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Social care to receive £269 million to boost staffing levels and testing

Social care sector to receive £269 million to boost staffing levels and testing. New £120 million fund for local authorities to boost staffing levels. £149 million grant system to support increased testing in care homes

Clarity needed as care home deaths inch higher again

Care providers are calling on the Government for greater clarity on key issues in the fight against Covid-19 as deaths from the virus in...

Pressure on as ‘Most Vital Ever’ health and care worker flu vaccination drive continues

The health and social care service’s most senior clinicians and leaders have urged their frontline colleagues to get their annual flu jab as soon...

What does the new immigration system mean for the healthcare and social care sector?

With the announcement of the new points-based immigration system following hot on the heels of the chaos of the pandemic, what does the future...

Excelcare thank frontline staff through rainbow-themed fundraising effort

As the UK went into ‘lockdown’ due to the outbreak of COVID-19, key workers in the Health and Social Care sector found themselves in...

Largest home antibody testing programme for Covid-19 publishes results

The first report from the world’s largest home antibody testing programme tracking who has been infected by Covid-19 in England has today been published.   The...

New unit to help protect North West London care homes from Covid-19 opens in Ealing

Ealing Community Partners, led by West London NHS Trust, has opened a 24-bedroom facility to support the safe discharge of patients affected by Covid-19...

Leeds youngsters impress residents and local school- Stepping up throughout the coronavirus

What an inspiring duo, Neil Moore and Josh Parker are. These two sixteen-year-olds have taken up Kitchen Assistant roles within their local care home, Hutton...

Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on extension of self-isolation period-Coronavirus

Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on extension of self-isolation period “In symptomatic people COVID-19 is most infectious just before, and for the first...

Partnership sees volunteers in Abbeyfield homes

The Abbeyfield Society, a charity operating over 400 residential homes for older people nationwide, has started a new partnership with residential development firm Taylor...

New research says over-45s believe delays to social care reforms undermined fight against Covid-19

New research from Just Group finds that the majority (56%) of over-45s believe that delays to reforming social care hampered the response against Covid-19....

Covid-safe visits for Colte Care residents

Residents at Colten Care’s 21 care homes in the south have been reunited with their loved ones thanks to a new COVID-safe visiting approach. Perspex...

Why did we stop clapping? Social care staff, out of sight, out of mind?

Why did we stop clapping? With the decision to stop the weekly clapping we seemingly have done what we always do with mental health...

The care sector: collateral damage, second class citizens and a slap for carers- COVID and Brexit

Campaigners say a Government decision to deny overseas care workers a visa to work in Britain has robbed the social care sector of vital...

CQC reviews will help social care providers prepare for future COVID-19 pressures

To help providers of health and social care services learn from the experience of responding to COVID-19 around the country, the Care Quality Commission...

PM’s comments on care homes ‘neither accurate nor welcome’ and ‘a slap in the face’ for care staff

Prime Minister Boris Johnson accused some care homes of not properly following the procedures during the coronavirus crisis during his visit to Goole this...

Research into significant long-term health impacts of coronavirus announced by Matt Hancock

One of the world’s largest comprehensive research studies into the long-term health impacts of coronavirus on hospitalised patients has been launched in the UK...

Social care faces toughest dilemma as pressure mounts to allow visitors into care homes

Care and nursing homes are facing one of their toughest dilemmas since the onset of coronavirus as pressure mounts for them to open their...

Waveney care home residents help stave off cabin fever during coronavirus lockdown

Four men with learning disabilities have converted a dilapidated summer house in the garden of their Waveney care home into a pub to help...

Independent SAGE warns on relaxation of social distancing measures

  INDEPENDENT SAGE warns that it is not safe to relax social distancing rules for indoor settings and that the government’s proposal to reduce to...

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