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Digital programme launched to help find social care solutions

Innovators are being urged to find ways to deliver mental health and social care support digitally as part of a drive to provide more...

NACAS and CWC join forces to support care workforce

Policy, research and campaign work carried out by the National Association of Care and Support Workers (NACAS) is being transferred over to the Care...

MPs to hear evidence on Covid-19 preparations in social care

Professor Martin Green will give evidence to MPs next week on the impact coronavirus is likely to have on the social care sector. The Health...

Government allocates extra money to support social care

A total of £2.9bn is being made available to public services to support vulnerable people and free up hospital beds during the Covid-19 outbreak. Money will...

Ageism has ‘far reaching consequences’, finds report

Attitudes to ageing are more negative than positive, according to Centre for Ageing Better research, with older people subject to damaging stereotypes.   The report, Doddery but dear?:...

Covid-19 guidance issued to local authority commissioners

Guidance has been issued to local authority commissioners to help support social care providers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Issued by the Association of Directors...

Social care sector will need supporting, MPs told

MPs have been told the opportunity to support and strengthen social care must be taken so hospital beds can be made available to receive...

Scottish Care CEO posts video message offering care providers advice

Scottish Care chief executive Donald Macaskill has issued a video message to care providers outlining guidance on coronavirus. The guidance issued included precautions aimed...

CQC halts routine inspections

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has halted routine inspections as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise. The regulator said its primary objective was...

Visitor restrictions in place at care homes

Growing numbers of UK operators are restricting visitors to care homes due to the spread of coronavirus. After learning that operators were suspending non-essential visits,...