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  • The Adult Social Care Market in England - Latest report by National Audit Office

    Friday, March 26, 2021

    The National Audit Office have released their latest report about the Adult Social Care Market in England. The report examines the current care market and the Department of Health and Social Care’s role in overseeing the market now and in the future, with the aim of offering insights and recommendations ahead of future social care reforms. It builds on a significant body of past National Audit Office (NAO) work on care, including on the care workforce; personalised commissioning; and the interface between health and care.

  • National Day of Reflection

    Friday, March 19, 2021

    Charity Marie Curie have planned a National Day of Reflection on 23rd March 2021. They want the nation to come together to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved by the COVID-19 pandemic and hope for a brighter future. A minute’s silence and a national shine a light doorstep vigil will form part of the day of reflection which falls on the first anniversary of the UK’s first COVID Lockdown.

  • Senior Care Workers from aboard have been added to the Shortage Occupation List

    Friday, March 12, 2021

    In an immigration U-turn, Senior Care Workers have now been added to the Shortage Occupation List (SOL), which gives them an advantage of obtaining a skilled work visa. Residential, day and domiciliary care managers have also been added to the list.

  • Time is running out to apply to the EU settlement Scheme

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    Time is running out to apply to the EU settlement Scheme if you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen wanting to continue to live and work in the UK after 30th June 2021. You can also apply if you’re the family member of an eligible person of Northern Ireland.

  • Funding available for devices, data and digital skills support for people with learning disabilities.

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    Applications are now open to apply for devices, data and digital skills support for people with learning disabilities, through Digital Life line funding. The new Digital Lifeline scheme will fund 5,000 internet tablets preloaded with data and free tech support for those facing a combination of digital exclusion and cost as a barrier to internet access and increased social isolation caused by coronavirus.

  • Staffordshire Dignity Awards 2021

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    Staffordshire County Council want a care system which has a Zero tolerance approach to the abuse of, and disrespect towards, people who use care services and one way Staffordshire County Council gives dignity in care the attention it deserves and to help inspire people into action is by holding an annual Dignity In Care awards ceremony. Cream Health Care recognise how important dignity in care is and not only do we encourage all of our staff to become dignity champions, we also sponsor the Staffordshire Care Awards.

  • EU Settlement Scheme

    Thursday, February 11, 2021

    If you're an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen living in the Uk before 30th December 2020, you must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to ensure that you can continue to live and work in the UK after 30th June 2021.

  • Eight out of Ten deaths of people with learning disabilities are due to COVID yet they are still not being prioritised for a COVID-19 vaccine.

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    80% of people with learning disabilities who died through the week ending 22nd January 2021 were COVID-19 related deaths. This is dramatically higher than the general population where only 45% of deaths were COVID related.

  • Dignity Action Day 2021

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Yesterday was Dignity Action Day 2021. Dignity Action Day supported by Dignity In Care gives everyone the opportunity to contribute to upholding people's rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people receiving care. Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.

  • Matt Hancock recognised the vital role of adult social care staff in his speech to the nation on Monday Night

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    Matt Hancock recognised the vital role of adult social care staff in his speech to the nation on Monday Night during the Downing Street Coronavirus Briefing.