New UKHCA Minimum Price for Homecare news

January 21, 2020

The United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) has revealed its new calculation for the Minimum Price for Homecare for 2020. This follows the announcement of the upcoming increase in the UK’s statutory National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW). UKHCA’s Minimum Price is widely recognised within the social care Read the full article…

Loneliness Annual Report 2020 news

January 20, 2020

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has published its first Loneliness Annual Report 2020. It looks at tackling loneliness in the UK and provides an update on the progress made since the publication of the cross-government Loneliness Strategy in October 2018. The report states that Government’s goal remains Read the full article…

Care England calls for recognition for social care news

January 17, 2020

Ahead of the 2020 Budget, Care England has called for recognition for social care, and for this  to be at the heart of the new Government. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, said, ‘The Prime Minister has been vocal in his support for finding a long-term, sustainable Read the full article…

Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities news

January 16, 2020

NHS Digital has today published information on the health and care of people with learning disabilities in 2018-19. Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities: Experimental Statistics: 2018 to 2019 examines trends in the key health issues for people who have a learning disability according to their GP records. Read the full article…

Digital, data and technology project news

January 15, 2020

A voluntary sector collaboration has launched a new digital, data and technology project to support adult social care providers with data and cyber security. The project that seeks to better understand the digital, data and technology issues faced by social care providers that support working-age adults, and how best to Read the full article…

Skills for Care Accolades 2020 news

January 14, 2020

There’s less than two weeks to go until the Skills for Care Accolades 2020 awards evening and finalists have been announced. Held on 22nd January, this event rewards those working in adult social care to develop the workforce across the sector. Skills for Care’s Interim Chief Executive, Andy Tilden said, Read the full article…

Council funding of older people’s care news

January 13, 2020

New figures from Care England show the state of council funding of older people’s care. Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has a list of 30 councils that pay under £500 per week for an older person in an independent (charitable or private) Read the full article…

Where the Arts Belong project news

January 10, 2020

The results of the first stage of a study looking at how arts can be used in new care settings are in. The findings of the Where the Arts Belong (WTAB) project suggest it has had a very positive impact on the quality of life of residents who took part. Read the full article…

New Northamptonshire Care Conference news

January 9, 2020

A new care conference is being introduced for Northamptonshire care providers this year. Launching in March 2020, the conference will cover a broad range of topical subjects important to the social care sector. Speakers will present their thoughts on the local landscape and how national issues are impacting businesses in Read the full article…

Research to improve lives of older people news

January 8, 2020

Researchers from Northumbria University are asking adults aged 65 or over to assist with their latest research into reducing loneliness in older people and improving function in everyday tasks. There are nearly 12 million people aged 65 and above in the UK. In 50 years, it’s projected that there will Read the full article…