When we started our journey in home care, we were struck by how complex the support and funding structures for social care can be. Meeting Anna Callow, an Independent Social Worker based in Stamford, Lincolnshire, really helped us to understand and find a way through the ‘minefield’.
Anna leads The Care Advice Centre (est. 2011), who assists individuals and professionals involved in the care of older people across all issues related to care.
They can provide an independent, tailor-made approach to person-centred care planning. This includes support with finding community and residential support services, as well as advice on benefit entitlements or funding circumstances such as managing appeals for NHS Continuing Healthcare support. The Care Advice Centre are also experts in assessing mental capacity in support of clients making a Lasting Power of Attorney or who need to apply to the Court of Protection for Deputyship.Visit Site
We have built a strong relationship with Andrea Beesley-Hewitt, a Partner at our local Hegarty Solicitors branch in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Andrea has a depth of experience in legal matters relating to older people and has been very supportive in sharing that with us. As well as their Stamford branch, Hegarty Solicitors also work out of local offices in Peterborough and Oakham.
We liked the fact that Hegarty really recognise that few people are comfortable talking about later life or post-death matters. They can support with decisions about how care home fees should be met, who should inherit a property, or how shares should be passed on, matters that can easily be put aside. You can never predict what the future holds, and getting your affairs in order can help ensure your loved ones are protected.Visit Site
When we set up our new home care agency business, we were very fortunate to find a lovely office in Great Casterton, just outside Stamford, Lincolnshire. We’re on the first floor of what used to be The Plough Inn, which Sue and Peter Nicholson have lovingly converted into a state of the art Osteopathic Clinic. We quickly learnt that there is some great synergy between our businesses, as osteopathy is a fantastic source of treatment for ailments that affect many of us as we get older.
Sue works with a team of practitioners who provide a range of skills between them. They all have a passion for osteopathic healthcare and the benefits it brings for a range of problems affecting the spine, hips, knees, shoulders, arms, legs and pelvic area. The team also deal with postural and ergonomic issues and offer massage therapy. Osteopaths work with their hands to diagnose and treat problems, with the aim of restoring optimum body function. They work to improve body mobility and to reduce the pain being experienced.Visit Site