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Suffering alone at home: Unison report on the lack of time

A report from Unison considers an online survey of 1,100 homecare workers and data obtained from a freedom of information (FOI) request to 152 local authorities in England that commission social care visits.

It reveals that 74% of councils in England are commissioning 15 minute home care visits, in contravention of NICE guidance which states that visits shorter than half an hour should only be made of visits are part of a wider package of support and allows enough time to complete tasks and check on patient wellbeing. More.....