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The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is calling on local authorities in the North of Scotland to get involved in a pilot programme which hopes to raise the profile of Support Work and the important role it plays in rural communities. Specifically, the pilot will look at: what the learning…
Health experts have warned against cuts to public health funding and social care as George Osborne announced a £3.8 billion cash injection for the NHS. The funding boost - above inflation - for frontline NHS services in England has been warmly welcomed but experts said the cash must not be…
Scope has published new research that aims to understand how social care affects younger disabled people and the impact of the funding crisis. The charity spoke to 500 disabled people aged 18-64 who use social care. It asked how far services support them to live, work and participate in their…
The social care sector could face a shortfall of a million workers in the next 20 years, according to a report. The system for adults in England faces a gap of 200,000 care workers by the end of this parliament due to restrictions on immigration and a failure to attract…
All domiciliary care workers in Wales will need to be registered from 2020 before they can work in the social care sector, with adult residential care workers to follow in 2022, Health and Social Services Minister, Mark Drakeford has announced. Currently, social workers, social work students, residential child care managers…
Social Care Services, Scotland, 2015 presents the latest national figures for Social Care services provided or purchased by Local Authorities in Scotland. These services give people the support, practical help and personal care that they need to live as independently as possible in the community. The introduction of Self-directed Support…
The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has published its complaints statistics for adult social care – including data for both councils and private care providers – in its Annual Review of Adult Social Care Complaints 2014/15. In total, the LGO received 2,803 complaints and enquiries about adult social care in 2014/15,…
Unpaid carers are saving the taxpayer £132 billion a year thanks partly to a "dramatic rise" in the hours they work, a new report claims. A rise in the cost of professional replacement carers is also behind the annual figure, which is almost the same as is currently spent on…
The Department of Health have published new guidance on how staff in social care settings can ensure adults get personalised care and support. Voice, choice and control: how registered nurses, care and support staff in the care sector can support people to achieve these aims provides guidance on how registered…
Disabled people are sleeping fully-clothed in their wheelchairs and surviving on biscuits due to cuts to social care, according to a new report. Many are in crisis because social care care services are "crumbling", the research by the charity Scope found. It said that people have had their care packages…
Health and social care services should work more closely together to ensure older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions receive effective care, says NICE. In latest social care guidance, NICE calls for care to be integrated so that better, more person-centre care can be provided for the…
The NHS is facing a "toxic mix" as winter approaches of deficits, rising waiting times and low staff morale, an influential think tank has warned. Cuts to social care are also damaging the NHS and creating problems with so-called bed-blocking not seen for almost a decade, the King's Fund said.…

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