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.
29th March 2018
Press Release 21st March 2018
The National Care Association has welcomed Jeremy Hunt's comments at the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Conference yesterday. We believe it is a significant step forward that the Secretary of State has laid out plans relating to social care citing his expectations for the future based forthcoming Green Paper consultation.
These are warm words, but we must be clear that the implementation will require a strategic analysis of health and social care as it is today. It will need to look at a vision for the future and a pathway which leads us to it. Clearly, there will need to be some financial commitment to ensure not only that the vision is deliverable but also sustainable. The tragedy would be if we create a vision with increased expectations but no foundation funding.
For too long vulnerable people receiving social care have been ignored and side lined with social care funding slashed to such a degree that the sector has been brought beyond crisis.
Nadra Ahmed OBE, Executive Chairman of National Care Association said: ‘It is always heartening to hear that the Secretary of State has not only acknowledged, but confirmed his commitment to resolving the challenges faced by vulnerable people accessing Social Care within a very limited financial envelope. We look forward to working with him and his team to ensure that the voice of care providers across the country is heard’
Social care costs WILL be capped, vows Jeremy Hunt as he admits too many elderly people are being failed by an 'illness lottery' that punishes long-term conditions like dementia
- Jeremy Hunt gives first speech since being tasked with overhauling social care
- Health Secretary says too many people have been 'failed' by current provision
- Admitted reforms had 'stalled' but vowed to come up with a sustainable model
- Confirmed that government will bring forward plans to cap costs for social care