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2 July

Adult social care services in England ‘unsustainable’ if current budgetary pressures continue

Annual budget survey from Association of Directors of Adult Social Services shows that cash invested in services will reduce by a further 1.9 per cent in 2014-2015 - a sum equivalent to £266m.

02 July, 2014

30 June

Registration of Social Workers and Social Service Workers in Care Services in Scotland

New statutory instrument adds supervisors employed in care at home and housing support services to list of those who are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council.

30 June, 2014

27 June

Review of the National Care Standards in Scotland

Consultation launched seeking views on the proposals for developing new standards that improve the quality of care and protect vulnerable people.

27 June, 2014

26 June

Report from Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People

Today's report sets out a new approach to care of the dying in England based on the needs and wishes of the person and those close to them.

26 June, 2014

Update to charging arrangements for adult social care services

Updated Fairer Charging Policies guidance for non-residential social services and the Charging for Residential Accommodation Guide following judicial review on application of relative’s property disregard during financial assessment of what a person can afford to contribute.

26 June, 2014

20 June

Amendments made to the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

Measures include a new central register of advance statements which record how mentally ill patients want to be treated in the event of them losing the capacity to make their own decisions.

20 June, 2014

17 June

Knowsley council did not review vulnerable man’s situation properly

Local Government Ombudsman finds that council failed man in his 20s with autism, severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour whose mental and physical health deteriorated due to problems with another supported resident in his home.

17 June, 2014

16 June

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Community Care) Regulations 2014

New statutory instrument makes provision to ensure that civil legal services may be provided in relation to community care services which are provided or arranged by clinical commissioning groups.

16 June, 2014

12 June

Bedford care professionals failed to assess man with mental health needs properly

Joint investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman and Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman finds that focus on keeping man in his own home, and failure to properly assess his ability to make decision for himself, led to him 'living in squalor'.

12 June, 2014

Scottish Government launches ‘Carer’s Kitemark’

New scheme to recognise employers who give extra help and support to carers in their workforce as Carer Positive Employers.

12 June, 2014

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