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Care sector news

The only way to keep up to date with changes and events in our sector means spending a lot of time reading and reviewing news from various sources. 

To help us (and you) we have collated below a selection of news articles and blog posts from leading industry sources.

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From blood pressure checks in betting shops to diabetes and weight management support in local sports clubs - these are just some of the initiatives being delivered by a new integrated care system that comes into force today.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Home Care
In 2014, Melissa Dempster became a care assistant for Caremark.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: Home Care
The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) has launched its updated Supporter Membership Programme for care workers who may need financial and support with their wellbeing.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: Home Care
Cancer campaigner, blogger, broadcaster and former deputy head teacher, Dame Deborah James, has died of cancer.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: Home Care
Almost all councils (98 per cent) in England say the funding earmarked for the reforms is insufficient and will only "exacerbate" pre-existing pressures, new survey suggests.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
Source: Home Care
91-year-old Margaret Sneddon, who gained her black belt in Taekwondo at the age of 66, is continuing to live up to her reputation as a ‘daredevil’ by leading a sponsored motorbike ride around her hometown.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
Source: Home Care
The UK's top home care reviews site, homecare.co.uk, has launched a new service enabling service users, family and friends to leave reviews of home care agencies via Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp.... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
Source: Home Care
Sally Greengross, who tirelessly challenged ageism and campaigned to improve attitudes and policies towards older people, has died, leaving behind an “enormous legacy”.... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
Source: Home Care
Care Unique, which specialises in providing care to people of South Asian, Caribbean, African and Eastern European backgrounds, has been sold to Nightingale Healthcare Group for £760,000.... Read more
Published on: 11 days ago
Source: Home Care

Care Homes

From blood pressure checks in betting shops to diabetes and weight management support in local sports clubs - these are just some of the initiatives being delivered by a new integrated care system that comes into force today.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Care Home
Comedian Pope Lonergan’s new book ‘I’ll Die After Bingo’ does for social care workers what Adam Kaye’s ‘This Is Going To Hurt’ did for junior doctors, says one critic.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Care Home
Two councils have taken the decision to up their fees to care homes for state-funded residents, ramping up pressure on other local authorities to follow suit.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Care Home
One of the biggest care home groups in the UK has put 111 of its care homes up for sale.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: Care Home
91-year-old Margaret Sneddon, who gained her black belt in Taekwondo at the age of 66, is continuing to live up to her reputation as a ‘daredevil’ by leading a sponsored motorbike ride around her hometown.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
Source: Care Home
Sally Greengross, who tirelessly challenged ageism and campaigned to improve attitudes and policies towards older people, has died, leaving behind an “enormous legacy”.... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
Source: Care Home
A charity running care homes for veterans and their partners is calling on the public to 'reconnect' over a cuppa with a fundraising ‘Brew for Two’.... Read more
Published on: 11 days ago
Source: Care Home
The leader of the Care Workers’ Charity has said poorer outcomes for ethnic minority staff working in social care, revealed by a new report, are "shocking but unfortunately not surprising".... Read more
Published on: 11 days ago
Source: Care Home
High street pharmacy Boots has told elderly and sick people they can no longer expect to get pill organisers, and many pharmacists back the move arguing the boxes increase the "risk of a dispensing error".... Read more
Published on: 12 days ago
Source: Care Home

Care - Generic

Changes to the Terms of Reference for the Public Inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic have been welcomed by organisations representing people needing care and support. The inquiry will now look at the effect on the human rights of vulnerable people within the health and social care system, including those in... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By adminuser
NHS leaders are calling for a national minimum wage for social care to be introduced to avoid a staff exodus. The NHS Confederation reports that its members are becoming increasingly concerned that colleagues in social care can't meet the population's needs due to workforce challenges. As a result, the NHS... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By adminuser
Government has published its plan for digital health and social care, aiming to make the system fit for the 21st century. The plan sets out the Government’s vision for transforming health and care with digital technology – which gives patients access to quicker and more effective care at their fingertips... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By adminuser
The Government has published a draft Mental Health Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny, to modernise the Mental Health Act for the 21st century. This draft bill delivers on two Government manifesto commitments: To reform the Mental Health Act. To improve the way that people with a learning disability and autistic people... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By adminuser
Councils responding to a Local Government Association (LGA) survey said they do not have confidence that the funding for social care reforms is sufficient. In June 2022, the LGA conducted an online survey of councillors with overall responsibility for adult social care across all councils in England. The survey was... Read more
Published on: 7 days ago
By adminuser
The House of Lords Adult Social Care Committee will hold evidence sessions with individuals who draw on social care and unpaid carers, to test its early findings based on the evidence received so far during its inquiry. The sessions take place on Monday 27th June from 3:45pm-5:30pm and can be... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
By adminuser
The Alzheimer’s Society, Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council (MRC) have announced a partnership to launch a new £4.1m Longitude Prize on Dementia. Innovators will seek to develop the next generation of assistive technologies which can change the way people with dementia live their lives. Opening for entries this... Read more
Published on: 11 days ago
By adminuser
The Relatives & Residents Association has co-signed a letter calling on the Government to provide pre-legislative scrutiny of the proposed Bill of Rights. The letter to the Justice Secretary, signed by over 150 groups, warned that the proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act is a major constitutional... Read more
Published on: 11 days ago
By adminuser
A National Care Service Bill has been published by the Scottish Government to target improved outcomes for people accessing care and support. The National Care Service Bill will make Scottish Ministers accountable for adult social care in Scotland. The Bill provides the foundation for the National Care Service (NCS), and... Read more
Published on: 12 days ago
By adminuser

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