Guidance for supported living providers news

August 7, 2020

New guidance for supported living providers has been produced by the Government to support services through COVID-19. Following the withdrawal of previous guidance on 13th May, this new information is aims to update and build on what providers may already be doing. It sets out: Key messages to assist with Read the full article…

COVID Care Home Crisis – What Now? news

August 5, 2020

The care home industry is facing an ‘uncertain future’ according to a survey conducted as part of a Channel 5 News special programme, COVID Care Home Crisis – What Now? The 5 News/National Care Association survey of 256 care home providers found that there were 2,404 empty beds in June Read the full article…

Unpaid carers unable to access help news

August 4, 2020

New research from Carers UK and the Universities of Birmingham and Sheffield has revealed that unpaid carers were unable to access help with their physical and mental health during the lockdown. This was at a time when the majority (70%) of carers had to provide more care for older, disabled or Read the full article…

Workforce Development Fund 2020-21 news

August 3, 2020

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2020-21 is now open to adult social care employers in England to support the development of their staff at all levels. The WDF supplies funding for various qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules. Distributed by Skills for Care on behalf of the Department of Read the full article…

New inquiry to  examine workforce burnout news

July 31, 2020

The Health and Social Care Committee  (HSC) has  launched  a new inquiry to  examine workforce burnout across the NHS and social care. It will consider  increased pressures  brought by  COVID-19  and  the resilience of services to cope with  high levels of  staff  stress.  NHS Providers  has  reported  that 92% of Read the full article…

Health Foundation reveals COVID-19 impact news

July 30, 2020

New analysis published by the Health Foundation reveals the significant impact COVID-19 has had on social care in England. The Health Foundation finds that policy action on social care has focused primarily on care homes and that this has risked leaving out other vulnerable groups of users and services, including Read the full article…

Sector responds to PAC report news

July 29, 2020

The social care sector has responded in support of a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on the Government’s handling of the sector during COVID-19. The report summarises that while the NHS was able to meet overall demand for COVID-19 treatment during the pandemic’s April peak, the same cannot be said Read the full article…

Age UK analysis reveals crippling care costs news

July 28, 2020

New analysis from Age UK has found that every day, fourteen people exhaust their assets paying for care that is essential for them to carry on living. A year on from the Prime Minister’s pledge that no one would have to sell their home to pay for their care, the Read the full article…

9 statements for adult social care reform news

July 23, 2020

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has set out 9 key statements for shaping adult social care reform. These ‘stepping stones’ for change in adult social care include: Ensuring there is a public conversation about adult social care reform. Making locally integrated care which is built around Read the full article…

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