Social care

The Department of Health works to define policy and guidance for delivering a social care system that provides care equally for all, while enabling people to retain their independence, control and dignity.

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Applying for Capital Grant Scheme funding for hospices

The details of how to apply for funding from the Capital Grant scheme for hospices are now available. The scheme was announced by Paul Burstow, Minister for Care Services in May. … Read more → – Applying for Capital Grant Scheme funding for hospices

Commitments announced on preventing homelessness

A report setting out Government commitments to preventing homelessness is published today by the Ministerial Working Group on preventing and tackling homelessness. ‘Making Every Contact Count: A joint approach to … Read more → – Commitments announced on preventing homelessness

Progress in implementing the 2010 Adult Autism Strategy

The National Audit Office (NAO) sent a memorandum to the Public Accounts Committee during July 2012 in which they say considerable progress has been made in implementing the Adult Autism … Read more → – Progress in implementing the 2010 Adult Autism Strategy

Maternal mental health pathway aims to provide a structured approach

New guidance provides a structured approach on common issues associated with maternal mental health and wellbeing, from pregnancy through the early months after the birth. The Maternal mental health pathway, … Read more → – Maternal mental health pathway aims to provide a structured approach

New online tool to search and compare local care providers

A new tool allowing users to search and compare any Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered home care, residential or nursing home provider is now available online at NHS Choices. The … Read more → – New online tool to search and compare local care providers

Review of national arrangements for providing information and advice to carers

The department has today published a review of the service arrangements for providing information and advice to carers. Access to good information and advice is important in supporting carers to … Read more → – Review of national arrangements for providing information and advice to carers

New disclosure and barring services: updated definition of regulated activity for adults

The government committed to scaling back the Vetting and Barring Scheme and the criminal records regime to common sense levels.  To achieve this the Home Office set up a cross … Read more → – New disclosure and barring services: updated definition of regulated activity for adults