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  • Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 - Loneliness

    Monday, May 9, 2022

    Today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness of and break the stigma of loneliness.
    The Mental Health Foundation describe loneliness as: the feeling we experience when there is a mismatch between the social connections we have and those that we need or want – we think we can all relate to this at some point in our lives.

  • The Centre for Ageing Better is calling on the government to appoint an Older People’s Commissioner for England.

    Thursday, April 7, 2022

    The Centre for Ageing Better is calling on the government to appoint an Older People’s Commissioner for England to protect and promote the rights of older people and to help make England a better place to grow old in. They believe that Society needs a stronger voice to hold the government to account and to counter the ageism that is at the heart of many issues faced by people as they grow older.

  • Staff working in home care organisations will continue to have free access to COVID-19 testing after 1st April

    Wednesday, March 30, 2022

    Staff working in home care organisations will continue to have free access to both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID testing after 1st April however people being cared for in their own home will no longer have free access to testing unless they are eligible for community COVID-19 treatments.

  • Adult Social Care White Paper – People at the Heart of Care

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    The government has published their long awaited white paper on Adult Social Care reform. The white paper, People at the Heart of Care sets out an ambitious 10-year vision for how the adult social care sector will transform support and care in England.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for all Health & Social Care workers including Domiciliary Care Workers from 1st April 2022.

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021

    The Government announced yesterday that all health and social care workers, including volunteers who have face to face contact with service users, will need to provide evidence they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to continue to work in a forward facing health or social care setting from 1st April.

    The regulations will apply to health and social care workers, including domiciliary care workers, doctors, nurses and dentists who have direct, face-to-face contact with people while providing care, unless they are exempt.

  • Adult Social Care Coronavirus (COVID-19) Winter Plan 2021 to 2022

    Friday, November 5, 2021

    The Adult Social Care Coronavirus (COVID-19) Winter Plan 2021 to 2022 sets out the:
    - principal actions that local authorities, NHS organisations and social care providers across all settings (including those in the voluntary and community sector) in England should take this winter
    - key elements of national support available for the social care sector during winter 2021 to 2022

  • Unique, person centred home care service coming soon to Stoke-On-Trent and North Staffordshire

    Friday, October 22, 2021

    A unique, person centred home care service is coming to Stoke-On-Trent and North Staffordshire. Cream Home Care will offer personal care, waking nights, live in care and a range of further services such as companionship, cooking, cleaning, help with shopping, social activities and access to the community including medical appointments.