Report reviews housing with care programme news

January 7, 2021

A report commissioned by The Department of Health and Social Care has evaluated The Care and Support Specialised Housing (CASSH) programme. The Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund (CASSH) is a Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) programme to ‘support and accelerate the development of specialist affordable housing which Read the full article…

Webinar: LESS COVID-19 news

January 6, 2021

Care Management Matters will be hosting a webinar alongside The National Care Forum on Thursday 14th January, which will share key findings from a new report: ‘LESS COVID-19’ – a report conducted by the National Care Forum (NCF), NICHE Leeds, and The University of Leeds. The report, LESS COVID-19: Learning Read the full article…

New grant to support increased care home testing news

January 5, 2021

In a bid to increase care home testing, £149m has been made available in a new Government grant. According to the UK Government, the money will be made available early this year and will be distributed via local authorities. Allocations of the grant are also said to be announced early Read the full article…

NHS expands COVID-19 vaccination programmes news

January 4, 2021

The first people have received the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine today as the NHS expands COVID-19 vaccination programmes across the UK. GPs and local vaccination services have been asked to ensure every care home resident in their local area is vaccinated by the end of January. The Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine Read the full article…

New care home guidance for tier 4 areas news

December 21, 2020

New guidance issued by The Department of Health and Social care has banned close-contact care home visits in Tier 4 areas. According to the latest guidance, visits to care homes can take place with arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, or behind windows. However, close-contact indoor visits supported by Read the full article…

Urgent call to review carers’ breaks news

December 18, 2020

Carers UK is calling on the Government to urgently review carers’ breaks services and invest in them to ensure carers can take a significant break over the winter. Unpaid carers looking after older, disabled and seriously ill relatives say they are facing a bleak holiday, with the majority telling Carers Read the full article…

NCF releases Pulse Survey results news

December 17, 2020

The National Care Forum (NCF) has shared the results of its second Pulse Survey of the adult social care sector, to provide in-depth analysis of how adult social care providers are operating during the second wave of COVID-19. Working together with market research agency, Information by Design, the survey was Read the full article…

Call for learning disability providers to share their views news

December 15, 2020

Learning disability providers are being encouraged to share their perspective on the last 12 months, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to build an informed picture of the financial health of the social care sector. The annual Sector Pulse Check survey, commissioned by the national learning disabilities charity, Hft, Read the full article…

Care home visiting is stalling, warns charity news

December 14, 2020

Age UK warns progress in resuming care home visiting is stalling and calls on everyone to pull together to make it happen. The charity issues this warning as it publishes a new report, Behind the headlines: why in-person care home visiting must get going again, which lays bare the intense Read the full article…

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