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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 […]

1st March 2017 | By | Reply More
Care and support can be life changing for those in need

Care and support can be life changing for those in need

“She can’t do enough for me”…. These are the words of John, a gentleman with Motor Neurone Disease and mobility problems, who finds the support from his care worker life changing. John started receiving care and support from Sandra Wanless two years ago.  Despite his family’s best efforts, he reached the point where he needed […]

22nd February 2017 | By | Reply More
Rise in council tax will be swallowed up by National Living Wage instead of footing social care bill

Rise in council tax will be swallowed up by National Living Wage instead of footing social care bill

Council tax rises in 2017/18 will not bring in enough money to prevent the need for further deep cuts to local services next year, the Local Government Association warns today. All councils can raise council tax by up to 1.99 per cent in 2017/18 to fund local services without the need for a referendum – most […]

20th February 2017 | By | Reply More
11 CQC Outstanding Rating for Home Instead

11 CQC Outstanding Rating for Home Instead

Caregivers with ‘hearts of gold who know how to make their clients day’ have been recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in Home Instead Senior Care’s excellent 11th Outstanding rating.   Its Epsom and Mole Valley office, opened by Paul and Jill Tame seven years ago, has become the latest chapter in the brand’s […]

9th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Sense calls for urgent investment into social care and new approach to health & social care integration

Sense calls for urgent investment into social care and new approach to health & social care integration

National charity call follows the publication of NAO report, which highlights the failure of the ‘Better Care Fund’   The national disability charity, Sense, has repeated its call for urgent government investment into social care. The action follows today’s report from the National Audit Office (NAO), which revealed that the ‘Better Care Fund’, designed to […]

8th February 2017 | By | Reply More
The Jo Cox Commission today highlights the hard truth that chronic loneliness can affect anybody

The Jo Cox Commission today highlights the hard truth that chronic loneliness can affect anybody

The hidden cost of loneliness revealed as MPs and leading organisations come together to continue the work of the murdered MP, Jo Cox. Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, Laura-Alcock-Ferguson, said: “The launch of the Jo Cox Commission today highlights the hard truth that chronic loneliness can affect anybody, and the older you get the more […]

31st January 2017 | By | Reply More
Father and son open North Leeds care business with help of Lord Mayor of Leeds

Father and son open North Leeds care business with help of Lord Mayor of Leeds

A father and son have joined forces to open a business supplying a range of dedicated care services to people living in North Leeds. Karun Heer and his father Manjinder have opened SureCare North Leeds to offer person centred care for the elderly and vulnerable, child care, home services and staffing solutions for care homes. […]

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