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Current funding arrangements from Welsh Government will not cover the expected increases in cost and demand facing social care, the Welsh Local Government Association has warned. A joint report by WLGA and ADSS to the National Assembly for Wales’ Finance Committee estimates that next year’s additional pressure of £99m in…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) is inviting Social Care Managers from across the country to a “Sharing Innovation and Good Practice” forum. NISCC Social Care Managers’ Forum is a free bi-annual event open to all Social Care Managers working in Northern Ireland, each of whom is encouraged to…
Patients including older people with conditions such as dementia and motor neurone disease are being hit with huge care bills because a postcode lottery is denying them access to NHS funding, a watchdog has claimed. Which? said NHS funding data showed vulnerable people in England with the most expensive medical…
Councils cannot charge people for the first six weeks of intermediate care, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has warned, following an investigation into a complaint about North Somerset Council. The warning comes after a family complained North Somerset Council was not clear about the care home fees they…
Health and social care services in Renfrewshire are moving towards more joined-up working to deliver better outcomes for people who experience care, but some improvements are needed. That is the view of inspectors from Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate who have today published the report of an inspection…
Care Inspectorate Wales and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales have jointly published the 2016-17 monitoring report on for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) across Wales. The Safeguards apply to people over the age of 18 who can’t consent to treatment or care in a hospital or care home and where restrictions or…
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…
Hundreds of thousands of NHS patients could be given funds to pay for their own healthcare under new government plans. The scheme would see controversial "personal budgets" rolled out to around 350,000 people in a bid to "put power back in the hands of patients". Currently just 23,000 NHS users…
Social care should take inspiration from apps like Uber to offer individualised services for people who need support, according to experts. The sector desperately needs a "creative disruption" that will encourage people to manage their care according to their own needs, the incoming President of the Association of Directors of…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today announced the appointment of an interim Chief Executive following the departure of Anna Fowlie who moves on to become Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations later this month. Lorraine Gray, currently the SSSC’s Director of Strategic Performance and Engagement takes…
Cuts to local authority budgets mean councils are spending £137 a year less per head on average, new analysis shows. Figures from the Scottish Parliamentary Information Centre, commissioned by Labour, outline changes in the real-terms total revenue per head figures for councils across Scotland between 2013/14 and 2018/19. The average…
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…
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