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Funding increased for nursing in care homes

Funding for nursing in care homes is being increased to support tens of thousands of ...
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Hartford Care to pay Real Living Wage

Care provider Hartford Care has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.
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Government won’t appeal high court ruling on unlawful care home discharge policies

Following last week’s ruling that policies were "unlawful" for failing to take into account the ...
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Scottish care homes “safest possible environment”, said deputy first minister

Following the High Court ruling in England, Scottish first minister John Swinney said that the ...
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Migration Advisory Committee report says carers should be paid more 

Carers should be paid a higher minimum wage and made permanently eligible for work visas ...
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‘Unfair’ exclusion from care bonus for some Welsh care workers

The Welsh government is to award around 53,000 registered care home and home care workers ...
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Adult Social Care Committee publishes call for evidence

Parliament’s Adult Social Care Committee has published its call for evidence, inviting the public to ...
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Care employers get together for Ukraine

Care employers have been working together to understand how they can provide a meaningful employment ...
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Scottish care home residents can have loved ones as carers

The Scottish government has announced new Health and Social Care Standards for care homes, reinforcing ...
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People Plan for Social Care launched at the House of Lords

Last Monday The Institute of Health and Social Care Management (IHSCM) launched its People Plan ...
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Free Covid-19 tests for care staff once universal testing ends 

Free Covid-19 tests will continue to be available to help protect specific groups, including eligible ...
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Swann announces £1m grants from Support for Carers Fund

Northern Ireland’s health minister Robin Swann has announced the allocation of more than £1 million ...
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Welsh Social Care Transition Plan sets out new care home arrangements and changes to testing

A timetable for changes to Wales’ Test Trace Protect service is being published as part ...
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Northern Ireland’s Health and Social Care Board set to close

The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) will officially close on 31 March 2022, with ...
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Five authorities to test social care charging reform

Five local authorities in England will implement the new adult social care charging system earlier ...
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Social care providers to receive extra funding

The government today announced that local authorities in England will be given money to help ...
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Sector responds to government’s Spring Statement

National Care Forum (NCF) and Access Social Care have let their feelings be known about ...
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Sajid Javid at #FacingtheFuture: “We’re at a crossroads where there is no turning back”

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid closed Care England’s first in-person ...
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Committee questions what happens to staff dismissed due to mandatory vaccination regulations 

Following the revocation of two sets of regulations that made full vaccination against Covid-19 a ...
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Patient data extracted to support policymaking on NHS-funded social care

The Department of Health and Social Care is aiming to support policymakers by extracting patient ...
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Open consultation on operational guidance to implement a lifetime cap on care costs

The Department of Health and Social Care is updating the rules on how people pay ...
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Underfunded social care reforms trigger concerns of council ‘budget black hole’

As councils plan their budgets for next year, concerns are growing that the government’s reforms ...
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Independent Care Group condemns plans to make visitors pay to test

The Independent Care Group has urged the government to reverse its proposal to make care ...
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NHS too ‘hierarchical’ and ‘centralised’ to get greater social care role, says Baroness

Crossbench peer, writer and former Number 10 adviser Baroness Camilla Cavendish’s report on her 2020 ...
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Sajid Javid: “All social care providers to adopt a digital record”

Following his ‘road to recovery’ tour, health secretary Sajid Javid has given a speech at ...
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Boris Johnson scraps free Covid-19 tests for care home visitors 

The prime minister’s spokesman has confirmed that people vising relatives in care homes will no ...
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Care home residents offered spring booster jab

Health and social care secretary Sajid Javid has issued a statement offering an additional Covid-19 ...
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Jeremy Hunt: long-awaited response is a “missed opportunity” to tackle staff shortages

The government has missed an opportunity to alleviate the workforce crisis in the NHS and ...
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Visiting restrictions relaxed in Northern Irish care homes

Health minister Robin Swann has confirmed the further relaxation of restrictions around visiting care homes ...
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Care worker immigration rules relaxed

Social care providers will be able to recruit overseas workers to fill vacancies under relaxed ...
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Sajid Javid goes on ‘road to recovery’ tour

Health and social care secretary Sajid Javid is taking to the road in England this ...
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Charity issues warning on ‘social care cap’

Ahead of the House of Lords debate in the next few weeks on the Health ...
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New plans to join up health and social care announced

A new Integration White Paper has been announced, setting out a vision for an integrated ...
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Councils given boost of more than £1 billion for social care

Councils in England will have access to a share of £54.1 billion in funding for ...
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Government launches housing-with-care taskforce

strong focus on housing-with care, has been announced by the government. 
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Care sector responds to vaccine U-turn speculation

Health and social care secretary Sajid Javid has announced that regulations making vaccines a condition ...
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Social care restrictions eased to allow unlimited visiting

Restrictions in place to prevent the spread of Omicron in adult social care are being ...
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“Huge opportunity missed” – Johnson’s tax hike will mostly benefit the NHS, say care leaders

“Huge opportunity missed” – government’s tax hike will mostly benefit the NHS, say care leaders
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“No jab, no job” policy pushing care sector to “crisis point”

Care providers have appealed for urgent Government action as increasing numbers of care homes experience ...
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The new Health and Care Bill: what it means for you

The new Health and Care Bill: what it means for you
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