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Fair cost of care – size doesn’t matter

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Thank you to all providers who have submitted data returns for the Fair Cost of Care exercise. To everyone else...this is a final plea to complete and send your data return to LaingBuisson. We need as many datasets as possible to influence the... Read more


Social care workforce decrease

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Skills for Care has published their report, the size and structure of the adult social care workforce. For the first time since figures were recorded the adult social care workforce has shrunk. The figures back up at a national level what you... Read more


Formal Notice published for future data reporting

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DHSC has published the Formal Notice setting out what information is required by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care from CQC-regulated adult social care providers, under section 277A of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, as inserted... Read more


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Oxfordshire County Council have announced the arrangements for the local Fair Cost of Care exercise. Laing Buisson will be leading the data collation and the exercise started on 1 July, which hopefully you know already. The timeline has been... Read more


Barriers to care workers working longer hours

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Why wouldn't you want to reply to a provider-led survey? DHSC SE has asked for some quick research on the barriers to care workers working longer hours, and in particular the fact that we have large numbers of part-time workers. The stories that... Read more


Census 2021 – first results

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The first results from Census 2021 are out. Most areas of the UK saw a percentage rise in population over the ten years from 2011-2021 with the average rise across England being 6.6%. All of our local areas saw percentage rises in population: ... Read more


Support in the fuel crisis

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Road information to help plan domiciliary care delivery and staff movement into the future. One Network is a comprehensive catch-all site with all road closures and alterations except short-term emergency closures with dates Includes... Read more


PPE alert

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If you received either of the items below, which are items of PPE that have been centrally distributed from stocks procured by DHSC during the response to the pandemic, please read on. Both of these items are to be quarantined with immediate effect... Read more


CAA joins the Care Provider Alliance

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Excellent news that the Care Association Alliance has been accepted into the England-wide, Care Provider Alliance [CPA]. The CPA is the collaboration of 10 (now 11!) national care associations, including Care England, Home Care Association and... Read more