Homecare sector struggling news

December 12, 2018

A lack of both funding and staff is resulting in the homecare sector struggling to stay afloat in some areas, according to a new report from The King’s Fund and the University of York. Home care in England: views from commissioners and providers has found that the market for homecare Read the full article…

Preparations for a no-deal Brexit news

December 10, 2018

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has written to health and social care providers to update them on Government’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit. Following a letter on 23 August which set out the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC’s) plans for a potential no-deal Brexit, Matt Read the full article…

Use of restrictive interventions news

December 7, 2018

The Care Quality Commission is to conduct a review of the use of restrictive interventions in inpatient and residential settings. It will also be making recommendations about how these interventions should be used. The review has been commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock Read the full article…

Review of the Mental Health Act: final report news

December 6, 2018

The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 has set out recommendations for Government on how the Act and associated practice need to change. The review looked at: Rising rates of detention under the Act. The disproportionate number of people from black and minority ethnic groups detained under the Read the full article…

Care Home Open Day 2019 news

December 5, 2018

Care England, National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) and National Care Forum (NCF) are working together to support Care Home Open Day 2019. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says, ‘We have learned so much from the previous seven years of Care Home Open Day and 2019 is Read the full article…

Learning Disability and Autism Leaders List: winners announced news

December 4, 2018

Leading individuals living with learning disabilities and/or autism have been awarded in the Dimensions Learning Disability and Autism Leaders List 2018. From pressing for change in local communities or on a national stage, to achievements in sport, arts, entertainment, work and education, the 60 winners are breaking through stereotypes and Read the full article…

Anchor Hanover Group news

December 3, 2018

Anchor Hanover Group has been formed from the successful merger of Hanover Housing Association and Anchor Trust. With more than 60,000 homes across 1,700 locations, supported by more than 9,000 colleagues, the new organisation formally launches today. Anchor Hanover Group operates in more than 90% of local councils in England. Read the full article…

NCF Board members: new appointments news

November 30, 2018

The National Care Forum (NCF) held its Annual General Meeting yesterday and has announced the appointment of four new NCF Board members. The new members will be: Martin D’Mello, Group Director of Housing Care & Support, One Housing. Martin Farrow, Chief Executive, Optalis. Dan Hayes, Chief Executive, The Orders of Read the full article…

Carers’ employment rights news

November 29, 2018

Government needs to urgently implement new carers’ employment rights and work with employers to better support carers in the workplace, according to a new report from the Work Foundation. The research, based on an evidence review and a workshop attended by carers, charities and government officials, highlights the profound impact Read the full article…

Ombudsman’s annual review of complaints news

November 28, 2018

Social care pressures are being reflected in the quality of people’s support, according to the Ombudsman’s annual review of complaints. Michael King, Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) says, ‘It’s no longer just one-off mistakes; we’re seeing problems with systems, policies and the way procedures are being applied.’ Over Read the full article…