Digital health and social care news

June 29, 2022

Government has published its plan for digital health and social care, aiming to make the system fit for the 21st century. The plan sets out the Government’s vision for transforming health and care with digital technology – which gives patients access to quicker and more effective care at their fingertips Read the full article…

Draft Mental Health Bill published news

June 28, 2022

The Government has published a draft Mental Health Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny, to modernise the Mental Health Act for the 21st century. This draft bill delivers on two Government manifesto commitments: To reform the Mental Health Act. To improve the way that people with a learning disability and autistic people Read the full article…

Councils raise concerns over reforms funding news

June 27, 2022

Councils responding to a Local Government Association (LGA) survey said they do not have confidence that the funding for social care reforms is sufficient. In June 2022, the LGA conducted an online survey of councillors with overall responsibility for adult social care across all councils in England. The survey was Read the full article…

Experts by experience to give evidence to Committee news

June 24, 2022

The House of Lords Adult Social Care Committee will hold evidence sessions with individuals who draw on social care and unpaid carers, to test its early findings based on the evidence received so far during its inquiry. The sessions take place on Monday 27th June from 3:45pm-5:30pm and can be Read the full article…

New Prize to support dementia tech innovation news

June 23, 2022

The Alzheimer’s Society, Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council (MRC) have announced a partnership to launch a new £4.1m Longitude Prize on Dementia. Innovators will seek to develop the next generation of assistive technologies which can change the way people with dementia live their lives. Opening for entries this Read the full article…

Care leaders unite to protect human rights news

June 22, 2022

The Relatives & Residents Association has co-signed a letter calling on the Government to provide pre-legislative scrutiny of the proposed Bill of Rights. The letter to the Justice Secretary, signed by over 150 groups, warned that the proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act is a major constitutional Read the full article…

National Care Service Bill news

June 21, 2022

A National Care Service Bill has been published by the Scottish Government to target improved outcomes for people accessing care and support. The National Care Service Bill will make Scottish Ministers accountable for adult social care in Scotland. The Bill provides the foundation for the National Care Service (NCS), and Read the full article…

Learning Disability Week 2022 news

June 20, 2022

This week is Learning Disability Week 2022, an annual campaign to inform the world what life is like if you have a learning disability. Learning disability charity, Mencap wants to show how people with a learning disability are reconnecting with friends and their communities. The charity also wants to talk Read the full article…

Healthwatch outlines business plans for year ahead news

June 17, 2022

Healthwatch has updated its strategy to set out the difference the organisation wants to make by 2026, which includes how it will work in partnership with local Healthwatch. As an independent statutory body, Healthwatch has the power to make sure NHS leaders and other decision makers listen to public feedback Read the full article…

New funding for Local Authorities news

June 16, 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that more than £15m of funding will be given to local authorities across England, to help LAs implement new social care charging reforms. The £15.5m will be shared by local authorities to hire additional staff, prepare their workforce, and recruit Read the full article…

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