Nominations open for the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards news

July 26, 2021

CMM is delighted to announce that the nominations for the highly regarded Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards are now open. The Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards were originally created to celebrate the work of small, not-for-profit providers who didn’t necessarily have a PR team or lots of resource to dedicate Read the full article…

Mandatory vaccination law passed news

July 23, 2021

Parliament voted to approve the draft Regulations on mandatory double vaccination for anyone entering a registered care home in England, unless they are clinically exempt, subject to a short list of exemptions. The MP vote took place on 13th July. There is a 16 week grace period from when the Read the full article…

CQC publishes care homes COVID-19 data news

July 22, 2021

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published new data yesterday, outlining death notifications involving COVID-19 received from individual care homes between 10th April 2020 and 31st March 2021. More than 39,000 care home deaths were recorded over the period. The highest number of care home deaths over the period were registered Read the full article…

New strategy to improve the lives of autistic people news

July 21, 2021

The Government has launched a new multi-million-pound strategy today, to help improve the lives of autistic people. Backed by nearly £75m in the first year, it aims to speed up diagnosis and improve support and care for autistic people. The funding includes £40m through the NHS Long Term Plan to Read the full article…

Social Care leaders share workforce vision news

July 20, 2021

Adult social care leaders have come together for the first time to offer a collective vision of what should be in a workforce strategy for the growing sector. The leaders of Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Care Provider Alliance (CPA), Care and Support Alliance (CSA), Local Government Read the full article…

New self-isolation rule for health and social care staff news

July 20, 2021

The Department of Health and Social care announced a new self-isolation rule for health and social care staff this week. Double vaccinated frontline NHS and social care staff in England, who have been told to self-isolate, will be permitted to attend work in exceptional circumstances and replaced by testing mitigations Read the full article…

Updated guidance for visits out of care homes news

July 16, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) updated guidance last night, relating to visits out of care homes. The guidance applies from 19th July 2021. It accompanies the Government roadmap to ease restrictions across England and replaces all previous guidance on visits outside of the care home. The Government Read the full article…

ADASS Spring Survey 2021 news

July 15, 2021

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Care Services (ADASS) published its 2021 Spring Survey this week. The ADASS survey was completed between April and June by 147 (97%) of the 152 principal councils in England responsible for adult social services. Directors of social services report that almost 75,000 disabled Read the full article…

Care England launches new vision news

July 13, 2021

Care England has today launched its vision for adult social care, We Care For England. The vision calls on the Government to deliver a new system of support in which health and social care systems act in a coordinated fashion, focused around the person and are financed adequately and appropriately. Read the full article…

Unfair To Care report news

July 9, 2021

One of Britain’s biggest social care charities, Community Integrated Care, has developed Unfair To Care, a new report examining the social care workforce crisis. The research indicates that many social care workers would be paid up to 39% more – an additional £7,000 – if they worked in other public-funded Read the full article…

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