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Government’s commitment to resolve sleep-in crisis welcomed by industry bodies in social care

Government’s commitment to resolve sleep-in crisis welcomed by industry bodies in social care

Today’s announcement that the Government has temporarily suspended its enforcement activity and will waive historical financial penalties against employers concerning sleep in shift pay for care workers has been welcomed by care industry bodies. VODG and Care England have been in active discussions with Government to create an appropriate framework for sleep in payments, in […]

26th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra social care funding: Sheffield City Council aims to increase carer pay

Extra social care funding: Sheffield City Council aims to increase carer pay

Extra funding for adult social care in Sheffield will be used to increase investment in frontline care services. A key aim is to increase the amount carers are paid, as well as stabilise the local social care market. Plans are being set out by Sheffield City Council, which was awarded an extra £24 million over […]

26th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Home Instead gains first CQC Outstanding in Shropshire

Home Instead gains first CQC Outstanding in Shropshire

Home Instead Senior Care has announced that its Telford office has been awarded a coveted ‘outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is the first homecare provider in Shropshire to achieve the highest rating possible from the care regulator. Nationally, Home Instead now has 17 outstanding ratings – more than any other homecare […]

26th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Additional support for social care providers announced by government today

Additional support for social care providers announced by government today

The government today announced it has temporarily suspended enforcement activity and is waiving historic financial penalties against employers concerning sleep-in shift pay in the social care sector. Ministers have worked closely with the sector in response to concerns over the combined impact which financial penalties and arrears of wages could have on the stability and […]

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Dartford MP Gareth Johnson praises home care provider’s new live-in care service

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson praises home care provider’s new live-in care service

An MP has praised a local home care company for launching a new premium live-in care service, which means older people who need round-the-clock care no longer need to leave the comfort of their own homes. Dartford’s MP Gareth Johnson visited local home care provider Bluebird Care Gravesham and Dartford at its offices in Gravesend […]

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Scottish home care provider Constance Care acquired by City & County Healthcare Group

Scottish home care provider Constance Care acquired by City & County Healthcare Group

City & County Healthcare Group, the UK’s largest national provider of home care, has acquired Constance Care Limited in a move to strengthen its presence in Scotland.   Constance Care is a family-run Scottish domiciliary care business based in Kilmarnock with six branches covering central and western Scotland. It employs more than 400 staff who […]

14th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Most care is good but still too much ‘poor’ care with some providers failing to improve following CQC inspections

Most care is good but still too much ‘poor’ care with some providers failing to improve following CQC inspections

While the majority of services are safe and of a high quality and many are improving, too many people across England are living in care homes and receiving care and support in their own homes that is not good enough. Without a proper recognition of the importance of adult social care and a renewed commitment […]

6th July 2017 | By | Reply More
ADASS responds to Jeremy Hunt’s written statement on Delayed Transfers of Care

ADASS responds to Jeremy Hunt’s written statement on Delayed Transfers of Care

Last night Jeremy Hunt speech on delayed transfers of care confirmed how social care and NHS funding to support integration is to be spent.  He said: ‘I would like to update the House about action we are taking to address delayed discharges from hospital in advance of this winter. Last year there were 2.25 million […]

4th July 2017 | By | Reply More
One Housing opens first Season-branded extra care scheme outside London

One Housing opens first Season-branded extra care scheme outside London

One Housing’s first Season-branded extra care scheme outside London, Rosebank Park, opened in Essex on Thursday 22 June. The pioneering £11 million development in Harwich is the first of One Housing’s current wave of expansion into older people’s housing and care outside London. Rosebank Park offers 70 high quality apartments for local people aged 55 […]

30th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra social care funding from Government is not reaching the front line

Extra social care funding from Government is not reaching the front line

Providers understand the pressure that local authorities and CCGs are under, but as ADASS’ Budget Survey demonstrates, continued provider attrition threatens the capacity and ongoing quality care for people now and in the future.  As a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, across older people, people with learning or physical disabilities and […]

28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
UKHCA makes a response to social care proposals announced in the Queen’s speech

UKHCA makes a response to social care proposals announced in the Queen’s speech

Today, within the Queen’s speech, the Government has outlined its long terms plans to address the social care crisis. The Government has indicated that the consultation will set out options to improve the social care system and to put it on a more secure financial foundation, supporting individuals, families and communities. Bridget Warr CBE, UKHCA’s […]

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care providers urge government to tackle social care with open letter to Theresa May

Care providers urge government to tackle social care with open letter to Theresa May

The recent election campaign showed the importance of social care to the electorate.  However, with the risk of a long-term solution to social care funding becoming a political issue that is too hot to handle for a minority Government, United Kingdom Homecare Association and its members have produced the following open letter to the Prime […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society warns that ‘dementia tax’ policy must be tackled

Alzheimer’s Society warns that ‘dementia tax’ policy must be tackled

Ahead of the Queen’s speech tomorrow, the UK’s leading dementia charity is warning Prime Minister Theresa May that the ‘dementia tax’ must be tackled, as public outrage and fear over the state of social care refuses to abate.    In a YouGov poll carried out on Tuesday 14 June (1), social care came out above […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Home care provider hosts special afternoon tea

Home care provider hosts special afternoon tea

Ripley based home care provider Caremark (Guilford & Woking) hosted a special afternoon Summer Tea for their clients last week in the local Village Hall. More than thirty people were treated to a sumptuous afternoon tea, with the cakes and sandwiches made and provided by the staff at Caremark (Guildford & Woking). By special invitation, […]

16th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Conservative manifesto plans on Social Care – The biggest stealth tax in history?

Conservative manifesto plans on Social Care – The biggest stealth tax in history?

Today’s result and the scrutiny of the Conservative manifesto pledges calls into question how social care should really be delivered. A long term strategy working with NHS nurses delivering a fair care service has been suggested by the Bow Group. It would be interesting to hear from care providers, on their views of where we […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
DC Care confirms sale of Intercare Services in Sheffield

DC Care confirms sale of Intercare Services in Sheffield

DC Care has confirmed the recent sale of Intercare Services (Sheffield) on behalf of Charles and Deborah May.   Intercare Services was formed in 2007 and registered with CSCI (the predecessor of CQC) in February 2008 with our clients as Co-owners and Registered Manager.   The domiciliary care agency offers a wide range of personal care […]

7th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Northern Ireland home care provider ticks all the boxes with latest regulatory inspection

Northern Ireland home care provider ticks all the boxes with latest regulatory inspection

A home care provider in Bangor, County Down has achieved an outstanding result with their latest inspection from the Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA). Caremark (North Down, Ards & Belfast), a home care provider based in Bangor, recently had an unannounced inspection from their RQIA Inspector, who spent a full day scrutinising the provider’s […]

31st May 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

24th May 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: […]

24th May 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 […]

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