Adult social care recruitment campaign launched

9 November 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a national recruitment campaign entitled “Made with Care”, which aims to attract more people to a career in social care.

Liberty protection safeguards film launched

9 November 2021

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has produced a short film to encourage the social care sector to consider how liberty protection safeguards (LPS), which are due to come into force in 2022, can promote practice that aligns with human rights and the core principles and duties of the Care Act 2014.

CQC and Covid-19 vaccination of people working/deployed in care homes

2 November 2021

As the regulations on Covid-19 vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes come into effect on 11 November 2021, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has informed regulated services of its role in carrying out its duties to monitor compliance with the requirement.

Budget points the way to a new post-Covid economy

27 October 2021

What follows may not come as a total surprise, given that the Government has leaked most of its good news about transport, health and education in advance. This is why Chancellor Rishi Sunak was sharply reminded by the Deputy Speaker, Dame Eleanor Laing, that MPs expect to hear the news from him, not the media.

NLW will rise to £9.50 in April 2022

26 October 2021

The Treasury has announced that the National Living Wage will increase next April to £9.50 per hour. This represents a 6.6% increase. These new rates will be effective from 1 April 2022.