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    Norwegian students work with the respite centre as part of education exchange

    Norwegian students work with the respite centre as part of education exchange

    Clients and staff at the Halcon Centre have been blessed with the company of visiting students from Stavanger in Norway. The students have been working with the respite centre as part of their education exchange with Taunton and Bridgwater College. Clients at the Halcon Centre have enjoyed getting to know the Health and Social care […]

    3rd April 2018 | By | Reply More
    House of Lords report urges government for clarity on EU healthcare deal

    House of Lords report urges government for clarity on EU healthcare deal

    The House of Lords EU Committee has today published its report Brexit: reciprocal healthcare. The Committee warns that in the absence of an agreement on reciprocal healthcare, the rights of UK citizens to hold an EHIC card for treatment in the EU will cease after Brexit. Other rights, provided for by the S2 scheme and […]

    28th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Phil Orton, HR lead, moves from Belong to Making Space

    Phil Orton, HR lead, moves from Belong to Making Space

    Phil Orton has been named the new executive director of HR for charity Making Space. Previously head of people at specialist nursing and dementia care provider Belong, Phil will work strategically with the executive management team, taking on responsibility for the workforce and the operational management of human resources, learning & development and payroll. Phil […]

    22nd February 2018 | By | Reply More
    What’s stopping integration of health and social care?

    What’s stopping integration of health and social care?

    Ian Wilkie, Director, Healthcare Property Consultants Ltd asks; ‘What’s stopping integration of health and social care?’ If there is any positive outcome from this winter’s NHS bed-blocking crisis, and the on-going saga of inadequate care home provision in the UK, it is perhaps that these matters have been repeatedly brought to the public consciousness in […]

    28th January 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
    Making Space appoints a new director of development

    Making Space appoints a new director of development

    Making Space has appointed a new director of development, following the promotion of previous incumbent Rachel Peacock to chief executive. Gemma Shepherd has joined from Barnardo’s, where she was assistant director of development, leading on their growth strategy for children and young people’s mental health cervices. Prior to that, she spent a decade in development […]

    25th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    National learning disabilities conference sets new standards for better care

    National learning disabilities conference sets new standards for better care

    Family carers, health and social care professionals, academics, education and social care providers joined together on Friday 24th November for the first national conference with an exclusive focus on Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) Service Standards.   Taking place in Manchester, Raising the Bar saw the launch of the new Core and Essential Service […]

    1st December 2017 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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