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Some say rules are made to be broken and according to research from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, almost half (45.5%) of care workers have worked for a company that implemented strange or ridiculous rules. What’s more, the majority (70%) confessed that they weren’t happy about having to…
Two of Scotland’s leading disability charities are joining together in a move they say will protect and grow frontline social care services across Scotland. ENABLE Scotland and Sense Scotland have launched an innovative Group structure, thought to be the first of its kind in the charity sector in Scotland, in…
New requirements to ensure care staff who look after people in their own homes are treated fairly and people receiving care experience the best possible services come into force today, the Welsh Government has confirmed. The new requirements are part of the Welsh Government’s wider efforts to support the delivery…
The care industry will be plunged into "crisis" if the Government does not step in to fund a £400 million back payment bill, MPs have heard. Ministers were warned that the decision of HMRC to pursue care providers for liabilities could result in a "rash of mini Carillions". The warning…
Getting social care is "like being in a shop with no prices", according to the author of a major review of social care which concluded costs should be capped. Sir Andrew Dilnot said that although people know how much they will pay each week or month, they have no idea…
Norfolk County Council is planning to step up the use of assistive technology in social care, with an emphasis on existing products likely to include devices using Amazon Alexa software. It is reviewing the technologies available and a proposal has gone through its Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee to approve…
A legal action over payments for "sleep-in" shifts, which could cost the UK care industry billions if judges rule in favour of workers, has reached the Court of Appeal. Leading judges in London will consider two recent conflicting rulings on whether care workers who sleep at their place of work,…
A cap on the "punitive" costs faced by people requiring care is set to be included in the latest Government plan for reform of the system in England, Jeremy Hunt indicated. The Health and Social Care Secretary acknowledged there was an "illness lottery" which left people suffering from conditions such…
Almost 20,000 people received "flying" visits of only 15 minutes for personal social care last year, according to a charity's research. Disability charity Leonard Cheshire said the figures were indicative of "a care system in crisis" and warned the numbers receiving such short visits were likely to be even higher.…
Social Care Wales have published their response to the consultation on Transforming Care in the 21st Century, which ran for 12 weeks between 24 July and 16 October 2017. The report provides a summary of responses and details how they have modified their proposals in light of the feedback received…
Vulnerable and elderly people who are re-admitted to hospital on a regular basis should receive automatic home checks, the British Red Cross has suggested. It has conducted a report which warns that some older and vulnerable people face an "endless cycle of avoidable hospital re-admissions" - going in and out…
A care worker has received a police caution after shocking hidden camera footage showed her repeatedly slapping an elderly woman with dementia in her own home. Mega Nursing and Care confirmed it had dismissed employee Stacey George, 46, who was caught hitting Sabina Marsden, 78, at her house in Kettering,…
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