Care home on the brink of collapse
Care homes in the North East have issued a legal warning to North Tyneside council, claiming they could collapse within days without further funding.
Covid-19 care homes deaths 51% higher than estimated
The number of care home residents who have died from coronavirus is more than 50% higher than previously estimated, figures today have revealed.
Johnson announces £600m for infection control in care homes
Councils have welcomed the £600m extra funding for infection control within care homes.
There is an opportunity to dump the centralist approach
Tackling the coronavirus crisis has been held back by a ‘central government know best’ approach, says Heather Jameson.
Chiefs to develop care home resilience plans
Council chief executives will be put in charge of developing and reviewing council-level care home resilience plans.
Critical tool against COVID-19
Steven Pleasant explains how a new ‘local, real-time’ framework lets 10 councils share information on care home pressures in Greater Manchester, ‘allowing us to get mutual help to them’.
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’.
The new frontline of the COVID-19 battle
The new president of ADASS James Bullion calls on the Government and the NHS to protect social care at all costs - and says they need to support the coordination of integrated local approaches to testing, led by councils in partnership with the NHS.
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.
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.
Councils must urgently allocate funding to social care providers, report warns
Funding given to local authorities to deal with the coronavirus crisis must urgently get through to independent adult social care services, a new report has warned.
Safeguard the frontline: practise what you preach
Throughout this crisis, local government has done an extraordinary job, all with just a fraction of their costs covered, writes Heather Jameson. 'But Government must abide by its own mantra. Protect the NHS - and all frontline staff. Save Lives.'
Care home coronavirus deaths quadruple
The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show the number of coronavirus deaths in care homes quadrupled in the week ending 10 April.
Coronavirus testing to be rolled out across social care sector
The Government has pledged to offer testing for coronavirus to all social care staff and care home residents.
Spike in deaths led to fears of care homes crisis
A huge spike in the number of UK deaths has led to fears the pandemic is rife in care homes.
Care providers experience tenfold hike in costs of protective equipment
Suppliers of protective equipment are charging as much as 10 times the normal amount for their products as supplies grow scare, care companies have told the BBC.
Working at pace to deliver social care in a crisis
Durham CC’s focus during the COVID-19 outbreak is on supporting commissioned adult and health services to continue to deliver sustainable high quality care, says Neil Jarvis.
Lawyers warn Deprivation of Liberty safeguards will be 'paralysed' by pandemic
COVID-19 will ‘paralyse’ the system of Deprivation of Liberty safeguards (DoLS), says the organisation for legal and governance council officers.
Tackling ‘two-tier’ access to care in Central Bedfordshire
Central Bedfordshire Council is setting up a wholly-owned company to provide local people with access to high-quality care at a reasonable cost. Julie Ogley explains why the approach is needed.
Robotics in care; a question of trust?
PA Consulting is trialling 'cobots' (collaborative robots) in care settings - and reactions have so far been positive, says Lesley Grant. If the trial is successful, cobots could be an effective way to bridge the care gap, she adds.