Care News http://www.careappointments.co.uk Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:51:43 +0100 en-gb Charity welcome 'important first step' but want clear timeline on mental health reforms http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41989-charity-welcome-important-first-step-but-want-clear-timeline-on-mental-health-reforms http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41989-charity-welcome-important-first-step-but-want-clear-timeline-on-mental-health-reforms Charity welcome 'important first step' but want clear timeline on mental health reforms
A charity has called for "firmer commitments" on mental health reform following the Queen's Speech. Rethink Mental Illness said the Government's commitment to reforming mental health legislation was an "important first step" but it also called on ministers to set a clear timeline for action. The Government pledged to "reform…
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England Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:19:02 +0100
Kensington and Chelsea council chief resigns amid Grenfell Tower criticism http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41988-kensington-and-chelsea-council-chief-resigns-amid-grenfell-tower-criticism http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41988-kensington-and-chelsea-council-chief-resigns-amid-grenfell-tower-criticism Kensington and Chelsea council chief resigns amid Grenfell Tower criticism
The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has quit after a barrage of criticism for its response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. Nicholas Holgate said the Communities and Local Government Secretary had "required the leader of the council to seek my resignation" on Tuesday. He added in a…
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England Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:01:34 +0100
New mothers need better checks to help their mental health, charity says http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41987-new-mothers-need-better-checks-to-help-their-mental-health-charity-says http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41987-new-mothers-need-better-checks-to-help-their-mental-health-charity-says New mothers need better checks to help their mental health, charity says
The follow-up check for new mothers needs to be improved to ensure women with mental health problems do not fall through gaps in the system, a parenting charity has said. The GP postnatal check-up, which is usually offered to new mothers six weeks after the birth of their baby, should…
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England Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:51:24 +0100
Holyrood to vote on scrapping time bar for child abuse survivors http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41986-holyrood-to-vote-on-scrapping-time-bar-for-child-abuse-survivors http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41986-holyrood-to-vote-on-scrapping-time-bar-for-child-abuse-survivors Holyrood to vote on scrapping time bar for child abuse survivors
Legislation to lift a time bar to allow survivors of childhood abuse to sue for damages will be voted on at Holyrood later. The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill scraps the existing three-year time limit on personal injury cases for survivors of childhood abuse up to 1964. Minister for Community…
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Scotland Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:10:28 +0100
NI abuse victims 'shattered' as promised compensation delayed for another 10 months http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41985-as-compensation-will-be-paid-for-at-least-another-10-months http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41985-as-compensation-will-be-paid-for-at-least-another-10-months NI abuse victims 'shattered' as promised compensation delayed for another 10 months
Victims of historical child abuse in Northern Ireland have been told they will not receive promised financial compensation for at least another 10 months because of the political crisis. Many have been left devastated to discover that no provision was made in the 2017/18 budget to cover the scheme. Politicians…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:56:37 +0100
Social care reform must not be 'swept under the carpet', campaigners warn http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41984-social-care-reform-must-not-be-swept-under-the-carpet-campaigners-warn http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41984-social-care-reform-must-not-be-swept-under-the-carpet-campaigners-warn Social care reform must not be 'swept under the carpet', campaigners warn
Reform of social care must not be "swept under the carpet" campaigners have warned, as ministers promised to consult on the way the system is funded. Downing Street insisted Theresa May remained committed to facing up to the challenge of caring for a rapidly ageing population. However the Conservatives were…
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England Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:48:57 +0100
NHS Grampian issues apology after care failings in baby death case http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41983-nhs-grampian-issues-apology-after-care-failings-in-baby-death-case http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41983-nhs-grampian-issues-apology-after-care-failings-in-baby-death-case NHS Grampian issues apology after care failings in baby death case
A health board has apologised unreservedly after a probe found "multiple failings" in the care and treatment given to a baby who later died. NHS Grampian said there were no excuses for its conduct in the case and admitted it had failed the family of the young boy. The board…
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Scotland Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:34:34 +0100
Social care funding consultation planned after Tory climbdown on 'dementia tax' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41982-social-care-funding-consultation-planned-after-tory-climbdown-on-dementia-tax http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41982-social-care-funding-consultation-planned-after-tory-climbdown-on-dementia-tax Social care funding consultation planned after Tory climbdown on 'dementia tax'
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…
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England Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:05 +0100
Gething announces £850,000 for new Maggie’s Centre at Velindre site in Cardiff http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41981-gething-announces-850-000-for-new-maggie-s-centre-at-velindre-site-in-cardiff http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41981-gething-announces-850-000-for-new-maggie-s-centre-at-velindre-site-in-cardiff Gething announces £850,000 for new Maggie’s Centre at Velindre site in Cardiff
Wales Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £850,000 to build a Maggie’s Centre on the site of the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. Maggie’s Centres are based in the grounds of large cancer centres and provide emotional and practical support for people with cancer, their families and friends. They are…
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Wales Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:34:25 +0100
New inspection framework for fostering care services in Wales now available http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41980-new-inspection-framework-for-fostering-care-services-in-wales-now-available http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41980-new-inspection-framework-for-fostering-care-services-in-wales-now-available New inspection framework for fostering care services in Wales now available
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published their new framework which will be used for inspections of local authority fostering services and foster care agencies from July this year. The framework, which has been published on the CSSIW website, will be used until new regulations are published…
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Wales Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:18:13 +0100
Leading doctor urges Welsh teenagers make use of suicide prevention resources http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41979-leading-doctor-urges-welsh-teenagers-make-use-of-suicide-prevention-resources http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/41979-leading-doctor-urges-welsh-teenagers-make-use-of-suicide-prevention-resources Leading doctor urges Welsh teenagers make use of suicide prevention resources
A leading North Wales Doctor is encouraging teenagers experiencing suicidal thoughts to seek support or access online resources which can offer hope and practical ideas on staying safe. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Alys Cole King, says it’s vital that teenagers are aware that with the right…
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Wales Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:07:56 +0100
Applications open for £250,000 programme enabling charity leaders to share expertise http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41977-applications-open-for-250-000-programme-enabling-charity-leaders-to-share-expertise http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41977-applications-open-for-250-000-programme-enabling-charity-leaders-to-share-expertise Applications open for £250,000 programme enabling charity leaders to share expertise
The King’s Fund, Comic Relief, and the Big Lottery Fund have opened the application process for a unique support programme enabling charity leaders to help each other through sharing expertise and developing skills. Following a successful pilot, The King’s Fund, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund have agreed to…
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England Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:28:52 +0100
High-quality childcare 'vital for youngsters from disadvantaged families' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41976-high-quality-childcare-vital-for-youngsters-from-disadvantaged-families http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41976-high-quality-childcare-vital-for-youngsters-from-disadvantaged-families High-quality childcare 'vital for youngsters from disadvantaged families'
Poor children should be given as much high-quality early education and care as possible, a leading expert has said. There is a huge "pay off" for youngsters from disadvantaged homes who get access to early years education, according to Andreas Schleicher. A landmark new study by the Organisation for Economic…
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England Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:17:55 +0100
Latest figures show alcohol-related deaths six times higher in poorest areas of Scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41975-latest-figures-show-alcohol-related-deaths-six-times-higher-in-poorest-areas-of-scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41975-latest-figures-show-alcohol-related-deaths-six-times-higher-in-poorest-areas-of-scotland Latest figures show alcohol-related deaths six times higher in poorest areas of Scotland
Alcohol-related death rates were six times higher in the 10% most-deprived areas of Scotland than in the 10% least deprived in 2015, latest figures have shown. The NHS Health Scotland report highlighted inequalities, with alcohol-related stays in hospital nearly nine times higher in the 10% most- deprived areas than in…
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Scotland Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:07:35 +0100
Motor neurone disease placing 'overwhelming financial burden' on sufferers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41974-motor-neurone-disease-placing-overwhelming-financial-burden-on-sufferers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41974-motor-neurone-disease-placing-overwhelming-financial-burden-on-sufferers Motor neurone disease placing 'overwhelming financial burden' on sufferers
People with motor neurone disease (MND) have to shell out almost £10,000 because of costs associated with the disease. A new cost analysis from the think tank Demos showed that the average patient needs £9,645 every year to pay for their additional needs. Bills for care, extra assistance around the…
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England Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:48:51 +0100