One of Britain’s leading charities is calling on councils to stop cutting vital services for carers of disabled people, who they say are reaching “breaking point”.
Food poverty in the UK “has all the signs of a public health emergency,” warn experts in a letter to The BMJ this week.
David Taylor-Robinson from the University of Liverpool, and colleagues show that the number of malnutrition related admissions to hospital in England has doubled since 2008-09.
A new interactive website
detailing the performance of every adult social care department in local authorities across England has been launched.
Skills for Care is looking for feedback on the draft version of The Principles of Workforce Integration
– designed to bring together services that interact with people who need care and support.
Campaigners are calling on the government to ensure that all care home residents are protected by the Human Rights Act, to close potential loopholes in the law.
A CQC report
has revealed that avoidable admissions to hospital are rising, particularly among older people. CQC chief executive David Behan has called on care commissioners and providers to work together more closely to treat and support more people in community settings. Here’s the key reaction:
More than half a million people aged 65 and over were admitted as an emergency to hospital with ‘avoidable’ conditions in the last year – including almost one in ten aged 75 and over.
Birmingham Council bosses should be given time to turn around their failing children’s services, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has said.
Professionals whose job brings them into regular contact with unpaid carers are being asked to encourage them to get a free flu jab this winter.
Every year, the vast majority of unpaid carers miss out on a free flu jab, despite the fact that they’re entitled to request one if they’re the main carer for someone who’s ill or disabled and whose health would be at risk if they fell ill.
Making a commitment to writing a regular blog is an onerous and self-inflicted duty, writes Vic Citarella
. There is so much to write about and so little time.
Pressure to fill intermediate care services with people leaving hospital has increased this year, leaving less capacity to help people avoid going to hospital in the first place, indicates the second national audit of intermediate care.
A new online guide on integration, aimed at encouraging health and social care workers to strengthen relationships across different professions, has been launched.