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Oxford, UK – 26 February 2008 – Bettercaring, the UK’s leading care home search engine, has launched its own blog, to discuss the key issues around the elderly and the social care industry.

Outspoken, controversial and to the point, the Bettercaring blog aims to raise awareness of key issues, and tackle some of the pricklier topics in its own inimitable style.

Written by Bettercaring’s in-house team of journalists it provides up-to-date discussion on anything from household aids and adaptations to the latest Government legislation. It will also include first-hand accounts from journalists about the people interviewed for the stories that are featured on the site.

Bettercaring’s editor, Andrew Chilvers, said: “We all have opinions on the stories we read, or the legislation that comes out from the Government, and this blog is an effective way to encourage debate from our readership.

“We hear of stories on a weekly basis where the system has let people down, or when individuals in the industry have done something out-of the-ordinary. The blog gives us an opportunity to open up this discussion to a wider community, and allows our readership to share their experiences with us.”

Topics already covered on the blog include the cost of care homes, neglect, over 60s playgrounds and the struggles faced by carers juggling their familial responsibility with work.


The blog can be seen at

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For more information contact:

Fiona Richmond
m: 07825 847 573, t: 01993 810 300, f: 01993 810 318

About Bettercaring

Bettercaring, part of the OLM Group, is an online service for anyone looking for care, needing answers to questions about care or the funding of care or simply looking for someone to talk to. Bettercaring provides an online database of more than 20,000 registered care homes and nursing homes across the UK. Bettercaring boasts more than 500,000 unique users per annum and some 2,000 individual care home searches every day.

Bettercaring has been designed for easy navigation and covers the following areas:

• Care information – factsheets on the types of care available, information on funding options and coverage of health issues
• Care search – a search engine for all UK care homes
• Care discussion – includes: a discussion forum, enabling carers and those looking for care to discuss issues and ask questions; the latest news; reviews of care and nursing homes and products; articles about people in care.

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