Tag Archives: National Living Wage

Uncertain Reactions Concerning Changes to the Social Care Precept (BBC News)

Summary While social care budgets are widely claimed to be on a tipping-point of unsustainability, reactions to this week’s announcements have been ambivalent at best. Many commentators talk disparagingly of recent proposals for increases to the social care precept as … Continue reading

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Care Homes Sector (Still) In Crisis (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC), reflecting on trends in care home closures, has suggested that the care market for older and disabled people in England could be at risk. The number of care homes has declined by roughly 1,500 … Continue reading

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Fifteen Minute Visits for Personal Care Remain (BBC News / Unison)

Summary Research by the union Unison has identified the persistence of 15-minute home care visits, which are too short for all but the most minimal “flying visits”. Such short home care visits are acceptable, for example, when dropping by to … Continue reading

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On the Interdependence Between Social Care Provision and NHS Performance: a “Perfect Storm” Brewing for Winter? (BBC News / Nuffield Trust / ILC-UK / RCEM)

Summary While the Government’s Spending Review gave scope for more money to be made available to support social care services, (i) by allowing local authorities to raise council tax by 2% and (ii) increasing the amount of money available for … Continue reading

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Crisis in Care Homes / Social Care Sustainability? (BBC News / ResPublica)

Summary Economic analysis of the financial sustainability of residential care home services in England suggests that care homes could – within five years – be underfunded by £1.1 billion per year. This raises worrying implications for future capacity relative to … Continue reading

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Shortage of Male Care Workers? (BBC News / Care England)

Summary Given that an increasing number of men are surviving to an older age, more men are likely to be needed to meet their personal care requirements and preferences. The majority of carer workers tend to be women. Some men … Continue reading

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Key to Care Report: the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce (BBC News / LGiU)

Summary The “Key to Care” report, published in early December by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) and the home care provider Mears, predicted that the home care system in England could be close to crisis because of the extent … Continue reading

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