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Care providers can now download new guidance from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to help them provide clearer cost information in their contracts for service users. Based on learning from its investigations, the Ombudsman’s guide offers good practice on how to approach Funded Nursing Care (FNC) payments and…
Almost 20,000 people received "flying" visits of only 15 minutes for personal social care last year, according to a charity's research. Disability charity Leonard Cheshire said the figures were indicative of "a care system in crisis" and warned the numbers receiving such short visits were likely to be even higher.…
Social care in England is running as a "Cinderella service" - with the sector undervalued and its workers poorly rewarded, the National Audit Office (NAO) has said. A new report into the adult social care workforce in England concludes that the Department of Health and Social Care is not doing…
Social Care Wales have published their response to the consultation on Transforming Care in the 21st Century, which ran for 12 weeks between 24 July and 16 October 2017. The report provides a summary of responses and details how they have modified their proposals in light of the feedback received…
Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has called for a new "ring-fenced" tax specifically to pay for the NHS and social care. The new levy - which could replace national insurance - forms the central recommendation of an expert report commissioned by the Lib Dems on future healthcare funding in…
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said care workers are "grossly underpaid" and pledged £8 billion of extra funding for social care if elected. He made the comments during a visit to Milton Keynes University Hospital on Thursday morning, where he toured the A&E and cancer wards and spoke to patients.…
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has named Anna Fowlie as its new chief executive replacing Martin Sime, who left the organisation after more than 25 years, last year. Anna will take over the post in April, having served in a similar role at the Scottish Social Services Council…
Bookings are open for Skills for Care’s new Inspire leadership development programme giving adult social care managers the right tools, confidence and guidance to help them move up to their next senior management role. The leadership programme consists of a series of four one-day practical and interactive workshops, with managers…
The Welsh Government has failed to take the action it promised in a number of key areas to drive up the quality of life of older people living in care homes in Wales, according to a new report published today by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales. The new report…
Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership (ACHSCP) has awarded a contract worth £1.4million to Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) to deliver a ‘Link Worker’ resource to the city over the next two years. The ACHSCP recognises the current and future challenges posed by an ageing population with long-term…
Health and social care providers across Lochaber are to join forces later this week for a series of events designed to promote the latest job opportunities within the local ‘care at home’ sector. Independent and voluntary care providers such as Crossroads, Day and Night Owls, Carr Gomm and Lucerne have…
Social care users from across Northern Ireland are to benefit from the launch of ‘Easy Read’ versions of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council’s (NISCC) Standards of Conduct and Practice for Social Workers and Social Care Workers. The easy read standards have been specifically developed for service users, to enable…