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Saturday 15 May 2021   

Employee referral app launched to ‘transform’ social care recruitment
The Care Friends app, which has recently received EU funding, could help attract and retain a quality workforce in a sector known for its high turnover rate.
Green paper to propose ‘big shift’ from care homes to home care, hints Matt Hancock
The Health and Social Care Secretary said more people go into residential care than is “clinically justified”.
Councils issue ‘bare minimum’ warning in face of rising social care demand
The report forecasts that adult social care spending will rise by £6.1bn nationally by 2025 compared with a decade before.
Older LGBT people continue to suffer prejudice in social care, report shows
A lifetime of prejudice has led to worse mental and physical health and greater levels of isolation in the community.
Somerset social care the subject of two-part BBC Panorama film
BBC Panorama will broadcast two hour-long programmes focussing on the pressures facing Somerset’s care for the elderly and vulnerable.
CQC wins legal battle against rogue home care provider
A company director that illegally provided home care services in Wiltshire has been successfully prosecuted by the CQC.
New ADASS president stresses the importance of housing with care
Julie Ogley said social care’s relationship with housing is as important as its relationship with health.
THE BIG INTERVIEW: Bluebird Care managing director Yvonne Hignell
Hignell discusses the challenges of providing quality home care in a growing market, attracting and retaining a talented workforce in a low-paid industry and her concerns over the rise of unregulated care.
Elderly fall deaths soar 70% in less than a decade
More than 5,000 older people died because of a fall in 2017 compared to 4,856 in 2015, according to the ONS.
CASE STUDY: How CareFree helped Poppy’s Homecare achieve Outstanding CQC ratings
CareFree Management has shared how its technology helped a home care company based in Somerset achieve two ‘Outstanding’ CQC ratings.
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