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Care cap funding is a ‘drop in the ocean’

August 3, 2022 | Funding

Julie Tyas, Senior Qualified and Registered Social Worker and Senior Social Care Consultant, Access Health, Support & Care, shares her views on the care cap funding announcement.

A digital cage is still a cage

June 24, 2022 | Neil Crowther and Lorna McGregor | Data & digital

How can new and emerging digital technologies advance, rather than put at risk, the human rights of older people who draw on social care? On the face of it, technology presents exciting new possibilities for people in care. However, there is the danger it could in fact intrude and infringe Read the full article…

The cost-of-living crisis – The pressures on the care sector

June 15, 2022 | Kari Gerstheimer | Funding

Kari Gerstheimer, Chief Executive of Access Social Care, shares her opinion on the cost-of-living crisis and explains how its impacting the social care sector and the people it supports.  When are windfalls like swings and roundabouts? It might sound like a cryptic crossword clue, but when Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced Read the full article…

From combat to caring: Why Home From Home Care is an armed forces friendly employer

May 13, 2022 | Paul de Savary | Recruitment and staffing

Ex-Armed Forces personnel might not be the first people care providers think of when looking for new employees, but Paul de Savary of Home From Home Care tells us why this is a pool of talent the sector should not be ignoring. A few months ago, Home From Home Care Read the full article…

Mandatory vaccinations will have long-term effects on the care home sector 

March 31, 2022 | Neil Russell | COVID-19

The Government’s decision to revoke the need for compulsory vaccinations for care staff was the right one, but the damage has already been done – and it will have long-term effects on the sector, says Neil Russell, Chairman of PJ Care. 

Achieving gender equality in the care sector 

March 23, 2022 | Policy

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Lucy Campbell, CEO at Right at Home UK, shares how the organisation has successfully created opportunities for women to reach senior roles, details the importance of attracting more men to work in care, and explains why men must have a greater awareness of women’s Read the full article…

NCF: Our five Tests for Creating a Fair Price for Care 

March 23, 2022 | Liz Jones Policy Director of the National Care Forum | Funding

We welcome the Government’s vision for a fair price for care in the white paper, ‘Putting People at the Heart of Care’, and the further detail in the subsequent ministerial statement, ‘The Fair Cost of Care and Market Sustainability Fund: Purpose and Conditions for 2022-23’. The NCF has long campaigned for Read the full article…

Cyber security: Readying yourself for potential increased threats

March 23, 2022 | Daniel Casson, Care England’s Digital Transformation Adviser | Data & digital

There is general heightened awareness of the threat of cyber-attacks in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and care providers are not immune to the potential for disruption.  Daniel Casson, Care England’s Digital Transformation Adviser, gives instruction on how providers can protect themselves and their data.

Extending mandatory vaccination: what we’ve learnt and what’s to come

December 6, 2021 | COVID-19

The Government is pressing ahead with plans to extend its mandatory vaccination programme to the wider health and social care sector with effect from 1st April. Having spent the last few months working with care home providers to implement mandatory vaccination, James Sage, Partner in the Employment Team at Royds Withy King, says there are valuable Read the full article…

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