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Regard Group put service users at the heart of in-house newsletter

Regard Group put service users at the heart of in-house newsletter

Giving editorial responsibility for its in-house newsletter to the people it supports is the latest development from care-provider the Regard Group. The autumn edition of the Group’s quarterly newsletter, entitled ‘The People’s Issue,’ features inspiring news stories and advice columns put together by some of the individuals they support, and also shows showcases their creative […]

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Recruitment shows closer working and integration between health and social care in Devon

Recruitment shows closer working and integration between health and social care in Devon

Three young people started integrated health and social care apprenticeships in October – the first in Devon.   Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Devon County Council have teamed up to provide apprenticeship opportunities across both health and social care for the first time. The Trust and the Council have both offered lots of apprenticeship […]

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Budget 2017 fails to mention a sector on the brink of catastrophe says Learning Disability Voices

Budget 2017 fails to mention a sector on the brink of catastrophe says Learning Disability Voices

A coalition representing 20% of the care sector for people with learning disabilities, Learning Disability Voices, is deeply disappointed that the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond remained silent on the crisis facing social care in today’s Budget statement. The Chancellor stated his intention for Britain to be ‘a country fit for everyone’ and yet […]

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Request for cross-party action on social care ignored in Budget 2017

Request for cross-party action on social care ignored in Budget 2017

Today’s budget has completed a nasty double-whammy for the country’s oldest and most vulnerable, a social care group says. Philip Hammond’s budget speech contained no mention of social care, despite figures showing that the number of older and vulnerable adults going without the care they need has shot up to 1.2m. This follows hot on […]

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Budget 2017 is a huge disappointment for those who depend social care

Budget 2017 is a huge disappointment for those who depend social care

Following today’s Autumn Budget, presented to Parliament by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, United Kingdom Homecare Association’s Chief Executive, Bridget Warr CBE, commented: “The Budget is a huge disappointment for the social care sector and the older and disabled people whom we support.  Once again there is no mention of […]

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Lack of money for social care is alarming – Budget 2017

Lack of money for social care is alarming – Budget 2017

Michelle Mitchell, Chief Executive of the MS Society, said: “This Budget will come as a huge disappointment to people with MS. The additional NHS investment, while welcome, falls far short of the extra £4bn a year health leaders say is needed. This risks undermining not only recent exciting developments in MS treatments, but also quality […]

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Lack of social care funding for those with dementia is an embarrassment and a travesty- Budget 2017

Lack of social care funding for those with dementia is an embarrassment and a travesty- Budget 2017

Responding to a lack of funding for social care in today’s budget, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “The extra money for the NHS is hugely needed, but by neglecting social care the Government is just filling up a bucket with holes in it. “They have ducked an opportunity today – to put […]

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As winter approaches disappointment reigns at lack of Government support for social care

As winter approaches disappointment reigns at lack of Government support for social care

Responding to the exclusion of social care funding from today’s Autumn Budget, Margaret Willcox, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said:   “We are extremely disappointed that the Government has not addressed the need for extra funding for adult social care. This means that this winter and throughout next year […]

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Government’s failure to fund social care ignores the devastating effects on those who rely on care

Government’s failure to fund social care ignores the devastating effects on those who rely on care

Following today’s Autumn Budget statement Dr Rhidian Hughes, VODG chief executive said:   “Government’s continued failure to fund social care has consequences. It means that’s unmet need is rising with devastating effects on people who rely on care services. It means that local services continue to erode and the workforce will not receive the required […]

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Adult social care needs long term funding, starting now says ADASS

Adult social care needs long term funding, starting now says ADASS

Measures to address the long-term reform of adult social care need to be brought forward to tackle the significant financial, workforce and quality pressures facing the sector, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) is urging.   With more than half (53%) of councils expecting to overspend their adult social care budgets this […]

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Care teams share latest insights on how people with dementia can be helped to live well

Care teams share latest insights on how people with dementia can be helped to live well

Team members from five family-owned care homes in Dorset and Hampshire have shared their latest insights on how people with dementia can be helped to live well. Colten Care’s third annual Dementia Utopia conference brought more than 80 colleagues together at the AFC Bournemouth stadium to discuss and celebrate best practice, new approaches and success […]

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Ombudsman highlights the power of complaints to improve social care

Ombudsman highlights the power of complaints to improve social care

The impact of an individual complaint in improving care services for others is being highlighted in a new report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman. The Ombudsman’s Review of Adult Social Care Complaints reveals councils and care providers implemented more than 1,300 recommendations to put things right for people in 2016/17. As well […]

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Home care provider urges older people to get the flu vaccine this winter

Home care provider urges older people to get the flu vaccine this winter

With the weather turning noticeably colder and more autumnal in recent weeks, Tonbridge-based home care provider Bluebird Care Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells is urging older people in Kent to protect themselves and their families from the flu virus this winter.    Older people are more susceptible to the effects of flu, a highly infectious disease, which can increase the risk of […]

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Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

The First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damian Green, has announced today that the Government will publish a Green Paper on care and support for older people by Summer 2018. The Paper will set out plans for how Government proposes to improve care and support for older people and tackle the […]

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Stocks Hall Nursing and Care Group celebrate 30 years in care

Stocks Hall Nursing and Care Group celebrate 30 years in care

West Lancashire based Care Provider, Stocks Hall Nursing and Care Group got into full blown celebration mode last weekend as they celebrated their 30th Anniversary. The Company first opened its doors in 1987, beginning with Stocks Hall Residential Care Home in Nursery Avenue, Ormskirk in Lancashire.  Now the group has 6 Homes based around West Lancashire, […]

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Time to kick-start housing for an ageing population

Time to kick-start housing for an ageing population

On Wednesday 22nd November, Chancellor Philip Hammond will take centre-stage in the House of Commons to deliver his first Autumn Budget. While the initial shockwaves that followed the general election have settled somewhat, the government’s commitment to deliver on the housing shortage should not be forgotten.  We still have a severely inadequate number of suitable […]

15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

The tactics being taken by Government’s revenue agency HMRC is taking a spectacular new turn in dealing with the sleep in crisis says VODG the group that represents disability charities.   Government’s recent announcement of a new Social Care Compliance Scheme raised more questions than answers. The lack of clarity has prompted VODG and other […]

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Charity calls on government to help social care sector in Autumn Budget

Charity calls on government to help social care sector in Autumn Budget

A social care provider is calling on the Government to provide much-needed funding and relief to the sector in the upcoming Autumn Budget.   The appeal comes from health & social care charity Vibrance, which says that services are struggling under the pressure of increased demand and financial strain, making it more difficult for organisations […]

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Healthcare Homes launch accredited apprenticeship programme

Healthcare Homes launch accredited apprenticeship programme

The Healthcare Homes Group, a leading provider of residential and domiciliary care services, is announcing the introduction of a brand new role to support nursing care across the group.  The new Health Care Practitioner role has launched, which offers staff an accredited apprenticeship programme that results in them transitioning to a skilled post alongside the […]

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Local volunteers become Dementia Friends

Local volunteers become Dementia Friends

Local volunteers from the National Citizens Service (NCS) have been getting to know residents at Belong Wigan, the state-of-the-art care village operated by Belong, whilst gaining an understanding of what it is like to live with dementia. Two groups of young volunteers visited the village over two weeks. Each group attended a Dementia Friends Awareness […]

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