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The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published its national review of home care in Wales, finding most people are happy with services, despite a ‘fragile’ market. The 'National Review of Domiciliary Care in Wales' makes a number of recommendations for all partners involved. Here is a brief…
Concerns about the viability of Scotland's care workers have been raised with the Health Secretary after MSPs found some are "embarrassed" to reveal what they do for a living and struggle with poor terms and conditions. The Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee heard evidence from social care workers and…
A new report from the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) exposes the widespread and systematic underfunding of homecare services for older people. The findings provide further evidence of genuine risks to the viability of state-funded homecare services, and the possible consequences for over half-a million people supported at home. This…
Care Forum Wales' chair, Marlo Kreft, has been interviewed on the BBC's Good Morning Wales programme following his warnings about the 'triple whammy' hitting care homes and domiciliary care companies. Mr Kreft's (pictured) warning follows the publication of figures by Public Health Wales predicting that the number of people aged…
One of the country's biggest not-for-profit providers of care in the community is pulling out of the market. Housing And Care 21 works with 150 local authorities to provide care for elderly and disabled people, amounting to 35,000 hours of home care a week. Its chief executive, Bruce Moore, told…
A union is taking a legal case on behalf of home care workers, saying they are paid less than half the minimum wage. Seventeen home care workers employed across the London Borough of Haringey, backed by their union Unison, are taking a number of care companies and the council to…
District nursing services play an important role in helping people to maintain their independence by supporting them to manage long-term conditions and treating acute illnesses – and demand for such services is increasing. These services will be key to the success of policies that aim to provide more care closer…
Patients who need care in their own homes are increasingly faced with "rushed and abrupt" district nurses, a new report suggests. District nurses are having to take a "task-focused" approach to care as a result of mounting caseloads and shortages of staff, according to a report by The King's Fund.…
Managers in domiciliary care earn up to 30% less than their care home counterparts according to new research by Croner. The findings come from Croner’s latest salary survey report on pay and benefits within the care sector. The report also highlights that unlike managers, pay at carer level is higher…
More than half of people who have taken money out under pension freedoms have not planned for future care costs, a new study shows. A survey of 500 people who have accessed their pension since April of last year revealed that just one in six has budgeted for the cost…
Home carers in Scotland are being "stretched to the limit", according to a new report. The survey of home carers by the Unison Scotland union found four out of five respondents believe services have been affected by budget cuts or privatisation, with the emphasis now on "quantity rather than quality".…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published new reports on home care in Carmarthenshire, Wrexham, Cardiff, Denbighshire, Monmouthshire and Swansea. These six reports are part of their wider review into domiciliary care feed into the full national report later this year. The national report will provide recommendations…
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