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There has been an "alarming" rise in the number of elderly people admitted to hospital with life-threatening infections due to failings in GP and community care. A damning report from Age UK also found that more than a million people are left struggling with basic tasks such as eating and…
There has been a 20% leap in the numbers of Health and Social Care Apprenticeships to 84,300 up from 70,080 the year before. The provisional numbers from the Government’s Statistical First Release for 2014/15 also revealed that the numbers of Care Leadership and Management Higher Apprenticeships had more than doubled…
This Get Online Week (12-18 October), Skills for Care is encouraging social care employers to think about how they could be more ‘digital’ as a way of working more efficiently and effectively. It is becoming increasingly important that service managers and frontline workers can be digital thinkers and doers. As…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) are hosting a series of events for workers in health and social care called 'Working With Personal Outcomes: What Keeps You Going?' The events will explore building practice around personal outcomes and what enables you to continue to focus on providing a high level…
This year, for the first time, every council in England has statistics on record about the number of autistic adults using its social care services. Councils have to report each year on the needs of those they support, and this data is collected across England. The 2014-15 data, published this…
Siobhan McMahon MSP has launched a consultation on the abolition of non-residential social care charges. At present, local authorities across Scotland are able to charge for a range of non-residential social care services, which has a significant impact on the ability of many older and disabled people to enjoy their…
The Care Council for Wales is looking for trainers to deliver training on the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act. The Act makes wide-ranging reforms and has major implications for the learning and development needs of the social care workforce. In preparation for the Act coming into effect in April…
Residents in North Ayrshire are encouraged to discover the range of health and social care services in the area by attending an in Irvine today. The CareNA (Care and Support North Ayrshire) exhibition, hosted by the North Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership, aims to showcase the range of care…
The first of a series of roadshows to promote the new Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) Standards of Conduct and Practice for the social care workforce took place in Lisburn earlier this week. Throughout October, NISCC staff will be promoting the Standards for social workers, social care workers and…
Hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled people have their requests for help with social care declined, new figures show. Just under 1.85 million new requests for adult social care support were dealt with by local councils in 2014/15. Of these, almost a third (28% or 520,000) resulted in no…
The Care Act signalled the start of significant legislative changes within the public sector, and despite some delay, it has undoubtedly changed the landscape of social care in the UK. With the Act to coming into force at a time when budgets are under unprecedented pressure, the social care landscape…
Now in its second year, the annual Care Provider Summit, hosted by Cymorth Cymru and Care Forum Wales, will take place on November 17 in Cardiff. With so many changes in the field of care like the new Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act, the need for more partnership working…