In June 2021, the Home Office launched a consultation into proposals to implement the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 recommendations on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) in high-rise residential buildings.
The Home Office has published a White Paper, Reforming our Fire and Rescue Service: Building Professionalism, Boosting Performance and Strengthening Governance, and launched a consultation seeking views on these proposals to introduce system-wide reform of services in England.
Social services directors in Wales have warned that they are unable to recruit and retain home care workers and that people are being placed in care homes because there are too few staff to support them in their own homes.
Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a ten-year plan to tackle dementia is to be published later this year, as he announced plans to work across the Government to boost the £375 million already committed for research into neurodegenerative diseases.
Care provider Anchor has launched a dementia music therapy research project in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research, with funding from The Utley Foundation.