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Changes to Deprivation of Liberty welcomed by Care England

Changes to Deprivation of Liberty welcomed by Care England

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has welcomed the changes that coroners will no longer have a duty to undertake an inquest into the death of every person who was subject to an authorisation under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.   Professor […]

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Budget 2017 brings an extra £2bn for social care-Comments

Budget 2017 brings an extra £2bn for social care-Comments

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his first Budget, which the Treasury says will prepare Britain for a “new chapter” in its history after Brexit. The Local Government Association says councils with responsibility for social care are facing a funding gap of £2.6bn by 2020 and the entire system stands on the “brink of collapse” without an […]

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
The budget and adult social care

The budget and adult social care

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has responded to the latest report from the Communities and Local Government Select Committee.    Professor Martin Green OBE Chief Executive for Care England says:  “This influential Select Committee carried out extensive hearings and collated  a lot of information. The conclusion of its […]

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Factors to consider for registration of care homes for people with learning disabilities

Factors to consider for registration of care homes for people with learning disabilities

Care England, the representative body for many independent providers of adult social care, has responded to CQC’s latest consultation on its next phase of regulation – Annexe B on LD services – warning that services should be registered on the prospective outcomes that they will achieve for people not simply on their size. Other factors […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Government has not addressed the social care crisis as elderly and vulnerable left to fend for themselves

Government has not addressed the social care crisis as elderly and vulnerable left to fend for themselves

Following today’s announcement by Sajid Javid that an extra £900m will be made available to fund social care over the next two years local authorities and care providers have commented on the funding and what it really means to the elderly and vulnerable. “Allowing local authorities to increase council tax to boost social care funding […]

December 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
ITN’s Caring Communities programme to stimulate debate on the importance of social care

ITN’s Caring Communities programme to stimulate debate on the importance of social care

Care England, in partnership with ITN Productions, launches ‘Caring Communities’, an in-depth programme providing a unique platform to stimulate the debate around the care sector. Introduced by renowned TV journalist, Angela Rippon, this news and current affairs-style programme explores the complex role of care and how the industry can best serve communities. The program champions […]

December 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
AKW promotes independent living on Care England and ITN Productions programme: Caring Communities

AKW promotes independent living on Care England and ITN Productions programme: Caring Communities

AKW, the UK’s leading manufacturer of accessible bathroom, kitchen and mobility support solutions, has been extensively featured on a special programme titled ‘Caring Communities’, produced jointly by ITN Productions and Care England. Now in its third year running, the programme features key industry interviews and news-style reports along with sponsored editorial profiles, exploring the complex […]

December 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Final Autumn Statement met with dismay by those organisations who support elderly, vulnerable and disabled

Final Autumn Statement met with dismay by those organisations who support elderly, vulnerable and disabled

Disability charity Enham Trust which supports people in their transition towards living lives of choice, control and independence commented following the Autumn Statement 2016 “We appreciate the difficult financial position of the chancellor and his efforts to provide an efficient National Health Service and effective social care and we recognise that however much money he […]

November 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Social care costs not factored into NHS funding for the next five years

Social care costs not factored into NHS funding for the next five years

The influential National Audit Office (NAO) has today published its report into the sustainability of the NHS.  With winter upon us, Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, urges the Government and the NHS to take heed of the recommendations from the NAO, and thoroughly assess the impact of social […]

November 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Calls for the Government to put social care at the heart of its agenda

Calls for the Government to put social care at the heart of its agenda

On the eve of Care England’s national conference Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, has called upon the Government to put social care at the heart of its agenda.  At a recent meeting with David Mowat MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care, Martin Green highlighted the shortfall in […]

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care England’s Professor Martin Green tells CLG that poor commissioning is threatening social care

Care England’s Professor Martin Green tells CLG that poor commissioning is threatening social care

Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, was called to give evidence to the influential Communities and Local Government Committee in Parliament today, as part of its inquiry into the stability and quality of adult social care.    Martin took the opportunity to raise the issues of new and additional costs to care providers, […]

October 26, 2016 | 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 […]

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Social care underfunding leaves many vulnerable people with ‘post code’ basic care

Social care underfunding leaves many vulnerable people with ‘post code’ basic care

The Richmond Group of Charities has today released Real Lives, which describes real life experiences of seven individuals and families who are using social care services today. Real Lives is launched alongside a major report, Social Care for Older People: Home Truths, from the King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust. You can read the report here Social Care for Older People: Home Truths revealed: […]

September 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Essex care homes will cease to exist without adequate financial support

Essex care homes will cease to exist without adequate financial support

Essex County Council’s proposed fee framework for people living in care homes is not adequate to keep homes open, according the sector.  With the introduction of the National Living Wage and residents with higher dependency care home providers are facing higher costs.  In some local authorities, such as Essex, it seems providers are expected to […]

August 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Immediate action as people are not getting the care they need

Immediate action as people are not getting the care they need

Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, a representative body for independent care providers commented on the Health Select Committee’s Report on the Impact of the Spending Review on Health and Social Care.  He said:   “I am grateful to the Committee for inviting me to give evidence to this important inquiry.  The findings […]

July 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care England says too little to late?

Care England says too little to late?

Today the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services published its esteemed annual Budget Survey.  Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, a representative body for independent social care providers, says:   “In the main, Directors of Adult Social Services recognise the essential nature of social care; however they need to have the confidence […]

July 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care England responds to delay on Funded Nursing Care contribution decision from Department of Health

Care England responds to delay on Funded Nursing Care contribution decision from Department of Health

The Department of Health determines the Funded Nursing Care (FNC) contribution for residents of care homes with nursing and new rates come into effect every 1st April.   After a specific review conducted earlier in the year to inform the 2016/17 rate there has still been no announcement from the Department of Health. Yet in […]

July 7, 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
Care England responds to CQC’s Five year strategy

Care England responds to CQC’s Five year strategy

Care England believes that the new Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) 5 year Strategy sets an important and challenging agenda for Adult Social Care.   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says:   “In particular we want to see real progress around a sharing and aligning of data and monitoring activity, that avoids […]

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Leading Change, Adding Value bringing together nursing and care teams across health and social care

Leading Change, Adding Value bringing together nursing and care teams across health and social care

Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nurse for England, has today launched a Five Year Nursing strategy for all nurses working in England. ‘Leading Change, Adding Value’ sets out a strategy for the first time which clearly includes all registered nurses and care teams working in social care. Care England, the largest representative body for independent sector […]

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