NAO criticises DHSC for lack of workforce strategy

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has not published a workforce strategy for the past nine years and cannot demonstrate that the sector...

Three in four councils unable to help disabled adults

Sense is calling on the Government to give more resources to local authorities to help carers and adults with disabilities make future care plans. Taken...

Care home occupancy at five-year high

Occupancy rates for UK care homes rose for the fifth consecutive year, while average fee levels outstripped RPI inflation for the fourth year running,...

Winter crisis highlights care shortfall

Council leaders from the Local Government Association (LGA) have said the winter health crisis should incentivise the government to adequately fund the country’s social...

Skills for Care graduates

Skills for Care’s new graduate trainees have started their year-long management training programme, designed to develop the leaders and managers of the future. This new...

Hunt says Green Paper will make system less ‘random’

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt has indicated that the Green Paper on older people will propose reforms to make...

Social care gets £150m in Local Finance Settlement

The Government has announced an extra £150m for councils to spend on social care in the Local Finance Settlement 2018/19. Secretary of State for Housing,...

Ombudsman issues care cost contract guidance

Social care providers can download fresh guidance from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to help ensure that cost information is clear in...

Dinenage is new care minister

Caroline Dinenage has been appointed Minister of State for Adult Social Care at the Department of Health and Social Care. The Minister of State for...

Suffolk care home fined for unsafe care

The manager and owner of a Suffolk care home has been fined at Ispwich Magistrates’ Court following an investigation into the death of a...