16th Aug 2017
Extra 71,200 care home beds needed by 2025
Is late-life dependency increasing or not? A comparison of the Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies (CFAS)
8th Aug 2017
Advancing care: research with care homes
This review reports on three themes relating to the care of older people in care homes: maintaining good health and quality of life, managing long term conditions associated with ageing, and ensuring a good quality end of life.
20th Jul 2017
I Care…Ambassadors can help meet the growing demand for staff
Skills for Care
19th Jul 2017
commitment to improve adult social care launched
19th Jul 2017
Gathering the Evidence: Making Personal Budgets Work for All
Think Local Act Personal
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.”