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Labour announce plans for the NHS and health and social care-Comments

Labour announce plans for the NHS and health and social care-Comments

With 100 days to go to the General Election 2015 Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham announced plans to reform the health and social care system today; “Joining up care from home to hospital,” is the party’s mantra and it is in tune with the policy aspirations of many health experts and think tanks. Labour is […]

January 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Burstow Commission – comment from Trevor Brocklebank, Home Instead

Burstow Commission – comment from Trevor Brocklebank, Home Instead

‘Betrayal of our elderly’, ‘Crisis looms as elderly see different carer every week’ – just some of the shocking headlines that dominate today’s national news media following the publication of a new report into the home care sector.   The Burstow Commission ‘Key to Care’ report follows an investigation chaired by Paul Burstow MP, former […]

December 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
How can homecare companies operate a decent care service as local authorites force bidding down?

How can homecare companies operate a decent care service as local authorites force bidding down?

As local authorities force down the value of care to £15 per hour or less a group of social care providers have vowed to continue in their fight to get fairer funding to look after older and disabled adults. Over the last 25 plus years many social care providers have been forced into closure as […]

August 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
CQC introduce special measures regime for care providers where there’s abuse, neglect and poor care

CQC introduce special measures regime for care providers where there’s abuse, neglect and poor care

  The Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced earlier today it will work together with the Adult Social Care sector to put together a new regime that will tackle failing care through special measures from April 2015. Andrea Sutcliffe, the Care Quality Commission’s Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, said: “In people’s homes and care homes […]

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