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    67% think a career in social care is undervalued by society

    67% think a career in social care is undervalued by society

    A host of influential social care organisations have united to warn Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt of an impending workforce crisis and the dire need to improve the public perception of social care.   In a joint letter, Anchor, Care England, and United for All Ages urge the government to demonstrate it values social care and […]

    25th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hft hails Royal College of Nursing’s call for NHS pay deal to be extended to social care staff

    Hft hails Royal College of Nursing’s call for NHS pay deal to be extended to social care staff

    Hft hails Royal College of Nursing’s call for NHS pay deal to be extended to social care staff, but warns local authorities must be properly funded to meet rising wage bills   Hft, a national charity that supports adults with learning disabilities, has welcomed the news that the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has written […]

    15th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Secretary of State called to act swiftly and tackle the crisis in social care

    Secretary of State called to act swiftly and tackle the crisis in social care

    A providers’ group has called on Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt to act quickly and tackle the crisis in social care. And they have invited Mr Hunt and his new ministerial team to visit the frontline of social care delivery as soon as possible to see the situation first-hand. The Independent Care Group says on […]

    10th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care provider receives government thank you for a good job done

    Care provider receives government thank you for a good job done

    It’s not every day that one receives a personal letter from the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, offering thanks and congratulations for a good job done. However, Caremark’s franchisee in the North East is delighted to have received a letter from Jeremy Hunt. This followed the announcement of their recent […]

    8th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    ADASS responds to Jeremy Hunt’s written statement on Delayed Transfers of Care

    ADASS responds to Jeremy Hunt’s written statement on Delayed Transfers of Care

    Last night Jeremy Hunt speech on delayed transfers of care confirmed how social care and NHS funding to support integration is to be spent.  He said: ‘I would like to update the House about action we are taking to address delayed discharges from hospital in advance of this winter. Last year there were 2.25 million […]

    4th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Older people’s charity reacts to Jeremy Hunt’s reappointment as Secretary of State for Health

    Older people’s charity reacts to Jeremy Hunt’s reappointment as Secretary of State for Health

    In reaction to the reappointment of Jeremy Hunt as Secretary of State for Health, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people’s charity said:   “Jeremy Hunt’s reappointment as Secretary of State for Health cannot simply lead to business as usual.  His urgent priority must be to tackle the underfunding of our National […]

    14th July 2016 | By | Reply More
    Government to launch ratings system to help improve dementia health care

    Government to launch ratings system to help improve dementia health care

    The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has today (Thursday 29 October) outlined new plans for a ratings system for local NHS services including dementia, diabetes, cancer, and mental health. The new ratings will be broken down by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) and will be based on local data as well as being verified by experts in […]

    29th October 2015 | By | Reply More
    Older peoples charity responds to Jeremy Hunt’s NHS Confederation speech

    Older peoples charity responds to Jeremy Hunt’s NHS Confederation speech

    In response to Jeremy Hunt’s NHS Confederation speech, Simon Bottery, Director of Policy and External Relations at Independent Age, said:  “We welcome the Secretary of State’s intention to rate Clinical Commissioning Groups on the services they deliver to people over 70, as one of the 7 key measures against which CCGs will be measured. Older […]

    4th June 2015 | By | Reply More
    Jeremy Hunt reappointed as Secretary of State for Health

    Jeremy Hunt reappointed as Secretary of State for Health

    Following Jeremy Hunt’s retention of his South West Surrey seat in the general election last week and the subsequent cabinet reshuffle David Cameron has just confirmed Jeremy Hunt’s reappointment as the Secretary of State for Health. NHS Confederation Chief Executive Rob Webster commented: “I would like to congratulate Jeremy Hunt on his reappointment and I look forward to continuing […]

    11th May 2015 | By | Reply More
    Join the Health Debate now

    Join the Health Debate now

    The Health Debate begins at 11am chaired by Sarah Montague of the BBC. Watch on line as Norman Lamb, Andy Burnham, Jeremy Hunt and Julia Reid debate the NHS and Social Care. Using hashtag #healthdebate follow @normanlamb @andyburnhammp @Jeremy_Hunt and @Julia_reid as they debate the future of care. Follow this link and get involved now http://www.healthdebate.net/ […]

    21st April 2015 | By | Reply More
    Mental Health Network responds to Jeremy Hunt’s proposal for real equality between mental and physical health

    Mental Health Network responds to Jeremy Hunt’s proposal for real equality between mental and physical health

    Mental Health Network responds to Jeremy Hunt announcement  to achieve real equality between mental and physical health Rebecca Cotton, director of policy for the Mental Health Network, said: “We are pleased to see the health secretary making this speech to mark World Mental Health Day. 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health […]

    10th October 2014 | By | Reply More
    Over sixty English cities commit to becoming dementia friendly

    Over sixty English cities commit to becoming dementia friendly

    The Alzheimer’s Society has today announced that over 60 towns and cities in England have committed to become dementia-friendly. Commitment from 63 communities has exceeded the ambition set in the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia to engage 20 communities in the Dementia Friendly Communities programme by 2015 by more than three times. This news comes […]

    28th July 2014 | By | Reply More
    Failing care services will be supported by CQC’s special measures

    Failing care services will be supported by CQC’s special measures

    United Kingdom Homecare Association, the professional body for domiciliary care providers, has welcomed the Secretary of State for Health’s proposals to develop a new regime to deliver rapid improvement in those small number of social care providers in England who fail to meet regulatory requirements. The regime, to be operated by the statutory regulator, the […]

    18th July 2014 | By | Reply More
    Independent Age responds to Special Measures

    Independent Age responds to Special Measures

    In response to Jeremy Hunt’s announcement of plans for special measures in care homes, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, said:       “Jeremy Hunt’s plan to put failing care homes onto special measures is welcome. But the challenge will be to make what’s worked successfully in health also work in social care […]

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