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Government denies stripping social care of its political status, as junior minister gets portfolio

Angeline Albert, News Editor (22-Jul-16)

Adult social care no longer has a minister of state, following the Department of Health's (DH) decision to make it the responsibility of the junior minister David Mowat. This week, David Mowat was given the.....

Third Outstanding rating is 'testament to the dedication of the whole team', says care provider

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (22-Jul-16)

Residents and staff of a family-run care business in the North East are celebrating after achieving their third ‘Outstanding’ Care Quality Commission (CQC). Park House, located on Park Lane in Guisborough,.....

ADASS director who died during a meeting 'will be sadly missed'

Sue Learner, Editor (21-Jul-16)

Harold Bodmer, president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and director of Norfolk’s adult social services, died yesterday after collapsing during a meeting at Norfolk County Hall. The.....

Scientists reveal how protein build-up leads to Alzheimer's disease

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (19-Jul-16)

A team of Cambridge researchers have identified that it may be possible to control how proteins build-up in the brain of someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from the Department of Chemist at the University of Cambridge.....

MPs warn scale of funding challenge for health and social care is 'colossal'

Sue Learner, Editor (19-Jul-16)

MPs have painted a pretty grim picture of the future for health and social care, saying the scale of the funding challenge in health is “colossal” and historical cuts to social care funding have now “exhausted the opportunities for.....

Care worker who conned care home resident banned for life from working in care industry

Sue Learner, Editor (19-Jul-16)

A care worker, who defrauded a care home resident out of thousands of pounds in the pretence she was doing her shopping, has been given a 12-month suspended sentence and banned from working in the care industry for life. Angela.....

Warnings issued for vulnerable and elderly as heatwave hits England

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (18-Jul-16)

Public Health England (PHE) has issued a warning to older people and those with health conditions, over the forecast ‘heatwave’ effecting parts of England. Older people and those with health conditions are being warned to stay.....

Swaffham and Rugby care homes celebrate Outstanding ratings

Angeline Albert, News Editor (15-Jul-16)

Staff at care homes in Swaffham and Rugby have been celebrating after receiving Outstanding ratings from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in recent weeks. Meadow House Nursing Home in Swaffham and Dewar.....

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt survives Cabinet reshuffle

Sue Learner, Editor (14-Jul-16)

Jeremy Hunt, who has become deeply unpopular as health minister by forcing junior doctors to accept a contract they don’t want, has kept his job. Since Theresa May became Prime Minister, she has made drastic.....

Care homes get 40% nursing care rise from Department of Health

Angeline Albert, News Editor (14-Jul-16)

The NHS contribution towards the cost of a registered nurse in a nursing home has risen by 40 per cent to £156.25 per person per week. The Department of Health announced the 2016/17 NHS-Funded Nursing Care.....

Families urged to 'make time count' and join Memory Walks

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (14-Jul-16)

Alzheimer’s Society, the leading dementia charity, has urged families across the country to spend time together and join local Memory Walks, as it’s revealed families are spending less time together. According.....

Come what May? Political shake up sees social care wait for dust to settle

Angeline Albert, News Editor (13-Jul-16)

Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May may have moved into 10 Downing Street, but as old cabinet ministers step down for their replacements, many in social care are wondering what this change means for them. A.....

Councils' social care budgets at 'tipping point' with black hole of £940m

Sue Learner, Editor (13-Jul-16)

Local authorities’ social care budgets need an extra £940m just to keep services operating at the same levels as last year, according to a new report. The 2016 Budget survey by the Association of Directors.....

Concerns over ageing workforce increase as one in three nurses can retire within ten years

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (12-Jul-16)

New research reveals the challenges facing the NHS nursing workforce, with one in three nurses due to retire in the next ten years and a lack of 'homegrown' nurses to fill the imminent gap. The Institute.....

Many people no longer expect families to care for them in old age

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (12-Jul-16)

According to new research, nearly three quarters of people think themselves or others will have care needs in old age. Yet, a poll of 2,000 people across the UK, commissioned by Bupa, a leading healthcare.....

Policeman rescues woman with dementia and holds her hand all the way home

Sue Learner, Editor (12-Jul-16)

West Yorkshire police were called out to rescue an elderly woman with dementia after staff at Sainsbury’s in Shorehead found her walking around the store distressed and confused. They revealed on Facebook.....

'More ethnic minority social care leaders needed' to reflect UK

Angeline Albert, News Editor (11-Jul-16)

People from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds in social care’s management roles say they have struggled to make it into the sector’s senior positions. In response to this issue, Skills for Care.....

Care Forum continues to attract key decision makers from the care sector

Sue Learner, Editor (11-Jul-16)

The Care Forum, which has been hailed as the “most worthwhile event in the healthcare industry”, continues to attract key decision-makers from the care sector. The annual networking event in June brought.....

People with hearing loss urged to be proactive about their communication needs

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (11-Jul-16)

Action on Hearing Loss, a national charity, is urging the nine million people in England who are deaf or have hearing loss to tell their GP what support they need to help them communicate. The call comes.....

'Ineffective' social care courses to be scrapped, says Skills Minister

Angeline Albert, News Editor (08-Jul-16)

Hundreds of social care courses that ‘short-change’ England’s students and bosses are to be scrapped, the Skills Minister has announced. Currently, 16-year-olds considering a technical education can choose.....