Tag: Care England

    Care industry ball looks to raise £100,000 for charity

    Care industry ball looks to raise £100,000 for charity

    Hallmark Care Homes in association with Care England will attempt to raise £100,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Care Workers Charity at a glittering fundraising event in Mayfair.   Over 250 people are invited to attend the Care Sector Fundraising Ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Saturday 29th September.   The special event […]

    13th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Is national taxation the solution to funding care?

    Is national taxation the solution to funding care?

    Nine in ten (89 per cent) of councils say national taxation must be part of the solution to securing the long-term financial stability of adult social care.   Ahead of its Annual Conference in Birmingham next week, the Local Government Association has polled the leaders and adult social care cabinet members in all 152 councils […]

    1st July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care England asks that newly appointed councillors get to grips with social care costs

    Care England asks that newly appointed councillors get to grips with social care costs

    Care England, a representative body for independent providers of social care, has again expressed its disappointment over the paltry fee offers from Local Authorities (LAs)  and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: “Yet again, Local Authorities and CCGs are only now beginning to make their fee […]

    8th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care England calls for government to introduce the Care Cap and Threshold

    Care England calls for government to introduce the Care Cap and Threshold

    Care England, a representative body for independent providers of social care has submitted evidence to the joint inquiry by the Health Select Committee and the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee into the long term funding of adult social care. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says: “After much frustration with the […]

    10th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    NHS Funded Nursing Care increase will not meet the huge pressure in the nursing home sector

    NHS Funded Nursing Care increase will not meet the huge pressure in the nursing home sector

    Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has expressed disappointment that the rate of NHS Funded Nursing Care increase announced for 2018/19 of 2% will not meet the huge pressure being felt in the nursing home sector.   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: “Whilst we recognise […]

    6th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care England granted right to intervene in Court of Appeal Sleep-in shift case

    Care England granted right to intervene in Court of Appeal Sleep-in shift case

    The UK’s care sector has been thrown a lifeline as Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has won the right to intervene in the Court of Appeal’s sleep-in-shift case – with the hope of solving the impending £400million financial crisis for care providers.     With the hearing set […]

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    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
    Tendering process by Birmingham City Council for care home places raises concerns

    Tendering process by Birmingham City Council for care home places raises concerns

    Care England, a body for independent providers of social care has expressed concern over a new tendering process by Birmingham City Council for care home places for people under 65. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says: “Birmingham City Council has made it quite clear that should providers of social care for people […]

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    Care England responds to disappointing Essex Judicial Review Judgement

    Care England responds to disappointing Essex Judicial Review Judgement

    In October 2016, Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, issued judicial review proceedings against Essex County Council challenging its decision setting the fee rates it would pay to independent care home providers during the year 2016/17.  The decision affected around 60% of the 4,500 residential care placements made by the […]

    4th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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    Ombudsman highlights the power of complaints to improve social care

    Ombudsman highlights the power of complaints to improve social care

    The impact of an individual complaint in improving care services for others is being highlighted in a new report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman. The Ombudsman’s Review of Adult Social Care Complaints reveals councils and care providers implemented more than 1,300 recommendations to put things right for people in 2016/17. As well […]

    17th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care England welcomes NHS England’s offer of free flu jabs for care staff

    Care England welcomes NHS England’s offer of free flu jabs for care staff

    NHS England, Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS Improvement have today unveiled measures to boost the uptake of flu vaccinations along with package of new contingency actions to respond to pressures on frontline services this winter. Intensified preparations include: Providing free flu vaccines for hundreds of thousands of care home staff at […]

    13th October 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
    Government’s commitment to resolve sleep-in crisis welcomed by industry bodies in social care

    Government’s commitment to resolve sleep-in crisis welcomed by industry bodies in social care

    Today’s announcement that the Government has temporarily suspended its enforcement activity and will waive historical financial penalties against employers concerning sleep in shift pay for care workers has been welcomed by care industry bodies. VODG and Care England have been in active discussions with Government to create an appropriate framework for sleep in payments, in […]

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    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
    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
    Extra social care funding from Government is not reaching the front line

    Extra social care funding from Government is not reaching the front line

    Providers understand the pressure that local authorities and CCGs are under, but as ADASS’ Budget Survey demonstrates, continued provider attrition threatens the capacity and ongoing quality care for people now and in the future.  As a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, across older people, people with learning or physical disabilities and […]

    28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Looking to the future – Only 3% of Brits have a care fund

    Looking to the future – Only 3% of Brits have a care fund

    Research from Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has shown that almost half of Brits (47%) have a holiday fund as opposed to only 3% that have a care home fund.  Furthermore almost three quarters of Brits (73%) have no idea how much the average weekly cost of […]

    13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Rise in delayed transfers requires partnership between independent care and the NHS

    Rise in delayed transfers requires partnership between independent care and the NHS

    Care England, a representative body for independent care providers, has expressed frustration over the rise in delayed transfers of care figures stating that if properly engaged, the independent adult social care sector could help ensure people can be discharged from hospital safely and quickly.   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: […]

    24th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in care homes

    Ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in care homes

    Care England a body for independent care providers, has welcomed the launch of Teaching Care Home Impact Report. This suite of reports sums up the Teaching Care Home Programme; ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in homes, undergraduate nurse apprenticeships and all learning placements in care homes.    Professor Martin […]

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