A new online platform: Join Social Care, has been launched to fast-track recruitment for adult social care providers. The platform is intended to make it easier for care providers to reach people in their local areas looking to work in the sector.
The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, to highlight the needs of the social care sector and the recommendations the Committee made in its 2019 report: Social care funding: time to end a national scandal.
Following concerns from social care organisations that Covid-19 patients were being discharged unnecessarily into care homes, NHS trust chiefs have responded by calling for an end to the blame game.
Covid-19 has shifted the dial of discussion surrounding integrated care. Following years of gradual change in the health and care policy landscape, the coronavirus crisis has provided the biggest impetus so far for providers to foster a new model of working.
Data collection has become a major political issue during the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Daniel Casson, Digital Development Executive at Care England. The provision of social care has been hampered by the extreme lack of vital information.
A new app for the adult social care workforce in England has been launched to support staff on-the-go through the coronavirus pandemic.
With many elderly and vulnerable people currently being discharged from hospital, it can be difficult to know the best option for them – whether that’s going to stay with relatives, moving into residential care, or going home by themselves, writes Ava Neilson.
Tunstall Healthcare has stepped forward following Government advice to self-isolate and Matt Hancock’s challenge to the technology sector to innovatively support the country through current, unprecedented times.
Around the country, NHS hospitals are rapidly mobilising greater capacity to deal with Covid-19. This is also true of social care departments in local authorities and NHS community services, writes Matt Custance, Partner at Grant Thornton