Three adult social care reports from NHS Digital news

October 22, 2019

Three adult social care reports have been published by NHS Digital today. The reports include the latest statistics on those receiving adult social care in England and cover a range of topics, from how people feel about the care they receive, to the latest statistics on social care activity and Read the full article…

Young people would consider social care career news

October 21, 2019

Phase two of the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC’s) recruitment campaign has revealed that younger people in England aged 18-34 are the most likely to consider applying for a job in adult social care. The When you care, every day makes a difference adult social care campaign aims Read the full article…

Commitment to a shared vision for older people news

October 17, 2019

A statement by Public Health England (PHE) and the Centre for Ageing Better has set out a shared vision for making England the best place in the world to grow old. It is the first time that such a wide range of organisations have come together to voice their intention Read the full article…

Second phase of recruitment campaign launched news

October 16, 2019

Recruitment and retention has long been an issue which the social care sector has struggled with. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched phase two of its campaign to get more people working in adult social care. When you care, every day makes a difference focuses on Read the full article…

CQC State of Care report published news

October 15, 2019

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual assessment of health and social care in England. The state of health care and adult social care in England 2018/19 maintains that, overall; the quality of care across England is improving slightly though the care sector is one of continual challenge Read the full article…

Sector responds to Queen’s Speech news

October 14, 2019

Today the Queen delivered her speech in the House of Lords, her longest since 2014. There were 26 proposed bills and in reference to adult social care, the Queen said, ‘My Government will bring forward proposals to reform adult social care in England to ensure dignity in old age. My Read the full article…

Long-term social care plan is vital news

October 11, 2019

In anticipation of the Queen’s Speech next week on 14 October, Julie Ogley, President of Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has written to the Minister and Shadow Ministers to restate the importance of looking at long-term funding and a plan for adult social care so that everybody Read the full article…

Brexit update for social care providers news

October 10, 2019

A letter from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has been published detailing steps adult social care providers can put in place to get ready for Brexit on 31st October. The letter, written by Jonathan Marron, Director General of Community and Social Care, highlights some of the steps Read the full article…

Independent Age calls for statutory appeals process news

October 9, 2019

Today Independent Age has launched a report focusing on how people can challenge decisions about the care and support they receive. The Reviewing the case: The right to appeal in adult social care report is calling on the government to introduce a statutory appeals process for adult social care so Read the full article…

Employers urged to encourage uptake of flu jab news

October 8, 2019

As the weather is set to turn, Skills for Care is calling on adult social care employers to help them encourage their staff and those who use their services to get a free flu jab this winter. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) states that frontline health and Read the full article…