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Care comparison website shares analysis of families’ views of care from 2012-2016

Care comparison website shares analysis of families’ views of care from 2012-2016

UK families say that care services for children and older people have got worse in the last five years. But they reserve their harshest criticism for care of older people, particularly home care services, according to reviews reported to Good Care Guide.  More than two-fifths of reviews of home care agencies in 2016 rated them […]

21st February 2017 | By | Reply More
Sense calls for urgent investment into social care and new approach to health & social care integration

Sense calls for urgent investment into social care and new approach to health & social care integration

National charity call follows the publication of NAO report, which highlights the failure of the ‘Better Care Fund’   The national disability charity, Sense, has repeated its call for urgent government investment into social care. The action follows today’s report from the National Audit Office (NAO), which revealed that the ‘Better Care Fund’, designed to […]

8th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Calls for Prime minister to begin cross-party process to end current NHS and social care crisis

Calls for Prime minister to begin cross-party process to end current NHS and social care crisis

Theresa May must urgently begin a cross-party process to find a long-term solution to the current crisis in health and social care funding. In an open letter to the Prime Minister signed by 75 organisations and leading voices in the sector including Independent Age, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Care England, Patients […]

11th January 2017 | By | Reply More
77% of adult social care directors believe Sustainability and Transformation Plans will fail

77% of adult social care directors believe Sustainability and Transformation Plans will fail

Only one in ten adult social care directors believe their budgets are now manageable, as the Government is warned care funding cuts in county areas could soon be ‘terminal.’ Today, the County Councils Network publishes a new report, Delivering Adult Social Care in Challenging Times, outlining the issues and funding pressures facing county authorities in […]

11th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Home Instead benefits from new communications infrastructure

Home Instead benefits from new communications infrastructure

Excalibur has created a new communications infrastructure for the Home Instead Senior Care Swindon & Vale of the White Horse, a growing provider of high quality, reliable, relationship-based services that allow older people to remain living independently in their own homes with assistance from their team of CAREGivers. Part of a UK-wide leading home care […]

10th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Care England’s Professor Martin Green tells CLG that poor commissioning is threatening social care

Care England’s Professor Martin Green tells CLG that poor commissioning is threatening social care

Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, was called to give evidence to the influential Communities and Local Government Committee in Parliament today, as part of its inquiry into the stability and quality of adult social care.    Martin took the opportunity to raise the issues of new and additional costs to care providers, […]

26th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Lords to debate impact of Health and Social Care Act 2012 on NHS

Lords to debate impact of Health and Social Care Act 2012 on NHS

  Members of the Lords, including a former Secretary of State for Health, the chairman of the Lords Select Committee on NHS Sustainability and the President of the UK Health Forum, will debate the impact of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 on the current performance of the National Health Service and its future […]

7th September 2016 | By | Reply More
As cuts in social care deepen Age UK says ‘It’s only going to get worse’

As cuts in social care deepen Age UK says ‘It’s only going to get worse’

Almost three million hospital bed days lost due to collapse of social care services. Almost three million (2,998,273) hospital bed days have been lost between June 2010 and January 2016, at a cost of £910 million, according to a new report by Age UK[i],[ii],[iii]. Age UK published the alarming figures on the day the Chancellor […]

16th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Lords Committee to explore impact of Equality Act 2010 and Disability on education and healthcare

Lords Committee to explore impact of Equality Act 2010 and Disability on education and healthcare

LORDS COMMITTEE ON THE EQUALITY ACT 2010 AND DISABILITY EXPLORES ITS IMPACT ON EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE -How are schools and hospitals affected by the legislation, peers to ask-   Next week, on Tuesday 17 November, the House of Lords Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability will question senior figures from education, health and […]

13th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Chief Nursing Officer for England visits Northumbria to meet nursing students

Chief Nursing Officer for England visits Northumbria to meet nursing students

The Chief Nursing Officer for England has visited Northumbria University to meet with nursing students and lecturers and discuss the opportunities for nursing in the future. Jane Cummings visited Northumbria’s Clinical Skills Centre at its Coach Lane Campus, where courses in Healthcare and Public Health and Wellbeing subjects are taught. Ms Cummings delivered a lecture […]

3rd November 2015 | By | Reply More
Connect 2 Care and HIT Training celebrate ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

Connect 2 Care and HIT Training celebrate ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

National care skills development and training provider Connect 2 Care (C2C) is celebrating after its parent company, HIT Training Ltd, received a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted inspectors – the third time running that the company has been given the Grade 2 ranking. The company received particular praise for the way in which its apprentices progress, […]

17th August 2015 | By | Reply More
Community Integrated Care appoints Director of Operations

Community Integrated Care appoints Director of Operations

National social care charity, Community Integrated Care, is proud to announce the appointment of John Heritage, former Director of Operations and Integration at 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, as its new Director of Operations. Community Integrated Care is one of Britain’s biggest social care providers, supporting over 5000 people across England and Scotland who […]

10th August 2015 | By | Reply More
Accessible Information Standard welcomed by hearing loss charity

Accessible Information Standard welcomed by hearing loss charity

A long-awaited information standard launched last week by NHS England that will improve healthcare for millions of people has been welcomed by the UK’s largest hearing loss charity, Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID).   The standard requires all NHS and adult social care organisations to meet the communication needs of people with a disability, […]

6th July 2015 | By | Reply More
Care provider to push the case for further change to social care

Care provider to push the case for further change to social care

A leading care provider will be pushing the case for further change to social care when it welcomes the Chief Nursing Officer of NHS England  on Thursday February 19.   Jane Cummings will be visiting Harrogate based, ubu support to speak to the chief executive Dorothy Jarvis-Lee and see first hand how the uStep model […]

11th February 2015 | By | Reply More
New homecare company launches in Cardiff

New homecare company launches in Cardiff

A new company that will provide high quality home care to people in the Cardiff area has been launched. Heritage Healthcare Cardiff has received its registration from the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) and is excited to begin supporting people across the area who require support to remain living as independently as possible […]

17th November 2014 | By | Reply More
Planning for the Better Care Fund-National Audit

Planning for the Better Care Fund-National Audit

Planning for the Better Care Fund  The National Audit Office recognises that a government programme to integrate local health and social care services to improve care in the community and lessen pressures on health services is an innovative idea. However, according to today’s report, the quality of early preparation and planning did not match the […]

11th November 2014 | By | Reply More
Sixty per cent of British public have lost pride in the NHS

Sixty per cent of British public have lost pride in the NHS

The way in which our health system is mistreating people with a learning disability has caused 60% of the British public to lose pride in the NHS. The lives of thousands of people with a learning disability are being unnecessarily put at risk by the NHS, with one of the main factors being a serious […]

3rd November 2014 | By | Reply More
Making sheltered housing safer

Making sheltered housing safer

Aico, UK’s market leader in domestic mains powered Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detection, has developed an innovative product to solve a safety issue facing people in sheltered housing and other vulnerable people that use Telecare/Warden Call Systems. Telecare/Warden Call Systems are commonplace in dwellings for vulnerable people and are an important tool to let […]

27th October 2014 | By | Reply More
Jewish Care granted Gold Investors in People award

Jewish Care granted Gold Investors in People award

Jewish Care, the largest health and social care organisation for the UK’s Jewish community, has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, joining the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK who believe in realising the potential of their people.   The organisation that employs 1,500 staff and has 3,000 volunteers was praised […]

27th October 2014 | By | Reply More
Care Show Birmingham to kick off with information and advice that every care provider needs!

Care Show Birmingham to kick off with information and advice that every care provider needs!

        The Keynote Seminar Theatre at The Care Show will host more than 30 leading industry commentators during this year’s event at the Birmingham NEC (November 4 & 5).Topics covered include: The Care Act – Implications for Providers; Understanding and marketing to the self funder; Recruitment training and retaining of staff; Occupancy levels and CQC […]

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