An inquiry into the quality and financial sustainability of adult social care in England has been launched by the Communities and Local Government committee.
The inquiry, which is now open for written submissions, will look at whether local authorities have sufficient funding to meet their statutory duties under the Care Act to assess and meet the needs of people requiring care and support.
The committee’s chair Clive Betts MP, said the inquiry would also look at the role of carers and look at alternative funding models for financing and providing care. It would cover all adult social care provided or commissioned by local authorities and not just the support given to elderly care users.
“Adult social care provides a lifeline to some of the most vulnerable people in society but it is coming under increasing pressure as a result of growing demand and … Read More »
NHS needs to work more closely with nursing homes, says RNHA in wake of National Audit Office report
Nursing homes can play a key role in helping hospitals discharge older patients as soon as they no longer need acute treatment, the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) said at the end of May.
Responding to a recent National Audit Office (NAO) report which calls for radical changes to help tackle delayed hospital discharges of older people to more appropriate care environments, RNHA chief executive Frank Ursell called on the NHS to work more systematically with the adult social care sector.
“By working together in a more co-ordinated manner than is generally the case right now, the NHS and social care would ensure a smooth, swift and efficient transfer of older people from hospital into more appropriate care environments,” he said.
“This would help prevent the daily and progressive loss of muscle function and mobility that inevitably occurs when a frail older person … Read More »
A draft social care has been issued by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and is open for consultation until Tuesday, May 17th.
The guidance, ‘Transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs’, can be found at: