Social Care News Archive
Care Home News 2nd April 2020 – Care Home News for the last week, yet again there are a few Coronavirus stories to hit the news this week. Here are a few of the main stories.
YourCareHome, 2nd April 2020 - general
Care Home News 23rd March 2020 – Corona Virus is dominating the headlines this week, we must be more thoughtful and stay away from Care Homes for the good of all residents. Perhaps Skype and FaceTime will help but they won't really solve the problem.
YourCareHome, 23rd March '20 - general
Care Home News 15th March 2020 – Highlights from the papers over the last week.
YourCareHome, 15/3/20 - general
Care Home News 2nd March 2020 – Social Care News stories from the last few days
YourCareHome, 2/3/20 - general
Care Home News 27th February 2020 – Social care news items that have caught our attention in the last few days.
YourCareHome, 27/2/20 - general
Latest Care Home News 24th February 2020 – A selection of the most relevant News stories from the last couple of days - what's happening in care home and social care news.
YourCareHome, 24/2/20 - general
Latest Social Care News 22nd February 2020 – Whats in the news this week in February 2020
YourCareHome, 22/2/20 - News
Care home bosses warned 'revenge evictions' could be illegal – Care home bosses have been warned 'revenge evictions' could be illegal, as the regulator confirms it has begun collecting data to examine the scale of the problem.
The Telegraph, 10th March 2018 - News
Finally, Government action on 'hidden' care home fees – Care homes must reveal "hidden charges" – including fees levied after death – or face a raft of new rules to protect patients and their families, the Government has said.
The Telegraph, 10th March 2018 - News
Online Care Home Reviews - What you need to know about them. – Mark Sadler responds to the CMA’s report about the practices of Carehome.co.uk, Care Opinion and Most Recommended Care (Working Feedback).
14 February 2016 - News
Care Quality Commission not yet an effective regulator, say MPs – Staff shortages and weaknesses in consistency, accuracy and timeliness of inspection reports have all been flagged up as areas of "concern" by the Public Accounts Committee.
12 December 2015 - general
YourCareHome comments on the CMA's report on Online Reviews and Endorsements. – Too many organisations in healthcare and social care filter and game online reviews to put their own financial needs above the health needs of their potential customers.
21/6/15 - News
CMA acts to maintain trust in Online Reviews and Endorsements. – CMA to investigate fake reviews being posted onto review sites; negative reviews not being published: and businesses paying for endorsements in blogs and other online articles without this being made clear to consumers.
21/6/15 - News
Online Reviews of Care Providers, a Better Way! – In an ideal world every resident or their family member would get an equal chance to share their views of the care providers they have experienced.
Mark Sadler, 15/4/15 - News
HC-ONE CCTV Cameras in Care Homes - Video Graphic of Survey Results. – Care home group HC-ONE have surveyed over 12,000 people including residents, their family members re feelings towards CCTV cameras in care homes.
25 October 2014 - News
Expertise Homecare - New Homecare Company Will Raise Standards With A Little Help From Reevoo. – An innovative home care company is ripping up the rule book – replacing outmoded and impractical care processes with state-of-the-art support software and systems.
1/9/14 - general
SAGA owned Allied Healthcare still not paying carers travel time. – Zero-hours contracts for home care staff can damage services to elderly people. The company Allied Healthcare has offered to put its 15,000 employees on contracts. But staff won't be paid for travel.
6/7/14 - general
NHS and government ‘flying blind’ as deep cuts prevent hundreds of thousands of older people accessing social care – The NHS and government are ‘flying blind’ in planning services for vulnerable older people because there is no comprehensive way to quantify the impact that social care cuts are having on their health and wellbeing, experts warn today. The warning comes in a new Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation study examining cuts to social services for older people in England, published as MPs prepare to question senior officials and experts on the topic in Parliament today (Wednesday 26 March).
26/3/14 - News
Don’t believe all you read, health reviews can be misleading too – BBC report has uncovered that nearly half of the reviews for a single NHS trust on NHS Choices were submitted from the trust’s own computers. The reviews had been provided by Patient Opinion, which gathers online comments and stories about providers of both health and social care and also publishes them on its own website.
25/3/14 - News
NHS online patient feedback reviews open to abuse – The NHS has removed all but one of 653 patient reviews of a healthcare trust from its website, after BBC Newsnight found the system was open to abuse.
19/3/14 - News
New Google Plus Community for Social Care in the UK – I constantly encounter the same complaint from people working in social care. “Why are there no positive news stories about care homes in the press? The papers only report the negative because it makes better reading!”
Mark Sadler, 1/3/14 - News
The Social Care News Roundup 20th January 2014 – Prominent social care news stories of the last week.
Mark Sadler, 17/1/14 - general
The Social Care Video News Roundup 13th January 2014 – Stories that have caught my eye over the last few days - In about a Minute and a Half.
Mark Sadler, 13/1/14 - News
The Social Care News Roundup 9th January 2014 – Our Video News Roundup in a Minute and a Half. News stories that have caught my eye this week commencing 6th of January 2014
Mark Sadler, 9th January 2014 - News
The challenges facing social care commissioners – The drastic cuts to social care budgets mean commissioners have had to venture out in to the world.
Ela Farrell, 3/12/13 - general