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A clear plan of how social care will be funded needed from government now

A clear plan of how social care will be funded needed from government now

A leading social care spokesman has called for greater respect to be paid to the people who deliver homecare and the country’s oldest and most vulnerable people who receive it. In his last speech to the UKHCA conference as its chair, Mike Padgham spoke of his frustration that in his 11 years in the post, […]

12th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Paignton based home care provider marked ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

Paignton based home care provider marked ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

Home Instead Senior Care in South Devon has been crowned ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), just two years after opening. CQC inspectors praised the Paignton-based home care company’s ‘strong emphasis on providing care with compassion, respect and dignity.’ Comments from clients included: “They are friends. They are human. They are lovely.”   This […]

8th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Healthwatch report is another signal that social care is in crisis-Alzheimer’s Society

Healthwatch report is another signal that social care is in crisis-Alzheimer’s Society

Healthwatch England have analysed the experiences of 3,415 home care users, their families and front line staff across 52 local areas between August 2015 and June 2017. Over 400,000 people with dementia use home care services. Most people surveyed were positive about their home care , saying it was an invaluable service that enabled people […]

24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Best efforts of local authorities are not enough to avert the growing care crisis

Best efforts of local authorities are not enough to avert the growing care crisis

Responding to a study by Healthwatch England on home care provision, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “Home care services provide the vital support for some of our most vulnerable citizens to remain independent in their own homes. Councils are committed to driving up standards of care […]

24th August 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
Independent Care Group welcomes Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care to AGM

Independent Care Group welcomes Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care to AGM

Social care providers from across the region are set to quiz a leading regulator on how they can raise standards whilst coping with the current financial crisis in the sector. The Independent Care Group is currently holding its AGM (today July 24th) and will welcome Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, with the sector’s regulatory body, the […]

24th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Vulnerable adults being let down by poor social work practice

Vulnerable adults being let down by poor social work practice

Vulnerable people are being forced into situations against their will because care providers are not going through the proper processes, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. In a report published today, the Ombudsman highlights some of the very real concerns it has about the way some of the most vulnerable people in […]

19th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Radfield Home Care awarded UK first for ethical business

Radfield Home Care awarded UK first for ethical business

Following months of rigorous scrutiny and analysis, Radfield Home Care is extremely proud to be the first and only company in the UK healthcare sector to gain the prestigious B CorpTM certification. A Certified B Corporation® is a company which has clearly demonstrated its commitment to ethical business and has legally pledged to look after […]

14th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care operators offer government advice to solve social care crisis

Care operators offer government advice to solve social care crisis

Social care providers today offered their help and advice to the Government to solve the crisis in caring for our oldest and most vulnerable people. The Independent Care Group says it welcomes the Government’s call for cross-party action to tackle the big issues like social care, Brexit and terrorism. Chair Mike Padgham has written to […]

11th July 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC finds Shropshire home care provider ‘outstanding’

CQC finds Shropshire home care provider ‘outstanding’

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Home Instead Senior Care, in Newport, Shropshire, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection in February. Home Instead Senior Care is run by Renbridge Associates Ltd and the service provides personal care and support to people living in their own homes in the […]

27th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Mansfield home care service found to be caring and compassionate by CQC

Mansfield home care service found to be caring and compassionate by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Workwise Healthcare Limited, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection in December.    Workwise Healthcare provides support to people in their own homes in Mansfield and the surrounding areas of north Nottinghamshire. At the time of our inspection 120 people […]

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care providers look for clarity on social care following General Election

Care providers look for clarity on social care following General Election

The Independent Care Group says the country needs urgent clarity on how the government is going to tackle social care and help the 1.2m people currently living without the care they need. A rapid resolution of the political leadership of the UK is urgent, so that a new Government can build a consensus to secure […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Brexit, the real cost to the NHS and social care

Brexit, the real cost to the NHS and social care

The NHS could face a bill of almost half a billion pounds if retired British people currently living in other EU countries decide to return to the UK in the event that their right to healthcare in those countries is withdrawn after Brexit. This figure could be substantially higher if the NHS has to pay […]

31st May 2017 | By | Reply More
seakr care workers celebrate Living Wage commitment

seakr care workers celebrate Living Wage commitment

A growing Berkshire care provider is taking an innovative approach to how care is provided in the community and celebrating after being accredited as a Living Wage employer.   Slough based seakr give carers the freedom and flexibility to take control of their own care career, with the support of a large network of community […]

9th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society reacts to figures revealing 900 carers quit every day

Alzheimer’s Society reacts to figures revealing 900 carers quit every day

More than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, according to analysis by the BBC of data released by the charity Skills for Care. 60% of those leaving a job left working in the adult social care sector altogether.  Alzheimer’s Society’s own research has shown for the carers […]

11th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Home care provider Age Concern Tower Hamlets rated outstanding by CQC

Home care provider Age Concern Tower Hamlets rated outstanding by CQC

An inner London domiciliary care provider has been rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. Age Concern – Tower Hamlets, was inspected by CQC in March 2017, when CQC rated the provider as Outstanding for being safe and well-led. It was rated Good for being effective, caring and responsive. The inspection found: •           The […]

10th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Continuous lack of planning in social care puts NHS sustainability in jeopardy

Continuous lack of planning in social care puts NHS sustainability in jeopardy

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has slammed the ‘short-sightedness’ of successive governments for failing to plan effectively for the long-term future of the health service and adult social care. The long-term future of the NHS is an increasing public concern, with a record 55% of people saying […]

5th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Councils respond to government rules on how to spend extra £2bn social care funding

Councils respond to government rules on how to spend extra £2bn social care funding

Responding to the Government framework published today which includes how the £2 billion extra funding for social over the next three years should be spent, Cllr Linda Thomas, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “The £1 billion of additional social care funding this year, followed by £674 million in 2018/19 […]

31st March 2017 | By | Reply More
Outstanding rating for Home Instead Bath

Outstanding rating for Home Instead Bath

Home Instead Senior Care has announced that its office in Bath and West Wiltshire has recently received an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an inspection towards the end of last year.   This rating makes the Home Instead Senior Care brand the only homecare provider to hold 12 outstanding ratings.   […]

3rd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Floral gesture welcomes new home care staff

Floral gesture welcomes new home care staff

Home care provider Caremark (Worcester & Malvern Hills) welcomed three new care workers to the team with bouquets of flowers and in recognition of the hard work they had put in to complete their theory and practical training.   Raluca, Carol and Ligia (pictured) were delighted to be presented with the flowers and formally welcomed […]

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