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Thursday, 27 Nov, 2014

Webwatch - Care Opinion

Care and support is something all of us will receive at some point in our lives. However, our experiences of that care are likely to vary. Some of them will be good and perhaps even excellent, and some might be unsatisfactory and disappointing. Opportunities to express opinions about these good…
Over two million older people living at home in England experience difficulties with key aspects of living independently, such as cooking, dressing or bathing. Meanwhile, almost half a million older carers provide round the clock care to a loved one, but over 80% do not receive any council services .…
Health Minister Jim Wells and Justice Minister David Ford today published a draft Adult Safeguarding Policy for consultation. The draft Adult Safeguarding Policy seeks to improve outcomes for adults considered to be at risk of harm, by promoting preventive practice and robust protection responses where they are required. The draft…
The Care Inspectorate today published two new assessments of how well children and vulnerable adults in Scotland are protected from abuse, neglect and harm. The report on the effectiveness of child protection arrangements updates information following a major three-year study into child protection published last year. The report into adult…
Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has announced plans to restructure its adult care provision, moving services to a council-owned care company from April 2015. The Arms Length Council Owned company (ALEO) will see approximately 800 care staff at the end of March 2015 being transferred into the new organisation on their…
Services for elderly and disabled residents are in danger of spiraling into crisis after new analysis reveals a £4.3 billion funding black hole by the end of this decade, social care experts are warning. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils across England and Wales, and…
The Scottish Government is consulting on plans to introduce new legal protections against the ill-treatment or wilful neglect of people receiving health or social care in Scotland. The proposals include the introduction of new legislative measures that will make it a criminal offence to deliberately mistreat or neglect people receiving…
One of my biggest criticisms of the way social care currently works, and where there is a conflict with the principles of independent living, is its distaste for leisure activities. When social workers seemed focused on the basics of keeping people alive and healthy, leisure is frowned upon as a…
The Care Council for Wales have launched their third profile of adult care home managers written using the data available from the Register of Social Care Workers (Register) at June 2014. The report is expected to generate significant discussion about next steps to ensure a sustainable workforce to provide leadership…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued details on how it intends to regulate, inspect and rate care homes and community adult social care in England. Following extensive joint development, consultation and testing over the last eighteen months, CQC has issued documents called 'handbooks', which will help care providers to…
Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has launched the new website Making Prudent Healthcare Happen, with 15 chapters designed to stimulate debate about the impact they can have on the provision of health and social care across Wales. Speaking at the Welsh Public Health conference as he launched the…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) are looking for industry views on the level and credit of awards (qualifications) for managers and supervisors. This includes: care home services for adults care at home services adult day care services housing support services. The SSSC are carrying out this work to make…