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
Everycare West Kent is proud to announce it is entering its fifth year of providing high quality residential care and live in care.
At Everycare we aim to make the process of deciding on care requirements as straight forward as possible whether re-assessing an existing care arrangement or switching to live-in care with its one-to-one ratio of care.
At Everycare we aim to supply as much support and information as we can. All our carers are trained in-house to a high standard and all have enhanced CRB checks.
Care services in England are about to face their biggest change for over half a century.
The Care Act 2014 will change the care industry dramatically and provides rights for those receiving care and those who provide it to their family and loved ones.
The Care Act 2014 lays down standards for access to services from care homes as well as ensuring help in the home for tasks such as washing and dressing.
changes coming into force in England on Wednesday apply only to the care system for older people and younger adults with disabilities.
The Care Act 2014 introduces 4 substantial changes to care provision in England.
Four major changes are being introduced:
- The creation of national eligibility criteria establishing for the first time when someone should be entitled to help – to date, it has been up to councils to set their own criteria
- A duty on councils to offer schemes by which those who need to pay for residential care can get a loan from their local council, which is then paid back from their estate after death
- Giving carers for the first time the same right to assessment and support as the people they care for; before, they had to provide “substantial care on a regular basis” to get an assessment
- Those who pay for care themselves will be entitled to go to councils to get advice and information about the care system.
To help protect people’s assets, a cap on care costs they have to pay for – set at £72,000 for the over-65s – will kick in from April next year. How the cap works for younger people has still to be finalised.
For more information on the changes visit the BBC website.