Carers Innovation Fund announced news

June 12, 2019

Caroline Dinenage, Minister for Care will announce a Carers Innovation Fund today to support informal carers. The new Government seed-funding will see £5m invested in creative and cost-effective ways to support unpaid carers, outside of mainstream health and care services. This will be used to improve support across the country Read the full article…

CARE Badge to unify sector news

June 11, 2019

A new CARE Badge has been launched by the Chairman of everyLIFE Technologies, Robin Batchelor and Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England. The CARE Badge is an initiative designed to bring together social care as a unified sector, who are proud to support people to live the Read the full article…

Loneliness in unpaid carers news

June 10, 2019

Loneliness in unpaid carers is seven times higher than in the general public, according to new figures released for Carers Week. Not having enough time or money to participate in leisure activities, as well as the stigma of being a carer, means one in three unpaid carers (35%) are always Read the full article…

CQC report on better medicines optimisation news

June 7, 2019

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released a new report describing lessons for better medicines optimisation across health and social care providers and the positive impact of involving pharmacy professionals these settings. CQC states that when medicines are managed and used effectively, providers can not only improve outcomes for people, Read the full article…

MPs polled on social care news

June 6, 2019

New research which saw MPs polled on social care has found that three out of five politicians say people in their constituencies are suffering because of cuts to social care, with three quarters saying there is a crisis in care in England. The poll of MPs was conducted by ComRes Read the full article…

Interim People Plan for the NHS news

June 4, 2019

NHS England/Improvement published the Interim People Plan for the NHS yesterday. This has been developed over the last few months and sets an agenda to tackle the range of workforce challenges in the NHS, with a particular focus on the actions for this year. The plan is structured into the Read the full article…

Workforce Development Innovation Fund open news

May 31, 2019

Applications for Skills for Care’s Workforce Development Innovation Fund are now open. The fund supports employers who are looking to change the way they offer their services. The Workforce Development Innovation Fund is specifically designed to support innovative projects that look to increase the skills and knowledge of workers. Projects Read the full article…

Publicly-funded adult social care in England news

May 30, 2019

New analysis from the Health Foundation has highlighted the variation in publicly-funded adult social care across the United Kingdom and has shown that there will be a social care funding gap of £4.4bn in England in 2023/24 to meet rising demand and address critical staffing shortages in the sector. In Read the full article…

English council funding report news

May 29, 2019

A new report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in to English council funding has found that overall spending on local services by English councils fell by 21% between 2009/10 and 2017/18. However, some services have seen much deeper cuts than others. Spending on planning and development and housing Read the full article…

IPPR Case for Free Personal Care report news

May 28, 2019

Following campaigns by Independent Age, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has released a report with evidence to show the case for free personal care. The think tank’s report states that introducing free social care for everyone over 65 would save the NHS in England £4.5bn a year by enabling Read the full article…