This week, the Department of Health and Social Care, published a new PPE (personal protective equipment) strategy, which sets out how PPE will be delivered to the frontline, in both health and social care, until the end of March 2021. This is a good opportunity to firstly thank the health and care workforce for everything they do - and have done - during the exceptional circumstances we all find ourselves in.
In our second blog post in the run up to International Women’s Day #IWD2020, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity CEO Sharon Allen celebrates the many amazing and brilliant women who have inspired, supported and challenged her.
In the first in a series of blogs by inspirational women marking International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, Fran Leddra Joint Chief Social Worker for Adults reflects on the women in her life who have nurtured, taught and inspired her, both personally and professionally. Starting with her amazing mum!
Trust is a core component of any partnership and is vital to delivering care that is integrated across the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector. It's not always that straightforward though. Another insightful blog from SCIE's Ewan King...
"Living 200 miles away from my dad who has Alzheimer’s and my mum who has, without much consultation, been reassigned from being his wife to being his ‘carer’, I feel acutely the pressing need for a better social care future." We're pleased to host this debut blog from Neil Crowther, co-convener of #socialcarefuture.
It is a very welcome return to the Social Care News Blog for Des Kelly OBE of the Care Providers Alliance. It is also a refreshing change of subject from recent posts as Des heralds the first ever National Intergenerational Week next month - encouraging recreation, communication and education between young and old across the country.
How can NICE recommendations improve the quality of care for those diagnosed with dementia? Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Health and Social Care Director for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), shares her views on their latest impact report on dementia care.
Money matters Whilst attending my first Hospice UK conference in November last year, it was sobering to hear Chief Executive, Tracy Bleakley, remind us that 82 per cent of hospices have been forced to set a deficit budget in the …
Fatima Khan Shah, unpaid carer representative in the NHS West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, knows from personal experience that caring can be extremely rewarding. It can also impact on our health and wellbeing in dramatic ways - and at any age. On Young Carers Awareness Day she considers the ways we can improve identification, care and support for our thousands of young carers..
Today is Young Carers Awareness Day, an annual event led and organised by Carers Trust. The day aims to raise awareness of the pressures experienced by young carers – children who need to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.
To mark the day, we invited Gareth Howells, CEO of Carers Trust, to reflect on the importance of young carers, and how we can all do more to support them.
Sometime in the next few months, the transition from Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) will begin. Hugh Constant, Head of Practice Development, Consultancy and Training at the Social Care Institute for Excellence, looks ahead to what the changes will mean in practice.