Social Media

Ministers are to consult on reforming the system of social care funding in England after effectively abandoning controversial changes set out in the Conservative General Election manifesto. The manifesto proposal to scrap the planned £72,000 cap on care costs - quickly dubbed the "dementia tax" by opposition parties - was…
Plans to curb the use of zero-hours contracts and protect care time in the social care sector, have been unveiled by the Welsh Government. Under proposals being put out to consultation today, employers will need to offer workers in the domiciliary care sector on zero-hours contracts the choice of moving…
Social Care Wales are hosting a consultation event on the review of the Social Care Induction Framework at Cefn Lea Park, Newtown. This consultation event will provide you with an opportunity to have your say on the proposed changes and it takes place on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10am –…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) are considering making changes to the supervisory and management qualification requirements for registration and they are looking to hear your views. To register with the SSSC, supervisors in adult services need to have a practice qualification and a supervisory qualification. This is to make…
A consultation on the expansion of electronic tags to help reduce reoffending has been launched by the Scottish Government. New legislation could see GPS tracking, alcohol monitoring technology and tagging used as an alternative to custody in Scotland for the first time. An expansion could see tagging used as a…
The Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee are to explore whether or not integration authorities are doing enough to involve patients, carers, the third sector and other stakeholders in the design and future of health and social care. All integration authorities have a duty to involve stakeholders and ensure that…
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on a new strategy for healthcare staff in Scotland to close the "gap" in supply. The national workforce plan is aimed at tackling the challenges facing the NHS and social care staff, including the increasing demands of an ageing population. Among the suggestions…
The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee of the National Assembly for Wales has launched an inquiry into loneliness and isolation. There is evidence that loneliness and isolation can have a significant impact on physical and mental health; preventing loneliness and isolation may therefore help to reduce demand for health…
Page 1 of 13