COVID-19, disablism and racism commission news

August 3, 2022

A new COVID-19, disablism and racism commission, led by the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) has launched a call for views and experiences. The Commission urges disabled people and people with long-term health conditions from Black, Asian, and minoritised ethnic groups to share their perspectives on the impact of the Read the full article…

Alzheimer’s research enters crucial phase news

August 2, 2022

Research into Alzheimer’s disease entered a crucial phase today, as clinical trial results were presented at the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC). The conference in San Diego gives an overview of clinical trial results for potential drugs for the diseases that cause dementia, as well as top line results Read the full article…

Age Cymru recruiting volunteers to work in care homes news

July 29, 2022

Age Cymru believes that care homes across Wales could benefit enormously from making better use of volunteers and the charity has developed a toolkit to support care homes. During the height of the pandemic, Age Cymru delivered a Welsh Government funded pilot project to recruit and train volunteers to help Read the full article…

Sector responds to NHS Confederation survey news

July 28, 2022

NHS leaders across England say staffing gaps and a lack of capacity in social care are putting the care and safety of patients in the NHS at risk. The statement is in response to a new NHS survey published this week. Almost 250 NHS leaders responding to an NHS Confederation Read the full article…

LGA responds to Ombudsman annual review news

July 27, 2022

The Ombudsman’s annual review of complaints launched today, giving a concise overview of the state of local government complaints over the past year. As it increasingly focuses on making wide-ranging recommendations to better council services, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has directed more improvements to local councils in Read the full article…

New research on financial pressures for carers news

July 26, 2022

A new study has highlighted the acute financial burden on carers amidst the cost-of-living crisis, with 41% saying they are struggling financially. Concerned about the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on its members, Network, providers of discount schemes for 2.7 million key workers including carers commissioned research to understand the Read the full article…

Social care workforce crisis news

July 25, 2022

Social care is facing the greatest workforce crisis in its history and lacks a credible Government strategy to tackle the situation, say MPs. The Workforce: recruitment, training and retention report from the Health and Social Care Committee outlines the scale of the workforce crisis. New research suggests the NHS in Read the full article…

Sector responds to leadership race news

July 22, 2022

The Conservative Party leadership race has been whittled down to the final two candidates, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss will now hold hustings across the country to try and secure their win. On 5th September 2022, the country will have a new Prime Minister and it is yet to be Read the full article…

Report published on human rights in care settings news

July 22, 2022

The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has warned that gaps remain in how vulnerable people are protected in care settings, leaving their human rights at risk of being breached. A report published this week finds that mechanisms such as Do Not Attempt Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation notices and Deprivation of Read the full article…

New analysis on the workforce pay gap news

July 21, 2022

The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) warns that pressures on essential social care will continue to mount if the workforce is not given parity in pay. It comes in response to this week’s public sector pay rise announcements, which will see levels of pay increase for NHS and other public Read the full article…

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