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What’s new in the care industry? 5 things you might have missed this October

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”

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UKHCA appoints new Senior Care CEO and Chair

The UK Home Care Association announced their new Senior Care CEO — Home Instead’s Martin Jones and chair Dominique Kent, the managing director of The Good Care Group.

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Dementia costs UK businesses £3.2bn every year

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.

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The annual Care Show returned to Birmingham

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…

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The CQC release the State of Social Care report

With the key takeaways focused around access to support, mental health services and addressing a lack of skilled staff, the report is a must-read for anyone in the care industry.

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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?

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