Category: Community Care- Adults

  • Government must fund £10.50 social care minimum wage, urge migration advisers

    The UK government must fully fund the introduction of a £10.50-an-hour minimum wage for adult social care care workers in England, its migration advisers have urged. The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) said a lack of underfunding – leading to inadequate pay and conditions – was behind the significant recruitment and retention difficulties the sector faced. […]

  • Ukraine refugee payments should not count for care charges, says government

    People who take Ukrainian refugees into their homes should not have the money they receive for doing so counted for the purposes of care charges, the government has said. In guidance issued yesterday, the Department of Health and Social Care said councils should disregard the £350 a month paid to sponsors under the Homes for […]

  • Man unlawfully deprived of liberty gets £355,000 council payout

    A man who was unlawfully deprived of his liberty in a care home has won a £355,000 payout from the council that placed him there. Lawyers for the man, who is autistic and has learning disabilities, said Lancashire council admitted breaching his human rights and had agreed a £200,000 settlement and a payment of £155,000 […]

  • Adult social care vacancy rate hits 10%

    The staff vacancy rate across adult social care services in England hit 10% last month, show figures released today. The rate rose from 9.8% in February, and continues the ongoing rise in staffing gaps since May 2021, when 5.9% of posts were vacant, according to Skills for Care’s adult social care workforce data set. At […]

  • Peers overturn government cap on care costs change for second time

    The House of Lords has rejected – for a second time – a government change to the cap on care costs that would reduce its benefit to less wealthy people. Peers also introduced provisions to bring in free care for disabled people aged under 40 in a vote on the Health and Care Bill yesterday. […]

  • Government Covid funding for adult social care ends

    Social care leaders have voiced concerns over the ending of Covid-19 funding for the sector. Funding to help care providers fund infection control and Covid testing, and for the NHS to fund free care for up to four weeks for people discharged from hospital with support needs, ended on 31 March, as did winter resources […]