Tag: Care England

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 […]

25th May 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 […]

18th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Problems facing social care services for people with learning disabilities forces legal action

Problems facing social care services for people with learning disabilities forces legal action

The news that families are to take legal action against local authorities and hospitals to ensure that people with learning disabilities are able to live full lives in local communities and not assessment and treatment centres brings to the forefront the very real problems facing services for people with learning disabilities.   Professor Martin Green […]

19th April 2016 | By | Reply More
The National Living Wage is threatening stability in social care

The National Living Wage is threatening stability in social care

On the eve of the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW), Care England, a representative body for independent care providers, reiterates its call to government to fund social care appropriately. From tomorrow, the new NLW, announced by the Chancellor in July 2015, will be paid to all those aged 25 and over. Professor Martin Green […]

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A perfect storm say care organisations as demand for social care rises and needs go unmet

A perfect storm say care organisations as demand for social care rises and needs go unmet

“The absence of social care was an obvious and concerning void in the budget” says the head of leading voluntary sector group   The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) represents leading not for profit disability organisations. Responding to the Chancellor’s budget statement chief executive, Dr Rhidian Hughes said:   “We have reached a perfect storm. Demand […]

20th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Care England warns of pitfalls in consultation for new CQC Strategy

Care England warns of pitfalls in consultation for new CQC Strategy

Care England warns the Care Quality Commission that under its new strategy, regulation must remain rigorous and fair       Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says:   ‘Care England has responded to the CQC’s strategy consultation with cautionary advice on proposals such as a risk-based inspections model and more provider-led […]

15th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Government irresponsible to expect quality care whilst refusing to support care sector

Government irresponsible to expect quality care whilst refusing to support care sector

  Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, said:   “Social care funding is in crisis. At a time when the Government is cutting funding to local authorities, the costs of delivering care are increasing and the number of people who need support is rising.  It is totally irresponsible of the government to […]

10th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Inadequate social care funding is leading to further pressures on hospitals beds

Inadequate social care funding is leading to further pressures on hospitals beds

As new figures highlight continued pressure on hospital beds and social care, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and Care England are calling on the Chancellor to fund adult health and social care properly to provide the best care for elderly and disabled people, and to bring forward £700 million promised funding […]

10th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Care groups welcome Government’s commitment to cut red tape in adult social care

Care groups welcome Government’s commitment to cut red tape in adult social care

The report from the Cutting Red Tape review of the adult social care sector has now been published alongside the Government’s response. The report Cutting Red Tape-Review of adult social care – residential and nursing home sector took evidence from those working in the sector about their experiences of regulation and how it is enforced. […]

3rd March 2016 | By | Reply More
Residents of care homes in danger of being deprived Primary Care Services

Residents of care homes in danger of being deprived Primary Care Services

Residents of Care Homes in Danger of Being Deprived Primary Care Services   Care England, a representative body for independent social care providers, has expressed its disappointment over the decision made by the BMA to cease caring for care home residents.   Commenting on the decision Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, said:   […]

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