April Reading Roundup

April Reading Roundup

2nd April: Care home visitors no longer need to test, but staff and residents will still get free Covid tests (Homecare.co.uk)

4th April: Government Covid funding for adult social care ends (Community Care)

4th April: Adult Social Care Committee publishes call for evidence(submissions deadline 27th May (Parliament.uk / UK Govt)

5th April: £500 million to develop the adult social care workforce (Gov.uk)

5th April: Bereavement resources for the social care workforce (Gov.uk)

6th April: Health and Social Care Levy to raise billions for NHS and social care (Gov.uk)

7th April: Man unlawfully deprived of liberty gets £355,000 council payout (Community Care)

8th April: Adult social care vacancy rate hits 10% (Community Care)

11th April: Salary calculator tackles low pay ‘misconceptions’ to attract care workers (Homecare.co.uk)

11th April: Debt support scheme for people in mental health crisis reaching just 3% of forecast number (Community Care)

14th April: Welsh government announces £10m to support home care workers with driving lessons and electric cars (Home Care insight)

14th April: Care leaders back call for COVID inquiry to investigate deaths at home (Home Care Insight)

19th April: Guidance : COVID-19 testing in adult social care (Gov.uk)

20th April: Government progress against commitments made on workforce to be evaluated (Parliament.uk / UK Govt)

24th April: House of Lords inquiry to look into the state of adult social care in the UK (Whitechurch Herald)

24th April: Social carers leaving profession for better-paid jobs in supermarkets (Chronicle Live)

25th April: Health secretary urges over 60s to take bowel cancer test (Homecare.co.uk)

25th April: MPs urged to vote down government’s amendment to social care cap (Homecare.co.uk)

27th April: Government seeks views on national social care recruitment campaign (closes May 13th – Home Care Insight)

27th April: Ed Balls to give keynote address at UK Care Week (Home Care Insight)

27th April: London home care provider placed into special measures over safety breaches (Home Care Insight)

28th April: Health and Care Bill granted Royal Assent in milestone for healthcare recovery and reform (Gov.uk)

28th April: Government must fund £10.50 social care minimum wage, urge migration advisers (Community Care)

29th April: ‘Vindicated’: Suffolk social care bosses react to High Court Covid ruling (East Anglian Daily Times)

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