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
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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
18th Jun 2020
Covid-19 Care Provider Impact Study JUNE 2020 Update
The SME’s are the largest part of the social care sector and the most vulnerable.
2nd July 2020
Press Release: Faulty Masks
National Care Association is deeply concerned about the recall of masks which were sent to every care home in the country at the peak of the pandemic: at a time when stock had been diverted to the NHS and care providers were unable to access supplies of masks from their normal supply chains.
When the query was raised that these masks were from a government stockpile and out of date the official responses indicated that they had all been rechecked and deemed fit for purpose. In reality, we now learn, they were faulty and have only just been recalled - when most will already have been used months ago!
Nadra Ahmed OBE Executive Chairman of National Care Association said;
"We had members contact us about the dates on the boxes they received and we sought clarifications on their behalf. We were told that they had been tested and were safe for use. We are appalled that due care and attention was not given to the risk of using these masks. The masks have been used in services where there were already outbreaks and the consequence don’t bear thinking about.
We face continued challenges as a sector because Covid-19 is still within communities. Insurers are taking Covid cover out of their policies on renewal whilst raising the costs to cover the businesses. I know that providers are really concerned about this latest development in relation to PPE. Clearly, Government will have to take full responsibility and liability for any backlash caused by their actions.
This is a time when the sector needs support. Once again we note that care providers were at the back of the queue despite that fact that we were protecting some of the most vulnerable members of our communities, who should have been shielded from the outset."
For further information please contact Nadra Ahmed firstname.lastname@example.org