Petition to fix issues faced by social care news

August 16, 2019

More than 150,000 members of the public and over 50 health leaders have signed a petition for Government to fix the issues faced by social care. In what is believed to be the largest petition of its kind, the Prime Minister is urged to end the vast cuts in social Read the full article…

Care Innovation Challenge winner announced news

August 15, 2019

A winner has been announced in the Care Innovation Challenge 2019, a competition for entrepreneurs to come up with new ideas and businesses to resolve some of the sector’s biggest pressures. Run by Care Innovation Hub, an organisation looking to transform the care sector with fresh ideas, the competition saw Read the full article…

Food and drink guidance from VODG news

August 14, 2019

New food and drink guidance from VODG has been produced in a partnership with Lancaster University. The university is working with the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) to publish a document for social care providers, outlining good practice on food and drink provision for people using care services. The Learning Disability Read the full article…

Guidance: Preparing for a no-deal Brexit news

August 13, 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care has released guidance exploring what adult social care providers and local authorities need to do when preparing for a no-deal Brexit. This guidance sets out the actions providers should take before and after Brexit, to plan for and manage any potential service disruption Read the full article…

Skills for Care signs up to Prevention Concordat news

August 12, 2019

Skills for Care has signed up to the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health, which brings organisations together to tackle poor mental health. The Prevention Concordat, co-ordinated by Public Health England, is the first group of agencies from across the community and social care sectors that have come together to Read the full article…

First-tier Tribunal rules in favour of CQC news

August 9, 2019

A First-tier Tribunal has ruled in favour of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC’s) decision to refuse an application submitted by Lifeways Community Care to vary a condition of its registration. Lifeways, a care provider for people with a learning disability, autism or mental health issue, was seeking to add another Read the full article…

Funding for research into social care news

August 8, 2019

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has announced projects which will receive a share of £2.5m of funding for research into social care. This comes as part of the organisation’s commitment to improving social care and building research in the sector. Twelve new projects have been funded, ranging from Read the full article…

Public support tax rises for social care news

August 7, 2019

GMB has found that almost three quarters of the general public support tax rises for social care as part of a survey conducted on its behalf. Of the 1,024 people polled, 73% said they would be in favour of a tax increase to pay for adult social care. There was Read the full article…

Adult social care workforce growing news

August 6, 2019

The adult social care workforce in England is growing, according to Skills for Care’s most recent report. The Size and structure of the adult social care sector and workforce in England, 2019 report used data from the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) supplied by employers. It shows that Read the full article…