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Ombudsman offers practical guidance on contracts for social care providers

Ombudsman offers practical guidance on contracts for social care providers

Care providers can now download new guidance from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to help them provide clearer cost information in their contracts for service users. Based on learning from its investigations, the Ombudsman’s guide offers good practice on how to approach Funded Nursing Care (FNC) payments and ensure contracts properly reference them. […]

16th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Northumberland homecare organisation invests in new branch offices

Northumberland homecare organisation invests in new branch offices

A Northumberland homecare organisation has invested in new branch offices in the east and west of the county as it embarks on a major expansion programme.   Helping Hands Community Care, which provides general and specialist services to allow people who are elderly, disabled or suffering from dementia live in their homes, is now looking […]

12th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Bluebird Care Swindon has appoints a new director

Bluebird Care Swindon has appoints a new director

Care at home provider Bluebird Care Swindon has appointed a new director.   Katrina Simms, who joined the company in 2014 as care manager, becomes operations director, supporting founder and managing director Ben Curtis.   “Katrina has, in the time she has been with Bluebird Care Swindon, played a huge part in helping make it […]

12th February 2018 | By | Reply More
New Malden home care service rated Outstanding by CQC

New Malden home care service rated Outstanding by CQC

A west London care service has been rated Outstanding overall by the Care Quality Commission. Home Instead Senior Care provides domiciliary care and support to 185 people living in Wimbledon, Kingston and the surrounding areas. CQC inspectors rated the service as Outstanding for being effective, responsive and well-led. It was rated Good for being safe […]

29th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Bridging the gap between schools and adult social care employers- are you ready?

Bridging the gap between schools and adult social care employers- are you ready?

Are you looking to get on the radar of your local schools, colleges and University? January is the perfect time to do this, as students start to make decisions about their careers or further education. One way to do this is by joining I Care…Ambassadors. This initiative is facilitated by Skills for Care, and supports […]

28th January 2018 | By | Reply More
LGA responds to latest Which? report on home care providers

LGA responds to latest Which? report on home care providers

Responding to a study by Which? on private home care providers, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “This study sadly reflects the harsh reality of the social care crisis, which is affecting the quality of care provided and its availability. It is a further warning on the […]

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Councils must meet all assessed care needs says Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Councils must meet all assessed care needs says Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

People who need care should not be asked to choose which of their needs, identified through an assessment, their council should meet, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has said. An investigation by the Ombudsman found a man was placed in this situation, incurring him more than £17,000 in costs, by Northamptonshire County Council. […]

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Outstanding’ rating awarded to North west London home care provider

‘Outstanding’ rating awarded to North west London home care provider

North-west London care agency, SweetTree Home Care Services, has been rated Outstanding overall by the Care Quality Commission. SweetTree, which was established 15 years ago, provides home and live in care services across London and serves more than 350 clients including the elderly and those with complex needs. Following the inspection in October 2017, the […]

16th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Home care provider ends 2017 with more awards in care

Home care provider ends 2017 with more awards in care

The plaudits keep coming for at home care provider, Home Instead Senior Care, who  finished 2017 on a high having picked up two more accolades as the year draws to a close. They have been named as ‘Best Employer in Care’ and the number one franchise company.   The company has been recognised as ‘Best Employer […]

11th January 2018 | By | Reply More
CQC finds Suffolk home care service ‘Outstanding’

CQC finds Suffolk home care service ‘Outstanding’

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Home Instead Senior Care (Ipswich, Woodbridge & Felixstowe) to be Outstanding following an inspection in September.   Home Instead Senior Care (Ipswich, Woodbridge & Felixstowe) is a large domiciliary care service which provides personal care and support to people living in their own […]

2nd January 2018 | By | Reply More
Prime Minister Theresa May called to put our eldest and vulnerable at the top of her New Year resolution list

Prime Minister Theresa May called to put our eldest and vulnerable at the top of her New Year resolution list

A social care provider is calling on the Prime Minister to make looking after our oldest and most vulnerable top of her New Year resolution list in his third letter to her. Mike Padgham has told Theresa May that the crisis in the care of our oldest and most vulnerable continues to get worse and […]

27th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Centenarian recalls memories of meeting Churchill and Eisenhower during birthday bash

Centenarian recalls memories of meeting Churchill and Eisenhower during birthday bash

A Southampton woman who told the 34th President of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower, to wait in line for his mail has celebrated turning 100 years in the comfort of her own home thanks to the assistance of Promedica24 carers. Daisy Elizabeth Gallop, otherwise known as “Babe,” recalled the times when she touched base with war […]

26th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Outlook Care’s domiciliary services across London found ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

Outlook Care’s domiciliary services across London found ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

A leading regional health and social care provider is celebrating after achieving a top rating following an inspection by a government watchdog. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated leadership of Outlook Care’s domiciliary services across London as ‘Outstanding’.   Headquartered in Billericay, Essex, the not-for-profit organisation, which operates in London and Essex, provides domiciliary […]

14th December 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Elf & Safety’ top of the agenda for healthcare professionals as they support The Alzheimer’s Society

‘Elf & Safety’ top of the agenda for healthcare professionals as they support The Alzheimer’s Society

Bluebird Care Shropshire is supporting The Alzheimer’s Society this Friday (Dec 8) as they take part in ELF DAY to offer support and raise awareness of dementia. The award-winning company provides at-home care to people living in Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Oswestry, Ellesmere and the surrounding areas. It will be holding activities at its head offices […]

5th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Queen’s Nurse joins home care team

Queen’s Nurse joins home care team

Radis Community Care has recently appointed a Queen’s Nurse to act as clinical governance lead for the company. Debbie Quinn joins the home care company after holding a number of high profile roles such as specialist advisor for the Care Quality Commission and an expert panel member for MS society and policy advisor for UK […]

28th November 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Hertfordshire based Anchusa Care celebrates  Outstanding first year!

Hertfordshire based Anchusa Care celebrates Outstanding first year!

Hertfordshire based Anchusa Care is celebrating after being rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection on the 9th October.   The care provider was originally founded with a commitment to put quality at the heart of everything they do.   Their strapline, Anchusa Care – Quality Care Without Compromise is based on […]

20th November 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

17th November 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Lack of choice leaves families settling for unsatisfactory care homes-Which? report from Anna Studman

Lack of choice leaves families settling for unsatisfactory care homes-Which? report from Anna Studman

Families face a critical lack of choice in arranging care, new Which? research shows. The survey found that nearly half (48%) of people who had arranged care for themselves or a loved one in a care home said there weren’t any places in at least one of the local places they considered. Half of those […]

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