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  • Migration Advice Comittee report on post-brexit immigration

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    The Migration Advice Comittee (MAC) has today released it's much anticipated independent report on post-brexit immigration. The report responds to the Home Secretary's commission into a points-based system and salary thresholds for immigration and specfically warns that while it's proposals would benefit the UK economy as a whole, it would increase the pressures in social care because of a shortage of low paid workers being able to enter the country

  • Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    The NHS has released its latest set of statistics showing people with learning disabilities still have a shorter life expectancy than the general population, despite some of the causes of death being premature and preventable.

  • Report on Adult Social Care statistics in England

    Thursday, January 16, 2020

    The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) has today, published its findings from an in-depth review of Adult Social Care statistics in England.

    The report, Adult Social Care Statistics in England, concludes that Adult Social Care has not been measured or managed as visibly as hospital care. The OSR believe that the ongoing public and policy debates around social care would be assisted by more comprehensive and better data and would welcome improvements to the existing statistics as well as more fundamental changes, that will require a cross-government commitment to improvements.

  • Spending on Social Care to reach record levels in Staffordshire this year

    Friday, January 10, 2020

    Despite falling funding from Government, a record £320m will be spent in 2020 to protect increasing numbers of adults and children in Staffordshire requiring care.

  • Nearly 60% of English Local Council’s spending is now focused on Social Care Services.

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) have recently released their first annual report: English local government funding: trends and challenges in 2019 and beyond; amongst its findings were that Councils’ spending is increasingly focused on social care services – now 57% of all service budgets.

  • Mandatory Learning Disability Training for all Social Care Workers

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    The government has confirmed today that every NHS and social care worker will receive mandatory learning disability training relevant to their role.

  • Latest Advice on EU Settlement Scheme

    Monday, October 21, 2019

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

  • Care Quality Commission State of Care Annual Report 2019

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) released their annual “State Of Care” report yesterday, it is the CQC’s annual assessment of Health Care and Social Care in England. The report looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve.

  • The Professionalisation of Social Care Workers

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Care has produced a report focusing on the workforce issues in social care, calling for professionalisation of care workers.

    The inquiry, Elevation, Registration & Standardisation: The Professionalisation of Social Care Workers, heard open and confidential evidence over a six-month period, from people with expertise and experience within the Social Care sector; including Care Workers, Employers and Sector Organisations and Charities.

    The report calls for an immediate and urgent national programme to be created for the professionalisation of care workers.

  • Training For Temps - REC Campaign

    Wednesday, July 31, 2019

    The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) are asking the government to broaden the Apprenticeship Levy so that workers on more flexible and temporary contracts can benefit from the Apprenticeship Levy, which was introduced in April 2017.