Campaign to recognise Care Workers news

December 1, 2020

The Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) has launched a new campaign today that aims to recognise the nation’s care workers. The IHM has joined forces with The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC), National Care Forum (NCF) and Thank And Praise (TAP), to promote the vital role of those working in social Read the full article…

Abuse of older people at ‘unprecedented levels’ news

November 30, 2020

Abuse of older people is at ‘unprecedented levels’ warns UK safer ageing charity, Hourglass, as new data emerges revealing that nearly 2.7m UK citizens over the age of 65 are thought to have been abused. The Growing old in the UK 2020 survey was initially commissioned in February 2020 by the charity Read the full article…

Survey: Loneliness greater worry than COVID-19 news

November 27, 2020

A new Survey has revealed almost one in six over-65s worry more about loneliness than COVID-19. More than 500 over-65s took part in the Survey, which was conducted earlier this month by SECOM CareTech, a telecare provider for elderly and disabled people. It found over half of elderly adults were Read the full article…

Sector responds to Spending Review news

November 26, 2020

Wednesday 25th November saw the announcement of the Government’s one-year Comprehensive Spending Review.  The social care sector has responded to this announcement with disappointment. The review’s promises included £3bn for the NHS, a £300m Social Care Grant, £254m for homelessness and a £4.3bn commitment to tackle the impending jobs crisis. In Read the full article…

NCF says more resource is needed for Winter Plan news

November 25, 2020

The National Care Forum (NCF) has stated that more resource, in terms of both staff time and money, is needed to implement the testing regime in the COVID-19 Winter Plan. The plan expands the testing available to care homes, seeing the current weekly testing for staff increase to twice weekly Read the full article…

Chancellor must invest in homecare says UKHCA news

November 24, 2020

A new survey commissioned by United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) shows the need for the Chancellor to use this week’s Spending Review to invest in homecare. The survey conducted by YouGov has shown that 9 out of 10 (92%) people aged 65 years and over agreed that people would prefer Read the full article…

Report: ADASS Autumn Survey news

November 23, 2020

An Autumn Survey of more than 100 councils by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) offers some of the first hard evidence of the debilitating effects of the COVID-19 emergency on society. Tens of thousands of people are turning to social services for urgent help because of Read the full article…

Report: Infection prevention and control inspection news

November 20, 2020

In response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have introduced their Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) inspections report. The report: ‘How care homes managed infection prevention and control during the coronavirus pandemic 2020’ details what the Care Quality Commission have witnessed in care homes Read the full article…

Vivaldi study expands in size news

November 19, 2020

The Vivaldi study is being expanded to test 340 care homes to improve researchers’ understanding of how COVID-19 is impacting care homes in England. The ‘Vivaldi 2’ study, led by University College London (UCL) and funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), will more than triple in Read the full article…

NCF pulse survey results news

November 18, 2020

The National Care Forum (NCF) has conducted a comprehensive Pulse Survey to provide in-depth analysis of how adult social care providers are operating in a COVID-19 world and the second wave of the pandemic. The Pulse Survey was completed by care providers operating 1,240 care and support services throughout England, Read the full article…

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