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The National Care Forum (NCF) –a not-for-profit association for social care providers - has been working with its membership over recent days as the pressures hitting care services, due to COVID-related staff absences, are becoming ever more apparent.

WARNING ISSUED AS STAFFING PRESSURES MOUNT IN SOCIAL CARE

A key social care organisation has urged the government to act early to ease the mounting pressures on social care providers.  The National Care Forum (NCF) –a not-for-profit...
Dementia UK Comment on Care Home Visits

DEMENTIA UK CALLS FOR REVISION ON CARE HOME VISITING GUIDELINES

Following the release of new government guidelines on care home visits during the second lockdown in England, charity Dementia UK is urging the government to adapt the advice to consider the needs...
NCF Letter on Care Home Visit Ban

CARE HOME VISITING BAN DENIES HUMAN RIGHTS, SAYS NCF

A coalition of over 60 organisations, brought together by the National Care Forum (NCF) –  member association for not-for-profit social care providers – sent an open letter to Matt...
A Pivotal Moment

A Pivotal Moment

As we adjust to the new normal, good hygiene will make or break care homes, says Simon Sassoon, CEO of 99POINT9. The last few months have been unlike any others in recent memory, as the world...
Asa Johnson, Project Manager for Activities and Memory Care at Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare

PROMOTING THE WELLBEING OF RESIDENTS IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Asa Johnson, Project Manager for Activities and Memory Care at Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare, shares his thoughts on the importance of promoting emotional and physical wellbeing...
Elder Live-in Care

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

There are many benefits associated with ageing in you own home. Live-in care specialist Elder, discusses the variety of wellbeing benefits that come with this increasingly popular care option. ...
Jitesh Patel, Social Care Sector Lead at Kajima Partnerships

A WATERSHED MOMENT FOR ELDERLY LIVING

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need to change the way long-term care is provided. Jitesh Patel, Social Care Sector Lead at Kajima Partnerships, discusses. Although the immediate...
Sunrise of Elstree Resident's COVID-19 story

A RESIDENT’S CORONAVIRUS STORY

With the care home sector at the centre of the COVID-19 crisis, a Hertfordshire facility shares how they have dealt with this invisible threat. Sunrise of Elstree was just one of the many care...
THE INTRINSIC ELEMENT OF ETHICAL PROVISION

THE INTRINSIC ELEMENT OF ETHICAL PROVISION

Privacy and dignity are a human right, yet 73% of care homes were rated inadequate in this area and are not protecting these values of those in their care to a high enough standard, reports Helen...
PPE SHORTAGES FUELLED SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN CARE HOMES, STUDY FINDS

PPE SHORTAGES FUELLED SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN CARE HOMES, STUDY FINDS

The spread of COVID-19 inside care homes has been fuelled by a lack of personal protection equipment (PPE) – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers...

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