HealthOctober 27, 2020
Care England calls for clarity on support for adult social care
Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has written to the Chancellor seeking clarity and additional financial support for adult social care staff who are required to shield.  
Community healthSeptember 24, 2020
Communications: Lessons from the pandemic?
The daily struggle to balance the personal with the professional, the despair with the optimism, and the reality with the hopes for the future is the message being received from carers on the frontline writes Daniel Casson, Digital Advisor to Care England.
Health PolicySeptember 22, 2020
Tunstall Healthcare scoops two prestigious industry awards
Tunstall Healthcare has won the ‘Leading Innovators in Assisted Living Technology 2020’ award at the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2020, and the ‘Best Non-Clinical Equipment, Product or Service Supplier’ for its nurse call system, Tunstall Carecom, in the Care Home Awards 2020.  
Community healthAugust 24, 2020
Government offers new support to encourage safe discharge from hospital
A new £558 million fund for follow-on care has been announced to help patients who have been discharged from hospital. The funding will cover the cost of adult social care or the immediate costs of domiciliary care for those returning home.
HealthAugust 4, 2020
Government announces new 90-minute Covid-19 test
The Government has announced the roll-out of a new “on-the-spot" swab and DNA test which will help distinguish between Covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses.
HealthJuly 30, 2020
Care homes "thrown to the wolves” says Public Accounts Committee
Covid-19 has "ravaged" care homes after they were "effectively thrown to the wolves”, says the cross-party Public Accounts Committee in its latest report criticising the Government's inaction on social care during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Community healthJuly 24, 2020
The future of social care
What next for social care is one of the biggest questions the UK faces today. Dan Male, Editor of Integrated Care Journal, assesses the key challenges in the social care sector and asks what the future might hold.
HealthJuly 23, 2020
New guidance for care homes allows families to meet again
The lockdown has been devastating for many peoples' mental health, especially in care homes where isolation has been amplified. With the R-rate decreasing, care homes which have taken the correct precautions with Covid have been issued new guidance allowing them to begin to open up.
HealthJuly 7, 2020
Prime Minister criticised for remarks on care homes
During a visit to Yorkshire on Monday morning, Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed: "we discovered too many care homes didn't really follow the procedures in the way that they could have.” His remarks have prompted angry responses from many in the care sector.
Community healthJune 25, 2020
Thousands to be tested to understand Covid spread in care homes
A new Government study has been launched to understand more about the spread of coronavirus in these care homes. Approximately 10,000 people in social care will be given repeat testing.
Community healthJune 9, 2020
Carers Week 2020: Making caring visible
This Carers Week (8-14 June 2020), Gavin Bashar, UK Managing Director of Tunstall Healthcare, discusses the role of assistive technology in supporting carers, and how we can keep them visible through offering support and resources. 
Community healthMay 27, 2020
New platform launched to speed up social care recruitment
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.
Health PolicyMay 27, 2020
Economic Affairs Committee urges Chancellor to end delays to social care reform
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. 

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