Care England articles

  1. Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic – Health and Social Care Committee Report

    9 February 2022

    Article by Abigail Moir, Policy Officer at Care England The Health and Social Care Committee published their ninth report of session 2021-22 on 'Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic'. While the report heavily focused on the backlog that has built up in the NHS due to the pandemic, some recommendations will help support the social care sector. Below we have highlighted where social care is mentioned in the report to see where Care England can get involved and help influence future decisions. Most notably, the report suggested that HEE must be required to publish a five, ten, and twenty-year plan for the social care workforce, an initiative that Care England has continued, and will continue, to call for. Click here to read more

  2. Coronavirus: lessons learnt

    5 February 2021

    On 26th January 2021, Sir Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, attended the Health Select Committee to answer questions on lessons learnt from the pandemic. The session focused on several topics, including the vaccine rollout, NHS waiting time and a long term plan for social care. Click here to read more

  3. ‘How does social care bounce back from COVID-19?’

    18 November 2020

    Webinar summary by the Care England Policy Team. | BDO Not for Profit held a webinar titled ‘How does social care bounce back from COVID-19?’ on Wednesday 14th October. The session was chaired by Helen O’Kane, Partner in BDO's market-leading Healthcare M&A team, and the panel contained four speakers. Avnish Goyal, Chair of Care England and Chair of Hallmark Homes, Nic Lowry, a Senior Investment Manager at Moorfield, Mitesh Shanak, founder of Precious Homes, and Tom Lyons, Managing Director of Black Swan Care Group. Click here to read more

  4. Health Select Committee Social Care report: funding and workforce

    18 November 2020

    Summary by the Care England Policy Team. | The Health Select Committee published it’s report on Social Care: funding and workforce on Thursday 22nd October 2020. This is the first non-COVID related piece carried out by the committee. The report is broken into three sections with a set of recommendations. Care England gave written and oral evidence for this report. Below are the key messages and recommendations: Click here to read more

  5. Coronavirus: Lessons learnt inquiry

    18 November 2020

    Summary by the Care England Policy Team. | On the 13th October, an oral evidence session was held regarding Coronavirus and the lessons learnt from the first wave. This session forms part of a wider joint inquiry being conducted by the Health and Social Care Committee and the Science and Technology Committee. Witnesses at the meeting included the Minister for Care, as well as David Pearson, Chair of the Adult Social Care Taskforce. Click here to read more

  6. Equality and human rights in residential care in England during coronavirus

    18 November 2020

    Summary by the Care England Policy Team. | The report from The Equality and Human Rights Commission, published on 20 October 2020, looks to reflect on the impact Covid-19 has had on those who live in residential care whilst examining the potential risks to equality and human rights in the longer term. Click here to read more

  7. Social Market Foundation report on “A market for residential care services”

    18 November 2020

    Summary by the Care England Policy Team. | In September, the Social Market Foundation published its report on the state of the residential care market. It provided a plethora of interesting insights and conclusion into the adult social care market, including: Click here to read more

  8. NHS Reset: a new direction for health and care

    18 November 2020

    Summary by the Care England Policy Team. | NHS Reset was published on 29th September 2020 and focuses on five areas. Click here to read more

  9. The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England - October 2020

    18 November 2020

    Summary by Care England Policy Team. | Skills for Care published their annual report ‘The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England’ on 21 October 2020. Skills for Care help provide the practical tools and support to help adult social care organisations in England to recruit, retain, develop, and lead their workforce. Click here to read more

  10. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Strategy: Stabilise and build resilience

    18 November 2020

    Written by Care England Policy Team | On 28 September, the Government published its strategy for preparing for a second wave of COVID-19 covering supply and logistics for distribution of PPE. Click here to read more