Category: Community Care- Adults

  • Record CPD easily with Community Care Inform

    If you have a Community Care Inform Children or Community Care Inform Adults licence, did you know you can use your account to record CPD? The ‘My CPD’ feature is a straightforward way to record learning from our resources and other experiences. Question prompts match Social Work England’s requirements, supporting you to critically reflect on […]

  • £388m winter funding for adult care ‘too little, too late’, warns provider body

    A £388m winter funding boost for adult social care announced yesterday by the government is “too little too late”, a provider body has warned. Third sector umbrella organisation the National Care Forum made the criticism after the Department of Health and Social Care unveiled the package  the day before it came into force. Running until […]

  • Rise in safeguarding enquiries involving domestic abuse and self-neglect during pandemic

    Councils investigated more adult safeguarding cases involving self-neglect and domestic abuse last year, but carried out fewer enquiries overall, despite a rise in referrals, show official figures. The number of concerns reported to local authorities rose by 5% to 498,260, reported NHS Digital’s annual safeguarding adults collection, published last week. However, the number of enquiries […]

  • Quick guide to the cap on care costs

    By Tim Spencer-Lane Unlike the NHS, social care is not a free, universal service; local authorities have always been able to charge for services. This means that service users are sometimes exposed to potentially very high and unpredictable care costs and face the prospect of losing the majority of their income and assets. In an […]

  • How creativity has been key for social workers in safeguarding adults during Covid

    By Laura Pritchard-Jones Covid-19, and the response to the pandemic, has presented extraordinary challenges to the care sector. New research funded by the Health Foundation and led by researchers at Keele University, however, sheds light on how creativity has played the biggest role in continuing adult safeguarding practice within the constraints of the challenges posed […]

  • Government resurrects cap on care costs plan four years after ditching it

    By Mithran Samuel and Thomas Smith (story corrected, 15 September 2021*) The government has resurrected plans to cap care costs and make the care means-test more generous, four years after ditching them. The £86,000 cap on care liabilities is the centrepiece of the government’s long-awaited reform of adult social care funding in England, announced today […]