Martlets Hospice), comments on the guidance released recently that carers should spend at least 30 minutes on home visits to older people in England as part of a new gold standard for services.

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Councils must pay more for adequate home care

Joseph Bower, Care Manager of Martlets Care (whose profits support the Martlets Hospice), comments on the need for councils to pay more for home care in order to deliver an acceptable service to the vulnerable.

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Mind your language, care agencies

Joseph Bower, Care Manager of Martlets Care, comments on the controversy surrounding poor language skills among some agency staff - and the duty of care that agencies have to these workers as well as the vulnerable.

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