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The NHS and care homes could work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare

The NHS and care homes could work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare

Research identifies how the NHS and care homes can work better together to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare to the half million people in residential care Healthcare provision to residents in care homes across England is often ‘erratic and inequitable’, a major three-year study led by the University of Hertfordshire, funded by the National Institute […]

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Report by Christie & Co highlights opportunities and challenges of solving the UK’s bed blocking problem

Report by Christie & Co highlights opportunities and challenges of solving the UK’s bed blocking problem

The nursing crisis in the UK has reached new heights according to the latest report published by Christie & Co. The report, entitled ‘Adult Social Care 2017: Funding, Staffing & the Bed Blocking Challenge’, surveyed every local authority and over 200 leading operators across elderly and specialist care in the UK in order to understand […]

19th 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
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
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
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
Newly-formed Caledonia Social Care is latest Scottish business to adopt EO model

Newly-formed Caledonia Social Care is latest Scottish business to adopt EO model

As the take up of employee ownership in Scotland continues to grow, Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS) is urging more business owners to explore employee ownership as a viable succession route as it celebrates EO Day (Employee Ownership Day) today (30 June).   Sarah Deas, director of CDS, commented:  “In the last five years the number […]

30th 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
Social care requires a significant injection of public funds to enhance older people’s lives

Social care requires a significant injection of public funds to enhance older people’s lives

The u-turn forced on the Conservatives during their GE2017 campaign, together with a lack of understanding as to the causes of the social care funding crisis, have contributed to the Dilnot cap now being presented as a solution. The CHPI research team explain why this is not the case. They write that social care requires […]

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
CQC seeks views on next phase of regulation

CQC seeks views on next phase of regulation

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is consulting on a further set of proposals which will help shape the next phase of regulation for health and social care across the country.    For the next eight weeks anyone with an interest is encouraged to have their say.       The proposals include:    • Changes […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Home care provider Bluebird Care is urging public to appreciate carers in their area

Home care provider Bluebird Care is urging public to appreciate carers in their area

Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells based care company Bluebird Care are urging the public to get involved and lend their support to Carers Week 2017. Running from 12-18th June 2017, National Carers Week aims to promote awareness of the career challenges carers across the UK face and help promote awareness of the fantastic job that carers […]

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Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

A housing development in Alexandria has celebrated the vital role volunteers play in helping to provide support for its tenants.   Oakbank, joins 35 Bield developments across the country thanking the hardworking volunteers that selflessly put others first, as part of Volunteers’ Week.   Bield, one of Scotland’s biggest care and housing providers, was happy […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
General Election-No party offering clear plan to rescue social care says care provider

General Election-No party offering clear plan to rescue social care says care provider

There are just days left to save the care of older and vulnerable adults in this country, an influential social care provider warned today, ahead of Thursday’s General Election. Mike Padgham says politicians have failed to promise the root and branch overhaul of social care that is needed. And with the election now almost upon […]

6th June 2017 | By | Reply More
More care homes sign up to Care Home Open Day 2017

More care homes sign up to Care Home Open Day 2017

Once again care homes are planning to celebrate connections with their local communities. After a successful day of celebrating great care across the UK on Care Home Open Day 2016, with over 4,300 care homes taking part, this year’s event is on the 16th June.   With Care Home Open Day’s emphasis on the importance […]

2nd 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
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 […]

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