Poll reveals urgent need for social care reform news

March 2, 2021

A major poll of politicians from across the political spectrum carried out by YouGov, on behalf of the Health for Care coalition, reveals the pressing need for widespread social care reform. As the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak prepares to set out his budgetary statement on 3rd March 2021, Read the full article…

Care England and NCF publish Budget calls news

March 1, 2021

As the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak prepares to set out his Budget statement on 3rd March 2021, two leading social care organisations have published their calls on the Government. Care England has written to the Chancellor urging him to make good on the Government’s commitment to adult social Read the full article…

R&RA calls for CQC to monitor care home compliance news

February 26, 2021

The Relatives & Residents Association (R&RA) is calling for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to monitor care homes’ compliance with new Government visiting guidance. This forms part of the charity’s six point plan on the change needed to end isolation in care. R&RA’s six point plan sets out the charity’s Read the full article…

NHS Digital publishes local authority workforce figures news

February 25, 2021

The latest statistics on adult social care staff employed by local authorities in England have been published today by NHS Digital. The report, Personal Social Services: Staff of Social Services Departments, England 2020 covers the 114,100 jobs in local authorities in adult social care services – accounting for approximately 6.9% Read the full article…

Vaccine priority for people with learning disabilities news

February 24, 2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised the Government and the NHS to invite more people with learning disabilities to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Those with severe learning disabilities are already included in the priority group six, while adults with less severe conditions are not prioritised but the Read the full article…

New study reviews digital treatment for osteoarthritis news

February 23, 2021

According to a study, published today, first-line treatment of knee osteoarthritis is effectively delivered digitally without a need for traditional face-to-face physiotherapy visits. The study is the first randomised controlled trial to take place and offers some initial results. Researchers said the use of digital first-line treatment could reduce pressure Read the full article…

Call to resume care home visits by 1st March news

February 18, 2021

The National Care Forum (NCF) joins colleagues Age UK, Relatives and Residents Association (R&RA) , John’s Campaign, Rights for Residents and the Registered Nursing Homes Association to call on the Government to resume care home visits by 1st March 2021. The group of organisations and charities working with and on Read the full article…

Report investigates housing for people with dementia news

February 17, 2021

A report published today from the All-Party Parliament Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People which was jointly written by the Housing LIN’s co-dementia lead, Katey Twyford, and the Housing LIN’s CEO Jeremy Porteus, has found that progress in developing suitable homes for those living with dementia has Read the full article…

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