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Reach Out and Help Out campaign news

October 19, 2020

A nationwide Reach Out and Help Out campaign is being launched to help recognise and support professional and personal carers across the UK who have sacrificed so much for others throughout the pandemic. The #ReachOutAndHelpOut initiative is aimed at helping to connect carers and care workers with others, by encouraging Read the full article…

State of Care report 2019/20 news

October 16, 2020

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released its annual State of Care report for 2019/20, looking at the quality of care over the past year. This includes the period before the full impact of COVID-19 began and CQC’s routine inspections were suspended as a result of the pandemic. The State Read the full article…

Call for housing-with-care taskforce news

October 15, 2020

The UK’s retirement community operators have issued a call for a Government taskforce to help tackle the obstacles which are holding back the growth in supply of good quality housing-with-care for older people. At the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) AGM, operators threw their weight behind the initiative which is Read the full article…

New report from TLAP Insight Group news

October 14, 2020

A new report from the Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Insight Group highlights how the first phase of the coronavirus pandemic affected people who use care and support services. The Insight Group brought together TLAP partners and allies to build an understanding of the impact and experiences of COVID-19 on Read the full article…

NCF LESS COVID report news

October 8, 2020

The National Care Forum (NCF) has launched the report LESS COVID: Learning by Experience and Supporting the Care Home Sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. Created in partnership with the University of Leeds, the report details the findings from research into the experiences of frontline care home and NHS staff caring Read the full article…

Minds that matter report news

October 7, 2020

In its new Minds that matter report, Independent Age states that just 6% of people receiving NHS talking therapy in England are aged over 65. The charity suggests that this 6% figure is too low given the age profile of the population – with 18% aged 65 and over – Read the full article…

IHS Reimbursement Scheme news

October 1, 2020

International health and care staff will not have to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) from today due to a reimbursement scheme announced by Government. Overseas NHS and care workers are now able to claim their reimbursement from the surcharge, fulfilling a pledge made by the Prime Minister in May. Read the full article…

Funding to recruit mental health social workers news

September 29, 2020

More than 10,000 people living with serious mental illness will receive support from 480 new mental health social workers, thanks to a £27m funding boost for the charity Think Ahead. The new funding will help recruit and train a new wave of mental health social workers, who will form part Read the full article…

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Conference 2020 news

September 28, 2020

The CMM Insight Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Care Conference 2020 will be going digital and will now be held as a free-to-attend online Zoom webinar. Taking place on 8th October this year, the exclusively online conference promises to be packed full of high-interest topics and speakers renowned for their expertise. Read the full article…

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