March Reading Roundup

March Reading Roundup

1st March: Government scraps mandatory vaccination for social care staff (Community Care)

1st March: Virtual home care training boosts staff retention with classes to suit busy mums (

1st March: Tube strikers branded ‘selfish’ for hindering care workers visiting London’s old and disabled (

1st March: Thousands of older people avoided social care requests during pandemic, new report finds (Home Care Insight)

1st March: NHS prescribes comedy courses to help people with ‘mental health,’ addiction and ‘trauma’ (

1st March: Mandatory Covid jabs for healthcare workers in England to be scrapped (The Guardian)

1st March: Briefing on the Health and Care Bill: House of Lords Report Stage : The Health Foundation (The Health Foundation)

1st March: ManagingChange: Throughout February and March we’re putting the spotlight on #ManagingChange  (Skills for Care)

2nd March: Home care workers’ ‘heroic actions’ recognised with 17% pay rise (

2nd March: After loss of 20,000 home care workers, bosses welcome ‘no jab no job’ U-turn (

3rd March: Care group’s ‘personal touches’ like restocking fridge help people leave hospital to recover at home (

4th March: Sajid Javid says all care providers must use digital care records (

4th March: Operational guidance to implement a lifetime cap on care costs consultation (UK Govt)

8th March: Boris Johnson’s care cap change to make poor pay more rejected by Lords (

10th March: Sharps in Care Homes Policy (Croner-i)

11th March: Pressure mounts to speed up progress on autism care (Croner-i)

11th March: Health and social care leaders unite to improve public involvement in research (UK Govt)

14th March: Operational guidance to implement a lifetime cap on care costs (UK Govt)

14th March: Social workers could double time spent with families through more efficient systems, report claims (CommunityCare)

16th March: Mencap works with Holby City to highlight challenges facing some families of people with disabilities (

16th March: University Of Cambridge: Autistic Defendants Are Being Failed By The Criminal Justice System (

17th March: Councils to consider outsourcing assessments to manage impact of cap on care costs (Community Care)

18th March: Learning disability training for all nurses set to be mandated in law (Nursing Times)

18th March: Lancashire home care provider ‘passionate’ about ‘achieving best outcomes’ rated ‘outstanding’ (

18th March: ‘Musicians are waiting in the wings’ to help people with dementia ‘recover’ from the pandemic (

18th March: Over a quarter of social workers faced racism from colleagues or managers in 12-month period, finds survey (Community Care)

18th March: Exclusive: calls for regular boosters after a sharp drop in immunity three to seven months after jabs (The Guardian)

19th March: Care homes ‘could face widespread closures’ under social care reforms (Independent)

21st March: Care home residents, over 75s and immunosuppressed to be offered Spring booster vaccine (

22nd March: House of Lords votes to amend cost of social care cap clause (Croner-i)

22nd March: Guide to the draft MCA code of practice (Community Care)

22nd March: Risk of widespread care home closures due to £850m hole in funding reform, warn councils (Community Care)

24th March: Care providers to receive fairer costs for providing care (UK Govt)

24th March: Sajid Javid outlines ’10-year vision’ for social care at Care England conference (Home Care Insight)

25th March: Local Authorities announced as trailblazers for social care charging reform (UK Govt)

29th March: Cheshire East Council struggling to fill 75 vacant care jobs (Knutsford Guardian)

29th March: Covid testing, social care and care home changes in Wales (Free Press Series)

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