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CWC Mental Health Support Programme

THE CARE WORKERS’ CHARITY LAUNCHES MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT PROGRAMME

The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) has launched a pivotal Mental Health Support Programme in response to the crisis of mental ill-health faced by the UK’s social care workforce. The...
Care Home Vaccine Target Hit

COVID VACCINE OFFERED TO ALL CARE HOMES IN ENGLAND, NHS CONFIRMS

Every eligible elderly care home in England has been offered the COVID-19 vaccine, official figures are set to confirm later today. In a major milestone for the NHS vaccination programme, nurses,...
Care Home Staff Vaccinations

AVAILABILITY OF VACCINATIONS FOR CARE HOME STAFF NEEDS ADDRESSING, SAYS NCF

Most care homes in England have been visited by a vaccination team but the amount of staff being vaccinated is still lacking, research by the National Care Forum (NCF) has determined.   ...
Palliative Care Needs Urgent Reform

EXPERTS CALL FOR MAJOR AND URGENT PALLIATIVE CARE REFORM

Experts are urgently calling for major reforms to the UK’s system of palliative care, in response to a significant and continual increase in demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...
The Minister for Care has written to local authorities, care providers and directors of adult social services following the publication of a standard operating procedure to support the vaccination of all community-based frontline social care workers.

MINISTER FOR CARE ADDRESSES CARE SECTOR ON VACCINE PROCEDURE

The Minister for Care has written to local authorities, care providers and directors of adult social services following the publication of a standard operating procedure to support the vaccination...
Visionable has renewed its offer of free video calls to connect hospital patients with their loved ones as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

NHS TRUSTS OFFERED FREE VIDEO CALLS AS PANDEMIC CONTINUES

Visionable has renewed its offer of free video calls to connect hospital patients with their loved ones as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The company, which has developed a unique video...
OU Calls for Social Care Reform

OU CALLS FOR ACTION TO ADDRESS SOCIAL CARE SKILLS SHORTAGES

The Open University (OU) has called for significant reform in adult social work and social care to aid the sectors’ recovery from COVID-19. In a survey of leaders across England, The Open...
COVID Vaccine to Over 70s

COVID VACCINES ROLLED OUT TO OVER 70S AND EXTREMELY VULNERABLE

Millions of people aged 70 and over and those clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 will be invited to get their vaccinations from today, Monday 18th January, as the NHS begins the rollout of...
People with mental health issues who are detained under the Mental Health Act will benefit from landmark reforms which provide more control over their care and treatment, the government has announced today.

MENTAL HEALTH LAWS TO UNDERGO LANDMARK REFORM

People with mental health issues who are detained under the Mental Health Act will benefit from landmark reforms which provide more control over their care and treatment, the government has...
Bluebird Care and HEH MIND launching their charity of the year partnership

CARE PROVIDER PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY

Bluebird Care Petersfield & Havant has announced that Havant and East Hampshire Mind will be its charity of the year in 2021, as it strives to promote good mental health in the local area. ...

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