Public aren’t planning for end of life care news

February 15, 2019

New research from Which? Later Life Care has revealed that the majority of people surveyed are not planning for end of life care. Which? Later Life Care surveyed over 3,000 people to understand what arrangements people have in place for their own end of life care, or that of a Read the full article…

Unison granted leave to appeal sleep-ins ruling news

February 14, 2019

The sleep-ins saga will continue, it has been confirmed, as Unison is granted leave to appeal the Court of Appeal’s ruling on the issue. The case between Unison, acting on behalf of Tomlinson-Blake, and Mencap will now be reviewed by the Supreme Court. The decision, which is set to increase Read the full article…

Mandatory learning disability and autism training news

February 13, 2019

Government has announced plans to introduce mandatory learning disability and autism training for NHS and social care staff. As part of an eight-week consultation on the training, published today, Government is seeking the views of health and social care staff, employers, charities and people with a learning disability or on Read the full article…

Hft annual Sector Pulse Check news

February 12, 2019

Financial pressures could start to directly impact the vulnerable adults relying on social care, according to the Hft annual Sector Pulse Check. The charity’s annual report shows that the number of providers handing back contracts in the past 12 months has more than doubled. The independent research found that in 2018 Read the full article…

Supporting older people with learning disabilities news

February 11, 2019

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a draft quality standard on supporting older people with learning disabilities. The consultation on the quality standard closes at 5pm today. NICE has also produced an easy-read version of the quality standard alongside the full version. The final publication is Read the full article…

Report highlights social care postcode lottery news

February 8, 2019

A new report from Key, equity release advisers, highlights the social care postcode lottery across the UK, urging people to consider options for funding their care early. The report shows that people in some areas of the UK are up to four times more likely to be fully-funded, with those Read the full article…

VODG backs focus on restraint training news

February 7, 2019

Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) is backing a renewed focus on restraint training by the Restraint Reduction Network (RRN), which has led the development of the national training standards. There has been a lack of quality assurance for restraint training and too often training focuses on restrictive interventions, without sufficient Read the full article…

Reform of social care is urgently needed news

February 6, 2019

Age UK is calling on Government to publish its social care green paper, saying that the funding and reform of social care is urgently needed. This comes as the charity reports that more than 50,000 older people have now died while waiting for care during the 700 days since the Read the full article…

Call for better employment rights for carers news

February 5, 2019

Carers UK is calling for better employment rights for carers, as research finds more than 600 people a day are forced to quit work to care for older and disabled relatives. This new research, conducted by Carers UK, reveals that 2.6 million people have quit their job to care for Read the full article…

NHSmail for care providers news

February 4, 2019

Care providers can now access NHSmail, a free email service to enable easier sharing of data between health and social care organisations, by completing the entry level of the online Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT). NHSmail is a secure and efficient way of sharing clinical and care information with health Read the full article…