Sunday, December 6, 2020

Social Care

£8.2 Million Grant To Help Train Social Care Workforce In Wales

The Welsh Government has set out how a multi-million pound grant will be used to support the essential training of the social care workforce in Wales.

Britain’s Care System ‘Turning Its Back’ On Vulnerable Young People, Says Charity

Action for Children warns that young people in the most difficult situations are leaving the care system too young and without crucial life skills.

60% Of Family Carers Pushed To ‘Breaking Point’, Warns Charity

Cuts to health and social care funding are pushing 60% of carers across the UK to breaking point, a leading UK charity has warned.

Critics brand eBay-style system while company says it is changing behaviour in a 'too fluffy' market

Care Home Neglect Complaints Up 13% Since 2011

Figures show that there has been around 109,000 investigations into alleged abuse and neglect cases in residential care homes since 2011, an increase of 13%.

Survey of adult social services chiefs reveals 'unpalatable' cuts for older and vulnerable people are in the offing as care budgets shrink

Labour Councillors Battle To Save Cheshire Care Home From Tory Closure

A number of respondents to a public consultation were concerned that a decision to close Mountview Care Home had been taken and that it was a done deal.

Council Failed To Provide Adequate Respite Care For Severely Disabled Child

A Lancashire family missed out on quality time together for more than two years, because the county council did not provide the correct support to their severely disabled daughter

Calls For Five-Year Health And Social Care Funding Commitment

A five-year commitment to transform health and social care funding is urgently needed to avoid the care system spiraling towards a deeper crisis, council leaders are warning today

Welsh LibDems Hail New £50 Million Care Fund A ‘Major’ Achievement

Welsh Liberal Democrats Press Release: Details have been announced today of the £50m care fund that was established due to the Welsh Liberal Democrats negotiations with the Welsh Government. The Intermediate Care Fund, set-up through the Welsh Government's negotiations with the...

Withdrawal Of Night-Time Care Breached Disabled Women’s Human Rights, Says ECHR

The case concerned a lady with severely limited mobility who complained about a reduction by a local authority of the amount allocated for her weekly care.

Controversial Appointment To Cheshire East Caring Together Board

Caring Together is part of the wider NHS reorganisation of health and social care across eastern Cheshire.

Improvements To Adult Social Care Complaints Process Make It ‘Easier’ To Raise Concerns

People who want to raise concerns about adult social care in England can now benefit from a new arrangement between the sector’s regulator and ombudsman.

New £2 Million Fund To Help Older People Stay Healthy In Their Homes

The coalition government has announced that a new £2 million fund will be made available to help community and volunteer-led projects provide extra support to older people next winter.

Mental Health Service Users Publish Healthwatch Handbook

The handbook includes advice on conducting ‘enter and view’ visits to mental health services, effectively involving people with experience of mental health conditions.

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