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More than a fifth of councils in England are still commissioning 15-minute social care visits, despite the Government agreeing half an hour should be the minimum standard, it was reported. Around 16,000 people are still receiving "flying visits" by carers for needs such as washing, dressing and eating, an investigation…
An extra £10 million a year of new funding will help ensure the social care sector is strong and sustainable for the future, Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans has announced. The new investment will form part of a three-way agreement to be established between the Welsh…
Care Forum Wales chair Mario Kreft has warned that the social care sector will collapse unless the Welsh Government invests more money in independently-run care homes and domiciliary care. He was speaking after the UK Government gave the go-ahead for local authorities in England to raise more money by raising…
Before the recent Autumn Statement, there was plenty of chatter about the government – at long last – putting more money into social care. The system has been starved of funds in recent years, with councils forced to provide significantly more care with vastly reduced funds. Only today, the Care…
Companies that provide care to the elderly and disabled are increasingly handing back contracts to local authorities because they are not being paid enough, the leader of the health regulator in England has said. The problem arises mostly with smaller providers, said David Behan, chief executive of the Care Quality…
Rebecca Evans, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, has issued a written statement on the Welsh Government's consultation on improving the recruitment and retention of domiciliary care workers in Wales. "In September 2015, the Welsh Government commissioned important primary and secondary research from Manchester Metropolitan University on the relationship…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), regulator for the social care workforce in NI, has refreshed their Mobile Learning App ‘The Domiciliary Care Toolkit’. The App has updated content on Dementia Care, Adult Safeguarding and the NISCC Standards of Conduct and Practice for Social Care Workers. Sean Holland, Chief…
People considering a career in care can chat to Bluebird Care’s fully-trained workers at a ‘Care Job Fair’ at Guildford Job Centre next week. Learning a variety of key skills, including how to save a life, the old-Woking based care provider is currently creating 25 care assistant jobs as a…
Children and adults with disabilities and health conditions, no matter how complex, want to receive their care and support at home and in their local communities. This is what is important to them. There are many families in Wales providing unpaid care and support to family, friends and neighbours and…
An Alzheimer's disease sufferer's last year alive was living hell due to inadequate training for care staff, his daughter has said. Linda Jackson, 63, said she struggled to get good quality homecare for her father Ken Richard before he died in 2014 aged 87. She said her father, a dock…
Vulnerable older people are being denied regular showers and visits to the toilet because of cuts to social care budgets, a UNISON report has warned today. The Damage: Care in Crisis is based on a survey of more than 1,000 staff across the UK working in homecare, residential support and…
Complaints about care provided in people's homes rose by a quarter over the last year, while those about care homes increased by a fifth, a new report says. The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) received 2,969 complaints and enquiries about adult social care in 2015/16, up 6% on the previous year.…
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