The new ratings system for hospitals and care homes must focus on dignity, compassion and the quality of care, directors of social services have said. More »
Campaigners are calling on commissioners to offer more flexible services closer to their families in the wake of Castlebeck entering administration. More »
People in England will have their lifetime contributions towards their own care capped at £75,000 - it\\\\\\\'s created a storm of debate around the limit. More »
Services for older people and people with disabilities are still being cut despite funding being transferred from the NHS to local authority-funded social care. More »
In March 2014, the Supreme Court issued a judgment on deprivation of liberty, which clarified what may constitute a situation whereby someone can legally have their liberty taken away.
The report on child protection reveals that 570,800 children were referred to social services in England in 2013/14 – the highest number since the data was first collected in 2010.
Six out of ten ADASS chief officer members say that social care providers are facing financial difficulties now, and personal budgets will get smaller over the next two years.
Brunel University London found that expectations and stereotypes of a lonely old age are predictors of actual loneliness. In a sample of “not lonely” people over the age of 50 years old, a third expected to be lonely and a quarter agreed that old age is a time of loneliness.
Two of the leading improvement support organisations in England, Skills for Care and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), have come together to develop a joint offer of improvement support for registered providers of social care for adults in England.
The Care Act 2014 includes rights for those receiving care and those who provide it to their loved ones.
But that cap will also be applied to people who develop care needs from the age of 25, the Department of Health has now said.
An analysis of government data by Prestige Nursing and Care indicates a rising level of skills among the UK’s care workforce.
Since 2009, the rate of applications for people aged 85 and over has nearly doubled CQC research shows.
The review – led by Paul Burstow, former care and support minister – criticises lack of organisation that threatens to fail those needing care in their own homes.
The 2014 National Audit of Intermediate Care (NAIC) shows that, in spite of similar findings in 2012 and 2013, there has still been no national increase in funding for intermediate care services, which provide an important link between GPs, social care and hospitals.