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Lewes Clarriots Care branch brings 70 jobs over three years

Lewes Clarriots Care branch brings 70 jobs over three years

A new home care provider has opened its doors in Lewes with the expectation of creating around 70 new jobs over the next three years. Clarriots Care has 10 years of home care experience and was delighted to have the Lewes MP Maria Caulfield in attendance at their recent launch party to officially open their […]

14th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Northumberland homecare organisation invests in new branch offices

Northumberland homecare organisation invests in new branch offices

A Northumberland homecare organisation has invested in new branch offices in the east and west of the county as it embarks on a major expansion programme.   Helping Hands Community Care, which provides general and specialist services to allow people who are elderly, disabled or suffering from dementia live in their homes, is now looking […]

12th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Historic underfunding of social care puts severe pressure on care workforce-Report

Historic underfunding of social care puts severe pressure on care workforce-Report

Inaction by the Government in its approach to the social care workforce in England has been roundly criticised in a new report from the National Audit Office United Kingdom Homecare Association welcomed the NAO report for highlighting that a lack of action by the Department of Health and Social Care has not achieved value for […]

8th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Person Centred Care Is Key To Fulfilling Lives – CMG CEO works at service

Person Centred Care Is Key To Fulfilling Lives – CMG CEO works at service

Care Management Group’s Chief Executive, Peter Kinsey, spent some hands-on time over the holiday period at one of the organisations care services – highlighting what really is at the centre of high-quality care provision.   CMG supports individuals with particularly complex needs, including those with autistic spectrum conditions, mental health needs, and profound and multiple […]

5th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Efforts by social care teams to cope with winter pressures highlighted by ADASS

Efforts by social care teams to cope with winter pressures highlighted by ADASS

“TEAMWORK MAKES THE DIFFERENCE”: ADASS HIGHLIGHTS EFFORTS OF SOCIAL CARE TEAMS TO COPE WITH WINTER PRESSURES  “Whole system” approaches to care, preventative work to keep people out of hospital, and a flu immunisation programme are just some of the measures taken across the country to pre-empt winter pressures affecting Health and Social Care, the Association […]

30th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Bouquets rid Shropshire residents of depressing ‘Blue Monday’!

Bouquets rid Shropshire residents of depressing ‘Blue Monday’!

January has long been known as ‘the most depressing month’ – but this Monday has become known as the most depressing day in the whole year as people recover from the fun of Christmas and the weather is still dark and cold. So for the fourth year running, an award-winning Shropshire care provider has taken […]

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
New health and social care blueprint will fail without proper funding

New health and social care blueprint will fail without proper funding

A new blueprint to revolutionise social care for vulnerable people in Wales will fail unless more money is pumped into the system. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, which represents hundreds of independent providers, spoke out following the publication of the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales. Commissioned following […]

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
LGA responds to latest Which? report on home care providers

LGA responds to latest Which? report on home care providers

Responding to a study by Which? on private home care providers, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “This study sadly reflects the harsh reality of the social care crisis, which is affecting the quality of care provided and its availability. It is a further warning on the […]

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Councils must meet all assessed care needs says Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Councils must meet all assessed care needs says Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

People who need care should not be asked to choose which of their needs, identified through an assessment, their council should meet, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has said. An investigation by the Ombudsman found a man was placed in this situation, incurring him more than £17,000 in costs, by Northamptonshire County Council. […]

18th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Scales tipped for success for football-mad Ben

Scales tipped for success for football-mad Ben

A care service in Neston, Cheshire, is supporting a young man to lose weight by helping him to improve his cooking skills and to do more exercise.   Ben Harling, 29, who has Down’s syndrome, and lives at Manor Barn supported living service, is steadily losing the pounds, and hopes to hit his target weight […]

16th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Seniors and youngsters partake in charitable endeavour

Seniors and youngsters partake in charitable endeavour

SENIOR CITIZENS in North Lanarkshire have been involved with a local college for this year’s ‘Operation Christmas Child’ – a shoebox appeal created by the Samaritan’s Purse to help disaster-stricken children around the world celebrate Christmas. Tenants at Bield’s Hillcrest Court in Cumbernauld have been giving to those who need it the most in the […]

12th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Councils will continue to work closely with their NHS partners- LGA responds to latest NHS figures

Councils will continue to work closely with their NHS partners- LGA responds to latest NHS figures

Responding to the latest delayed transfer of care figures published by NHS England today, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “Today’s (Thursday 11th January) figures show that councils have continued to reduce the number of delayed days. This continued improvement is testament to the ongoing hard work by […]

12th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Delivering the right care in the right place for vulnerable adults is essential-ADASS responds

Delivering the right care in the right place for vulnerable adults is essential-ADASS responds

Responding to the latest Delayed Transfer of Care Figures, Glen Garrod, Vice President of the Association for the Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said:   “Delivering the right care in the right place for vulnerable adults is essential and it’s positive that the number of delayed transfers of care fell last November when compared […]

12th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Heathcotes announce new development plans across the UK

Heathcotes announce new development plans across the UK

Heathcotes Group is increasing its capacity to provide a full care pathway for service users with plans to establish independent supported living accommodation in every region.   The first of a series of new developments will commence this month with the construction of supported living apartments in Nottingham and Leicester for service users who no […]

5th January 2018 | By | Reply More
NHS crisis should incentivise government to fully fund our social care system

NHS crisis should incentivise government to fully fund our social care system

This year’s winter health crisis should incentivise government to fully fund our social care system, council leaders urged today.   The Local Government Association, which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, said there cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable social care system. Urgent new funding to address the annual social care funding […]

4th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Leicester supported living service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Leicester supported living service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Community Integrated Care, Leicester Regional Office, to be Outstanding following an inspection in October. Community Integrated Care, Leicester Regional Office, provides personal care services to people living in supported living accommodation across Leicestershire. At the time of our inspection 26 people were using […]

2nd January 2018 | By | Reply More
Further blow to social care funding

Further blow to social care funding

Responding to today’s provisional Local Government Finance Settlement, Margaret Willcox, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said: “This is a further blow for adult social care after the Government ignored sector-wide calls to address the urgent need for extra funding in last month’s Budget. “Allowing councils to increase council tax […]

19th December 2017 | By | Reply More
New figures from Age UK show our social care system is disintegrating

New figures from Age UK show our social care system is disintegrating

New figures from Age UK reveal the shocking extent to which millions of older people are being left to prop up the country’s disintegrating care system, with those aged 65 and over providing nearly 54 million hours of unpaid care each week in England in 2016[i]. These figures highlight the rising demands being placed on […]

14th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Outlook Care’s domiciliary services across London found ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

Outlook Care’s domiciliary services across London found ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

A leading regional health and social care provider is celebrating after achieving a top rating following an inspection by a government watchdog. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated leadership of Outlook Care’s domiciliary services across London as ‘Outstanding’.   Headquartered in Billericay, Essex, the not-for-profit organisation, which operates in London and Essex, provides domiciliary […]

14th December 2017 | By | Reply More
ADASS points out the need to plug social care funding gap

ADASS points out the need to plug social care funding gap

Responding to analysis by the Alzheimer’s Society which shows 1,400 people with dementia will be stranded in hospital over Christmas, Margaret Willcox, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said: “This welcome report is further evidence of the urgent need to plug the estimated £2.5 billion funding gap facing adult social […]

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