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Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care providers, has published a new report on the state of social care warning of a collapse in the system if providers and commissioners do not work together and more nurses are not recruited into the independent sector. It states that…
A conference on adult safeguarding in Plymouth has highlighted current issues practitioners and educators face in the field. Plymouth University, in partnership with Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Safeguarding Adults Board, hosted the event last Friday, which saw Councillor Ian Tuffin, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care for…
Adult Mental Health servies in Wales are to receive an additional £8m every year, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The additional funding will develop services to support people with dementia and increase the availability of psychological therapies across Wales. More than £4.5m will be invested in…
Additional funds are urgently needed to protect older and vulnerable people in the face of £1.1 billion budget cuts to adult social services, a report has warned. This follows "almost unendurable" cutbacks in the past four years and in real terms could mean people receiving fewer hours of vital home…
Changes to social care law mean that people will now have a personal budget based on an assessment of their needs. The City of Edinburgh Council wants to hear views on how they work out how people make a contribution to their personal budget. The consultation offers some background and…
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has refused to rule out further cuts to adult social care in the new parliament. The Tory frontbencher said the Government would take "full account" of the inter-relationship between NHS and social care provision. But he told MPs he could not give details of the spending…
A new resource to help adult social care employers tackle the challenges of staff recruitment and retention has been published by sector agency, Skills for Care. The Finding and Keeping Workers resource identifies problems and solutions within four key themes to attract more people, take on the right people, foster…
The Health Services Management Centre and Middlesex University London have published a compendium of approaches and tools for organisational change within adult social care. Funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research, the compendium is the result of a 18 month project exploring evidence and practice experience of achieving…
Adult social care sevices in the Scottish Borders have been transferred to an arm's length organisation in a bid to help save £5.6m over five years. The move will see around 800 staff moving to SB Cares who will now deliver homecare, residential care homes, extra care housing and day…
The Scottish Government has launched a new version of the Self-directed Support (SDS) website. Self-directed Support allows people, their carers and their families to make informed choices on what their support looks like and how it is delivered, making it possible to meet agreed personal outcomes. SDS can be used…
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…
Social workers and those involved in educating and supporting individuals new to or developing their careers in social work have a new modus operandi – one which our Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn Romeo (pictured) believes to be fit for the 21st Century and reflective of the needs of…