30th Oct 2018
PRESS RELEASE - The Budget 2018: Social Care
National Care Association welcomes the announcement of additional funding for vulnerable people being supported by social care providers and the courage of the promise of future sustained investment.
30th Oct 2018
Congratulations to NCA member, The White House Nursing Home, on their recent double success.
Kingston Business Excellence Awards 2018: SME Excellence Award & Business of the Year 2018
11th Oct 2018
CQC State of Care Report
National Care Association call for Care Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities to engage with us, the Social Care Providers, focusing on how the wider system can help.
9th Oct 2018
Press Release - Mental Capacity Reforms
Alongside colleagues from leading social care interest groups National Care Association is concerned that mental capacity reforms are not fit for purpose
2nd Oct 2018
Join the conversation in #jabathon week (8th-12th October) by sharing your reasons for getting the flu jab and nominating two other people to get theirs.
24th October 2019
State of Care 2019
National Care association welcomes the State of the Sector report from the Care Quality Commission.
It is a testament to the health and social care professional that 84% of all provisions are rated either good or outstanding by the CQC. It is interesting to note, with concern, the drop in specialist provisions across the country at a time when we know there is an increased need for social care across the country. The report highlights the regulators concerns about the continued instability in the sector and calls for a more collaborative approach to supporting some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
Nadra Ahmed OBE Executive Chairman of National Care Association responded to the report saying
”the observations that the sector faces a ‘perfect storm’ is an interesting one as we have moved away from the warnings of ‘a tipping point’ and sector ‘fragility’.
The reality is, whatever term we chose to insert into the narrative, social care providers and their workforce continue to help and support vulnerable people despite the challenges they face, and yet, all that the Queen’s speech afforded us was ‘commitment to reform adult social care in England’ by her Ministers – well how much longer will that take?
If we want the barriers to be broken down to enable progress, innovation and technological advance then we must first address the issues of low investment by commissioners in the sector and see positive progress by government to address the challenges we face. Our workforce is exemplary as they take on health care tasks in social care settings without any recognition of their professionalism and commitment. We need a collaborative force from within social care to bring about the changes needed to address the challenges highlighted.”