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GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES COVID-19 CARE HOME SUPPORT PACKAGE

GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES COVID-19 CARE HOME SUPPORT PACKAGE

A new £600m Infection Control Fund has been introduced to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in care homes in addition to £3.2bn of financial support made available to local authorities to...
HEALTH AND WELLBEING STILL A PRIORITY DURING COVID CRISIS

HEALTH AND WELLBEING STILL A PRIORITY DURING COVID CRISIS

The British Geriatrics Society has warned that the lockdown and social distancing measures, meant to protect vulnerable older people from COVID-19, have led to dangerously low levels of physical...
GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES NEW PORTAL FOR CARE HOMES TO ARRANGE CV-19 TESTING

GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES NEW PORTAL FOR CARE HOMES TO ARRANGE CV-19 TESTING

A new online portal that makes it easy for care homes to arrange deliveries of coronavirus test kits was launched yesterday. As the national testing capacity has increased, the government is...
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MYSHON IN WESTMORELAND SUPPORTED HOUSING CONTRACT WIN

MYSHON, the intensive housing management specialist within the supported living sector, has announced a new partnership with Westmoreland Supported Housing.  The company has been appointed...
No VAT on PPE for Care Sector

TREASURY CUTS TAXES TO REDUCE PPE COSTS

VAT on essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for Covid-19 will be temporarily scrapped saving more than £100m for care homes and businesses dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, the...
GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES IMPROVED DATA REPORT ON COVID-19 DEATHS

GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES IMPROVED DATA REPORT ON COVID-19 DEATHS

The Government’s new system for reporting data on COVID-19 deaths across all settings comes into place today (29th April 2020). Currently, only data on deaths in England occurring in...
The Care Association Alliance Comment COVID-19

‘MISGUIDED’ TO CALL FOR CARE HOME RESIDENTS TO BE MOVED INTO HOSPITALS

The Care Association Alliance, a professional body that represents 38 regional Care Associations who between them represent thousands of care services across the UK, have today issued this statement...
Care for Others. Make a Difference Campaign launched

CARE RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN TO BOOST WORKFORCE

A new national adult social care recruitment campaign has been launched to boost the adult social care workforce in England as part of a wider plan to attract more staff into the sector. The...
CARE PROVIDERS SEEK BETTER FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM GOVERNMENT

CARE PROVIDERS SEEK BETTER FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM GOVERNMENT

Care providers are calling for better financial support from the Government to help them get through the hardships caused by the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). The Independent Care Group...

YORK COUNCIL APPEALS FOR PPE TO PROTECT CARE WORKERS

City of York Council is lobbying the Government and asking businesses to provide additional personal protective (PPE) so it can be used by the authority’s care workers. Although the...

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