Adult social care
Councils call for single supply system for PPE
Councils have called for a single system for the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to avoid local government employees being treated as ‘second class workers’.
Economic recovery and reform: the role of community power
The resurgence of community action has been impressive and needs to be seen as a ‘power source’ to build back a better economy, say Tom Lloyd Goodwin and Neil McInroy.
Concerns raised over care home residents' human rights
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has been asked to look into the treatment of people in care homes during the coronavirus pandemic in Wales.
Getting Smarter on Shielding
The Wellbeing Automated Call Service (WACS) is a system that asks people how they are and if they need help - and has already contacted 6,200 people just three weeks in, says Steve Carefull.
Pan-London partnership for PPE launched
A new pan-London partnership has been established to provide personal protective equipment or care homes and other frontline services.
EXCLUSIVE: Government considers bypassing councils to get cash to care providers
The Government is considering bypassing local authorities and channelling extra funding directly to care providers to ease cash flow concerns, The MJ understands.
EXCLUSIVE: Oldham chief in PPE warning
Oldham MBC’s chief executive, Carolyn Wilkins, has warned the issue of personal protective equipment (PPE) will continue for months.
Defective PPE is 'outrageous' says Birmingham leader
Providing frontline healthcare workers with out of date safety gear is ‘frankly outrageous’ and puts them at even greater risk, the leader of Birmingham City Council has told ministers.
Councils face £10bn funding 'black hole'
Councils could be forced to cut billions from social care services due to a £10bn 'coronavirus black hole,' Labour has warned today.
Where are the riskiest places for COVID-19?
During April, the Centre for Progessive Policy’s COVID-19 Health Index examined the systemic vulnerability of local areas alongside the reality of rising case numbers. Ben Franklin highlights the 15 riskiest areas.
Caring where it matters most
Cllr Iain Malcolm says South Tyneside MBC has worked fast to support care homes during the pandemic, but emergency funding ‘falls far short of what we will need to meet additional costs’.
Care home deaths 'an appalling loss of life'
The latest statistics show there were 6,391 deaths in care homes between 10 April and 1 May.
PPE: Sent to the wrong place, delayed and low quality
Supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) are being sent to the wrong location and arriving delayed, according to reports.
Welsh care workers to receive £500 bonus
All care workers in Wales will receive a £500 payment in recognition of their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford has announced.
Jenrick tells councils to pass cash to care providers
Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has told councils to pass on government funding to care providers amid the coronavirus crisis.
Charity launches Care academy
Education charity, The Shaw Trust, has launched a new Care Academy in response to the national skills shortage that has been highlighted during the COVID-19 crisis.
EXCLUSIVE: Pandemic workshops cancelled months before virus
Planned pandemic-preparedness workshops for councils in 2018 were cancelled due to lack of take-up, The MJ reveals
Rising COVID-19 care home deaths
There was a total of 2,905 deaths in English care homes involving coronavirus, up to 17 April, the Office for National Statistic (ONS) has revealed.
PPE supplies to 'run out within days'
Dwindling supplies of vital life-saving personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline care workers will run out within days, the Local Government Association (LGA) warned today.
IPPR calls for pay parity for care workers
Healthcare could face a staffing crisis after it was revealed on in five healthcare professionals are more likely to leave following the pandemic.