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Social care must be a Government priority now Brexit is done

A campaigner says his New Year wish is for the reform of care of older and vulnerable people to be an urgent Government priority now that Brexit is done.

Short and total lockdown needed to halt the rise of numbers dying from COVID in care and nursing homes

The country needs an urgent, short and total lockdown to halt a steady rise in the number of people dying from the virus in...

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...

Need for clarity as care home lockdowns bite again

A care campaigner today called on the Government to allow a single, nominated, and tested visitor to be allowed to visit a family member...

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...

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...

Care providers call for support as care home death toll revealed

Care providers have called on Government to provide them with more support as the true number of coronavirus deaths and infections in care and...

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...

Former chief of ADASS to support care sector through coronavirus

Care providers today welcomed the Government's announcement of a social care task force to support the sector through coronavirus (Covid-19). Health and Social Care Secretary,...

Urgent need for a complete overhaul of the social care system straightaway

Deaths in social care settings from coronavirus have demonstrated the urgent need for a complete overhaul of the care system straightaway, campaigners said. The Independent...

Anger over reported delay to social care reform

Reports that the Government had plans in place to reform social care BEFORE the coronavirus pandemic but delayed them until autumn have been described...

VODG responds to yesterday’s coronavirus briefing led by Health Secretary Matt Hancock

In response to today’s daily briefing given by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Dr Rhidian Hughes, Chief Executive of the...

Care campaigners call for English government to match £500 extra payment for social care workers

The Welsh Government will fund a £500 extra payment for all social care workers in Wales, the First Minister has announced. Speaking at the Welsh...

Warning over social care provider survival during coronavirus

Care campaigners today warned that unless the Government steps up funding for local authorities many social care providers could go to the wall as...

Care providers call for better financial support from Government in fight against COVID-19

Care providers are calling for better financial support from the Government to help them get through the hardships caused by the fight against coronavirus...

Care leaders call for a united front in the fight against COVID-19

Care leaders are calling for a united front in the fight against COVID-19 as they battle to care for and protect the country's oldest...

Care providers on standby for an influx of older and vulnerable adults – COVID 19

Care providers are being put on standby for an influx of older and vulnerable adults as they work together with other organisations in the...

Government plans to end visas met with dismay across the care sector

Responding to the news that the Government plans to end visas for so-called low-skilled workers from overseas, the Independent Care Group said care of...

Age UK statistics are alarming and shame the country

New Age UK analysis finds that in the last 12 months, about 700,000 requests for formal care and support, equivalent to 51% of all...

Cardboard cut-outs take to the stage at social care conference

Life-size cardboard cut-outs of the three main party leaders t00k to the stage today because the politicians themselves failed to attend a major conference...

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