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Political parties must make a commitment to social care and the people it supports

Political parties must make a commitment to social care and the people it supports

With six weeks to go before the general election on 8 June, VODG is calling on political parties to put human rights, social care funding and the workforce at the heart of their manifesto commitments.   Election campaigns must also be accessible to disabled people, argues VODG – the national charity that represents leading not-for-profit […]

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society comments-Lack of social care is piling pressure on surgeries and A&Es

Alzheimer’s Society comments-Lack of social care is piling pressure on surgeries and A&Es

Almost 9 out of 10 GPs (89%) think reductions in social care are leading to extra pressures in their surgeries, reports the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) today. The poll of over 1000 GPs reveals an overwhelming 92% of GPs think social care services are failing to give patients sufficient care. And even more GPs […]

March 3, 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. […]

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
South Gloucestershire older people supported to stay at home longer

South Gloucestershire older people supported to stay at home longer

Thanks to homecare provider Bluebird Care provider, older people who need around-the-clock care no longer need to leave the comfort of their own homes. Bluebird Care in South Gloucestershire has introduced a new live-in care service, where staff live with customers in their own homes, for anything from two weeks to ongoing long-term care and […]

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bield help fill 267 shoe boxes for disadvantaged children

Bield help fill 267 shoe boxes for disadvantaged children

Tenants at a Cumbernauld Retirement Housing Development have worked hard with the community to ensure disadvantaged children across Europe can enjoy a Merry Christmas with something to unwrap.   More than 50 hats were made while development manager, Elizabeth Fox, designed her very own puppets to be donated to children in Romania and Belarus.   […]

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Pressures on the NHS are a real threat to patient safety-Report

Pressures on the NHS are a real threat to patient safety-Report

Five entire hospitals’-worth of extra beds had to be opened every day last winter  Pressure on beds in the NHS in England has become so acute that on any given day last winter, the equivalent of more than five extra hospitals’-worth of beds had to be brought into service to cope with surges in demand.  […]

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Overall outstanding report for West London domiciliary care service

Overall outstanding report for West London domiciliary care service

A West London domiciliary care service has been rated as overall Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. Care Concern (Homecare) Limited, based in Chiswick, was rated Outstanding for being caring and well-led. It was rated Good for being safe, effective and responsive, after the inspection in September. Care Concern (Homecare) Limited provides a range of […]

November 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Outstanding Care By Us

Outstanding Care By Us

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Care By Us Limited, in Bishops Stortford, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection carried out in June. Care By Us Limited is registered as a domiciliary care agency providing support and personal care to people living in their own homes in East […]

September 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Experience first-hand just what people with dementia go through on a daily basis

Experience first-hand just what people with dementia go through on a daily basis

Visitors to this year’s Care & Dementia Show (11-12 October, NEC, Birmingham) can experience first-hand just what people with dementia go through on a daily basis with a Virtual Dementia Experience.   The first of its kind in the UK and only the third in the world, the experience takes place onboard a mobile unit […]

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Grasp the nettle of social care funding’ says care group

‘Grasp the nettle of social care funding’ says care group

The Independent Care Group says a recent report, by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust, was the final wake up call to a situation which is leaving people without the daily care they need. Politicians from all sides are calling for a health and care tax to properly fund NHS care and social care […]

September 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC inspectors publish reports on 103 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 103 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 103 adult social care services in the Central region In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 103 reports the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region. Following recent inspections, 72 of these care homes and homecare agencies have been […]

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Chat Mats: A simple way everyone can help to end loneliness

Chat Mats: A simple way everyone can help to end loneliness

          Have you ever sat in a coffee shop and struck up a conversation with someone on the next table? In a world where people check their mobile phones an average of 85 times a day[1], and spend more than eight hours a day on an electronic device[2], the more traditional […]

August 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care crisis as social care suffers a £950 million funding gap

Care crisis as social care suffers a £950 million funding gap

New Prime Minister Theresa May’s government needs urgently to get to grips with the unprecedented crisis enveloping social care, the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) warned, as figures released in a report from directors of adult social services across England reveal a £930 million funding gap for 2016/17.   The report says the flexibility given […]

July 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Regardless of Brexit social care remains a central issue

Regardless of Brexit social care remains a central issue

What does Brexit mean for the care sector? Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care providers, met with senior officials from the Treasury yesterday.  Professor Martin Green, Care England Chief Executive, says: “Whilst we understand that the Treasury, and all other Government departments, will be exercised […]

June 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Go to the loo to help restore dignity-News from Clos-o-Mat

Go to the loo to help restore dignity-News from Clos-o-Mat

“Would you want your wife or husband (or child) to be wiping your bottom every time you needed to go to the loo?”   This kind of anecdotal evidence improves that one area that impacts on a person’s dignity, feeling of independence and wellbeing, be it cared for or carer, is going to the toilet […]

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC publish reports on 126 adult social care services in the Central region.

CQC publish reports on 126 adult social care services in the Central region.

CQC inspectors publish reports on 126 adult social care services in the Central region. In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 126 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region. Following recent inspections, 83 of these care homes and homecare agencies have […]

April 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC inspectors publish reports on 144 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 144 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 144 adult social care services in the Central region   In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 144 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region. Following recent inspections, 102 of these care homes and homecare agencies […]

April 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Older people in South Gloucestershire set to benefit from Community Grant

Older people in South Gloucestershire set to benefit from Community Grant

A home care provider has re-opened its Community Grant scheme – a sum of money that could benefit any local group in South Gloucestershire working with older people. Bluebird Care South Gloucestershire opened its office in Chipping Sodbury almost two years ago, and ever since has been working hard to support other organisations in the community. […]

August 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society responds to the Liberal Democrat Party Manifesto

Alzheimer’s Society responds to the Liberal Democrat Party Manifesto

The Liberal Democrat Party launched its 2015 election manifesto today (15 April) which included pledges to increase support for carers and invest in dementia research. As well as this there was a commitment to continue to integrate health and social care systems and end the practice of ‘care cramming’ by care workers. Alzheimer’s Society’s own […]

April 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Warning-Just days left to save social care

Warning-Just days left to save social care

The country has just days left to save the future welfare of our older and vulnerable adults, a leading social care group said today. The Independent Care Group (York and North Yorkshire) today warned that unless social care was better funded, many thousands of people would continue not to get the care they need. The […]

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