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Half a million people waiting for social care

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If we needed a further reminder of the pressure on our sector the latest ADASS report, Waiting for Care, May 2022, states that more than half a million people are waiting for social care. New survey findings from ADASS show that more than half a... Read more

Health and Care Bill receives Royal Assent

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The Health and Care Bill is now the Health and Care Act 2022 after being passed by parliament and given the Royal Assent. This means that ICSs will be on a statutory footing from 1 July 2022, as well as a number of requirements for data... Read more

Infection Control and Testing funding

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DHSC Regional Leads have been asked to gather feedback on the process for receiving Infection Control (and Testing) Fund allocations. They want to understand the burdens that came along with the grants and are aware that the process could have been... Read more

Liberty Protection Safeguards – consultation

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A major piece of guidance is about to launch with a consultation. Liberty Protection Safeguards, significantly delayed by the pandemic, will replace Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DoLS). The consultation runs until 11.45 pm on 7 July... Read more

Health and Social Care Levy

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Happy Health and Social Care Levy day, the new 'hypothecated tax'. The Levy will raise a purported £13.2bn of which £1.8bn will be used to compensate those employed by the public sector leaving £12.2bn to be added to the total spending on... Read more

Happy Coronanniversary

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The 23 March marks exactly two years since the Prime Minister announced the first covid-19 lockdown ordering people to 'stay at home'. Our normal lives were turned mentally upside-down and physically outside-in. This instruction was followed by... Read more

Getting back to normal

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ONS found that disabled people were more likely than non-disabled people to feel life would never return to normal as the pandemic restrictions were lifted, while non-disabled people were more likely to feel life was already back to... Read more

Lifetime cap on care costs draft guidance

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The government has published a draft version of its operational guidance for local authorities to implement the lifetime cap on care costs in order to consult on it. Three documents have been published: An overview of the consultation on... Read more

Thinking of Ukraine

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The desperate situation in Ukraine makes us all think about what can we do individually. If you use social media you are probably aware of local collections via schools of sanitary products and baby food for the hundreds of thousands of refugees... Read more