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Social care needs urgent review

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Today we're loving social care.  We've written to all local MPs and ASC portfolio holders to ask them the same. Social Care funding requires an urgent review: long term funding is needed. Find our letter... Read more

Covid-19 update

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The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has provided an update on the BA.2.86 COVID-19 variant in England and the identification of further cases. This variant was behind the sole care home outbreak so far this autumn in Norfolk, where 28 cases... Read more

Flu and COVID-19 autumn vaccine programmes brought forward

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Following news last week on the uptick in Covid-19 and specifically variant BA.2.86, first identified in the UK on 18 August, NHSE will bring forward both autumn vaccination programmes for flu and Covid-19. The key concern appear to be around... Read more

Government survey on ASC workforce

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Government has launched the first major national survey of all care workers in all care roles in adult social care in England. The national survey of care workers, conducted by Skills for Care, Ipsos and the University of Kent on behalf of DHSC, is... Read more

UKHSA | spread of bacteria in linen

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In response to recent queries this summer regarding bacteria being present in linen, UKHSA have issued a summary sheet of best practices for controlling the spread of bacteria. This information can be found here Main messages: In the summer... Read more

CQC Single Assessment Framework update

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As many of you may have seen recently in the CQC bulletin, the Regulator is progressing with plans to implement in November, the new assessment framework. This will be rolled out regionally, starting with providers in the South of England. The... Read more

Fabian Report | national care service?

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Ben Cooper from the Fabian Society (FS) met with the Care Association Alliance recently to discuss the Fabian report about a National Care Service. The Fabian Society is an affiliated independent of the Labour Party, but acts as a think-tank... Read more

Skills for Care | Size and Structure of the Workforce

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Last week, Skills for Care published an update to its report on the size and structure of the adult social care sector and workforce in England. While some of the trends have improved when compared to last year, this hides the fact that they are... Read more

Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) reaches 10,000 grants

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The Care Workers' Charity (CWC) has now allocated more than 10,000 grants to frontline care workers across the UK. As the cost of living crisis continues and there appears to be no sign of a fix to adult social care funding, CWC have stepped in to... Read more