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Age UK says thousands have died in England waiting for social care packages

14 February 2019

The charity Age UK has warned that more than 50,000 people in England have died waiting for care, while the Government has delayed long-awaited plans to reform the funding of social care.

Campaign launched to attract young people into care work

13 February 2019

A new campaign, “Every Day is Different”, has been launched by the Government in a bid to recruit thousands of more care workers.

Ten tips for talking about mental health at work

12 February 2019

The Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH) has shared 10 tips for how to open the discussion about mental health with workers.

Half of London care homes failing on fire

7 February 2019

The London Fire Brigade has warned, in a new report by its inspectors, that over half of care homes in the capital have been found to have serious fire safety failings.

Council-funded care homes spending £2.44 on residents’ meals

6 February 2019

New research for Sheffield Hallam University has found that the average daily food cost for a resident in a council-funded care home is £2.44, which the researchers said is not enough to adequately feed and hydrate a frail dementia patient.

Charity calls for EU care staff to be exempt from MAC rule recommendation

31 January 2019

Age UK has called on the Government to allow EU care workers to have the same rights as fruit pickers, so that they can continue to come to the UK to work after Brexit.

Vulnerable to lose liberty for longer in care homes under DoLS replacement

30 January 2019

The Alzheimer’s Society, the National Autistic Society, mental health charity MIND and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) are among organisations expressing concerns about the proposed Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which has brought in a “conflict of interest” for care home managers.

Business Outlook report finds number of UK care homes falls

24 January 2019

In its latest Business Outlook 2019: Navigate, Innovate, Accelerate report, care home property advisor Christie and Co revealed that the number of care homes in the UK has fallen by 2.1%, as smaller care homes are being squeezed out of the market.

Data Protection Officer overview issued from the Care Provider Alliance

23 January 2019

The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) and Skills for Care have issued guidance on the new role of Data Protection Officer (DPO).

Social care is missing piece in long-term NHS plan

17 January 2019

Recently, NHS England unveiled its 10-year plan that focuses on prevention and moving money away from hospitals to community care, mental health services and GP surgeries, but with very little mention of social care.