Care England response on market sustainability news

January 17, 2022

Care England has responded to the Government’s proposals to ensure market sustainability and a fair cost of care, outlining key issues, questions, and concerns. Care England’s detailed document is in response to the key issues raised by the Charging Reform and Fair Rate for Care proposals and the associated Social Read the full article…

Extension of free PPE for adult social care sector news

January 14, 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced the extension of free PPE for the adult social care sector – until 31st March 2023. Throughout October 2021, the Government conducted a public consultation on whether to extend the central, free provision of all items of PPE provided to Read the full article…

Increased pressures faced by care sector raises concern news

January 13, 2022

A new survey published by the National Care Forum (NCF) reveals that the impact of the Omicron variant and the limitations of Government support on the frontline, is mounting the pressure faced by the social care sector. Those working on the frontline describe the situation today as ‘grim, difficult and Read the full article…

New report calls for increased housing provision news

January 10, 2022

The House of Lords’ Built Environment Committee has published a new report, which concludes that the Government must address barriers to building much needed new homes. The Government has set an ambitious target for 300,000 new homes per year (net additions) and one million new homes by 2024. In Chapter Read the full article…

Global dementia cases to triple by 2050 news

January 7, 2022

New data shows global dementia cases are set to triple by 2050 –  an estimated 153 million people will be living with dementia by 2050. A global collaboration of researchers estimated global dementia prevalence from 1990 to 2019. They then used information about trends in risk factors for dementia to Read the full article…

Coalition writes to leaders to end isolation in care news

January 6, 2022

A coalition of organisations wrote to local health and care leaders calling on them to end harmful isolation practices and to help promote the rights of people in care. Organisations representing both care providers and users signed the joint letter highlighting the ‘severe, detrimental impact’ isolation from family and friends Read the full article…

Care workers added to shortage occupation list news

January 5, 2022

The Government has announced that care staff will be added to the Shortage Occupation List in response to pandemic pressures, following temporary changes to the health and care visa. This boost follows the recommendation from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to make care workers and home carers eligible for the Read the full article…

New funding to support COVID-19 response news

January 5, 2022

As the new year begins, the Government will provide an extra £60m of funding support to local authorities to support the adult social care response to COVID-19. The Adult Social Care Omicron Support Fund is on top of the £388m infection control and testing fund announced earlier in the year Read the full article…

Report reviews global impact of COVID-19 in care homes news

December 22, 2021

A new report published by Collateral Global has reviewed the impact of COVID-19 on care homes across the globe. Collateral Global is a UK registered Charity dedicated to researching, understanding and communicating the effectiveness and collateral impacts of the Mandated Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (MNPIs) taken by governments worldwide in response to Read the full article…

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