Tag: Care England

    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 […]

    15th December 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 […]

    7th December 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 […]

    6th December 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 […]

    23rd November 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 […]

    22nd November 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 […]

    15th November 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, […]

    26th October 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 […]

    13th October 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: […]

    15th September 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 […]

    15th August 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 […]

    19th July 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 […]

    13th July 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 […]

    7th July 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 […]

    28th June 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 […]

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