Carers’ employment rights news

November 29, 2018

Government needs to urgently implement new carers’ employment rights and work with employers to better support carers in the workplace, according to a new report from the Work Foundation. The research, based on an evidence review and a workshop attended by carers, charities and government officials, highlights the profound impact Read the full article…

Ombudsman’s annual review of complaints news

November 28, 2018

Social care pressures are being reflected in the quality of people’s support, according to the Ombudsman’s annual review of complaints. Michael King, Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) says, ‘It’s no longer just one-off mistakes; we’re seeing problems with systems, policies and the way procedures are being applied.’ Over Read the full article…

Social Work Integrated Degree Apprenticeship news

November 27, 2018

The Social Work Integrated Degree Apprenticeship has been signed off by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) and will shortly be published online. The apprenticeship standard and assessment plan are ready for use after nearly two years of work by the trailblazer group of 70 employers, universities and representative organisations. Jane Read the full article…

Loneliness and isolation in the UK news

November 26, 2018

Millions of lonely adults fear something will happen to them and no one will notice, according to new research into loneliness and isolation in the UK by British Red Cross. More than half (53%) of adults who feel lonely fear something will happen to them and no one will notice, Read the full article…

Community mental health services news

November 23, 2018

People’s experiences of the care they receive from community mental health services have continued to deteriorate, according to an annual survey from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The survey highlights concerns around access to care, care planning and support for people with mental health conditions in relation to physical health Read the full article…

Funding for primary and community healthcare news

November 22, 2018

Theresa May has announced additional funding for primary and community healthcare, saying that more people will be looked after at home and in their communities. The aim is to avoid people going into or staying in hospital unnecessarily. The Prime Minister pledged to cut needless hospital admissions and help inpatients Read the full article…

CPA’s seven principles for engagement news

November 21, 2018

The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) has published seven principles for engagement to support strategic engagement between local authorities, the NHS and the independent and voluntary adult social care sector. Care homes and care homes with nursing care for 460,000 people, many of whom have multiple complex health needs; and over Read the full article…

Future of care: Leadership in integrated care systems news

November 20, 2018

The latest in SCIE’s Future of Care series has set out the findings of research into leadership of integrated care systems. It also makes recommendations to support systems leaders. Leadership in integrated care systems, commissioned by the NHS Leadership Academy, comes as Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) continue to work to Read the full article…

Caring for adults with learning disabilities news

November 19, 2018

The cost of caring for adults with learning disabilities is projected to increase by almost £2bn by 2025, according to the County Councils Network. England’s largest councils are warning that, unless these ‘enormous’ costs are recognised, the long-term survival of councils is at risk. The County Councils Network (CCN) has Read the full article…

Consumer law guidance for care homes news

November 16, 2018

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is providing consumer law guidance for care homes to help them understand their responsibilities. The advice is being published as part of the CMA’s ongoing consumer protection work into care homes and care homes with nursing for people aged over 65. The consumer law Read the full article…