Data on Covid care home deaths kept secret ‘to protect commercial interests’ | World news | The Guardian


Exclusive: English and Scottish regulators refuse to reveal homes with most fatalities

Source: Data on Covid care home deaths kept secret ‘to protect commercial interests’ | World news | The Guardian

Social care overlooked once again as Tories move to boost NHS recruitment : Care Home Professional | Carer Voice


Care leaders have slammed the government for overlooking social care following its announcement that it aims to make it easier for overseas doctors and nurses to work in the UK following Brexit. Th…

Source: Social care overlooked once again as Tories move to boost NHS recruitment : Care Home Professional | Carer Voice

Leaders vent fury over PM’s admission on social care delay : Care Home Professional


Leaders have reacted angrily to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement yesterday that it could take five years to form a social care rescue plan.

Source: Leaders vent fury over PM’s admission on social care delay
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Petition – Solve the Crisis in Social Care


We all know there is a crisis in Social Care and there is a promise of  a Green Paper, which currently, is down to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care , Matt Hancock.  If you care about Social Care these two gentlemen need to create action to solve the crisis in social care , hence the Petition – Solve the Crisis in Social Care. so please consider the following:

Dear Friends,

I just added the petition “Solve the crisis in Social Care”.

It would mean a lot to me if you took a moment to add your name because:

Just in Adult Social Care demand has increased by 1.6% since 2015-16, The Health Foundation report, 23 October 2018, https://www.health.org.uk/news-and-comment/news/demand-for-adult-social-care-services-has-increased-by-16-since-2015-16.

This is not taking into account the demand for Children’s Social Care and the increase in demand since 2018, but as stated in the report, ‘At the same time, growth in government spending has only seen a 0.4% increase in real terms and the 10,670 fewer people received long term social care support’, effectively a substantial decrease in funding.  This will and is having an impact on health care services and adds to the health funding crisis.

Until all social care is sufficiently funded for children and adults, be they elderly, disabled, or in poor health, health services will be substantially affected, and health funding will need to be increased to compensate, to some degree, for the substantial underfunding of social care.

It is not only causing distress and concern for persons in need of care, but also affecting their families, whose own health will be deteriorating due to the lack of Social Care and who in time will also need social and health care

I am a Family Carer and can see this happening for a considerable number of years for my own adult disabled daughter and how it has affected my own health and that of my wife.

But funding is but one element of the Social Care Crisis, as good quality care is also a casualty, not only due to the increasing demand for social care, but the substantial lack of persons wishing to enter the caring profession.

Here the lack of a wage/salary which matches the responsibilities, which need to be undertaken, the length of shifts, the number of unsocial hours, the care required in relation to the degree of disability and need and others.

Austerity cuts to local authorities are partly to blame for some areas of this crisis, which has impacted on the funding available for social care, where the need is increasing, the lack of workers in social care and the increases to the National Living Wage.

These problems relate to the whole area of care, be it in relation to Care and Nursing Homes, Supported Living, or Home Care.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care

Real change happens when everyday people like you and I come together and stand up for what we believe in.  Together we can reach heaps of people and help create change around this important issue.

After you’ve signed the petition please also take a moment to share it with others.  It’s super easy – all you need to do is forward this email or share this link on Facebook or Twitter:

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care

Pay all employed carers the Living Wage petition | Inclusion London | Carer Voice


You may be aware that there is a crisis within Social Care, an even greater crisis than that within health. This because a crisis in Social Care will have a great impact on health making the health crisis even greater.

 

Please could you consider supporting the Petition – Pay all employed carers the Living Wage.  Petition link

 

 

I am involved in a Petition project based on the Care Workers within the Care Industry.

 

This industry is in crisis, as is the Health Service, but within Social Care this crisis is even greater. This in turn will create even more pressure on all aspects of the Health Service. Therefore, action is needed to minimise the Social Care crisis and pay paid carers a reasonable wage is one of these actions, so there is now a petition.

 

Please, therefore, could you support the Petition – Pay all employed carers the Living Wage Flash, (Families Lobbying & Advising Sheffield), a group of family carers of relatives with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism in Sheffield are concerned at the state of Social Care, not only in Sheffield, but throughout the UK.

 

We all know that there is a major crisis in Social Care not just in Sheffield, but all over the UK. This is in a large part due to the lack of persons willing to come into the Care Industry, of which the low pay is a prime factor.

 

Parliament are aware and have formed a Cross Party Committee to look at funding, recruitment and pay for Care Workers in the Care Industry.

 

The Government currently have a recruitment campaign for the Care Industry ‘Every Day is Different’ https://carervoice.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/new-campaign-to-recruit-thousands-more-adult-social-care-staff-gov-uk/comment-page-1/#comment-57 .

 

However, there is no mention of pay.

 

Please therefore, could you consider the following #pay #employed #wage#funding #government#serviceproviders #living

 

Could you look at promoting the Petition – ‘Pay all employed carers the Living Wage, created by FLASh (Families Lobbying & Advising Sheffield).

 

Petition link https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/236151

 

Please sign this Petition, however, until you then click the signature verification link in the resulting email your signature will not be valid and will therefore not count re supporting the Petition cause.

 

More information https://1drv.ms/w/s!Aq2MsYduiazglWxA60JAY_2cpvN8

 

We need this Tory Government to end Austerity Cuts to Local Authorities and then increase the Grants to these Authorities so they can fund Care Service Providers to be able to pay their care workers at least the Living Wage.

 

Please also see the HFT report ‘Sector Pulse Check’, https://1drv.ms/w/s!Aq2MsYduiazglXuM7Duz6HOYXvsv

 

If the Petition attains 10,000 signatures, the Government will respond and if 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate in Parliament.

 

Please support and share with your work colleagues, family & friends, Social Media, MP and Local Councillors.

 

For any further information Chris can be contacted on carervoice@gmail.com

 

Thank of you

 

Chris Sterry

Vice-chair of FLASh

 

Source: Pay all employed carers the Living Wage petition | Inclusion London | Carer Voice

Theresa May to warn social care must wait until 2020 for extra funds, despite pledging £20bn for NHS | The Independent


Theresa May will anger social care leaders by warning they will have to wait for desperately needed extra money, despite her promise of a £20bn a year bailout for the NHS.

There will be no large cash injection to tackle the care crisis until the “forthcoming spending review”, the prime minister will say – which is not due to kick in until 2020.

Extra money for public health will also be allocated only when all departments are told their spending resources for years beyond 2020, she will confirm in a speech in London on Monday.

 

Source: Theresa May to warn social care must wait until 2020 for extra funds, despite pledging £20bn for NHS | The Independent

Man dies after waiting for almost five hours in the back of ambulance


This is purely down to the current Tory Government, it is there actions on austerity which is causing this underfunding. Currently we are only hearing how the underfunding is affecting situations within the NHS. However, it is not only just the NHS which is seriously underfunded, the other is Social Care, both Children’s and Adult. In fact they may be more seriously underfunded than the NHS, but the NHS has always been looked out before Social Care.

They used to be dealt with by 2 different ministers, but that is now not the case, the Hunt, needs to take action now and overrule the Treasury as both the NHS and Social Care need a substantial increase in funding. To say the UK cannot afford it is not acceptable, the UK has to afford it, otherwise there is no point in the UK existing.

This is not a crime but it should be.

Report reveals looming heart-breaking care crisis for disabled adults and families | Care Industry News


  • 3 in 4 (75%) family carers say they have no long-term plan for what will happen when they can no longer provide support to their loved one, according to the disability charity Sense.
  • Over two thirds (67%) of families caring for disabled adults with complex needs live in fear of what will happen to their loved one when they are no longer able to provide support.
  • 9 out of 10 (95%) family carers say they have little to no trust in local authorities to provide adequate support to their loved one. Only 1 in 3 local authorities know how many disabled adults are being cared for by family and friends at home, with only 1 in 4 councils able to support carers to make contingency plans for future care options.
  • Sense is calling on central government to adequately resource local authorities to provide better support for disabled people and their families, now and in the future.

 

Source: Report reveals looming heart-breaking care crisis for disabled adults and families | Care Industry News

UKHCA makes a response to social care proposals announced in the Queen’s speech | Care Industry News


Today, within the Queen’s speech, the Government has outlined its long terms plans to address the social care crisis.

Source: UKHCA makes a response to social care proposals announced in the Queen’s speech | Care Industry News

Leave to care: a first step to a fair system? | New Economics Foundation


Overdue recognition – but the proposals come with limitations

Source: Leave to care: a first step to a fair system? | New Economics Foundation

WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS TO BRITAIN’S SOCIAL CARE CRISIS?

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