Friday 19 October 2018
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Stability and continuity prerequisites of quality?

Des Kelly OBE, executive director of the National Care Forum, reflects on the latest NCF workforce survey arguing that it is essential that we are better able to understand the reasons that people leave so that we can take the necessary actions to improve staff stability and continuity of care

Care homes face nurse recruitment 'crisis,' claims forum

Urgent action is needed to attract more nurses into Wales' independent care sector so it can relieve pressure on hospital bed use, says a campaigner.

Helensburgh care home fined after resident dies in bed gap accident

A care home has been fined £8,000 after the death of an elderly resident who became trapped between her mattress and a bed rail.

Councils warn lack of funding could jeopardise Care Act

Nine out of 10 councils are warning that a lack of adequate Government funding could jeopardise vital reforms of the adult social care system due to commence in less than eight months' time.

Residents 'left in urine-soaked beds'

A watchdog said it has "significant concerns" after people were left in urine-soaked beds at a care home.

Local authorities unsure of how care home top - up fees will work under Care Act

New research with local authorities by advice charity Independent Age has found uncertainty and concern among councils about their responsibilities to monitor care home top-up fees under the new Care Act. The fees are paid by relatives tosupplement the care of loved ones in care homes but Care Minister Norman Lamb said recently he feared some care homes were exploiting the fees and using them to subsidise basic levels of care.