Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Thousands deprived of their liberty without proper assessment

Thousands deprived of liberty without proper assessment

A county council has been criticised by the social care ombudsman after it decided not to assess vulnerable people who may have been unlawfully...

Skills for Care launches improvement guide

Skills for Care has launched an online guide to help social care employers to identify, plan and implement change across their service. Guide to improvement...

Government pledges to protect older people from unfair fees 

The government has accepted most of the Law Commission’s recommendations on event fees, including a new statutory code of practice and making costs ‘crystal...
Care Inspectorate chief executive Peter Macleod

Foster carer household numbers continue to fall, report finds

The number of approved foster carer households in Scotland has continued to drop. Care Inspectorate figures show that in 2017, 365 new foster carer homes...
Care groups highlight ‘unjustifiable assumptions’ behind mental capacity bill.

Groups claim mental capacity bill makes ‘unjustifiable assumptions’

Concerns have been raised by care sector organisations about a revised impact assessment concerning changes to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which is progressing...
Absence of social care funding concerns MPs

Children’s social care reform ‘painfully slow’, MPs conclude

The Department for Education needs to do more work in reforming the quality and finances of children’s social care. A group of MPs has concluded...
Retirement communities helping residents’ physical and mental health, study reveals

Retirement communities help residents’ physical and mental health, study reveals

Older people living in retirement communities benefit from improved physical and mental health, a study has revealed. Researchers found that residents living in the communities...
Care Software Providers Association launched

Care Software Providers Association launches

An organisation has been created to promote the use of digital technologies in the social care sector. The Care Software Providers Association will also focus...
Care providers advised to find solutions to staffing issues

Lack of workforce plan putting strain on care sector

Care providers should come up with solutions to deal with workforce issues because there is no realistic plan being introduced by government, a report...

51% of over 45s believe social care policy is being neglected

More than half (51%) of over 45s think that later life social care policy is being neglected by government because on ongoing Brexit negotiations. A...