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Government’s extra £150m for social care is ‘sticking plaster over gaping wound’

The Government has announced an extra £150m for social care which ‘will be allocated according to relative needs’.

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid

However social care chiefs have said it “is not going to make a great deal of difference” and have criticised the extra injection of cash as a “sticking plaster over a gaping wound”.

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, has made the extra money available following publication of the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2018 to 2019.

In a statement to Parliament, he said: “I recognise the need to prioritise spending on social care services that councils provide to our elderly and vulnerable citizens. This is why we announced an additional £2 billion at Spring Budget 2017 for adult social care over the three years from 2017-18. This year we have seen how this money has enabled councils to increase provider fees, provide for more care packages and reduce delayed transfer of care.

“And, having listening to representations since the provisional settlement, I am today announcing a further £150 million in 2018-19 for an Adult Social Care Support Grant. This will be taken from anticipated underspend in existing departmental budgets, and will not affect existing revenue commitments made to local government. This will be allocated according to relative needs and we will expect to see councils use it to build on their progress so far in supporting sustainable local care markets.”

Margaret Willcox, president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), called all money “welcome” and said: “We will make the most of what we get, but considering councils need more than £2bn just to stand still in 2018-19, this is not going to make a great deal of difference.

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Joseph Ndori wins a Dignity in Care Award

Joseph Ndori Everycare Oxford wins home care awardEverycare Oxford is delighted to be able to announce that carer and director Joseph Ndori was nominated  and won an award at the Dignity in Care Awards 2017.

Joseph was nominated by the husband of a client he cares for.

“I have been caring for my wife who developed dementia 5 years ago. My wife is sometimes aggressive but Joseph has such a calming effect on her. He never gets upset with her and my wife responds to his gentle manner. My wife would be back in a home otherwise. He is so gentle with her. I will always be in debt giving me confidence that we can care for her at home.

Being able to care for my wife for the rest of my days is my goal and it will be Joseph that I have to thank for it. When Joseph calls it is like a breath of fresh air.”

The son of the client added “Joseph is very caring and calm. Previous carers did not have the right approach when dealing with my mother …my mother has taken to him.”

The NHS should spend cash on care at home rather than on hospital beds

Cutting hospital beds and using the money for care at home could mean better treatment for patients, according to NHS England’s chief nursing officer.

Prof Jane Cummings states that freeing up the money put into “old and expensive buildings” is one way the health service can improve.

Staying in hospital too long can often make patients more ill, she claims.

The Patients’ Association said social care and the NHS needed to integrate.

Prof Cummings said “outdated models of care” needed to change.

Personalised care

The article is in response to a review set up by the NHS which split England into 44 areas, ordering local managers and councils to come up with sustainability and transformation plans to improve efficiency.

Describing an NHS organisation in Devon, Prof Cummings said: “[It] wants to invest in home-based care, but it struggles because resources are currently tied up in hospital beds.” To read more visit the BBC website

Everycare Eastbourne celebrate 20 years of home care

Everycare are Eastbourne’s longest established privately owned care and nursing agency and on September 15th this year they celebrateEverycare Eastbourne anniversary their 20th anniversary.

Angela Fuller, Everycare’s proprietor who was born and grew up in Eastbourne said ‘There are lots of care companies around and we have seen so many come and go over the years so it’s great that we’re able to celebrate 20 years of being in the business in Eastbourne’

‘We started in 1997 with just two of us in the office with no staff or clients. Now we have a team of 10 in the office, including Louise who started with us 20 years ago, along with 130 care staff and well over 100 clients’

‘So much has changed over those 20 years. Mobile phones were still in their infancy now they are the lifeblood of the industry with more and more technology available to help with rotas and communication’

Everycare have provided home care and nursing services since they opened in 1997 and added a 24 hour live in care service 4 years ago due to people with more complex needs wanting to stay in their own homes rather than go into residential care. With continued pressure on the care industry and NHS this is a service that is showing significant growth.

Angela added ‘We’d really like to say a huge thank you to all our staff, past and present, for all their hard work over the last 20 years. We look forward to continue providing this valuable service to the people of Eastbourne, hopefully for another 20 years!’