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Elderly social care, energy prices and financial fraud must be top priorities for the next government to maintain consumer confidence and a thriving economy, a watchdog has said. Which? urged all political parties to address the "critical" consumer issues in the forthcoming election which are the cause of "significant detriment"…
Leading social care provider, Cornerstone, has announced the launch of a new Charitable Foundation to separate its fundraising and social care functions; a vision set out by the organisation’s new business model launched earlier this year. Cornerstone has taken inspiration from international counterparts by separating its donor funded charitable activities…
Thousands of cancer patients every year are dying in hospital against their wishes, a new report says. More than 62,000 cancer patients die in hospital every year in the UK, 38% of all those who die from the disease. This is despite the fact that 64% of people with cancer…
Disability Rights UK has partnered with University of Birmingham and Sport England to develop evidence based guidelines to help social workers to have conversations with disabled people in receipt of social care support (personal budgets and direct payments) about how and where to be physically active and importantly why. findings…
A patient with "complex" health needs has been waiting more than three-and-a-half years to leave hospital after being declared fit for discharge, it has been revealed. The patient, who has not been named, and who suffers from a "serious mental health condition" plus a learning disability and physical health problems,…
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) is launching Propagate - a new six-month project to embed the use of Iriss tools, particularly co-production tools, to support collaboration and conversation. The project will involve delivering a series of workshops to support those working in social services with…
A growing staffing "crisis" in Scotland's care homes is hitting provision and contributing to hospital bed blocking, an industry body has warned. New figures released by private and voluntary social care representative organisation Scottish Care uncovered evidence of major problems in recruiting and retaining staff. The survey of around 250…
More than 900 adult social care workers a day left their jobs in England last year, according to a new study. Around 60% of those who quit their jobs left the adult social care profession altogether, and the sector experienced an estimated shortage of more than 84,000 care workers. Data…
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