2.5 million bed days lost due to social care news

December 5, 2019

New Age UK analysis has found that over 2.5 million bed days have been lost in the NHS due to a lack of social care since the last general election. The cost of this for the NHS is £587m overall, equivalent to £640,000 every day, or £27,000 every hour, according Read the full article…

Exclusion of people with learning disabilities news

December 3, 2019

New research published today uncovers the extent of exclusion faced by people with learning disabilities and autism across the country. Today marks International Day of People with Disabilities, which calls for greater representation across society to tackle entrenched social biases and increase understanding. The research published by Dimensions to coincide Read the full article…

Leading for integrated care news

November 29, 2019

The King’s Fund has published a new report, Leading for integrated care, written by Nicholas Timmins, Senior Fellow for Policy at the think tank. The report builds on the 2015 report on The practice of system leadership, and includes interviews with 16 people who lead or chair an integrated care Read the full article…

Social care: the action we need news

November 28, 2019

Nuffield Trust has released a new report, Social care: the action we need which reveals that up to 90,000 home care workers for the over 65s are needed immediately if the main parties’ manifesto pledges to expand and reform social care are to be met. In a new briefing, the Read the full article…

Kent care home criticised by LGSCO news

November 27, 2019

A Kent care home has been criticised by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) after it suddenly raised its fees and threatened to evict a vulnerable resident if her family did not pay. The woman had been living at the home since 2015. Her monthly fees had not Read the full article…

eWHELD programme survey news

November 26, 2019

Care home operators are being invited to give their views on the eWHELD programme in an online survey. The eWHELD programme has been designed specifically to aid staff in care homes with understanding, supporting and interacting with people living with dementia. eWHELD is the blended digital version of the Improving Read the full article…

81 people are dying everyday awaiting care news

November 25, 2019

New Age UK analysis estimates that in the 30 months between the last and the forthcoming General Elections, 74,000 over-65s in England have died or will die having never received the care and support they have asked for. This means in the period 8th June 2017 – 12th December 2019, Read the full article…

Billions needed for adult social care news

November 11, 2019

New analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that billions of pounds are needed by councils to fund adult social care. The IFS states that this is down to a growing elderly population, increases in the number of disabled adults, and increases in wage and other costs. Read the full article…

Financial leakage in the care home sector news

November 8, 2019

The Centre for Health and the Public Interest has published a report, looking at financial ‘leakage’ in the care home sector and how money is spent within the social care system. Plugging the leaks in the UK care home industry: Strategies for resolving the financial crisis in the residential and Read the full article…