Friday, 28 May 2010

Has residential respite care had its day?

Published in The Guardian, 26th May 2010

"For several decades the respite care homes provided by the MS Society have had a reputation as excellent temporary refuges, allowing people with multiple sclerosis and their carers a short break from daily pressures of living with the condition.

In two weeks' time, however, the charity faces a critical decision as its trustees rule on whether they want to continue running four residential homes across the country or whether traditional forms of respite care are outdated and need comprehensive reform."  Read the full article here