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  • Care home residents rights to have visits from loved ones must be “underpinned by law”

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    The Joint Committee on Human Rights believe that the rights of care home residents to have visits from loved ones must be “underpinned by law” according to their report, Care homes: Visiting restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.
    The cross-party committee of MP’s believe that by not underpinning the Government guidance for Care Home visits by legislation means that not all care homes have necessarily felt bound by the Department of Health & Social Care guidance. They also believe that the CQC needs to get a grip on what is going on in the care home sector and put in place more robust processes to monitor adherence with the Government guidance by the end of May 2021.

  • National Gardening Week 2021

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

    It’s National Gardening Week next week. Organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), it’s the UK’s biggest annual celebration of gardening and is taking place from Monday 26 April to Sunday, 2 May 2021.

    This year, the theme of the week is ‘getting your daily dose of Vitamin G’!

    “Vitamin G is ‘green’, and research has shown that getting a daily dose improves our sense of personal wellbeing,” explains RHS Director of Science, Professor Alistair Griffiths.

    The RHS want to celebrate the feel-good power of plants and gardens and all next week they will be highlighting the scientific links between gardens and wellbeing as well as sharing easy tips on how to get your daily does of Vitamin G.

  • The Local Government Association are calling for a ‘1948 moment’ for social care

    Monday, March 29, 2021

    The Local Government Association (LGA) are calling for a ‘1948 moment’ for Social Care and are asking the Government to publish its proposals for the future of adult social care ahead of this year’s spending review and before the summer parliamentary recess.

  • 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.