The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced a £5 million Carers Innovation Fund that will invest in innovative ways of supporting unpaid carers outside of mainstream health and care services.
Care Minister Caroline Dinenage has announced that the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) will come into force from 1 October 2020, subject to ongoing work around implementation planning and developing regulations on how the system will work.
This time last year every organisation in the country seemed to be rushing to meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with email in-boxes across the country filled with requests to confirm the right to keep and use personal information.
Low pay could be eliminated by the middle of the 2020s, according to the Resolution Foundation’s latest annual Low Pay Britain report which highlights that the proportion of low-paid workers across Britain has fallen to its lowest level since 1980.
A care home operator has been fined £270,000, after a resident of Lomond Court Care Home, Glenrothes in Fife, Scotland, who suffered symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, put chlorine tablets in his mouth and chewed them, leading to his death.
A report by the think tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), has said free social care for over-65s in England would save NHS £4.5 billion each year as well halve the number of people facing “catastrophic” social care costs.