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Recruitment shows closer working and integration between health and social care in Devon

Recruitment shows closer working and integration between health and social care in Devon

Three young people started integrated health and social care apprenticeships in October – the first in Devon.   Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Devon County Council have teamed up to provide apprenticeship opportunities across both health and social care for the first time. The Trust and the Council have both offered lots of apprenticeship […]

23rd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Budget 2017 fails to mention a sector on the brink of catastrophe says Learning Disability Voices

Budget 2017 fails to mention a sector on the brink of catastrophe says Learning Disability Voices

A coalition representing 20% of the care sector for people with learning disabilities, Learning Disability Voices, is deeply disappointed that the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond remained silent on the crisis facing social care in today’s Budget statement. The Chancellor stated his intention for Britain to be ‘a country fit for everyone’ and yet […]

22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
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
Lack of money for social care is alarming – Budget 2017

Lack of money for social care is alarming – Budget 2017

Michelle Mitchell, Chief Executive of the MS Society, said: “This Budget will come as a huge disappointment to people with MS. The additional NHS investment, while welcome, falls far short of the extra £4bn a year health leaders say is needed. This risks undermining not only recent exciting developments in MS treatments, but also quality […]

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Government’s failure to fund social care ignores the devastating effects on those who rely on care

Government’s failure to fund social care ignores the devastating effects on those who rely on care

Following today’s Autumn Budget statement Dr Rhidian Hughes, VODG chief executive said:   “Government’s continued failure to fund social care has consequences. It means that’s unmet need is rising with devastating effects on people who rely on care services. It means that local services continue to erode and the workforce will not receive the required […]

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VODG demands disability provision is not sidelined after Government announces consultation on social care

VODG demands disability provision is not sidelined after Government announces consultation on social care

VODG welcomes Government’s step forward in addressing future social care strategy, but demands that disability provision is not sidelined. Government has announced a process for consultation on social care. This is a step forward that VODG welcomes in principle. But with a predominant  focus on addressing older people’s care and support needs VODG demands that […]

22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Adult social care needs long term funding, starting now says ADASS

Adult social care needs long term funding, starting now says ADASS

Measures to address the long-term reform of adult social care need to be brought forward to tackle the significant financial, workforce and quality pressures facing the sector, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) is urging.   With more than half (53%) of councils expecting to overspend their adult social care budgets this […]

21st 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
Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

Sleep in crisis will not be resolved by HMRC’s bullish tactics-VODG comments

The tactics being taken by Government’s revenue agency HMRC is taking a spectacular new turn in dealing with the sleep in crisis says VODG the group that represents disability charities.   Government’s recent announcement of a new Social Care Compliance Scheme raised more questions than answers. The lack of clarity has prompted VODG and other […]

15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Rising demand in social care will cost 60p in every £1 collected in council tax by 2020

Rising demand in social care will cost 60p in every £1 collected in council tax by 2020

Almost 60p in every £1 that people pay in council tax may have to be spent caring for children and adults by 2020, leaving increasingly less to fund other services, like fixing potholes, cleaning streets and running leisure centres and libraries.   New analysis by the Local Government Association, published ahead of the Autumn Budget, […]

10th November 2017 | By | Reply More
There cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable adult social care system

There cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable adult social care system

LGA RESPONDS TO NHS CHIEF EXECUTIVE SIMON STEVENS’ SPEECH Responding to NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens’ speech to the NHS Providers conference, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “There cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable adult social care system. “Adult social care services provide invaluable care […]

9th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Autumn Budget must address social care funding gap

Autumn Budget must address social care funding gap

Responding to new figures from NHS Digital which shows that the annual spending by local authorities on social care rose by £556 million in 2016/17 to £17.5 billion, Cllr Linda Thomas, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “These figures show that while councils are doing all they can to […]

2nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Health and well-being transformed by live-in care

Health and well-being transformed by live-in care

A 98-year old woman has seen her health and well-being transformed, thanks to the care and support received from live-in care provider Promedica24. Elizabeth Wood celebrated her 98th birthday recently and is enjoying her second year of receiving care at home with Promedica24 carers.   Following a previous fall, Elizabeth originally required respite care and […]

31st October 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
Persona PersonAwards celebrate the best in social care

Persona PersonAwards celebrate the best in social care

Staff and volunteers from Greater Manchester social care provider Persona saw their achievements celebrated at an annual awards ceremony. The second annual PersonAwards took place at the Elizabethan Suite at Bury Town Hall and was a chance to come together and recognise the achievements of colleagues over the year.   Ten awards were presented including […]

18th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Care England welcomes NHS England’s offer of free flu jabs for care staff

Care England welcomes NHS England’s offer of free flu jabs for care staff

NHS England, Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS Improvement have today unveiled measures to boost the uptake of flu vaccinations along with package of new contingency actions to respond to pressures on frontline services this winter. Intensified preparations include: Providing free flu vaccines for hundreds of thousands of care home staff at […]

13th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Westminster based domiciliary care service rated Inadequate by CQC

Westminster based domiciliary care service rated Inadequate by CQC

A Westminster based domiciliary care service has been rated Inadequate overall by the Care Quality Commission. Vincentian Care Plus was rated Inadequate for being safe and well-led following an inspection in August 2017. It was rated Requires Improvement for being effective, caring and responsive. At a previous comprehensive inspection in July 2016 CQC identified breaches […]

12th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care and local authorities face a ‘perfect storm’ in funding

Social care and local authorities face a ‘perfect storm’ in funding

ADASS SURVEY: MORE THAN HALF OF COUNCILS TO OVERSPEND ADULT SOCIAL CARE BUDGETS THIS YEAR AND FACE PAYING TOWARDS A £270m BACKPAY BILL More than half of councils expect to overspend their adult social care budgets this year by up to nearly £21 million each, while all local authorities face having to help pay a […]

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CQC report State of Care brings comments from across the care industry

CQC report State of Care brings comments from across the care industry

This year’s State of Care shows that, thanks to the efforts of staff and leaders, the quality of health and social care has been maintained despite very real challenges and the majority of people are getting good, safe care. But future quality is precarious as the system struggles with complex new types of demand, access […]

10th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Slight rise in satisfaction of adult social care services

Slight rise in satisfaction of adult social care services

70.1 per cent of people receiving social services care feel “as safe as they want” according to the results of a survey published by NHS Digital1 today. This is an increase of 0.9 percentage points from the previous year’s report (2015-16)2. Further to this, 86.4 per cent of service users reported that the care and […]

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