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UKHCA’s responds to the Conservative party’s social care proposals with own manifesto

UKHCA’s responds to the Conservative party’s social care proposals with own manifesto

“UKHCA has repeatedly called for the balance of responsibility for funding social care between the individual and the state to be clarified.  Discussion about proposals contained in the Conservative Party manifesto show that social care is an important issue for the public.   “There would need to be a genuine consultation with stakeholders and experts […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rise in delayed transfers requires partnership between independent care and the NHS

Rise in delayed transfers requires partnership between independent care and the NHS

Care England, a representative body for independent care providers, has expressed frustration over the rise in delayed transfers of care figures stating that if properly engaged, the independent adult social care sector could help ensure people can be discharged from hospital safely and quickly.   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nuffield Trust comments on Theresa May’s social care u-turn

Nuffield Trust comments on Theresa May’s social care u-turn

Responding to Theresa May’s announcement that a Conservative government would include a cap on care costs in a social care green paper, Nuffield Trust Chief Executive Nigel Edwards said:   “It is good that these proposals now include a lifetime cap. This goes some way to addressing one of the big problems with the social […]

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Worcester home care provider celebrates ‘team of real care professionals’

Worcester home care provider celebrates ‘team of real care professionals’

Home Instead Senior Care is delighted to celebrate a sweet 16th CQC Outstanding Rating with news that its Worcester office has received the highest rating possible from the care regulator.   Praised for providing dignified homecare for seniors alongside pioneering dementia care, owner Mark Hamer describes his officially ‘outstanding’ employees as a ‘team of real […]

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Barnsley carer shows dedication and commitment to her job role

Barnsley carer shows dedication and commitment to her job role

When new care and support worker Kerrie Guest turned up at her client’s house to carry out her usual call, she was presented with a frightening situation. Kerrie’s client was in trouble – sweating and struggling to breathe.  Many would have panicked at this point, but Kerrie fell back on her training and took control […]

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
UKHCA’s responds to the Tory party’s social care proposals

UKHCA’s responds to the Tory party’s social care proposals

United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA), a professional body for homecare providers, has released the following comments in response to proposals to set the threshold for state-funded assistance for homecare services to £100,000, including housing equity, as contained in the Conservative Party election manifesto. A proper definition of the balance of responsibility between the individual and the […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kent care provider steps out for Stroke

Kent care provider steps out for Stroke

Kent care operator Peter Zhang exchanged his usual business suit for running shorts and shoes when he joined more than 100 other runners who took part in the recent 10K Resolution Run in local beauty spot, Mote Park, Maidstone, in aid of the Stroke Association. Peter is Managing Director of home care provider Caremark (Maidstone) who deliver […]

May 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Worcester domiciliary care service is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Worcester domiciliary care service is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Hamax Ltd in Malvern Gate, Worcestershire, to be Outstanding overall following an inspections in February and March.    Hamax Ltd is run by Home Instead Senior Care. The service provides personal care to people living in their own homes in the community. Its […]

May 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care manifesto launched with an explicit need for EU nursing staff and support for care providers

Social care manifesto launched with an explicit need for EU nursing staff and support for care providers

An influential social care provider has launched his own personal manifesto in a bid to get a better deal for older and vulnerable adults from the forthcoming General Election. Mike Padgham says it is vital that the next government tackles a social care crisis which has left 1.2m people living with unmet care needs and […]

May 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Carefound Home Care plays key role in creating a new guide designed to help social care employers

Carefound Home Care plays key role in creating a new guide designed to help social care employers

Carefound Home Care have played a key role in creating a new guide designed to help social care employers across the country secure a good or outstanding rating.   Workforce development agency Skills for Care asked Carefound Home Care to become one of their expert partners to help create a ‘Good and outstanding care guide’ […]

May 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
UKHCA urges political parties to commit to social care and relieve pressure on the NHS

UKHCA urges political parties to commit to social care and relieve pressure on the NHS

UKHCA has just published its manifesto urging political parties and candidates standing for election, to commit to ensuring almost one million older and disabled people can remain healthy and independent in their own homes, while also enabling family members to combine caring responsibilities with family life and employment. The manifesto provides sound and achievable commitments […]

May 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
West London homecare service marked ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

West London homecare service marked ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

A service that provides personal care and support at home to people living across the west London boroughs of Hounslow, Richmond, Hillingdon, Kingston and Wandsworth has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. Royal Mencap Society – Domiciliary Care Services – West London, has been rated Outstanding for being caring, responsive and well-led. It […]

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Claire Sweeney presents ’15 Minute Care Makeover’

Claire Sweeney presents ’15 Minute Care Makeover’

Former Brookside actress Claire Sweeney features in a satire commissioned by UNISON highlighting the indignity suffered by thousands of elderly people because of 15-minute care visits.   The two-minute video has been made with creative agency Don’t Panic to show how cutbacks are leaving vulnerable and elderly people short-changed. Councils are allowing rushed appointments that […]

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care England responds to the CLG Select Committee’s Report on Adult Social Care

Care England responds to the CLG Select Committee’s Report on Adult Social Care

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has responded to the latest report from the Communities and Local Government Select Committee on adult social care.  Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, was summoned to give oral evidence to the Committee earlier this year and has supported the Committee’s recommendations. […]

March 31, 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 […]

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bingo fun day is a great success for Maidstone residents

Bingo fun day is a great success for Maidstone residents

Kent home care provider, Caremark (Maidstone) held a fun day of Bingo in Staplehurst, in the day centre of the local Golding Homes Housing Association. Managing Director of the homecare company Peter Zhang, is keen to combat loneliness in his local community and so organized a day of Bingo for the older residents living at […]

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Call to local authorities to ensure extra social care money gets to frontline

Call to local authorities to ensure extra social care money gets to frontline

Regional care providers are urging their local authorities to ensure extra money announced in the budget actually gets through to frontline care services. The Independent Care Group is calling on both City of York and North Yorkshire County councils to revisit the fees they pay to providers after the Chancellor announced an extra £2bn for […]

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The real cost of care- Cymorth Llaw homecare provider takes part in Panorama investigation into social care

The real cost of care- Cymorth Llaw homecare provider takes part in Panorama investigation into social care

As many have now witnessed, Cymorth Llaw recently took part in the BBC investigation programs Week in Week Out and Panorama that both aired on BBC 1’s prime time viewing slot of 20:30, in Wales and the wider U.K. on Monday the 20th March. Cymorth Llaw Care Workers, Managers and Directors appeared on film to inform the […]

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
West Country homecare provider celebrates delivering 500,000 hours of care

West Country homecare provider celebrates delivering 500,000 hours of care

Bluebird Care East Devon, Exeter and Exmouth, the local award-wining homecare provider, announced it had now delivered over 500,000 hours of care to their customers in Exeter homes and across the county of Devon.   The business, launched in 2011, is owned and operated by the inspiring husband and wife team William and Sara Flint […]

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gravesend & Dartford social care customers vote for Bluebird Care Assistant of the Year

Gravesend & Dartford social care customers vote for Bluebird Care Assistant of the Year

Local resident Melita Agnoli from High Street Gravesend works as a care Assistant with Bluebird Care (Gravesend & Dartford) and supports older people living in Gravesend and Dartford.   She was recently announced as Care Assistant of the Year for the Gravesend & Dartford area following asking customers who they feel should receive the award […]

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