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National deafblind charity Sense has responded to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services' (ADASS) annual budget report by calling for adequate and sustained financing for adult social care. The ADASS report, published today, reviews the current state of adult social care in England, and makes clear that current…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have issued a reminder to supervisors in housing support and care at home services that they have until 31 December 2016 to apply to register with the SSSC and all supervisors must be registered by 30 June 2017. The above deadline only applies to…
When considering admitting patients over the age of 65 for acute hospital care, alternatives such as hospital at home, admission to a local community hospital or extended stays and treatment in A&E are a viable option say researchers from the University of Bristol and the University for the West of…
A new learning resource which has the potential to “shake up practices” within Welsh social care services has been launched by the Care Council for Wales. 'Positive Approaches: Reducing Restrictive Practices in Social Care' aims to provide an understanding of how to work using positive and proactive approaches and reduce…
The Care Council for Wales will soon be publicising its framework with all those involved with Dementia within health and social care services in Wales, called 'Good Work: A Dementia Learning and Development Framework for Wales'. The framework is intended to support what matters most to the people of Wales,…
Last Sunday I had the privilege of taking part in the Royal College of Nursing 100th anniversary Congress which was held in Glasgow for the first time. Together with the Director of the RCN in Scotland, Theresa Fyfe, and Scotland’s Chief Nursing Officer, Prof Fiona McQueen I was invited to…
Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, opened the final conference of the Together for You project yesterday, and provided an outline of the challenges facing mental health services. Together for You is an innovative partnership project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, aimed at delivering mental health and wellbeing services to a…
A care agency providing care to people in their homes in the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Haringey has been placed in to Special Measures after being rated as Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). During an inspection in April 2016 CQC found that Sevacare - Tower Hamlets…
A disabled man says he plans to sue after a High Court judge gave medics permission to take him from home to hospital and authorised the use of force. Aamir Mazhar, 25, who lives in Birmingham, says he aims to take legal action against health bosses who asked Mr Justice…
The Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland have announced the co-production process for the new fund is now underway with applications for new recipients set to open in early 2017. As part of this, ILF Scotland would now like to hear your views on what criteria should be used to access…
The Communities and Local Government Committee has today launched an inquiry into the financial sustainability of local authority adult social care and the quality of care provided. The Committee will examine whether the funding available for adult social care is sufficient for local authorities to fulfil their statutory obligations to…
Applications for the Workforce Development Innovation Fund are now open for trailblazing adult social care workforce development projects that are in development, being tested or improved. The Workforce Development Innovation Fund (WDIF) supports innovative projects which increase the skills and knowledge of workers. The fund has a proven track record…