Take-up of flu jabs by social care staff: Survey news

February 22, 2018

The Care Providers Alliance (CPA) along with Care England are seeking evidence on the take-up of flu jabs by social care staff over the last winter period (2017/18). It has launched an online survey to collate responses. Free NHS flu jabs were made available in November 2017 for staff employed Read the full article…

People’s experience in adult social care services news

February 21, 2018

NICE has launched a new guideline on people’s experience in adult social care services and improving the experience of care and support for people using adult social care services. The guideline covers the care and support of adults receiving social care in their own homes, residential care and community settings. It Read the full article…

Survey to assess the impact of the sleep-in pay crisis news

February 19, 2018

New independent research launched today will assess the impact of the sleep-in pay crisis, and the estimated £400m bill for back pay on the nation’s care and support sector. Care providers are being urged to participate in the national survey commissioned by the Solve Sleep-Ins Alliance, a group of organisations Read the full article…

Approaches to social care funding: new report news

February 16, 2018

A working paper has been published by the Health Foundation and The King’s Fund on approaches to social care funding and the implications of different funding options. The working paper sets out interim findings from their project looking at the funding options for social care in England. Social care faces a Read the full article…

Developments in moving and handling news

February 15, 2018

Care professionals wanting to hear new developments in moving and handling and update their knowledge can do so at Naidex on 25th and 26th April. This year will see Naidex take a professional focus with the introduction of the Moving and Handling Lab. This dedicated area has been set up Read the full article…

Assessing the financial viability of care providers news

February 12, 2018

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has introduced new guidance on assessing the financial viability of care providers applying for registration. From today, 12th February 2018, the CQC says that it is introducing a more consistent and proportionate way of assessing the financial viability of care providers applying for registration – although Read the full article…

Housing for older people needs a national strategy news

February 9, 2018

The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee has concluded that a national strategy on housing for older people is needed to bring together and improve policy in this area. The CLG Committee’s report on Housing for Older People recommends that the wider availability of housing advice and information should be central Read the full article…