Friday, March 5, 2021

Tag: Social Care

Social care law – legal rights to a community living- Comment

A comment from Yogi Amin, head of public law at Irwin Mitchell, regarding the legal rights of people with disabilities to be able to live in the community. His comments come at a time when lockdown restrictions look set to be eased and local authorities set their annual budgets

Institute of Health and Social Care Management to give a voice to Care Industry Leaders and Managers

the Institute of Health and Social Care Management to give a voice to leaders and managers working throughout both health and social care.

Flintshire County Council’s Decision On Care Home Fees- A kick in the teeth!

The decision by Flintshire County Council to base care home fees on paying half the staff the minimum wage is a “kick in the teeth” for the frontline Covid heroes, it’s been claimed.

Balhousie Care praises staff and warns of long-lasting impact and cost of COVID

Balhousie Care Group says impact on staff, residents and relatives continues, warns of long-lasting impact on care sector and reveals extra business costs of more than £500,000

Hexham-based care home recognises key staff at Long Service Awards

Marton Care Homes has recognised five of its Hexham-based care staff's hard work and commitment.

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

Age UK calls for an immediate funding increase to support social care in the forthcoming Spending Review

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, 210,000 people over the age of 65  - one in seven of those receiving care before the...

CQC: COVID-19 magnifies inequalities- Focus must be on a health and care system for everyone

The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC’s) annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England looks at the quality of care over...

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...

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...

Austerity ‘ripped resilience out of health and care service’ before Covid-19 crisis hit, says IPPR

Underinvestment in social and community care left four in five hospitals with ‘dangerously low’ spare beds as crisis hit Major new analysis of the state...

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....

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...

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...

Don’t just clap for carers – Urgent calls for new deal for health and care employees

Researchers from King’s Business School have published a paper urgently calling for a new deal for health and care employees that acknowledges and reflects...

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...

Social care job numbers rise by 17.6% as sector struggles with lack of available talent

According to the latest report from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, social care was one of the few key industries to experience an increase...

Damning Report Claims Tipping Point For Elderly Care Crisis Is Less Than 10 Years Away

The UK’s ability to support tens of millions of elderly people will collapse by 2029 unless the government takes decisive action, a new report...

Could you host a graduate in your care organisation?

It’s run in partnership between Skills for Care, the NHS Leadership Academy, and supported by the Department of Health and Social Care. It includes...

Without migration staffing shortages in health and social care almost unimaginable

New figures show that people born outside the UK account for almost a quarter of all staff working in hospitals and a fifth of...

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