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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 […]

27th October 2017 | By | Reply More
The NACC engages MPs to help protect Meals on Wheels services

The NACC engages MPs to help protect Meals on Wheels services

Meals on Wheels Week returns on 6-10 November 2017 and the National Association of Care Catering (NACC), the event organiser, will be leading a series of activities to raise awareness of the important role the Meals on Wheels service plays in modern society, including a round table discussion with MPs. The debate will engage MPs […]

28th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Will Green Paper on social care deliver much needed action for care sector?

Will Green Paper on social care deliver much needed action for care sector?

Unheeded warnings over the state of social care have left the care of our oldest and most vulnerable adults in danger, a providers’ group warned today. The Independent Care Group says it has been warning for more than a decade that underfunding would eventually mean people going without the care they need in care homes […]

26th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care staff are battling a system preoccupied with saving money

Social care staff are battling a system preoccupied with saving money

The findings of a new survey of 469 social workers by Community Care Magazine, supported by the Care and Support Alliance, provide evidence of how broken the social care system England has become.  The responses from across England revealed that: Nearly 7 in 10 (68%) felt expected to reduce care packages because of cost pressures […]

25th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Clarriots Care hope for marketing success

Clarriots Care hope for marketing success

A market leading health and social care provider has been announced as a finalist at the Franchise Marketing Awards 2017 for its innovative advertisement.   Clarriots Care has received a nomination in the ‘Best Print Advert’ category for its ‘Together We’ll Discover Your Potential’ advertisement, which focuses on the company’s commitment to attracting new franchise […]

22nd September 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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