Right support, right care, right culture news

October 9, 2020

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released new guidance, Right support, right care, right culture, as a revision to its Registering the right support guidance. The aim is to make it clearer for providers who support autistic people and/or people with a learning disability. Following feedback from people who use Read the full article…

NCF LESS COVID report news

October 8, 2020

The National Care Forum (NCF) has launched the report LESS COVID: Learning by Experience and Supporting the Care Home Sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. Created in partnership with the University of Leeds, the report details the findings from research into the experiences of frontline care home and NHS staff caring Read the full article…

Minds that matter report news

October 7, 2020

In its new Minds that matter report, Independent Age states that just 6% of people receiving NHS talking therapy in England are aged over 65. The charity suggests that this 6% figure is too low given the age profile of the population – with 18% aged 65 and over – Read the full article…

ARCO calls on Conservative party ahead of conference news

October 2, 2020

Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) has called on the Conservative party ahead of their annual conference to consider new ways of caring for and supporting older people. With social care and planning reform high on the party’s agenda, the housing-with-care sector has warned that ‘the coronavirus crisis has brought into Read the full article…

IHS Reimbursement Scheme news

October 1, 2020

International health and care staff will not have to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) from today due to a reimbursement scheme announced by Government. Overseas NHS and care workers are now able to claim their reimbursement from the surcharge, fulfilling a pledge made by the Prime Minister in May. Read the full article…

Building Safe Choices for older LGBT+ people news

September 30, 2020

Tonic, Stonewall Housing and Opening Doors London (ODL) have released a new joint report, Building Safe Choices, which aims to capture ‘the voice of the demand’ of older LGBT+ people. The research looks to better understand the housing, care and support requirements of older LGBT+ people in London to ensure Read the full article…

Funding to recruit mental health social workers news

September 29, 2020

More than 10,000 people living with serious mental illness will receive support from 480 new mental health social workers, thanks to a £27m funding boost for the charity Think Ahead. The new funding will help recruit and train a new wave of mental health social workers, who will form part Read the full article…

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Conference 2020 news

September 28, 2020

The CMM Insight Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Care Conference 2020 will be going digital and will now be held as a free-to-attend online Zoom webinar. Taking place on 8th October this year, the exclusively online conference promises to be packed full of high-interest topics and speakers renowned for their expertise. Read the full article…

Everyone’s Business advice line news

September 25, 2020

A new Everyone’s Business advice line for businesses supporting employees experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse has been launched by crisis support charity, Hestia. According to a Trades Union Congress report, one in four women and one in six men will experience domestic abuse at some point in their Read the full article…

Poor quality housing and COVID-19 news

September 24, 2020

Poor-quality housing has a profound impact on health, especially in the context of COVID-19. New report highlights how poor housing adds to the hardship of the coronavirus crisis. Today the Centre for Ageing Better and The King’s Fund release the Homes, health and COVID-19 report. The report shows the increased Read the full article…

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