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Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

The First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damian Green, has announced today that the Government will publish a Green Paper on care and support for older people by Summer 2018. The Paper will set out plans for how Government proposes to improve care and support for older people and tackle the […]

16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
United Kingdom Homecare Association announces appointments to board

United Kingdom Homecare Association announces appointments to board

United Kingdom Homecare Association is delighted to announce three non-executive directors were elected to join UKHCA’s able and committed Board at our recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 10 October 2017.  The new Board members are: ·   David Chalk of Windrush Care Ltd, Gloucestershire ·   Lynn James of Carebridge Staffing Ltd, Kent ·   Gavin Stedman-Bryce, […]

26th October 2017 | By | Reply More
1.2 million people going without the social care they need-State of Care

1.2 million people going without the social care they need-State of Care

Frustrated care providers say a lack of action on funding means the number of older and vulnerable adults going without the care they need has shot up to 1.2m. The State of Care report released today by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports that care homes are closing and homecare providers are handing back contracts because […]

10th October 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC give ‘Outstanding’ rating for Guisborough home care provider

CQC give ‘Outstanding’ rating for Guisborough home care provider

Management, staff and care workers at Caremark (Redcar & Cleveland), the Guisborough based home care provider, are feeling elated following the result of their latest inspection by their regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).   The company, which employs over 200 staff and delivers 4000 hours of care and support each week to vulnerable people […]

10th October 2017 | By | Reply More
No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed

No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed

Responding to the latest delayed transfers of care figures published today by NHS England, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed, when they could be treated in the comfort and dignity of their […]

10th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care England warns about CQC next phase

Care England warns about CQC next phase

The closing date has now passed for the Care Quality Commission’s recent consultation on their next phase of regulation. This was the second consultation on proposed changes to the way the CQC regulate health and adult social care services. They asked for views on how the CQC should respond to our changing society and the […]

10th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Fears grow that Brexit could cause staff shortages in social care

Fears grow that Brexit could cause staff shortages in social care

A Dorset care provider has spoken out over fears escalating recruitment problems and vacancy rates in the care system could get worse after Britain leaves the European Union. Brian Westlake, chairman of Dorset and Somerset care organisation Altogether Care said: “Social care has benefited from free movement of labour across the EU, hence the vision of […]

2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
User and community-owned care poorly understood, new research finds

User and community-owned care poorly understood, new research finds

The growing desire for user and community-led approaches to social care is being held back by a lack of understanding of how to make them work, says a report described as a ‘wake-up call’, published today. Read here With social care in need of transformation and political parties focused on finding solutions, the new report […]

27th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care Inspectorate award coveted six star reviews for West Coast care services

Care Inspectorate award coveted six star reviews for West Coast care services

A leading housing and care provider has received glowing praise from the Care Inspectorate after gaining five and six star reviews for its West Coast services. Blackwood’s Care Home and Care at Home/Housing Support services across North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire and West Dumbartonshire received an overall five star review – a […]

21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
The collapse of social care looms nearer

The collapse of social care looms nearer

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has launched its results of a survey on pay.  The first of its kind, the results of this survey are in line with other key messages from the sector namely the fragility of the system owing to inadequate and unsustainable fees from Local […]

12th July 2017 | By | Reply More
The human story behind the headlines on the real cost of dementia care

The human story behind the headlines on the real cost of dementia care

According to the BBC in 2010 just 5% of NHS hospitals give staff formal training to care for patients with dementia. It was then reported that patients with severe dementia had a bad experiences when in hospital or as outpatients. In 2010 most staff did not know how to meet the needs of dementia patients […]

5th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Chronic social care problems run deeper than zero hours contracts

Chronic social care problems run deeper than zero hours contracts

Social care providers have blasted the practice of “zero hours commissioning” by local authorities across Wales.   According to Care Forum Wales, the way domiciliary care was procured and the tendering processes that were unfit for purpose meant that zero hours contracts were the only viable option in many cases.     Even so, the […]

14th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Conservative manifesto plans on Social Care – The biggest stealth tax in history?

Conservative manifesto plans on Social Care – The biggest stealth tax in history?

Today’s result and the scrutiny of the Conservative manifesto pledges calls into question how social care should really be delivered. A long term strategy working with NHS nurses delivering a fair care service has been suggested by the Bow Group. It would be interesting to hear from care providers, on their views of where we […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia care leader comments: Stop stigmatising care homes

Dementia care leader comments: Stop stigmatising care homes

Paul Smith, Dementia care leader speak earnestly in defence of dementia care in care homes. Care homes have been getting their fair share of media attention recently as the General Election looms; the various political parties jostle for a hearing in regards to social care and health care funding. It was back in April 2014 […]

6th June 2017 | By | Reply More
UKHCA’s responds to the Conservative party’s social care proposals with own manifesto

UKHCA’s responds to the Conservative party’s social care proposals with own manifesto

“UKHCA has repeatedly called for the balance of responsibility for funding social care between the individual and the state to be clarified.  Discussion about proposals contained in the Conservative Party manifesto show that social care is an important issue for the public.   “There would need to be a genuine consultation with stakeholders and experts […]

24th May 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

27th April 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 […]

3rd March 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. […]

30th January 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 […]

10th January 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.   […]

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