Everycare Eastbourne are pleased to announce that Sam Lee will be returning to work after her maternity on the 5th of February.
Due to family commitments she will not be returning to run the Nursing Department. She will be coming back on a part time basis and will be responsible for staff recruitment and HR.
Further to this, we are delighted to announce that Imogen Edwards will continue in her role as Nursing Manager that she has been doing to provide maternity cover for Sam.
Welcome back Sam and congratulations to Imogen!
In the summer a bold statement of intent was published setting out a single view of high quality adult social care. The creation of commissioners, providers, staff, national bodies and people who use services, their families and carers, it was a joint commitment to making a real difference for service users, carers, families and everyone working in the sector. It was called Quality Matters.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) was one of its many contributors. Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care at NICE believes that the delivery of effective and efficient care is dependent upon health and social care services working more closely together. Check out her views on how the system needs to change – Click here
In his announcement today, Damian Green, First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office said that the social care green paper will be published by summer 2018. The green paper will focus specifically on the care of older people and is expected to cover a wide range of issues such as housing, technology and welfare, as well as social care and funding.
In the meantime, the government will be consulting widely with the sector and taking advice from independent experts.
Bridget Warr, UKHCA Chief Executive said:
“Whilst we are disappointed with what appears to be a further delay to the green paper, UKHCA welcomes the plans to consult with the sector. We will be active in providing a strong voice for (and with) homecare providers. UKHCA will be pressing for the green paper to cover a long-term funding solution for all people who use social care services, whether purchased by the state or privately, alongside measures to support workforce capacity and skills.”
Once the green paper is published in summer 2018, it will be subject to a full public consultation.