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Staying at home and away from others (Social Distancing).

      Published 23 March 2020. The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government … Continue reading

27th March 2020 Covid-19, Homecare, Social Care Support, Staff

Victoria Homecare Coronavirus (COVID-19) Management Policy

      This policy has been written to cover the operational procedures necessary for this domiciliary care organisation to protect its service users and staff from the risks presented by coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. It includes: information provision travel requirements infection control and prevention procedures self-isolating service users business continuity procedures pandemic recovery planning. What … Continue reading

13th March 2020 Social Care Support, Staff

Age UK is calling for the future of social care to be put on a sustainable financial footing urgently.

    A paucity of social care support is costing the NHS £587 million overall, equivalent to £640,000 every day, or £27,000 every hour. These figures are based on the 917 days between the last general election on 8 June 2017 and the upcoming election on 12 December 2019. This is due to many people … Continue reading

6th March 2020 Homecare, Social Care Support

Changes to immigration system without addressing funding is irresponsible

  UKHCA reacted strongly to the news that changes to the UK’s immigration system will not include a visa option for low-skilled migrant workers after Brexit and employers. The Government’s proposals are that skilled workers wanting to come to the UK must have a job offer and a salary of £25,600 or more. There is … Continue reading

6th March 2020 Homecare, Social Care Support, Staff

Growth In Family Carers Propping Up The Care System

      NEW  New research reveals the growth in family carers caring for elderly relatives – and the price they pay. The Social Market Foundation has calculated that there are 7.6 million people in the UK who provide unpaid care for a relative. That is 1 million more than in 2005. Almost 15% of … Continue reading

22nd July 2018 Carers, Family, Homecare, Social Care Support

Research Suggests Brexit Could Worsen Crisis In Social Care.

      Ending free movement within the EU risks exacerbating the social care crisis, according to a new report by the Institute for Public Policy Research, which warned that the UK’s third sector social care organisations were increasingly dependent on hiring EU workers to fill staffing gaps. IPPR argues that the scale of the … Continue reading

26th June 2018 Social Care Support

Call For Social Care To Be Free At The Point Of Need

      Lord Darzi, Professor of Surgery, chair of the Institute for Global Health Innovation at Imperial College, and former Labour Government minister has published his final report. The Lord Darzi review, published by the Institute for Public Policy Research has put forward a 10-point plan for long-term funding as well as a 10-point … Continue reading

26th June 2018 Social Care Support

Dismay At Delay Of Social Care Green Paper

      The Health and Social Care Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, has confirmed that the social care Green Paper will be delayed. Speaking in Parliament, Jeremy Hunt said the Green Paper will be published in the autumn around the same time as the NHS plan. More than seven months ago, the government committed to publishing the paper … Continue reading

26th June 2018 Carers, Social Care, Social Care Support

Scheme Will Enable EU Citizens To Stay In UK After June 2021

      The Home Secretary has announced that EU citizens will have to complete three key steps to obtain settled status to stay in the UK after June 2021: prove their identity, show that that they live in the UK, and declare that they have no serious criminal convictions. The settlement scheme will operate online and … Continue reading

26th June 2018 Carers, EU Citizens, Homecare, Social Care, Social Care Support, Uncategorised

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