Care workers’ union warns of mental health crisis news

April 26, 2021

GMB, the care workers’ union, has warned of a looming care workers’ crisis as new research found that three-quarters of care workers have experienced worsened mental health, as a result of their work during the pandemic. The survey included findings from 1,200 social care workers and 75% of respondents reported Read the full article…

Call to lift the care home quarantine news

April 22, 2021

The Relatives and Residents’ Association (R&RA) is calling on the Government to lift the blanket 14- day quarantine for care home residents who make visits out of a care setting. R&RA said Imposing a blanket quarantine on visits out is ‘arbitrary, unfair and interferes with resident’s right to liberty (protected Read the full article…

CSI publishes Domiciliary Care Market Report news

April 21, 2021

CSI Market Intelligence has taken its social care experience into the home care sector with the publication of a market report, a range of regional handbooks and by expanding its personalised MIDAS market reports. The Domiciliary Care in England Market Report 2021 analyses recent trends, provider shares and regional breakdown Read the full article…

Social Care Perception Survey results news

April 20, 2021

The social care special interest group at the Institute of Health and Social Care Management (IHSCM) has carried out a survey, to gauge current perceptions of the sector. The IHSCM survey, supported by Championing Social Care and TAP (Thank And Praise), was initiated by the members of the social care Read the full article…

Care homes could save millions in VAT news

April 19, 2021

A Supreme Court ruling means that organisations such as care homes that have used leaseback arrangements will not be subject to retrospective VAT charges and could now save millions of pounds say leading tax and advisory firm, Blick Rothenberg. Alan Pearce, VAT partner at the firm said. ‘This is great Read the full article…

Survey reveals pressures faced by care workforce news

April 15, 2021

The London-based tech company, Florence surveyed 135 care home managers to find out some of the pressures faced by care staff during the pandemic. 35% of care home managers surveyed by Florence said they are ‘considering leaving care and looking to career change,’ after a year of working through the Read the full article…

DHSC launches consultation on mandatory vaccines news

April 14, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a five-week consultation looking at requiring care home providers, caring for older adults, to deploy only those workers who have received their COVID-19 vaccination. This will not include those who can provide evidence of a medical exemption from the COVID-19 Read the full article…

End of life care compromised during pandemic, says report news

April 12, 2021

A new report suggests how palliative and end of life care in the UK was compromised by shortages of PPE, essential medicines and equipment, because these services were not seen as ‘frontline NHS’ in the pandemic. ‘Better End of Life’ – a collaboration between Marie Curie, King’s College London Cicely Saunders Read the full article…

Guidance on visits out of care homes news

April 9, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published new guidance this week in relation to care home residents making visits out of care homes. This guidance applies to residential care homes and care homes residents of all ages. There is separate guidance for supported living and extra care settings. Read the full article…

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