Call for greater recognition and support for carers news

November 25, 2021

To coincide with Carers Rights Day, Carers UK published new research today to review the impact of the pandemic on carers’ work and how much support has been offered by employers. Carers UK is encouraging carers to find out about their rights and entitlements so that they get support at Read the full article…

Call for urgent action to address care funding crisis news

November 24, 2021

The Local Government Association (LGA) and Association of Adult Social Services (ADASS) have both called on the Government this week to take urgent action to address the care funding crisis. New analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) reveals that social care-providing authorities, are now spending more than 60% of Read the full article…

Call to help older people return home from hospital news

November 22, 2021

A coalition of charities and membership organisations are calling on the Health Secretary to take immediate action to help older people return home from hospital. In an open letter to Sajid Javid, the National Care Forum, British Geriatrics Society, Age UK, Independent Age, Care England and the Chartered Society of Read the full article…

Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards Finalists announced news

November 18, 2021

The finalists in the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards 2021 have been announced this week. The Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards focus on creative arts, community engagement, innovation, quality improvements, integration, technology and governance. These categories and the entry criteria have always been based on specific strategies – from Government Read the full article…

Call to expand housing-with-care provision news

November 17, 2021

The Putting the ‘care’ in Housing-with-Care report, published by ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators), says care can be provided more ‘effectively and efficiently’ in Integrated Retirement Communities. The report compares the care and support requirements of people living in Integrated Retirement Communities with those living in dispersed family homes. The report Read the full article…

Call to fund winter bonus for care workers news

November 16, 2021

Care leaders are calling on the Government to award and fund a £1,000 winter bonus for social care workers in England. The call for the £1,000 winter bonus is being made by ADASS (the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services), in response to reports from directors across England of Read the full article…

New report published on the future of housing news

November 15, 2021

A new report concludes that an overhaul is needed on how housing with care and support is planned, commissioned, designed and delivered. The report, published by the Commission on the Role of Housing in the Future of Care and Support, is called A place we can call home: A vision Read the full article…

End the human rights crisis in care, says R&RA news

November 12, 2021

The Relatives and Residents Association is calling for urgent action to ‘end the human rights crisis in care.’ The charity submitted evidence to Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights outlining that the rights of older people in care settings have been under sustained attack throughout the pandemic. Welcoming the Committee’s Read the full article…

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