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Make this General Election about social care say sector leaders

Make this General Election about social care say sector leaders

Social care must be a key issue in the forthcoming General Election, sector leaders said today. The snap election provides a chance to decide how we look after the oldest and most vulnerable residents in the country, the Independent Care Group says. Chair Mike Padgham said: “Social care is in crisis with 1.2m now living […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Claire Sweeney presents ’15 Minute Care Makeover’

Claire Sweeney presents ’15 Minute Care Makeover’

Former Brookside actress Claire Sweeney features in a satire commissioned by UNISON highlighting the indignity suffered by thousands of elderly people because of 15-minute care visits.   The two-minute video has been made with creative agency Don’t Panic to show how cutbacks are leaving vulnerable and elderly people short-changed. Councils are allowing rushed appointments that […]

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
More needs to be done to avoid disaster in the care sector

More needs to be done to avoid disaster in the care sector

A Shropshire Care Company Director says more needs to be to done to draw people into the care sector to help with a deficit of carers – and so is increasing pay by 10% and offering extra perks.    Ian Barnes, Director of award-winning Bluebird Care Shropshire, based in Shrewsbury, is trying to attract people to the […]

April 12, 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 […]

April 11, 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 […]

April 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care England responds to the CLG Select Committee’s Report on Adult Social Care

Care England responds to the CLG Select Committee’s Report on Adult Social Care

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has responded to the latest report from the Communities and Local Government Select Committee on adult social care.  Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, was summoned to give oral evidence to the Committee earlier this year and has supported the Committee’s recommendations. […]

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Carers UK responds to House of Commons Committee report on Adult Social Care

Carers UK responds to House of Commons Committee report on Adult Social Care

The cross party Communities and Local Government Committee has made several significant recommendations on increasing support for families and friends providing unpaid care as part of its report on adult social care.   The Committee’s recommendations on carers include:   ·  Extra funding is needed to enable councils to fulfil their duties to assess and […]

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nuffield Trust responds to “Next steps on the Five Year Forward View”

Nuffield Trust responds to “Next steps on the Five Year Forward View”

“Today’s plan is an important outline of the historic changes now needed across the NHS – from working more closely with local authorities to reduce pressure on hospital beds, to making better use of land and property. It builds on the work local leaders across the country are doing through STPs: it is the right […]

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bingo fun day is a great success for Maidstone residents

Bingo fun day is a great success for Maidstone residents

Kent home care provider, Caremark (Maidstone) held a fun day of Bingo in Staplehurst, in the day centre of the local Golding Homes Housing Association. Managing Director of the homecare company Peter Zhang, is keen to combat loneliness in his local community and so organized a day of Bingo for the older residents living at […]

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Call to local authorities to ensure extra social care money gets to frontline

Call to local authorities to ensure extra social care money gets to frontline

Regional care providers are urging their local authorities to ensure extra money announced in the budget actually gets through to frontline care services. The Independent Care Group is calling on both City of York and North Yorkshire County councils to revisit the fees they pay to providers after the Chancellor announced an extra £2bn for […]

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The real cost of care- Cymorth Llaw homecare provider takes part in Panorama investigation into social care

The real cost of care- Cymorth Llaw homecare provider takes part in Panorama investigation into social care

As many have now witnessed, Cymorth Llaw recently took part in the BBC investigation programs Week in Week Out and Panorama that both aired on BBC 1’s prime time viewing slot of 20:30, in Wales and the wider U.K. on Monday the 20th March. Cymorth Llaw Care Workers, Managers and Directors appeared on film to inform the […]

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
West Country homecare provider celebrates delivering 500,000 hours of care

West Country homecare provider celebrates delivering 500,000 hours of care

Bluebird Care East Devon, Exeter and Exmouth, the local award-wining homecare provider, announced it had now delivered over 500,000 hours of care to their customers in Exeter homes and across the county of Devon.   The business, launched in 2011, is owned and operated by the inspiring husband and wife team William and Sara Flint […]

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Will this be another of Phillip Hammond’s bad hair days?

Will this be another of Phillip Hammond’s bad hair days?

  The Registered Nursing Home Association comments on the costs of ‘Funded Nursing Care’ and the impending tipping point for elderly care: The Royal Commission on Long-Term Care for the Elderly, published in July 1999, called for free nursing and personal care to be available for all.  In the event, only nursing care was deemed […]

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gravesend & Dartford social care customers vote for Bluebird Care Assistant of the Year

Gravesend & Dartford social care customers vote for Bluebird Care Assistant of the Year

Local resident Melita Agnoli from High Street Gravesend works as a care Assistant with Bluebird Care (Gravesend & Dartford) and supports older people living in Gravesend and Dartford.   She was recently announced as Care Assistant of the Year for the Gravesend & Dartford area following asking customers who they feel should receive the award […]

March 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Budget 2017 brings an extra £2bn for social care-Comments

Budget 2017 brings an extra £2bn for social care-Comments

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his first Budget, which the Treasury says will prepare Britain for a “new chapter” in its history after Brexit. The Local Government Association says councils with responsibility for social care are facing a funding gap of £2.6bn by 2020 and the entire system stands on the “brink of collapse” without an […]

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
The budget and adult social care

The budget and adult social care

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has responded to the latest report from the Communities and Local Government Select Committee.    Professor Martin Green OBE Chief Executive for Care England says:  “This influential Select Committee carried out extensive hearings and collated  a lot of information. The conclusion of its […]

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Uber partners with social care provider to transform transportation for growing elderly population

Uber partners with social care provider to transform transportation for growing elderly population

Two of the world’s most pioneering on-demand technology platforms, Cera and Uber, have today announced an exclusive partnership to bring greater independence and mobility to the UK’s growing elderly population. Cera, the multi-award winning social care start-up – backed by former and current heads of JustEat, Standard Chartered bank, UBS and the World Health Organisation – has […]

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
National disability charity calls for urgent social care investment in upcoming budget

National disability charity calls for urgent social care investment in upcoming budget

Ahead of the upcoming Budget next week [8th March], national disability charity, Sense, is calling on the Government to avert a disaster in the social care sector by delivering the substantial cash injection and long-term  sustainability plan needed to prevent its collapse. The widely reported social care crisis, which has resulted in cuts to services […]

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nuffield Trust response to NHS England announcement on hospital beds

Nuffield Trust response to NHS England announcement on hospital beds

Commenting on NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens’ announcement at the Nuffield Trust’s health policy summit, Nuffield Trust Chief Executive Nigel Edwards said:   “As our research published earlier this week found, there are many excellent initiatives that seek to move care out of hospital. But they often cost money, require new staffing and take time […]

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lack of dementia care training and social care funding leading to elder abuse figures-Alzheimer’s Society

Lack of dementia care training and social care funding leading to elder abuse figures-Alzheimer’s Society

Today data from Freedom of Information requests submitted by the BBC Radio 4 programme File on 4 revealed more than 23,000 allegations of abuse have been made against carers working in people’s homes across the UK. Approximately 60% of all homecare is received by people with dementia. An Alzheimer’s Society investigation as part of the […]

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