1st Apr 2016
Living wage will put care homes on critical list
A new article in the Sunday Times says pay is set to soar by £1bn a year and many homes may have to close
31st Mar 2016
Howden awarded Corporate Chartered status
Howden is proud to announce that its UK business has been awarded Corporate Chartered status by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
31st Mar 2016
Press Release 30/03/2016
National Care Association have been deeply disappointed, although not surprised by the Care Quality Commissions’ announcement on fees
24th Mar 2016
National Care Association Press Release 24/03/2016
National Care Association welcome the Migration Advisory Committee’s recommendation published today
22nd Mar 2016
National Minimum Wage: Low Pay Commission remit 2016 (autumn)
Once again the Low Pay Commission is embarking on series of visits to areas across the UK to gather evidence on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and low pay. They would like your assistance in helping to identify specific employers and workers that our Commissioners can meet with as part of this process.
15th February 2018
National stroke campaign launches as new figures show larger proportion of strokes in middle age adults
Public Health England (PHE) has relaunched the Act F.A.S.T. stroke campaign as new figures reveal that while the majority of strokes happen to those over 70, a larger proportion of strokes are occurring in middle age adults (40 – 69 years)
The campaign reminds people of all ages, including friends, family and carers of people at risk, to be aware of the signs of stroke and reinforces the importance of acting F.A.S.T. and calling 999 if you notice any single one of the signs in yourself or others:
- Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
- Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?
- Speech – is their speech slurred?
- Time to call 999
People who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired and are unable to call 999, can text the emergency services on 999 but need to register their phone in advance. To find out more go to emergencysms.org.uk
These messages are also particularly important for people with certain medical conditions who are more at risk of having a stroke. This includes people with conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat).
For more information including leaflets in alterative formats search ‘Act FAST’
Act F.A.S.T. Make the Call. Dial 999.