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Like many good ideas, the way the NHS and care sectors in the London borough of Sutton are working together more closely is a relatively simple concept.
The challenges faced by the social care sector will be polarised by the inability to ensure that they can recruit a European workforce and so it is crucial that we work together to create solutions which are positive and sustainable.
An Oxfordshire care home's neglect of an elderly dementia patient who later died was not properly investigated by the county council, a watchdog said.
In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 117 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the North that have been inspected under its new approach.
UK homecare services in need of a new business model as shrinking demand, falling profitability and variable quality undermines confidence in the sector
Shrinking social care budgets, in combination with stricter eligibility criteria, have reduced the number of individuals in England receiving homecare through their local authorities since the beginning of the millennium from 415,000 in 2000 to roughly 279,000 now. At the same time, however, the number of hours of care that each client receives has almost doubled from 6.7 to 13 hours per week" showing that the intensity of needs being managed within people"s own homes has risen dramatically.