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.
9th March 2017
PRESS RELEASE 09/03/2017
National Care Association welcomes the announcement by the Chancellor in the Spring Budget of the additional £2bn funding for social care. We are cautiously optimistic that this money will make a real difference in addressing some of the challenges providers face with 8-10% gaps in their funding. We are keen to see the detail of how the fund will be dispersed and would call on the Treasury to ensure that the money is ring fenced for front line services. We believe that the grant will help to start the recovery pathway to a more sustainable social care market which meets the needs of the people we care for. What is imperative now is to address the issue of the long-term sustainability of the sector which will need a real partnership approach.
National Care Association Executive Chairman, Nadra Ahmed OBE said:
“It is heartening to note that social care has finally been acknowledged. This is a great step forward and will need to be followed up with a robust plan, through the green paper, to address the challenges going forward and how we address them.
It is important that this money is ring-fenced for front line provision and that it does not get subsumed by the transformation agenda which will be heavily reliant on cash injections in the future.
The important message from providers will be to ensure local government purchases quality care services, acknowledging that to retain a robust social care market they must use the money allocated to deliver it.”