CQC State of Care 2020/21 news

October 22, 2021

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), England’s independent health and adult social care regulator, has published its State of Care 2020/21. State of Care examines the sector’s trends, shines a spotlight on examples of good and outstanding care and focusses on actions contributing towards high-quality care. The report also highlights potential Read the full article…

Homecare Association calls for greater recognition of sector news

October 20, 2021

The Homecare Association has called on the Government to address the issues facing the social care sector and said the Homecare sector needs ‘more recognition than rationing.’ New research from the Homecare Association, published in conjunction with YouGov, suggests that 91% of MPs and 85% of the general public agreed Read the full article…

Hallmark Foundation launches ‘Care 2030’ report news

October 19, 2021

Hallmark Foundation, the independent charity published ‘Care 2030’ this week  ̶  a vision paper outlining priorities for care. The six priorities for action focus on choice and control, workforce, integration, housing, technology and family carers – all key issues as the Government prepares its spending review and social care white Read the full article…

Social care charity makes £5 million investment in pay news

October 18, 2021

Community Integrated Care, a social care charity, has unveiled a landmark £5m investment in employee pay, reward, and wellbeing. The new investment includes a new basic hourly rate for its Support Workers of £9.70 per hour in England and £10.20 in Scotland. This new comprehensive 3-year employee investment strategy is Read the full article…

New ONS figures on self-funded care news

October 15, 2021

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), published today, reveals that between 2019 and 2020 there were approximately 143,774 (36.7%) self-funded care home residents. Last year, the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) published papers outlining gaps in evidence in social care across the four nations of the UK. The research suggested Read the full article…

Care Minister to deliver speech on housing with care news

October 14, 2021

The newly appointed Minister for Care and Mental Health, Gillian Keegan MP, will give a special address at the  housing-with-care ARCO conference on 3rd November. Keegan was recently handed the role of Care Minister by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, at a time when social care reform is high on the Read the full article…

Skills for Care publishes state of care workforce report news

October 13, 2021

Skills for Care has published its new report today: The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the adult social care workforce in England and the characteristics of the 1.54 million people working in it. Topics covered include Changes Read the full article…

COVID lessons learned report published news

October 12, 2021

The House of Commons and Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committee have published their report, ‘Coronavirus: Lessons learned to date, examining the initial UK response to the COVID pandemic’. The 150-page report contains 38 recommendations to the Government and public bodies and draws on evidence from Read the full article…

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