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No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed

No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed

Responding to the latest delayed transfers of care figures published today by NHS England, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed, when they could be treated in the comfort and dignity of their […]

10th August 2017 | By | Reply More
More cuts and difficult decisions for adult social care

More cuts and difficult decisions for adult social care

WELCOME EXTRA FUNDING DOES NOT REMOVE NEEDS, DEMANDS, INCREASED COSTS AND DIFFICULT DECISIONS IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE, SAYS ADASS   Despite welcome extra funding and councils protecting and planning to spend more on adult social care budgets, difficult decisions and more cuts need to be made in the service, according to a survey of 151 adult […]

28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Carers UK responds to House of Commons Committee report on Adult Social Care

Carers UK responds to House of Commons Committee report on Adult Social Care

The cross party Communities and Local Government Committee has made several significant recommendations on increasing support for families and friends providing unpaid care as part of its report on adult social care.   The Committee’s recommendations on carers include:   ·  Extra funding is needed to enable councils to fulfil their duties to assess and […]

31st March 2017 | By | Reply More
Essex care homes will cease to exist without adequate financial support

Essex care homes will cease to exist without adequate financial support

Essex County Council’s proposed fee framework for people living in care homes is not adequate to keep homes open, according the sector.  With the introduction of the National Living Wage and residents with higher dependency care home providers are facing higher costs.  In some local authorities, such as Essex, it seems providers are expected to […]

15th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Care crisis as social care suffers a £950 million funding gap

Care crisis as social care suffers a £950 million funding gap

New Prime Minister Theresa May’s government needs urgently to get to grips with the unprecedented crisis enveloping social care, the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) warned, as figures released in a report from directors of adult social services across England reveal a £930 million funding gap for 2016/17.   The report says the flexibility given […]

15th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Age UK comments on social care funding gap

Age UK comments on social care funding gap

“Despite the best efforts of councils to protect adult social services budgets, the latest ADASS survey continues to highlight the terrible and growing gap between the care needs of older people and the services available to meet them.   “Unless policy makers are willing to invest in the sector, thousands of older people and their […]

13th July 2016 | By | Reply More
ADASS responds to PAC Report on Personal Budgets in Social Care

ADASS responds to PAC Report on Personal Budgets in Social Care

Responding to the Public Accounts Committee report on personal budgets in adult social care, the President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, Harold Bodmer, said:   “This report rightly highlights the importance of personal budgets. They improve the choice and control that we have over our own care, and over our own […]

9th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Buckinghamshire opportunities centre opens offering support to adults with learning disabilities or dementia

Buckinghamshire opportunities centre opens offering support to adults with learning disabilities or dementia

Leading social care provider Buckinghamshire Care has officially opened its latest opportunities centre, which offers support to adults with learning disabilities and autism as well as older adults – including those with dementia.   Burnham Opportunities Centre, based on Minniecroft Road, is the latest development to open as part of Buckinghamshire County Council’s day opportunities […]

16th May 2016 | By | Reply More
ADASS name new President

ADASS name new President

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has introduced Harold Bodmer, Executive Director of Adult Social Services at Norfolk County Council, as its new President. He succeeds Ray James, Enfield Council’s Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care, who welcomed him to his new role at the Association’s annual Spring Seminar today.   […]

19th April 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC inspectors publish reports on 73 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 73 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 73 adult social care services in the Central region In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 73 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region. Following recent inspections, 49 of these care homes and homecare agencies have […]

6th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Engagement is Key to Happiness at Bield

Engagement is Key to Happiness at Bield

Tenants at Bield developments across Scotland are being promised a greater role in the running of the organisation thanks to the creation of new ‘people power’ forums and a national improvement group.   Following an initial trial period, Let’s Meet – an innovative meeting structure – will be rolled out across the 23 local authorities […]

30th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Government must address the chronic underfunding of adult social care – and quickly

Government must address the chronic underfunding of adult social care – and quickly

MPs were warned today that growing demand, new burdens and significant budget cuts meant that additional funding for adult social care was too little, and would come too late, to protect services for the most vulnerable. President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Ray James, was giving evidence to the Health […]

21st March 2016 | By | Reply More
Have your say in developing mental health services for veterans in England

Have your say in developing mental health services for veterans in England

Developing mental health services for veterans in England Overview The NHS provides 12 mental health services across England specifically for veterans. They enable specialist staff to care for veterans with mental health needs, direct them to the most appropriate service and give them effective treatment.   The services started in 2010 after publication of Fighting […]

3rd March 2016 | By | Reply More
Rise in Council Tax will not only be too little, it will arrive too late

Rise in Council Tax will not only be too little, it will arrive too late

A rise in council tax will not be enough to cover the cost of elderly and disabled care because of higher staff costs, the body that represents local government has warned. The Local Government Association said nine out of 10 councils were considering, or had already approved, plans to raise an extra £372m in 2016/17 […]

24th February 2016 | By | Reply More
Supported living service in Suffolk is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Supported living service in Suffolk is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by ClarkeCare Limited (Suffolk) in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in September. ClarkeCare Limited (Suffolk) provides personal care and support for people aged 18 upwards living in their own homes. This includes supporting people following an illness […]

31st December 2015 | By | Reply More
Recognition for Bexhill hospital’s art work

Recognition for Bexhill hospital’s art work

Services users at the Langford Centre in Bexhill on Sea demonstrated their artistic talents once again to win recognition and a prestigious national award. Individuals within the hospital worked together to create several pieces of artwork, including a felt representation called ‘Life Journey’, to be entered into the 2015 Koestler Awards. The picture, which depicted […]

24th December 2015 | By | Reply More
Retired policeman voted top carer and praised by CQC

Retired policeman voted top carer and praised by CQC

  Keith Alldritt, 59, is a caregiver with Home Instead Senior Care – a national company which provides companionship and care for older people in their own homes.   Having only joined the company in February 2014, Keith has been voted its Caregiver of the Year, beating 8,000 others across the UK.   The award […]

21st December 2015 | By | Reply More
CQC inspectors publish reports on 111 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 111 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 111 adult social care services in the Central region In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 111 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region. Following recent inspections, 57 of these care homes and homecare agencies have […]

7th December 2015 | By | Reply More
Royal Association for Deaf People 175 Birthday Honours Awards nominees announced

Royal Association for Deaf People 175 Birthday Honours Awards nominees announced

Christmas comes early for the shortlisted organisations in the Royal Association for Deaf People 175 Birthday Honours Awards To commemorate their 175th birthday, the Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD), is hosting the RAD 175 Birthday Honours gala awards ceremony. All that is great about Deaf history, language and culture will be celebrated on this […]

2nd December 2015 | By | Reply More
Diabetes in care homes guidance published

Diabetes in care homes guidance published

New guidelines to improve the quality of care for people with diabetes living in care homes have been released.   They provide a series of indicators that can help inspectors to assess whether a service is meeting the particular needs of people with diabetes.   The guidance has been published by the Care Quality Commission […]

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