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The Open University calls for social care reform news

January 20, 2021

The Open University is today calling for significant reform in adult social work and social care to aid the sectors’ recovery from COVID-19. In its new report, The path forward for social care in England, the Open University’s School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care has made a number of recommendations Read the full article…

Urgent call for social care funding and new recruits news

January 14, 2021

The Association of Directors of Adults Social Services (ADASS) has warned today that the social care sector needs immediate funding and new recruits to support its exhausted workforce. ADASS said an immediate cash injection needs to happen to ensure that vital services for older people, disabled people, families and carers Read the full article…

CQC and Healthwatch urge unpaid carers to share feedback news

January 12, 2021

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Healthwatch England are calling for feedback from unpaid carers following a year which has seen enormous challenges for those working in the health and social care sector, those using services and their loved ones. The CQC and Healthwatch said unpaid carers have played a Read the full article…

NCF warns of social care staff pressures news

January 11, 2021

The National Care Forum (NCF) has issued an early warning detailing how care providers are under pressure across the country and have been hit hard by staff absences associated with high levels of community transmission of COVID-19. The NCF asked care providers, in a snapshot survey, to give details of Read the full article…

Webinar: LESS COVID-19 news

January 6, 2021

Care Management Matters will be hosting a webinar alongside The National Care Forum on Thursday 14th January, which will share key findings from a new report: ‘LESS COVID-19’ – a report conducted by the National Care Forum (NCF), NICHE Leeds, and The University of Leeds. The report, LESS COVID-19: Learning Read the full article…

New grant to support increased care home testing news

January 5, 2021

In a bid to increase care home testing, £149m has been made available in a new Government grant. According to the UK Government, the money will be made available early this year and will be distributed via local authorities. Allocations of the grant are also said to be announced early Read the full article…

NHS expands COVID-19 vaccination programmes news

January 4, 2021

The first people have received the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine today as the NHS expands COVID-19 vaccination programmes across the UK. GPs and local vaccination services have been asked to ensure every care home resident in their local area is vaccinated by the end of January. The Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine Read the full article…

New care home guidance for tier 4 areas news

December 21, 2020

New guidance issued by The Department of Health and Social care has banned close-contact care home visits in Tier 4 areas. According to the latest guidance, visits to care homes can take place with arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, or behind windows. However, close-contact indoor visits supported by Read the full article…

Urgent call to review carers’ breaks news

December 18, 2020

Carers UK is calling on the Government to urgently review carers’ breaks services and invest in them to ensure carers can take a significant break over the winter. Unpaid carers looking after older, disabled and seriously ill relatives say they are facing a bleak holiday, with the majority telling Carers Read the full article…

NCF releases Pulse Survey results news

December 17, 2020

The National Care Forum (NCF) has shared the results of its second Pulse Survey of the adult social care sector, to provide in-depth analysis of how adult social care providers are operating during the second wave of COVID-19. Working together with market research agency, Information by Design, the survey was Read the full article…

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