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Additional winter funding to help adult social care news

October 1, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that it will be extending its financial support for the adult social care sector this winter. The sector has been calling for confirmation that there will be an extension for some time. This week, The National Care Forum (NCF) asked Read the full article…

Extend emergency social care funding, says NCF news

September 30, 2021

The last remaining dedicated funding for the social care sector, to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, will come to an end today. The National Care Forum (NCF) has asked the Government to ‘Think people first’ and said that the difficulties facing the sector are still present. Some of the Read the full article…

Scrap mandatory vaccine date, says UNISON news

September 17, 2021

UNISON, the public service union, believes mandatory vaccination should be scrapped or thousands of people may lose out on the support they need. Care workers must have had their first vaccination this week (Thursday 16th September) to beat the Government’s deadline of 11th November to be double-jabbed or be banned Read the full article…

DHSC publishes COVID-19 Winter Plan news

September 15, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published its autumn and winter COVID-19 plan this week. Prior to the latest Government announcements, Stephen Chandler, ADASS President, said, ‘Adult social care must be central to the Winter Plan and not an afterthought. We hope that the plan incorporates the recommendations Read the full article…

Mandatory vaccines for health staff considered news

September 9, 2021

The Government is seeking views on plans for staff in health and care settings in England to be required to have COVID-19 and flu vaccines to protect vulnerable people. A six-week consultation will be launched today, looking at whether requirements should apply for health and wider social care workers: those Read the full article…

Remembrance campaign launches news

September 7, 2021

Social care organisations across England have joined together today to launch #RememberSocialCare ― a campaign to honour the work of the adult social care workforce during the pandemic, and those we sadly lost. A total of 21 organisations, supported by the Department of Health and Social Care and Minister of Read the full article…

JCVI issues advice on third dose vaccination news

September 2, 2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is advising that people with severely weakened immune systems should have a third vaccine dose as part of their primary COVID-19 vaccination schedule. According to the JCVI, this third dose should be offered to people over 12 years who were severely immunosuppressed at Read the full article…

Social care managers call for Government inquiry news

August 20, 2021

The Outstanding Manager Network, which represents more than 5,700 care managers, sent a letter to the Health and Social Care Committee this week expressing concern about the current state of the social care sector. Key areas highlighted in the letter included concerns over the safety and sustainability of services, the Read the full article…

Self-isolation to be removed for double jabbed news

August 13, 2021

From Monday 16th August, most double vaccinated health and social care staff who are close contacts of cases will be able to routinely return to work, provided they have had a negative PCR test. Daily LFD tests will need to be taken for 10 days as a precaution. Staff working Read the full article…

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