Social care reform: it’s more than just money

Clive Bowman, Residential Forum member, has a new blog on the website of the International Longevity Centre UK. An interesting contribution that focuses on the particular challenges around care homes and older people. The propositions are both directed at the systems and as well as the structures of social care. They are big and boldContinue reading “Social care reform: it’s more than just money”

Designated settings for people with COVID-19 leaving hospital

28 April 2021 CQC is continuing to work with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), local authorities and individual care providers to provide assurance of safe and high-quality care in designated settings, which are part of a scheme to allow people with a COVID-positive test result to be discharged safely from hospitals. TheseContinue reading “Designated settings for people with COVID-19 leaving hospital”

Thank you for your correspondence about the CARE badge

residentialforum: The Department of Health and Social Care announced on 23 October 2020 that they are now providing CARE badges free of charge to staff employed across the adult social care sector Go to https://badges.adultsocialcare.uk/ for information on ordering The Department of Health and Social Care had announced 15 April 2020  that it was takingContinue reading “Thank you for your correspondence about the CARE badge”

A Lost CARE badge?

Richard Banks, Residential Forum member writes: Today (Wednesday 6 May 2020) it is three weeks since Matt Hancock the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced the department was taking over the CARE badge. This badge will be a badge of honour in a very real sense, allowing social care staff proudly andContinue reading “A Lost CARE badge?”