Saturday 16 February 2019
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Shortage of care home places anticipated by new research

With new development regularly featured in the social care media, there is a general assumption that the national care home estate is growing at a sufficient rate to meet elderly care needs in forthcoming years. But is it?

New pathway found to play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease

A study published today in the Journal of Neuroscience has implicated a new biological pathway in the development Alzheimer's disease.

Updated CQC Provider Handbooks

Provider Handbooks are now available for your sector from the CQC website. These are now fully updated including "Special Measures" and "Duty of Candour. The appendices have also been updated.

Services must learn from good and outstanding care, says CQC

Good and outstanding care is centred on the individual, has clear and visible leadership, and has processes and staff that constantly explore ways to improve. This is what the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found from its revamped inspections so far, which are providing a clearer picture of the quality and safety of care in England than ever before.

Care Act "built on sand" without adequate funding, warn charity leaders

As the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) " a coalition of more than 75 of the country"s leading charities - warns that the Government"s flagship changes to the social care system, (introduced today, 1 April) are "built on sand" without adequate funding for disabled and older people and their carers, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, said:

Social care must not become the victim of this election campaign

Without sustainable funding the most significant piece of social care legislation for decades is at risk of becoming a wasted opportunity, warns Alzheimer's Society.