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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New national pledge to improve children’s health and reduce child deaths

A new pledge about making improvements to the health of children and young people has been launched today. The pledge is part of the government’s response to the Children and … Read more → – New national pledge to improve children’s health and reduce child deaths

Infection prevention and control in care homes: information resource published

An information resource and summary for care workers on the prevention and control of infection in care homes has been published. These aim to assist staff in taking all reasonable … Read more → – Infection prevention and control in care homes: information resource published

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy service – fifth annual report

The Department has published the fifth annual report on the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service which also provides an overview of the last five years. It provides statistical information … Read more → – Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy service – fifth annual report

Liverpool Care Pathway independent review: Public call for evidence launched

Members of the public were today invited to share their experiences of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), both good and bad, as part of an independent review being chaired by … Read more → – Liverpool Care Pathway independent review: Public call for evidence launched

Final grant allocations for adults’ personal social services

This letter confirms the final adults’ personal social services (PSS) specific revenue and capital grant funding for local authorities for the periods 2013/14. It also sets out provisional allocations for … Read more → – Final grant allocations for adults’ personal social services

Commission for quality and innovation scheme: data available

Data to support the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation scheme (CQUIN) national goal to ‘improve responsiveness to personal needs of patients‘ is now available via Strategic Health Authority (SHA) cluster … Read more → – Commission for quality and innovation scheme: data available

Alzheimer’s Society launches Dementia Friends information sessions

From today, people across England will be able to sign up for sessions to become a Dementia Friend. Just over 12,000 people have already registered their interest in becoming Dementia … Read more → – Alzheimer’s Society launches Dementia Friends information sessions