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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 […]

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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
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 […]

25th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Shortfall in social care budget puts those in need and care providers at risk

Shortfall in social care budget puts those in need and care providers at risk

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has responded to the latest paper by David Roe, Better Care Outcome Ltd.  The paper is very timely and mirrors the analysis and recommendations in the recent reports from the Communities and Local Government Select Committee on adult social care and the Lords ad hoc Committee […]

18th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Care England secures Judicial Review against Essex County Council challenging care home fees

Care England secures Judicial Review against Essex County Council challenging care home fees

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, despite opposition from Essex Council, has obtained the Court’s permission to proceed with its Judicial Review proceedings against Essex County Council challenging the fee rates its pays to independent care home providers.   Professor Martin Green OBE Chief Executive for Care England says:  “Care […]

10th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Care England responds to the CLG Select Committee’s Report on Adult Social Care

Care England responds to the CLG Select Committee’s Report on Adult Social Care

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has responded to the latest report from the Communities and Local Government Select Committee on adult social care.  Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, was summoned to give oral evidence to the Committee earlier this year and has supported the Committee’s recommendations. […]

31st March 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

20th March 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 […]

8th March 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 […]

6th March 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 […]

14th February 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 […]

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