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Chief Social Worker report news

May 12, 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care and the Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn Romeo, have published their annual report. It highlights key achievements of the past year and sets out objectives for the sector as it looks ahead to 2022/23. According to the Chief Social Worker for Adults’ Read the full article…

Increased NHS-funded nursing care news

May 11, 2022

The standard rate provided for NHS-funded nursing care has increased from £187.60 to £209.19 for 2022-23 and will be backdated to 1 April. Increased funding for nursing in care homes will support tens of thousands of care home residents with nursing needs, including those with learning and physical disabilities, with Read the full article…

Study of attitudes towards social care news

May 9, 2022

A new study of public attitudes towards social care in Wales following the COVID-19 pandemic has been published. The research, conducted by Dr Simon Williams, a Psychology lecturer at Swansea University, commissioned by Senedd Cymru and produced in consultation with Senedd Research, comprised an online survey which was completed by Read the full article…

New COVID-19 testing guidance published news

April 1, 2022

New guidance outlining free COVID-19 tests for specific groups, including care home residents and staff was published this week. However, free testing for the general public ends from today (1st April) as part of the Living with COVID plan which last month set out the Government’s strategy to live with Read the full article…

CQC publishes new carers research news

March 15, 2022

New research published today by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) shows that two thirds of unpaid carers view a lower standard of care during the COVID crises as unacceptable, despite the massive pressures that care services and carers are under. This comes as CQC calls on feedback from carers to Read the full article…

New reports on living through COVID-19 news

March 10, 2022

The Centre for Ageing Better has published two new reports, based on research conducted by NatCen Social Research, examining volunteering and community connectedness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first report, Volunteering and helping out in the COVID-19 outbreak, aims to understand the patterns of formal volunteering and informal support that Read the full article…

Outbreak funding must continue news

February 24, 2022

Government must continue to provide outbreak funding for local public health teams to manage COVID-19 locally, councils in England have said. The Local Government Association (LGA) – who represent councils in England and Wales – and the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) have warned that if outbreak funding Read the full article…

Social care staff omitted news

February 22, 2022

Health and social care staff have been omitted from those staying entitled to free testing as the remaining COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Staff are currently required to test twice weekly to minimise asymptomatic transmission to vulnerable people. Under the proposed Government plans, care home residents, hospital patients and other vulnerable Read the full article…

Social care in self-isolation news

February 14, 2022

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has confirmed that social care had the highest workforce percentage in self-isolation on 29 January. The ONS publishes regular estimates of the proportion of the UK workforce by work sector and the proportion of the working-age population (regardless of employment status) by country that Read the full article…

Government eases social care restrictions news

January 27, 2022

Government is easing social care restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in adult social care. Government has cited the the success of the booster programme in allowing the following social care restrictions to be eased: Unlimited visiting for care home residents to Read the full article…

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