May Reading Roundup

May Reading Roundup

4th May: Government urged to bring back Covid funding to stop ‘devastating consequences’ for care sector (

4th May: 17-year-old home care apprentice urges young people to think about career in social care (

4th May: Government failure to consider risks of asymptomatic Covid spread in care homes was unlawful, rules court (Community Care)

10th May: QCS acquired by global risk management firm RLDatix (Home Care Insight)

11th May: Social care vacancy rates continue to rise in April, while filled posts fall (Home Care Insight)

12th May: Care workers pilot learning disability and autism training in teenager Oliver McGowan’s memory (

13th May: 65,000 adults waiting at least six months for assessment as unmet needs mount, warns ADASS (Community Care)

13th May: Half a million people in England waiting for home care and ‘situation is getting worse not better’ (

16th May: Rising concerns over care business closures in 2022, new survey shows (Home Care Insight)

17th May: Training programme launched to support ethnic minority care workers (Home Care Insight)

24th May: Care home residents and staff advised to take up autumn Covid booster (

24th May: RoSPA to combat fall danger with new charity appeal (Home Care Insight)

25th May: Social care reform bill over £10bn higher than estimated, report warns (Home Care Insight)

26th May: Chancellor announces £300 fuel payment for pensioners and £400 energy discount for all households (

30th May: Care staff told to ditch ‘dehumanising’ term ‘service user’ (

30th May: Male care workers say stigma around men working in care ‘is changing’ (

31st May: Reforms would require ‘unfeasible’ boost to social work numbers without system change, says report (Community Care)

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