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  • Is private equity really fit to run care homes?

    Operators hope extra money from council tax will ease pressure caused by falling fees and rising staff costs

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  • Care Home Open Day 2016

    Care Homes Taking Centre Stage with the National Care Homes Open Day 17th June 2016

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  • Consultancy Opportunity with EICA

    EICA are seeking a Consultant to assist with the management of the Association and to undertake strategic planning for the future.  The initial appointment would be for a period of 6 months.  If mutually agreed, this would be extended to an annual contract.  It is expected that core functions would take approximately 1 day per week aggregated over a month.  For further information and a job specification please contact

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  • Skills for Care Workshop - Dementia and diversity

    Date: Thursday 30 June 2016
    Times: 10:00 am start, close TBC
    Venue: Western Homes Football Stadium, Colchester

    This workshop is for managers in all care settings who work with people living with dementia from different cultures and backgrounds such as black, Asian and ethnic minority communities as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

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  • Help CQC improve Customer Experience

    For CQC to do their job well, it’s really important that people tell them about their experience of care.

    By providing them with this information, this helps them improve the overall quality of care in England. It also helps them to prevent poor care and abuse happening to others in the future.

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  • Care Act information gaps preventing timely assessments of need, finds research

    Independent Age research finds councils failing to meet Care Act requirements on information and advice and top-up agreements. Almost a quarter of councils are failing to provide up-to-date online information about Care Act assessments and eligibility criteria, figures released today show

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  • Care Minister announces call for evidence in support of new Carers Strategy

    Alistair Burt, Minister for Social Care and Communities has launched a call for evidence seeking a better understanding of the needs of unpaid carers. How can they be better supported? What services, resources and opportunities do they need to enjoy a happy and healthy life alongside caring?

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  • Red tape is diverting residential homes from caring, review reports

    Government to explore options for cutting bureaucracy after adult care homes tell review of inconsistent monitoring and being overloaded with form filling. The government is to explore ways to reduce red tape in adult residential care after a review found the burden of duplicated paperwork is diverting staff from caring for residents

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  • Council tax rises 'will not cover' social care shortfall

    Planned council tax rises will not bring in enough money to cover the rising cost of social care, local authorities in England warn.

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  • Unpaid carers can't keep on plugging gaps in the NHS and social care

    More people need care than get it, and the gap is growing. Support for family carers is vital. The Care Act  which came into force in April 2015, for the first time puts unpaid carers on an equal footing with those they care for. So what has the impact been on the lives of carers?

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