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A new study aims to produce an over-arching decision-making healthcare model in North Wales by focusing on patients with dementia – a disease that costs the UK £26.3 billion a year. The research, undertaken by Paul Brownbill for his PhD at Wrexham Glyndwr University, will explore and describe community hospital…
A charity that cares for military veterans is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Erskine Hospital was founded at a public meeting in Glasgow City Chambers on March 29 1916 under a proposal to establish a hospital in the west of Scotland for amputees wounded in battle. Led by Scottish brain surgeon…
Care services for the elderly and disabled could hit breaking point with the introduction of the new National Living Wage (NLW), councils say. Town councils, who have battled against a £5 billion social care funding gap since 2010, fear the new measure which starts on April 1 could heap significant…
Skills for Care has announced the names of their first 'Fellows' who have all made a significant contribution to the adult social care workforce agenda over the course of their careers. The new Fellows are: Anita Astle, Owner, Wren Hall, Clenton Farquharson, Clenton Farquharson Training and Consultancy, Peter Hodkinson, Managing…
Zero-hour contracts are impacting the ability of care workers to provide an effective level of care to service users. A new report from Manchester Metropolitan University suggests that these employment contracts increase anxiety around job security and hamper reliability in the independent care sector, creating strain and dissatisfaction with service…
The daughter of a vulnerable man who suffered safeguarding failings has finally reached a civil settlement with a council nearly seven years after his death. Ian Sunter, who has Alzheimer's, died aged 58 in May 2009 after being found with serious injuries in his sheltered housing facility in Sheerness, Kent.…
Coordinating regulators activities in the adult social care sector: to tackle poor provision and to boost the time good providers can give over to caring for residents. The report from the Cutting Red Tape review of the adult social care sector has now been published alongside the Government’s response. The…
This guideline covers the period before, during and after a young person moves from children's to adults' services. It aims to help young people and their carers have a better experience of transition by improving the way it’s planned and carried out. It covers both health and social care. The…
Dr Margaret Flynn has been appointed the chair of a new national board to oversee the work of protecting adults and children in Wales, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The National Independent Safeguarding Board has been established under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.…
Amanda Scott started caring for older people when she was 17 before qualifying as a nurse in 1984 and working in paediatrics, intensive care and a variety of care roles. Today, she is Managing Director of Sunrise Senior Living and here she gives us an insight in her rise through…
The future of adult social care looks bleak, a leading think-tank has warned as it said not enough money is being spent on the sector. Despite a pledge from the Chancellor that social care could expect a cash boost through local authorities raising their council tax, the International Longevity Centre…
Councils could struggle to fund social care in the future, meaning services may be put at risk, leaders in the sector have warned. George Osborne said social care could expect a cash boost through local authorities raising their council tax, as part of his Spending Review last month. But the…