Britain and Ireland’s largest union is urging local authorities who have contracts with Sanctuary Care to bring them back in-house after a criminal investigation was launched into one of its care homes.
A report has been published by the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) calling on the Government to help improve identification and treatment for health conditions that can limit older people's independence and exacerbate their loneliness.
The Government has published the proposed statutory rates for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) and Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), which come into effect on 5 April 2020, the first Sunday in April. The rate is set to increase from £148.68 to £151.20 per week.
After falling consistently between 1999 and 2015, failure to pay the minimum wage is increasing, and fines for those underpaying are too low, according to new research by an independent think tank, the Resolution Foundation.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that investment will be made in adult social care to support local, digital projects to help people to live independently at home for as long as possible and improve information sharing across the NHS and social care.
The Association of Directors for Adult Social Services (ADASS) has responded to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement of plans to increase the national minimum wage (NMW) with concerns that significant funding is needed for local government to manage the increase in April.
Anyone looking to get away in the spring and thinking that the early May bank holiday would be ideal for a long weekend needs to think again this year as the Government has decided to move it from its usual first Monday in May spot.
As we mentioned in our review of December’s Queen’s Speech (see Queen sets out the Prime Minister’s plans ), the Government did not set out its plans for the forthcoming sessions of parliament in any great detail.