Social care digital innovation projects announced news

June 22, 2018

Twelve councils have been chosen by NHS Digital and the Local Government Association to share funding to explore social care digital innovation ideas and how technology could help shape the future of social care. Scoping proposals range from how biometric technology might be used to assist people with learning disabilities Read the full article…

Charities call for action on the sleep-in crisis news

June 21, 2018

As the sector awaits the Court of Appeal’s ruling on sleep-ins, representatives of approximately half of all organisations who provide care services to people with learning disabilities in the UK have written to the Chair of the Charity Commission asking her to take action on the sleep-in crisis. 34 organisations Read the full article…

Workforce Development Fund 2018 open for applications news

June 20, 2018

The Workforce Development Fund 2018 is now open for applications. Adult social care employers in England can claim contributions from the Workforce Development Fund, a limited pot of money towards the costs of employees completing adult social care qualifications and learning programmes between 1st January 2018 and 31st March 2019. Read the full article…

Green Paper is to be delayed until Autumn news

June 19, 2018

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hunt MP announced yesterday that the Green Paper is to be delayed until Autumn and the funding profile of the sector ‘will not be settled until the spending review’. Speaking in the House of Commons about the Prime Minister’s announcement Read the full article…

Prime Minister to announce more funding for the NHS news

June 18, 2018

The Prime Minister is to announce more funding for the NHS after speaking on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC 1 yesterday and writing in the Mail on Sunday. However, this is not expected to include social care. The headline figure in the Prime Minister’s announcement of more funding for Read the full article…

Contingency planning in social care: guidance news

June 14, 2018

The Care Provider Alliance, whose members represent the independent and voluntary organisations which provide adult social care services in England, has published some practical guidance to help providers with contingency planning in social care. The guidance Developing Contingency Plans for Adult Social Care Services has been developed as part of a Read the full article…

ADASS Budget Survey 2018: ‘Short-term funding must continue’ news

June 12, 2018

NHS pressures and care market failures across the country mean short-term funding must continue, according to the ADASS Budget Survey 2018. Despite a welcome injection of short-term funding into the sector, adult social care across the country faces care market failures, reduced investment in prevention, and the knock-on effects from Read the full article…

Inquiry into integrated care finds more communication is needed news

June 11, 2018

The Government and NHS must improve how they communicate health and social care reforms to the public, according to the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s inquiry into integrated care. Integrated Care: Organisations, Partnerships and Systems states that services need to change to reflect the increasingly complex health and care needs Read the full article…