17th Sep 2020
DHSC PRESS RELEASE: More than half a billion pounds given to social care to reduce Coronavirus transmission over the winter
Care providers will be given an extra £546m to bolster infection control
20th Jul 2020
Ridouts: specialist health and social care lawyers
Ridouts, specialist health and social care solicitors, is delighted to announce that it has partnered with the National Care Association.
9th Jul 2020
Immigration proposals could create workforce cliff-edge for social care, warn national bodies
Care homes and other social care services could face a ‘staffing blackhole’ if temporary arrangements are not introduced to manage the initial impact of the Government’s Immigration Bill, the leaders of 37 national organisations have warned.
7th Jul 2020
apetito finds innovative way to support care homes.
The apetiser takes to the road!
2nd Jul 2020
Press Release: Faulty Masks
We are deeply concerned about the recall of masks which were sent to every care home in the country at the peak of the pandemic
4th December 2019
2019 Manifesto for Care
National Care Association launched our 2019 Manifesto for Care yesterday [4th Dec 2019] at the House of Commons whilst hosting our annual reception 'Celebrating Social Care'.
The full briefing paper can be downloaded here, Manifesto For Care 2019.
With 122,000 vacancies across social care services and 1.4 million people believed to be going without the care and support they need every day, the incoming government must seize the opportunity and come forward with proposals that will last a generation and more.
1. We need to redefine what we mean when we talk about Social Care to incorporate all the Health Care responsibilities undertaken by the sector
2. We need to create a responsible funding model for the delivery of care in care homes and in care at home services thereby creating a strong, robust and sustainable funding model fit for the future
3. We need a strategic evaluation of a qualification based recognition of our workforce to support safe recruitment and retention which providers can access. This should include the accessibility of a migrant workforce for social care providers.
4. We need recognition for the social care sector and its workforce.