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Ministers have been warned the clock is ticking for them to prevent the collapse of care providers for people with learning disabilities. Mencap said the Government had until August 15 to halt HM Revenue and Customs enforcement action over demands to fund £400 million in back-pay for sleep-in carers. The…
Healthcare provision to residents in care homes across England is often ‘erratic and inequitable’, a major three-year study funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has found. Led by the University of Hertfordshire, and involving Professor Julienne Meyer CBE from City, University of London, the Optimal study found…
Organisations looking after people with learning disabilities could collapse due to a £400 million bill for back pay for carers, the chairman of Mencap has warned. Derek Lewis claimed the financial impact would be "devastating" for smaller care providers, and even a charity as established as the Royal Mencap Society…
Vulnerable people who lack the ability to choose how they are cared for are being "let down" by the very institutions that are charged with their care, an Ombudsman has warned. The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, which investigates complaints about adult social care, raised concerns about how decisions…
The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham has been commissioned to complete a critical appraisal of a health care programme which aims to share innovation around primary care services such as those offered by GPs, thereby reducing hospital admissions and pressure on A&E departments. Primary health …
Social care organisations looking to inject some fresh thinking can now apply to host a graduate during our Graduate Management programme, starting in January. For the first time in 2018, the programme is being run in partnership between Skills for Care and the NHS Leadership Academy, fast-tracking highly motivated graduates…
Skills For Care (SFC) have stressed the importance of inspiring the next generation of care workers into the sector to meet the growing demand for social care services. According to the latest SFC report the number of adult social care jobs will increase by 31% to around 2 million by…
Occupational therapists are calling for an end to a "high volume, low cost" approach to social care, which they say leaves many older people missing out on vital services. A new report from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists said providing the right care initially can prevent the need for…
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