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CQC moves ahead with hidden camera guidance

The inspectorate will publish information to help families and providers considering using covert surveillance

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It’s not good enough for a council to say it cannot guarantee same sex carers

November 17,2014

Local government ombudsman has criticised Warwickshire council for failing to provide a disabled woman with adequate care

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Gold Standards Framework revised to enable more care homes to gain end-of-life accreditation

November 13,2014

The end of life care trainers have created three new pathways in a bid to encourage more residential and nursing providers to gain accreditation

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Service users with dementia and autism most likely to assault social care staff

November 11,2014

A report from Skills for Care finds one in four workers in adult social care have experienced physical abuse in past year

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Striking care workers will vote against a pay increase

November 11,2014

Care UK workers offered a 2% pay rise after 90 days of striking are not celebrating, says Unison rep

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Government to address concerns on ‘diluted’ care home rules

November 7,2014

House of Lords make commitment to review the omission of three existing requirements from the new regulations for care homes

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Social pedagogy approach to learning improves direct work with children

November 6,2014

Exploring theory and concepts through practical activities helped trainees develop fresh approaches to working with young people, tutors explain

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Prosecutions double for abuse or neglect of people who lack capacity

November 5,2014

Number of care workers or carers charged with offences under Mental Capacity Act 2005 reached all-time high in 2013-14

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How the Care Quality Commission is changing the way it regulates social care

November 4,2014

A return to rating services, an end to annual inspections and the introduction of specialist inspectors are among the key changes being made by CQC

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Home care association says councils must pay more as providers struggle to pay minimum wage

November 4,2014

The United Kingdom Homecare Association has called for councils to pay providers more to reflect the recent minimum wage hike

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Care homes ‘lack confidence’ in applying Mental Capacity Act, finds review

November 3,2014

Review of deprivation of liberty safeguards in Wales also finds some adult social care teams have 'very limited' knowledge of safeguards

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A guide to Nice’s new quality standard on medication management in care homes

October 22,2014

The institute is advising care homes to put individuals at 'heart of decisions' on medication and support residents to self-administer wherever possible

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Why social care needs an influx of creative professionals to improve dementia services

October 20,2014

Age Exchange's David Savill makes the case for using the medium of art to improve relationships between residents and staff in care settings

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One in five nursing homes too short-staffed to ensure safe care, finds watchdog

October 16,2014

CQC State of Care report finds standard of social care generally improving but warns of nursing shortage

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Care home’s council contract suspended over failure to support staff

October 16,2014

A Nottingham care home has had its contract with the council suspended after three successive CQC inspections found training and supervision to be lacking

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CQC finds ‘unacceptable’ variation in quality of dementia care

October 13,2014

Nine out of 10 care homes and hospitals had elements of poor or variable care, review by social care regulator finds

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Your guide to the CQC’s new ratings system for adult care services

September 26,2014

Regulator unveils the factors that will determine whether services are rated outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate

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