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The Minister for Health and Social Services, Professor Mark Drakeford, has issued a written statement on plans for the Care Council for Wales to be transformed into a new body, Social Care Wales (SCW). SCW will have improved powers and is set to begin its work in April 2017. An…
A hybrid of non-vocational skills are now just as important as qualifications, experience and job-specific attributes, according to new research from social care recruitment agency Randstad Care. How employees interact with one another and their clients and factors such as an individuals’ time management abilities, leadership attributes and capacity to…
Three quarters of MPs agree that adult social care funding from government should be protected in a similar way to the NHS for the next five years, according to a new ComRes poll. The survey, which was commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA), shows that the majority of MPs…
A Prince’s Trust initiative called ‘Get into Health & Social Care’ has proved a hit with young people across Northern Ireland this month. The programme is aimed at young people aged 16 to 25 who are unemployed but want to work in the care sector. On 6 March, the charity…
The Department for Education has published details on the 94 projects to receive grants from it's Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) scheme which aims to deliver life-changing services to children, young people and their families. For the first time the department has separately identified mental health as a theme in…
More than £1 million will help support Scottish social service staff with training, the Scottish Government announced today. Around 800 employees in 74 care charities across Scotland will benefit from the funding which aims to ensure the workforce has the skills and qualifications they need to provide the best possible…
Concerns are being raised by adult social care directors in England that they may not be able to meet the duties placed on them under the Care Act which comes into force next month. Meanwhile there’s a warning that the demands on the system to fulfil new rights for carers…
Health and social care will remain "at least at the present level", David Cameron assured pensioners as he suffered a bumpy ride from an audience of older voters. Asked if he could give "a cast-iron guarantee ... that the health and social care for the elderly like us are saved…
Scotland's Chief Statistician today published “Expenditure on Adult Social Care Services, Scotland, 2003-04 to 2013-14”. This publication provides detailed analysis of expenditure on adult Social Care services in Scotland over the decade prior to Health & Social Care integration Key points: Just under £3 billion was spent on adult Social…
Councils could be forced to make cuts to libraries and bus services to meet the rising demand for social care, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. Spending on social care for vulnerable children and adults is set to account for 60p in every £1 of council tax collected in…
Better care should be provided to the millions of people living with long-term health conditions in the UK that cost the NHS £75 billion a year, a report has warned. Dangerous gaps in diagnosis, treatment, support and co-ordination of care for patients are having serious consequences, the study by the…
Funding of £200 million is to be allocated over two years to support the implementation of health and social care integration, the Scottish Health Secretary has announced today. The investment will extend the current Integrated Care Fund into 2016/17 and 2017/18, and comes on top of £100 million of funding…

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