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    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
    Hunger is just one symptom of deepening social care crisis-ADASS

    Hunger is just one symptom of deepening social care crisis-ADASS

    Responding to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger’s report on malnutrition in older people, Margaret Willcox, President of ADASS, said:   “The thought of older people going hungry because they are isolated, have limited mobility, or are depressed is appalling, and social care staff do what they do because they are keen to do anything […]

    22nd 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
    Secretary of State called to act swiftly and tackle the crisis in social care

    Secretary of State called to act swiftly and tackle the crisis in social care

    A providers’ group has called on Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt to act quickly and tackle the crisis in social care. And they have invited Mr Hunt and his new ministerial team to visit the frontline of social care delivery as soon as possible to see the situation first-hand. The Independent Care Group says on […]

    10th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Warning that tens of thousands will go without much needed care and support in 2018

    Warning that tens of thousands will go without much needed care and support in 2018

    Social care could pass the point of no return in 2018 unless the Government orders emergency action to support the sector ahead of any reforms arising from its promised green paper.   Directors of adult social services are warning that tens of thousands more older and disabled people will go without the support they need […]

    29th December 2017 | 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 […]

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    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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    Care industry bodies respond to the Competition and Marketing Care Home Market Study

    Care industry bodies respond to the Competition and Marketing Care Home Market Study

    The care homes sector is worth around £15.9 billion a year in the UK, with around 410,000 residents. The report calculates that there are around 5,500 different providers in the UK operating 11,300 care homes for the elderly. Around 95% of their beds are provided by the independent sector (both for-profit and charitable providers). Local […]

    30th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Worrying number of care homes not up to scratch!

    Worrying number of care homes not up to scratch!

    A lack of good quality care means some parts of the country have more than half of their care home beds in homes rated as requiring improvement or inadequate, according to a new investigation by consumer champion Which?. Which? analysis of Care Quality Commission (CQC) data shows that in six local authority areas, good quality […]

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    As winter approaches disappointment reigns at lack of Government support for social care

    As winter approaches disappointment reigns at lack of Government support for social care

    Responding to the exclusion of social care funding from today’s Autumn Budget, Margaret Willcox, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said:   “We are extremely disappointed that the Government has not addressed the need for extra funding for adult social care. This means that this winter and throughout next year […]

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    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
    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 […]

    12th October 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
    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
    ADASS responds to BMJ report on link between delayed discharge and rise in mortality

    ADASS responds to BMJ report on link between delayed discharge and rise in mortality

    Responding to a report published in the BMJ, which says the increased prevalence of patients being delayed in discharge from hospital in 2015 was associated with a rise in mortality, Glen Garrod, Vice President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said: “This useful report shines a light on the important debate […]

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    Majority of MPs think social care system is not fit for purpose-Independent Age survey

    Majority of MPs think social care system is not fit for purpose-Independent Age survey

    Responding to an Independent Age survey showing the majority of MPs think the social care system is not fit for purpose, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “It is encouraging to see so many MPs across all political parties recognising the need for action to find a sustainable […]

    31st August 2017 | By | Reply More
    ADASS responds to Healthwatch report on homecare

    ADASS responds to Healthwatch report on homecare

    Responding to a report by Healthwatch England on homecare services, Margaret Willcox, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said:   “This report provides a welcome insight into a vital service which many of us will need at some point in our lifetimes.   “Homecare is essential to enabling older and […]

    24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Most care is good but still too much ‘poor’ care with some providers failing to improve following CQC inspections

    Most care is good but still too much ‘poor’ care with some providers failing to improve following CQC inspections

    While the majority of services are safe and of a high quality and many are improving, too many people across England are living in care homes and receiving care and support in their own homes that is not good enough. Without a proper recognition of the importance of adult social care and a renewed commitment […]

    6th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    ADASS responds to Jeremy Hunt’s written statement on Delayed Transfers of Care

    ADASS responds to Jeremy Hunt’s written statement on Delayed Transfers of Care

    Last night Jeremy Hunt speech on delayed transfers of care confirmed how social care and NHS funding to support integration is to be spent.  He said: ‘I would like to update the House about action we are taking to address delayed discharges from hospital in advance of this winter. Last year there were 2.25 million […]

    4th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    More cuts and difficult decisions for adult social care

    More cuts and difficult decisions for adult social care

    WELCOME EXTRA FUNDING DOES NOT REMOVE NEEDS, DEMANDS, INCREASED COSTS AND DIFFICULT DECISIONS IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE, SAYS ADASS   Despite welcome extra funding and councils protecting and planning to spend more on adult social care budgets, difficult decisions and more cuts need to be made in the service, according to a survey of 151 adult […]

    28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    CQC’s State of Care report shows underfunding is bringing care to tipping point-comments

    CQC’s State of Care report shows underfunding is bringing care to tipping point-comments

    Elderly and vulnerable people are having difficulty accessing high-quality care as local authorities slash funding and raise the eligibility criteria and social care and care home operator fees increasing, the strain is now palpable. Today’s CQC annual report State of Care confirms to many organisations involved in care that entire care sector including the NHS is […]

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