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News / Care Industry
What’s new in the care industry?
March 16, 2019
Our monthly roundup of latest news, unmissable insight and more…
If you work in social care, home care or offer any kind of care services, we’re here to help you get an easy to read round up of the latest news and insights from the industry.
Making time to read up on all the latest is a luxury you probably don’t have time for — instead, our bite-sized breakdown is here to help!
Take a look at the top news from October below (and if you want to read more, just click the links)…
£500m extra announced for social care
In Her Majesty’s Speech, held on 14 October 2019, The Queen announced: “My Government will bring forward proposals to reform adult social care in England to ensure dignity in old age.” This means that the government will “consult on a 2% precept that will enable councils to access a further £500m for adult social care”
It was reported in October that 259,000 employees had to quit their jobs or cut their hours to care for a relative with dementia. Research from the Alzheimer’s Society suggests the cost of the social care crisis on businesses will rise to £6.3bn by 2040 as the population ages.
If you didn’t make it to The CareShow, we rounded up the top five top things we learned this year, including all about the CareBadge, e-learning with CuppaHQ, the national recruitment campaign and more…
Oh, and in case you missed it… Birdie became a B Corporation!
Birdie became one of just over 200 business in the UK to earn B Corp status this month. Proving our dedication to social responsibility, it’s a testament to how we’re committed to doing good. Find out what becoming a B Corp means and why we’re so excited about it?